Scripture’s Truth

From 1 Corinthians 2:4-5:  “My speech and my proclamation were not with plausible words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith might rest not on human wisdom but on the power of God.”

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World full of deception

Most lack understanding

Man lives with blind spirit

God’s Word seeks soft landing

 

Father’s knowledge revealed

Prepared with divine love

Shared through Holy Spirit

From heaven’s depths above

 

Man’s spirit lacks vision

Missing truth of God’s Word

Pride hinders man’s access

Spirit’s teachings transferred

 

Filling man’s hungry mind

Scripture’s truth, Spirit brings

Living in mind of Christ

God’s wisdom always clings

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From 1 Corinthians 2:12-13:  “Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit that is from God, so that we may understand the gifts bestowed on us by God.  And we speak of these things in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual things to those who are spiritual.”

Oswald Chambers Quote

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Faith is not in what Jesus says but in Himself; if we only look at what He says we shall never believe.

From Luke 18:41-43:  “‘What do you want me to do for you?’  He said, ‘Lord, let me see again.’  Jesus said to him, ‘Receive your sight; your faith has saved you.’  Immediately he regained his sight and followed him, glorifying God; and all the people, when they saw it, praised God.”

From My Journal

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From Big Sky Buckeye

In life we come upon different perspectives, and this leads to even more self-discovery.

Do you write a daily journal?  This inspiring thought comes from my journal, and much of what is written in my journal comes from reading and commenting on other bloggers’ posts.  Thanks to many of you for adding so much to my journal.

(Updated January 18)

Glorifying God

From 1 Peter 2:2-3:  “Like newborn infants, long for the pure, spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow into salvation—if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.”

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Believers searching

Seeking Father’s plan

Bible revealing

Spirit touches man

 

God’s blessed children

Salvation growing

Tasting His goodness

Spirit’s gifts showing

 

Breathing righteousness

Man’s actions molded

In likeness of Christ

Spirit’s tasks unfolded

 

Holy and treasured

Chosen cornerstone

Glorifying God

Spirit in Christ sown

 

Long ago searching

Heeding sovereign will

Now finding God’s plan

Spirit flows downhill

 

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From 1 Peter 2:9-10:  “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.  Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.”

Hannah More Quote

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Forgiveness is the economy of the heart . . . forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.

From Luke 11:4:  “And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us.  And do not bring us to the time of trial.”

Hannah More (1745-1833) was an English playwright, poet, educator, and religious writer.

Quiet Grace (Elfchen Series #93)

Boldness

Faith

Grace refilling

Every precious day

Father, Son, Holy Spirit

Eyewitnesses

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Journey

Walking

Never alone

Holy Spirit’s voice

Yielding to His guidance

Transformation

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Blessing

Darkness

Hiding sin

Divine light’s guidance

Grace nurtures Christ’s forgiveness

Believe

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Charles Stanley Quote

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When we make time to be alone with the Father and quiet in His presence, we experience His peace.

From Psalm 131:1-2:  “Lord, my heart is not lifted up, my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me.  But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; my soul is like the weaned child that is with me.”

Prayer’s Focus

From the words of American pastor and Christian teacher, Charles Stanley:  “Jesus teaches what to focus on in our prayers and encourages us to approach God with a humble heart.”

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Praying with humble heart

Focusing on God

His name, kingdom, and will

Comforting, His rod

 

Lauding His Holiness

Kneeling at Lord’s feet

“Hallowed be your name” rings

Praying on His beat

 

Praying in reverence

Submitting to God

“Your kingdom come” proclaims

Lifting sin’s facade

 

Knowing God’s way is best

Trusting faithfulness

“Your will be done” shares grace

Praying, God shall bless

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From Matthew 6:9-10:  “Pray then in this way:  Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.  Your kingdom come.  Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”

Charles Swindoll Quote

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Be specific in your prayer life.

From Psalm 32:6:  “Therefore let all who are faithful offer prayer to you; at a time of distress, the rush of mighty waters shall not reach them.”

Monday Memories: Harvest God’s Treasures

From Luke 12:32-34:  “Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.  Sell your possessions, and give alms.  Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in Heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

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Mankind endlessly searches earth’s treasures

Wandering and looking under each rock

Few ever deliver much to measure

As time flees, few seconds left on a clock

 

Treasures worth seeking, always to be found

Depositing the seeds of faith with God

His Word brings a richness, lovingly bound

Accept now His Grace, with a “yes” and nod

 

No earthly treasure can compare to this

Eternal life awaits, accept His call

Taking up our cross, we follow God’s list

His Holy treasure, never fails or falls

 

Following our Lord, no need to measure

Christ’s blood brings a harvest of treasures

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America’s Minister of Encouragement, Dennis Swanberg, writes:  “There is absolutely  no evidence that complexity and materialism lead to happiness.  On the contrary, there is plenty of evidence that simplicity and spirituality lead to joy, a blessedness that is better than happiness.”