Archive for August, 2011

Held in Perfect Peace

August 31, 2011

Peace, perfect peace
Held in perfect peace ……………………………..-Isa 26:3
The apple of My eye ………………………… ….. -Ps 17:8
My beautiful one with eyes like doves ..;;;;;;… -Song 1:15,2:10;Mt 6:22
Eyes ‘married’ to I AM ………………………….. -Ps 123:1-2,Ps 32:8
O how I love your undivided heart ……………. -Ps 86:11
Know you are Mine ……………………………… -Song 7:10
My precious jewel, My treasured possession  . -Mal 3:17
Be still AND know ……………………………….. -Ps 46:10
You are Mine …………………………………. ….. -Isa 43:1-2
Held close to My heart in perfect peace
My beautiful one.

Song 7:10I am my beloved’s, and His desire is for me.

Psalm 57:7-8My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises! Awake, my glory! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn.


Word Study

From NetBible Isa 26:3

  • keep[05341]= guard with fidelity, watch over, protect
  • perfect peace[07965] = complete peace, safety
    with God especially in covenant relationship – entering into a relationship of wholeness/ unity
  • steadfast[05564]= to lean,lay, rest upon, to stand fast
  • trust[0982] = to be confident, secure, sure
    to hide for refuge

From NetBible Ps 17:8

  • Keep/protect me as the apple of Your eye
    *From Zech 2:8

    • the apple (pupil) of the eye[0892] = gate
      The pupil is one of the most vulnerable and valuable parts of the body, so for Judah to be considered the “pupil” of the Lord’s eye is to raise her value to an incalculable price (cf. NLT “my most precious possession”).

From NetBible Song 1:15, 5:12, 4:1

  • eyes like doves
    * The comparison has to do with gentleness and purity, as well as longing and simplicity

    * like doves[03123]
    (apparently from the warmth of their mating – like the warmth/effervesce from wine)* this may be a comparison of sense, usually suggesting that the dove is a symbol for purity and that the eyes of a person are the windows of their soul or character, that is, the bride has a pure character as can be seen through her eyes.

From NetBible Mt 6:22
If you eye is single

  • single[573]= sound, whole, clear, pure, true

your whole body will be full of light.

  • full of light[5460] = of a bright character, lustrous
    *full of truth and its knowledge, together with the spiritual purity associated with it

From NetBible Ps 123:1

To You I lift up my eyes

  • lift up[05375] = marry, desire, long for

From NetBible Ps 86:11

give me an undivided heart, that I may fear Your name.

  • undivided heart[03161] = heart joined, united, married
    to fear the Lord’s name
  • fear[03372] = to stand in awe of, reverence, honour, respect


Look Up Beautiful One{blog}
Lift Up Your Eyes{article}
Steadfast Heart{prayer}
Doves Eyes and an Undivided Heart{prayer}

Forget Me Nots!

August 27, 2011

A collection of God’s promises {book marks} –
you are not forgotten beloved
you are His forget me not!

Contact me
to order bookmarks, notecards, posters

The Lord Our Peace

August 26, 2011

2 Thessalonians 3:16 AMP
Now may the Lord of peace Himself

Jesus Christ who is called our peace -Eph 2:14
and the Prince of Peace -Isa 9:6

grant you His peace (the peace of His kingdom)

at all times and in all ways [under all circumstances and conditions, whatever comes]

The Lord [be] with you all.

Lo, I AM with you always,
… even to the end of the age -Mt 28:20
Never will I leave you -Heb 13:5
Never will I forget you -Isa 49:15


Perfect Peace

August 24, 2011

You will keep in perfect peace the one whose mind is steadfast
BECAUSE he trusts in You, O LORD!
-Isa 26:3


Encompassed (A song)

Before me, Behind me
Inside me, Beside me
Encompassed round about me
His love
His love surrounds me
As I say

I trust You Lord
I trust in You
With all my heart
I trust in You.

I love You Lord
I love You Lord
With all my heart
I love You Lord.

I trust in You
I love You Lord.

Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but the LORD’s unfailing love surrounds(compasses about) the one who trusts in Him. -Ps 32:10

“Because he loves Me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him; I will set him securely on high, for he acknowledges My name. -Ps 91:14

Held in perfect peace
Surrounded, encompassed, enfolded
In the Lord’s unfailing love
Because of
Trust in the Lord.

Set securley “on high”
Because of
Loyal devotion and love of the Lord.

Word Study
From NetBible Isa 26:3

  • keep[05341]= guard with fidelity, watch over, protect
  • perfect peace[07965] = complete peace, safety
    with God especially in covenant relationship – entering into a relationship of wholeness/ unity
  • steadfast[05564]= to lean,lay, rest upon, to stand fast
  • trust[0982] = to be confident, secure, sure
    to hide for refuge

Isaiah 26:3

  • NIV … You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You.
  • NLT … You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, whose thoughts are fixed on You!
  • NKJV … You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You , Because he trusts in You.
  • BBE … The man whose heart is unmoved You will keep in peace, because his hope is in You.
  • AMP … You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You.

From NetBible Ps 32:10

  • unfailing love[02617]= goodness, kindness, faithfulness, mercy
  • surrounds[05437]= encircle, encompass, envelop
  • trust[0982] = to be confident, secure, sure
    to hide for refuge

From NetBible Ps 91:14

  • loved[02836] = longed for, desired, delighted
  • rescue[06403] = deliver, bring to safety, bring into security
  • set him securely on high[07682] = to be set safely out of reach – inaccessible
  • acknowledges[03045] = makes known, declares, confesses

Double Portion

August 21, 2011

2 Kings 2:9 When they had crossed over, Elijah said to Elisha, “Ask what I shall do for you before I am taken from you.” And Elisha said, “Please, let a double portion of your spirit be upon me.”

The Lord’s answer:


Miracles of Elijah:

  1. Caused the rain to cease for 3 1/2 years (1 Ki 17:1;Ja 5:17)
  2. Fed by the ravens (1 Ki 17:4-6)
  3. Jar of flour not used up and jug of oil not dry (1 Ki 17:14)
  4. Raising of the widow’s son (1 Ki 17:21,22)
  5. Fire of the Lord called down at Mt. Carmel (1Ki 18:37,38,39)
  6. Called down the rain (1Ki 18:45)
  7. Prophecy that Ahab’s sons would all be destroyed (1Ki 21:22)
  8. Prophecy that Jezebel would be eaten by dogs (1Ki 21:23)
  9. Prophecy that Ahaziah would die of his illness (2Ki 1:4)
  10. Called down fire upon the first 50 soldiers (2Ki 1:10-12)
  11. Called down fire upon the second 50 soldiers (2Ki 1:10-12)
  12. Jordan parted (2Ki 2:8)
  13. Prophecy of Elisha receiving a double portion (2Ki 2:10)
  14. Elijah went up in a whirlwind to heaven (2Ki 2:11)

Miracles of Elisha:

  1. Jordan parted (2Ki 2:14)
  2. Elisha heals waters of Jericho (2Ki 2:21-22)
  3. Judgement of the 2 female bears (2Ki 2:24)
  4. Filling of valley(ditches) with water (2Ki 3:17-20)
  5. Moabites fooled – refelection off water appeared as blood (2Ki 3:22)
  6. Miracle of filling vessels of oil (2Ki 4:4)
  7. Prophecy of Shunammite woman having a son (2Ki 4:16-17)
  8. Resurrection of the Shunammite’s son (2Ki 4:34-35)
  9. Healing the poisonous stew (2Ki 4:40-41)
  10. Miracle of the barley loaves (2Ki 4:43-44)
  11. Healing of Naaman (2Ki 5:14)
  12. Perception of Gehazi’s transgression (2Ki 5:26)
  13. Cursing Gehazi with leprosy (2Ki 5:27)
  14. Floating of the axe head (2Ki 6:6)
  15. Prophecy of the Syrian battle plans (2Ki 6:9-10)
  16. Vision of the chariots (2Ki 6:17)
  17. Striking the Syrian army with blindness (2Ki 6:18)
  18. Restoring the sight of the Syrian army (2Ki 6:20)
  19. Prophecy of the end of the great famine (2Ki 7:1)
  20. Prophecy that the scoffing nobleman would see, but not be able to eat any of the food (2Ki 7:2)
  21. Fooling the Syrians with the sound of chariots of a big army (2Ki 7:6)
  22. Prophecy of the 7 year famine (2Ki 8:1)
  23. Prophecy of Benhadad’s untimely death (2Ki 8:10)
  24. Prophecy of Hazael’s cruelty to Israel (2Ki 8:12)
  25. Prophecy that Jehu would destroy the house of Ahab (2Ki 9:7)
  26. Prophecy that Joash would annihilate the Syrians in Aphek (2Ki 13:17)
  27. Prophecy that Joash would defeat Syria only 3 times (2Ki 13:19)
  28. Resurrection of the man touched by Elisha’s bones (2Ki 13:21)

The Dew of a New Day

August 14, 2011

Lana Vawser Quote:‎

…the dew over you is the dew of a new day… -Isaiah 26


Isaiah 26:19 AMP … Your dead shall live [O Lord]; the bodies of our dead [saints] shall rise. You who dwell in the dust, awake and sing for joy! For Your dew [O Lord] is a dew of [sparkling] light [heavenly, supernatural dew]; and the earth shall cast forth the dead [to life again; for on the land of the shades of the dead You will let Your dew fall]

Psalm 110:3 AMP … Your people will offer themselves willingly in the day of Your power, in the beauty of holiness and in holy array out of the womb of the morning; to You [will spring forth] Your young men, who are as the dew.

Longing Hearts

August 12, 2011

The Lord longs to be gracious to you
Therefore, He rises up in compassion
That He may have mercy on you and
Show His loving-kindness to you.

Because of this you are not consumed
His tender compassions fail not
The steadfast love of the LORD Jesus Christ
Never comes to an end!
New every morning
Great is His faithfulness!

The LORD is a God of justice.
Blessed are all who wait[expect, long for] for Him in faith!

Isaiah 30:18 AMP … And therefore the Lord [earnestly] waits [expecting, looking, and longing] to be gracious to you; and therefore He lifts Himself up{rises up}, that He may have mercy on you and show loving-kindness to you. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are all those who [earnestly] wait for Him, who expect and look and long for Him [for His victory, His favor, His love, His peace, His joy, and His matchless, unbroken companionship]!

Lamentations 3:21-23 AMP … But this I recall and therefore have I hope and expectation: 22It is because of the Lord’s mercy and loving-kindness that we are not consumed, because His [tender] compassions fail not. 23They are new every morning; great and abundant is Your stability and faithfulness.

For My beloved.

The apple of My eye
My heart’s desire
My exceeding joy.

For the one whose heart cries

I am my beloved’s, and His desire is for me. -Song 7:10
Draw me, draw me away! -Song 1:4

For the heart that pants
And follows hard after Me.
-Ps 42:1;Ps 63:8
Don’t be afraid beloved, for I call you by name
I AM your protector
You are mine
The apple of My eye -Ps 17:8
Never will I leave or forsake you
For you, My beloved,
Trust and fully rely on Me!
-Isa 43:1;Ps 91:14-16

Word Study

From NetBible Song 7:10

  • desire[08669] = longing, craving between lover’s
    *from 07783 in the original sense of stretching out running after

From NetBible Song 1:4

  • Draw me[04900] = drag, seize, pull, lead
  • run after[07323],[0310] = eagerly chase hurry follow behind

From NetBible Psalm 63:8

  • my soul follows hard[01692] = clings, cleaves,
    … to catch by pursuit
    … to pursue with enough determination to overtake
  • Your right hand upholds[08551] = supports me, secures me

He’s Always Been Faithful to Me

August 6, 2011

Isaiah 41:10-13Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
11 “ Behold, all those who were incensed against you
Shall be ashamed and disgraced;
They shall be as nothing,
And those who strive with you shall perish.
12 You shall seek them and not find them—
Those who contended with you.
Those who war against you
Shall be as nothing,
As a nonexistent thing.
13 For I, the LORD your God, will hold your right hand,
Saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’


He’s Always Been Faithful by Sara Groves

Morning by morning I wake up to find
The power and comfort of God’s hand in mine
Season by season I watch Him, amazed
In awe of the mystery of His perfect ways
All I have need of, His hand will provide
He’s always been faithful to me.

I can’t remember a trial or a pain
He did not recycle to bring me gain
I can’t remember one single regret
In serving God only, and trusting His hand
All I have need of, His hand will provide
He’s always been faithful to me.

This is my anthem, this is my song
The theme of the stories I’ve heard for so long
God has been faithful, He will be again
His loving compassion, it knows no end
All I have need of, His hand will provide
He’s always been faithful, He’s always been faithful
He’s always been faithful to me.

Morning by morning let us remember His great faithfulness and be strengthened with the power and comfort of His mighty right hand. May God bless each of us with unwavering faith in His promises today.

1 Thessalonians 5:24The one who calls you is faithful and He will do it.

Hard Pressed

August 3, 2011

2 Corinthians 4:7But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.

Lord Jesus in the hard times help me to remember, when I am weak You are strong. Help me to rely on, lean on and trust in You, both in and out of hard pressed times. Help me to find joy in knowing that when things are hard for me, Your goodness will always shine through. For even the darkness is not dark to You!

After I prayed the above prayer, I looked up the phrase Even the darkness is not dark to You from Ps 139:12.

The word study gives the sense that there is NO darkness dark enough to hide you from the Lord’s sight or reach. This brought a smile to my face. 🙂

But through the verse before the Lord really touched my heart with the joy only He can bring!

If I say, “Surely the darkness will overwhelm me, And the light around me will be night,” -Ps 139:11.

Another word for overwhelm here is crush! It’s as if the Lord told me not to worry about the overwhelming darkness – there is no circumstance dark enough to crush me or hide me from the Lord’s sight or hand ….

Even there Your hand will lead me, And Your right hand will lay hold of me. -Ps 139:10

This I declare of the LORD: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; He is my God, and I am trusting Him.-Ps 91:2 NLT

Word Study

From NetBible Ps 139:12

  • NASB = Even the darkness is not dark to You, And the night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are alike to You.
  • Net = even the darkness is not too dark for You to see
  • NLT = but even in darkness I cannot hide from You

From NetBible Ps 139:11

  • NASB = If I say, “Surely the darkness will overwhelm me, And the light around me will be night,”
    • overwhelm[07779] = to crush, to fall upon

From NetBible Ps 139:10

  • NASB = Even there Your hand will lead me, And Your right hand will lay hold of me.
    • hand[03027] = strength, power
    • lay hold[0270] = grasp, take possession of