Showing posts from April, 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  wi

Eat Well And Exercise

Man Shall Not Live By Bread Alone © 2006 Debbie Turner Chavers 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; blesse


The Sabbath Man? © 1998 Debbie Turner Chavers 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'

Water In Season and Out

Word Buoys -Life Preservers © 2015 Debbie Turner Chavers 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 com

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 ye

Poem "Ye Must Be Born Again"

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 ba

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 he

Lunatic Healed, Victory Revealed

1/2 Hearted Obedience, Double-Minded Man © 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 t