The “Cost” of Connection!

1 Corinthians 12:7 “A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other.” The “Cost” of Connection! There are gains that our sensesprefer over others;for Fellowship’s Favor whichour SAVIOUR leads.For to draw nearest CHRISTin the midst of the Bodymeans we must reflect HIMwithout one restraint. Yea, without holding back, sowe […]

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Waiting Up!

Psalm 121:8 “The LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore!” Waiting Up! Quietly sitting before the fire, the older woman slowly picked up an aged, cast iron poker and proceeded to stoke the coals nearly asleep before her. Sparks, startled by the sudden movement, then quickly rose up. As an […]

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Assumption-less Priming

2 Timothy 3:16 “All Scripture is GOD breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness…” Assumption-less Priming Waiting for Silence to be shattered betrays one’s fears or their anger — most pressing. Aggressor or Victim mentality based; so some choose from just one or the other. Then traveling these to the […]

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The Great Uplifting!

Proverbs 8:34 “Blessed are those who listen to ME, watching daily at MY doors, waiting at MY doorway.” The Great Uplifting! The Cross, oh lost soul— searching still, is atLove’s intersection…where bound is Doubt,Confusion and theplans of man’sIntentions. Yes there is where FirstLight was seen whenthese blind eyes HEopened. Oh howdivine are YOURdesigns as signs […]

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Turning Nays into Yeas!

Matthew 5:16 “In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your FATHER in heaven!” Turning Nays into Yeas! Shall naysayers turnupon their ownor scoffers mockthemselves as well… With fist-clenched,shaking cursescrowding pathwaysinto hell? With their darkenedwords dispersed byforce; such verbalshadows castingforth… Can light ignite thesedampened […]

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With Set Affections on High!

Colossians 3:2 “Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.” With Set Affections on High! Oh, take us to heavenas we sing earthlysongs! Flood throughus as tears from oureyes fill YOUR hands… …till wholly enrapturedour souls shall be drawn.Thus we pray by YOURlove to be changed. Restored by Compassion;reborn here while […]

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Lift HIM up!

Romans 12:12 “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer!” Lift HIM up! Oh, how great is theLORD, sing HISpraises! With Thanksgivingand Joy, with bothheart and your voice,lift HIS NAME! Though the enemysteal, sing HIS praises! Though he try todestroy both yourhopes and your voice,keep the Faith! THE LORD shallrestore you, giveHIM […]

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The NOW Crier!

Mark 16:15 “And HE said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the Gospel to the whole creation.” The NOW Crier! Rejoice! Lift high HIS NAME,yea, rejoice!With hearts lifted highest,and voice; lead all those‘round you; sing HIS praises! Because! HE put songswithin us…because!The Hope of our callingis CHRIST; so raise yeHIS banners! HE’s […]

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Awaiting Hope’s Height!

Psalm 39:7 “And now, O LORD, for what do I wait? my hope is in YOU!” Awaiting Hope’s Height! Deepest emotion flows from broken wells. From fragmented cisterns and reservoirs — fractured. Else all is contained in one’s battle-scarred heart with unreleased depths yet unharmed and un-raptured. Therefore — together GOD has allied us; till […]

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WHEN…to move!

Micah 7:7 “But as for me, I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the GOD of my salvation; my GOD will hear me!” WHEN…to move! Waiting in Silence,willing to learn…Without speaking thesethoughts or releasinga word. Mirroring statues asreflective glass…Choosing only to movewhen our Sovereign decides. Oh! Would that were trueand we’d stood […]

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LIGHT Expectancy!

Isaiah 60:1 “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you!” LIGHT Expectancy! As the Dew covered each new blade of grass, those which sprung up with the Dawn… …so she was reminded of newness in life because of CHRIST.  Every morning she’d awaken and rise from […]

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HIS Presence Answers!

Psalm 34:4 “I sought the LORD, and HE answered me; HE delivered mefrom all my fears.” HIS Presence Answers! Present prayer asks forYOUR SPIRIT’srestocking;refilling our vesselsbefore the Dawn breaks. Present prayer insiststhat our knees be bent low…prostrate for HIS SPIRIT’srestoring of oil. As such, present prayeris doubtlessly answeredeach morning when sunrisefinds us…in YOUR WORD! As […]

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Remembering HIS Promises!

John 14:3 “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with ME that you also may be where I am.” Remembering HIS Promises! As a wretch scarred by Leaven yet destined for heaven; un-enviably broken more times than remembered, Still HIS mercies are clearest, […]

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Wind Waiting!

John 20:22 “And when HE had said this, HE breathed on them and said, “Receive the HOLY SPIRIT.” Wind Waiting! When the cool of the day overwhelms a soul and the waves of HIS SPIRIT flood through them… Then Surrender’s reward is to bask in HIS presence! What Joy without equal — with HIM! Thus […]

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The Wait-less Line!

Psalm 118:8 “It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.” The Wait-less Line! At the doctor’s;with reasonsand symptoms to shareSitting patiently,waiting…our pains to explain. In the moment;over Time…so many beforein their officeswatchingthe hours crawl past. Then when we’re calledwe give thanks!But! Just for secondsthey try to relatewith us…until we’re […]

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Bowing Lower, Lifted Higher!

James 4:10 “Humble yourselves in the sight of the LORD, and HE will lift you up.” Bowing Lower, Lifted Higher! There’s no other option when failing completely than Total’s surrender. In the spiritual setting, then kneeling in Forfeit brings Victory’s Height! So Self! Quickly give all at the feet of the LORD and HE shall […]

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Leaving the Lesser!

Philippians 3:13 “Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead…” To our GOD! Leaving the Lesser! I’ve had to leave my past behind and act like nothing happened while a thousand cheeks I turned because […]

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Serving CHRIST Alone!

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 […]

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Pushing Back, Pressing Through!

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 […]

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The Upsides-Down Funnel!

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 […]

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Kneeling in Motion!

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 […]

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At The Sheep Crossing!

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 […]

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Preaching under Water!

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 […]

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Hear Creation’s Cry!

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, […]

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HIS Spoken Arms — Uplifting!

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 […]

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The Septuagint’s Anchor!

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 […]

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Choose you this day!

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 […]

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The Unspoken Prayer!

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 […]

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