Archive for the ‘Words of the Lord’ Category

Love and Mercy Endure!

December 10, 2018


Micah 7:18 AMPC … Who is a God like You, Who forgives iniquity and passes over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage? He retains not His anger forever, because He delights in mercy and loving-kindness.
Micah 6:8 AMPC … He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God?
A Song:
O Taste and see
The Lord He is good —Ps 34:8
His mercy
His mercies new
Faithful and True —Lam 3:23
Forever His mercy
His love endures —Ps 103:17
The Lord God, Almighty reigns —Rev 19:6
Forever Faithful and True —Rev 19:11
He reigns!
Psalm 103:17 AMPC … But the mercy and loving-kindness of the Lord are from everlasting to everlasting upon those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him, and His righteousness is to children’s children—


Keep Alert and Fresh

December 6, 2018

1 Peter 4:7-8 AMP …The end and culmination of all things is near. Therefore, be sound-minded and self-controlled for the purpose of prayer [staying balanced and focused on the things of God so that your communication will be clear, reasonable, specific and pleasing to Him.] 8 Above all, have fervent and unfailing love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins [it overlooks unkindness and unselfishly seeks the best for others].
Colossians 4:2 AMP … Be persistent and devoted to prayer, being alert and focused in your prayer life with an attitude of thanksgiving.

=> an attitude of thanksgiving keeps you alert, fresh and focused in prayer!


Hebrews 10:23-25 AMP … Let us seize and hold tightly the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is reliable and trustworthy and faithful [to His word]; 24 and let us consider [thoughtfully] how we may encourage one another to love and to do good deeds, 25 not forsaking our meeting together [as believers for worship and instruction], as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more [faithfully] as you see the day [of Christ’s return] approaching.


The Beauty of the King-Wonder!

December 3, 2018

One thing I have asked of the Lord, and that I will seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His presence] all the days of my life, To gaze upon the beauty [the delightful loveliness and majestic grandeur] of the Lord And to meditate in His temple. -Ps 27:4

And then when then when the “perfect” comes …
For now [in this time of imperfection] we see in a mirror dimly [a blurred reflection, a riddle, an enigma], but then [when the time of perfection comes we will see reality] face to face. Now I know in part [just in fragments], but then I will know fully, just as I have been fully known [by God]. -1Cor 13:12
May we never lose the wonder of the beauty of the King!



His Love Deeper

November 30, 2018


His love deeper than any pain or burden – helps us stand no matter what!


Thy Will{Love Deeper than Pain}
Karen Holland … 9-30-06

A heart touched, overcome with pain
Kneels in a garden
Weeping in darkness
Alone this heart prays
In anguish the heart yields.  –Mt 26:42

Kneeling before the Lord, I know
No matter how deep the pain
How heavy the burden to bear
He will not let me break
He will not let me fall
He is my shield

He lifts my head –Ps 3:3
Lifted up by His hand
Secure in this knowledge I stand
No matter how deep the pain
No matter how dark the night

I am never alone
His love is deeper than any pain

For He yielded His heart
Accepted the cup
And drank.


November 16, 2018

Lord Jesus
When I am afraid
I will continue to put my trust in You
Ps 56:3
For You are a waymaker!Jn 14:6

I will go before you and make the crooked places straight! –Is 45:2
Proverbs 3:5-6 NASB … Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.


Lift Your Head!

November 13, 2018

It ain’t over yet! Lift your head – the Lord ain’t finished yet!
Only the Lord can lift your head when you’ve got nothing left.

Psalm 3:3-4 But You, O LORD, are a shield about me, My glory, and the One who lifts my head. I cried out to the LORD with my voice, and He answered me from His holy mountain. Selah.
Hold on – He’ll get you thru this!!!!!
Jesus my Rock
Gives strength to stand
And a new song to sing again!
Ps 40:1-4

Iron Sharpens

November 9, 2018

When iron sharpens iron=> the sparks fly!
Don’t go into battle with a dull sword.
Iron sharpens iron with God’s Holy Spirit empowered Word!

Ecclesiastes 10:10If the ax is dull, and one does not sharpen the edge; Then one must use more strength. But wisdom brings success(is profitable to direct).
Hebrews 4:12 AMP … For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.

Word Study
Answer to Samson’s Riddle Judge 14:18:
“What is sweeter than honey? And what is stronger than a lion?”

The Lord’s words are sweeter than honey!
How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth! -Ps 119:103

The Spirit of the LORD’s empowerment is stronger than any lion
And the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him(Samson), and he tore the lion apart as one would have torn apart a young goat, though he had nothing in his hand. But he did not tell his father or his mother what he had done. -Jdg 14:6

=> His Holy Spirit empowered word


Shelter Me

November 7, 2018

The name of the Lord is a strong tower
Run to Him with whole-hearted and unwavering trust in
His protection
Pr 18:10
Abide in the covering of His wings Ps 61:4
His faithfulness/truth a shield and protective wall!Ps 91:4


Psalm 91:4 NLT … He will shield you with his wings. He will shelter you with his feathers. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.


Word Study
From NetBible Pr 18:10
The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the [consistently] righteous man [upright and in right standing with God] runs into it and is safe, high [above evil] and strong.

  • * The “name of the Lord” is a metonymy of subject. The “name” here signifies not the personal name “Yahweh,” for that would be redundant in the expression “the name of Yahweh,” but the attributes of the Lord (cf. Exod 34:5-7) – here his power to protect.
  • “a tower of strength,” with “strength” regarded as attributive by most English versions. The metaphor “strong tower” indicates that God is a secure refuge.
  • * The metaphor of “running” to the Lord refers to a whole-hearted and unwavering trust in God’s protection (e.g., Isa 40:31).
  • * “is high” or “is inaccessible.” This military-type expression stresses the effect of the trust – security, being out of danger (see HALOT 1305 s.v. שׂגב). Other scriptures will supply the ways that God actually protects people who trust him.

From NetBible Ps 61:3
For You have been a shelter for me, A strong tower from the enemy.

  • shelter[04268] = refuge, from rain or storm/danger, from falsehood

From NetBible Ps 61:4
I will abide in Your tabernacle forever; I will trust in the cover of Your wings. Selah

  • cover[05643] = hiding place, shelter, secret place


Refresh Me with Apples!

October 26, 2018

Proverbs 15:23 AMP … A man has joy in making an apt answer, and a word spoken at the right moment—how good it is!
Proverbs 25:11 NASB … Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a word spoken at the right time.
O Lord
Refresh me with apples
Apples of gold
Quicken me
For I am lovesick.
Song 2:5
Your Word breathed out2Tim 3:16
Your voice heard –Job 33:4
Fills my life with
Grace and glory! Ps 84:11
Sweet fragrance of Christ
Fragrance of life
2Cor 2:14-17
The scent of apples
Breathed in and out
In the place of praise Pro 25:11
Strengthens and restores.
Apples of gold
Apples of joy
An incense so sweet
A living sacrifice – 
Eph5:1-2; Ro12:1-2; Is 61:1-3
In the place of apples
In the fragrant place of praise
O Lord, You are my life
My praise! – 
Jer 17:14;Ex 15:2;Ps 132:13-14
Jeremiah 17:14Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; Save me, and I shall be saved, For You are my praise.
Psalm 84:10-12 … Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked. 11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD bestows grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. 12 O LORD Almighty, blessed is the one who trusts in You!


Word Study
From Song 2:5

  • lovesick[02470] = to be or become weak, be or become sick, be or become diseased, be or
    become grieved, be or become sorry, wounded

From  Pro 25:11
Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a word spoken at the right time.

  • apple[08598] = apple associated with fragrance
    *From [05301] = to breathe, cause to breathe out
    and [01054] = place of apples located in Judah[03063] = praise/He shall be praised (assigned to the tribe of Judah Josh 15 v53)
  • spoken[01696] = to declare, converse, command, promise, warn, threaten, prophesy, sing

=>These apples of gold contain a fragrance that can be breathed in and out!
Apples of gold are breathed by the Holy Spirit. They contain the fragrance of Christ, bringing life. These apples “breathe” – refresh, quicken, revive and restore from sickness, discouragement, faintness, and/or death. They bring joy. Isn’t it interesting that the “place of apples”, the place where these apples are “breathed” is in Judah, assigned to the tribe of Judah = praise/He is to be praised?!
From  Job 33:4
AMP … [It is] the Spirit of God that made me [which has stirred me up], and the breath of the Almighty that gives me life [which inspires me].

  • 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

From  Jer 17:14
NET … Lord, grant me relief from my suffering so that I may have some relief. Rescue me from those who persecute me so that I may be rescued.


The Sheep and The Good Shepherd

October 25, 2018


A Song:

Keep in step, keep in step
With the Lord your God  –Gal 5:25
Keep in step, keep in step
Follow hard –Ps 63:8

With the Good Shepherd –Ps 23:1;Jn 10:14-15
In your sight
Not by power, Nor by might  –Zec 4:6
But by His Spirit follow close behind
Trust the Lord, taste and see –Ps 34:8
Surely, Forever, His goodness, His mercy
Follow as He leads –Ps 23:6

John 10:24-30The Jews then gathered around Him, and were saying to Him, “How long will You keep us in suspense? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly.” 25 Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe; the works that I do in My Father’s name, these testify of Me. 26 But you do not believe because you are not of My sheep. 27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; 28 and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. 30 I and the Father are one.”