Archive for April, 2017

Sustain and Renew

April 28, 2017

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Jeremiah 15:16 NLT … Your words are what sustain me. They bring me great joy and are my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, O LORD God Almighty.
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Sustain me O Lord
As You promise

Revive me with Your WordPs 119:107
Beneath Your Wings
In my secret place of rest –
Ps 91:1
I wait on and trust in You
You restore my soul 
Ps 23:3 
Your word renews. 

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Prayer:
Ephesians 4:23-24[May] you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.

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Word Study
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From NetBible  Ps 119:116
Sustain{uphold} me according to Your Word{promise}, that I may live[02421]; And do not let me be ashamed of my hope{do not let my hopes be dashed}.

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From NetBible  Ps 119:107
I am suffering terribly. O Lord, revive[02421] me with Your word!

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From NetBible  Job 33:4
The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life[02421].

  • spirit[07307] = breath, wind, to inspire prophetically
    *From [07306] = to smell, scent, perceive odor
  • breath[05397] = spirit, divine inspiration
  • gives life [02421] = revives, quickens, restores, refreshes
    • from sickness, discouragement, faintness, death

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From NetBible Ps 23:3
He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.

  • restores[07725] = to bring back, to restore, refresh, repair
  • soul[05315] = life, person, mind, living being
    *from [05314] = to take breath, refresh oneself

From Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

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Related:
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Sustained{prayer}
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Be Strong and Brave

April 27, 2017

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1 Corinthians 16:13Be on guard, Stay alert, stand firm in the faith, show courage, be strong!

2Timothy 1:7For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

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Be strong
Be brave –
Ps 31:24
Be bold as a lion –
Pro 28:1
Be alert
Be on your guard
Be courageous –
Josh 1:9
Be of sound mind
Be confident –
Ps 27:13
Be expectant
Be filled with hope –
Ro 15:13
Be sure
Be firm –Col 4:12
=> fully able to STAND STRONG in the Lord
… and the power of His might!Eph 6:10
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Word Study
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From NetBible Ps 31:24
NET … Be strong and confident, all you who wait on the Lord!NASB … Be strong and let your heart take courage, All you who hope in the LORD.

MSG … Be brave. Be strong. Don’t give up. Expect GOD to get here soon.

NKJV … Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the LORD.
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From NetBible Col 4:12
NIV … … stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured.

NASB … … stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God.

NKJV … … stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

  • stand firm= stand perfect
    perfect[5046] = brought to its end, finished, wanting nothing necessary to completeness, mature
  • stand fully assured=  fully confident/certain
    assured[4135] = completely convinced/confident, to carry out completely,  entirely accomplish
  • in everything willed by God = in everything God wants you to do,  in all the purposes of God

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The Merciful Lord does not Forget!

April 25, 2017

Blue Letter Daily Promise
(For the LORD thy God [is] a merciful God;) He will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which He sware unto them. (Deuteronomy 4:31)

Reflection
God in His mercy has promised that He will always be with His children of faith. He remembers His promises and will never break them! What an awesome God we serve!

Psalm 111:4 NASB … He has made His wonders to be remembered; The Lord is gracious and compassionate.

Promises True

April 25, 2017


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Joshua 23:14 AMPC … And behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth. Know in all your hearts and in all your souls that not one thing has failed of all the good things which the Lord your God promised concerning you. All have come to pass for you; not one thing of them has failed.

A Song:
Promises true
Promises true
Word of God Rev 19:11-13
Faithful are You!

You never lie Num 23:19
You never fail
Promises true
Faithful are You!
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Psalm 138:2 NLT … I bow before Your holy Temple as I worship. I will give thanks to Your name for Your unfailing love and faithfulness, because Your promises are backed by all the honor of Your name.

From NetBible Ps 138:2
NET … I will bow down toward Your holy temple, and give thanks to Your name, because of Your loyal love and faithfulness, for You have exalted Your promise above the entire sky.

  • * For You have exalted over all the heavens Your name and Your word.
  • * The point is that God has been faithful to His promise and the reliability of that promise is apparent to all.
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    => Forever, O LORD, Your Word stands secure in heaven{Your promise is reliable}. Ps 119:89

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Isaiah 55:11 NET … In the same way, the promise that I make does not return to Me, having accomplished nothing. No, it is realized as I desire and is fulfilled as I intend.

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Related:
God’s Promises Are True{prayer}
Faith in His Promises{prayer}

 

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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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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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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@NeilVermillion God finds his resting place in the hearts of those who are fully committed to obedience to him.

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Wholeheartedly{prayer}