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Serenity Now

And she gave birth to her firstborn, a Son. She wrapped Him in cloths and placed Him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. Luke 2:7 In the push and pull of the Christmas season, I long for quiet and calm. To sit at the Savior’s feet and experience the hush of a stable bathed in starlight. I long for tasks to stop ticking through my head like a CNN banner. For quality over quantity.…

A Child is Born

All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshipped God, saying: “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our God forever and ever. Amen.” Revelation 7:11-12 Perfect love. Rock of salvation. His body and blood Heaven’s bridge. I need not fear. Behold and be loved. Inequity removed. Robes for rags. Come, let us adore Him. He…

Weak Made Strong

But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 1 Corinthians 1:27 Grafted then drafted. Soldier of light. Sword of truth. Shield of faith. Grow in grace. Strength and power. The Spirit He gives isn’t timid. There is power in His Love and Name. In my weakness He is strong. Glory revealed. God, our Father, heals, transforms, provides, protects, loves without limits or condition.…

Love Endures

Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy. John 16:22 O Lord my God, I cry to you for help. The night stretches long but morning will come. Your promise preserves my life. You are my portion, my salvation and grace. You delight in Your people and remember sin no more. Deliver and rescue. Stronghold. Shield and refuge. I trust Your Holy Name. Your…

Kingdom Keys

Being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them, ‘The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed, nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There!’ for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.” Luke 17:20-21 The kingdom of Heaven has come near – it’s here. A portable palace contained in a King. A kingdom not of this world. Holy Spirit, Holy ground. Righteousness, peace…

Consuming Fire

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.  Hebrews 12:28-29 Jesus, Mediator, Redeemer, Savior, King. Righteous made perfect through blood. Grace and gratitude. Once aliens, now heirs. Far away, brought near. He is my peace. Barrier destroyed. Veil torn. Wall of hostility demolished. Jesus’ body reconciled me and you and them through the cross. Made a way where…

My Shield

But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. Psalm 3:3 I call out to the Lord and He answers me from His Holy mountain. If God is for me, who can be against me? I am pressed but not crushed. Persecuted but not abandoned. Struck down but not destroyed. Clothed with power from on high. God’s child. Christ’s friend. United with the Lord. Salt and light. Free from condemnation. Citizen of…

Winged Refuge

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you or forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6 The Lord is my dwelling place. My refuge. No plague comes near. He commands angels to guard me. I hold fast to love. He delivers me. Protects me. Never leaves. I abide in the shadow of my God. In Him I trust. Rest in refuge. Feathered fortress. Faithful shield.…

Upheld

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous, right Hand. Isaiah 41:10 The peace of God guards my heart and mind in Christ Jesus. Fear not. He helps and holds. Never fails. Jesus overcame the world. Nothing can snatch me from His Hand. [bctt tweet="I'm not in control but I am deeply loved by the One who is."…

Enduring Faith

How long must I wait? Will you forget me forever? How long will you turn your face away from me? Psalm 13:1 Jesus sets a race before me – one that requires endurance. To build endurance, I must wait and endure. Circumstances I don’t like.  Relationships that press but don’t crush. Painful past. Dreams turned to dust. Hope on hold. Faith perfecting tools in Holy Hands. Master Carpenter. Death conqueror. He endured the cross while despising the shame. He tells…