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 do as the Spirit leads.

Today’s Scripture: What are you doing, my son? What are you doing, son of my womb? What are you doing, son of my vows? Proverbs 31:2 ESV What are you doing? What are you doing? WHAT ARE YOU DOING? Three … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: My soul craves God.

Today’s Scripture: The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied. Proverbs 13:4 ESV What are you craving? Our bodies, our minds and our souls crave. As our mouth’s water how … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: God is my God.

Today’s Scripture: I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to give you the land of Canaan, and to be your God. Leviticus 25:38 ESV God has us where He wants us doesn’t … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I will find God.

Today’s Scripture: I will be found by you, declares the LORD, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, declares the LORD, and I will bring … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I am nourished by doing the will of God.

Today’s Scripture: Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work. John 4:34 ESV God has proven to me that His Living Water does spring out as He … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I am God’s child now.

Today’s Scripture: Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. 1 John 3:2 … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: The Spirit within me cries “Abba! Father!”

Today’s Scripture: And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” Galatians 4:6 ESV It is the Spirit within me that cries out to the Father. This Spirit within me … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: Where my hope perishes; God’s begins.

Today’s Scripture: so I say, “My endurance has perished; so has my hope from the LORD.” The third chapter of Lamentations takes me from the lowest of lows to the highest of highs. I find that if I look to … Continue reading

Posted in Comfort, Courage, Doubt, Encouragement, Faith, Fear, God's Word, Heart, Holy Spirit, Hope, Jesus Christ, Joy, Kingdom of Heaven, Know God, Listening to God, Love, Mercy, New Beginnings, Patience, Praise God, Prayer, Recovery, Steps to God, Strength, Trust | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Affirmation of God: I am at home with God.

Today’s Scripture: even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you. John 14:17 ESV There is so much … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I delight in wisdom every day.

Today’s Scripture: I was a skilled craftsman beside Him. I was His delight every day, always rejoicing before Him., Proverbs 8:30 Holman The LORD, we are told, set wisdom up before this earth was formed. He delighted in her daily; … Continue reading

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