Friday, January 29, 2016

Thought #71

Through praise "we the finite and created are increasingly enabled to love and trust the infinite and Uncreated" (copied from p. 38 in unidentified book).

Monday, January 25, 2016

Thought #70

Our lives are presently in flux both personally and in our ministry.  Even though I was assured that God is on the Throne, it was exhausting me.  I stopped everything, sat down in our sun porch and turned to Eph. 1:3-23.  Our 6 1/2 pound poodle, resting in the sun on my lap, was such a lesson to me at that very moment.  Rest Norma.  Rest in my all-sufficiency.  Have you found Eph. 1:3-23 an encouragement in your stormy encounter? Maybe it was a different portion of Scripture.  The important move is that we bask in the Word.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Thought #69

"A Christian has a mind through which Christ thinks, a heart through which Christ loves, a voice through which Christ speaks, and a hand through which Christ helps."                     (E.Z. McKenzie)

Monday, January 18, 2016

Thought #68

"When peace like a river attendeth my way. When sorrows like sea billows roll.  Whatever my lot, you have taught me to say, 'it is well, it is well with my soul.' "  Yes Lord.  "Be still and know that I am God" (Psa. 46:10).

Friday, January 15, 2016

Thought #67

"He shall prolong His days" (Isa. 53:10).  How could Jesus prolong His days by dying?  By rising from the dead!  Jesus said in Revelation 1:18, "I am He who lives and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore."  He is going to be around for a long, long time.  We must get acquainted with Him, for we will never escape Him" (J.C. Whitcomb, Christ Our Savior, page 63).

Monday, January 11, 2016

Thought #66

What is troubling your heart at this moment?  Remember when trouble comes to threaten your peace, your Peacemaker is ready and longingly waiting to help you. He has made a promise that He will keep you and pour out peace when your mind is stayed on HIM       (cf. Isa. 26:3).

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Thought #65

Put all your eggs in one basket and give the basket to God (Jesus says, "Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me...and ye shall find rest unto your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light" (Matt. 11:29).  And when you have done that, turn to Gal. 2:6, "Bear ye one another's burdens..."

Monday, January 4, 2016


Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness. Are we listening????

Ask and it shall be given to you; Seek and you shall find; Knock and
it shall be opened unto you.

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty;  I lift my heart before you as a token of my love.

Gracious Father, I am blest to be your child. I will lift my head before you as a token of my love.

Precious Jesus, I’m so thankful that you have redeemed me. Thank you. Thank you.

Holy Spirit, come and fill my heart anew. I will lift my voice before you as a token of my love.

Jesus is the sweetest Name I know. And He’s just the same as His lovely Name. And that’s the reason why I love Him so. Oh yes, Jesus is the sweetest Name I know.

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy Name. He has done great things for me. Bless His Holy Name.

I will enter His gates with thanksgiving in my heart. I will enter His courts with praise. I will say this is the day that the Lord has made. I will rejoice for He has made me glad.

I love you, Lord, and I lift my voice to worship you: O my soul rejoice! Take joy, my King, in what you hear. May it be a sweet, sweet sound in Your ear.

I believe the answer is on the way. I believe the Lord has heard me pray. ”Cast not away your confidence,” says the Lord, your God. Now by faith in Him alone I stand. Firmly held by His almighty hand. Fully trusting in His promise. Praise the Lord.

Nothing is impossible when you put your trust in God. Nothing is impossible when you are trusting in His Word. Hearken to the voice of God to thee. “Is there anything too hard for me?” Then put your trust in God alone and rest upon His Word. For everything, O everything. O everything. Yes, everything is possible with God!

I found the joy of living, perfect love, contentment, happiness, and wonderful peace of mind when I found the Lord. Praise Him! So forget about yourself and worship Him, Christ the Lord.

Majesty. Worship His majesty. Unto Jesus be all glory and praise. Exalt, lift up on high the name of Jesus. Worship, magnify, glorify, honor, and praise HIM. Jesus who died, now glorified. King of all kings.

Note: References and quotation marks are purposely omitted as are authors and titles. Bathe in the truths. Saturate your mind with the truths. Glorify the Lord in His holiness. May God’s peace flood you heart, soul, and mind in 2016.

In His love,

Norma Whitcomb