Archive for March, 2020

Respond to His Goodness

March 31, 2020

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Psalm 116:12,17How can I repay the LORD for all His goodness{kindness, benefits, blessings} to me? …
… I will offer to You the sacrifice of thanksgiving, And will call upon the name of the LORD!

A Song:
Rejoice-Rejoice in the Lord always
Again I say rejoice! –Philippians 4:4

Trust in the Lord always –Isaiah 26:4
For He is good! –Psalm 34:8

Rejoice and be glad
He will do great things! –Joel 2:21
He is good, good
And He will do great things!

He is good, good
And He has done great things!
He is good, good
He is good to me! –Psalm 126:3

He will do great things
He is good to me!
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Psalm 103:2Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits!
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Sing to the LORD a new song
His right hand and His holy arm
Have gained Him the victory!
He is great and does marvelous things
He alone is God – The Rock Eternal!
Psalm 98:1,86:10;Isaiah 26:4

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The Desert Blooms

March 30, 2020

Isaiah 41:18 I will make rivers flow on barren heights, and springs within the valleys. I will turn the desert into pools of water, and the parched ground into springs.
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The desert{barren land} blooms –Isaiah 35:1-2
Because of Living Water –John 4:14;Isaiah 12:2-3;Joel 2:23
With joy draw water from the well of salvation! –Isaiah 12:3
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Sing O barren, sing –Isaiah 54:1
Fear not – Rejoice and be glad
For the LORD your strength and song –Isaiah 12:2
Will do great and marvelous things! –Joel 2:21

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Word Study
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From NetBible Isaiah 35:1-2
The wilderness and the desert will be glad, and the Arabah{desert} will rejoice and bloom[06524] like a lily{rose}. Let it richly bloom[06524] ; And rejoice with rejoicing and shout of joy. The glory of Lebanon will be given to it, The majesty of Carmel and Sharon. They will see the glory of the LORD, The majesty of our God!

  • bloom[06524] = = to break forth as a bud, i.e. bloom; generally, to spread; specifically, to fly (as extending the wings); figuratively, to blossom, break forth (out), bud, flourish, make fly, grow, spread, spring (up)
  • Spring up O Well! Sing to it! –Num 21:17

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Related:
Sing to the Well{article}
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Jehovah-Jireh = Faithful to Provide!

March 28, 2020

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Your Father knows what you need
– before you ask Him –Matthew 6:8
Even before we call
The Father has already begun to provide
All that we need! –Isaiah 65:24 

Trust Him
He is Jehovah-Jireh
Faithful to provide! –Genesis 22:14

Philippians 4:19-20 AMP … And my God will liberally supply (fill until full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. 20 To our God and Father be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

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Word Study
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From NetBible Genesis 22:14
And Abraham called the name of the place, The–LORD–Will–Provide; as it is said to this day, “In the Mount of The LORD it shall be provided{SEEN}.

  • The–LORD–Will–Provide[03070] = Jehovah-jireh = “Jehovah sees”
    *from [03068] and [07200]; Jehovah will see (to it) => the Lord sees and provides for the necessities of His servants
    * a symbolical name for Mount Moriah => Here Solomon’s temple was built, on the spot that had been the threshing-floor of Ornan the Jebusite (2 Sam. 24:24, 252 Chr. 3:1
    =>”Mount Moriah” of the Chronicles is identical with the “mountain” in “the land of Moriah” of Genesis, and that the spot on which Jehovah appeared to David, and on which the temple was built, was the very spot of the sacrifice of Isaac.
    => now covered by “Dome of the Rock”
  • provided[07200] = seen, looked at, perceived, have vision

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Related:
Desert Song{blog}
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Peace Be Still!

March 27, 2020

Mark 4:39 NKJV … 39 Then He{Jesus} arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.
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Peace be still! –Mark 4:39
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts
And be thankful! –Colossians 3:15
He leads me beside still waters –Psalm 23:2
He restores my soul –Psalm 23:3
He is in control! –Jeremiah 32:17
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Jeremiah 32:17 NKJV … ‘Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You.
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Follow the Lamb
To the springs of living water!
Revelation 7:17

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Word Study

From NetBible Mk 4:39;Mt 8:26;Lk 8:24
Then He{Jesus} arose{from sleep} and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. –Mk 4:39

  • Ps 104:3; 135:7; 107:23-30. When Jesus rebuked the wind and the sea He was making a statement about who He was=LORD.
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    =>From NetBible Ps 104:3; 135:7; 107:23-30
    Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and He brought them out of their distresses. 29 He caused the storm to be still, So that the waves of the sea were hushed. –Ps 107:28-29
    =>LORD[03068] = Jehovah = “the existing One”, the proper name of the one true God

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There will be Light!

March 25, 2020

Psalm 112:4 Even in darkness light dawns for the upright; The gracious and compassionate and righteous.

When the world is dark as dead of night
And there appears to be no hope insight
Remember there will be Light
A light that pierces the dark bringing life
For joy comes in the morning – so hold tight  –Psalm 30:5
Trust in the Lord to make it through the night
He comes as sure as the dawn  –Hosea 6:3
With the SONrise
There will be Light!

No matter how dark it looks=>There will be light with the SONrise!

Hosea 6:3So let us know, let us press on to know the LORD. His going forth is as certain as the dawn; And He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain watering the earth.

Stand Still – Feed on His Faithfulness

March 23, 2020

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Exodus 14:13-14 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
13 Moses told the people, Fear not; stand still (firm, confident, undismayed) and see the salvation of the Lord which He will work for you today. For the Egyptians you have seen today you shall never see again. 14 The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace and remain at rest.
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Stand Still
Firm-Confident-Undismayed
Hold your peace and remain at rest
Trust in the Lord
Feed on His Faithfulness
Delight in Him –Psalm 37:3-7
And SEE the LORD
He will fight for you TODAY! –Exodus 14:13-14
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Psalm 37:3-7 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
3 Trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) in the Lord and do good; so shall you dwell in the land and feed surely on His faithfulness, and truly you shall be fed.
4 Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass.
6 And He will make your uprightness and right standing with God go forth as the light, and your justice and right as [the shining sun of] the noonday.
7 Be still and rest in the Lord; wait for Him and patiently lean yourself upon Him; fret not yourself because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked devices to pass.

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Feed on His faithfulness = Hope

  • Trust in the Lord and do good=you will be fed –Psalm 37:3
  • Delight in the Lord=He will answer your prayers –Psalm 37:4
  • Commit and trust everything to the Lord=He help you –Psalm 37:5
  • Be still-Rest-Wait patiently in the Lord
    =He bring your vindication forth as light –Psalm 37:6-7
  • The meek/humble inherit the earth and
    Enjoy great peace. –Psalm 37:11
  • The steps of the righteous are ordered and upheld –Psalm 37:23-24
  • His saints are preserved forever –Psalm 37:28
  • He is their strength/refuge in times of trouble
    =>Because they trust in Him. –Psalm 37:39-40

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Unchanging Rock

March 21, 2020

Isaiah 26:3-4 Amplified Bible (AMP)
3 “You will keep in perfect and constant peace the one whose mind is steadfast [that is, committed and focused on You—in both inclination and character], Because he trusts and takes refuge in You [with hope and confident expectation].
4 “Trust [confidently] in the Lord forever [He is your fortress, your shield, your banner], For the Lord God is an everlasting Rock [the Rock of Ages].

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Rock of Ages –Isaiah 26:4
You never change
Your love – steadfast remains –Lamentations 3:22
Jesus the same
Yesterday, today
Forever the same! –Hebrews 13:8
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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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Rest High Upon the Rock!

March 21, 2020

Psalm 61:1-2 Amplified Bible (AMP)
1 Hear my cry, O God; Listen to my prayer.
2 From the end of the earth I call to You, when my heart is overwhelmed and weak; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I [a rock that is too high to reach without Your help].

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Overwhelmed?
Remember the Rock that is Higher –Psalm 61:2
The Rock of Refuge
To whom you may continually come. –Psalm 71:3
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Light in the darkness
That can not be overcome –John 1:5
Lead me to the Rock that is higher
A place of safety
I can always rest upon! –Psalm 91:1
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In You, O LORD, I have taken refuge{put my trust}; Be to me a Rock of Strength, a Strong Fortress where I can be safe! Help me to rest in the shadow of You – the Almighty; High upon the Rock! –Psalm 31:1-2;91:1

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Related: Higher Rock{prayer}
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Encouraging Names of God

March 20, 2020

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Encouraging names – which is your favorite?

Mine is = Jehovah-Shammah

The Lord is present-there. –Ezek 48:35
=>He is our ever-present help in trouble!

Psalms 46:1God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. 
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Related:
Ever Present Help{prayer}

More-God is our:

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Do Not Fear What You See

March 19, 2020

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Do not fear what you see
Look to the Lord –Ps 34:4
Walk by faith –2Cor 5:7
Trust in the Lord
You will not be disappointed –Rom 5:5;Ps 22:5
Your face will be radiant with joy! –Ps 34:5
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Romans 15:13Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may abound with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

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Word Study

From NetBible Rom 15:13

  • abound[4052] = to have in abundance, overflow
    ** “Abounding” is used of a flower going from a bud to full bloom
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  • => Hope grows by the power of the Holy Spirit
    like a flower bud grows into full bloom!

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