In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.(Psalm 5:3 NIV) Heart Conditions Wednesdays are always special while writing, always heart tugs. King David teaches many lessons concerning heart conditions. As he presented his request to the Lord, he waited in expectation. Then his thoughts went into writing God’s Truth concerning situations: (Psalm 5:4-6) God does not take pleasure in evil. With God, the wicked cannot dwell. The arrogant cannot stand in God’s presence. He hates all who does wrong. Those who tell lies will be destroyed. […]
Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not put out the Spirit’s fire, do not treat prophecies with contempt. Test everything. Hold on to what is good. Avoid every kind of evil. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-22 NIV) Motivating Monday! Why is God’s will for us to be joyful always, praying continually, and giving thanks in all circumstances? In one simple sentence, is a recipe for life abundant. When life gives lemons, make lemonade. With endless rain- becoming exhausting for many- cattle ranchers in various parts have better […]
His master replied, “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” (Matthew 25:21 NIV) Greater Things The Parable of the Talents…Entrusting one’s property to their servants. Jesus was taken back to Heaven, God sent The Holy Spirit to help as we are God’s servants expected to do greater things than Jesus, building God’s Kingdom. This is a tall order, yet, clearly stated in Scripture. Strength Never our own strength, always trusting and seeking Jesus for our next steps. I […]
If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. (James 1:5 NIV) Motivating Monday! I love how this verse is sandwiched between…considering it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds and when asking for wisdom, we must believe and not doubt. Prime example of reading the entire text, there is always more to the story. It’s like often heard…The Bible is not a smorgasbord of picking and choosing what suits our fancy, yet, every word written is intentional for our […]
It is not as though God’s word had failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel. Not because they are his descendants are they all Abraham’s children. On the contrary, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.” In other words, it is not the natural children who are God’s children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham’s offspring. For this was how the promise was stated, “At the appointed time I will return, and Sarah will have a son.” (Romans 9:6-9 NIV) Forward Friday! July 5, 2019: The […]
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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