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 am light in the Lord.

Today’s Scripture: Ephesians 5:8(ESV) for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light We are children of the light. Now that the light of Christ has shown on us … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: God’s light has shone in my heart.

Today’s Scripture: For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6 ESV God’s … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I was made to praise God.

Today’s Scripture: I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. Psalm 138:14 ESV God made me who I am. He knitted me in the womb and He continues … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: God Teaches me.

Today’s Scripture: Job 36:22; Behold, God is exalted in his power; who is a teacher like him? Wow, do we forget to ask God to teach us? Have we asked Jesus to teach us; the Holy Spirit? Too often I … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I find God in going.

Feeling my way in the darkened room I asked God to lead me. We have all asked “Lord, lead us not into temptation…if not temptation, where? Are we following God’s lead? It seems when I cry out and wait for … Continue reading

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God’s Treasure Hunt: I treasure these things in my heart.

Today’s Scripture: Luke 2:19 (ESV) “But Mary treasured up these things in her heart, pondering them in her heart.” Mary treasured up the shepherd’s message from the Lord they had received about Jesus. She pondered them in her heart. Do … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I am born of the Spirit. John 3:6-8

Today’s Scripture: John 3:6-8(ESV) That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where … Continue reading

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Finding your Affirmation of God: John 3:16

Scripture: John 3:16 (KJV) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Step 1: Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal what the Word … Continue reading

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Affirmations of God: I am now going into the land God has given me.

My friends, I am going in. For some time now I have been preparing myself to go. To where I am not sure but surely I am going. I am praying to take you or encourage you to go too. … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I am taking possession of the land the LORD has given me.  

Today’s Scripture: “Pass through the midst of the camp and command the people, ‘Prepare your provisions, for within three days you are to pass over this Jordan to go in to take possession of the land that the LORD your … Continue reading

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