You Are My Hiding Place

“You are my hiding place; you shall preserve me from trouble;

“You shall surround me with songs of deliverance.”

Selah

Psalm 32:7

“You shall hide them in the secret place of Your presence from the plots of man; you shall keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.”            Psalm 31:20

“Then they took up stones to throw at Him; but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.”                  John 8:59

Pure Milk

“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15

“Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.” 1 Peter 2:1-3

“Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.” John 17:17

Father, the key to Your heart is in Your word.  Thank You for loving us and giving us all life and purpose in You.

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Draw Near To God

“But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all Your works.” Psalm 73:28 (NKJV)

“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.” James 4:8

Jesus

“He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.” John 14:21

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Jesus Christ plus Nothing

a saved man testified.

“Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace, according to Your word; for my eyes have seen Your salvation which You have prepared before the face of all peoples,

“A light to bring revelation to the gentiles, and the glory of Your people Israel.” prays Simeon in Luke 2:29-32 (NKJV)

“All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.”  states the disciple John in John 1:3

“And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His named JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.” The angel prophesies to Joseph in Matthew 1:21

“I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys to Hades and of Death.” says Jesus in Revelation 1:18

 

Consider This

“When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained,

“What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him?” Psalm 8:3-4 (NKJV)

Jesus asks, “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.” Matthew 6:28-29

This reminds me of the happy Worship song: “I Consider You.”

“Thee is no wisdom or understanding or counsel against the Lord.” Proverbs 21:30

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Don’t Lose Heart

“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” Galatians 6:9 (NKJV)

“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.” Jesus says in John 14:1

“I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

“Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the Lord!” David writes in Psalm 27:13-14

“Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.” Proverbs 31:30

Power Pack – Holy Spirit

People talk about spirits, but do we know the Holy One?

“However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.” explains Jesus in John 16:13 (NKJV)

“For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.” Paul preaches in Romans 8:2

“The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding,  the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.” Isaiah 11:2

“But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.” Romans 8:11

“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.” Jesus says in John 14:26

“And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.” Ephesians 4:30 (NIV)

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Baptism – Refreshed

“All my springs are in You.” Psalm 87:7

“Then Peter said to them, ‘Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:38.

“Praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.”             Acts 2:47.

Second time: ‘taking a splash’ in the redemptive waters of Jesus Christ. Praise God, Hallelujah! Jesus says, ‘Come to Me,’ hallelujah! Thank You, Jesus. Thank You, Father for new life, new walk and new friends.

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“Don’t Ever Doubt Me”

God told a friend.

Yikes, if He said this to us, it would be the end of our doubting, correct?

He dared not pray it aloud; that he wanted some manifestation of God being in charge,  what with his little brother dying at age 3 and other tragedies in his family’s life. But God knew his thoughts and answered him.

Then the Lord said to me, ‘You have seen well, for I am ready to perform My word.'”

Jeremiah 1:12 (NKJV)

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord God is with you wherever you go.”                        Joshua 1:9

“In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.”         Jesus states in John 14:2

Stop and Smell the Rose

“I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.” Song 2:1 (NKJV)

“I am the Vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” Jesus says in John 15:5.

“He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.” 1 Peter 1:20-21.

“For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth…” Colossians 1:16

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