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Lift Your Heart in Praise

September 27, 2019

Psalm 42:11 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
11 Why are you cast down, O my inner self? And why should you moan over me and be disquieted within me? Hope in God and wait expectantly for Him, for I shall yet praise Him, Who is the help of my countenance, and my God.
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From ODB – Look Up
“Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God” (Ps 42:11). That’s good advice for anyone who is facing discouragement.
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Lift up your eyes, discouraged one,
The Lord your help will be;
New strength will come from Him who said,
“For rest, come unto Me.” —Anon.
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When you can’t find a way out, look up!

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The best way to “Look Up!” is to “Lift Your Heart in Praise!”
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#ScripturePrayer Lord-please give me a heart of praise
That I may lift my voice & adore Your name
Sing praise from the depths of a grateful heart
To the One who is always faithful
Jesus–Always the same.
The help of my countenance
My God. –Heb 13:8;Ps 42:11 –Heb 13:8;Ps 42:11
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Psalm 42:11-Why are you cast down, O my inner self? And why should you moan over me and be disquieted within me? Hope in God&Wait expectantly for Him-For I shall yet praise Him, Who is the help of my countenance & my God.
=>The best way to look up&hope is to lift your❤in praise!
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Order My Steps!

August 14, 2019

Psalm 37:23-24,31 AMPC … The steps of a [good] man are directed and established{ordered} by the Lord when He delights in his way [and He busies Himself with his every step]. 24 Though he falls, he shall not be utterly cast down, for the Lord grasps his hand in support and upholds him. …
… 31 The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide{slip}.

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Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV … Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
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Trust in the Lord and His Word
Acknowledge Him in ALL your ways
Pro 3:5-6
Step by step let your path unfold
In the light of His WordPs 119:105,130
Established by His mighty hand.Is 41:10
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Oh Lord keep straight the path of my feet!Pro 4:26
Direct my steps by Your word!Ps 119:33
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Tweets:
#ScripturePrayer Oh Lord-Keep straight the path of my feet-Help me to follow Your lead-Direct and order my steps by Your Word! #TrustHim
Pro 4:26;Ps 119:105,130,133

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Related:
Order My Steps{prayer}
Gently God Guides Bible Plan{blog}

Stand Firm in the Fire!

July 24, 2019

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Stand firm in the fireDan 3:17-18,25
Do not give up
Do not give inIs 1:19-20, 7:9
The Lord is by your side
=>It’s through the fire that faith is refined and made strong.
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Refined gold1Pe 1:6-8;Rev 3:18
Pure and luminousJob 23:10
Stand firm
Shine bright!
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1 Peter 1:6-8 NASB … In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, 7 so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 8 and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory …
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Job 23:10-12 AMPC … But He knows the way that I take [He has concern for it, appreciates, and pays attention to it]. When He has tried me, I shall come forth as refined gold [pure and luminous].
11 My foot has held fast to His steps; His ways have I kept and not turned aside. 12 I have not gone back from the commandment of His lips; I have esteemed and treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.
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Word Study
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From Netbible Job 23:10

  • tried[0974] = to test, prove, try, examine (of gold, persons, the heart, man of God)

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From Netbible Job 34:3-4
For the ear tests/proves words as the mouth tastes food. 4 Let us evaluate for ourselves what is right; let us learn together what is good. 

  • tests = examines; tries; discerns
    [0974] = to test, prove, try (of gold, persons, the heart, man of God)
  • tastes[02938] = eat, perceive, know
  • evaluate = choose[0977] after careful examination what is right[04941]

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From Savor the Goodness of the Lord!

  • From NetBible Ps 34:8
    Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; Blessed is the one who trusts in Him!

    •  * This verb{taste} is normally used of tasting or savoring food. The metaphor here appears to compare the Lord to a tasty meal.
    • tastes[02938] = eat, perceive, know

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    From NetBible Savor

    • * The primary meaning of the word is “taste,” “flavor” , but also it has the meaning of “smell,” “odor”, “fragrance”
    • * to taste or smell of, to partake of the quality of something, to perceive/discern

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Tweets:
When He has tried me-I shall come forth as refined gold [pure & luminous] … I have not gone back from the commandment of His lips-I have esteemed & treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food. -Job 23:10-12 #StandFirm
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The ear tests/proves words as the mouth tastes food-Let us evaluate for ourselves what is right-Let us learn together what is good. -Job 34:3-4 #Taste_See the Lord is good! Blessed is the one who trusts in Him! -Psalm 34:8 #TrustHim
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Eat Only “True” Food

June 19, 2019

John 6:32,48,55-58 Amplified Bible (AMP)
32 Then Jesus said to them, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread out of heaven, but it is My Father who gives you the true bread out of heaven. …
… 48 I am the Bread of Life [the Living Bread which gives and sustains life]. …
… 55 For My flesh is true [spiritual] food, and My blood is true [spiritual] drink. 56 He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood [believes in Me, accepts Me as Savior] remains in Me, and I [in the same way remain] in him. 57 Just as the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, even so the one who feeds on Me [believes in Me, accepts Me as Savior] will also live because of Me. 58 This is the Bread which came down out of heaven. It is not like [the manna that] our fathers ate and they [eventually] died; the one who eats this Bread [believes in Me, accepts Me as Savior] will live forever.”

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Eat only what is trueIs 55:2
True food and true drink
The Bread of Life and the Blood of Christ
Jn 6:32,48,55-58
The Living WordMt 4:4;Jn 6:63;He 4:12
=>The Words of the Lord are pure
Untainted by falsehood or deception.
Ps 12:6
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Take heed to what you hear
Spiritual Wisdom comes from being
Receptive{eating/clinging} to God’s Word.
Mk 4:24-25
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Eating only what is true
{Spiritual Wisdom,”good” leaven, Bread of Life}
=> results in eternal life!
Pro 3:18
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Eating a “mixture”
{Falsehood, deception, “bad” leaven}
Pro 14:12;Mt 7:13-14
=> results in loss of hearing/ seeing = spiritual death.

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Tweets:
The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took & worked into three measures of flour until all of it was leavened. -Mt 13:33
=> ONLY 2 kinds of leaven True&Pure leading to eternal life or Untrue&Impure leading to death
=>Narrow is the WAY!

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Matthew 13:10-13 Amplified Bible (AMP)
10 Then the disciples came to Him and asked, “Why do You speak to the crowds in parables?” 11 Jesus replied to them, “To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted. 12 For whoever has [spiritual wisdom because he is receptive to God’s word], to him more will be given, and he will be richly and abundantly supplied; but whoever does not have [spiritual wisdom because he has devalued God’s word], even what he has will be taken away from him. 13 This is the reason I speak to the crowds in parables: because while [having the power of] seeing they do not see, and while [having the power of] hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand and grasp [spiritual things].
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Matthew 13:33 Amplified Bible (AMP)
The Leaven
33 He told them another parable, “The kingdom of heaven is like [a]leaven, which a woman took and worked into three [b]measures of flour until all of it was leavened.”

**Footnotes:
a. Matthew 13:33 This is the first time leaven is mentioned in the New Testament. See Ex 12:15 for the first mention of leaven in the Old Testament. The Hebrew word (seor) refers specifically to the leavening agent (as opposed to dough containing it), which today is thought of as yeast, a type of fungi. In Jewish thinking, leaven was symbolic of impurity and corruption. Jesus used it as a symbol for the corrupt and hypocritical teachings of the Pharisees and Sadducees (see especially Luke 12:1; cf Matt 16:11; Mark 8:15), but He also used leaven’s ability to permeate a mass of dough many times its own size as an illustration of the spread of the kingdom of heaven as here and in Luke 13:21.
b. Matthew 13:33 A measure was about a peck and a half, which would be enough bread to feed a hundred people.
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Mark 4:24-25 Amplified Bible (AMP)
24 Then He said to them, “Pay attention to what you hear. By your own standard of measurement [that is, to the extent that you study spiritual truth and apply godly wisdom] it will be measured to you [and you will be given even greater ability to respond]—and more will be given to you besides. 25 For [a]whoever has [a teachable heart], to him more [understanding] will be given; and whoever does not have [a yearning for truth], even what he has will be taken away from him.”

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a. Mark 4:25 The person “who has” is one who is receptive to God’s word, while the one “who does not have” is the person who is blind to and has rejected the spiritual truth and godly wisdom already given to him. As a result, even what little he had previously understood about Jesus will no longer be clear to him.

Kingdom of Heaven like Treasure

June 8, 2019

Matthew 13:44 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Hidden Treasure
44 “The kingdom of heaven is like a [very precious] treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid again; then in his joy he goes and sells all he has and buys that field [securing the treasure for himself].
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Luke 8:9-11,15 Amplified Bible (AMP)
9 Now His disciples began asking Him what this parable{Sower} meant. 10 And He said, “To you [who have been chosen] it has been granted to know and recognize the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is in parables, so that though seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand. 11 “Now [the meaning of] the parable is this: The seed is the word of God [concerning eternal salvation]. …
… 15 But as for that seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word with a good and noble heart, and hold on to it tightly, and bear fruit with patience.

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=> only those who find God’s word, bury it in their hearts{soil in a field} and bear good fruit know Christ and the kingdom of heaven!

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Look how the treasure hid in a field{good soil hearts} is related to treasure in “jars of clay”!
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Ephesians 2:6-7 Amplified Bible (AMP)
6 And He raised us up together with Him [when we believed], and seated us with Him in the heavenly places, [because we are] in Christ Jesus, 7 [and He did this] so that in the ages to come He might [clearly] show the immeasurable and unsurpassed riches of His grace in [His] kindness toward us in Christ Jesus [by providing for our redemption].
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2 Corinthians 4:6-7 Amplified Bible (AMP)
6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give us the Light of the knowledge of the glory and majesty of God [clearly revealed] in the face of Christ.
7 But we have this precious treasure [the good news about salvation] in [unworthy] earthen vessels [of human frailty], so that the grandeur and surpassing greatness of the power will be [shown to be] from God [His sufficiency] and not from ourselves.

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Luke 17:20-21 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
20 Asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He replied to them by saying, The kingdom of God does not come with signs to be observed or with visible display, 21 Nor will people say, Look! Here [it is]! or, See, [it is] there! For behold, the kingdom of God is within you [in your hearts] and among you [surrounding you].
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Tweets:
The kingdom of heaven like treasure hid in a field=>God’s word hidden in hearts{good soil in field} bears good fruit-They know Christ & the kingdom of heaven=>Treasure in “jars of clay”! -2Cor 4:6-7;Mt 13
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Our Daily Bread @ourdailybread Jun 5 …
Through “the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus”, God offers us treasure beyond imagination.
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Jesus IS Able!

May 25, 2019

A Song:
Jesus is able, more than able –Eph 3:20
To do the impossible –Lk 1:36-37
His love is high enough
Wide enough
Deep enough –Eph 3:19
To care for you and me –1Pe 5:7
TODAY!

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Are you facing a seemingly impossible situation? It might be a relationship that seems beyond repair, or a health issue, finances or something else that seems impossible to change. BUT – no matter how bad things look. Nothing is ever too hard or impossible with God. The power of His love makes all things possible! He is able to do far more than all we can ask or imagine!
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Surrender all to the Lord – He cares for you.
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1Peter 5:5-7 NET … God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. 6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.
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Psalm 95:6-7 NET … Come, let us worship and bow down, Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker. 7 For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand. TODAY, if only you would hear His voice {and obey Him}!
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Ephesians 3:14-21 New Living Translation (NLT)
Paul’s Prayer for Spiritual Growth
14 When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, 15 the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. 16 I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. 17 Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. 18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. 19 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
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20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. 21 Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.

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Tweets:
Jesus is able, more than able
To do the impossible
His love is high enough
Wide enough
Deep enough
To care for you and me
TODAY!
=>Surrender all to the Lord – He cares for you and He is ABLE! –1Peter 5:5-7
#TrustHim

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The Mulberry Tree

May 8, 2019

Mulberry Tree
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In looking at the mustard seed – I stumbled on this — it is convicting. It’s about unforgiveness, bitterness and hurt. This is what was said in response to how many times we are to forgive:
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Luke 17:5-6 Amplified Bible (AMP)
5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith [our ability to confidently trust in God and in His power].” 6 And the Lord said, “If you have [confident, abiding] faith in God [even as small] as a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree [which has very strong roots], ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea’; and [if the request was in agreement with the will of God] it would have obeyed you.
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Notice the speaking to the mulberry tree(unforgiveness-bitterness-hurt) —

Steps to remove unforgiveness-bitterness-hurt=the mulberry tree
1. Purpose in your heart ahead of time that you will forgive when this “tree” appears.
2. When it happens you could say something like this in your heart – Lord help me to be free of these feelings (unforgiveness-bitterness-hurt) – I know with your help – I can forgive.
3. Help me to speak gently to the one causing these feelings so our relationship can be restored in you.{this may take awhile}
4. I speak now in Jesus name tree(unforgivrness-bitterness-hurt) be removed form my heart. If the “tree” appears again at a later time – again tell it to be removed in Jesus name.
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This process may not have immediate results — it may take a while for emotions to get “in line”.
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Press on – don’t give up! Jesus does heal broken hearts!
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Psalm 147:3 AMP … He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds [curing their pains and their sorrows].

From NetBible Ps 147:3

  • broken[07665] = shattered in pieces
  • bind[02280] = bandage, encourage, doctor, heal
  • wounds[06094] = pain, hurt, injury, sorrow, troubles

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Tweets:
Unforgiveness-Bitterness-Hurt=the mulberry tree
=>Purpose in your heart ahead of time that you will forgive when this “tree” appears. #PraiseHim Thank You Lord-I know with Your help-I can speak to this “tree” & forgive!

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Rest in His Love

April 17, 2019

Zephaniah 3:17The LORD your God is with you, in your midst, The Mighty One, He is mighty to save. He will rejoice over you with gladness{ He takes great delight in you}, He will quiet{renew} you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.

A Song:
You are my hiding place  –Ps 32:7
You shelter me beneath Your wings Ps 36:7
And sing over me

O sing over me
I trust in You Lord
Ps 32:10
O sing over me …

O sing over me
Quiet me within Your love
Zeph 3:17
Beneath Your wings

O sing over me
I trust in You Lord
Ps 32:10
As You sing over me …

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Tweets:
The LORD your God is with you, The Mighty One, He is mighty to save. He will rejoice over you with gladness{ He takes great delight in you}, He will quiet{renew} you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.
–Zephaniah 3:17 #TrustHim

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Word Study
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From NetBible Zeph 3:17

  • save[03467] = to save, to be liberated, to give victory to
    *from a primitive root, Greek [5614] = hosanna
  • He will quiet you[02790] = make silent, give rest
    * “he causes [you] to be silent by his love,” that is, “he soothes [you] by his love.” The present translation follows the LXX and assumes an original reading יְחַדֵּשׁ (yÿkhaddesh, “he renews”) with ellipsis of the object (“you”).
  • love[0160] = God’s love for His people, faithfulness

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LORD – I Look to You!

March 29, 2019

Psalm 121:1-2 AMPC
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.

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Psalm 3:3-4 AMPC
3 But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory, and the lifter of my head. 4 With my voice I cry to the Lord, and He hears and answers me out of His holy hill. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
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A Song:
LORD I will lift up my eyes
I will look to You
You are my help and shield

LORD I will lift up my eyes
I will look to You
You are my help and shield

You are the lifter of my head
HalleluYah HalleluYah
You are the lifter of my head

LORD I look to You
LORD I look to You
You are the lifter of my head!
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Psalm 84:11-12 AMPC
11 For the Lord God is a Sun and Shield; the Lord bestows [present] grace and favor and [future] glory (honor, splendor, and heavenly bliss)! No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.
12 O Lord of hosts, blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who trusts in You [leaning and believing on You, committing all and confidently looking to You, and that without fear or misgiving]!

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Tweets:
Discouraged? Afraid? Bowed down? Look away from the world-Lift up your eyes to Jesus-Your help&shield-He alone is able to keep you! -Ps 121; Ps 3:3; Ps 84:11-12 #TrustHim
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Lift up your eyes on high and see who has created these stars
The One who leads forth their host by number
He calls them all by name by the greatness of His might
And the strength of His power
Not one is missing! –Isaiah 40:26 #TrustHim
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Word Study
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From Ps 3:3 bible hub{Barnes Notes}

  • My shield – Not only in these dangers, but in all dangers. The declaration here has a general form, as if he could trust in Him at all times.
  • My glory – My honor, or the source of my honor. That is, He bestows upon me all the honor that I have, and it is my glory that I may put my trust in Him.
  • The lifter up of my head – The head, in time of trouble and sorrow is naturally bowed down, as if overpowered with the weight of affliction. Psalm 35:14 : “I bowed down heavily as one that mourneth for his mother;” (Ps 38:6;Ps 42:5; Ps 44:25; Ps 57:6; Jn 19:30) To lift up the head, therefore, or to raise one up, is to relieve his distresses, or to take away his troubles. Such a helper, David says, he had always found God to be, and he looks to Him as one who is able to help him still.

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Compassion – Beauty from Ashes

March 2, 2019

Fresh oil and wine
Poured out compassion Lk 10:33-34
The blood of Christ1Pe 1:18-19
The scarlet thread of loveHe 9:22
Beauty from ashesIs 61:3
Faith refined through the fire 1Pe 1:7
Rise up, rise up and shine!Is 60:1
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1 Peter 1:6-8 NASB … In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, 7 so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 8 and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory …
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A Song:
Beauty for ashes –Is 61:3
Joy for your mourning(morning) –Jer 31:13;Ps 30:5
Stand firm in the fire –Ex 14:13-14
A new day is dawning … –Ps 46:4-5

Rise up, rise up and shine –Is 60:1
Your strength in the Lord –Neh 8:10
Joy divine –Ps 16:11
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine! –Mt 5:14-16

Nehemiah 8:10Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.
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Jeremiah 31:13I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.
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Tweets:
Poured out compassion-Beauty for ashes-Joy for you mourning(morning)-Stand firm in the fire! #BeautyForAshes

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Related:
Clay and Treasure
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