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: 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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Affirmation of God: God will provide the way.

Today’s Scripture: No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: The LORD is with me and He comforts me.

Today’s Scripture: Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4 ESV Life can be uncomfortable at … Continue reading

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 Affirmation of God: I trust the prayers of the Holy Spirit.

Today’s Scripture: Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. Romans 8:26 ESV  When you … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I gaze upon the beauty of the LORD.

Today’s Scripture: One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: My life will speak better than my words.

Today’s Scripture: In the same way, you wives must accept the authority of your husbands, even those who refuse to accept the Good News. Your godly lives will speak to them better than any words. They will be won over … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I aim to please God.

Today’s Scripture: So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him. 2 Corinthians 5:9 ESV I came to these verses today as I strained to see the unseen. How do I learn to … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I return to the Spirit of the LORD and find rest.

Today’s Scripture: Like livestock that go down into the valley, the Spirit of the LORD gave them rest. So you led your people, to make for yourself a glorious name. Isaiah 63:14 ESV The Spirit of the LORD always gives … Continue reading

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