Tuesday, December 30, 2014

"FIT" FOR THE NEW YEAR?

And our need for Him
translates into TRUST.
Every hour of every day.
The only life fit for our King.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

CHRIST IN YOU

Christianity is Christ.
Christ in you.
Trust Him to live through you.
Colossians 1:27; 2:6-7

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

FOUNDATIONS

Spiritual understanding
is a huge advantage for children
to prepare them for life.
The benefits of joy
last a lifetime.
(3 John 1:4)

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

HIGHER WAY

 
There is a higher way. 
Seek to KNOW CHRIST, 
to understand all that the Divine Lover of your soul 
accomplished in the purpose of God for you.
Your heart will respond 
with loving, trusting devotion to Him. 
You will begin to be freed 
from things unworthy of Him, 
releasing you into the kind of 
captivating intimacy 
and mutual delight
that only true lovers know.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

THANKSGIVING

Let us love Him daily
with words
from thankful hearts!
Psalm 107:1; Hebrews 13:15

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

NEVER STOP DRINKING

 Christ Himself invites us to 
come to HIM and DRINK.
Drink in His love;
experience the joy He has over you.
Savor His joy and peace.
Don't just study Him.
TAKE HIM IN.
He is DRINK that quenches
and satisfies
every longing
of our heart.
 Never stop drinking
from the fountain of His life.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

GOD'S APOTHECARY

 The love of Christ
is better than 
any tonic,
any drug,
any elixir,
any patent,
any intoxicant,
any immunization.
His love is BETTER THAN LIFE.
 He is easy to love.
We can fall in love with Him
and find the life 
we've always yearned for
because He is already
in love with us
for all eternity.
 1 John 4:19

 


Thursday, November 6, 2014

MUCH MORE

The promise in Luke 11:13 
is for BELIEVERS 
(those of us who have the indwelling Holy Spirit)
inviting us into a greater measure
of His Spirit,
for an OVERFLOW of power 
and passion,
MUCH MORE joy 
and life.
 But we must fervently and continually
ASK, SEEK, KNOCK
(Luke 11:9).

And we SHALL RECEIVE in this one gift,
ALL OTHER GIFTS.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

PRAY AND VOTE

Vote November 4th
and pray for America.
The spirit of antichrist has been active
since the 1st century (1 John 4:3) 
and will increase 
as the return of Christ
draws near.
However, please pray
that the Lord will turn back the tide of evil,
bring repentance and revival,
cause mercy to triumph over judgment, 
and change the course of this great nation. 
(Please feel free to share or re-post.)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

TRICK OR TREAT?

Answers to questions
of morality 
and of Christianity
and of truth itself
are good things. 
But let's not be tricked
into letting mere answers
take the place of the living Christ.
Only He will bring us joy
and satisfy our hearts
forevermore.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

BETTER IS...

Our minds learn much
 ABOUT God,
but it is the Holy Spirit
Who REVEALS God to us 
so that we may truly
KNOW Him
personally and intimately. 
We are created to depend
on God's Spirit 
for life-giving 
encounters with the living Christ
throughout our walk with Him.
What no eye has seen,
nor ear heard, 
nor any man's heart imagined --
GOD REVEALS TO US BY HIS SPIRIT.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

GOD'S ANSWER

 Christ alone fulfilled 
all requirements of obedience
and obtained on our behalf
every promise 
God ever made to His own.
Praise His name!
 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

HEAD AND HEART

Both are needed.
It is important
to read the Word
and feed our minds
with truth
and sound doctrine.
But we also need 
the ministry of the Holy Spirit,
for He alone can take the Word
and penetrate our hearts with it,
bring it to life in us,
 and make it burn in us
as He reveals and illuminates 
Christ Himself
to our innermost being.
1 Cor. 2:9-13
1 John 2:27

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

SEEING CHRIST

Never be satisfied
with a dim
revelation of Christ,
or a mere 
intellectual grasp
of Him.
Ask the Father 
for Holy Spirit enlightenment
continually 
as you read His Word
(Eph 1:17-18).
Seeing Christ is the secret
to all of life.


 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

BELIEVING FREE

Many of us believers
have areas of our lives
where we are 
not free. 
Something from our past 
controls us,
 Beloved,
there is always a LIE
behind every oppression,
a lie that we are BELIEVING. 
Ask the Holy Spirit
to expose the lie,
and let Him replace it 
with the truth;
He will unlock your past
and set you free.
John 8:32

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

RELIGIOUS LIES

Meditate in the book of Romans
and know what Christ
has done with your sin. 
Watch your trust in Him
begin to GROW. 

Monday, September 1, 2014

A MIGHTY FORTRESS

A MIGHTY FORTRESS IS OUR GOD. 
The words of this ancient hymn 
mean more now to me than ever. 
(There are more verses if you care to look it up.) 
It is said that this hymn 
was sung by many an oppressed Christian 
forced into exile or facing martyrdom. 
Believer, be encouraged 
by the REIGN of OUR MIGHTY GOD.

Monday, August 25, 2014

NEW AND LIVING WAY

EVERY promise,
EVERY blessing,
and EVERY gift of God
is wrapped up in this ONE GIFT,
the Holy Spirit. 
Acknowledge 
and trust Him daily
for power 
to love and obey,
to overcome sin,
to pray the will of God,
to discern truth from error,
and to know and understand
the things of God.
 


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

RUFFLED

Easy to get ruffled
by the culture we live in.
But as Christ suffered for us,
we are called to share in the suffering 
of our rejected Savior
until He returns exalted as King.
He alone is worthy.

Monday, August 4, 2014

PULLING DOWN STRONGHOLDS

We must renew our minds.
Be intentional 
every day
about believing and speaking
the truth 
of who you are,
and grow in strength
and confidence
and freedom,
and bring Christ glory.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

GREATER THAN FEAR

Fear is overcome
by the only power that is greater:
the love of God.
 It involves KNOWING and BELIEVING 
His love FOR YOU.
KNOW His love by revelation and experience.
BELIEVE His love by fully embracing it,
relying on it,
and resting in it.
This is the truth
that sets us free
 from fear.
John 8:32
1 John 4:16, 18
 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

WATCH WHAT HAPPENS

 Only God's Spirit of love,
which we have been given,
can set hearts free from fear 
and everything
that keeps them
from being whole
and able to love in return
(2 Timothy 1:7)

Monday, July 21, 2014

FIRST, IT HURTS

Once truth
enters our heart
it can do its work
of healing
and freeing
and making us whole. 
Both the wounding
and the healing
are gifts 
and works 
of God's grace.
 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

SIN'S ANTIDOTE

And how do we desire Christ?
Meditate on Who He is
and what He has done
until it ignites a passion
in our hearts for Him.
Only the Gospel
has the power
to transform our hearts
like this.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

DOES IT REALLY MATTER...?

Getting to know and rely on
the love of our Father (1 John 4:16)
is meant to eliminate
E-N-D-L-E-S-S 
S-T-R-I-V-I-N-G
to be accepted and approved
by people.
It is meant to free us
from dependence on
the good opinions
of others
so we can love them
as we are loved by God.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

FALSE GOSPEL

Christ didn't give us a system
of right and wrong to follow.
He gave us LIFE.
He gave us HIMSELF.
He gave us HIS SPIRIT
that transforms our heart
to desire after Him,
and to trust Him.
Moralism is a false Gospel
that has turned many from 
Christ the way, the truth and the life.