Archive for July, 2018

He Makes a Way!

July 27, 2018

Standing here not knowing how to make it through this test?!
Remember – hope in the Lord and TRUST

When it looks as if you can’t win
The Lord wraps you in His arms and steps in
He makes a way 
Is 43:16
Where there is no way!


But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope:
Because of the LORD’s great love and mercy we are not consumed,
… for His compassions never fail.
They are new{fresh} every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.
“The LORD is my portion,” says my soul,
… “Therefore I have hope in Him.”
The Lord is good to those who trust Him,
… to the one who seeks Him.
Lam 3:21-25




Standing here not knowing how to make it thru?!
=>Remember–Hope in the Lord and TRUST …
He makes a way
Where there is no way! #TrustHim –Lam 3:21-25;Is 43:16
Just when it looks as if you can’t win
The Lord wraps you in His arms and steps in!!
#PraiseHim \o/
This is what the LORD says—He who made a way thru the sea-A path thru the mighty waters=>See-I AM doing a new thing-Now it springs up-Do you not perceive it?-I AM making a way in the wilderness & streams in the desert. –Isa 43:16,19
The Lord leads thru the desert, to be your living water
He leads thru the fire, to be your protective shield
He leads thru the darkness, to be your morning light, your joy.


Unexpected Blessings

July 23, 2018

Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders You have done. The things You planned for us no-one can recount to You; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too numerous to count.Ps 40:5


#ScripturePrayer Lord, open our eyes to the wonders You have planned for us TODAY. Let us recognize and give thanks for each unexpected blessing we see. In Jesus name. Amen. -Psalm 40:5
Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders which You have done, And Your thoughts toward us; There is none to compare with You. If I would declare and speak of them, They would be too numerous to count.-Ps 40:5 NASB
=>The Lord thinks about you more times in a day than you can count!
How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How vast is the sum of them! If I could count them, they would outnumber the sand. -Psalm 139:17-18 AMP …
=>You are always on His mind!
You have ravished my heart and given me courage with a single glance of your eyes -Song 4:9 AMP
=>The Lord’s desire for His dove-just one glance
=>Think of it-He must be watching your every move to catch just one glance!

Count Your Blessings{prayer}

Pour Out Praise!

July 19, 2018

Psalm 119:171 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
171 My lips shall pour forth praise [with thanksgiving and renewed trust] when You teach me Your statutes.

Psalm 119:135 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
135 Make Your face shine [with pleasure] upon Your servant, and teach me Your statutes.
The Lord’s face shines with pleasure
He smiles
As His servants desire and are taught by Him …


May your trust in the Lord be renewed, your lips brim praises like fountains and your arms wave like banners
As He teaches you His word and ways …
… He will smile!

Lord open our eyes to truly see
Wonderful things in Your law. –Ps 119:18


Word Study
Psalm 119:171 Let my lips burst forth with {overflow,utter} praise, for You have taught me Your principles.

From NetBible Ps 119:171

  • utter[05042] = to flow, pour out, pour, gush forth, spring, bubble up, ferment
  • principles[02706] = statute, ordinance, decree, prescribed limit, boundary

Psalm 119:135 … Make Your face shine{smile} upon Your servant, and teach me Your statutes{principles}.

From NetBible Ps 119:135

  • shine[0215] = to light, be illuminated, lighten (of the eyes, his law)
    Enlighten[0215] my eyes –Ps 13:3
    The LORD make His face shine[0215] on you –Num 6:25
    The unfolding of your words gives light[0215] –Ps 119:130
    The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening[0215] the eyes –Ps 19:8
  • principles[02706] = statute, ordinance, decree, prescribed limit, boundary


Psalm 63:1-5
A Psalm of David when he was in the wilderness of Judah.


1 O God, You are my God, earnestly I seek You; my soul thirsts for You, my body longs for You, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
2 I have seen You in the sanctuary and beheld Your power and Your glory.

MSG … So here I am in the place of worship, eyes open, drinking in your strength and glory.

3 Because experiencing Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips will praise{glorify} You.

MSG … In Your generous love I am really living at last! My lips brim praises like fountains.

4 So I will bless You as long as I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name.

MSG … I bless You every time I take a breath; My arms wave like banners of praise to You.

5 My soul is satisfied as with marrow and fatness{the richest of foods}, And my mouth offers praises with joyful lips.


Oh the Blood of Jesus!

July 16, 2018

Psalm 147:3 AMP … He heals the brokenhearted
And binds up their wounds [healing their pain and comforting their sorrow].

Oh the blood of Jesus
The blood of the Lamb
Poured out in love
Healing for the broken hearted
By His stripes
Made whole  –
Isa 53:3-5 

His wounds not erased
But made whole …

Beautiful scars worn as a testimony of Jesus
His redeeming love on display throughout eternity!

Revelation 5:6 Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing in the center of the throne—

The Lamb will use our scars(healed wounds) to help others
They are our testimony of Jesus
We overcome by the blood of the Lamb and
The word of testimony
Rev 12:11

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Amplified Bible (AMP)
3 Blessed [gratefully praised and adored] be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts and encourages us in every trouble so that we will be able to comfort and encourage those who are in any kind of trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

It’s never been outrun
By anything I’ve done
It’s never been too weak
To heal what’s hurting me
There is no depth of shame
That it cannot erase
There is no heart so torn
That it cannot restore

Oh the blood
The lamb of glory
Shed with love
To change my story
Flowing now(and throughout eternity) with unending power
Oh the blood of Jesus

Jesus Keeps Me

July 13, 2018

Genesis 22:4-5Then on the third day Abraham lifted his eyes and saw the place afar off. 5 And Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey; the lad and I will go yonder and worship, and we will come back to you.”
Seems I’ve been in the midst of a loooong trial. The above encouraged me. How could Abraham get thru his test? Look what he does — he lifts his eyes to heaven – where he knows his help comes from(Psalm 121:1-2)!

So this morning I do the same thing — lift my eyes thru worshipping the Lord Jesus Christ. I started with the below — “Let Praises Rise”.

It was the video that came up after this that really encouraged me! It’s as tho Jesus reminded me that in past trials He Himself kept me – He didn’t leave and He got me thru. Jesus is the one who kept me and He is keeping me still! How amazing is that – lift your eyes to the Lord your keeper — praise Him and be encouraged!!!

Psalm 121
1 I will lift up my eyes to the hills [around Jerusalem, to sacred Mount Zion and Mount Moriah]—From whence shall my help come?
2 My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.

From NetBible Ps 121:1 & Ps 121:2

  • help[05828] = to give protective aid, support

3 He will not allow your foot to slip or to be moved; He Who keeps you will not slumber.
4 Behold, He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand [the side not carrying a shield].
6 The sun shall not smite you by day, nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord will keep you from all evil; He will keep your life.
8 The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.

From NetBible Ps 121:3Ps 121:4Ps 121:5Ps 121:7 & Ps 121:8

  • keeps[08104] = to guard, protect, watch with care, preserve


Let praises rise
From the inside
From the inside of me
May you delight
In the inside
In the inside of me

Fill my life
Till all they see
Is you Lord
Glorify Your name

All I want
Is for you
For you to be glorified
For you to be lifted high

I’ve come through many hard trials
Though temptations on every hand
Though Satan’s tried to stop me
And to place my feet on sinking sand
Through the pain and all of my sorrows
Through the tears and all my fears
The Lord was there to keep me
For He’s kept me in the midst of it all

The Lord was there to answer my call
He didn’t let me fall
Jesus kept me in the midst of it all …

Perfected Faith

July 9, 2018

James 2:20-22 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
20 But are you willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar? 22 You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected …
John 6:27-29 New International Version (NIV)
27 Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on Him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.”
28 Then they asked Him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?”
29 Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the One He has sent.”


James 2:20-22 Foolish man! Are you willing to learn that FAITH without WORKS is useless? Wasn’t Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? You see that faith was active together w/his works, & by works, faith was perfected.

Even in Darkest Hour

July 1, 2018

Even in the darkest hour
Where our eyes can not see
The Lord sees
Guides us & holds us fast! –Ps 139:10-12

Trust that the Lord is near
Always within your reach!

Isaiah 41:10So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
Psalm 112:4,7Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for the gracious and compassionate and righteous. …
… 7 They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the LORD to care for them.



Even in the darkest hour-Trust that the Lord is near-Always within your reach! #FearNot #TrustHim
Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for the gracious and compassionate and righteous. …They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the LORD to care for them. -Psalm 112:4,7


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 ,  Ps 139:12

  • If I say, “Surely the darkness will overwhelm me, And the light around me will be night,” 12 even the darkness is not too dark for You to see, and the night is as bright as  day; darkness and light are the same to You. 
    • overwhelm[07779] = to crush, to fall upon

From NetBible Ps 139:10

  • 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