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 have freedom in Christ Jesus.

Today’s Scripture: Yet because of false brothers secretly brought in—who slipped in to spy out our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might bring us into slavery—Galatians 2:4 ESV True freedom that is what I have … Continue reading

Posted in Anxiety, Bible, Blessings, Boldness, Calling, Confidence, Direction, Doubt, Encouragement, Faith, Fear, Freedom, Galatians, Gifts, Giving, God's Will, Grace, Holy Spirit, Instruction, Jesus Christ, Kingdom of Heaven, Listening to God, Peace, Praise God, Prayer, Promises, Prosperity, Purpose and Passion, Steps to God, The Way, Trust, Wealth | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Affirmation of God: I hear the word of the LORD.

Today’s Scripture: Say to the forest of the Negeb, Hear the word of the LORD: Thus says the Lord GOD, Behold, I will kindle a fire in you, and it shall devour every green tree in you and every dry … Continue reading

Posted in Answers, Bible, Blessings, Counsel, Direction, Encouragement, Expectation, Ezekiel, Gifts, Giving, God's Word, Grace, Holy Scriptures, Holy Spirit, Instruction, Jesus Christ, Joy, Kingdom of Heaven, Know God, Listening to God, LORD, Love, Mercy, Praise God, Prayer, Promises, Steps to God, Testimony, The Way, Understanding, Wealth, Witness | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Affirmation of God: I have found a new heart and a new spirit.

Today’s Scripture: Put all your rebellion behind you, and find yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. For why should you die, O people of Israel? Ezekiel 18:31 NLT To find we must search, right? Most translations of this … Continue reading

Posted in Listening to God, Know God, God's Word, Steps to God, Purpose and Passion, God's Path, Praise God, Trust, Prayer, Success, Holy Spirit, Confidence, Understanding, Hope, Heart, Jesus Christ, Gifts, God's Will, Kingdom of Heaven, Encouragement, New Beginnings, Prosperity, The Way, Blessings, Instruction, Renewal, Answers, Calling, Holy Scriptures, Counsel, Direction, Bible, Promises, Ezekiel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Affirmation of God: God is my confidence.

Today’s Scripture: Is not your fear of God your confidence and the integrity of your ways your hope? Job 4:6 ESV Eliphaz was the first friend to speak to Job and was attempting to get Job to change his perspective. … Continue reading

Posted in Belief, Bible, Boldness, Confidence, Doubt, Encouragement, Fear, God's Will, God's Word, Heart, Holy Spirit, Job, Kingdom of Heaven, Listening to God, Promises, Steps to God, Temptation, The Way, Trust, Weakness, Wealth | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Affirmation of God: My heart is in the hand of the LORD.

Today’s Scripture: The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases. Proverbs 21:1 NIV Does the LORD direct and examine your heart? I know He does mine. I prove daily … Continue reading

Posted in Anxiety, Bible, Blessings, Comfort, Desires, Direction, Doubt, Encouragement, Giving, God's Path, God's Will, God's Word, Habits, Heart, Holy Spirit, Hope, Instruction, Jesus Christ, Joy, Kingdom of Heaven, Know God, Lonliness, Love, Peace, Proverbs, Purity, Soul, Steps to God, The Way, Trust | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Affirmation of God: I receive God’s daily bread.

Today’s Scripture: Remove far from me vanity and lies; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the bread of my daily need: Proverbs 30:8(Darby Bible Translation) I know nothing. This statement spoke loudly to me this morning from … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I do daily what is my purpose.

Today’s Scripture: But He said to them, “Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also, because for this purpose I have come forth.” Mark 1:38 NKJ This was my seventh blog almost five years ago … Continue reading

Posted in Calling, Confidence, Direction, Encouragement, Faith, Gifts, God's Path, God's Will, God's Word, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Listening to God, Mark, Power, Praise God, Prayer, Promises, Purpose and Passion, Steps to God, The Way, Trust, Witness, Works | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

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 what … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Change, Desires, Direction, Fear, God's Will, God's Word, Habits, Healing, Holy Spirit, Hope, Kingdom of Heaven, Power, Prosperity, Proverbs, Purity, Recovery, Temptation, Weakness, Wealth | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Affirmation of God: God has placed me here.

Today’s Scripture: but God raised him on the third day and made him to appear, Acts 10:40 ESV God “made Jesus appear” after raising Him from the dead before those He had chosen to be witnesses. Why has God made … Continue reading

Posted in Acts, Bible, Calling, Confidence, Direction, Doubt, Encouragement, Faith, Gifts, God's Path, God's Word, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Kingdom of Heaven, Peace, Power, Praise God, Promises, Purpose and Passion, Witness | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Affirmation of God: I live in thanksgiving.

Today’s Scripture: And the chiefs of the Levites: Hashabiah, Sherebiah, and Jeshua the son of Kadmiel, with their brothers who stood opposite them, to praise and to give thanks, according to the commandment of David the man of God, watch … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Blessings, Boldness, Calling, Comfort, Encouragement, Gifts, Giving, God's Will, God's Word, Holy Spirit, Instruction, Joy, Kingdom of Heaven, Nehemiah, Praise God, Prosperity, Purpose and Passion, Renewal, Thanksgiving, Works, Worship | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments