By purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love; (2 Corinthians 6:6 ESV) Forward Friday! The final normal Friday of the year. Would you agree? In midst of Paul’s hardships listed in 2 Corinthians, we find kindness listed among strong pillars in faith…purity, knowledge, patience, kindness. Thanksgiving week is like checking items off list, ready for a race. When thinking about Black Friday shoppers next week, schedules, and traffic- kindness may be the hardest gift to find. Kindness is a treasure when understood. People Thinking back to times I was unkind makes me shudder. A cluttered heart is never […]
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (Psalm 119:105 ESV) Melody flowing… He took my sins away, He took my sins away, and now I’m singing every day. While praying how God wants to encourage today, this melody kept flowing through my mind. I love my home church. Once back home after college, I never intended leaving. I would still be there today, if I had not surrendered my entire being to be Christ’s servant. Although, when making this deal with God, I should have added contingents. Then again…that would not have been […]
“They will say of me, ‘In the Lord alone are righteousness and strength.’ ” All who have raged against him will come to him and be put to shame. But in the Lord all the descendants of Israel will be found righteous and will exult. (Isaiah 45:24, 25 NIV) Motivating Monday! Nothing like fair warnings to kick those willing to listen into gear. The book of Isaiah is one of my favorites- a wealth of information. Isaiah, a prophet, saw and warned a rebellious nation. Chapter 1:2 Hear, O Heavens! Listen, O earth! For the Lord has spoken: I reared […]
Now I would remind you brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you- unless you believed in vain. (1 Corinthians 15:1, 2 ESV) Forward Friday! Time for forward movement after considering fruitless seeds of darkness. Seeds sown will either take a positive direction or be fruitless, overshadowed by darkness. Unless staying alert, darkness will envelop those ignoring warnings, believing in vain. Satan works feverishly to deceive mankind into discrediting God’s Word, The Bible. Truth or […]
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light(for the fruit of the light consist in all goodness, righteousness, and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with fruitless seeds of darkness, but rather expose them. (Ephesians 5:8-11 NIV) Motivating Monday! How do we motivate when fruitless seeds of darkness seem to be overtaking? Praise God for all parts of the world, reaping from seeds of goodness sown throughout the years. Deception is spinning here in America. People who have never accepted Jesus Christ as Savior, […]
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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