Lead Me to the Cross

April 23, 2017


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Lead me to the cross
Where Your love poured out
Bring me to my knees
Lord I lay me down
Rid me of myself
I belong to You
Lead me, lead me to the cross ….

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Galatians 2:20 NASB … I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.
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There is new life in surrender to the cross
Die to self
Be crucified with Christ
And LIVE
Walk in the newness of His life! –Rom 6:4
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“I have now concentrated all my prayers into one, and that one prayer is this, that I may die to self, and live wholly to Him.”

– Charles Spurgeon{from: Christian Devotional}

Showers of Blessing = King’s Smile

April 22, 2017

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Ezekiel 34:26-27 AMPC … And I will make them and the places round about My hill a blessing, and I will cause the showers to come down in their season; there shall be showers of blessing [of good insured by God’s favor].

Showers of blessing
Around His Holy Hill
Soft gentle rain
To refresh and fill –Ps 107:9
In the King’s smile
Mercy new
Coming down from above –Ja 1:17
Life renewed
With goodness satisfied –Ps 103:5
Give thanks to the Lord
For His steadfast unfailing love!Ps 107:8

Proverbs 16:15 NLT … When the king smiles, there is life; His favor refreshes like a gentle rain.

Lamentations 3:22-23Through the LORD’S mercies we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. 23 Great is His faithfulness; His mercies new – begin afresh each day!
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COME into His presence{reign} TODAY!

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Word Study

From: NetBible Ezek 34:26
*“showers of blessing.” Abundant rain, which in turn produces fruit and crops (v. 27), is a covenantal blessing for obedience (Lev 26:4).

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His Gentleness Makes Great!

April 20, 2017

Matthew 11:28-30 AMPC … Come to Me[Jesus], all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.] Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls. For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good—not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant), and My burden is light and easy to be borne.

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I AM gentle and humble in heartMt 11:29
I give you the shield of salvation
The shield of victory/deliverance
I AM your help
I AM your shield – your exceedingly great reward –Gen 15:1
Come to Me
Fear not –
You will be upheld by My mighty right hand –
Isa 41:10
Let My gentleness enlarge your life!
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2 Samuel 22:36 NKJV … You have also given me the shield of Your salvation; Your gentleness has made me great.

Psalm 18:35 NKJV … You have also given me the shield of Your salvation; Your right hand has held me up, Your gentleness has made me great.

From NetBible 2Sam 22:36

  • *Shield of salvation = shield of victory/deliverance
  • *The Lord’s gentleness = willingness to “stoop down” in humility and help/answer prayer
  • *Made me great = multiplied/enlarged me

The Dance of Liberty

April 19, 2017


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Beloved, set the Lord before –Ps 16:8
See the open door –Hos 2:15
Rise up – in peace and joy be led forth
The trees of the field clap their hands –Is 55:12
Trust in the Lord
Your heart set free rejoices
And rests in hope secure –Ps 16:9
Dance the dance of victory
The dance of liberty
All His promises sure –Is 55:11
Great is His faithfulness –Lam 3:23
Be filled with His joy forevermore! –Ps 16:11

2 Corinthians 3:17Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is , there is liberty.

Psalm 28:7The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.

Zechariah 9:12 NLT … Come back to the place of safety, all you prisoners who still have hope! I promise this very day that I will repay two blessings for each of your troubles.

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Word Study
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From NetBible Ps 16:1

  • *taking refuge in God = seeking His protection/shelter. Seeking His protection implies being loyal to the Lord and putting trust in Him = Trust in the Lord!
  • refuge[02620] = flee for protection, put trust/hope/confidence in
  • keep me safe[08104] = preserve/protect/guard me

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From NetBible Ps 16:8-9
I have set the LORD always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved{shaken}. 9Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory{tongue} rejoices; My flesh{body} also will rest in hope{secure}.

  • *set the Lord continually before = constantly trust Him and His protection
  • shaken[04131] = slip, be moved, fall
  • *rests secure = rests in safety = rests in hope

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From NetBible Zech 9:12

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Set the Lord Always Before!

April 17, 2017

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Trust in the Lord – your refuge
Seek His face
Set Him always before
Rejoice and rest secure
In His mighty right hand – upheld –
Ps 63:8
Be filled with His joy forevermore!

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Psalm 16:7-11 NLT
7 I will bless the Lord who guides me;
even at night my heart instructs me.
8 I know the Lord is always with me.
I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.
9 No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice.
My body rests in safety.
10 For you will not leave my soul among the dead
or allow your holy one to rot in the grave.
11 You will show me the way of life,
granting me the joy of your presence
and the pleasures of living with you forever.

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Thank You Lord that You are our refuge, our hope. Show each of us how to ‘set the LORD always before’ our hearts & minds. Thank You that as we each do this, we will not be shaken and we will rest secure, safe in Your hands.

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From NetBible Ps 16:1

  • *taking refuge in God = seeking His protection/shelter. Seeking His protection implies being loyal to the Lord and putting trust in Him = Trust in the Lord!
  • refuge[02620] = flee for protection, put trust/hope/confidence in
  • keep me safe[08104] = preserve/protect/guard me

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From NetBible Ps 16:8-9
I have set the LORD always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved{shaken}. 9Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory{tongue} rejoices; My flesh{body} also will rest in hope{secure}.

  • *set the Lord continually before = constantly trust Him and His protection
  • shaken[04131] = slip, be moved, fall
  • *rests secure = rests in safety = rests in hope

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Peace and Strength

April 14, 2017


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Psalm 29:11 AMPC … The Lord will give [unyielding and impenetrable] strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace.

The Lord your everlasting, unchanging Rock of Ages
Your everlasting strength. –
Is 26:4
Longs to show Himself strong on behalf of those 
Whose hearts are fully committed to Him –2Chr 16:9
His strength is made perfect in weakness.  –2Cor 12:9

Trust and surrender all to Him –Is 26:4
Let Christ’s power rest upon you
2Cor 12:9
Be blessed!
Held in His perfect peace  –Is 26:3
And unyielding, impenetrable strength! 
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Lord, help us to have fully committed hearts, totally devoted to You. Thank You that as we surrender all and trust You, we will be blessed with Your perfect peace and unyielding, impenetrable strength!

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Forget Not All the Lord’s Blessings

April 12, 2017

O LORD my God, many are the wonders You have done for us.
Your wonders and good plans for us are too many to count! –
Ps 40:5

May we never forget all the good things You do for us! –Ps 103:2 
May we never forget all Your blessings!

Psalm 103:1-5 NLT … Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise His holy name. 2 Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things He does for me. 3 He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. 4 He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies. 5 He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle’s!

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Count Your Blessings
Name them one by one
Count your many blessings
See what God has done –Johnson Oatman Jr
=> Discouragement can not take root in a thankful heart!

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Abide and Let Fruit Be Evident!

April 12, 2017


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John 15:4-5 AMPC … Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me. 5 I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing.

Abide in Christ
Cling to Him and live

True love and joy is only found in fellowship with the Father
And His Son Jesus Christ

Let your heart be vitally united to the Father and the Son
=> your fruit will be evident to all!

Galatians 5:22-23 AMPC … But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge].
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Beauty of Holiness

April 11, 2017

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Oh, worship the LORD in holy attire
Worship Him in the beauty of holiness!Ps 96:9
Oh come, let us worship and bow down
Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker!Ps 95:6

Ascribe to the LORD the glory due to His name –Ps 29:2
Bring an offering, and come before Him
Bring a sacrifice of praise
Through Jesus Christ our Lord

To acknowledge and glorify His name –He 13:15
Oh, worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness!1Chr 16:29
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Hebrews 13:15 AMPC … Through Him[Jesus], therefore, let us at all times offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, which is the fruit of lips that thankfully acknowledge and confess and glorify His name.

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Word Study
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From NetBible Ps 96:9 ; Ps 95:6 ; Ps 29:2;1Chr 16:29

  • worship[07812] = humbly bow down, prostrate oneself before God in homage
  • * beauty of holiness = holy attire, properly dressed for the occasion

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From NetBible 1Chr 16:29

Lift Up Your Cup!

April 10, 2017

Psalm 116:12-14 AMPC
12 What shall I render to the Lord for all His benefits toward me? [How can I repay Him for all His bountiful dealings?]
13 I will lift up the cup of salvation and deliverance and call on the name of the Lord.
14 I will pay my vows to the Lord, yes, in the presence of all His people. …
… 17 I will offer to You the sacrifice of thanksgiving and will call on the name of the Lord.

Before you lift up your cup to be filled
Make sure it’s empty and clean!

Praise the Lord!
He prepares a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
He anoints my head with oil; My cup runs over.Ps 23:5

Ephesians 5:18-20 AMPC
18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but ever be filled and stimulated with the [Holy] Spirit. 19 Speak out to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, offering praise with voices [and instruments] and making melody with all your heart to the Lord, 20 At all times and for everything giving thanks in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father.

1 Corinthians 11:23-32 NASB
The Lord’s Supper
23 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread; 24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” 25 In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes. 
27 Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord. 28 But a man must examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgment to himself if he does not judge the body rightly. 30 For this reason many among you are weak and sick, and a number sleep. 31 But if we judged ourselves rightly, we would not be judged. 32 But when we are judged, we are disciplined by the Lord so that we will not be condemned along with the world.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 NASB
9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.