Simply Starting, Pressing Deeply!

Ephesians 4:15 “Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into HIM WHO is the Head, into CHRIST…” Simply Starting, Pressing Deeply! Simplicity’s wordsboth brief and conciseare valuable toolsfor those learning. HIS message does notbring “baggage”, as such,nor for harsh repetitionwith Pride. So “simple” is best whenbeginning to trainyet […]

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Giving HIS Bread of Grace!

John 6:35 “JESUS said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to ME will not hunger, and he who believes in ME will never thirst.” Giving HIS Bread of Grace! Do not forget GOD’s gift of gracebecause for sinners stumbling…HIS perfect power helps weakened faithand draws them from their troubles. With […]

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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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Those Blessed Bonds!

Ecclesiastes 4:9 “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor.” Those Blessed Bonds! Confession proceedsForgiveness…and before both:admission of Sin. This Knowledge as suchbirths Regretin all who, to CHRIST,have submitted. Then freedom in JESUSwe have where HIS“chains” are gainedthrough surrender. Released to Constraintin HIS steps, unboundare we foundthen — rejoicing! […]

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Reflecting GOD’s Love!

Psalms 94:18 “When I said, my foot slips; YOUR mercy, O LORD, held me up!” Reflecting GOD’s Love!! We’re so far in the holefrom loving anotherthe way that the LORD did.As such, our true colors…feel darker with Timewhen each fool again stumbles….so often at crossroads of Conflict. But HIS love reaches down;lifting us from such […]

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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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At THIS Time Tomorrow!

Job 23:10 “But HE knows the way that I take; when HE has tested me, I shall come forth as gold.” At THIS Time Tomorrow! The midnight hour passingmeans Daylight draws closer.With Slumber o’erwhelming,one joyously fades. For the Day has been spentwithout Debit’s subtractions.As such, in CHRIST’s stepsthey — securely — are found. Yea absent […]

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The Surrendered Disciple!

Titus 2:14 “…WHO gave HIMSELF for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for HIMSELF a people for HIS own possession, zealous for good deeds.” (Us also…HIS disciples!) The Surrendered Disciple! So one beginsby pressing into disciplinetheir senses. When held, their jewelmost priceless: Proved!Is CHRIST WHO rules.Then! Victory! With hearts well […]

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HIS Living Transitions!

1 John 3:2 “Beloved, we are GOD’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when HE appears we shall be like him, because we shall see HIM as HE is.  HIS Living Transitions! Only CHRIST’s resurrection from Death’s wretched tomb paved The WAY through HIS blood — […]

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With “Blinders” of Grace!

2 Timothy 4:7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith!” With “Blinders” of Grace! Souls wish to be freed from past memories; from former things broken which still scar their hands. With a prayer for new flesh and a canvas unstained yet our mirrors still reflect […]

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Kneeling in The Water!

John 7:38 “He who believes in ME, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’” Kneeling in The Water! In HIS words which matter, GOD constantly bathes us; Yea, under Life’s fountain of verses o’erflowing…  …so found there our souls; over- come yet not drowning for CHRIST’s living water […]

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CHRIST’s Present Peace!

John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you, MY peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” CHRIST’s Present Peace! Basking before HIM means those in the light of WHO CHRIST is…are at rest. Reclining in HIS presence, […]

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Consistency’s Pursuit!

Luke 9:62 “JESUS said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of GOD.” Consistency’s Pursuit! Trying to retrofit your past into the present moment is only successful if it’s implementing an already established, and growing solid walk with CHRIST …into an even greater […]

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Haste without Hate!

Proverbs 10:12 “Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.” Haste without Hate! As rubber bands stretching in Noon-Day’s extremes where Hate’s heat melts Love’s kindness, disfiguring hearts… …this dream of mine surges; Still! Onward — extending — expectant through all…as HE purposed us be! So though Life’s compassion seems waning — devolving; […]

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Seed Stretching!

Philippians 2:15 “That you may be blameless and innocent, children of GOD without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, amongst whom you shine as lights in the world…” Seed Stretching! Lush green meadows hide their root structures beneath a vast, soil cover. Being fertile and fruitful so grows it’s expanse given […]

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Once Again — Heaven!

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 […]

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This Waiting Moment!

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 […]

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Freely Bound!

1 Peter 2:16 “Act as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as bondslaves of GOD.” Freely Bound! Holding fast onto CHRIST makes one loosed from this world. In HIS chains we find freedom as children of GOD. In the bonds of HIS service, our hearts […]

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WHOSE Soul!

Judges 10:16 “So they put away the foreign gods from among them and served the LORD.. And HIS soul could no longer endure the misery of Israel.” WHOSE Soul! None other can purchase redemption for no one is righteous — not one. Besides!  CHRIST our SAVIOUR and SHEPHERD we know because HE changed our hearts […]

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The WORD’s Warnings…

Luke 6:45b “For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” The WORD’s Warning…  People whose heart-filled abundance speaks Slaughter are blind to the blood stains found covering their frame. Due to Pride, they are blunt with the cuts their words cause and devoid of compassion; thus deaf to one’s pain. So beware, […]

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With Both Hands and Whole Heart!

Zephaniah 3:17 “The LORD your GOD is in your midst, a victorious warrior. HE will exult over you with joy, HE will be quiet in HIS love, HE will rejoice over you with shouts of joy!” With Both Hands and Whole Heart! The “Forsaking all others!” command filters Dross… the extras, the demons, those little […]

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Inseparably Sided!

Deuteronomy 31:8 “The LORD is the ONE WHO goes ahead of you; HE will be with you. HE will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed!” Inseparably Sided! While the eternal light beckons, so too does the darkness…while there is still Time and moments keep passing. While HIS call keeps […]

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Saint Elsewhere!

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 […]

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The Great Unpacking!

Matthew 6:21 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” The Great Unpacking!  “Are you ready to meet Jesus?” was HIServant’s outcry, “…because I see your suitcases filled with this life.” “To the last bag, o’erwhelming, so are your possessions  found stuffed in like gold which you hoard as obsessions.” And such […]

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“Am I”, the Sinner…

Romans 5:10 “For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to GOD by the death of HIS SON, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by HIS life.” “Am I,” the sinner… A statement — unquestioned reminds what is known though it goes without mention.  Thus! “I AM”, the VICTOR […]

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THE Only WAY!

Hosea 4: 6 “MY people perish from a lack of knowledge.” THE Only WAY! Indifference is “sameness” as though one of a dozen; As if “template stamped cookies” which mirror each other. Thus Difference IS contrast: Unique and Uncopied! As such, YHWH’s plans can’t — by darkness — be changed! Now choose ye HIS WORD […]

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“Fit In!”

1 Corinthians 12:18 “But now [as things really are], GOD has placed and arranged the parts in the Body, each one of them, just as HE willed and saw FIT [with the best balance of function].” Fit In! When seeds grow togetherSide by side — entwined closelytheir sprouts will unite— becoming one stock. But when […]

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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. […]

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