Thursday, April 30, 2009

Hidden Things

Daniel 2: 20-23
Daniel answered and said, "Let the name of God be blessed forever and ever, For wisdom and power belong to Him. And it is He who changes the times and epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings; He gives wisdom to wise men, And knowledge to men of understanding. "It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, And the light dwells with Him. To Thee, O God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise.

~ God knows the hidden things, the things hidden even in the hearts of people. He can reveal a matter or keep it hidden from men. (see Phil 3: 15). Trust in His ways and lean not on your own understanding. (see Prov 3: 5)

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Flee or Faith

Psalm 138: 8
The Lord will accomplish what concerns me: Thy lovingkindness, O Lord is everlasting.

John 15: 9
Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love.

John 15: 13
Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.

~ Flee or Faith ~
Come, let us walk in faith. His love for us is everlasting, and He is inviting us to abide with Him in His love. Lifes plan will be accomplished, so turn not from the greatest love humanity has ever know. Todays footprint is the step of faith.

~ Chris

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Knit together

1 Samuel 18: 1
Now it came about when he had finished speaking to Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as himself.

1 Samuel 20: 42
And Jonathan said to David, "Go in safety, inasmuch as we have sworn to each other in the name of the Lord, saying, 'The Lord will be between me and you, and between my decendants and your decendants forever'."

Rev 3: 20
'Behold, I stand at the door and knock; If any one hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with me."

~ Jonathan accepted David as heir to the throne of Israel and Judah over even himself. He angered his father Saul to the point where his own father tied to kill him, at the very idea of David on the throne. Jonathan was knit to David, and with the Lord between them, he saw David through the eyes of God. He willingly humbled himself giving up his own throne to his friend so that the will of God could prevail. Shortly thereafter, Jonathan died side by side with his father in battle. While David showed us the greatness of a true king, Jonathan showed us the greatness of a true friend. When Jesus knocks today, let us willing offer to Him the throne of our lives, for His greater purpose. Knit the Lord into our friendships today, so that we may see them as He does.
~ Chris

Monday, April 27, 2009

Complete joy

1 John 1: 4 - 5
And these things we write, so that our joy may be made complete. And this is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.

3 John 1: 4
I have no greater joy than this, to hear my children walking in the truth.

Nehemiah 8: 10
Do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.

Psalm 66: 1
Shout joyfully to God , all the earth.

Lord today, let us walk in Your truth and light. Whatever our trials, utterly overcome our darkness, let us be strong, and complete us, your children, by filling us with joy. The very earth shouts for the joy of You.
~ Chris

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Voice of The Lord

Genesis 3: 8
And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day...

~ remember when every breath we drew was Hallelujah ~
~Leonard Cohen

Friday, April 24, 2009

Hearts of Men

2 Chronicles 6: 29-30
... whatever prayer or supplication is made by any man or by all Thy people Israel, each knowing his own affliction, and his own pain, and spreading his hands toward this house, then hear Thou from heaven Thy dwelling place, and forgive, and render to each according to all his ways, whose heart Thou knowest for Thou alone dost know the hearts of the sons of men.

~God alone knows the hearts of people. That's why we must leave the judgement of others up to Him. No one knows what's in the heart of another except Him. ~

~ Chris

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

All Live to Him

Exodus 3:2
And the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a blasing fire from the midst of a bush; and he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, yet the bush was not consumed.

Luke 20: 37 -38
But that the dead are raised, even Moses showed, in the passage about the burning bush, where he calls, the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Now He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for all live to Him.

Every breath we breath comes from our living God. He is the God of the living, death has been swallowed up in victory (see - 1 Cor 15: 54). Today, let us live lives of victory, for we are not consumed. We have a redeemer who loves us so much that He even died in our place.
~ Chris

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Genesis 15: 5-6
And He took him outside and said, "Now look toward the heavens, and count the stars, if you are able to count them." And He said to him, "So shall your decendants be."
Then he believed in the Lord; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness.

God reckoned Abrahams belief in His word as righteousness. When we believe in the words He gives us, it is an act of righteousness. (Mat 13:43) - "Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their father."

Monday, April 20, 2009


Amos 5: 14-15
Seek good and not evil, that you may live;
and thus may the Lord God of hosts be with you,
just as you have said!
Hate evil, love good, And establish justice in the gate!
Perhaps the Lord God of hosts may be gracious to the remnant of Joseph."


Our God is a God of love...
but also a God of justice. Rather than a court system, in those days
the elders of the city would sit at the gate to the city and listen
to the people with a grievance with another. They would pass judgment on the matter. The remnant of Joseph are the offspring of Ephraim and Manasseh.
Two names to remember, two names that changed everything. ~Chris

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Pruning Hooks

Isaiah 2:4
And He will judge between the nations, And will render decisions for many peoples; And they will hammer their swords into plowshares,and their spears into pruning hooks, Nations will not lift up sword against nation, And never again will they learn war.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Ancient of Days

Daniel 7:13-14

I kept looking in the night visions,
And behold, with the clouds of heaven
One like the Son of Man was coming,
And He came up to the Ancient of Days
And was presented before Him
And to Him was given dominion,
Glory and a kingdom,
That all peoples nations,
and men of every language
Might serve Him.
His dominion is an everlasting dominion
Which will not pass away;
And His Kingdom is one
which will not be destroyed.