January 02, 2023

A Door Wide Open



To the one who thinks life is over or that the road has ended.

It has not. Regardless of our perception. Life rolls on.

Minutes tick by as each hair on your head is counted. The smallest details of your life do not fade into a vacuum. 

The God who created you, the God who placed you in your mother’s womb has not forgotten you. (Psalm 139)

One by one, each breath taken, shallow or deeply was and is and ever will be, a gift from God.

Tomorrow may not be delivered for you.

Yet, you are delivered from death by the shed blood of Jesus Christ who died in your place and resurrected. 

Hang on.

A new day will arise.

Mercy will come.

The door is wide open for those in Christ.


~Debbie


Luke 12:7

But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.




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January 01, 2023

New Watercolor Art Parable: What Time Is It?



Matthew 24:36-42
But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Then two shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord comes.

Mark 13:32-37
But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
Take heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.
For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.
Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at cockcrowing, or in the morning: 
Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.
And what I say I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.


John 10:9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

Luke 12 
Isaiah 49
Daniel 12
Jeremiah 51:6 
No one but the Father knows the time of Christ’s return.

Luke 12:40 Be ye therefore ready also; for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.

Today is my “born again” birthday, the day 36 years ago that I asked Jesus Christ to be my Lord and Savior. If you want today to be your “born again” birthday also click on the link to say the sinners prayer.

May the Lord bless you,
~Debbie




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December 12, 2022

Your Gift Matters


© 2016 Debbie Turner Chavers
Water-Man Series




I want to encourage you in the LORD concerning the gift and sharing of your purpose in Christ Jesus while you are living in your appointed time on this Earth.


Perhaps your gift is hospitality. Perhaps it is the creative arts, singing, writing, cooking, helps, or one of the many gifts I have not written here.

Often we admire another persons gift yet demean or act dismissive toward our own gifting. Yet your gift is as unique as your finger print. This is a marvelous thing. 


Yes, you have been created for such a time as this. Use your gift. 

Offer it unto the LORD. Whatever large, small, fractured or whole gifting you possess. 

Give it to God.


Human reasoning would deter us. Yet the Holy Spirit prompts us to give whatever gift we have been given, to share it, to lay it at the feet of Christ.


Every time I meet difficulty or darkness, the Holy Spirit says “praise”. This will mean a purposeful immediate response to obey. I pick up a tambourine, sing, or speak forth the Word of God to move forward in the call.  The Holy Spirit is ever wooing us, reminding us, drawing us in the LORD.

Do not ignore His Prompt. Your footsteps are ordered of the Lord. Move forward.


I am always reminded of Paul and Silas (Acts 16) when He prompts me to praise. There is always a prison of some sort seeking to lock us away, to deter, to shut us down. 

May we ever be found faithfully obeying God who opens and sends forth angels to open all prison doors that have enclosed God’s children. In Jesus name. Amen. 

Every captive set free, in Jesus Christ.


~ Debbie🌻



© 1996  Debbie Turner Chavers
Luke 4:18





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October 31, 2022

Seek God

© 2006 Debbie Turner Chavers


When you are feeling directionless, seek God. 
Spend time in His word, talk to Him. 
Determine to grow up and to mature beyond your own self-determined limitations.
We need to quit listening to our own negative self-talk and seek God’s word concerning us.
Quit trying to comprehend God outside of His Word. 
God Word reveals TRUTH, the Truth you need to navigate through your questionable feelings.

~ Debbie




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October 19, 2022

Poetry: Spun Free


I ran across the field
Rejoicing in the light
As all the spiders took flight
Caught on the wind 
webs tendriled and pulled 
the spiders to earth again
Whilst I gathered dreams
And spun with delight
~DtC



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September 27, 2022

Difficult Times, Difficult People


Dealing with difficult times and difficult people can fertilize our growing faith if we plant ourselves in God’s unfailing Word. 

My natural perception when confronted with obnoxious behavior has had me emulate “love toward others.” This train of thought can be manifested in unhealthy ways when the wisdom of God is not followed.  An untamed heart or spirit defies spiritual gravity, as rebellion seeks to pull us away from the stability of peace and cast us into chaos. 
Yet, we can learn to navigate peacefully as the Holy Spirit shows the way to respond in everyday life situations.
What I have perceived as love in my interactions with others has prompted me to seek God as I attempt to rationalize how I should act/react as a Christ follower.  The only real way to know how to handle most situations properly is to search scripture. (Galatians 5:7-26)
From Old Testament to New Testament our weak flesh wants an easy answer.
Not...
Matthew 10:34-38 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth  son or daughter more than me is not not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and follow after me, is not worthy of me.

When I researched the word “cross” in this scripture, Strong’s Concordance definition stated it as “an upright stake”
I am reminded of a boundary stake, a fence line.
The sword of the Lord, God’s Word cuts through our excuses and cuts away the unnecessary to expose the root of our affections and the base of our actions.

John 15:1-5  I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he take the away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

In my natural understanding, love looks sweet, giving, turning the other cheek, etc.. yet righteousness requires obedience. My flesh seeks to excuse and to be excused. We are not to cater to the wicked or the wicked one. Our actions must mirror our understanding of God. Lest we and they be deceived into thinking that God is like mere man. God is just and a Holy God who does not wink at our or their agreement with the wicked one.  (James 1) 

If you struggle with being permissive as I have, I encourage you to pray this prayer with me. Learning to love ourself and others, places healthy boundaries that are reinforced by God’s word.

~Debbie 


Father God, I ask that you open my eyes of understanding. That you would enable me to stand firm in your truth. Father God that I will not be moved by that which I hear or see that would attempt to move me from my focus and obedience in Christ Jesus. 
LORD grant us strength for our earthly journey. Anoint us LORD. May we be rooted and grounded in your Word. May we be well able to successfully and with joy, do that which you have called and anointed us to do, to walk in love with ourselves and others. Help us to trust you LORD with all our heart, to lean not on our own understanding but in all our ways to acknowledge you and you shall direct our paths. In Jesus name, Amen






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September 01, 2022

Pray- There Is Power In Agreement



Prayer is our love language in our relationship with our Father. 
There is a quiet strength that grows within you from depending on and leaning on God. 
A strength that roars with faith and stands with arms raised and heart submitted, even when we have yet to see the outcome of our prayers.

Pray, speak forth God’s word. There is power in agreement in the natural and in the spiritual.
Agree with God.
His word shall not fail and will accomplish what God said.
Know that you are loved and that it is your Father’s pleasure to withhold no good thing from you.

~Debbie


Resource scriptures found at KJV bible app Blue Letter Bible

Consider Isaiah 55 and John 16.

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.





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August 27, 2022

Silent




                                  In silence I sit
                                    I have eaten words till full
                                          In peace, I digest 
                                                   ~ Debbie Turner Chavers





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June 26, 2022

Treasures: Big Box, Little Box


Most people live in a house. Varying sizes, different styles. Over my life time I have lived in a car,(homeless), a trailer, an apartment, a duplex, a rental and a sticks and bricks home.
In all these places I have collected my version or my family’s version of treasures. 

Most of us love our stuff and continue to collect that which gives us pleasure throughout our lives. 
Even King Solomon listed the lifetime collection he had gathered in Ecclesiastes 2.
Those things which he had built and acquired over the years. 
And yet nothing he acquired went with him in the end. Nothing.
Nor will we take any physical thing with us at the end of our lives.
The earthly thing or things we fill our time, life, and homes with will stay and go the way of all the Earth.

As I contemplated this information the Lord showed me a visual of what He was speaking to my heart, which I am now sharing with you from the pages of my journal.


Journal Entry of Debbie Turner Chavers 2022


God has given us good things to enjoy but it is necessary to keep our eyes on the Eternal. 
We shall not pass this way again.
Consider Ecclesiastes 2 where Solomon considers the futility of pleasure and possessions. 
Jesus told us in Luke 12 that it is foolish to lay up earthly treasures for ourselves yet not be rich toward God. You are loved and it is your Father’s good pleasure to provide all things for us. 
Focus on Him, He Will take care of us.

*The summation was that people spend their whole life filling up a big box, ie their home with perceived treasures. Yet, in the end they move to an empty little box, ie coffin or urn. 

Choose wisely,
 ~Debbie




Matthew 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt and where thieves break through and steal.
Matthew 6:20 But lay up for yourselves treasure in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal.
Matthew 6:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.




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March 25, 2022

Poetry- Light and Shadow




A door that no man can shut
A life that only Christ could redeem
We live under the shadow of the Almighty walking through the unseen.
-DtC 

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February 25, 2022

Prayer for Realigned Focus



© 1999 Debbie Turner Chavers



At times
strength arrives 
in drops of liquid peace as I worship.
Arms extended, heart submitted upward
I reach to be cradled
by the strong arms of peace that sustain me.
By God’s love that restores and renews me.

Praying the Word of God will settle the waves assaulting your peace. 
The Word of God will reveal the false narrative that floats you into storm filled seas.
Be still and know. 
Prayer can refocus us when we have been blown off course by the cares of this world and the spiritual intensity of daily life.
Spend time with God. He welcomes you and delights that you are seeking Him.

Prayer and worship can strengthen you in your journey here on this Earth. 
Take time to be still and know that God is God
The surrender of self to realignment will strip you of false layers, preparing you to rest in the warmth of the LORD’s peace and care.

A moment of prayerful focus can realign your day or night. Why not take a moment as you are reading or listening to this to agree in prayer with me for restoration and the hope filled peace given by God.

~Debbie 

🙏  
Father God, thank you that nothing presents an impossibility to you. 
You, Father are well able to accomplish every good work within me. 
May your beauty of redemption be seen in me and my situation.
In Jesus name. Amen

Scripture resource:
Create in me a clean heart,O God: and renew a right spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 
Isaiah 45
Micah 7
Proverbs 8
John 16
John 17



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January 19, 2022

Flame of Recognition in Light of Eternity


For the Joy Set Before Him
 © 2019 Debbie Turner Chavers
Water-Man Series
Hebrews 12:2


Today decide.  
Who will YOU serve?  
Yourself or the LORD?
We are to have singleness of heart toward our Redeemer.
All we have and all we are is due to God.
He sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ to pay in full for our redemption.
Do not fear the emptying of self. 
For God will fill you to over flowing with His Holy Spirit if you will receive Him.
There is a fear in those gathered in mankind of a usurpation. 
Rightfully so, because someone HAS taken our place.
Jesus Christ has taken our place and borne our transgressions away.

Men of flesh and bone fear failure and possess a strong need for recognition.
This desire for recognition can strip a person of giving back to God the enablement that He gave to us.
We cling to our gifts with soulful remorse, acknowledging only minutely the value received.
We strive to hang on to our gifting, instead of letting go.  
Our heart of pride recognizes the gift within, but quickly shuts the box and ties the bow as though we have not seen His glory.
What are we thinking? 
What are we doing?
We carefully guard our perceived value, intending to be paid well...for that which we have been freely given. The gifts we have received were Paid in Full by our Redeemer.

We are His children.  A witness for God in a lost, deceived and dying world.
No man knows the day or the hour of Christ's return. 
Be found faithful, be diligent.  
He gave all for you and I.  
Can we give less? 
Consider John 10:10 which says "The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."

A house divided can not stand. 
We are the tabernacle of God.  
The Lord calls us to wholeness in Him. 
Work and give, while it is yet day.  

John 9:4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

Matthew 21:28-45


Church, Bride of Christ Jesus, Be about your Father's business.
~Debbie


Matthew 10:8  Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
Revelation 21:6  And he said unto me, It is done.  I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.
I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

Are You Thirsty? 
© 2006 Debbie Turner Chavers

Isaiah 45:13  I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives, not for price nor reward, saith the LORD of hosts.


© 2005 Debbie Turner Chavers


Hebrews 9:11-14  But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;
Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot  to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

Acts 15:16-17  After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up:
That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things.





* Original body of my post from my blog in 2016, updated.
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December 05, 2021

Where Will You Sit?


Where Will You Sit?




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December 04, 2021

Son of Perdition

“Son of Perdition “
© 2021 Debbie Turner Chavers




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March 29, 2021

Watch: Words In Red

ARISE: A Call To Prayer and Action 
© 2016 Debbie Turner Chavers
WaterMan Series



Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:
Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. 
And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch. Mark 13:35-37




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March 19, 2021

The Earth Sings in Flowers







Leaves have fallen
and fertilized hope
The winter of joy is gone
Behold, a new day
Spring has sprung,
the earth sings in flowers.

~  © 2021 Debbie Turner Chavers


O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth. Psalm 96:9







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January 25, 2021

Flee From That Which Kills, Steals, and Destroys You


FLEE, Be Not Deceived
© 2016 Debbie Turner Chavers
Water-Man Series

© 2016 Debbie Turner Chavers
Water-Man series



From the Old Testament to the New Testament, God has required that man seek Him only. The claims and the chains of this world will never give you truth or freedom. 
Only God can give you the answer and the freedom you need, turn to the LORD with your whole heart. The Father longs to help you and deliver you from that which steals, kills, and destroys man.
Jesus Christ came to give you life and that more abundantly. (John 10:10)

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14


Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your fear and let him be your dread. Isaiah 8:13

And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?
To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. Isaiah 8:19-20


Agree with God. Ask God to forgive you, acknowledge Jesus Christ’s shed blood as your paid in full atonement and be filled with his Holy Spirit. 
ALL who call upon the Lord, shall be saved. (Romans 10:13)
~Debbie


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November 27, 2020

Revive

LORD

Revive us

Turn these stones

Water worn 

by tears



Create new hearts

Sealed and set

In One Hope

Revive, O LORD

the love of thy people.

~DtC




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October 11, 2020

Freely You Have Received



©2005 Debbie Turner Chavers

Close-up






1 Thessalonians 2: 4-6
But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.
For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloak of covetousness; God is witness:
Nor of men, sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.

The Word of the Lord quickens our understanding. As I consider the written Word I am reminded of a natural meal that has been prepared. Many ingredients and much labor has been bestowed for the meal set before me. Ingredients naturally taste unique, yet each cook brings a flavor profile with their cooking style. Do not fail to share the meal because you judge yourself to be a subpar cook. The ingredients are superb, with practice your presentation can and will mature.
We are called to share the gospel of Christ with others. At times the meal of His word is prepared and served from home and at times it is shared at a gathering else where. 
The point is to feed the hungry. 
Do not force feed those who are not hungry. Prepare the meal, aka ..study to show yourself approved. Set the table whether it is “buffet style” or “sit down”, pass the bread and the salt around the table. 
You have been given the best ingredients contained in God’s word to serve a dying generation. 
Do what you can, when you can. Those who are hungry will eat. Those who are not hungry...will criticize.

The provision is there. Prepare and serve.

~Debbie 




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October 08, 2020

You Are Well Able

I am blessed by Jesus’ testimony of the woman who anointed Him and washed His feet with her tears. 
He said, “ She hath done what she could.”

Do what You can.
~Debbie

Mark 14:8-9 She hath done what she could: she is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying.
Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.




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September 05, 2020

Missteps Allowed


Fishing Vessel
© 2008 Debbie Turner Chavers


And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

Matthew 14:31


Do not worry. Step out in faith. Faith in He who will catch you if you fail. 

Little faith? Peter answered him and said “Lord, If it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. Matthew 14:28-29


So what possibility seems impossible to you? All things are possible with God.

Try, go for it. 

In the realm of the Spirit, there is rejoicing when we put our trust in God and not ourselves.

It honors God to see my effort and your effort. The trust that shows that you and I will do what we can do by stepping out of our comfort zone aka “the boat.”

Circumstances don’t always go smoothly, yet with our eyes on Him and our dependence upon He who is faithful. We too, if needed, can say, “Lord, save me.” And He will.


~Debbie



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August 18, 2020

In This Very Room


In collaboration with Founder/ Director Bruce Cochran and the East Valley Chorale (80 singers)
You can follow them on Twitter @EstVallChorale and visit their website  at eastvalleychorale.org


© 2019 Debbie Turner Chavers


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Protected by US and International copyright laws. All Rights Reserved.  
Scripture references taken from the KJV 
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April 01, 2020

Poetry, Prayers, and Encouragement

Man of Many Colors

Redemption
A word
A man of colors
His beaten body
The color of every man

Shredded and torn
A bowed head
Crowned with thorns

No man was ever as this man
Unique
The only begotten Son of God

Redemption has a name
and it is
Jesus Christ, the Messiah.



LOVED

There is a love
Deeper than the ocean
Where you may drown
Yet be born again
Where the Holy Air you receive
Is blown over and into you
killing the old you,
yet birthing a new life within
Where reaching bottom
Is not obtainable
For His love is and always will be
without measure.
3-13-19


KNOWN

Christ's blood redeemed
and covered her
Each sin and shame atoned for.

Even as her mouth declared
I made a mistake
My sins are many
I was wrong.

Do you still love me?
Yes,Christ replied,
You are my lovely Bride.
Though your sins be as scarlet,
They shall be white as snow.
10-19-18



The Wind

The Wind is free
And I a song bird in colors bold
Flying swiftly, catching each faint breeze
Gathering at times, scattering at times
Bearing precious seed
Fly faithful ones
The Wind doth call to thee.
2-20-19


Resurrection

Laughter was heard
The stone rolled away
A crown of thorns laid aside
Beside the puddles of blood
Whereby an abyss
of lost souls had been set free.
Even now the blood of Christ
calls for thee.
9-8-18


Of Salt and Light

A walk on the beach
The sound of gulls
Waves lapping
The pungent taste
Of briny air upon your lips
Bits and pieces
Gathered
Memories stored
Of joy released
And visited anew.



Breath of Life 

There is a love
Deeper than the ocean
Where you may drown
Yet be born again
Where the Holy Air you receive
Is blown over and into you
Killing the old you,
Yet birthing a new life within
Where reaching bottom
Is not obtainable
For His love is and always will be
Without measure.


Sown

May the seeds of righteousness
be dispersed by God.
Planted in fertile soil
and watered by His Word.
Bloom where you are planted
As you are carried by the wind of His Spirit.
3-11-19


Deliverance

Sometimes Holy Ghost boldness
Breaks forth like fireworks
With beautiful colors
and piercing light
in the darkness of spiritual night.
Wait upon the Lord.
11-24-18

Invited

Every man is invited
Go and tell
For you Christ has died
And rose again.
Beautifully Redeemed
Receive the gift of salvation
Today
1-30-19


Prayer

Father God, grant justice to those who have been wronged.
May the cry of the unborn be the joyous laugh of a precious new life
received and welcomed into this world.
In Jesus name.
Amen
Psalm 34:15
3-27-19


Everyone 

EVERY child that is not allowed to be born
Is an aborted purpose that was meant to bless mankind.
God does not make mistakes
Every life matters.
Psalm 139
1-25-19


The Way

Love made a Way.
His name is Jesus Christ.
Sorrow no more.
The King of Glory has risen.
We are redeemed.
Set Free from every prison.
Salvation
Salvation granted to all who would call upon His name.
He who is risen from the grave.
The Messiah, Jesus Christ.
3-12-19


Beauty

Beauty within
only fades as we walk away
from the Light of Christ
that is within us.

Stay the course.
There is light just ahead.
12-20-18


The End of the Matter 

If we kneel
Yet in our hearts
We stand
Standing against the call of His Spirit
We shall fall.
Every knee shall bow
To He who sits on the throne.
And every tongue shall confess to God.
2-21-19


Repentance

The boat abandoned
Yet seaworthy still
A patch to the hull
Made from a tree
Splintered and rough
From Calvary's tree.
12-21-18



As Seen

"Beauty" she said,
I see nothing but beauty.
Amongst the dead.
Evergreen
Growing still
Those who have risen
beyond their own reasoning
And have believed the words which
Christ has said.

The darkness came
Yet, the Light Arose
9-28-18


Youth

She with the golden skin
Bejeweled
Bedazzled
She was blind to our faults
Wrapped her wild hair
In the kindness of others
As we gazed at her from afar.
9-28-18



The Science of Art

A mass of corpuscles
Collide amongst the ebb and
Flow of tendons and muscles
Under the microscope of
Artistic sight.
5-26-18


Silent the drift came in
Rosy red
Parting the atmosphere
Shadowed yet concrete
The imagery appeared
6-12-18



Never Alone 

Love is colorless
Yet God has made a rainbow of people,
The rainbows end,
the treasure found,
Culminating in His Son,
Jesus Christ.

Someday.
Possibly today.
You will look and see,
That you were
NEVER alone.
5-23-18



Prayer - Thank You

Father as the day ends
Thank you for the gift of this day.
Thank you for kindness given
and kindness received.
Thank you for joy and for your peace.
As we lay our burdens down and lay at your feet
May our sleep give refreshment as we rise
With the new mercy given for tomorrow.
In Jesus name.
Amen
5-13-19


Prayer of Blessing

As the sun rises on this new day given.
May your joy double and your wisdom increase.
In Jesus name.
Amen
12-5-18


~Debbie
© 2020 Debbie Turner Chavers



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March 16, 2020

To Those in Christ Jesus

Be A Light,He Went That Way
© 2010 Debbie Turner Chavers

Come into the light.
Are we inviting others into the mist or into the light Of God’s Word?
Is our daily interaction with others a mixture of dark and light?
A mist, a gray area?
Or are we inviting them into His light?

There is a boundary established in our relationship with God. This boundary of His Way and our own way. The clear presentation of His Word by His Spirit brings clarity and comfort to our hearts and minds.
He is light and there is no darkness in Him. We expect Him to be the Light and He is the Light.

As a light bearer others should not be left in darkness or confusion by our witness of Christ in us.
We leave others confused when we waver in our morals or walk out our faith with a lackadaisical attitude toward our own sin or the sin of others.
Light reveals hope in Christ and warms and warns the repentant.

Others may reject our attempt to be a light in the darkness. Some have sat so long in the dark that the intensity of the Light takes a few minutes for the souls eyes to adjust.

But adjust they will, as the light reveals the hidden things of our hearts. Speak truth. Speak life.
The truth received sets men free and the application of Gods’ truth allows us to walk in the Spirit instead of the flesh.

Be a light, even if only a night light, until the Daystar shines brighter and brighter unto your and their new day.

~Debbie



2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

2 Peter 1:19
We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:




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