Verses: Part One ( From Praising to Petitioning, to Interceding)

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Scripture reference;

“No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.” John 6:44

24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;

25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;

26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:

28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.” Acts 17:24-28

 

Isn’t it fascinating how our thoughts can trek currents in that sparsely charted sea to which we refer as, “Our Knowledge of Him?”

 

I was having some quiet time today relaxing and reflecting on the beautiful way the Lord has cared for me as I once described it in a poem and devotion I wrote here  a few years ago:

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For a long time now this verse has surfaced in my mind quite often… whenever I take the time to consider the Lord’s steadfast love and  the tender mercies that He has lavished on me:

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.” Psalm 23:6

My thoughts about my “rose” devotion lead me to that Bible verse. I have clung to it often while praying this line from “The Lord’s Prayer”:

“And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.” (Luke 11:4b)

Then I thought about how I often exchange the word “us” for the word “me” in that line. This thought lead me to reckoning and to resting in the fact that I can pray these words the next time I am feeling a burden for my brothers or sisters in the Lord:

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow them all the days of their lives: and they will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.” Psalm 23:6

The next thing I knew, I was pondering these words of Fanny Crosby that were surfacing in my mind:

I am Thine, O Lord, I have heard Thy voice,
And it told Thy love to me;
But I long to rise in the arms of faith
And be closer drawn to Thee.

Then I paused and thought of those people I have known who have professed that they do “not” believe in the message of the gospel, and felt sad and began to compose another verse. I like to think she wouldn’t mind if  I shared it here:

 

There are those you’ve made in your image, Lord,

Who are still in unbelief;

Give them eyes to see.  Grant them ears to hear

So they would abide in Thee…

 

Draw “them” nearer, nearer blessèd Lord,
To the cross where Thou hast died.
Draw “them” nearer, nearer, nearer blessèd Lord,
To Thy precious, bleeding side.

 

Will you pray these verses with me?  ❤

 

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A Loving Pursuit: Part 32 ( A Tender Prelude)

“30 And Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yearn upon his brother: and he sought where to weep; and he entered into his chamber, and wept there.

31 And he washed his face, and went out, and refrained himself, and said, Set on bread…”

Moore to Ponder

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Scripture Reference;

14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.

15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:14-16 KJV

1 And the famine was sore in the land.

And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the corn which they had brought out of Egypt, their father said unto them, Go again, buy us a little food.

And Judah spake unto him, saying, The man did solemnly protest unto us, saying…

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All Kinds of Weather (Part One: “Flood Watch”)

“…Weather can be equated with circumstances. It also can be equated with the prevailing mood or mindset of a group of people, may they be those who dwell in our homes, those we encounter at work, school, or church, or those whose words we read or listen to by using various types of media…”

Moore to Ponder

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This picture was taken 6 or 7 years ago while
I was on a trip with my children. There was an
impending storm at the time.

Scripture reference;

 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7

 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.Romans 12:2

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You’re driving along under a sky that “had” been blue until those thick gray clouds you noticed earlier, maybe ten miles to the west, finally made their way overhead. You scan the sky wondering.

Then it happens—that first raindrop makes a hurried descent splashing against your windshield. Two seconds pass, and a few of her companions arrive—splat! Then…

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All His Benefits (Part 5b: His Ways)

“…He reveals His ways by both the things He says to us and the manner (or mood) in which He says them (He can whisper, shout, speak tenderly, or warn emphatically). He also does this by allowing us to see Him at work…”

Moore to Ponder

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Scripture Reference;

Psalm 103

 1Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

 2Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

 3Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

 4Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

 5Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

 6The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.

 7He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.

 8The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.

 9He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.

 10He hath not dealt with us after…

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He Cares For Us

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Scripture reference;

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.1Peter 5:6-7 KJV

What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?

And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.

And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.

I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.” Luke 15:4-7KJV

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I have a precious friend who is a woman of faith. She means so much to me. She is facing some huge challenges in her life. In a letter to her I shared some scripture, and a link to a video that is less than two minutes long.  A few moments later I thought that they might be encouraging to others, too. Here they are below.

 

“Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?” Matthew 6:26 KJV
“I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.” John 10:14 KJV
“29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 49:29-31 KJV

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Tear Drops (an acrostic poem)

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Scripture Reference;

41 And he was withdrawn from them about a stone’s cast, and kneeled down, and prayed,

42 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.

43 And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.

44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground. Luke 22:41-44 KJV

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Tear Drops by Theresa Anne Moore

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T elling tales

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A bandon prevails

R elinquishing sighs

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D efinitive trails

R everent replies

O wner travails

P erforates skies

S oftly avails

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Fullness of Joy: (Part 1…Fat and Happy)

Some people might ask these questions: “But how do I ‘taste and see’?” ”How can I have ‘fullness of joy’?” ”If I really ‘do’ have access to all things pertaining to godliness, happiness, hope, and comfort, how do I acquire them or make use of them?

Moore to Ponder

Originally posted on April 25, 2010 at 12:42 am

Scripture references;

Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. Isaiah 55:2 KJV

Meanwhile his disciples urged him, “Rabbi, eat something.”  But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you know nothing about.” Then his disciples said to each other, “Could someone have brought him food?”  “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.” John 4:31-34 NIV

John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.  And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.

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