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Radiant Joy

February 17, 2017

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Psalm 34:5 NLT … Those who look to Him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces.

From NetBible Ps 34:5

  • radiant[05102] = to shine, beam, light, burn
    -to flow, stream(together)
    -to sparkle(the sheen of a running stream)
  • BBE … Let your eyes be turned to him and you will have light, and your faces will not be shamed.

Radiant faces beaming with joy
Shines bright
Radiant joy
The joy of the Lord  –
Ps 97:11
Like “Son”light sparkling off a flowing stream
Jesus my strength – my song –
Is 12:2
His favor – His smile –
Ps 4:6
An everlasting crown! Is 35:10
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Psalm 4:6 AMPC … …Lift up the light of Your countenance upon us, O Lord.

From NetBible Ps 4:6

  • NIV … Let the light of your face shine upon us, O LORD.
  • NLT … Let the smile of your face shine on us, LORD.
  • Smile upon us. Though many are discouraged, the psalmist asks the Lord to intervene and transform the situation.


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Today, turn your eyes upon Jesus and know where your help comes from. Experience the King’s smile. Your face will be radiant and shine with the joy of the Lord! Let the Lord be magnified in praise! Ps 70:4

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Psalm 97:11 AMPC … Light is sown for the [uncompromisingly] righteous and strewn along their pathway, and joy for the upright in heart [the irrepressible joy which comes from consciousness of His favor and protection].

From NetBible Ps 97:11

  • *“Light” here symbolizes the joy (note the following line) that accompanies deliverance and the outpouring of divine favor.
  • surround[05849] = to encircle, to crown

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Psalm 5:11-12 AMPC … 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).

From NetBible Ps 5:12

  • surround[05849] = to encircle, to crown

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The Lord Equips

January 16, 2017

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Hebrews 13:20-21 AMPC
20 Now may the God of peace [Who is the Author and the Giver of peace], Who brought again from among the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, by the blood [that sealed, ratified] the everlasting agreement (covenant, testament), 21 Strengthen (complete, perfect) and make you what you ought to be and equip you with everything good that you may carry out His will; [while He Himself] works in you and accomplishes that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ (the Messiah); to Whom be the glory forever and ever (to the ages of the ages). Amen (so be it).

NLT … 21 May He equip you with all you need for doing His will. May He produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to Him. All glory to Him forever and ever! Amen.

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#ScripturePrayer Lord-Today-Help me to answer Ur Call&Trust U to equip me to do what I can&know U will do the rest!

#ScripturePrayer May the God of peace equip U with all U need to do His will-May U be pleasing in His sight! #Trust
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In His Time

January 13, 2017

In His time, in His time,
He makes all things beautiful, in His time,
Lord, please show me everyday,
As You’re teaching me Your way,
That You do just what You say, in Your time. –Lam 3:22-23

In Your time, in Your time,
You make all things beautiful, in Your time.
Lord, my life to You I bring, –Ps 143:8
May each song I have to sing, –Ps 86:4
Be to You a lovely thing, in Your time.

Ecclesiastes 3:11 … He has made everything beautiful in His time.

Psalm 25:1 AMPC … Unto You, O Lord, do I bring my life.

NKJV … To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul.

Psalm 19:14May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
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#ScripturePrayer Lord help me to wait on U&Trust that U will make EVERYTHING beautiful in Ur time! #TrustJesus

#ScripturePrayer Lord help me to keep trusting Ur timing&Plan=>Remind me that they are better than I can imagine!!
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The Anchor of our Soul

November 11, 2016

Hebrews 6:16-20 NASB … For men swear by one greater than themselves, and with them an oath given as confirmation is an end of every dispute. 17 In the same way God, desiring even more to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath, 18 so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us. 19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, 20 where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.

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We have an anchor that keeps the soul,
Steadfast and sure while the billows roll;
Fastened to the Rock which cannot move,
Grounded firm and deep in the Savior’s love. —ODB -Owens

To avoid drifting away – stay anchored to the Rock!

We’ll be steady in the storm if we’re anchored to Christ the Rock.

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Let hope anchor your soul in the solid Rock. Jesus is the anchor that will always hold, firm and secure!

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Jesus, in the face of all kinds of trouble and uncertainty, help me to have a confident hope that is anchored in Your unfailing love for me.

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Peaceful Restful Sleep

January 30, 2016

Psalm 4:8 AMPC … In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for You, Lord, alone make me dwell in safety and confident trust.

From NetBible Ps 4:8

  • NET … I will lie down and sleep peacefully,  for You, Lord, make me safe and secure.

Psalm 3:5 AMPC … I lay down and slept; I wakened again, for the Lord sustains me.

From NetBible Ps 3:5

  • NET … I rested and slept; I awoke,  for the Lord protects  me.
  • BBE … I took my rest in sleep, and then again I was awake; for the Lord was my support.
  • * When the psalmist received an assuring word from the Lord, he was able to sleep calmly. Because the Lord was protecting him, he awoke safely from his sleep.
    => Psalm 3:3-4 AMPC … But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory, and the lifter of my head. 4 With my voice I cry to the Lord, and He hears and answers me out of His holy hill. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

 

Having trouble sleeping? Before you sleep – cry out and ask the Lord for an assuring word => then sleep comes with peaceful rest ….

Also notice and trust that He is the shield – protection about you as you sleep – thank Him for this before you sleep.
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Lord, thank You that You hear and answer us when we cry out to You. Thank You that You are the shield of protection around us as we sleep and as we wake. Thank You for Your assuring word, it brings life, healing and rest. Help us ask for this assuring word when we are in need of peaceful, restful sleep. Thank You that Your assuring word will bring us peaceful, restful sleep. Thank You that You alone can give this, the gift of sweet refreshing sleep. In Jesus name. Amen.

Proverbs 3:24 AMPC … When you lie down, you shall not be afraid; yes, you shall lie down, and your sleep shall be sweet.

Open Wide Your Mouth!

December 31, 2015

Psalm 81:10 NLT … For it was I, the LORD your God, who rescued you from the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it with good things.

Think about baby birds. When they are ready to eat, they open their mouths wide. They trust that they will be fed. They look and long for it. They expect it.

We should be the same. We need to keep our spiritual mouths open and expect the goodness of God to fill and satisfy us.

Psalm 119:131 NLT … I open my mouth, panting expectantly, longing for Your commands.

Long for and pant expectantly after the Lord’s commands
To be pleasing in His sight –Eph 5:8-10;He 11:6;Ro 12:1-2, 8:8

Lord, I open my mouth, panting expectantly, longing for Your commands. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. –Ps 119:131;Ps 19:14

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Psalm 81:10, 16 NLT … For it was I, the LORD your God, who rescued you from the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it with good things. … But I would feed you with the best of foods{finest wheat}. I would satisfy you with wild honey from the rock.

From NetBible Ps 81:10

  • BBE … … let your mouth be open wide, so that I may give you food.

From NetBible Ps 103:5

  • BBE … He makes your mouth full of good things, so that your strength is made new again like the eagle’s.

From NetBible Mt 4:4

  • NIV … Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

Psalm 119:131 NLT … I open my mouth, panting expectantly, longing for Your commands.

From NetBible Ps 119:131

Related:
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Glory in the Highest

December 26, 2015

Isaiah 26:8 AMPC … Yes, in the path of Your judgments, O Lord, we wait [expectantly] for You; our heartfelt desire is for Your name and for the remembrance of You.

From NetBIble Is 26:8

  • NET … Yes, as your judgments unfold,  O Lord, we wait for you. We desire your fame and reputation to grow.
  • NIV … LORD, walking in the way of your laws, in obedience we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts. 
  • NLT … LORD, we love to obey your laws; our heart’s desire is to glorify your name.

Our heart’s desire, O Lord, is to glorify Your Holy name!

 

Glorify
 
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.
 
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O Lord, teach me Your way, that I may walk and live in Your truth and that my life might glorify Your Holy name!

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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.

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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.

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Consecrate Yourselves

January 4, 2015

Joshua 3:5 NASB
5 Then Joshua said to the people, “Consecrate yourselves,

Sanctify yourselves -KJV
Purify yourselves -NLT
Make yourselves holy -BBE
Sanctify yourselves [that is, separate yourselves for a special holy purpose] -AMP

for tomorrow the LORD will do wonders among you.”

do amazing things -NIV
do great wonders -NLT
perform miraculous deeds -NET

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, help me willingly submit my heart to Your searching and cleansing; that I may be set apart for Your special holy purposes. Help me to listen and follow Your lead. Thank You that as I do this, You will be glorified and I will be amazed by You once again. In the name of my Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

Psalm 51:10-12 AMP
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right, persevering, and steadfast spirit within me.
11 Cast me not away from Your presence and take not Your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and uphold me with a willing spirit.

Related:
Pure Sincere Hearts{prayer}
Pure Undivided Heart{blog}

Good Gifts

August 13, 2014

Matthew 7:7,11 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.

11 If you then, evil as you are, know how to give good and advantageous gifts to your children, how much more will your Father Who is in heaven [perfect as He is] give good and advantageous things to those who keep on asking Him!

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James 1:17 AMP
17 Every good gift and every perfect (free, large, full) gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of all [that gives] light, in [the shining of] Whom there can be no variation [rising or setting] or shadow cast by His turning [as in an eclipse].

… who does not change like shifting shadows. NIV
… with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. NASB
… Unlike them[the heavenly lights], He never changes or casts shifting shadows. NLT
… with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. NRSV
… with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. NKJV

 

Thank You Father for Your perfect gift — Your son the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank You for the gift of eternal life that is each of ours to accept thru Jesus. Thank You that there is no shadow in Your presence and the glory of the Lord will give us light with the Lamb as the lamp{Revelations 21:4, 23, 25}. Help each of us open our hearts to Your presence today & always. In the name of Jesus Christ.

 

Praise to God the Father of lights, He never changes or casts shifting shadows. Every good and perfect gift is from above, from Him. Lord Jesus help us come to You and  ask, trusting that You will answer. Help us to persist and not give up until we hear from You!

 

Thank You Lord Jesus for everything You are to me. Help me to recognize, be grateful and give thanks for every good gift from Your hand. I am so grateful for Your GREAT faithfulness!

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Philemon 1:6 NET … I pray that the faith you share with us may deepen your understanding of every blessing that belongs to you in Christ.

From NetBible Philemon 1:6

  • *The result is that Paul prays for Philemon that he will be equipped to encourage and love the saints more as he himself is brought to a place of deeper understanding of every spiritual blessing he has in Christ; out of the overflow of his own life, he will minister to others.

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I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective and powerful because of your accurate knowledge of every good thing which is ours in Christ. -Philemon 1:6 AMP

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I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ. -Philemon 1:6 NIV

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