Being & Building Followers & Friends of Jesus
I lovingly embrace you and faithfully carry you close to My heart. What difference does it really make? All the difference in the world! When you follow Me as your Shepherd, I take good care of you.
Hungry? I alone can satisfy your heart’s deepest hunger. Like a sheep after a…Continue
Added by Johnny R. Almond on October 14, 2019 at 11:07am — No Comments
My GOD, my God, why have You forsaken me?
Why are You so far from helping me, and from the words of my groaning?
Psalm 22:1 THE AMPLIFIED BIBLE
The place of…Continue
Added by Johnny R. Almond on October 7, 2019 at 2:23pm — No Comments
She played fast and loose with life, she never considered tomorrow,
and now she’s crashed royally, with no one to hold her hand.
“Look at my pain, O God! And how the enemy cruelly struts.”…Continue
Added by Johnny R. Almond on October 1, 2019 at 10:39am — No Comments
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
Psalm 20:7 NIV
When you are in distress, I am your…Continue
Added by Johnny R. Almond on September 23, 2019 at 10:42am — No Comments
May the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart be pleasing to you,
O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
Psalm 19:14 NLT
See My smile in star-shine marvel and sunlight…Continue
Added by Johnny R. Almond on September 16, 2019 at 10:40am — No Comments
Guard me as the apple of your eye. Hide me in the shadow of your wings.
Psalm 17:8 NLT
Incredibly, I take a personal interest in you. Believe it or not, you are a gleam in your Heavenly Father’s eyes! The sun and moon and brightest stars do not bring Me as much delight as caring for you.
My unfailing love, undeserved mercy, and kind…Continue
Added by Johnny R. Almond on September 9, 2019 at 11:21am — No Comments
O Lord, how long will you forget me? Forever? How long will you look the other way?
How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul, with sorrow in my heart every day?
How long will my enemy have…Continue
Added by Johnny R. Almond on September 3, 2019 at 10:24am — No Comments
I’ve already run for dear life straight to the arms of GOD.
So why should I run away now when you say, “Run to the mountains”?
Psalm 11:1 THE MESSAGE
Added by Johnny R. Almond on August 26, 2019 at 10:56am — No Comments
The Lord gave me a message.
He said, “I knew you before I formed you in your mother's womb.
Before you were born, I set you apart and appointed you as my spokesman to the world.”…Continue
Added by Johnny R. Almond on August 19, 2019 at 11:22am — No Comments
If you want to be my follower you must love me more than
your father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters –
yes, more than your own life. Otherwise, you…Continue
Rejoice in the Lord, O you [uncompromisingly] righteous [you upright in right standing with God];
for praise is becoming and appropriate for those who are upright [in heart.]
Psalm 33:1 THE AMPLIFIED…Continue
Added by Johnny R. Almond on August 6, 2019 at 10:33am — No Comments
God will redeem me from the power of Sheol (the place of the dead);
He will receive me. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
Psalm 49:15 THE AMPLIFIED BIBLE
You cannot stare directly for long at the sun or at death—the first would blind you; the second would overwhelm you. Nevertheless, I encourage you to pause and ponder a moment your human…Continue
Added by Johnny R. Almond on July 29, 2019 at 9:59am — No Comments
This message was kept secret for centuries and generations past,
but now it has been revealed to his own holy people.
This is the secret: Christ lives in you, your assurance you will share in his glory.
Colossians 1:26-27 NLT
Christ’s promise in your mind is your hope of an eternal destiny…Continue
Added by Johnny R. Almond on July 15, 2019 at 11:36am — No Comments
To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
Psalm 25:1 ESV
I am the Most High God—Ruler of the universe, God above all, King of kings and Lord of lords. No judge is greater than Me—when you rest your case in heaven’s supreme court, no lesser…Continue
Added by Johnny R. Almond on July 10, 2019 at 10:23am — No Comments
Praise God, who did not ignore my prayer and did not withdraw his unfailing love from me.
Psalm 66:20 NLT
I have not rejected your prayer—I have responded to you.
When you confess your…Continue
Added by Johnny R. Almond on July 2, 2019 at 2:56pm — No Comments
Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord.
Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.
Psalm 5:3 NLT
Good morning! This is a good time for you to praise Me. I watched…Continue
Added by Johnny R. Almond on June 24, 2019 at 2:40pm — No Comments
Then Job replied to the Lord:
“I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted.”
Job 42:1-2 NIV
The experience classroom is where you learn profound wisdom. The school of hard knocks presents a tough curriculum, but what you learn experientially alters you more than what you learn academically.
The first lesson you…Continue
Added by Johnny R. Almond on June 17, 2019 at 11:44am — No Comments
I am the way, the truth, and the life.
No one can come to the Father except through me.
John 14:6 NLT
I am the only Road that leads to the destination of…Continue
Added by Johnny R. Almond on June 3, 2019 at 10:50am — No Comments
You are Yahweh, Most High over all the earth, far transcending all gods.
Psalm 97:9 TNJB
I am Most High over earth—exalt Me above false gods of the heart.
Idols are low-life—I…Continue
Added by Johnny R. Almond on May 29, 2019 at 9:10am — No Comments
The Way to the Truth of Life
I am the way, the truth, and the life. John 14:6 NLT
I am the only Road…Continue
Added by Johnny R. Almond on May 21, 2019 at 11:37am — No Comments