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 search for God’s hidden treasures.

Today’s Scripture: Proverbs 2:4 ESV: if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, God gives us clear directions if we search for them. Years ago when I read these verses in Proverbs 2 I … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I seek the riches of understanding.

  Today’s Scripture: Proverbs 2:4 ESV: if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, What are you willing to work overtime for? What motivates you to work at all costs? We have all sacrificed … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I ask God for understanding.

Today’s Scripture: Proverbs 2:3 AKJV: Yes, if you cry after knowledge, and lift up your voice for understanding; What good is knowledge without understanding? God’s word is woven into a perfect design. These are not words on paper folks but … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I cry out to God for knowledge.

  Today’s Scripture: Proverbs 2:3 AKJV: Yes, if you cry after knowledge, and lift up your voice for understanding; God wired us and knows the exact order of the steps we must follow and what it will take to prepare … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I use my heart to understand.

Today’s Scripture: Proverbs 2:2 NKJ: So that you incline your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding; To “apply” can be defined “to make use” or “bring into action” one’s heart. We must make use of our hearts … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: My spirit will find God’s way.

Today’s Scripture: Psalm 77:6 ESV;  I said, “Let me remember my song in the night; let me meditate in my heart.” Then my spirit made a diligent search: David was in trouble and he was looking for God. Have you … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: My joy is full.

Today’s Scripture: John 16:24 ESV; Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full. Jesus shared with His disciples here at the last supper a joy they would receive … Continue reading

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Affirmation: I tune my ear to Wisdom.

  Today’s Scripture: Proverbs 2:2 NLT: Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding Is it possible we can tune in and “hear” more from what is inside of us than outside? The “incline your ear” given in most … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I receive God’s Words into my heart.

  Today’s Prayer: Proverbs 2:1 ESV: My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, I love the “steps” given to us in Proverbs 2:1-5. The how-to manual is complete. Let us consider the first … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I follow Godly passions.

Today’s Scripture: Jude 1:18 ESV: They said to you, “In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions.” Do we follow our dreams and passions or those of God? We should ask God to fill us … Continue reading

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