Grow Deep

November 28, 2016

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May you continue to live and walk in Christ, rooted and built up in Him abounding in thanksgiving for all He has done.

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Colossians 2:6-7 NLT
6 And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to live in obedience to Him.
7 Let your roots grow down into Him and draw up nourishment from Him, so you will grow in faith, strong and vigorous in the truth you were taught. Let your lives overflow with thanksgiving for all He has done.

From NetBible Col 2:6

  • walk[4043] = continue to live in obedience to, to make progress/grow in

From NetBible Col 2:7

  • rooted[4492] = to strengthen with roots, to render firm,to fix, establish, cause a person or a thing to be thoroughly grounded
  • built up[2026] = To finish the structure of which the foundation{Christ} has already been laid, to give constant increase in knowledge and in a life conformed to Christ
  • established[950] = to make firm, sure, strong
  • overflow[4052] = abound, be in excess*abounding is used of a flower going from a bud to full bloom.
  • thankfulness[2169] = gratitude, actively grateful

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May your roots grow deep down into the Lord Jesus Christ that you may grow strong in truth and faith, overflowing with thanksgiving for all He has done!

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Let your roots grow deep down into the Lord Jesus Christ and let your lives be built on Him then your faith will grow strong in His truth and you will overflow with thanksgiving for all He has done!

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#ScripturePrayer May U continue to Live&Walk in Christ-Rooted&Built up-Abounding in thanksgiving 4 all He has done!
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Comfort and Strength

November 15, 2016

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 AMPC
16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, Who loved us and gave us everlasting consolation and encouragement and well-founded hope through [His] grace (unmerited favor),
17 Comfort and encourage your hearts and strengthen them [make them steadfast and keep them unswerving] in every good work and word.

From NetBible 2Thess 2:16-17

  • everlasting consolation[3874] = comfort, solace, refreshment
    *from parakaleo[3870] = call to one’s side
  • comfort[3870] and encourage your heart = call to one’s side
  • strengthen[4741] your heart = establish, make stable, fix
May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, come along side of you TODAY to comfort and strengthen your heart in every good deed and word. Amen!

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May you always feel our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, come along side of you when your heart needs His everlasting comfort and strength.

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 @Khollandsblog
#ScripturePrayer May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself-Comfort your hearts & strengthen you in every good deed and word.

#ScripturePrayer May U always feel our Lord JesusChrist Himself-Come along side of U when Ur heart needs His everlasting comfort&strength.

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Strength in Weakness

November 12, 2016

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Lord Jesus, help me turn to You for strength in my weakness, rest for my weariness, and faith in my doubt.

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Isaiah 40:29-31 AMPC … He gives power to the faint and weary, and to him who has no might He increases strength [causing it to multiply and making it to abound]. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and [selected] young men shall feebly stumble and fall exhausted; But those who wait for{trust} the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.

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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Related:
The Anchor of our Soul{blog}

Healing and Comfort

July 23, 2016

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 Psalm 121:3 NASB … He who keeps you will not slumber.
 
Jeremiah 17:14 NIV … Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me and I shall be saved, for you are the one I praise.
 
John 14:18 KJV … I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you.

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Thank You Lord that You are our keeper and You never sleep. Continue to keep us, strengthen us where we need Your strength and healing; comfort as only You can.

Praise You Lord Jesus You are both our great physician and our comforter!

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Joy of the Lord

July 21, 2016

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Neh 8:10 AMPC …  … be not grieved and depressed, for the joy of the Lord is your strength and stronghold[04581]{place of safety, protection, refuge, rock}.

Psalm 21:6 AMPC … You make him to be blessed and a blessing forever; You make him exceedingly glad with the joy of Your presence{countenance,smile of Your face}.

Psalm 16:11 AMPC … You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures{sheer delight} forevermore.

TODAY, may you know the joy of the Lord
The fullness of joy in His presence
For the joy of the Lord is your strength
… your stronghold
… your place of safety
… your protection
… your refuge
… your Rock!

TODAY, may you rejoice in the Lord, your Rock
And be made exceedingly glad!

Psalm 95:1-2 AMPC … O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the Rock of our salvation! 2 Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to Him with songs of praise!
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Solid Rock of Truth

April 9, 2016

The Two Foundations

Matthew 7:24-27 NLT … “Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. 25 Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. 26 But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. 27 When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.”

From Our Daily Bread Build a House, Lessons, Right Foundation:

The wise man builds his house on rock
Instead of sinking sand
By doing what the Builder says
And following His plan
For when the storms of life descend
That house will surely stand.

INSIGHT:
Jesus had just finished giving His “Sermon on the Mount” when He used the analogy found in today’s passage. His teachings provide a stable foundation that will weather any storm. The wind, the rain, and the house are not the problem. The house built on the sand fell down because the sand provided no support in the wind and rain. The wind and rain washed and blew away the foundation so that there was nothing to support the house. Even the best house will crumble with no foundation.

The wise man builds his house upon the Rock.

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Lord, help me stand firm upon Your rock of  Truth and never trust myself to sinking sand.

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Order My Steps

April 8, 2016

Psalm 94:18-19 AMPC … When I said, My foot is slipping, Your mercy and loving-kindness, O Lord, held me up. In the multitude of my [anxious] thoughts within me, Your comforts cheer and delight my soul!

From NetBible Ps 94:18-19
If I say, “My foot is slipping,”
your loyal love, O Lord, supports me. When worries threaten to overwhelm me, your soothing touch makes me happy.

  • Your soothing touch – Your comforts cause my soul to delight

Psalm 37:23-24,31 AMPC … The steps of a [good] man are directed and established{ordered} by the Lord when He delights in his way [and He busies Himself with his every step]. 24 Though he falls, he shall not be utterly cast down, for the Lord grasps his hand in support and upholds him. …
… 31 The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide{slip}.

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Thank You Lord, that as my steps are ordered by Your hand, I will be upheld and my foot will not slip. In Your mercy You bring comfort to my soul.

Lord, please order my steps in Your word. –Ps 119:133

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Psalm 119:133 AMPC … Establish my steps and direct{order} them by [means of] Your word; let not any iniquity have dominion over me.
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Lord, please order my steps in Your word.

Help me to walk worthy, fully pleasing to You Lord. –Col 1:10

Teach me Your way, O LORD, that I may walk in Your truth; give me an undivided heart to fear Your name. –Ps 86:10

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Psalm 119:5 AMPC … Oh, that my ways were directed and established{ordered} to observe Your statutes [hearing, receiving, loving, and obeying them]!

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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.

Living Faith in Christ

January 13, 2016

Ephesians 2:4-10 NASB … But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.

  • NLT … For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

James 2:26 AMPC … As the human body apart from the spirit is lifeless, so faith apart from [its] works of obedience is also dead.

Good works of obedience to the Spirit
Are evidence of a living faith in Christ Jesus …

Lord let us be obedient to the leading of your Holy Spirit. Thank You that as we let you accomplish Your work within us, Your fruit will become evident in our lives.

Galatians 5:22-26 AMPC … But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, 23 Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge].
24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus (the Messiah) have crucified the flesh (the godless human nature) with its passions and appetites and desires.
25 If we live by the [Holy] Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. [If by the Holy Spirit we have our life in God, let us go forward walking in line, our conduct controlled by the Spirit.]
26 Let us not become vainglorious and self-conceited, competitive and challenging and provoking and irritating to one another, envying and being jealous of one another.

Good works of obedience to the Spirit
Are evidence of a living faith in Christ Jesus
Fruit showing who you belong to 
Jn 15:8
They shine
Displaying the riches of  His grace, mercy & love –Eph 2:4-10
Glorifying our Father in heaven.

John 15:4, 8 AMPC … Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me. …
… 8 When you bear (produce) much fruit, My Father is honored and glorified, and you show and prove yourselves to be true followers of Mine.

Lord Jesus, help us abide vitally united to You. Thank You that as we do this, much fruit will be revealed, showing us to be Your workmanship. We desire to shine displaying the riches of Your grace, mercy & love glorifying our Father.

Matthew 5:14-16 NASB … You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; 15 nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.