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: My hope is in the living God.

Today’s Scripture: 1 Timothy 4:10 NLT Tyndale: We work hard and suffer much in order that people will believe the truth, for our hope is in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and particularly of those … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: God is my only peace.

Today’s Scripture: Philemon 1:3 ESV: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. My only peace is from God was my thought as I awoke this morning. It came back to me as I … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: My aim is to be a friend of God.

  Today’s Scripture: James 4:4 NLT Tyndale: You adulterers! Don’t you realize that friendship with this world makes you an enemy of God? I say it again, that if your aim is to enjoy this world, you can’t be a … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I am expecting God’s answer.

  Today’s Scripture: James 1:6 NLT Tyndale: But when you ask him, be sure you really expect him to answer, for a doubtful mind is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: God will make it plain to me.

Today’s Scripture: Philippians 3:15 NLT: Let all who are spiritually mature agree on these things. If you disagree on some point, I believe God will make it plain to you. Do you believe God will make it plain to you? … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I have the privilege of trusting in Christ.

Today’s Scripture: Philippians 1:29 NLT: For you have been given not only the privilege of trusting in Christ but also the privilege of suffering for him. Our perspective affects our relationship with Christ and others doesn’t it? When I sense … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I pray with joy.

Today’s Scripture: Philippians 1:4 ESV: always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, Paul’s heart was revealed in his honest introduction to those in the church at Philippi. What our hearts say is more … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I am searching Christ for all the hidden treasures of wisdom and knowledge in Him.

Today’s Scripture: Colossians 2:3 GWT: God has hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge in Christ. On January 9th, 2008, I heard these words: “Tom, every affirmation you will ever need is found in My Word.” I had little … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I MUST continue to follow Jesus.

Today’s Scripture: Colossians 2:6 NLT:  And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Have you ever had just a taste of something and knew you just had to have more? What … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I live carefully.

Today’s Scripture: Ephesians 5:15 NLT Tyndale: SO BE CAREFUL HOW YOU LIVE, not as fools but as those who are wise. This Tyndale translation does capitalize these first six words of Ephesians 5:15. This must be important, huh? Have you … Continue reading

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