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word-filled wednesday :: i will not fear

word-filled wednesday, psalm 118 the Lord is on my side.

MY side.

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on my side HE protects,

comforts,

directs.

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on my side HE delights,

preserves,

shelters.

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on my side HE shields,

defends,

quiets.

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on my side HE forgives,

satisfies,

relieves.

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on my side HE consoles,

soothes,

inspires.

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on my side HE inspires,

restores,

strengthens.

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on my side HE emboldens,

advocates,

supports.

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with HIM on MY side,

what shall I fear?

who shall I fear?

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with HIM on MY side,

I will not fear.

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Translation: ESV

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word-filled wednesday | psalm 118:6

one thousand gifts :: new beginnings

one thousand gifts, isaiah forget.

erase.

wipe clean.

purge what’s former,

make way for what’s new.

the idea’s magnificent.

the execution difficult.

yet, He commands.

forget.

do not dwell.

keep eyes straight ahead,

not glancing back.

in looking behind our eyes leave HIM.

for He leads the way,

the way into a new thing.

what “new thing” lies ahead?

what’s He designed?

planned?

willed?

it’s uncertain, yet certain.

why?

He said it.

“I am doing a new thing.”

a new thing for me.

a new thing for you.

a new thing.

hang on.

hold tight.

hope deep.

forget the former.

do not dwell on the past.

{1701}  He’s doing a new thing.

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Translation: NIV

one thousand gifts :: he always does right

one thousand gifts, psalm 7_17

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he always does right.

it’s difficult for imperfection to grasp perfection.

i’m imperfect.

i strive to do right, make right choices.

sometimes i do.

sometimes i don’t.

he always does right.

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right is who he is.

he’s incapable of doing wrong.

my flawed self struggles wrapping my mind around the flawless.

my flesh tries, desires, longs, but can’t.

good intentions.

he always does right.

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his direction ~ always right.

his decision ~ always right.

his plan ~ always right.

his purpose ~ always right.

his will ~ always right.

his way ~ always right.

his action ~ always right.

his approach ~ always right.

he always does right.

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thankfully, he doesn’t expect perfection.

he realizes i’m incapable of doing right 100% of the time.

the creator makes a way for the created.

his forgiveness is always available,

always accessible,

always right.

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…at Canyon Creek Baptist Church, Richardson, TX

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Translation: CEV

nothing heals, comforts or mends like nothing…

So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose? If God didn’t hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn’t gladly and freely do for us? AndContinue Reading…

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one thousand gifts :: be thankful in all circumstances

{1697}  a long overdue family vacation (disney cruise to jamaica, grand cayman and cozumel) :: a gift from a family in our church… {1698}  a wonderful thanksgiving dinner with our church family… {1699}  an incredible thanksgiving with family and friends… <><><><><> be thankful in all circumstances. not for all, but in all… in all that’s goodContinue Reading…

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