Enlighten My Eyes

April 9, 2020

Psalm 13:3 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
3 Consider and answer me, O Lord my God; lighten the eyes [of my faith to behold Your face in the pitchlike darkness], lest I sleep the sleep of death …
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Enlighten my eyes –Psalm 13:3
To behold Your beauty –Psalm 27:4
To tase and see Your goodness –Psalm 34:8
In the light of Your face. –Psalm 89:15
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Lord in Your gaze
Your peace so deep
Please hold me in Your mercy
As I linger at Your feet.
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Enlighten my eyes Lord
Speak to my heart
To seek Your face
Open the eyes of my heart –Ephesians 1:18
Your face Lord, I will seek! –Psalm 27:8
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Jeremiah 29:13 NET … When you seek Me in prayer and worship, you will find Me available to you. If you search for Me with all your heart and soul …
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Psalm 89:15Blessed are those who hear the joyful call to worship, for they will walk in the light of Your presence/face, LORD!
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 @Khollandsblog
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❤ ❤ ❤ Lord, enlighten my eyes of my faith to behold Your face as I seek You! Please, let me be open to Your call.
Revive-Restore me in the Light of Your face!
Psalm 13:3 #SeekHim ❤ ❤ ❤
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❤ ❤ ❤ Blessed are those who hear the joyful call to worship, for they will walk in the light of Your presence/face, LORD!
Psalm 89:15 #SeekHim ❤ ❤ ❤

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Word Study
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From NetBible Ps 13:3
Consider and answer me, O LORD my God; Enlighten my eyes, or I will sleep the sleep of death …

  • lighten{give light to} the eyes = revive to see the face of the Lord shine{His favor, smile}

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From NetBible Ps 27:4, Ps 27:8
Psalm 27:4,8 One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD And to meditate in His temple. …
… When You said , “Seek My face,” My heart said to You, “Your face, LORD, I will seek.”

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  • seek[01245] = require, desire, exact, request
    -to search out (by any method, specifically
    in worship or prayer
  • behold[02372] = to see (by experience), perceive, prophesy
    *Psalm 11:7 The LORD is righteous, He loves righteousness; The upright will behold[02372] His face.
    ** To “see” God’s “face” means to have access to his presence and to experience his favor

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From Netbible Jeremiah 29:13
Jeremiah 29:13When you seek[01245] me in prayer and worship, you will find me available to you. If you search[01875] for me with all your heart and soul …

  • search for[01875] = seek with care, enquire, to follow
    – in prayer and worship

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From NetBible Ps 89:15
Blessed are those who hear the joyful call to worship, for they will walk in the light of Your presence/face, LORD!

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Faith Relies on Unchanging God

April 8, 2020

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Faith relies on Almighty God’s unchanging character
He does not change like shifting shadows! –James 1:17
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Fear not
Rejoice and be glad
He has done great things –Psalm 126:3
He will do great things –Joel 2:21
=>He is great and doing great things NOW
He alone is God! –Psalm 86:10
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Jesus the same
Yesterday, today
Forever the same! –Hebrews 13:8
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Lord we call to You, for You will answer and show us the great and mighty things You are doing! –Jeremiah 33:3
Open the eyes of our hearts! –Ephesians 1:18

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James 1:17 AMPC … Every good gift and every perfect (free, large, full) gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of all [that gives] light, in [the shining of] Whom there can be no variation [rising or setting] or shadow cast by His turning [as in an eclipse].

… who does not change like shifting shadows. NIV
… with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. NASB
… Unlike them[the heavenly lights], He never changes or casts shifting shadows. NLT
… with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. NRSV
… with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. NKJV

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Trust in the LORD – the Eternal Rock!

April 4, 2020

Decree: I will Trust in the LORD always
For the LORD GOD is the Eternal Rock!
The Rock of Ages
Isaiah 26:4
Who never Changes
Jesus the Same
1Corinthians 10:4
Yesterday-Today
Forever the Same!
Hebrews 13:8
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Decree: Jesus alone is my Rock and my Salvation
I will not be moved!
Psalm 62:2
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Matthew 7:24-25 Amplified Bible (AMP)
24 So everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, will be like a wise man [a far-sighted, practical, and sensible man] who built his house on the Rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods and torrents came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had been founded on the Rock.
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Arise! Shine!

April 3, 2020

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Then, gently taking the child by the hand, He{Jesus} said to her, “Talitha koum,” which means, “Little girl{lamb-of my Tallit}, I say to you, get up{arise}.” –Mark 5:41 #ARISE
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Arise! Shine! For your light has come!
The glory of the LORD shines upon you. –Isaiah 60:1
Arise and shine against the darkness –Isaiah 60:2
The glory of the Lord will be seen over you.
His presence-glory a protective canopy-covering. –Isaiah 4:5
#AriseShine #CanopyGlory
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You call my name, I will #ARISE
I am my Beloved’s, and my Beloved is mine! –Song 6:3
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Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. –Isaiah 43:1
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Stand Firm in the Storm!

April 1, 2020

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Psalm 27:13-14 AMP … I would have despaired had I not believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
14 Wait for and confidently expect the Lord; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for and confidently expect the Lord.

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Isaiah 7:9 AMP … If you will not believe [and trust in God and His message], be assured that you will not be established.
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Word Study
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From NetBible Psalm 27:13
I would have despaired{lost heart} unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

  • believe[0539] = stand firm, trust, remain, endure

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From NetBible Isaiah 7:9
If you will not stand firm{believe}, you surely shall not last{endure}.
MSG … If you don’t take your stand in faith, you won’t have a leg to stand on.

  • believe[0539] = stand firm, trust, remain, endure
  • There is a wordplay in this verse: If you will not believe{stand firm}[0539] , Surely you shall not be established{you will not endure}[0539]* “Believe” (תַאֳמִינוּ, ta’aminu) is a Hiphil form of the verb אָמָן (’aman); “endure” (תֵאָמֵנוּ, te’amenu) is a Niphal form of this same verb.

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Related:
Stand Firm{prayer}
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Respond to His Goodness

March 31, 2020

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Psalm 116:12,17How can I repay the LORD for all His goodness{kindness, benefits, blessings} to me? …
… I will offer to You the sacrifice of thanksgiving, And will call upon the name of the LORD!

A Song:
Rejoice-Rejoice in the Lord always
Again I say rejoice! –Philippians 4:4

Trust in the Lord always –Isaiah 26:4
For He is good! –Psalm 34:8

Rejoice and be glad
He will do great things! –Joel 2:21
He is good, good
And He will do great things!

He is good, good
And He has done great things!
He is good, good
He is good to me! –Psalm 126:3

He will do great things
He is good to me!
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Psalm 103:2Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits!
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Sing to the LORD a new song
His right hand and His holy arm
Have gained Him the victory!
He is great and does marvelous things
He alone is God – The Rock Eternal!
Psalm 98:1,86:10;Isaiah 26:4

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The Desert Blooms

March 30, 2020

Isaiah 41:18 I will make rivers flow on barren heights, and springs within the valleys. I will turn the desert into pools of water, and the parched ground into springs.
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The desert{barren land} blooms –Isaiah 35:1-2
Because of Living Water –John 4:14;Isaiah 12:2-3;Joel 2:23
With joy draw water from the well of salvation! –Isaiah 12:3
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Sing O barren, sing –Isaiah 54:1
Fear not – Rejoice and be glad
For the LORD your strength and song –Isaiah 12:2
Will do great and marvelous things! –Joel 2:21

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Word Study
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From NetBible Isaiah 35:1-2
The wilderness and the desert will be glad, and the Arabah{desert} will rejoice and bloom[06524] like a lily{rose}. Let it richly bloom[06524] ; And rejoice with rejoicing and shout of joy. The glory of Lebanon will be given to it, The majesty of Carmel and Sharon. They will see the glory of the LORD, The majesty of our God!

  • bloom[06524] = = to break forth as a bud, i.e. bloom; generally, to spread; specifically, to fly (as extending the wings); figuratively, to blossom, break forth (out), bud, flourish, make fly, grow, spread, spring (up)
  • Spring up O Well! Sing to it! –Num 21:17

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Related:
Sing to the Well{article}
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Jehovah-Jireh = Faithful to Provide!

March 28, 2020

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Your Father knows what you need
– before you ask Him –Matthew 6:8
Even before we call
The Father has already begun to provide
All that we need! –Isaiah 65:24 

Trust Him
He is Jehovah-Jireh
Faithful to provide! –Genesis 22:14

Philippians 4:19-20 AMP … And my God will liberally supply (fill until full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. 20 To our God and Father be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

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Word Study
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From NetBible Genesis 22:14
And Abraham called the name of the place, The–LORD–Will–Provide; as it is said to this day, “In the Mount of The LORD it shall be provided{SEEN}.

  • The–LORD–Will–Provide[03070] = Jehovah-jireh = “Jehovah sees”
    *from [03068] and [07200]; Jehovah will see (to it) => the Lord sees and provides for the necessities of His servants
    * a symbolical name for Mount Moriah => Here Solomon’s temple was built, on the spot that had been the threshing-floor of Ornan the Jebusite (2 Sam. 24:24, 252 Chr. 3:1
    =>”Mount Moriah” of the Chronicles is identical with the “mountain” in “the land of Moriah” of Genesis, and that the spot on which Jehovah appeared to David, and on which the temple was built, was the very spot of the sacrifice of Isaac.
    => now covered by “Dome of the Rock”
  • provided[07200] = seen, looked at, perceived, have vision

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Related:
Desert Song{blog}
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Peace Be Still!

March 27, 2020

Mark 4:39 NKJV … 39 Then He{Jesus} arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.
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Peace be still! –Mark 4:39 
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts
And be thankful! –Colossians 3:15 
He leads me beside still waters –Psalm 23:2 
He restores my soul –Psalm 23:3
He is in control! –Jeremiah 32:17
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Jeremiah 32:17 NKJV … ‘Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You.

Follow the Lamb
To the springs of living water!
Revelation 7:17

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Word Study

From NetBible Mk 4:39;Mt 8:26;Lk 8:24
Then He{Jesus} arose{from sleep} and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. –Mk 4:39

  • Ps 104:3; 135:7; 107:23-30. When Jesus rebuked the wind and the sea He was making a statement about who He was=LORD.
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    =>From NetBible Ps 104:3; 135:7; 107:23-30
    Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and He brought them out of their distresses. 29 He caused the storm to be still, So that the waves of the sea were hushed. –Ps 107:28-29
    =>LORD[03068] = Jehovah = “the existing One”, the proper name of the one true God

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There will be Light!

March 25, 2020

Psalm 112:4 Even in darkness light dawns for the upright; The gracious and compassionate and righteous.

When the world is dark as dead of night
And there appears to be no hope insight
Remember there will be Light
A light that pierces the dark bringing life
For joy comes in the morning – so hold tight  –Psalm 30:5
Trust in the Lord to make it through the night
He comes as sure as the dawn  –Hosea 6:3
With the SONrise
There will be Light!

No matter how dark it looks=>There will be light with the SONrise!

Hosea 6:3So let us know, let us press on to know the LORD. His going forth is as certain as the dawn; And He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain watering the earth.