“Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with a promise- that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” (Ephesians 6: 2,3 NIV) Honor our mother Happy Mother’s Day! I was an adult before I fully grasped the promise within these verses. As we honor our mother and father, we will have long life. My husband’s grandmother is 94 years old. She will be 95 in July. I am blessed by her longevity of life. Her sister lived to be 93. Their mother died during the 1918 flu epidemic. […]
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“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the chords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?” (Isaiah 58:6 NIV) Life principles Isaiah 58 is a must read chapter. I encourage you to study this chapter today. Life principles understood on fasting and keeping the Sabbath day holy lead to incredible blessings for our lives. I marvel with the fact if we would give up food (I believe a true fast is the sacrifice of food), God moves to loose the chains of injustice, untie […]
Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord. (Acts 3:19) The news Have you kept up with the news? Concerning America the beautiful, the land we love. What will North Korea do today? What will our President do? An Army lieutenant colonel made news with what is suppose to be a 14 page document attacking the religious right in America. He identified groups like the Family Research Council and the American Family Association as domestic hate groups. Should we be concerned? Most definitely, our concern […]
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4: 6,7) An attitude change There are times when we find ourselves in a foul mood. I hear that Amen! When this happens, we have to immediately stop. It is up to us to turn our attitude around. The culprit is anxiety. We find ourselves anxious. I find myself anxious in traffic, with deadlines, and with messes in the house. […]
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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