Archive for October 2019

In The House

2 Kings 4:2   “What shall I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in the house?” When confronted by all kinds of challenges that are designed to detour, delay or destroy our destiny we can often feel overwhelmed and on the brink of hopelessness.  In such instances reminding ourselves that we belong to…

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With All Boldness

Acts 4:29 “…..grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word”. One of the most glaring distinctive traits of the early disciples of Jesus was boldness!  Whereas prior they were insecure, intimidated and fearful; as a result of the empowerment by the Holy Spirit (Acts 2), they become bold as lions.…

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Acceptable Words

Psalms 19:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer. Words have great power, they can sustain and strengthen or sink us!  David and other Psalmist as did Solomon penned a lot about words.   Our words have power to bring…

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His Great Faithfulness

Lamentations 3:23 They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. “Great is Thy Faithfulness, O God my Father. . . .”  These opening words to an old hymn have proven true throughout the ages, even before Thomas Chisholm penned them in 1925.  The entire hymn unveils the heart of the Father toward the apex of…

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All Things, Really?

Phil. 4:13   I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. It’s interesting how we can read something, especially scripture, viewing a particular portion or even a few words in a verse and then come to understanding while seeing that same portion from another perspective. For many years my focus on this particular verse was…

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Blessing The Lord?

Psalms 103:1, 2   Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Think of it, the Creator of the universe encourages us to “bless” Him.  If there’s breath in you, you have the opportunity to bless the One Who…

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Pleasing Him!

Heb. 13:20, 21  Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be…

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Hope!

There’s a marked contrast between what is often referred to as “hope” in our contemporary culture and what the scriptures mean.  The cultural understanding is little more than a transitory, evasive “wish” contrasted with Biblical hope as being resulting in steadiness and assurance based on the Word of God. Near the close of Paul’s letter…

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Benefits

Eph. 3:9  and to make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ. One of the factors that often determine employment opportunities are the “benies” or “benefits”.  For the saint of God there are benefits that are discovered…

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Encourage Yourself

1 Samuel 30: 6  But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God. Being connected and committed to a life-giving Body of Christ is essential for ongoing maturity and strength.  Maintaining focus is a challenge, especially when we’re faced with a situation that we must deal with.  David found himself in such a situation as leader;…

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