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: Christ lives in me.

Today’s Scripture: Galatians 2:20 NIV:  I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I have been chosen by God.

Today’s Scripture: Romans 1:1 NLT: This letter is from Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, chosen by God to be an apostle and sent out to preach his Good News. I have been chosen by God to preach His good … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: Jesus and God the Father define me.

Today’s Scripture: Galatians 1:1 (ESV): Paul, an apostle–not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead— Paul made it clear who defined him as an apostle: Jesus and God … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I keep on doing good

Today’s Scripture: Romans 2:7 NLT: He will give eternal life to those who keep on doing good, seeking after the glory and honor and immortality that God offers. God offers us glory, honor and eternal life for doing good. There … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I welcome the word that will save my soul.

Today’s Scripture: James 1:21 ISV: Therefore, rid yourselves of everything impure and every expression of wickedness, and with a gentle spirit welcome the word planted in you that can save your souls. This first chapter of James works me over. … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: The LORD restores my soul.

Today’s Scripture: Psalm 23:3 ESV: He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. The LORD ALWAYS restores my soul; no coincidence, no doubt. The LORD of Heaven and His Spirit are perfect in … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I give praise and thanksgiving.

Today’s Scripture: Nehemiah 12:24 NIV: And the leaders of the Levites were Hashabiah, Sherebiah, Jeshua son of Kadmiel, and their associates, who stood opposite them to give praise and thanksgiving, one section responding to the other, as prescribed by David … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: God is with me.

Today’s Scripture: Isaiah 41:10 ESV:  fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. How many times … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I am thankful for the grace of Jesus that has overflowed for me.

Today’s Scripture: I Timothy 1:14 ESV: and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.   My argument with Paul this morning went something like this: “You can not be … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: God has done so much for me.

Today’s Scripture: Luke 8:39 NIV: “Return home and tell how much God has done for you.” So the man went away and told all over town how much Jesus had done for him. Have you ever felt like Legion? You … Continue reading

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