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: The truth has set me free.

Today’s Scripture: John 8:32 ESV; and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Say this out loud, I am free! Saying those words, you can feel the rivers of living water flow, can’t you? Jesus … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I delight in Your delights O LORD.

Today’s Scripture: Isaiah 65:12 ESV; I will destine you to the sword, and all of you shall bow down to the slaughter, because, when I called, you did not answer; when I spoke, you did not listen, but you did … 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 … 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 must share this joy.

Today’s Scripture:  Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. Luke 2:10 NKJ I can not contain this great joy. I do … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I am God’s plan.

Today’s Scripture: Moved by the Spirit, Simeon went into the temple courtyard. Mary and Joseph were bringing the child Jesus into the courtyard at the same time. They brought him so that they could do for him what Moses’ Teachings … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I see God.

Today’s Scripture: Job 42:5 ESV; I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you; Life can be painful and hard. As I reflected on God’s people of old this morning I felt … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I am going where God has shown me.

Today’s Scripture: Psalm 143:8 ESV; Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul. “I should go.” These … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I arise and call out to the LORD.

Today’s Scripture: Jonah 1:6 ESV; So the captain came and said to him, “What do you mean, you sleeper? Arise, call out to your god! Perhaps the god will give a thought to us that we may not perish.” Do … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I sow my seed in the morning and trust God.

Today’s Scripture: Ecclesiastes 11:6 NIV; Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let not your hands be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well. You … Continue reading

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