Safe Harbor Blessing

July 17, 2014

Psalm 107:25-31 NLT    He spoke and raised up a stormy wind, which lifted up the waves of the sea. They rose up to the heavens, they went down to the depths; in their peril their courage melted away. They reeled and staggered like drunken men; they were at their wits’ end. They cried out to the Lord in their distress; He delivered them from their troubles. He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. What a blessing was that stillness as he brought them safely into harbor! Let them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness, and for His wonders to the sons of men! 

Mark 4:39  NKJV   Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.

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Isaiah 26:3-4 AMP
3 You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You.
4 So trust in the Lord (commit yourself to Him, lean on Him, hope confidently in Him) forever; for the Lord God is an everlasting Rock [the Rock of Ages].

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Related:
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Set Free

July 13, 2014

John 14:6 AMP
6 Jesus said to him, I am the Way and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except by (through) Me.

John 8:32,36 AMP
32 And you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free.

36 So if the Son liberates you [makes you free men], then you are really and unquestionably free.

Praise You Lord Jesus, You are the Way, the Truth and the Life. Thank You that Your truth sets free. Help me to know Your truth and be set free indeed. Free to become all You have intended, filled to overflowing with the power of Your Holy Spirit. Thank You that as I surrender to You and You reveal Your truth to me, any yoke that is holding me back will be broken in Your name, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Galatians 5:1 AMP
5 In [this] freedom Christ has made us free [and completely liberated us]; stand fast then, and do not be hampered and held ensnared and submit again to a yoke of slavery [which you have once put off].

James 4:7 AMP
7 So be subject to God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him], and he will flee from you.

Romans 10:9-10 AMP
9 Because if you acknowledge and confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and in your heart believe (adhere to, trust in, and rely on the truth) that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
10 For with the heart a person believes (adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Christ) and so is justified (declared righteous, acceptable to God), and with the mouth he confesses (declares openly and speaks out freely his faith) and confirms [his] salvation.

Romans 15:13 AMP
13 May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope.

Related:
Filled With Hope

The Gentle Shepherd

July 5, 2014

From Guideposts – The Gentle Shepherd

Jesus, gentle Shepherd,
Bless Thy lamb today;
Keep me in Thy footsteps,
Never let me stray.
Guard me through the daytime.
Every hour, I pray;
Keep my feet from straying
From the narrow way. Amen.

Isaiah 40:11 NIV … He tends{feeds} His flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in His arms and carries them close to His heart; He gently leads those that have young.

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Today, come to the Good Shepherd as a little lamb. Let Him gently lift you up and carry you. Rest there awhile in complete trust and safety.
Be still … held safe in His arms of love, close to His heart.

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Related:
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Sheep of His Pasture

Serenity Prayer

July 4, 2014

Psalm 29:11 AMP
11 The Lord will give [unyielding and impenetrable] strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace.

The Serenity Prayer -Reinhold Niebuhr

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
Amen.

W.W. Bartley

For every ailment under the sun
There is a remedy, or there is none;
If there be one, try to find it;
If there be none, never mind it.

Friedrich Schiller

Blessed is he, who has learned to bear what he cannot change, and to give up with dignity, what he cannot save.

Dan Brown

God, grant me strength to accept those things I cannot change.

 

Thank You Lord Jesus that You give unyielding and impenetrable strength to Your people. Thank You that as I surrender those things that I can not change to You, I will be blessed with Your peace – a peace beyond my understanding.

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Philippians 4:4-7 NKJV
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!
5 Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.
6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

 

Thank You Lord Jesus that You have an answer to anything that I am facing. Guard my heart and mind through Christ Jesus as I seek Your wisdom. Give me the courage to follow Your lead and do those things that You show me.

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Philippians 4:8-9 NKJV
8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. 9 The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.
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Related:
Wikipedia: Serenity Prayer

Rejoice in the Lord!

June 21, 2014

Psalm 40:16 NIV
16 But may all who seek You, rejoice and be glad in You; May those who long for Your saving help always say, “The Lord is great!”

From NetBible Ps 40:16
NASB … 16 Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; Let those who love Your salvation say continually, “The LORD be magnified!”

  • magnified[01431] = praise, make great, lift up, honor
  • *may the Lord be magnified [in praise] or the Lord is great see Ps 35:27
  • salvation[08668] = deliverance, help, safety, victory

Psalm 35:27 NIV
27 May those who delight in My vindication shout for joy and gladness; may they always say, “The LORD be exalted, who delights in the well-being of His servant.”

NLT … 27 But give great joy to those who have stood with me in My defense. Let them continually say, “Great is the LORD, who enjoys helping His servant.”

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Thank You Lord Jesus, You delight in the well-being of Your servants! Help us to always stand with You in Your defense. Let us always rejoice and be glad in You, as we say “Great is the Lord”.

No Other Rock

June 18, 2014

Isaiah 44:6-8 AMP
6 Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: I am the First and I am the Last; besides Me there is no God.
7 Who is like Me? Let him [stand and] proclaim it, declare it, and set [his proofs] in order before Me, since I made and established the people of antiquity. [Who has announced from of old] the things that are coming? Then let them declare yet future things.
8 Fear not, nor be afraid [in the coming violent upheavals]; have I not told it to you from of old and declared it? And you are My witnesses! Is there a God besides Me? There is no [other] Rock; I know not any.

Praise You Lord Jesus – You are the first and You are the last. You are almighty! Help me to be a witness to the fact that there is no other Rock but You. Help me to say with full assurance, “I know not one”!

Psalm 18:1-3 NIV
For the director of music. Of David the servant of the Lord. He sang to the Lord the words of this song when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. He said:

1 I love you, Lord, my strength.
2 The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
3 I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise,
and I have been saved from my enemies.

Praise You Lord Jesus, You are my Rock! I love You, O Lord, my strength. You alone are my strength, my Rock, a firm place to stand. You alone are worthy of all my praise. Praise be to my Rock!

Psalm 28:7 AMP
7 The Lord is my Strength and my [impenetrable] Shield; my heart trusts in, relies on, and confidently leans on Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song will I praise Him.

Isaiah 26:4 AMP
4 So trust in the Lord (commit yourself to Him, lean on Him, hope confidently in Him) forever; for the Lord God is an everlasting Rock [the Rock of Ages].

Related:
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Jesus My Rock
Overwhelmed Heart{blog}
Adoration to My Rock{blog}
Not By Might{blog}

Not By Might

June 16, 2014

Zechariah 4:6 AMP
6 Then he said to me, This [addition of the bowl to the candlestick, causing it to yield a ceaseless supply of oil from the olive trees] is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit [of Whom the oil is a symbol], says the Lord of hosts.

Philippians 4:13 AMP
13 I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].

Psalm 71:16 AMP
16 I will come{go} in the strength and with the mighty acts of the Lord God; I will mention and praise Your righteousness, even Yours alone.

Thank You Lord Jesus that it all depends on Your strength and might and not mine. Help me to rely on Your strength. Help me to be empowered by Your Holy Spirit in all I do. Amen.

Related:
Go in the Lord’s Strength

Inner Truth

June 15, 2014

Psalm 51:6 AMP
6 Behold, You[the Lord] desire truth in the inner being; make me therefore to know wisdom in my inmost heart.

From Commentary

inward parts/being = the heart
The sincerity and true self-discernment which God requires can only come of spiritual insight, or, as the last clause states it, divine instruction.

Psalm 139:23-24 AMP
23 Search me [thoroughly], O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts!
24 And see if there is any wicked or hurtful way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Lord Jesus, help us willingly submit our hearts to Your searching and cleansing, for You desire truth in our inner most being. Continue to lead us in the way everlasting. Help us to hide Your word in our hearts. Amen.

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Image from BenandMe blog
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Psalm 51:10 AMP
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right, persevering, and steadfast spirit within me.
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Related:
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Every Tear

June 8, 2014

WipeTear
Image from 365 Promises

Revelation 21:4-5 AMP
4 God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and death shall be no more, neither shall there be anguish (sorrow and mourning) nor grief nor pain any more, for the old conditions and the former order of things have passed away.
5 And He Who is seated on the throne said, See! I make all things new. Also He said, Record this, for these sayings are faithful (accurate, incorruptible, and trustworthy) and true (genuine).

Revelation 7:17 AMP
17 For the Lamb Who is in the midst of the throne will be their Shepherd, and He will guide them to the springs of the waters of life; and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.

Jeremiah 31:3 AMP
3 The Lord appeared from of old to me [Israel], saying, Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn you and continued My faithfulness to you.

Praise Jesus the Lamb of God who leads to the springs of life where every tear will be wiped away! May these promises bring encouragement and joy today, no matter the circumstance. May you always find rest in the arms of the One who loves with an everlasting love. Great is HIs faithfulness!

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Only  the Lamb
By Karen Holland

When the tears fall remember the Lamb
Faithful and true
Only the Lamb can lead to springs of living water
Where all things are made new.

Only the Lamb leads to the springs
Springs everflowing, never fail
Springs where tears are wiped away
Precious gems, collected and saved
Turned from pain in a heart
To a blessing, a fresh new start.

Only the Lamb
Faithful and true
Can lead to where all things are made new.

Related:
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Beside Still Waters

June 1, 2014

Psalm 23:1-3 AMP … THE LORD is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack. He makes me lie down in [fresh, tender] green pastures; He leads me beside the still and restful waters. He refreshes and restores my life (my self);

Beside still waters
From Barnes’ Notes on the Bible
He leadeth me beside the still waters – Margin, “waters of quietness.” Not stagnant waters, but waters not tempestuous and stormy; waters so calm, gentle, and still, as to suggest the idea of repose, and such as prompt to repose. As applied to the people of God, this denotes the calmness – the peace – the repose of the soul, when salvation flows as in a gently running stream; when there is no apprehension of want; when the heart is at; peace with God.
From  NetBible Ps 23:2
still waters = waters of quietness, peaceful streams, refreshing waters => refreshment from God who is the source of living waters -Jer2:13 
He[The Good Shepherd] restores: breathes refreshment and new life into my soul!

From NetBible Ps 23:3
NKJ  He restores my soul
NLT  He renews my strength
BBE  He gives new life to my soul
AMP He refreshes and restores my life (my self)

  • restores[07725] = to bring back, to restore, refresh, repair
  • soul[05315] = life, person, mind, living being
    *from [05314] = to take breath, refresh oneself
Revelation 7:17 AMP … For the Lamb Who is in the midst of the throne will be their Shepherd, and He will guide them to the springs of the waters of life{living waters}; and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.

From NetBible Rev 7:17
living[2198] = to live, breathe, be among the living

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May the Good Shepherd who is also the Lamb, continue to lead you beside still waters where every tear is wiped away. There, may our Lord Jesus Christ breathe new life into your soul. Be restored TODAY!

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Isaiah 48:17-18 NIV …This is what the LORD says—your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go. 18 If only you had paid attention to my commands, your peace would have been like a river, your righteousness like the waves of the sea.

Peace like a river flows when you follow His lead. 

May the Good Shepherd who is also the Lamb, continue to lead you beside still waters where every tear is wiped away. There, taste and SEE that the Lord is good! May you experience the peace of the Lord in a fresh new way TODAY! A peace that restores your soul.

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Related:
Beside Still Waters – KNOW{blog}
Beside Still Waters{Restore}{blog}
He Restores My Soul{blog}
Beside Still Waters{Peace}{blog}


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