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: The Holy Spirit uses what I have.

Today’s Scripture: As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them just as on us at the beginning. Acts 11:15 ESV The Holy Spirit gave Peter a message to save others and the Holy Spirit fell on those … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: What I do have, I give to you.

Today’s Scripture: But Peter said, “I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!” Acts 3:6 ESV This is all I have. … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I am made perfect.

Today’s Scripture: For by that one offering he forever made perfect those who are being made holy. Hebrews 10:14 NLT The sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ, that one offering, made me perfect. No amount of other sacrifices on … Continue reading

Posted in Belief, Bible, Blessings, Faith, Foregiveness, Forgiven, God's Will, God's Word, Grace, Hebrews, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Kingdom of Heaven, Love, Praise God, Promises, Prosperity, Recovery, The Way, Trust, Worship | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Affirmation of God: I am praying.

Today’s Scripture: He said to them, “When you pray, say: “‘Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Matthew 11:2 NIV When the disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray, He said to them “When you pray”. Those words … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: The LORD is leading me.

Today’s Scripture: even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.  Psalm 139:10 ESV (emphasis mine) Too wonderful; can something be too wonderful? David is expressing amazement in a God that is beyond our comprehension … Continue reading

Posted in Anxiety, Belief, Bible, Boldness, Calling, Confidence, Courage, Direction, Doubt, Encouragement, Expectation, Faith, Fear, Future, God's Path, God's Word, Growth, Holy Spirit, Hope, Kingdom of Heaven, Listening to God, New Beginnings, Planning, Power, Praise God, Promises, Psalms, Purpose and Passion, Recovery, Steps to God, Strength, Success, The Way, Trust, Understanding | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Affirmation of God: I am moved by the Spirit.

Today’s Scripture: Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required Luke 2:27 NIV When we are moved by the … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I act immediately for God.

Today’s Scripture: And immediately they left their nets and followed him. Mark 1:18 ESV Daily we seek God’s bread. Daily, immediately God desires for us to do His will. In the prayer Jesus gave to us we ask for God’s … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: My prayers are an offering to God.

Today’s Scripture: Cornelius stared at him in terror. “What is it, sir?” he asked the angel. And the angel replied, “Your prayers and gifts to the poor have been received by God as an offering! Acts 10:4 NLT Most translations … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I seek after the LORD.

Today’s Scripture: One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: 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 … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I am thankful the LORD is patient with me.

Today’s Scripture: The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9 NIV I am slow; therefore I … Continue reading

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