Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. (2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV) Paul’s Thorn… To keep Paul from being conceited, a thorn was placed in his side, a messenger of satan. After hearing God speak to him, he further increased great revelations- which was reason to keep from being conceited. Therefore, understanding God’s grace is sufficient, His […]
For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority. (Colossians 2:9, 10 NIV) Believing Motivating Monday! The fullness of the Deity has been given to believers! Believers/Believing- a little vague these days- what do all who claim to be Christians believe? We cannot love God and love the world. When salvation is first ignited- stepping into faith is a learning curve. It’s most important to be in church, aligned with God’s infallible Word- The Bible. Once we begin this […]
“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.” (Matthew 26:41 NIV) Forward Friday! Jesus in Gethsemane, shared the most tender of all request- knowing his time was near. He asked Peter and two sons of Zebedee, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here an keep watch over me.” What happened? Jesus kept finding them asleep. During his final hours of freedom, he provided a truth, vital for all generations. And…especially meaningful for us today. Temptations Any time temptation is preached or discussed- […]
For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from truth and turn aside to myths. (2 Timothy 4:3,4 NIV) Warnings Momma said there would be days like this- Wait! This was Jesus and His disciples, everything Jesus knew, He heard from His Father- all sound doctrine. God is supreme and all-knowing. He knows the time and day when this earth as we know […]
Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other. (Galatians 5: 24-26 NIV) Longer Daylight Hours! Motivating Monday! Losing the hour and gaining longer daylight hours is always a winning trade-off. Crucifying sinful nature is a win down deep in our soul. Internal changes activate new passions and desires, revealing new world we live in opposed to sinful nature. Once we surrender, offering our heart to Christ, asking 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