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             Man Shall Not Live by Bread Alone                       © 2006 Debbie Turner Chavers Give your attention to God's word. Start out your day with God. I condense a lot of information in my study/journal notes to myself.  Banking God's word and fellowship with Him in my heart and mind. If you have ever been in a relationship of any kind you quickly realize the value of good memories built together.  As life happens, it is imperative to have good memories, pure and lovely things to dwell on.  Reading God' word lays a foundation on which to build a life.  Your life. Reading my journal notes from James 1:21-24, I wrote, "Demands a steady walk and a continual study of God's word. I do not brush my hair once a week. Up keep. Attend to, give action to God's word and your relationship with Him." Start out your day with God -open your eyes and look upon- Behold The Lord -first thing. Breakfast- He has prepared a feast for you, a table

Psalm 23- Jehovah Jirah

I want to encourage you today to meditate on God's word contained in Psalm 23.   There are six verses.  Read it through at least once and choose one or more verses to snack on today.  Example: verse one Psalm 23:1  The Lord is my shepherd: I shall not want . If you are experiencing lack in any area this verse will encourage you to believe God's best for you. As I read this, I ask myself a few questions.  Have I asked The Lord to be my shepherd? I have.  So I can say, " He is my shepherd." Now as any area of lack comes to mind I can joyfully respond with " I shall not want."  Not because of my effort, but because God said so, and He does not lie. As I mull this over, I realize that at times I may not want because there is no lack, sometimes there is no desire for a given thing, but regardless of the situation, God is Jehovah-Jirah, my provider. Scripture is a balanced meal. As with anything you eat, you receive nourishment as you chew it thoroughly!

Book review

Unexpected Love, God's Heart Revealed in Jesus' Conversations With Women- by Julie Zine Coleman Excerpt from page 150 God doesn't want a vicarious relationship with us, established through the experiences and theology of others.- Practicing religion or having the ability to parrot someone else's theology just isn't enough. It has to be personal.  -Julie Zine Coleman The book is well written, it ministered to me in a specific way. My curiosity urged me to find out more in God's word.  This was more than a good read, it was an arrow pointing to God's word for further study. I found myself examining the lives of each portrayed woman to discover more of her interaction with Jesus.  Whether the woman portrayed was given a specific name or portrayed by her actions, each woman left Jesus presence changed.  And every time I meet with Him in His word, I leave changed for the better also. Read Unexpected Love and use it to spur you on to a deeper understanding of G

Rain on the Window

Rain on Window © Debbie Turner Chavers Recently I saw a maggot crawling above a garbage can onto a window pane. But just as I saw the maggot start its wiggle upward, I noticed that rain drops began to fall on the window pane, effectively, washing the maggot away. The Lord spoke to my heart with this visual. God has given us water, living water to wash away "the maggots" or the cares of this world. God reminded me that the rain of His Holy Spirit and the application of His Word washed/ cleaned away "the maggots" or the cares of this world. We live in this world and at times it seems to be a place of garbage. So....if you are seeing maggots. Clean the window. **Action plan.... Spend time with God. He loves you and is Always glad to see you. Ask Him your questions, but as with any dialogue. Give Him time to answer. ~Debbie Mark 4:19   And the cares of this world , and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, c

Cleansed and Redeemed

 Cleansed and Redeemed my initial journal sketch © 1996 Debbie Turner Chavers   Luke 5:12,13   And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city, behold a man full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus fell on [his] face, and besought him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And he put forth [his] hand, and touched him, saying, I will: be thou clean . And immediately the leprosy departed from him. The Way, the Truth, and the Life said "I will", and He did. See the beauty of Jesus as He replies, "I will" and the instantaneous miracle of healing.  Think about this concerning your own life.  What are you dealing with that is a leprosy?  Approach Him in worship, He desires to help you. We too can come to Christ Jesus with our sins or leprosy and leave cleansed and arise in newness of life. Sin is like leprosy in its ability to steal and ruin a life. The leper came worshipping. He was full of leprosy, yet when he humbled himself to Jesus- w

"God Created"

   Are You Thirsty? © 2006 Debbie Turner Chavers  Genesis 1:1  In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Genesis 1:2   And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness [was] upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Genesis 1:3   And God said , Let there be light: and there was light. Genesis 1:4    And God saw the light, that [it was] good: and God divided the light from the darkness. As I read these scriptures, the two words "God created" came to my attention.  "God created"  how often do we question our new creation in Christ Jesus, or the evidence of our new birth?  This doubt can be brought about by our fleshly endeavors or brought about by our or another persons perceived weakness.  Yet, if we consider "God created " we see that creation started without form, and void and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.  We


Psalm 50:23 Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God. All writing, poetry, posts, art, and photography, copyright © 2013 Debbie Turner Chavers. Protected by US and International copyright laws. All Rights Reserved. Scripture references taken from the King James bible. Would you like to see what I am currently painting? Click on these links or Would you like to hear a bible story read to you? Click here


Recently, I listened to a sermon  preached by Joseph Prince.  Sometimes we hear something and it is categorized as a general sound of life.  Words or sounds that we do not actively pay attention to. Yet, in the midst of everyday life, God speaks His truth to our heart when we make ourselves available to listen.  As I study the Word of God and listen to sound, biblical teaching I am thankful for fresh insight about Grace, the unmerited favor of God through His Son, Jesus Christ.  Therefore, I am sharing the four major points of the sermon I heard. The Law - demands Gods Love- gives Grace- supplies Faith- takes My Summary:  The Law and its rules and regulations were impossible for man to keep 100%. So God's love for man caused Him to send His only begotten, sinless Son, Jesus Christ to do for us, what we could not do.  The need to satisfy a Holy God, who required 100% perfection from man, His created investment. My acceptance of His grace, supplied my inability to please a H

Hear and Obey

 Hear and Obey © 2011 Debbie Turner Chavers  I recently saw an advertisement on TBN for a microfilm bible.  The entire bible! It had to be viewed with a microscope.  This caused me to think about my own life and testimony. My daily life and choices.  Have I reduced the bible and its implications to a microscope size?  How hard do others have to look to find Christ in me?  I want God to live large in my life.  To hear as He hears, to be moved by what moves Him.  Are we listening? Has disobedience stuffed our ears?  When I was young, people would say "Take the cotton out of your ears." Cotton in this case would represent willful disobedience.  You put it there, you remove it.  Open your ears to receive God's good word for you. The hearing ear is a gift from God. Proverbs 20:12   The hearing ear , and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them. Matthew 11:15   He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. Matthew 13:9   Who hath ears to hear, let him

Technology-Tool? or Idol?

Power Stuggle © 1999 Debbie Turner Chavers Today we are flooded with technology. The ability to check in or check out with a finger tip. Often the technology strips away our humanity and leaves us with a social facade. We hide behind the tech cover. Many have fallen beneath the allure of checking out. It has become easier to live life at "screens length". There is a need to regularly do a "soul check" of our use of technology. Have you replaced one on one time with others, with social media? It is difficult to have a meaningful relationship with anyone, when there is a screen of any kind in between you and another human. When technology steals from your soul, mind, or body, it is an idol . Technological use without benefit of Holy Spirit led instruction can be a tool of destruction. Prayerfully consider your use and time with technology. Is it a tool that is being used properly by you or an idol? Has it replaced time with God or loved ones? Technolog


Mark 10:1  And he arose from thence, and cometh into the coasts of Judae by the farther side of Jordan, and the people resort into him again, and, as he was wont, he taught them again. As I read this verse this morning, I noted..."as he was wont" or in other words " as was his habit. We all have habits. Things we do habitually. One of the wonderful things about reading God's word is that it allows you to have Selah moments. The opportunity to pause and consider your life, thoughts and manner in the light of His word.  Word association is an attention grabber.  More than likely when you read the word " habits" you mentally identified one of your own.  Wonderful.  So pause and consider. Does "the Habit" bring refreshment? ~Debbie Here is my Selah Reflection for today from today's Proverb in the NIV bible. Proverbs 13:10 Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice. All writing, poetry, posts, art,

Your Father's Heart

This encouragement posted below was sent to me via a daily encouragement from Pastor Joseph Prince's Ministry. If you would like to receive his  Daily Grace Inspirations  you can click here to sign up at his web site.  I listen to Pastor Prince on a regular basis.  I thought the posting below was a beautiful example of God's great love for us, so I am reposting it on my blog. ~Debbie ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Your Father's Heart Matthew 7:11   If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! Let me tell you a true story I heard. There was a pastor whose young child was diagnosed with cancer. The day his boy was scheduled for an operation, this father cried out to God, “God, I’m almost 30 years old, but my boy is only about three months old. Why don’t you just take some years off my life and give them to my boy?” Then, from deep within him, he

He Showed Me the Rain

As I have become older, I have thought about the impact we each have on the lives of others. I have grieved over the loss of good friends who are gone. And I have wondered "What happened?" to acquaintances who did not stick around long enough to be more than an acquaintance. Usually these people were needy and took the gift of friendship and left. Friendship takes time. Friendship is like learning to dance. Step by step you figure out the friendship rhythm without losing your own beat. Friends complement your dance even if occasionally they step on your toes. As I pondered the wonder and gift of friendship, the Lord showed me the rain. The slow steady drizzle, a mist, and the drenching rain. Rain that falls quickly, rain that covers with moisture and rain that arrives with noticeable intent. As I questioned Him, "How and why can we pour out love and help into another person and just be forgotten? Used in some instances and then discarded? And He showed me

At Heart I Am a Child

At times I publish some of my poetry from my poetry journal, Letting Go of Cockatoo Dreams. Here is one of my poems. At heart I am a child  and the world and its trappings to much to bear I am hidden  as I pool my tears behinds eyes and ears Hating the soul tear that rends my resolve to not cry To not care To hold my resolve   a broken baby doll And then I remember daddy My father, God who holds me gently and gathers my tears Who reminds me while my sobs still hang in the air Hush my child It is alright to care To fall, yet fly,  under girded, safely guarded  In the shadow of His wings It is there  that I fly At heart I am a child learning to forgive, learning to forget pressing forward unto a new way At heart I am a child His child and today  is a new day ~ 2012 Debbie Turner Chavers Psalm 56:8 Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: [are they] not in thy book? Psalm 17:8   Keep me as the ap