The Only Safe Place

November 19, 2015


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Nahum 1:7 AMP
The Lord is good, a Strength and Stronghold in the day of trouble; He knows (recognizes, has knowledge of, and understands) those who take refuge and trust in Him.

From NetBible Nahum 1:7

  • * The Lord is good to those who trust Him – seek His refuge
  • * The Lord is good to His people => because  like a fortress – He protects them in time of distress

Psalm 5:11-12 AMP… But let all those who take refuge and put their trust in You rejoice; let them ever sing and shout for joy, because You make a covering over them and defend them; let those also who love Your name be joyful in You and be in high spirits. 12 For You, Lord, will bless the [uncompromisingly] righteous [him who is upright and in right standing with You]; as with a shield You will surround him with goodwill (pleasure and favor).


In times of trouble-There is only one safe place of refuge=>The Lord JesusChrist-His goodness=Protection! #TrustHim


Praise You Lord Jesus, You are my only safe place of refuge. Only You can keep me safe!


Peace in His Footsteps

November 5, 2015

Psalm 85:13 NKJV … Righteousness will go before Him, And shall make His footsteps our pathway.

Psalm 85:13 KJV … Righteousness shall go before Him, And shall set us in the way of His footsteps.

From NetBible Ps 85:13

  • make[07760]= set, establish, determine, fix
  • Since “deliverance” and “peace” are closely related earlier in v. 10.
    • Righteousness{Deliverance} and peace greet each other with a kiss. The psalmist personifies these abstract qualities to emphasize that God’s loyal love and faithfulness{truth} will yield deliverance and peace for his people.

    => Deliverance and peace go before preparing the pathway

Colossians 3:15 NASB … Let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts …

From NetBible Col 3:15

  • rule[1018] = to direct, control, govern, determine


Thank You Lord Jesus that Your footsteps are our pathway. Help us keep in step allowing Your peace to “rule” and lead the way!


Thank You Lord Jesus that Your footsteps are our pathway. Help us follow closely behind You, that we may experience the blessing of Your deliverance and peace.

Peace in Wisdom{prayer}
Established Steps{blog}
His Footsteps = Our Pathway{blog}

Doves Eyes and an Undivided Heart

October 29, 2015

Song 4:1, 1:15
How beautiful you are, my darling, How beautiful you are! Your eyes are like doves behind your veil

Song 5:12
His eyes are like doves beside streams of water, bathed in milk, and reposed in their setting.

Both the bride and the bridegroom have the eyes of a dove. When a dove fixes its gaze upon its mate, it is not distracted by any activities around it. It possesses a singleness of eye for its mate alone.

Psalm 86:11-12 AMPC … Teach me Your way, O Lord, that I may walk and live in Your truth; direct and unite my heart [solely, reverently] to fear and honor Your name. 12 I will confess and praise You, O Lord my God, with my whole (united) heart; and I will glorify Your name forevermore.

  • Psalm 86:11 NIV … Teach me Your way, O LORD, and I will walk in Your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear Your name.
  • Psalm 86:11 NLT … Teach me your ways, O LORD, that I may live according to your truth! Grant me purity of heart, that I may honor you.


Lord Jesus give me the eyes of Your dove; An undistracted devotion for You alone.

Teach me Your way, O LORD, and I will walk in Your truth; give me an undivided{pure} heart,  that I may honor you. -Ps 86:11


#ScripturePrayer Lord Jesus-Give me the eyes of Ur dove-An undivided heart-Undistracted devotion to honor U alone!

John 5:19 AMP … So Jesus answered them by saying, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself [of His own accord], unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever things the Father does, the Son [in His turn] also does in the same way.

John 8:29 AMP … And He who sent Me[Jesus] is [always] with Me; He has not left Me alone, because I always do what pleases Him.

Lord Jesus, give me eyes for You alone. Give me the eyes and heart of Your dove – a heart that longs to please You alone!

Psalm 123:1-2 AMP
1 Unto You do I lift up my eyes, O You Who are enthroned in heaven. 2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, and as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, until He has mercy and loving-kindness for us.

From Lift Up Your Eyes{my article}

All this attention on the eye prompted me to look up the meaning of **lift up [05375]. In hebrew it means: I magnify, exalt, extol, desire, long and , marry my eyes.

How beautiful: To You I *marry my eyes, O You who are enthroned in the heavens!


O Lord Jesus to You, enthroned in heaven, I lift up my eyes. Lord, I desire the eyes of Your dove, eyes “married” to You alone, to do Your will. Cause me to experience Your path of life, the fullness of joy in Your presence(Ps 16:11).

Psalm 32:8-9 AMP … I [the Lord] will instruct you{make you wise} and teach[03384] you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you. 9 Be not like the horse or the mule, which lack understanding, which must have their mouths held firm with bit and bridle, or else they will not come with you.

Be wise
Seek, hear and obey the Lord’s instructions
Be blessed
=>You must follow the Lord close enough to see
Which way His eye is looking(pointing).


Lord Jesus, help me to follow You close enough to see which way Your eye is directing me. Thank You for the wisdom of Your instruction.


Hosea 6:3 … So let us know{acknowledge}, let us press on to know{acknowledge} the LORD. His going forth is as certain as the dawn; And He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain watering[03384] the earth.

Hos 6:3Ps 32:8 & Ps 86:11

  • rain watering/teach[03384] = to shoot arrows, to throw water, rain, to flow as water, to instruct, to point out (as if by aiming the finger)

Notice how the word for rain watering is the same as teach in Psalm 32:8 & Ps 86:11. This is very comforting in the above verses. To those who press on to know and acknowledge the Lord with an undivided{pure} heart, He will come like rain to water/teach personally. They will be held in His gaze, close enough to be guided by His eye. They will see “eye to eye”, with “the eyes of His dove”(Song 4:1, 1:15,5:12;Ps 32:8;Ps 86:11)


Lord Jesus help me to fix my eyes on You, above all else. Draw me close enough to follow Your direction; close enough to see eye to eye. Thank You Lord Jesus that as You help me do this, I will be held in Your gaze, close to Your heart. Thank You Lord that You come like rain to personally teach those who press on to know and acknowledge You!


#PRAISE To those who press on to know&acknowledge the Lord with pure hearts-He comes like rain to teach personally!

Give Me the Eyes of Your Dove{blog}
Held in Perfect Peace{blog}
Be Wise{blog}

Peace in Wisdom

October 26, 2015

James 1:5 NASB … But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

Thank You Lord Jesus, You have a plan for each life. Let each seek Your direction and wisdom for their lives. Let each be guided by Your peace; a peace beyond understanding. Thank You Lord that Your peace rests on decisions aligned with Your plan.

Colossians 3:15 NASB … Let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts …

From NetBible Col 3:15

  • rule[1018] = to direct, control, govern, determine

Jeremiah 6:16 NASB … Thus says the Lord, “Stand by the ways{crossroads} and see and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; and you will find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’”

#ScripturePrayer Thank U Lord-Ur peace rests on decisions aligned with Ur plan-HelpUs-STAND-LOOK-ASK&WALK in Ur way!


Stand – Look – Ask – Walk!

Call Upon Him in Truth

October 2, 2015
Thank You Lord, that You are near all who call on You sincerely and in truth. Help me to prepare my heart, trust You, call on You and wait expectantly for an answer in Jesus name. Amen.


#ScripturePrayer Thank U Lord-U are near all who call on U sincerely in truth-Help me-Call on U expecting an answer!

Psalm 145:17-19 AMP
17 The Lord is [rigidly] righteous in all His ways and gracious and merciful in all His works.

From NetBible Ps 145:17

  • NIV … The LORD is righteous in all his ways and loving towards all he has made.
  • NLT … The LORD is righteous in everything he does; he is filled with kindness.
  • gracious and merciful[02623] = faithful, kind, holy

18 The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him sincerely and in truth.

From NetBible Ps 145:18

  • near[07138] = nigh(in place, kindred or
    time), approachable, allied, at hand
  • sincerely and truth[0571] = firmness, faithfulness, sureness, reliability, honesty
    *from [0539] = to be certain He will answer

19 He will fulfill the desires of those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him; He also will hear their cry and will save them.

From NetBible Ps 145:19

  • *fulfills desire for deliverance
  • NET … He satisfies the desire  of his loyal followers;  He hears their cry for help and delivers them.

Call Upon Him in Truth{blog}

His Unfailing Love and Kindness

September 19, 2015

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Deuteronomy 7:9 AMP
Therefore know [without any doubt] and understand that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, who is keeping His covenant and His [steadfast] lovingkindness to a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments

Psalm 91:14 AMP
14 Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness—trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no, never].

Lord Jesus, may we each have personal knowledge of Your unfailing love and kindness. My we KNOW that You will NEVER forsake those who love and seek You. As we trust You, let our hearts rejoice in Your salvation, deliverance, and victory!  -Ps 13:5

Your Love Never Fails{blog}

Seek the LORD First!

September 15, 2015

1 Kings 22:5 AMP
But Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, “Please inquire first for the word of the Lord.”

Jehoshaphat knew how important it was to seek the Lord’s counsel before going into battle. Often we decide what to do and then ask God to bless our plans. Let’s remember Jehoshaphat’s example and seek the Lord first!

Lord, help us to remember to always seek You first. Thank You that Your plans are best.

Matthew 6:33-34 AMP
33 But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.

Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you. THANK YOU LORD! :)

Matthew 6:33-34 NLT
33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
34 So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

Thank You Lord Jesus that if we seek You first, above all else each day, we will have all we need – with no worries!

Do Not Worry{blog}

Open Doors

September 8, 2015

Colossians 4:3-4 AMP
3 And at the same time pray for us also, that God may open a door to us for the Word (the Gospel), to proclaim the mystery concerning Christ (the Messiah) on account of which I am in prison; 4 That I may proclaim it fully and make it clear [speak boldly and unfold that mystery], as is my duty.

Matthew 7:7-8 AMP
7 Keep on asking and it will be given you; keep on seeking and you will find; keep on knocking [reverently] and [the door] will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who keeps on asking receives; and he who keeps on seeking finds; and to him who keeps on knocking, [the door] will be opened.

Lord, we’re asking You to open doors for Your message, that Christ may be proclaimed fully and clearly. Thank You Lord that as we persist in seeking Your direction, You will open our eyes to see these doors. Let us hear Your voice clearly and follow Your lead. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Magnify the LORD!

September 6, 2015


Psalm 34:1-3 AMP
1 I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
2 My life makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble and afflicted hear and be glad.
3 O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together.

Psalm 69:30 AMP
30 I will praise the name of God with a song and will magnify Him with thanksgiving,

Lord may Your song of praise be continually in my mouth, magnifying You with thanksgiving.

O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together!

More of Jesus

August 27, 2015

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John 3:30 AMP
He must increase, but I must decrease. [He must grow more prominent; I must grow less so.]

Let people see
More of You
Less of me
For the glory of Your name
Your salt and light I wish to be. –Mt 5:13-16

More of You
Less of me
Make me who I’m meant to be
So people see
Only Christ living inside of me.

Psalm 115:1 AMP
Not to us, O Lord, not to us but to Your name give glory, for Your mercy and loving-kindness and for the sake of Your truth and faithfulness!

Galatians 2:20 AMP
I have been crucified with Christ [in Him I have shared His crucifixion]; it is no longer I who live, but Christ (the Messiah) lives in me; and the life I now live in the body I live by faith in (by adherence to and reliance on and complete trust in) the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself up for me.


#ScripturePrayer Jesus-More of U-Less of me-For the glory of Ur name-Ur salt & light I wish to be! –Mt 5:13-16

#ScripturePrayer Jesus-More of U-Less of me-Make me who I’m meant to be-So people see-OnlyChrist living inside of me

More of Jesus{blog}


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