In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, “Let there be light” and there was light. (Genesis 1:1-3 NIV) My journal entry 5-22-18: God, your creation is majestic in all ways- reaching every corner of this world. Respectful, finding relevance, which is easy to do for all who earnestly seek You. If more people take serous their actions that claim to be your children, the church would clearly be seen […]
“I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore, be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.” (Matthew 10:16 NIV) Wolves Motivating Monday! Love when scripture is written in red, reading exact words from Jesus Christ. His disciples were given authority to drive out evil spirits and to heal every disease and sickness. As specific directions were given, the above warning stands out to me. Jesus told no lie nor delayed truth…when we surrender our lives to Jesus Christ, taking our walk serious…We’re sent out like sheep among wolves. Trustworthy? Wouldn’t it be nice, pure utopia, if […]
Yet, you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do, for him it is sin. (James 4:14-17 ESV) Forward Friday! Moving forward takes sound truths as sugar coating does not work. Sugar slows us down. James is a straight forward book […]
“…I have revealed and saved and proclaimed- I, and not some foreign god among you. You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “that I am God. Yes, and from ancient days I am he. No one can deliver out of my hand. When I act, who can reverse it? (Isaiah 43:12, 13 NIV) Reverse? When God acts, who can reverse it? No one has the ability to negate- nullify; make ineffective what God has set forth. His purpose, His plans set before we were in our mother’s womb. Funny how arrogant individuals think they have power to control by manipulative […]
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. (Psalm 127: ESV) Forward Friday! Today is a special day for me, not that it’s a national holiday- it’s the last ‘Doughnut Friday’ of elementary school. When my oldest began Kindergarten, we established Doughnut Friday, a stop for doughnuts and milk before heading to school. Over the years, fading in and out, my daughter is a firm partaker in this special day. She claims we’ll continue through high school. Children from the womb, and children from the heart…all a heritage from the Lord. Children Jesus […]
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Find yourself blessed to find one who will sharpen with iron. Though the words are sometimes harsh and/or hard to swallow know it is a blessing, as I have. Christ provides many words for us through the day, we have to be willing to see, hear and move into His will. Praising Him even in the storms of life.Kim Baker. Sikeston, MO