You are 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, he is a lier and a father of lies. But because I say the truth, ye believe me not. (John 8:44,45 ESV) Motivating Monday! Many have traveled over the weekend from fiction writer’s conference, college students able to be home this weekend, and fall time is here. This is Activity Week for our high […]
I, even I, am he who comforts you. Who are you that you fear mortal men, the sons of men, who are but grass, that you forgot the Lord your Maker, who stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth, that you live in constant terror every day because of the wrath of the oppressor, who is bent on destruction? For where is the wrath of the oppressor? (Isaiah 51:12, 13 NIV) Good The I who comforts is good. The wrath of the oppressor is evil. In this world, good vs. evil. Spiritual warfare is a term […]
Be still before the Lord, all mankind, because he has roused himself from his holy dwelling. (Zechariah 2:13 NIV) Motivating Monday! Motivation- from encouragement, is necessary to see circumstances change. Back in Zechariah’s day, the Israelites had lost hope. With thoughts of leaving exile and reality when they returned, discouragement overwhelmed. God used Prophets Haggai and Zechariah to stir their interest in rebuilding the temple and even more so, rebuilding relationships with God. Visions Visions are one way, God’s reveals to encourage. Chapter 2 opens with a man aiming to measure and Zechariah became interested in what he was doing. […]
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable, and perfect. (Romans 12:2 ESV) Forward Friday! Thoughts happening in our world can overwhelm and disturb the good, acceptable, and perfect will of God. I’m not surprised, yet, stunned how many people are deceived in our country. Deception is the devil’s silent weapon. And, our minds are the devil’s target. Heart Scripture states the heart can be the most deceptive. What comes first- the heart or mind? […]
I have stored up your word in my heart, that I may not sin against you. (Psalm 119:11 ESV) BSF Today is an exciting day! Bible Study Fellowship(BSF) begins- studying the first part of now a two part series for minor prophets. We are blessed to have a Monday night class and a Wednesday morning class in our community. If there is a desire to know/study scripture, BSF is for you. There are men and women classes available around the world. Builds Stored word knowledge in our hearts and minds, builds an invisible guard around our bodies against sin. We […]
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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