These posts detail inward expression of my gratitude for our God. I’m pouring out my thanksgiving in a spirit of worship.  I hope that you’ll find these articles in your journey of growing strong in life as a person, and deeper in love with God.

Masterpiece of A Master’s Hands ~ Published 2016/05/14

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. – Psalm 139:13-14 NIV

Assurance ~Published 2015/07/25

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. – Jeremiah 29:11

In His Hands ~ Published 2015/07/16

being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. – Philippians 1:6

That Bible Verse Challenge ~ Published 2014/09/14

For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it[c] will certainly come and will not delay. – Habakkuk 2:3

Trusting Your Hope ~ Published 2012/09/11

“A song of ascents. I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2 NIV

Uprightness of Heart ~ Published 2012/07/18

“I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.” Psalm 119:7 KJV

The Day Approaching… ~ Published 2012/07/02

“Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all more as you see the Day approaching.” – Hebrews 10:25

Remembering Kuya Bert ~ Published 2012/06/16

Handling Losses ~ Published 2012/06/13

A Prayer ~ Published 2012/05/28

Building in the Spirit ~ Published 2012/04/28

God Reigns! ~ Published 2012/04/16

“The Lord shall reign forever, even thy God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the LORD.” – Psalm 146:10

The Price and Prize of Seeking the Lord ~ Published 2012/04/14

“The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.” – Psalm 34:10

Psalm 38 ~ Published 2012/03/04

Love One Another ~ Published 2012/02/14

The Sacrifice ~ Published 2012/02/13

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 NIV

Thy Word… ~ Published 2012/02/13

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. – Psalm 119:105

Choosing God ~ Published 2011/10/08

“I, even I, am the LORD, and apart from me there is no savior. I have revealed and saved and proclaimed— I, and not some foreign god among you. You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD, “that I am God.” – Isaiah 43:11-12 NIV

Rejoice in the Lord Always! ~ Published 2011/09/12

“[Final Exhortations] Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” Philippians 4:4 NIV

Bloom Where You’re Planted ~ Published 2011/08/08

“The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom; it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy. The glory of Lebanon will be given to it,   the splendor of Carmel and Sharon; they will see the glory of the LORD, the splendor of our God.” – Isaiah 35:1-2 NIV

Open Avenue ~ Published 2011/08/07

“He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.” – Genesis 28:12 NIV

God Factor ~ Published 2011/08/06

“The unfolding of Your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.” Psalm 119:130 NIV

When We Have Nothing To Lose ~ Published 2011/08/05

“For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” – Philippians 1:21 NIV

God’s Sweet Promise ~ Published 2011/08/04

“As for Me, this is My covenant with them,” says the Lord. “My Spirit, who is on you, will not depart from you, and My words that I have put in your mouth will always be on your lips, on the lips of your children and on the lips of their descendants—from this time on and forever,” says the Lord. – Isaiah 59:21 NIV

Discernment ~ Published 2011/08/03

“But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”” 1 Samuel 16:7 NIV

Doer ~ Published 2011/08/02

“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” James 1:22 NIV

A New Heart… A New Spirit ~ Published 2011/08/01

“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. – Ezekiel 36:26-27 NIV

God Placed Before You an Open Door! ~ Published 2011/07/31

“To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: These are the words of Him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What He opens no one can shut, and what He shuts no one can open. I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept My word and have not denied My name. – Revelation 3:7-8 NIV

Jesus Is Our Stronghold ~ Published 2011/07/30

Find rest, o my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; He is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in Him at all times, o people; pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge [NIV]~ Psalm 62:5-8

Faithful Arms of God ~ Published 2011/07/29

“The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. The LORD protects the unwary; when I was brought low, he saved me. Return to your rest, my soul, for the LORD has been good to you.” – Psalm 116:5-7 NIV

Ripple Effect ~ Published 2011/07/28

“Nor can the gift of God be compared with the result of one man’s sin: The judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification.” – Romans 5:16 NIV

Running the Race ~ Published 2011/07/27

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,” Hebrews 12:1 NIV

Guard Your Heart ~ Published 2011/07/26

“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” – Psalm 139:23-24 NIV

Shining Like Stars ~ Published 2011/07/25

“Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation. Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky.” Philippians 2:14-15 NIV

We Can Go There ~ Published 2011/07/16

“For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority.” Colossians 2:9-10 NIV

He Who Began a Good Work in You ~ Published 2011/07/11

“being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6 NIV

Fighting a good fight, finishing the race, keeping the faith… ~ Published 2011/07/02

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” – 2 Timothy 4:7

Proverbs 3:3 ~ Published 2011/06/18

Let love and faithfulness never leave you;     bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Proverbs 3:3

God’s Assurance ~ Published 2011/06/16

“As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him.” – Psa. 103:13

Rooted and Established in Love ~ Published 2011/06/06

“so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” – Eph. 3: 17-19

Come to the River of Life ~ Published 2011/06/06

Psalm 51:1-2 – Published 2011/06/01

Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

Truth or Consequence? ~  Published 2011/03/24

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”– Romans 6:23

Justice ~ Published 2011/03/23

“The righteous detest the dishonest;  the wicked detest the upright.” – Proverbs 29:27

God’s Faithful Assurance ~ Published 2011/03/22

““But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”” – Jeremiah 17:7-8

Touching the Father’s Heart ~ Published 2011/03/21

“My sacrifice, O God, is  a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.’” – Psalm 51:17

The Belt of God ~ Published 2011/03/20

“So I went to Perath and dug up the belt and took it from the place where I had hidden it, but now it was ruined and completely useless.  Then the word of the LORD came to me: “This is what the LORD says: ‘In the same way I will ruin the pride of Judah and the great pride of Jerusalem. These wicked people, who refuse to listen to my words, who follow the stubbornness of their hearts and go after other gods to serve and worship them, will be like this belt—completely useless! For as a belt is bound around the waist, so I bound all the people of Israel and all the people of Judah to me,’ declares the LORD, ‘to be my people for my renown and praise and honor. But they have not listened.’” – Jeremiah 13: 7-11

Obedience and Discipline ~  Published 2011/03/19

“He who keeps the law is a discerning son, but a companion of gluttons disgrace his father.” – Proverbs 28:7

Overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit ~ Published 2011/03/18

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” – Romans 15:13

God’s Divine Protection ~ Published 2011/03/17

“A psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.” – Psalm 23:1-3

Guard.. ~ Published 2010/09/04

“Retain the standard of sound words which you have heard from me, in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. Guard, through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us, the treasure which has been entrusted to you.”- 2 Timothy 1:13-14

Isaiah 48:17 ~  Published 2010/09/03

“This is what the LORD says— your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.”- Isaiah 48:17

Have this heart.. ~ Published 2010/08/23

In His Presence… ~  Published 2010/08/22