Luke 9:23 “And HE said to all, “If anyone would come after ME, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow ME.” Serving CHRIST Alone! Our selfish ambition outside HIS — aligned…appears in lock step but its walk isn’t right. It serves as this says. “May Self seize every credit.” Yet […]Read More Serving CHRIST Alone!
Proverbs 23:18 “Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off!” Pushing Back, Pressing Through! Drawing nearto THEE FATHERsincerely and often,Is not without struggle. Companionto our footprintscomes also detractors,both human and spirit. Oppressionconfronts usfrom each side of the veiland sometimes — increases. But YOU say“Come close to ME.Filter all that you […]Read More Pushing Back, Pressing Through!
Matthew 5:12a “Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven…” The Upsides-Down Funnel! What we see endingis this life’s pretenseat the end of the funnelwhich GOD’s own hands formed. That rapturous instantappears as a sliver;microscopically measuredas if Breath were no more. But! It’s not final norfinished for us!There’s no first nor a […]Read More The Upsides-Down Funnel!
Ephesians 3:14 “For this reason I bow my knees before the FATHER…” Kneeling in Motion! Resigning to CHRIST as your LORD in this life makes the greatest of gains. For only HE saves, having conquered the grave. Consequently, Fear died. What glorious advancement in steps one takes backwards…no more questioning GOD. No more contrary thoughts […]Read More Kneeling in Motion!
John 10:16 “And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear MY voice; and there will be one flock and one SHEPHERD…” At the Sheep Crossing! The peer of unsuspecting souls is sightless Faith — misguiding. GOD’s Way looks often darkened then to pilgrims […]Read More At The Sheep Crossing!
John 7:37 “Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink!” Preaching under Water! Come to the Well, there lower your heart. Soak beneath living water; whilst drinking HIM in. There find The LORD; there drench […]Read More Preaching under Water!
Psalms 66:4 “All the earth worships YOU and sings praises toYOU; they sing praises to YOUR NAME! Selah.” Hear Creation’s Cry! Reeling and tossing like storm driven waves, the Earth is convulsing as YHWH draws near. Creation – expectant then watching and waiting, becomes more intense with its movements — pulsating. It’s voices thus echo, […]Read More Hear Creation’s Cry!
Romans 10:17 “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the WORD of CHRIST!” HIS Spoken Arms — Uplifting! Their eyes scanned each page;desperate for the right wordswhich were already printed —though still bound within. Locked inside of hearts fracturedyet searched they — relentless.Expectant for phrases both soothing…and healing. Through scars being formedwhich were clouding […]Read More HIS Spoken Arms — Uplifting!
1 John 2:6 “…the one who says he abides in HIM ought himself to walk in the same manner as HE walked.” Standing Together, Walking in Step! See how deeply HIS footprints engulf our Life’s steps. Yet the fit is secured for both parent and child. Although finite we are in CHRIST’s hands as Creation…HIS […]Read More Standing Together, Walking in Step!
Acts 17:11 “Now the Bereans were more noble-minded than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if these teachings were true.” The Septuagint’s Anchor! Stories are often misleading; combining misguided word phrases on pages. Through the World’s printed papers then spinning such tales; their […]Read More The Septuagint’s Anchor!
This present flood of wickedness causes neither surprise nor fear in those faithfully watching for CHRIST. As such, these steadfast pillars still disguised as broken vessels, are the most readied to rally the Body. For many pulpits today only house white-washed cutouts. In them there’s no substance nor rigid backbone to support others, let alone […]Read More Choose you this day!
Romans 8:27 “Now HE WHO searches the hearts knows what the mind of the SPIRIT is, because HE makes intercession for the saints according to the will of GOD.” The Unspoken Prayer! Gracious LORD JESUS, How great is YOUR faithfulness to each and every child YOU’ve called! We long for YOUR appearing and also press […]Read More The Unspoken Prayer!
Isaiah 60:1 “Arise, shine, for your Light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you!” Reawaken the Redeemed! To those unbelieving, Life’s curtain is falling with such rapid force, it shall crack hardened ground. But given their lack of Faith’s understanding, they’ll stumble headlong till as shattered — they’re found. But GOD […]Read More Reawaken the Redeemed!
1 Corinthians 2:9-10 : “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what GOD has prepared for those who love HIM — but GOD has revealed it to us by HIS SPIRIT!” The Funneling Effect! When the funnel of Life narrows downwards, it’s not as though Death can show us to […]Read More The Funneling Effect!
Ephesians 6:18 “With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the SPIRIT, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints…” HIS “Choice” Vessels! A soulful petition from one amongst many with countless, in tandem, their prayers — uplifting. Yet this heart’s expression exceeded […]Read More HIS “Choice” Vessels!
John 16:33 “These things I have spoken unto you, that in ME you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world!” From the Heart of our KING! Redemptive versus Unforgiven; Sin’s status with two sides. Though dead to it, as Scripture states, we […]Read More From the Heart of our KING!
Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you…” Once Again — Heaven! We shall sing of YOUR excellent greatness; with our words filled exalting YOUR NAME! YOUR praise will be heard from our lips with each breath as before THEE our songs have […]Read More Once Again — Heaven!
Matthew 24:44 “Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” The second hand hurries! The minute hand flies; the hour hand points to this moment… …where second hand thoughts and minutia abound; yet our focus must center on Time. For now we do well […]Read More This Waiting Moment!
2 Samuel 7:28 “Now, O LORD GOD, YOU are GOD, and YOUR words are truth, and YOU have promised this good thing to YOUR servant.” Unquestionably Then! Why have Answers — so vague — met with Questions — direct? Why is Truth now cast down and replaced by Deceit? Where has Justice been banished and […]Read More Unquestionably Then!
Hebrews 10:23 “Let us hold fast to the hope we profess, for HE WHO has promised…IS Faithful!” Just as HE Promised! As a fire which melts; as Ice next to flames. so HIS presence transforms every pain in this life. To know then the “Why?” such discomforts still rage; this then the “Day’s question” if […]Read More Just as HE Promised!
Philippians 3:20 “But our citizenship is in heaven, and we eagerly await a SAVIOUR from there, the LORD JESUS CHRIST…” Saint Elsewhere! Would you save a page of music over sparing the life of its author? Would you favor receiving the LORD’s grace alone…without sharing it also with others? Would you cling to chains of […]Read More Saint Elsewhere!
Psalm 62:5 “For GOD alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from HIM!” The Constant Craving! For liberty soon shall your captors plead, once CHRIST WHO is our MASTER speaks! Just by HIS words shall tables turn when HE returns to set things right! So with HIS Hallalujah fire, sing with […]Read More The Constant Craving!
Psalms 27:13 “I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living!” (Let Freedom Ring!) Let TRUTH be Told! This tale of Truth compares sides of a coin… by measuring pow’r and endurance. Retelling HIS story, eternally perfect, so are we reminded of WHOSE power reigns. […]Read More
2 Peter 3:17 “You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness…” Proving the Dreamer… Too “closely held bovines” plague “dim lights” in church pews. “Sacred cows” such hold onto with “world-like” devotion. If questioned, […]Read More Proving the Dreamer…
Zechariah 14:4 “On that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a great valley, with half the mountain moving to the north and half to the south.” The Next Footprints! Since there’s nothing new […]Read More The Next Footprints!
John 12:25 “He that loves his life shall lose it; and he that hates his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.” With the Beginning in Mind! Release your grip, oh Pilgrim; Release your grasp, oh self. Cast off all of Want’s attentions which are bound to “Here and Now”. For CHRIST’s […]Read More With the Beginning in Mind!
Matthew 24:46 “Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing!” Just CHRIST! So much of my steadfast belief comes by Faith. Coupling verses and prayer, so stand I in CHRIST. Not as one with all knowledge and answers for all…but as someone decidedly fixed upon GOD. As tomorrow’s injustice […]Read More Just CHRIST!
Psalm 91:7-8 “A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look, and see the reward of the wicked.” When Justice Stands! In Justice, we find the payment for crimes. Injustice we see often happens instead. So […]Read More When Justice Stands!
Matthew 25:23 “His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master!” Divinely Distracted! LORD JESUS, our prayers are lifted this hour, before YOU our praise comes entwined! In the midst of Life’s madness, […]Read More Divinely Distracted!
Philippians 1:9-10 “And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of CHRIST…” Given: CALVARY! What blessed release; what relief brings our SAVIOUR! Though once crushed and defaced, yet […]Read More GIVEN: CALVARY!