"The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion — to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." ~ from ISAIAH 61 Bible verse for this Blog

Sunday, March 26, 2017

SOS ~ "YOU ARE FREE" - 1

oh my goodness

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it's already time for the new

Online Bible Study (OBS)
with
FaithGateway
and
Rebekah Lyons

sorry for not giving you any advance notice

I guess I was so focused and looking ahead to
"Redeemed"
after
Resurrection SONday
that
I forgot
about
being or getting or staying
FREE
first
and this

Study On SONday
is to remind us
(me)

to NOT miss
the
LIVE
Kickoff
event

MONday
March 27, 2017
8 pm for me (CST)

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[image credit: FaithGateway]

plus
invite you to come along

and
JOIN
March 26th - May 6th, 2017

(yeah, it will overlap with "Redeemed" -sorry- but as I find out often, God makes a way to connect and grasp from wherever sources as you're able, if you can make the attempt to draw from them and HIM through these Online Bible Studies and He blesses us, yet still I realize that many don't have the time so you have to choose or be selective)


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Here's the weekly schedule:

Week One: Mar. 26-Apr. 1
Week Two: Apr. 2-8
Week Three: Apr. 9-15
Week Four: Apr. 16-22
Week Five: Apr. 23-29
Week Six: Apr. 30-May 6
Recap Week: May 7-13

WEEK 1
"TO BE FREE"
Chapter 1
"Free to be rescued" (chapter 2)
"Free to be called"    (chapter 3)

Scriptures this Week
Hebrews 12:1
Galatians 5:1
2 Corinthians 3:17
Matthew 20:29-34

At the end of each chapter in the book, there are a few questions or suggestions to consider and journal. Ann Voskamp writes the Forward followed by the Introduction from Rebekah of why and how she chose to write this book; clearly based in Galatians, the letter written on freedom - our freedom in Christ Jesus. 

This book is somewhat a continuation of my indecision last year (2016) between "BE" and "CHANGE" as my One Word that God seemed to be speaking to me - I guess He still is, especially in this year with my new One Word as "Healing" ... however, I'm sure that God is confirming my need to BE who I already AM ... HIS! {looks like I'm not just "Finding I AM..." (previous P31 book OBS study and my FRI. feature now) of who God is, but also who I am and accepting me with all my weaknesses, failures and limitations} Looking forward to all God is doing and will continue to do and change in me, but mostly my desire to BE FREE!

"In You Are Free, Rebekah invites you to:
  • Overcome the exhaustion of meeting others expectations and rest in the joy of God’s freedom.
  • Release stress and anxiety to uncover the peace that comes from abiding in God’s presence.
  • Find permission to grieve past disappointments and find strength in your journey toward healing.
  • Throw off self-condemnation, masks of perfection, and step boldly into God’s purpose for you.
  • Discover the courage to begin again and use your newfound freedom to set others free.
Freedom is for everyone who wants it—the lost, the wounded, and those weary from striving. It’s for those who gave up trying years ago. It’s for those who are angry and hurt, brilliant and burnt by the Christian song and dance. You are the church, the people of God. You were meant to be free."

For Chapter 1, there are 3 really great beginning thoughts to reflect upon ... the first asking us to describe a time (or season in our lives) when we felt truly free - the next one asks:

When did bondage creep in?
(sitting in a quiet place, ask God to show you)

The last is a prayer and time to prepare our hearts for the areas of freedom we'll explore through her book ... 

"Jesus, bring me into a place of true freedom with You. Show me the way back into Your freedom."~Rebekah Lyons

Happy Sunday! Exciting news! My friends at @faithgateway Online Bible Studies are starting a group to go through the #YouAreFreeBook and together we’re making all 6 weeks of my study videos available to you for free!
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If you’ve been reading the book and want to go deeper, or if you’re just looking for a safe place to digest it all with other women, this is perfect for you! •
Their OBS team will be hosting weekly chats, a private Facebook discussion group, and blogs about the study – all starting TOMORROW TONIGHT with me sharing on a live webcast at 9pm EST (MONDAY).
• 
Hope you can join us! Study runs for 6 weeks, through May 6! Sign up at link in profile. Can't wait to dig into this study together! 📘
{I was so honored and blessed to meet Rebekah Lyons with Ann Voskamp at the "Broken + Free Tour" and got my copy of the book but not the study guide so we'll see ... I'll be trying to add the reading of Chapters 1-3 from her book this week but  it's not required to participate. When I heard her speak and she touched on a common thread between us, I just had to get the book.

Friday, March 24, 2017

FRIDAY'S "Finding I AM ..."

This is more than one of Lysa TerKeurst's books or great teachings from another OBS; it's a weekly - no, daily search of "finding" and "knowing" the Great "I AM" so although the Online Bible Study (OBS) with Proverbs 31 of this book by Lysa TerKeurst: "Finding I AM ... How Jesus Fully Satisfies The Cry of Your Heart"  ... is finished; I continue on with "Finding I AM ..." on my Fridays offline, seeking God and all/any of His Attributes - who GOD IS and who I am in Him, our relationship - our connection, how I am finding Him to BE all that HE IS ... now and forever, unchanging ... "the same - yesterday, today and forever" Hebrews 13:8

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Reading this book and doing this study has re-launched me back into rediscovering what I have done often on this blog and clearly in my life search as I draw closer and hope to connect better with GOD ... and revitalized my Fridays

I mentioned in Weds. WOW post that I may be sharing or adding one of my emails that whisper to me this week as they do twice each week ... but I didn't then so I am today because this is the WHO I am Finding I AM to be, as ...

I HEAR HIS WHISPER...
"Live and Walk in the Spirit"
{yes, I could have chosen to find His "Spirit", but that's not it today 
"He is my Treasure"}


"I have given you a treasure, a fountain, and a well that springs up with endless life. This treasure is My Spirit. My breath rests upon you, My Spirit fills you. Now live and walk in the Spirit I have placed within you. Your strength will never be enough, for it is not by human might, nor by will-power, but by My Spirit. The life you are called to live is the borrowed life of the Holy Spirit enriching you moment by moment. Live and walk each step in the Spirit and you will find My resting place.

I have called you to live in the impossibility of the flesh made possible by the Spirit. My calling is a high calling of glory that only My Spirit can fulfill. Your longings for more and your desires for holiness have been birthed in you from heaven. Live in heaven's glory. All that you will have in heaven comes to you in seed form now, so that you might experience a foretaste and preview of what will be forever yours. Hunger for the life of the Spirit and you will enter into the newness of life in Me. For in Me you live, and move, and have your being.




Seek the Treasure within



Wednesday, March 22, 2017

WOW ~ Renewal, Love, Healing

I knew this day was coming ... maybe you did too ... when my WOW would not happen, not because I didn't want to take a Walk On Weds., not because I wasn't in His Word On Weds., not even because I didn't hear a Whisper On Weds. (because both emails from LOOP and The Passion Translation (TPT) were Wonderful!-the ones I usually choose to share- in fact I might even have to add one of them) but simply, I have no WOW ready for today because I've come to a standstill ... and this beautiful song from a new app and email from First 15 for this week where we seem to be pausing or passing through different "renewals": God's Plan for Renewal, renewal of your mind, renewal of your first love, renewal of joy, (yet to come) renewal of purpose, renewal of conscience, renewal of perspective (really a good week of "renewal" so appropriate for this season {First 15 and First 5 are my new favs}... yet perhaps this may be why too, I am in an adjustment period with my hearing aides for the past 3 weeks - a new transition for me, so I'm pausing to listen and linger like in this video of this song {imagine me, or even you, or better yet - me with you in this place of "renewal" ... and healing}

"First Love"


Then God sent the perfect prayer from "Your Daily Prayer" (iBelieve.com)

...“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.” (Ephesians 3:20)

"Father, we praise You, for You love us perfectly. You set the stars in the sky and the oceans’ borders in place. Everything moves under Your omnipotent hand. To heal us gives You joy. We don’t understand pain. You tell us that sin has consequences in this life, yet we struggle to draft together a lofty purpose and reasoning for the when, why, where, and who it befalls. Father, You are grace and love and hold us in perfect justice and fairness. You grow us through every season, painful and not. 
When we are in pain, the world seems to stop for us. Every move becomes more poignant, and dependent on Strength above our own. Thank You for lending us Your power in times of weakness and sickness. Thank You for gluing us together when we are emotionally coming unwound. Thank You for holding our tongues when the daggers of insult threaten to wage war in our hearts. Thank You for loving us completely and perfectly, providing the care and companionship through medicine, family, friends, and church families that pray for us and unite for our cause. 
Forgive us, Lord, when we are too quiet and scared to reach out. Whether it be to speak of our pain under a blanket of prayer, or shout of our miracles to Your glorious Name. Forgive our silence, and quicken us to share our grief and our miracles with You and others as a testimony of hope. 
Father, you can heal us in a heartbeat. We pray for Your miraculous healing today. From depression, life-long disease, sudden failures, addictions and massive handicaps. We pray for miraculous healing because we know you are as capable of fixing our physicality as you are to hold the oceans in place as the earth spins around. Through Your Son’s death on the cross, we have the opportunity to be healed spiritually. By believing in Jesus we are connected straight to You in prayer and presence. Bless our hearts to believe in You beyond our heart’s capacity. Strengthen our faith where it is weak and strengthen our resolve to linger in Your presence a little longer each day. 
Take our pain away, according to Your will, in Your time. We’re not promised a painless life on this earth, but You do want us to live a happy one. Send Your Spirit to help us see past our circumstances and onto Your calling on our lives. Sickness and injury can’t stop God-placed dreams. Fill our hearts with hope as we wait on You to move in our lives and flow out from our hearts. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. " A Prayer for Those Waiting on Healing By Meg Bucher

There's
definitely
healing
in
renewal
especially
when it's
"First Love"
worth waiting

[image credit: iBelieve]

so I 
do
Believe
and
so should
YOU
then
Trust



Friday, March 17, 2017

FRIDAY's "Finding I AM..." ~ WORTHY of WORSHIP

ALWAYS

AS

__________________
(fill in the blank)

[... before I go on, here's a brief explanation: The Online Bible Study (OBS) with Proverbs 31 of this book by Lysa TerKeurst:  "Finding I AM ... How Jesus Fully Satisfies The Cry of Your Heart" ... is finished, but I will go on "Finding I AM ..." seeking God and all or any of His Attributes on my Fri. set apart offline to spend just with GOD]... and look at that title with another WOW!



Today, I am seeking more of WHO GOD IS ... and looking at God's Attributes but I have not really prepared any particular attribute ... instead I will wait for GOD to reveal Himself today but meanwhile I'm going to point you to "GOD IS..." by Rene Schlaepfer ... online and also it's a book by him. {once again, I looked to see if perhaps I had shared this somewhere, some year on this blog, but was unable to find it at this time so I'm connecting you to "GOD IS..." because this is what I am reading to "Focus On God" on Fri. of who GOD IS ...


"...God is….
How do you finish that sentence?
God is remote.
God is unfair.
God is uncaring.
God is irrelevant.
God is indulgent.
God is absurd.
God is unknowable.
God is me.
God is dead...." Introduction



50 DAYS
worth of
exploring
GOD and HIS ATTRIBUTES

WEEK 1 Self-revelatory, Holy, Beautiful
WEEK 2 Majestic, Omnipotent, Awesome
WEEK 3 Omnipresent
WEEK 4 Love
WEEK 5 Omniscient
WEEK 6 Sovereign
WEEK 7 Immutable, Worthy of Worship

sometimes we just need to be reminded of 
How Great God Is ...
and
each Friday
I love to Focus on God
who truly is so
"Worthy of Worship"
so that's all I do ... and listen ... not ask for anything
{although I have so much to pray about and for so many needs, not on Fri.}
Music Playlist put together at GOD IS ... with songs for each week

* I don't usually start near the end, but the One I have chosen for this Friday, from above is ...
GOD IS ... SOVEREIGN

sensing a real need to be reminded that

GOD IS IN CONTROL
wondering which one
you might need a reminder of 
and 
hoping that you and God
find each other
right where you neeed Him
and as you may need Him to be
for He's Everything!!!



HAPPY SAINT PATRICK'S DAY!
{from that quarter of my heritage}

with this day in mind
I also hold on to God as my breastplate of righteousness
how thankful I am to Jesus Christ for this! 
{not St. Patrick, as the title of the song linked might imply}


Happy St. Patrick's Day
[image credit: Crosscards]



Wednesday, March 15, 2017

WOW ~ the Heart of the Matter

I almost did not take (do) a Walk On Weds. for today because once again I could not choose nor did I find any "daily walk" that really seemed like a "Whisper On Weds." that we might need ...

The Daily Walk Bible NLT (Daily Walk: Full Size) by [Tyndale]

... then I received a great deal on "Finding God in the Ruins: How God Redeems Pain" by Matt Bays and I rediscovered the NLT Bible above with a 31 Day Plan with Jesus, which reawakened me seeking "how to get the most out of" my daily walks ... and so I began a new encounter with this "walk" and decided to reread my emails more closely from Jennifer Camp (LOOP) and Brian Simmons (The Passion Translation) from where I often choose one of these two for my "whispers" on these "walks" because their emails touch me or speak to me, so I decided to share them both because the "whispers" go together (sharing them in the order I received them)- may they whisper to your heart from God's:

"When What You Believe is True, Isn’t" by Jennifer Camp

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour—1 Peter 5:8

"Come back to Me. You don’t have to feel far away. You don’t have to believe you are disappointing Me.

There are whispers you hear that aren't from Me. There are whispers to lure you away, that want to pull you far from the place I have for you, the place I am with you, right now.

Listen close: You are with Me, my love, and when you hear whispers that say I am far away, that say you aren’t measuring up, ask Me what think before you believe them. I’m never going to ignore you when you come to Me with a heart fully open. I’m never going to turn you away, and I love it when you trust Me with your every thought.

Let Me hold your thoughts, your dreams, your fears. Let Me contain them, gather them up with my hands so you don’t feel crushed by their weight.

I place my hand upon your heart, the beating of your mortal body, while your soul, your spirit, is connected with Me. You are here and you are there–—your body breathing air I breathed while I walked  there, your soul breathing in my spirit as you walk here, with Me. For here, you sit next to Me, claiming your place among the saints and lifting your voice and soul in praise.

My daughter, I wrap you up in my truth, and you are free. Choose my truth over whispers that call you away and you will stay in my peace. You will stay and know my voice more deeply. For I have given you everything you need to discern the false from truth. 

And pray for more truth to fill your heart. My truth is your battle armor: my community helps you hear Me and know Me; my words steer you and feed you and lift you from darkness to light; my love is not a distant, theoretical love, but a fierce, I-am-here-and-I’ve-got-you love.

For I am love. I am love.

Stay close to Me and the whispers will quiet. Stay close to Me and I will rise up for you. But to be rescued I ask you to believe in the rescuer. I am steadfast and present, my darling. 

Look up. 
Look up." (LOOP email sign-up, Jennifer Camp, March 13, 2017)

then

I HEAR HIS WHISPER...
"The light of My love"


"Set your heart on Me. When you see something inside your soul that you lack, focus on Me. I am to be the center on which your life turns. When your eyes are fixed on Me, the supply of My Spirit flows into you. My love for you is like a rising tide, You never need to "try" to love someone, My love is sufficient for you and for them. The glory-flow of My love will be enough for you and enough to give to others. Set your heart on Me, and not the petty offenses that come between you and another. My love will erase and cover a multitude of sins. When My Spirit fills you every other thing is swept away and forgotten. This is how My persecuted ones endure -- for they set their focus on My love.

The shining of My love upon you is the Light that guides, warms, nourishes, and strengthens. Turn your heart to the Light of My love and I will pull the "weeds" from your garden that hinder our fruit from coming forth. When you turn to Me I will accomplish what all your strivings have not-- I will change you from the inside out. I am patient and kind, and there is so much more compassion in My heart toward you than you have realized. You are not a disappointment to Me, but a delight!

Remember the price I paid to purchase your soul. I have given My Son, My Treasure, My Holy Spirit, and My Heart for you. When you feel that I am distant, bathe your heart once again in My love and push aside the lies that would deceive you. I know you, I understand the moving of your heart, and I know every word you will speak before you even start a sentence. The pleasure I find in you is not because of your "works," but because of your love. Having never seen Me, yet you love Me. I will never leave you or diminish the strength of My love toward you.
Whenever you turn your focus to Me and set your gaze on things above, I am stirred to bring you into greater measures of My love and holiness. Let nothing silence your songs of praise, and let nothing stand in your way as you pursue the quest for even more of My love."(Brian Simmons and TPT team)


What I thought I might share today when I couldn't decide
was from another book by Liz Curtis Higgs
(and it's not the excellent one she's sharing for Lent on her FB)
but another one that I only have a sample of right now with

"31 Verses to Write on Your Heart"

It's when I look at these two emails and this one book, I notice that they all have one very important part in common: the Heart ... and I realize that I am hearing God Whisper on Wedsstraight to my heart from His (and I hope He spoke to yours too)

And of course, I must leave at least
30 of the 31 Verses

Proverbs 3:3
2 Corinthians 5:17
Proverbs 29:25
Jeremiah 29:11
Proverbs 9:10
Philippians 4:13
Proverbs 4:23
2 Timothy 1:7
Romans 8:28
Proverbs 31:30
Psalm 46:10
Zephaniah 3:17
Proverbs 22:6
Isaiah 41:10
Philippians 4:6
Proverbs 15:1
1 Thessalonians 5:18
Philippians 4:8
Proverbs 31:25
Isaiah 40:31
Proverbs 27:17
Isaiah 26:3
Philippians 1:6
Joshua 1:9
Proverbs 30:5
Micah 6:8
Isaiah 43:1
Proverbs 15:23
John 14:2
Lamentations 3:22

How many are already written on your heart?

(as I was compiling the list, I realized that either I had already shared these verses somewhere or many are written on my heart and part of the memory work in my mind, so clearly they matter - Liz has chosen and written well on these verses in her devotional book)






Sunday, March 12, 2017

Happy SONday - an hour earlier

Hello Sunshine!
[image credit: crosscards]


SOS

continuing with
(LGG)
Study

Online Bible Studies
(OBS)

Next Study at Faith Gateway will be
March 26th-May 13, 2017
"You Are Free" by Rebekah Lyons

and with 
April 20th, 2017
"Redeemed"
by 
Angela Thomas Pharr



Friday, March 10, 2017

FRIDAY's "Finding I AM ..."

as the

 "I no longer call you servants; instead, I have called you friends."
John 15:15

[... but before I go on a brief explanation: The Online Bible Study (OBS) with Proverbs 31 of this book by Lysa TerKeurst:  "Finding I AM ... How Jesus Fully Satisfies The Cry of Your Heart" ... is finished, but I will go on "Finding I AM ..." on my Fridays offline, seeking God and all or any of His Attributes].

Over at Lifeway Women Blog, the monthly focus of "Who God is" happens to be looking at the attribute of God's HOLINESS for March ... and Finding I AM as Holy, for indeed ...

[image credit: LifeWay Women #GodIs2017]



... 1 Samuel 2:2 ...

but earlier in this week 
I was 
"Finding I AM ..."
as

"... the True Friend you have always wanted. So many times when you called to Me, I answered and I was with you. Though you are delicate, I have made you strong. Do you remember how I set your heart on fire and gave you the grace to love Me and seek Me with your whole heart? I am your wraparound shield, your strong protector, and your True Friend. 

Remember the promises that I have spoken to you. Do not let them go. I promised you life, strength, healing, and power. My words will be the armor to empower you when doubts assail you from every side. Keep coming to Me and never forget the destiny I have promised you, for your inheritance was received by faith. 

Your enemy knows how to wound you. He will even come through the voices of those you love the most. Be alert to My voice, My child, for I have taught you to follow My voice and not the voice of another. Remember the countless times I directed you, even on a path you had never been on before. I never failed you and I never will fail you. Always remember that I am your True Friend. 

These are the days of discovery. You will discover Me in hidden places and in previously unknown ways. My voice will comfort you and bring you peace. Remember the comfort I poured out upon you when your heart was broken and you did not know what to do. I was there in that hour to mend your broken soul and restore you to Myself. I am drawn to your weakness, My beloved, like a river is drawn to the lowest places in the valley. I will fill you with My peace to sustain you and My love to empower you. Remember this, My beloved: I am your True Friend."by Brian Simmons, "I Hear His Whisper" Volume 2: 52 Devotions, #30 (The Passion Translation)
Proverbs 18:24
"Spend today or this weekend praying for a greater revelation 
of Jesus as your True Friend."


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

WOW ~ "Beloved, I am your True Identity"

On my Walk On Weds. I hear this Whisper On Weds. coming from many different wind directions; words of others, emails and studies, so as I often find myself leaning in to hear His Whisper ... right now, I just have to choose which one to share from the many sources sharing on "brokenness and healing" and being "redeemed" ... today's is from the *2nd volume (#16) by Brian Simmons and the images from TPT and Rick Warren, but this whisper goes well with Love God Greatly's (LGG) new study that started this past Mon. "Broken and Redeemed"

[image credit: TPT, Brian Simmons]

{I do hope I haven't shared this already, I looked but didn't find it - however, I did find some other "blogs" from 2009 that I did from the Father's Love Letters on "brokenness" that were interesting to go back and read - and to think that at the end of that year, I faced yet another "broken" time of grief and even more loss since then ... my apologies if I already shared this Whisper --- I ended up switching this, because the one I had was the extra one I posted last Weds.}

 ...*I HEAR HIS WHISPER ...

"I am your identity"


I guess I need this reminder even with the entire list below on my blog

"I am the One who has formed you and defined you. Others gaze on your weakness and faults, but I gaze on your beauty. Twice I have perfected you— once in your mother’s womb and once when you came to know Me. You are twice purified in My eyes, for you are Mine. 

Your difficulties have shaped you, but they will not define you. By creation and by redemption, you are Mine! I have set My seal over your heart and now I display you to the world as My very own masterpiece of love. I have placed My glory over your life and called you, “My radiant one!” 

When you surrender to Me, it is not you who guides your life, but I am the Good Shepherd who leads you. I have served you My grace even as you have yielded to Me your heart. As you pray, your voice is sweet and your face is lovely in My eyes. Never hesitate to give Me the desires of your heart. I will bring them to pass. 

The strength to endure trials and pressure flows from My life within you. Do not say, “I can’t handle this test,” but instead say, “I can do all things in the strength of the One who lives in me.” When you speak out of your identity in Me, the surging power of My Spirit will lift you high. 

I am your True Identity, My beloved. Find your pleasure in Me. The more you delight your heart in Me, the freer I become to unleash My glory in your situation. Others will find your flaws, but I have found your virtue. You trusted Me when you had nothing and no one to support you. Never doubt the burning love that I have placed within your soul. In that flame you will find Me and you will hear My voice whisper to you. Beloved, I am your True Identity." from "I Hear His Whisper" Volume 2: 52 Devotions (The Passion Translation) by Brian Simmons.


"...When you are in the presence of God, His pure love reaches 
to the lowest places of your life, much like a river.

Now that's HEALING!



"List some low areas in your life where you need God’s love to reach today, bringing healing and redemption. Rejoice in the fact that His love touches every area of your life."(from another whisper #3 in that *same book by Brian Simmons)


And according to James 5:16a and this image 
from Pastor Rick's message on "Daily Hope"

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[image credit: Pastor Rick Warren, Daily Hope]

another quote from iBelieve (Wendy van Eyck)
"The burden of healing rests on the shoulders of my big, gracious God who turns when I touch the hem of his garment."~Wendy van Eyck
[Your Daily Prayer, Feb. 17, 2017]


This blog post actually would go well for Friday's "Finding I AM ..."
but I'm sure I have another one or two





Tuesday, March 7, 2017

"GRACE and HOPE" ~ 7

my chosen devotional 
for 
Lent 2017

...
DAY 7


Hebrews 3:12-15

TPT~The Passion Translation

7 ~ "Persevere by Searching Your Heart for Hiding
Evil and Unbelief"

v12"...So search your hearts every day, my brothers and sisters, and make sure that none of you has evil or unbelief hiding within you. For it will lead you astray, and make you unresponsive to the living God."...(TPT)

"Holy Spirit, I invite You to search my heart for any evil or unbelief hiding within. Examine me through and through. Put me to the test, and sift me through and through. See if there is any path of pain I’m walking on. Lead me back to Your glorious, everlasting ways. Amen." ~Brian Simmons. 

no copyright infringement intended
just a sample of this
wonderful devotional book

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It wasn't or isn't my plan to share this daily
and it's much better in the book with the devotional
and these passages in scripture in The Passion Translation

I hope the "sampling" I've shared from
last week's WOW to tomorrow's
is enough for you to choose
"Glory and Hope"

not sure what tomorrow will bring

but there are still many more days left in Lent
to "repent" and be changed


Monday, March 6, 2017

"GRACE and HOPE" ~ 5 and 6

my chosen devotional 
for 
Lent 2017

...
DAY 5 and 6

TPT~The Passion Translation


5 ~ Psalm 80:3-7
6 ~ Hebrews 2:14-18

5 ~ "Come Back and Revive Me"

v3"...God-Enthroned, be revealed in splendor..."

v7"...Come back, come back O God and restore us!...Let Your beaming face shine upon us, with the sunrise rays of glory, And then nothing will be able to stop us." ... TPT


"Heavenly Father, thank You for not giving up on us when we rebelled against You in the garden. Thank You for not giving up on me, either! Amen."~Brian Simmons.  


6 ~ "Christ Lived Our Life to Defeat Our Death"

v18 "...He suffered and endured every test and temptation, so that He can help us every time we pass through the ordeals of life."...(TPT)


"Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, I praise You and thank You for living life in order to experience my death—all in order to break the power of death to rescue me and recreate me anew! Amen."~Brian Simmons"


no copyright infringement intended
just a sample of this
wonderful devotional book

Saturday, March 4, 2017

"GRACE and HOPE ~ 4"

my chosen devotional 
for 
Lent 2017

...
DAY 4

TPT~The Passion Translation

John 1: 35-42

"What Do You Want?"


"... These two people separated themselves from God by demanding to live life on their own terms. And it brought them nothing but shame and guilt, anxiety and alienation.

We’ve been doing and experiencing the same ever since." ...  Brian Simmons. 


"Jesus, I am reminded this day that You are who I have been waiting for my whole life: my Savior and Redeemer, my Shelter and Shield, my Rescuer and Restorer. I thank You and praise Your name for all that you’ve done and all of who You are for me." Brian Simmons."

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