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 draw near to God.

Today’s Scripture: Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. James 4:8 ESV Are you feeling distant from God? Have you tried to draw close? Many … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I choose what God delights in.

Today’s Scripture: will destine you to the sword, and all of you shall bow down to the slaughter, because, when I called, you did not answer; when I spoke, you did not listen, but you did what was evil in … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: The joy of the LORD is my strength!

Today’s Scripture: And Nehemiah continued, “Go and celebrate with a feast of choice foods and sweet drinks, and share gifts of food with people who have nothing prepared. This is a sacred day before our Lord. Don’t be dejected and … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I know in my heart and soul.

Today’s Scripture: And now I am about to go the way of all the earth, and you know in your hearts and souls, all of you, that not one word has failed of all the good things  that the LORD … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I comfort others with the comfort God has given me.

Today’s Scripture: who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 2 Corinthians 1:4 ESV Why has … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I am still knowing God.

Today’s Scripture: “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10 ESV Can we still our minds, our bodies and our tongues long enough to … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I search for the LORD with all of my heart and all of my soul.

Today’s Scripture: But from there you will seek the LORD your God and you will find him, if you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul. Deuteronomy 4:29 ESV Have you ever tried to explain … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I look for the interests of others.

Today’s Scripture: Everyone should look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Philippians 2:4 Holman A greater love is found when we look to the things others are dealing with. We rob ourselves … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I turn to Wisdom.

Today’s Scripture: “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!” To him who lacks sense she says, Proverbs 9:4 ESV We choose which way to turn moment to moment don’t we? Proverbs 9 reminds us that both Wisdom and folly … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I have found Wisdom.

Today’s Scripture: For whoever finds me finds life and obtains favor from the LORD, Proverbs 8:35 ESV Does this sound arrogant? The dichotomy is that I have found Wisdom and I know it is not me but someone, something within me. … Continue reading

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