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7.23.2021 – “Kept”

“The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand.”—Psalm 121:5 ESV Have you ever stopped… and realized that you’ve been “kept“? Guarded Protected… “It could be so much worse right now,” and you really don’t know how it’s not, …other than God. That’s how I felt yesterday when I was at my doctor’s appointment… You see,… Read More 7.23.2021 – “Kept”

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7.14.2021 – Setting the Captives Free

“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,    because the Lord has anointed meto bring good news to the poor;    he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,to proclaim liberty to the captives,    and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor…”—Isaiah 61:1-2 I came across a butterfly yesterday… 🦋 …it was trapped in… Read More 7.14.2021 – Setting the Captives Free

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7.11.2021 – He Restores My Soul

“Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.”—Psalm 143:8 “He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness for the sake of His name.”—Psalm 23:3 God, I love You… Read More 7.11.2021 – He Restores My Soul

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7.10.2021 – “…if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent?”

I was sitting here this morning, and as I wrote today’s date at the top of my journal, I immediately thought of, “Matthew 7:10” (which, I had no idea what verse it was off the top of my head) It says, “…or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent?” This… Read More 7.10.2021 – “…if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent?”

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7.8.2021 – “I need Thee, O I need Thee…”

As I was sitting here with the Lord this morning, sharing my heart with Him, and seeking what is on His… I began to feel a deeper sense of “need“ …for “deep, daily revival“… “restoration, rejuvenation, or renewal of interest after spiritual neglect, oblivion, or obscurity” …And then I began to hear these lyrics: “I… Read More 7.8.2021 – “I need Thee, O I need Thee…”

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7.4.2021 – He Gives Us Truth to Set Us Free

I was reading in Jeremiah 15 this morning… You know, Jeremiah went through some pretty tough things in his life. …extreme hardship and persecution. He was waiting on the Lord for some things too. And Jeremiah took his heart before the Lord—he was honest and open with God about where he HONESTLY was in his… Read More 7.4.2021 – He Gives Us Truth to Set Us Free

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7.2.2021 – He PURIFIES our Hearts to PREPARE us… that we may be ABLE to SEE and RECOGNIZE Him!

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.“—Matthew 5:8 NIV “Blessed [anticipating God’s presence, spiritually mature] are the pure in heart [those with integrity, moral courage, and godly character], for they will see God.“—Matthew 5:8 AMP Every so often, the Lord will take me into another season of doing a “deep, deep… Read More 7.2.2021 – He PURIFIES our Hearts to PREPARE us… that we may be ABLE to SEE and RECOGNIZE Him!

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6.30.2021 – “Not good enough.”

What if… what I’ve been “looking for” “waiting on God for” “thinking I need“ …has really been right here in front of me …already placed right here, within my own two hands …all this time? What if… what I’ve been seeking… looking for… is just right here before me right here within the grasp of… Read More 6.30.2021 – “Not good enough.”

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Unfinished, Unresolved, In-Process…Being Transformed.

“We can all draw close to him with the veil removed from our faces. And with no veil we all become like mirrors who brightly reflect the glory of the Lord Jesus. We are being transfigured into his very image as we move from one brighter level of glory to another. And this glorious transfiguration comes from the… Read More Unfinished, Unresolved, In-Process…Being Transformed.

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The thing about “seasons”…

“To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven…” —Ecclesiastes 3:1 “He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding…”—Daniel 2:21 The thing about “seasons” is… they’re different they change… …and they change us. God uses them… Read More The thing about “seasons”…

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Breaking Silence

Sometimes when we go through something… …and we don’t necessarily see it happening to anyone else around us (at least that we can see or pick up on)… we can believe that we’re the “only ones in the WHOLE world going through it”… And it’s easy to get ALL wrapped up in what we’re going… Read More Breaking Silence

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His Beloved Daughter

“I will be a true Father to you,    and you will be my beloved sons and daughters,”    says the Lord Yahweh Almighty.”—2 Corinthians 6:18 TPT “Look with wonder at the depth of the Father’s marvelous love that he has lavished on us! He has called us and made us his very own beloved children.”—1 John 3:1 TPT “This resurrection… Read More His Beloved Daughter

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The Painful Purification Process

“Who can discern his own errors? Cleanse me from my hidden faults.”—Psalm 19:12 Have you ever prayed this? He’ll do it, oh, He will do it. God will test us, and sometimes in that time of testing things will rise to the surface of our hearts, and we’ll feel the pain. A “test” from God… Read More The Painful Purification Process

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“…for then your eyes will open to see more and more of God.”

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.“—Matthew 5:8 “Come and see what God has done: he is awesome in his deeds toward the children of man.”—Psalm 66:5 “Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped…”—Isaiah 35:5 “If you look for Me wholeheartedly, you… Read More “…for then your eyes will open to see more and more of God.”

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“Look with wonder at the depth of the Father’s marvelous love…”

“What marvelous love the Father has extended to us! Just look at it—we’re called children of God! That’s who we really are. But that’s also why the world doesn’t recognize us or take us seriously, because it has no idea who he is or what he’s up to. 2-3 But friends, that’s exactly who we are:… Read More “Look with wonder at the depth of the Father’s marvelous love…”

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2:22 AM this morning…

I woke up, wide awake— around 2:22 AM this morning… …and I couldn’t go back to sleep. I immediately thought of this verse when I looked at the time… “He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, And light dwells with Him.“—Daniel 2:22 …and I was drawn to go sit at the… Read More 2:22 AM this morning…