Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies. (John 8:43, 44 ESV) Motivating Monday! When my children were smaller and even today, my comment if a lie is spoken, “When you lie, you align […]
Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall. But you, O God, will bring down the wicked into the pit of corruption; bloodthirsty and deceitful men will not live out half their years. But as for me, I trust in you. (Psalm 55:22, 23 NIV) Forward Friday! King David was a fierce warrior, dating back keeping watch over his flock. All who have been in Bible Study Fellowship this year, have been enlightened with King David’s life. He was not perfect, however, his dedication to God, with every repentance made, […]
Therefore, although in Christ I could be bold and order you to do what you ought to do, yet I appeal to you on the basis of love. I then, as Paul- an old man and now also a prisoner of Christ Jesus- I appeal to you for my son Onesimus, who became my son while I was in chains. (Philemon 8-10 NIV) Motivating Monday! Philemon’s pronunciation, tweaked my interest in refreshing my memory. This is a book in the NT, one chapter, very short. Who is Philemon? He was Paul’s dear brother and fellow worker. Is his name pronounced […]
Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is reveled. As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” (1 Peter 1:13-16 NIV) Physical An athlete must break through physical walls to increase their athletic ability. One of the most visible movie scenes, the death crawl in Facing the Giants, a powerful […]
“But you, dress yourself for work; arise, and say to them everything that I command you. Do not be dismayed by them, lest I dismay you before them. And I, behold, I make this day a fortified city, an iron pillar, and bronze walls, against the whole land, against the kings of Judah, it’s officials, its priests, and the people of the land. They will fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you, for I am with you, declares the Lord, to deliver you.” (Jeremiah 1:17-19 ESV) Motivating Monday! Hello dear friends! Many may wonder how I became […]
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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