Archive for June, 2015

Sustain Me

June 30, 2015

Psalm 55:22 AMP
Cast your burden on the Lord [releasing the weight of it] and He will sustain you; He will never allow the [consistently] righteous to be moved (made to slip, fall, or fail).

1 Peter 5:6-7 AMP
6 Therefore humble yourselves [demote, lower yourselves in your own estimation] under the mighty hand of God, that in due time He may exalt you,
7 Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.

Humble yourself before the Lord
Cast the whole of your care upon Him
Release the weight of it
Be upheld by His mighty hand
He will sustain you
Because He affectionately cares for His children.

Consider the lilies.Mt 6:28

Psalm 119:116 NIV
Sustain me according to Your promise[word], and I shall live; do not let my hopes be dashed.

Lord-Sustain me according to Ur promise[word] &I shall live;-Do not let my hopes be dashed! -Ps 119:116 Thank You Lord that when I humbly cast my cares on You-I am sustained & upheld by Your mighty hand!

#Praise Surely God is my help-the Lord is the One who sustains me! -Ps 54:4

Sustain Me{prayer}

Walk Through the Fire!

June 28, 2015

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You WILL walk through the fires of adversity/ oppression
=> you will not be burned.

Do not be afraid
The flames will not consume you or set you ablaze
For the Lord your God is with you.

Through the Lord’s great mercy
Mercy fresh and new every morning
We are not consumed!Lam 3:22-23

U WILL walk through the fires of adversity-The flames will not consume U-Don’t be afraid-The Lord of mercy is with U!

Isaiah 43:2-3 NLT
2 When you go through deep waters and great trouble,
=> I will be with you.

When you go through rivers of difficulty,
=> you will not drown.

NIV … When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. 

BBE … When you go through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they will not go over you 

NRSV … When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you

When you walk through the fire of oppression,
=> you will not be burned up;
=> the flames will not consume you.

NIV … When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.

BBE … when you go through the fire, you will not be burned; and the flame will have no power over you.

NRSV … when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.

3 For I am the Lord, your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior …

5 Do not be afraid, for I AM with you. …

Hold To God’s Unchanging Hand

June 25, 2015

Going through a sudden and difficult transition?
The Lord encouraged me with the following song and scriptures.

Time is filled with swift transition,
Naught of earth unmoved can stand,
Build your hopes on things eternal,
Hold to God’s unchanging hand.

Trust in the Lord Jesus completely
Allow Him to guide and sustain you
Lean not on your own understanding
Hold to His unchanging hand.

Even when things look uncertain
Know He is forever faithful
In all your ways acknowledge Him and be
Upheld by His unchanging hand!


– God’s hand IS there  –
Even if you can’t see it right now.


Proverbs 3:5-6 AMP
5 Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.
6 In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.

Isaiah 41:10-13 AMP
10 Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice. …

13 For I the Lord your God hold your right hand; I am the Lord, Who says to you, Fear not; I will help you!

Psalm 32:8 AMP
8 I [the Lord] will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.

Joy Made Complete

June 22, 2015

1 John 1:3-4 NASB
3 what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. 4 These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete.

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

John 15:9-12 NASB
9 Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. 10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. 11 These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full. 12 “This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you.

True joy and love come through obedience to the Word of Life – the Living Word – Jesus Christ.1Jn 1:1;Jn 1:1,14;He 4:12;1Pe 1:23

Apart from the Father and His Son Jesus Christ
==> there is no true joy or love.

John 15:4 NASB
4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me.

Jesus Prays:
John 17:13-21 NASB
13 But now I come to You; and these things I speak in the world so that they may have My joy made full in themselves. 14 I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 15 I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth. 18 As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. 19 For their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth.

20 “I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; 21 that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me.

The Incarnate Word

June 17, 2015

1 John 1:1-2 NASB
Introduction, The Incarnate Word
1 What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life— 2 and the life was manifested, and we have seen and testify and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested to us— 

Word of life = Jesus Christ
From the beginning the Word with God and
… the Word was God
Jn 1:1-4

Word of life = Light of men
Light of the world = Light of lifeJn 8:12

Jesus Christ = The Word made flesh
… Full of grace and truthJohn 1:14

Jesus Christ = The Word of God
… King of kings and Lord of lords 
Rev 19:13,16

John 17:3 NASB
3 This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.

1 John 1:3-4 NASB
3 what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. 4 These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete.

The fruit of fellowship with the Father and His Son Jesus Christ = joy!

John 15:9-11 NASB
9 Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. 10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. 11 These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.



Word of Life

June 10, 2015

Matthew 4:4 AMP
4 … Man shall not live and be upheld and sustained by bread alone, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God

John 10:27-28 AMP
27 The sheep that are My own hear and are listening to My voice; and I know them, and they follow Me.
28 And I give them eternal life, and they shall never lose it or perish throughout the ages. [To all eternity they shall never by any means be destroyed.] And no one is able to snatch them out of My hand.

The Word of God = the Word of life
To those who listen to and follow the Lord’s voice.

Without true bread there is no power to live!

Luke 1:37 AMP
37 For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment.

What “sign” is given, that one may see, believe and live?
=> True Bread

John 6:29-35 AMP
29 Jesus replied, This is the work (service) that God asks of you: that you believe in the One Whom He has sent [that you cleave to, trust, rely on, and have faith in His Messenger].
30 Therefore they said to Him, What sign (miracle, wonderwork) will You perform then, so that we may see it and believe and rely on and adhere to You? What [supernatural] work have You [to show what You can do]?
31 Our forefathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as the Scripture says, He gave them bread out of heaven to eat.
32 Jesus then said to them, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, Moses did not give you the Bread from heaven [what Moses gave you was not the Bread from heaven], but it is My Father Who gives you the true heavenly Bread.
33 For the Bread of God is He Who comes down out of heaven and gives life to the world.
34 Then they said to Him, Lord, give us this bread always (all the time)!
35 Jesus replied, I am the Bread of Life. He who comes to Me will never be hungry, and he who believes in and cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me will never thirst any more (at any time).

My Rock of Refuge

June 7, 2015

Psalm 31:1-3 AMP
1 In You, O Lord, do I put my trust and seek refuge; let me never be put to shame or [have my hope in You] disappointed; deliver me in Your righteousness!

NET … I have taken shelter
NLT … I come to You for protection
BBE … I have put my hope –Ps 31:1

2 Bow down Your ear to me, deliver me speedily! Be my Rock of refuge, a strong Fortress to save me!

NASB … Rock of strength
NLT … great Rock of safety –Ps 31:2

3 Yes, You are my Rock and my Fortress; therefore for Your name’s sake lead me and guide me.

From NetBible Ps 31:3:
NET … You are my high ridge and my stronghold … guide me

  • high ridge = an inaccessible summit, where one would be able to find protection from enemies.
  • guide me[05095] = give rest, lead gently with care, guide to a watering place, refresh



#ScripturePrayer Lord in You-I put my trust & seek refuge-Let me never be put to shame.
Turn Your ear to me & deliver me speedily!
#Praise You are my Rock of Refuge & my Fortress=>Therefore for Your name’s sake please lead me & guide me. –Psalm 31:1-3

Rock of Refuge{prayer}

No Other Rock

June 6, 2015

Isaiah 44:6-8 AMP
6 Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: I am the First and I am the Last; besides Me there is no God.
7 Who is like Me? Let him [stand and] proclaim it, declare it, and set [his proofs] in order before Me, since I made and established the people of antiquity. [Who has announced from of old] the things that are coming? Then let them declare yet future things.
8 Fear not, nor be afraid [in the coming violent upheavals]; have I not told it to you from of old and declared it? And you are My witnesses! Is there a God besides Me? There is no [other] Rock; I know not any.

Jesus You alone are my RockPs 62:2
My shelter from any storm
My shade from the heat
Is 25:4
My Rock of refuge
A secret place of safety
Ps 91:1
To which I can continually come.Ps 71:3

There is no other Rock like Jesus
I know not any!

Jesus in You I trust
Beneath the shadow of Your wings
My soul finds rest.

Blessed be my everlasting Rock!

Psalm 61:1-4 AMP
1 Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer.
2 From the end of the earth will I cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed and fainting; lead me to the rock that is higher than I [yes, a rock that is too high for me].
3 For You have been a shelter and a refuge for me, a strong tower against the adversary.
4 I will dwell in Your tabernacle forever; let me find refuge and trust in the shelter of Your wings. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

Psalm 18:46 AMP
46 The Lord lives! Blessed be my Rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted!

Psalm 95:1 AMP
1 O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the Rock of our salvation!

No Other Rock{prayer}
Rock of Refuge{prayer}

All Things New

June 3, 2015

2 Corinthians 5:17 NASB
17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.

A Song:
Faithful and true
All things new
Word of God


A Prayer:

Thank You Jesus, You are able to keep us. You are Faithful and true! Send Your word to revive, refresh and renew us TODAY. Thank You for Your assuring word!


Faithful&True-All things new-Word of God-RENEW-Jesus-Send Ur assuring word to revive-refresh&renew us TODAY! #MadeNew

Psalm 119:49-50 AMP
Remember [fervently] the word and promise to Your servant, in which You have caused me to hope. This is my comfort and consolation in my affliction: that Your word has revived me and given me life. 

From NetBible Ps 119:50

  • affliction[06040] = suffering, pain, sorrow, trouble
  • revived[02421] gives life, quickened, restored, refreshed ->from sickness, discouragement, faintness, death
    –>His word quickened revives, refreshes, restores, brings hope and life!

Revelations 19:11,13,16 NASB
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war. … 13 He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. … 16 And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, “KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”

Revelation 21:3-5 NASB
3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, 4 and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”

5 And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” And He *said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.”

A Healing{Assuring} Word
Comfort in Affliction{prayer}