When John heard in prison what Christ was doing, he sent his disciples to ask him, “Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect someone else?” (Matthew 11:2, 3 NIV) Forward Friday! This week we considered what if- what all did Jesus do? We read in John, the whole world would not have enough room for the books that could be written for Jesus. Let’s consider what Jesus- himself says…Matthew 11:4-6 Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see; The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are […]
Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation if indeed you have have tasted that the Lord is good. (1 Peter 2:2,3 ESV) Talking Veggies Last night I purposely chose a meal based on vegetables. I’m not a fan of carrots, yet made myself eat. While thinking about carrots, I’m reminded of 2nd grade and my teacher making us take a bite of broccoli every time. I really disliked broccoli. God’s Word is good for us, yet many find distasteful. However, we have to refuse what worldly flesh craves, aligning […]
Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that could be written. (John 21:25 NIV) Motivating Monday! Every time I read today’s verse, I’m left in awe. Think about how many more miracles took place; individuals healed, freed from demon possession, sin forgiven and love received. With all the books read still in paper form and/or found in ebooks, people love to read. My first writer’s conference, I confessed my lack of reading books. A sweet agent encouraged me, […]
Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. (Psalm 37: 1-3 NIV) Forward Friday! Do not fret because of evil men or envious of those who do wrong…a vital lesson for adults and teens. The word, popularity has been around and brought more harm to those who deem themselves popular and those who have been taunted by stigma of not being popular. […]
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6, 7 ESV) Prayer We are desperate for prayer…our nation, states, cities/communities, churches, families, individuals…all involving people. There used to be a direct alignment with communities- churches- families. I’ve been thinking…later 80’s early 90’s, the way we’ve always known began shifting. Uncertain times are not necessarily new, America has traveled through many turbulent years. A Real Deal… […]
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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