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.

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I am praying thanksgivings for each and every one of YOU who have followed Affirmations of God via email since April 2010 to today. If you are still interested in receiving future Affirmation of God blogs, please follow the link … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I return to the freedom of Christ.

Today’s Scripture: 2 Peter 2:22 NLT: They prove the truth of this proverb: “A dog returns to its vomit.” And another says, “A washed pig returns to the mud.” Are we so different from these people referred to in 2 … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: God has planted eternity in my heart.

Today’s Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:11 NLT: Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. No … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: Wherever I am the hand of the Lord leads me and His right hand holds me.

Today’s Scripture: Psalm 139:10 NKJ: Even there shall your hand lead me, and your right hand shall hold me. Even here LORD? We are all at different places at this very moment. Some are in a great place, some are … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: God knows how.

Today’s Scripture: So you see, the Lord knows how to rescue godly people from their trials, even while keeping the wicked under punishment until the day of final judgment., 2 Peter 2:9 NLT How many dreams and desires have we … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: The truth will live in me forever.

Today’s Scripture: 2 John 1:2 NLT:  because the truth lives in us and will be with us forever. There is such comfort in “forever”, isn’t there? Grace, mercy and peace are found in the truth and love of God the … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: God’s perfection is in me.

Today’s Scripture: Matthew 5:48 ESV: You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. As a young boy I found this verse in a moment of extreme nervousness for a church play. I reached for a bible because … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I have a living hope in Jesus Christ.

Today’s Scripture: 1 Peter 1:3 NIV: Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I live on every word that comes from the mouth of God.

Today’s Scripture: Matthew 4:4 ESV:  But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” I have certainly found life in the Word of God but … Continue reading

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Affirmation of God: I desire the Father’s will over my own.

Today’s Scripture: Mark 14:36 ESV: And he said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.” Our will, our flesh, can lead us contrary to God’s … Continue reading

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