Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Poem: Shoes of Peace


© 2004 Debbie Turner Chavers
Amos 3:3


Shoes of Peace

Following the Worthy One
In shoes of peace

The road ahead is broad
Where nary a soul one meets
Who hasn't heard of the sorrow
led by weary, laden, rebellious feet

Where Christ is calling
Your baggage can be carted
on the broad way,
but must be dumped
to walk the narrow path

To take hold of a life worth living
To yield a furrowed field
and all your plans askew
To journey an adventure
where His mercy is ever new

But ..
the path is narrow
Where my Savior tarried and made the Way
Two can go together,
yet One must hold the other

Hands held and followed close
Eyes fixed on the horizon

The path..
Where mercy flowed
Where weary travelers left their load

Discarded their stains and woe
Following Christ and..
Away they go

~© 2016 Debbie Turner Chavers



Initial sketch 
© 1996 Debbie Turner Chavers



John 14:6  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Isaiah 30:21  And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.

Ephesians 6:15  And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

Matthew 7:13 -14 
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
Because strait is the gate: and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Revelation 5:12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing



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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Martha, Martha- Time to Refresh

© 1998 Debbie Turner Chavers
Water-Man Series


As I thought of my daily physical and spiritual activity this past week, I realized I was in need of refreshing. As If my heart and mind were not telling me loud enough...a detector in my home started an intermittent beep followed by a verbal warning that said "Low Battery" every so often.
There is always another task and another place to go.
But let's stay home...and sit at His feet.

So what if...
God really speaks to us in the mist of our daily endeavor? Yes, mist..not midst.
So what if....He did?
Would you pause to listen? To gather your bearings, possibly chart a new course?
Would you begin to unload your cargo...to be still and really listen?


© 2014 Debbie Turner Chavers
Water-Man Series


At times we flounder in our thoughts and life choices. Stabbing at every passing thought with a small movement toward recognition.
We search for patterns in the maze of life. A thread within the tapestry and try not to unravel.
This search for clarity and meaning can only be found in Christ Jesus.

Our heart can thrill when we perceive God's truth in our everyday perspective.
We can bemoan the darkness or we can lean into His light.
It is amazing that when surrounded in darkness that the smallest, tiny dot of light brings relief to an aching heart or weary mind.
We have been given a precious freedom from the present darkness.
Lean into His light, walk toward the light of His Way and His Word.

Refreshing..
~Debbie


Luke 10:38 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.
Luke 10:39 And she had a sister called Mary which also sat at Jesus feet and heard his word.
Luke 10:40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.
Luke 10:41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:
Luke 10:42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.



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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Father Me



Psalm 23:1-6
© 2008 Debbie Turner Chavers



This morning I awoke with a verse of scripture resounding in my thoughts. It was a morning thought pertaining to a portion of Psalm 23:6.. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life. 
A beautiful verse, one which I am in the habit of confessing over my life and loved ones. But this morning in my sleepy condition I said the verse a bit different..which woke me with a start due to my perceived error.

*What I prayed was "Surely your goodness and mercy shall Father me all the days of my life."


As I recognized my miswording of the known scripture, I felt the Lord prompt me to consider what I had prayed. So I did. 

I am asking you to consider my unintentional prayer for your own life also.
What would this manifested prayer look like in your own life? Allow God to be a "Father" to you.


Father God, thank you. I praise and thank you that surely your goodness and mercy shall "Father" me all the days of mine and my family's life.
In Jesus name. Amen.

~Debbie



Matthew 7:11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17  Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,
Comfort your hearts,and stablish you in every good word and work.


Psalm 23:1-6
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake,
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. 











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Friday, July 22, 2016

Reflections/snoitcelfeR on James 1:22-24


So the journey with this Art Parable started more than 20 years ago and I am still discovering the meaning of these scriptures. I am posting the initial drawing I sketched in 1996 of Reflections/snoitcelfeR ©1996 Debbie Turner Chavers.
This is a bit of an introduction into how my scripture study, drawing, and painting of Art Parables processes over time, sometimes over years!
*I will post the "finished painting" from this 1996 sketched version at a later date.

As with any endeavor in our walk with God, He has opened my eyes of understanding layer by layer.
Twenty years ago I was living in Hawaii and obviously that translated to my sketch.
When the Lord first showed me this particular image with James 1:22-24 I saw it quite personally.
Yet as with most things in our life, knowledge and application of bible study have changed me as God  has showed me the universal need of all to see Him.
So a lot of my imagery for my art parables are Water-Men to represent everyone, male and female.
At the beginning of my walk with Christ my thoughts were all about me, me, ME! and how His Word created "my life" imagery.
Therefore in the beginning a lot of my sketches..150 or so were personal renditions and then I began to see the bigger picture :-)
It is very clear that we were saved and gifted to share the Good News for all, all, ALL!


Reflections/snoitcelfeR 
© 1996 Debbie Turner Chavers
Initial sketch of James 1:22-24


In the sketch I drew a forest with many mirrors. I drew the female who had dropped her pack but was walking away, back to whence she had come.
An initial look into God's Word will not keep you free of your burdens. You may lay it down initially, but life will attempt to give you more burdens to carry. But Jesus said in..
Matthew 11:28  Come unto me, all Ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

The surfer, he looked into the mirror and left. There are places that people left many years ago but the imagery and the impact of that time is still there. In the mirror of their hearts and minds. Jesus came to set the captive free. If freedom is desired, it has been provided.

1 Corinthians 13:11-12  When I was a child, I spake as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I be know even as also I am known.


I wrote a poem about this initial Reflection drawing/painting in 2010 titled "Through a Glass Darkly"

Through a Glass Darkly 

I thought I saw you
As I peered through the glass

I thought I saw you
As the sun appeared
And the dawn broke free

I thought I saw you
But it was a mirror
And it was only me

© 2010 Debbie Turner Chavers


James 1:22  But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your ownselves.
James 1:23  For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass.
James 1:24  For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.






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Mirrored Reflections-Art Parable

© 2016 Debbie Turner Chavers
James 1:22-24




God's word causes us to see ourselves. The glass is like a two way mirror! Walk His Way and forget what manner of man or woman you once were and see the new creation you have become.
We are called to be Christ followers-mirrored reflections of His perfection.


James 1:22  But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your ownselves.
James 1:23  For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass.
James 1:24  For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.

Studying this scripture I noted a few things.  The hearing and doing required effort, due diligence.  A steady walk and a continual study of God's word. Relationships are hard to maintain when effort is only put forth occasionally.  Spend time with God in fellowship and study of His word.
Even in our everyday life our appearance needs upkeep. Look into the mirror of His word daily.

-Debbie


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Friday, July 8, 2016

Eye to Eye Friendship

© 2005 Debbie Turner Chavers



Friendship is a sacred trust. Jesus has said we are his friends. He has given us a place of honor, a seat at the bride grooms table. He bids us come and eat and be filled. He has called us Friend. 

Fellowship within the body of Christ is a call to keep our eyes on Christ. In our natural state we surely will disappoint one another. We are to judge fruit..not one another.
No logs or motes are we to see but only remember He is the one who hung on a tree and shed His blood for you and me.
His eyes are ever on us, and as His child and friend we are to honor that sacred trust and fix our gaze upon Him. Eye to eye.
Recently I met someone for lunch and prayed about the intended fellowship and the possible future friendship. I sought the Lord in prayer..talking out loud to Him as I traveled to the destination.
My question was answered. The answer was..Mine the treasure that is within this new acquaintance. The treasure is the knowledge, power, and spirit of the LORD contained in these earthen vessels.
I may have knowledge of many things in this world. But only the treasure of Christ in me will make an eternal difference to myself and others.

Mining can be messy and labor intensive. Friendship can be messy and labor intensive!  Not only can people rub you the wrong way (offense) they can can also help sand down the rough places. The scripture as iron sharpens iron is an apt analogy of the process. Remember there is treasure to be shared and obtained.
We are to be light bearers, vessels of honor, pitchers filled and poured out to the thirsty with His living water.

~Debbie



2 Corinthians 4:5-7 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
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.
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.


John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

John 15:14  Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

John 15:15  Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known to you.


Luke 7:34  The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners! 
Meaning of friend - (philos) Root Form(Greek) -friend, to be friendly to one, wish him well




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Grace and Color Chips of White



© 2005 Debbie Turner Chavers
John 1:14



It is difficult for a human to realize the purity of righteousness until they have recognized the dark stain of unrighteousness. Pure white never looks as brilliant to the natural eye until contrasted with another color. I was not able to appreciate spotless until I saw my sin from His view.
I had played in the world and needed a cleaning transformation.
But my perception was ..I am a good person. A nice person. We have many variations of self perceived self righteousness.
I was wrong.
Just as there are no stages of perfection achieved by human endeavor there are no stages of salvation. We have nothing to add in our flesh except submission to His perfect gift of righteousness.
It is no longer about who I am, but whose I am.

A "good' person sees themselves and their actions as a neutral white. But visit any paint aisle and you will be amazed at the many hues of white.  Human nature takes most things at face value, like white is white...right?
But the Word divides asunder our human perception and opens wide the eyes of our understanding and allows us to see as He sees. Shadows and variations of fleshly endeavor never equal the cleansing and the stain removing power of His blood as applied to our lives and thinking.

If you are tired, tired of trying to be perfect. Then I have Good News for you. He who is perfect, Christ Jesus, is offering you perfection. His. His sacrifice on the cross and His blood which was shed for our redemption.

Today is the day.
Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
John 20:27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.

~Debbie




Isaiah 55-all of it.
Isaiah 64:6  But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is a gift of God.

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Revelation 13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.





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Monday, July 4, 2016

Preparation and Persistance in Study and Prayer

© 2005 Debbie Turner Chavers

Close-up of 
© 2005 Debbie Turner Chavers

We prepare ourselves to meet needs and the LORD fills us and enlarges our understanding of the Word and His Way.  We also have friends on their journey and it is a grief of heart to have nothing to set before them. Take time as needed to study to show yourself approved. 
The three loaves reminded me of the knowledge of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 
You ask..
You seek..
You knock..
Someone is going to show up.
Be prepared.

~ Debbie


Luke 11:5-9 And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves: For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him?
And he from within shall answer and say, trouble me not; the door is now shut and my children are with me in bed: I cannot rise and give thee.
I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity  he will rise and give him as many as he needeth. 
And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.




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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Art Parables-Light and Shadow 1 and 2 Series

I have been studying Ephesians 6 for a while now. I have completed two art parables of the Light and Shadow series. We are in a real war daily, unseen by most, yet evident to those in the battle.  Remember God will NEVER leave or forsake you.
Not if, but when the enemy comes in like a flood, remember your Savior Jesus Christ has overcome the forces of Hell and has secured your freedom and victory. We are more than conquers through Christ Jesus. Our sure victory is in the word of our testimony and the blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ.
We are composed of mind,body, spirit and soul,submit it all to God.

© 2016 Debbie Turner Chavers
Ephesians 6:10-18
Water-Man Series


In version 1, the imagery is holding on..do not let go of the salvation that has been accomplished in you. In version 2 it is a reminder of the Water-Man painting in the keyhole of "Ye Must Be Born Again" ( click here) to see it. In this version they have been born again and are walking in their blood bought freedom. From darkness to His glorious light. Redeemed.
Consider:
Acts 5:15 Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them.

The thought is that we see one another as a Water-man, the blue figure which represents us, but as I studied I was shown a duplicate spiritually. I have painted it as I saw it. The blue Water-man is how we see one another, but the blood covering and what Christ has done for us is the shadow image. I believe it is how we are seen spiritually by principalities, powers, rulers of darkness of this world and spiritual wickedness in high places.


© 2016 Debbie Turner Chavers
Ephesians 6:10-18
Water-Man Series
1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them;
Because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.



Do as the word of God says: (Paraphrase mine..Ephesians 6:10-18)
Take unto you the whole armour of God,girt your loins with truth,have on the breastplate of righteousness, your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace, take your shield of faith and your helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God and pray with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching there unto with all perseverance  and supplication for all saints.



We are blood bought children of God. We are REDEEMED and we say so.
~Debbie


Psalm 107:2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy.

1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

Revelation 12:10-11 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

No Condemnation but Correction

Fishing Vessel
© Debbie Turner Chavers


There is no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus, but there is correction. We are sons and daughters of the LORD. It is the love of our Heavenly Father who chastens us and conforms us into the image of His Son. At times the gifts of God in us is used to correct us and sometimes He allows His gift in others to bring small corrections in our daily path in the course of our days. Most times we assume correction is a whooping...but usually it is more of a time out. A setting aside, a Selah pause to stop what we are currently doing and consider the correction. God is very tender hearted toward us and the leading of the Holy Spirit is gentle. I am referencing the term of correction as a form of direction. 
Direction toward or away from a known way or a determined path. As children of God we do not order our footsteps. The Lord does and has a plan in place for us before we were born. Psalm 37 and 139. When a captain is steering a ship there are small corrections to stay on course in a sea that appears to have no lanes. 
Yet a skillful captain knows the boundaries unseen by most. A path has been charted, coordinates considered and followed through to arrive at the intended destination. 
Our life on this earth is like a ship with The Lord as our Captain. He is the Way and has not only gone before us but ever intercedes on our behalf for our individual charted course on the ocean of life. If you have received correction..rejoice that the God who created all things has you in the palm of His hand and that the wind of His Spirit is gently bringing you to the desired port on Earth as well as the final destination of home in Heaven. 

 ~Debbie 




Romans 8:1 
Hebrews 12:5-6 
Chastisement as correction 
-Outline of Biblical Usage: the whole training and education of children (which relates to the cultivation of mind and morals, and employs for this purpose now commands and admonitions, now reproof and punishment) 
*It also includes the training and care of the body whatever in adults also cultivates the soul, esp. by correcting mistakes and curbing passions. 
*instruction which aims at increasing virtue chastisement, chastening, (of the evils with which God visits men for their amendment) 

Romans 12:1-21
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable, unto God, which is your reasonable service. 
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.
For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:
So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;
Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; 
Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.


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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Warning! For Real?

The body has many parts. Yet man has the ability to mimic or copy the original very convincingly. Warning! Not all parts are real.
They represent as real when cloaked, or dressed. But when brought into the light of day, the obvious is evident. Fake. A person representing as a member in the Body of Christ Jesus can manifest the same spiritually. Man can appear as one of Christ's own yet in reality be a wolf in sheep's clothing.
Do not be deceived.
In modern society, man has the ability to create natural appearing body parts to enhance appearance...looks normal on the outside but closer inspection reveals the truth.  Usually only those close to the subject ever see the truth in the natural body, but spiritual falseness can be identified by all with godly instruction.
Scripture warns us to try all spirits and see if they be of God. Not everyone who appears to be godly or sincere is actually the real deal in reality. Without the light of God's word and His Holy Spirit it is impossible to detect an imposter.
You want to know Jesus and you want Him to know you.
When your part in the Body of Christ is examined or the fruit of your doings in this life come up before the Lord, I believe most will want to hear Him say...
Matthew 25:21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many thing: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

~Debbie


1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

Christ Jesus warned..
Matthew 7:15-23  Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.  
Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit: but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
Wherefore by their fruits Ye shall know them.

Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
And then will I profess unto them, that I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

1 Corinthians 12-all of it





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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Practice

© 2005 Debbie Turner Chavers


An encouragement to practice your God given gifts. To learn to soar with ease on the wind of His Spirit. This past week I had the privilege of watching a nest of fledglings take to the air.
Stretch your wings and learn to fly. The skill for your gift is already in you but you and I must practice. If you have ever watched a young bird learn to fly you will observe that altitude is not achieved easily at first. Very small but insistent Sparrow parents tweeted encouragement from the sidelines. Swooping in and flying away until all had left the nest.
It is hard to watch another struggle to learn how to fly. But just as God has equipped the birds of the air to fly, He has also equipped us to do what He has called and gifted us to do while on this earth.

Our teacher, the Holy Spirit of God is not on the side lines of life. He abides in us. Teaching and leading us to the Father. Stir up the gift of God within you. Pray. Go about doing good. Be about your Father's business. Be Hearers and Doers of the Word. Practice.

Being taught to fly as I practice,
~Debbie


John 14:26  But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and will bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and Ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

2 Timothy 1:6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.

Romans 12



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Monday, May 2, 2016

The Commission


© 2012 Debbie Turner Chavers


 
© 2012 Debbie Turner Chavers




Every cent has been paid, every debt removed. Only sin is bankrupted! We have been redeemed and we say so! Christ followers are not purveyors of selling the Gospel. We are voices raised in the wilderness of this world. Go and tell or Stay and build. But in all give God the glory. We have been redeemed, the price has been paid.
Feed those who are hungry, share the water of life to those who hunger and thirst for His righteousness.
He loved us when no one else would. Do the same. Be about your Father's business.
The gift of one called and submitted made an eternal difference. Be a gift, not a commodity.
In Him, with Him. All things are possible.
We are all on a journey toward eternity. We all travel differently but the destination of Heaven can only be reached through Jesus Christ, the Way, the Truth, and the Life. He is the door.

~Debbie

Psalm 107:2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;

John 10:8-10 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
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.

John 14:5-6 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest: and how can we know the way?
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Mark 16:15-16  And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.










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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Working Out

Our feelings may not always agree with the facts of the Word of God. But as we exercise our faith and our understanding we will change.
"Let it burn, let it shake, let it change" is the tag my favorite fitness instructor Suzanne Bowen uses as I exercise.
This analogy "Burn, shake, change" tag can also be applied as an exercise for our thought processes concerning our understanding of God's word.
We do not yet know as we ought. We are daily being conformed to His image.
We have been given the mind of Christ, yet at times refuse to walk it out in our everyday life and challenges. Let every man be a liar, yet God be true.

May our faith be solid and unmovable in the truth that the Holy Spirit has revealed in our hearts, minds, and lives, lived unto God.
May that which is unholy, in error, or disobedient within us burn up in the Presence of His Truth.
When our mind, body, spirit and soul are exercised in the Word of God..internal and external shaking will then reveal the solid rock of Jesus Christ upon which we stand.
We are changed as old things pass away and behold all things are new.

Working out my own salvation with fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12)
~Debbie





Luke 24:32  And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?

2 Corinthians 5:17  Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

1 Corinthians 2:12-16 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

2 Corinthians 3:17-18 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Romans 3

Romans 12:2 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 will of God.

Matthew 7:24-27
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock
And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

1 Timothy 4:16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear.








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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Eat Well And Exercise

Luke 4:4
Galatians 5:16-25
Water-Man Series




I am eating lunch as I type this. I am finished with what I appointed my lunch to be, but I am still physically hungry.
As I push aside the desire to consume more food, I hear the gentle encouragement of a known nutritional fact. It takes the human brain 20 minutes after eating to recognize satiety level.
So my body aka my flesh is being a bully!
It has been fed..yet demands MORE natural food.
Our flesh does not submit to reason, unless you eat the Word of God and exercise the fruit of the Spirit.
Don't be bullied. We have been blessed with the ability to eat that which will do us good.
Eat that which is scripturally filling and exercise yourself in the things of God.


"Eat well " she said "But do not develop a taste for lovely words left unsaid."
~Debbie Turner Chavers



Psalm 34:8 O taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man that trusteth in him.


Galatians 5:16-26
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that Ye cannot do the things that Ye would.
But if you be led of the Spirit,Ye are not under the law.
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery,fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred,variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
Envyings, murders, drunkeness, reveling so, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness,faith,
Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
But they which are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.





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Resting

Water-Man Series



Do you work and live your walk in Christ Jesus..jockeying for position in the kingdom?
Be found faithful, serving Him. Not as men pleasers, but as servants and children of God.
In areas of our ego, less of us and more of Him always equals more in kingdom work.
Allow Christ Jesus in you to shine.
The Sabbath rest that He bought for you is not perceived as rest by you or others when you are self-striving.
Birthing things in the flesh...self-effort is foolish and draining. Rest in Christ Jesus, allow Him to do what only He can do.

~Debbie


2 Colossians 3:22-24  Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eye service, as men pleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God:
And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;
Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.

**Just as a pen can't remember the words written as it was poured out..let us keep no record of wrongs as Christ is writing our story. Forgive.
~DTC





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Water In Season and Out




I am blessed by the water of the word of God. The ability to swim year round no matter the temperature of life, relationships, or the weather. There is always shelter and safety to be found in God and his word.

In the book of Ephesians we are shown order for marriage and relationships as ordained by God and recorded in His Word. Jesus Christ literally lived it out, died once, and rose again to establish our salvation. I love the mental flesh check of "For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. Ephesians 5:29,30
We would do well to remember His admonition before, after, and during the agreement of  "I do."
As Christ did and does, so we are to do.
Life and our interactions with one another can leave us feeling less than freshly washed at times.
Life, people and situations can come at us with gale force. So if you are feeling unclean, less than fresh, like your drowning or in over your head.
God has word for that.
Jesus.
Jesus, the word made flesh. John 1:14

~Debbie


Ephesians 5:26,27    That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.





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Art Parable: Child of Light Rising-Child of Light Risen




Child of Light Rising
© 2016 Debbie Turner Chavers
John 11:21-26
Water-man series




Child of Light Risen
© 2016 Debbie Turner Chavers
John 11:21-26
Water-man series 


As I started this particular Art Parable last year I felt the need to stop working on it. Every time I would approach it to begin researching the scriptures for it and painting I would feel a disconnect.  After prayer I realized that my timing was off and there was something more that God wanted to show me. During this period of time my brother-in-law died unexpectedly and this Art Parable laid on my desk waiting.  The loss of anyone not just a loved one leaves humans with so many questions.
My family found comfort in God's word. I pray that you too will find comfort in God's word for any loss you may ever experience.

Word Buoys-Life Preservers and this art parable concept came to me as I was journaling some questions to the Lord and looking for answers in His word early last year.
It was many months before "Child of Light Rising- Child of Light Risen" was completed. The initial prayer started in February 2015 and was journaled and drawn from my prayer and question time with the Lord.
Initial rendition painting started in early July and then a disconnect until after my brother-in-laws death. The time after Mark's death and Thanksgiving was a time of healing for me and my family.
After our daily life began to return to a more normal schedule, I once again returned to this art parable and decided to sit quietly before the Lord and read His word.

Our experiences and time spent with God in fellowship help shape our understanding of where we are and where we are going. Our daily life and gifting in Christ can be a process. Do not struggle in the process, allow Him to show you the bigger picture. The picture that our natural eyes might not perceive.
As I read and glanced over at the beginning rendition of this Art Parable I began to see a different final rendition of this particular Water-man.
I painted the Water-Man's original outline, to only realize he was merely that...an outline.
An outline of what he would eventually be. What all born again children of God will eventually be.

Risen

In conclusion..Death is a hard thing to deal with, but death is not a final thing.
In life there is a cycle of growth spiritually as well as physically.
As children of God we move from glory to glory.
The death of our flesh and our resurrection life in Christ is a new beginning.

To die in Christ spiritually is to rise a new creation on earth through His death, burial, and resurrection.
But to die in Christ physically is to live with Him forever more.

In physical death our mortal remains are shed back into the dust.
But those of us who die to our fleshly nature are reborn unto a new reality as born again believers in Christ Jesus

Those in Christ Jesus who experience actual physical death of their natural body are finally released to be evermore with the LORD.
For the redeemed death will not and does not reign.
We are redeemed, we are not without hope.

~Debbie


* I invite you to ask Him into your heart to be your Lord and Savior if you have not. Click here to be taken to a quick prayer to help you get started on an amazing journey.




John 11:21-26  Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.

But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.
Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.
Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection  at the last day.
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?


1 Thessalonians 4:13 But I would not have you ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.

1 Thessalonians 5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love: and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.






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Poem "Ye Must Be Born Again"

© 2012 Debbie Turner Chavers
Water-Man Series
John 3


Recently, I read a talented persons poetry of angst and despair, of gloom and doom. Sad enough to raise your hair. The poem below is for all..but you dear one in particular. The Lord sees every tear, every hair of your head is numbered. Your were created in the dark places yet birthed into light.
Your destiny has been sealed and set before you. Open the door, He stands waiting and knocking.

For He Loves You Completely with His Whole Heart
~Debbie



Ye Must Be Born Again

Oh! I love a happy ending from death to life
But you have recorded a witness of life unto death.

It is not that it should not be told, your witness of old
Nor that you should not be bold, as your heart and thoughts unfold.

The story written as you fling the arrows of your heart
In sorrow of your perceived demise of love that is true

But there is a lover who loves you true and victoriously waits for you
Drop your battered guard and open the door and give Him your all

For out of your darkest dark
He calls you into His perfect light.

As I read your heart cry...I reply
The words of Jesus Christ, a mighty Warrior and the Savior

(Luke 8:52 And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth.)


She was the kind of found that had a soul craving
For a new beginning that only He could create.

The kind that had driven herself useless in the art of life
Yet wanted to be framed as He had painted her.

Soft and yielding, colors unexplored,
Redeemed, restored yet better than before.

A canvas painted and signed,
Chosen for eternity.

And so she dropped her "No trespassing" sign
And invited Him in.

To become beautifully beautiful,
without and within
She chose,
Born Again

~Debbie
© 2016 Debbie Turner Chavers




John 3
Psalm 139
Psalm 56:8
Psalm 45:13
Luke 12:7
Jeremiah 31:3 
Revelation 3:20
Revelation 17:14  These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.




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Monday, April 18, 2016

Line upon Line

Today as my grand daughter was playing with her blocks she told me that I needed to help her rebuild her block tower. The tower had fallen to the floor as she played near it.
As adults we too build our towers as we live and play in life.  At times our life architecture falls apart. We need to remember that God will not suffer a Jericho or a Tower of Babel in our lives.
Those who are in Christ are built on a foundation in Christ Jesus. So we must take care that what we build has value, eternal value.

I look for moments to remind myself and her of Gods word and His care and provision for us.
As I moved toward the pile of blocks, I reminded her that God loved her and would always help her rebuild when things fell down or fell apart because He loves us.
She replied, "I know" "but I NEED "you to help me now."
The emphasis was on needing me. An immediate tangible helper that she could physically see.
That is the way life is..most know that God can and will help us...but sometimes we need each other to help as well.

~Debbie


1 Corinthians 3:10  According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another builds thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.

Isaiah 28:9-11  Whom shall he teach knowledge? And whom shall he make to understand doctrine? Them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.
For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little.
For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.




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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Lunatic Healed, Victory Revealed

© 2013 Debbie Turner Chavers




The Healing of a Devil-Possessed Boy
In Consideration Of Matthew 17 and Mark 9

Matthew 17:15-21  And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying,
Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.
And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.
Then Jesus answered and said, O Faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I suffer you? Bring him hither to me.
And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.
Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?
And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.


As I read these two gospel accounts in Mark 9 and Matthew 17 of God's grace and power in action,
I looked at them differently. As I read I thought of my art parable "1/2 Hearted Obedience, the Double Minded Man © 2013 Debbie Turner Chavers.

Reading Matthew 17 and the lunatics response to being attacked, I was reminded of another type of parable or scenario in which the water and fire were represented as holy and unholy immersion.
The goal was destruction of the man. He was sore vexed.

A double-minded man at times seeks the water of life and also the fires of Hell.
It is the struggle of the carnal man, the double-minded man who finds himself going backwards and
forwards and being held in captivity.

Jesus came to set the captives free. He came to earth, died, and rose again for this very purpose. (Ephesians 4:8-10) ( Psalm 68:18)
All the largess of His earthly and heavenly treasure was freely given to man while he walked among them and after He returned to heaven.
Jesus went about doing good on this earth. He is still doing good.
How much more are the riches of heaven available through his atoning death for you and I even now? Abundantly more than we can ask or imagine.

Help thou Lord, our unbelief. Even as the father of the child with a dumb and deaf spirit besought the Lord with tears.  So we also in our generation call out to the LORD.
Lord, we believe; help thou our unbelief. (Mark 9:14-29)

The disciples asked Jesus why they could not cast the devil out. The father of the boy begged, he confessed his lack of faith/ belief and petitioned the Lord for more belief.

The only one Jesus denied freedom and faith ...was the devil.


Note that in both gospel accounts that Jesus told the disciples their lack of success was not based on :

1. The willingness of the devil to cooperate.
2. It was not based on the ability of the possessed to be free.
3. Nor was it based on Jesus' desire to free the one possessed.

So in consideration of prayer and fasting. Both require effort in our flesh. The end result was that the child was overcome by the wicked one and at this point,  the effort..the belief would be required of those who called upon the LORD in faith for the deliverance of the afflicted.
As the one requesting belief, we are to be led by His Holy Spirit not our flesh.
Remember Jesus said..This kind can come forth by nothing but by prayer and fasting. (Mark 9:29)

FASTING:
*Fasting prompts a pushing aside of my own natural flesh desire...the works of the flesh..Galatians 5: 16-21.
*A prompting to think on those things which are pure and lovely...Philippians 4:5-8.
*The opportunity to eat the fruit of the Spirit..Galatians 5:22-25.
To experience a purifying of motives and modes of daily operation. A setting aside of our agenda to seek His face, His way.

PRAYER:
Jesus died and rose again to give us complete VICTORY in all areas.
We have received victory through Jesus' shed blood sacrifice.
His Spirit within us recognizes the victory, prayer confesses the victory.

God reveals his word by his Spirit in a way that we individually and corporately can relate to it.
We receive Holy Spirit wisdom by the grace of God for victory in our everyday walking out of our faith in this world. We receive wisdom of God as we seek Him in prayer and the eating, and listening to His Word.
Study and communion.
Fellowship..Relationship with our God and Father who loved us in Christ before the foundation of the world. (John 17:24)
Jesus came to set ALL the captives free.
Trust Him. Believe Him. AGREE with Him.


In conclusion, my understanding is that fasting convinces our flesh ...what our spirit already knows and prayer that speaks it forth.

~Debbie





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