Author Archives: Tom Raines

About Tom Raines

Husband, father and son who is a treasure hunter in the Word of God. Finding joy,strength and hope while affirming the characteristics and qualities God created for us and described for us in His Holy Scriptures.

Affirmation of God: I stand on the word of God.

Today’s Scripture: The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever. Isaiah 40:8 ESV The winds of change are always blowing. Most people are counting on things getting better “when things change.” Thousands of … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I have a voice.

Today’s Scripture: A voice cries: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Isaiah 40:3 ESV Father God in no way am I attempting to add to Your Word … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I bear witness that everyone who believes in Jesus receives forgiveness.

Today’s Scripture: To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.” Acts 10:43 ESV Acts 10 reminds us that we are remembered by God and He is with us; … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: There will be a future.

Today’s Scripture: Know that wisdom is such to your soul; if you find it, there will be a future, and your hope will not be cut off. Proverbs 24:27 ESV God keeps watch over our souls and His Wisdom is … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: God’s heart is with me.

Today’s Scripture: for he is like one who is inwardly calculating. “Eat and drink!” he says to you, but his heart is not with you. Proverbs 23:7 ESV Whose heart is really with you? We are encouraged in Proverbs 23 … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I observe carefully.

Today’s Scripture: When you sit down to eat with a ruler, observe carefully what is before you, Proverbs 23:1 ESV When you observe carefully do you see the desires of God or are you blinded by your own desires or … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I have a bountiful eye.

Today’s Scripture: Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor. Proverbs 22:9 ESV Can you see what you have bountifully? Do you trust that the LORD has given you something, a “bread” to … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: My inner self is being renewed day by day.

Today’s Scripture: So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians 4:16 ESV This world is always looking for something new. In a business meeting … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: God’s Word was written to me.

Today’s Scripture: This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, 2 Peter 3:1 ESV Thank you Peter for reminding me … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: My soul lives with God.

Today’s Scripture: Behold, all souls are mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is mine: the soul who sins shall die. Ezekiel 18:4 ESV This is a personal thing between each of us … Continue reading

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