Archive for August, 2018

Diligently ASK!

August 28, 2018

Ask, Seek, Knock
Matthew 7:7-8Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
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Diligently seek and BELIEVE!
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him , for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
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Praise the Lord
Diligently Ask, Seek and Knock
BELIEVE!
The Lord sees and hears the cry of His people –
Ps 34:15
He knows what is needed
Even before He is asked –
Is 65:24;Mt 6:8
His answer is already on the way
Trust Him!

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Psalm 34:15The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous and His ears are attentive{open} to their cry.

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Related:
Diligently ASK!{prayer}
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Come Boldly!

August 24, 2018

Jesus Christ
Consolation
His soothing touch  –
Ps 94:18-19
Well timed comfort from the comforter
Tender mercy in your time of need
Brings joy to your soul!…

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The Lord of ALL comfort –2Cor 1:3
Will never leave you
or forsake you! –
He 13:5
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Come boldly before His throne.

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Hebrews 4:16Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find {well-timed}grace to help in time of need.
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Jesus Christ
Consolation
His soothing touch
Well timed comfort from the comforter
Tender mercy in your time of need
Brings joy to your soul!
=>Come boldly before His throne. –Ps 94:18-19;He 4:16
#ComeBoldly

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Word Study
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From NetBible Ps 94:18-19
If I say, “My foot is slipping,” your loyal love, O Lord, supports me{holds me up}. 19 When anxiety{worry, doubt} was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.

  • consolation[08575] = soothing touch, comfort, compassion, solace

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From NetBible 2Cor 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort …

  • comfort[3874]paraklesis = drawing near for help, consolation, solace, refreshment

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Related:
Come Boldly!{prayer}
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Clay and Treasure

August 12, 2018

Isaiah 64:8 Amplified Bible (AMP)
8 Yet, O Lord, You are our Father;
We are the clay, and You our Potter,
And we all are the work of Your hand.

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Father You are our potter
Rework the clayJer 18:4
Cultivate the soilMt 13:8
Break up fallow groundHos 10:12
Anoint with fresh oilPs 92:10
Strengthen with the bread of Your word
And wine to delightPs 104:15
Poured out compassionLk 10:33-34
Beauty for ashes
Joy to captivate heartsIs 61:3
Stir the embers
Breathe on the sparks
Fan the flame2Tim 1:6
Rekindle desireMt 24:12
Open eyes in Your lightPs 36:9
Revive Your bride
To shine.
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Matthew 5:14-16 New Living Translation (NLT)
14 “You are the light of{Christ to} the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. 15 No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.
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2 Corinthians 4:6-7 New Living Translation (NLT)
6 For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ.
7 We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.

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Holy Spirit Reign

August 11, 2018

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Psalm 119:105-107 King James Version (KJV)
105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
106 I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments. 107 I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O Lord, according unto thy word.

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Psalm 32:8 Amplified Bible (AMP)
8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you [who are willing to learn] with My eye upon you.

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Colossians 3:15 Amplified Bible (AMP)
15 Let the peace of Christ [the inner calm of one who walks daily with Him] be the controlling factor in your hearts [deciding and settling questions that arise]. To this peace indeed you were called as members in one body [of believers]. And be thankful [to God always].

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Word Study
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Psalm 32:8 … I will instruct you and teach[03384] you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.From NetBible   Ps 32:8

  • rain watering/teach[03384] = to shoot arrows, to throw water, rain, to flow as water, to instruct, to point out (as if by aiming the finger)

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Divine Wisdom

August 10, 2018

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Proverbs 1:33 Amplified Bible (AMP)
33 “But whoever listens to me (Wisdom) will live securely{safely} and in confident trust and will be at ease{peace/rest}, without fear or dread of evil.”
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Colossians 2:2-3 Amplified Bible (AMP)
2 [For my hope is] that their hearts may be encouraged as they are knit together in [unselfish] love, so that they may have all the riches that come from the full assurance of understanding [the joy of salvation], resulting in a true [and more intimate] knowledge of the mystery of God, that is, Christ, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge [regarding the word and purposes of God].
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Blessed is the one who fears the Lord and
Takes takes great delight in keeping His commands. –
Ps 112:1
They abide in confident trust
Resting in the peace of the Lord
They have no fear of bad news
Their hearts are firm, secure in the Lord. –
Ps 112:7
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Praise the Lord Jesus Christ in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge!
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He is the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the LORD is the key to this {Zion’s}treasure. –Is 33:6
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#Praise the Lord Jesus Christ in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge! He is the sure foundation for your times-The fear of the LORD is the key to this {Zion’s}treasure. –Col 2:2-3;Is 33:6

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Word Study
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From NetBible Pro 1:33

  • listen[08085] = listen(attentively) to obey, to perceive(intelligently) by ear
  • dwell safely[0983] =  securely, in a place of refuge
    * safety, both the fact (security) and the feeling (trust)
  • ease[07599] = to be at ease, be at peace, rest, rest securely, be quiet

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Related:
Divine Wisdom{prayer}

Narrow is the Way

August 9, 2018

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2 Corinthians 4:8-10 New Living Translation (NLT)
8 We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. 9 We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. 10 Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies.
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Matthew 7:13-14 New Living Translation (NLT)
13 “You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. 14 But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.
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Word Study
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From NetBible 2Cor 4:8 & Mt 7:14
2Corinthians 4:8We are hard pressed[2346] on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair …
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Matthew 7:14For the gate is small(straight) and the way is narrow[2346] that leads to life, and there are few who find it.

  • Hard pressed[2346] = to press (as grapes), to experience trouble, affliction, distress, narrow

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From NetBible Mt 7:13
Matthew 7:14You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow[4728] gate.

  • narrow[4728] = narrow (from obstacles standing close
    about), strait
    *from [2476] = to cause or make to stand, immovable, firm, steadfast

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Take My Hand

August 8, 2018

Psalm 139:11-12,10 NASB … If I say,
“Surely the darkness will overwhelm/crush[07779] me,
And the light around me will be night,”
12 Even the darkness is not dark to You,
And the night is as bright as the day.
Darkness and light are alike to You. …
… 10 Even there Your hand will lead me,
And Your right hand will lay hold of me.

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Just when you think darkness is overwhelming
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The Lord reaches out and says
“Take My hand
Trust Me

Let Me show you the Way  –Is 48:17
Be still and know I am God –Ps 46:10
I will help you!”Is 41:10
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Show me Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths. Lead me by Your truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior. All day long I put my hope in You. …
… O keep me, Lord, and deliver me; let me not be ashamed or disappointed, for my trust and my refuge are in You. –Ps 25:4-5,20

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Related:
My Hope is in You Lord!{prayer}

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Light in the Fog

August 4, 2018

Psalm 107:25-31 …    He spoke and raised up a stormy wind, which lifted up the waves of the sea. They rose up to the heavens, they went down to the depths; in their peril their courage melted away. They reeled and staggered like drunken men; they were at their wits’ end. They cried out to the Lord in their distress; He delivered them from their troubles. He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. What a blessing was that stillness as He brought them safely into harbor! Let them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness, and for His wonders to the sons of men! 
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Even in the darkness
Midst the fog of a storm
Jesus Light of the World –
Jn 8:12
Shines through
Guides and blesses
His people with strength and peace. –
Ps 29:11
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What a blessing is that stillness as He leads
Into His safe harbor!

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Psalm 9:9-10 Amplified Bible (AMP)
9 The Lord also will be a refuge and a stronghold for the oppressed,
A refuge in times of trouble;
10 And those who know Your name [who have experienced Your precious mercy] will put their confident trust in You,
For You, O Lord, have not abandoned those who seek You.

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Comforter

August 2, 2018


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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.
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John 14:16-18 Amplified Bible (AMP)
16 And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby), to be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot receive [and take to its heart] because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He (the Holy Spirit) remains with you continually and will be in you.

18 I will not leave you as orphans [comfortless, bereaved, and helpless]; I will come [back] to you.
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#ScripturePrayer May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself come along side of you TODAY to comfort, encourage and strengthen your heart. Amen! #DrawNear –2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
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Comfort and Strength{prayer}