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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…

Rip Tide

But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent. Revelation 2:5 Undertow of sin carries me far from shore. Arteries so clogged with my will, His lifeblood can’t get through. No longer my first love, the Lord becomes a consolation prize. A…

Temporary Trouble

And before Isaiah had gone out of the middle court, the word of the Lord came to him: “Turn back, and say to Hezekiah the leader of my people, thus says the Lord, the God of David your father: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Behold, I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the Lord, and I will add fifteen years to your life.” 2 Kings 20:4-5 Prayer…

It is Finished

And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide His garments. Luke 23:34 It began with jealousy, greed, a garden kiss. Betrayal. Betrayal by one of His Own. A friend. A brother. Others deny knowing Him. When He needs them the most, they leave. “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” In agony, Jesus prays. Sweat becomes drops of blood, falls to the ground. Jasmine scents the…

Psalm 13

[bctt tweet="Without the dark, we'd never see stars." username="Liz_Petruzzi"] How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever? This night is long. I keep waiting for you to show up, do something, rescue me. I pray and wait, try to have faith…but I can’t see or hear You. How long will You hide your face from me? It feels like You’ve abandoned me. I know Your Word says You never leave but I feel so alone. How long must I…