Tag Archive | truth

Search Me, Try Me

Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts; And see if there be any hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way.
Psalms 139:23‭-‬24 NASB

Examine me, O Lord, and try me; Test my mind and my heart. As You have declared Lord God. “Repent and turn away from all your transgressions, so that iniquity may not become a stumbling block to you”, I turn now from every evil way in me. Help me amend my deeds and seek no other God but You. Incline my ear to listen to You Lord God. O Lord, lead me in Your righteousness and make my way straight before me. Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning; For I trust in You; Teach me the way in which I should walk; For to You I lift up my soul. Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground. For the sake of Your name, O Lord, revive me. In Your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble. In the glorious name of Jesus, amen.
(Psalms 26:2/Ezekiel 18:30/Jeremiah 35:15/Psalms 5:8/Psalms 143:8‭, ‬10‭-‬11 NASB)

🌹Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. John 14:6a NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Attention to the Word – Part 1

He who gives attention to the word will find good,
Proverbs 16:20a NASB

The Bible is the word of God, the story of Jesus Christ. The Word is a person. Jesus Christ.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:1 NASB

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:14 NASB

How much attention do you give to the Word? The word of God? It is impossible to know God intimately without reading the Bible, God’s word.

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.
Romans 10:17 NASB

The word of Christ. The Word who brings forgiveness, salvation, life and so much more.

🌹O taste and see that the Lord is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!
Psalms 34:8 NASB

Let the word of Christ richly dwell within me, with all wisdom. I will read Your word, teaching and admonishing others in the faith with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs. I will sing with thankfulness in my heart to You, my God. (Colossians 3:16 NASB)
This I pray in the name of Jesus,  amen. 

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Clothed & Walking

But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts.
Romans 13:14 NASB

“Put on the Lord Jesus Christ”:
I put on righteousness, and it clothed me; My justice was like a robe and a turban.
Job 29:14 NASB
For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
Galatians 3:27 NASB
and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.
Ephesians 4:24 NASB
and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him— So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;
Colossians 3:10‭, ‬12 NASB
We are clothed in the righteousness of Jesus Christ, His righteousness! We are clothed in the holiness of truth according to the image of God. Let us put on the new self that is being sanctified, renewed to a true knowledge of God. We are chosen of God, holy and beloved, so let’s put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience and . . .
“Make no provision for the flesh in regard to it’s lust.”
Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul.
1 Peter 2:11 NASB

🌹But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.
Galatians 5:16 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

His Name’s Sake

Dear Holy, Sovereign God,

For the sake of Your name, O Lord, revive me. In Your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble.
Psalms 143:11 NASB

Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; For You I wait all the day.
Psalms 25:5 NASB

Amen

🌹He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.
Psalms 23:3 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

As I Live Says God

Say to them, ‘As I live!’ declares the Lord God, ‘I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn back, turn back from your evil ways! Why then will you die, O house of Israel?’
Ezekiel 33:11 NASB

The living God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked. The compassionate God desires the best for you. What level of desire do you have for others around you to avoid death and know the best life?

🌹Jesus *said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
John 14:6 NASB
In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men.
John 1:4 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Call Him

I love the Lord, because He hears My voice and my supplications. Because He has inclined His ear to me, Therefore I shall call upon Him as long as I live.
Psalms 116:1‭-‬2 NASB

I love the Lord.  .  . Therefore I shall call upon Him as long as I live.

God is listening. He has inclined His ear. He wants to hear from you. He wants to hear your supplications (humble prayer, earnest request of one in authority).

He, God, who has authority over all creation, all things. Take your hurts, your struggles, your pain, your anguish, your fears, your uncertainties, your lack of faith, your questions, everything to Him. He is life. He is the way. He is the truth. God will not steer you wrong.

🌹God is the wisdom you need. Call upon Him today. He is waiting.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

My Salvation

Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; For the Lord God is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation.”

Therefore you will joyously draw water      From the springs of salvation.

An ever flowing spring of salvation pouring out in thankfulness to God for His wonderful gift. A gift that can not be contained.

And in that day you will say, “Give thanks to the Lord, call on His name. Make known His deeds among the peoples; Make them remember that His name is exalted.”

The name above ALL names! The name of Jesus, through whom salvation comes, that can’t be kept quiet. Every knee shall bow, every tongue confess.

Praise the Lord in song, for He has done excellent things; Let this be known throughout the earth.

Cry aloud and shout for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, For great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.
Isaiah 12:2‭-‬6 NASB

🌹Only fear the Lord and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you.
1 Samuel 12:24 NASB

To God be the glory for the things He had done.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Wise and Discerning

O Ephraim, what more have I to do with idols? It is I who answer and look after you. I am like a luxuriant cypress; From Me comes your fruit. Whoever is wise, let him understand these things; Whoever is discerning, let him know them. For the ways of the Lord are right, And the righteous will walk in them, But transgressors will stumble in them.
Hosea 14:8‭-‬9 NASB

🌹🙏 The works of Your hands are truth and justice; All Your precepts are sure. They are upheld forever and ever; They are performed in truth and uprightness.
The way of the righteous is smooth; O Upright One, make the path of the righteous level.
Psalms 111:7‭-‬8 NASB/Isaiah 26:7 NASB

In Jesus name and for His glory amen.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Joyous Satisfaction

Satisfy us in the morning with Your graciousness, That we may sing for joy and rejoice all our days.
Psalms 90:14 NASB

Do you have an established time each day when you set aside time to spend with your Creator, Father, Savior? Oh to spend time in the early morning, experiencing His graciousness through prayer and His word. Sets the tone and focus for the entire day.

With our focus on God we enjoy His leading. . .

Send out Your light and Your truth, they shall lead me; They shall bring me to Your holy hill And to Your dwelling places.
Psalms 43:3 NASB

But know that the Lord has set apart the godly person for Himself; The Lord hears when I call to Him.
Psalms 4:3 NASB

My soul longed and even yearned for the courtyards of the Lord ; My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.
Psalms 84:2 NASB

There is a river whose streams make the city of God happy, The holy dwelling places of the Most High.  God is in the midst of her, she will not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns.
Psalms 46:4‭-‬5 NASB

🌹Sing for joy in the Lord, you righteous ones; Praise is becoming to the upright.
Psalms 33:1 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

God’s Faithfulness And Salvation

“I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great congregation; Behold, I will not restrain my lips, O Lord, You know. I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart; I have spoken of Your faithfulness and Your salvation; I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth from the great congregation.”
Psalms 40:9‭-‬10 NASB

“not hidden Your righteousness”:
David spoke of God’s righteousness. He did not hide it in his heart, he proclaimed it. Paul proclaimed also speaking to the elders in Ephesus.
“how I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you publicly and from house to house,”
“For I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole purpose of God.”
Acts 20:20‭, ‬27 NASB

“I have spoken of Your faithfulness and salvation”

“I will sing of the lovingkindness of the Lord forever; To all generations I will make known Your faithfulness with my mouth.”
Psalms 89:1 NASB

🌹 Are you proclaiming the righteousness and faithfulness of God to the church and all generations? Is His salvation that has been given to you, motivate you to tell others?

We are able by the power of God within us.

“You, O Lord, will not withhold Your compassion from me; Your lovingkindness and Your truth will continually preserve me.”
Psalms 40:11 NASB

“O send out Your light and Your truth, let them lead me; Let them bring me to Your holy hill And to Your dwelling places.”
Psalms 43:3 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon