• COVERED

    COVERED
    By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

    I’m covered and sealed,
    By the blood of the Lamb;
    I’m coming to Him,
    Just the way that I am.

    No mask, no pretending,
    Just blemished, unclean;
    I come to the Lamb,
    For in Him I’m redeemed.

    I’m pardoned, forgiven,
    With nothing concealed;
    Whatever I give Him,
    Is what will be healed.

    O perfect Redeemer,
    So holy and pure;
    Surrender to You,
    Is what makes me secure.

    Teach me to trust,
    And to lean on the Lamb;
    Believing there’s rest,
    When I come ….. as I am.
    ~~~~

    “In Him we have redemption through His blood,
    the forgiveness of sins,
    according to the riches of His grace.”
    Ephesians 1:7


  • THE TRUE NEEDLE

    THE TRUE NEEDLE
    By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

    Compass – A device for determining direction by means of a magnetic needle or group of needles turning freely on a pivot and pointing to the magnetic north.
    ~~~
    The word of God is a compass … pointing us true north to Jesus Christ.
    The Holy Spirit is the needle on the compass,
    The rudder on the ship,
    The wind behind the sail.
    He grants discernment to a seeking heart,
    Wisdom to the wondering,
    Grace to the hurting.
    He comforts,
    Corrects,
    Never neglects …
    The child of God.
    ~~~
    He’s the great Discerner,
    The true needle,
    Residing within you,
    Abiding in you,
    Directing you to heaven’s doorway.
    ~~~
    He appropriates the word within you;
    Steadies you on the course marked out for you.
    He seals,
    Solidifies,
    Sets-apart
    and
    Sanctifies
    The child of God.
    He’s the needle on the compass that leads you home.
    He’ll be with you … and you’ll never walk alone.
    ~~~

    “And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever; the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you."
    John 14:16-17

  • IN THIS PLACE

    IN THIS PLACE

    The wandering child of God must set himself straight by going directly to the throne room of grace and realigning his heart with the matters of God.
    He must remain in this place until his core is, once again, safe and secure.
    He must get alone, get quiet, and get settled in his quest for God and then move after Him with unquestioning abandon.
    And in this place the wandering child becomes the responsive child and all is well in his world again.
    This is a manifestation of the resurrection power at work in an individual’s life …
    This is the hope of Easter.
    ~~~

    "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, netther let it be afraid."
    John 14:27

  • HOLINESS

    ​HOLINESS

    God has a vision for your life …
    It’s called holiness.
    ~~~

    “Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written,
    ‘Be holy for I am holy.’”


  • MY INABILITY

    MY INABILITY
    By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

    I don’t have the ability to …
    Do what’s right,
    Think what’s right,
    Be what’s right.

    I assume full responsibility
    For my inability,
    And I reach for that needed thing called …
    Grace.
    ~~~

    And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
    2 Corinthians 12:9

  • PASSAGEWAY

    PASSAGEWAY
    By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

    I say farewell to yesterday,
    For yesterday is gone;
    I let her go deliberately,
    And choose to travel on.

    I understand, perhaps in part,
    What many never see;
    That yesterday’s a passageway,
    To where I need to be.

    For I’ve been preordained a path,
    That’s mine alone to trod;
    My lot has been apportioned by …
    The very hand of God.

    The boundaries are drawn for me,
    And all has been secured;
    When trials seem to overwhelm,
    Of this I am assured:

    That all is single-handedly,
    Determined for my good;
    If God has chosen “it” for me;
    I’ll praise Him as I should.

    Eternally advancing,
    In an orchestrated grace;
    Sufficient for arriving,
    At a predetermined place.

    I welcome in this passageway,
    That’s been ordained for me;
    For God, alone, knows what I need,
    For where I am to be.
    ~~~

    “The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup;
    Thou maintainest my lot.
    The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places;
    Yea, I have a goodly heritage.”
    Psalm 16:5-6


  • SLIDE-ABILITY OR DURABILITY

    SLIDE-ABILITY OR DURABILITY
    By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

    We like complementary words,
    and complimentary people.
    We like easy talk,
    flavored with flattery,
    sprinkled with generality,
    and a nice spread of fluff.
    We like to be built up,
    lifted up …
    and
    Generally just plain puffed up.
    Problem with greasy, easy, oily words is that they just don’t stick.
    They’re lightweight and conditioned for slide-ability more than durability.
    And something in us craves something more.
    Hmmm.
    Could it be substance?
    ~~~
    I enjoy slide-able words same as the next individual but my deeper craving lies in something substantial …
    Lies in the spiritual:
    Something meaty that sticks to my bones,
    Nourishes my hungry spirit,
    and qualifies as character building while intensifying my desire for the eternal …
    My desire for God,
    For holiness,
    Righteousness,
    And something beyond the here and now.
    My soul craves something that won’t slide … but will abide and stand the test of time.

    ~~~
    Conversations that contain durability are the exception and not the rule;
    These are the conversations that are not soon forgotten …
    That are recalled at a later time,
    and realized in an appointed and necessary season.
    ~~~
    If you want to be an individual characterized by substance …
    You must seek company with the God who fills you with it.
    There is no substitute for substance.
    Seek Him and you will find Him;
    Converse with Him and He will converse with you.
    The endurability of God produces durability of spirit, soul ... and tongue.
    Pray to become an individual composed of substance.
    ~~~

    For our conversation is in heaven, from whom also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ: who shall change our vile body that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious body, according to the working whereby He is able even to subdue all things unto Himself.
    Philippians 3:20-21

  • SOMETHING FAR GREATER

    SOMETHING FAR GREATER
    By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

    Cleansing Father,
    I am in this world, but I am not of this world.
    The toxins and pollutants that surround me serve to remind me that I am being preserved and set apart for something far greater.
    I am of the saints – holy, sacred, and distinctively different from others.
    I bear a holy name and a holy name bears me.
    I am a pilgrim and sojourner here on earth, with promises still awaiting fulfillment, and eternal provision still to come.
    This is praiseworthy and fills my soul with rejoicing.
    Order my steps according to Your word and let no sin have dominion over me.
    Let the manifestation of Your Spirit be evident to all, and distinguish me as Your peculiar and chosen possession.
    Amen.
    ~~~

    “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light."
    1 Peter 2:9


  • GIVING MYSELF

    GIVING MYSELF
    By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

    Audacious – Showing a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks.
    Tenacious – Persisting in existence; not easily dispelled.
    Courageous – Possessing traits of bravery.

    ~~~
    O great and giving Father,
    Let the temperaments of audacity, tenacity and courage be observed in me.
    Grow them in increasing measure within my spirit.
    Let them become employed with strategy for Your glory and let them be servants of Yours on display.
    Let my work for You be done emphatically and with the highest energy afforded me.
     Let me do nothing for You in a little way but with the depth and surge of internal adrenaline and devotion behind my endeavors … let me exhaust myself in giving myself to You.
    Allow the ambition and motivation of the flesh to give way to the greater fulfillment and work of the Spirit.
    Help me to exert myself in the works prepared in advance for me to do.
    O great and magnificent God …
    Let the energy of my endeavors be a public declaration of my love and devotion to You.
    Let audacity, tenacity and courage fill me this day and let Your Spirit work powerfully through me.
    In earnest plea I ask these things.
    Amen.
    ~~~

    “And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”
    Colossians 3:17


  • THE UPPER HAND

     THE UPPER HAND

    Just when your "enemy"
    seems to have the upper hand, 
    place your trust in God
    and realize that the day set for your
    destruction may actually be the
    day of your deliverance.
    - Unknown
    ~~~ 
    ... Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?
    Esther 4:14b

     

     

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