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Faith: A Shield, Extinguishes All Flaming Arrows

Faith: A Shield, Extinguishes All Flaming Arrows

In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. (Ephesians 6:16 NIV) Motivating Monday!  Lord, you know we need motivation today. Our country is under attack, more people believe in false propaganda. An unwillingness to move beyond self ideologies of their own belief system. Those who belong to this group are becoming more nasty, only way I can explain as I have experienced. The devil wants division, knowing when a house is divided, this cannot stand. A Biblical principle applied to any divisive plan. How […]

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Remnant: God’s Very Selective, Avoid Deception

Remnant: God

“But I will leave with you the meek and humble, who trust in the name of the Lord. The remnant of Israel will do no wrong; they will speak no lies, nor will deceit be found in their mouths. They will eat and lie down, no one will make them afraid.” (Zephaniah 3:12, 13 NIV) Forward Friday! I picture blue states holding a small teddy bear, with a big teddy bear waiting for their people, if only Governors would stop their foolishness and repent. Destruction and devastation is happening in Minnesota on a larger scale from what happened in Ferguson, […]

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Freedom: Hearing, Perceiving, and Understanding

Freedom: Hearing, Perceiving, and Understanding

They disagreed with among themselves and began to leave after Paul had made his final statement: The Holy Spirit spoke the truth to your forefathers when he said through Isaiah the prophet: ‘Go to this people and say, “You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving. “For this people’s heart has become calloused, they hardly ever hear with heir ears, and they have closed their eyes. (Acts 28:25-27 Motivating Monday! Memorial Day 2020, honoring all who paid an ultimate price for our freedom. Remembering this, never to be forgotten- is reason enough […]

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Simple Solutions Often Overlooked…Seek Jesus/Find

Simple Solutions Often Overlooked...Seek Jesus/Find

Naaman’s servants went to him and said, “My father, if the prophet would have told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more then, when he tells you ‘Wash and be clean’!” So he went down and dipped himself in the Jordan seven times, as the man of God had told him, and his flesh was restored and became clean like that of a young boy. (2 Kings 5:13, 14 NIV) Forward Friday!  Wash and be clean! Simple…though we find foolish and dismiss. The world around us, many are hurting, needing solutions to […]

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Treasures…Directly Connected to Hearts, Lasting

Treasures...Directly Connected to Hearts, Lasting

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be. (Matthew 6:19-21 ESV) Forward Friday! In midst of uncertainty of last few months, I believe many individuals have been reminded truth about our treasure. Social distancing is not new for me- I began social distancing 13 years ago. I had always been heavily involved in my […]

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False Prophets Revealed…Turning Hearts Back Again

False Prophets Revealed...Turning Hearts Back Again

“O Lord, God of Abraham, Issac, and Israel, let it be known today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant and have done all these things at your command. Answer me, O Lord, answer me so these people will know that you, O Lord, are God, and that you are turning hearts back again.” (1 Kings 18:36b-27) Motivating Monday! Wow! Elijah stood strong among all the false prophets and proved our God- Alpha and Omega, beginning and the end…is the true God. How many times in the Bible have God’s people turned their hearts from […]

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Believe…Most Definite Matters, Avoid Deception

Believe...Most Definite Matters, Avoid Deception

Don’t be deceived my dear brothers. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created. (James 1:16-18 NIV) Forward Friday! Freedom is on my mind, and if the Son(Jesus) sets us free, we are free indeed! Where’s freedom like this gained? It is through Jesus, The Word of Truth…a new birth where old things fade, and we become a new creation in […]

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Hope, Grace, Power…All Aligned w/God

Hope, Grace, Power...All Aligned w/God

For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say, “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, while we wait for the blessed hope- the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. (Titus 3:11-13 NIV) Motivating Monday! Grace brings salvation, the starting point to all Christ-centered Spiritual journeys. We have churches dismissing powerful arrival of The Holy Spirit within a person, empowered taking next steps into newness in Christ Jesus. The initial salvation prayer is the bridge, from […]

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Minds…Must Be Opened for Understanding

Minds...Must Be Opened for Understanding

He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you. Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the law of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms.” Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. (Luke 24:41-45 NIV) Motivating Monday! After raising from the dead, Jesus spent limited time with the disciples. When reading the NT, the disciples keep us turning pages- they really did not understand much and even after Jesus explained in parables…they still had trouble. This is much like when first engaging into our Spiritual journeys’. […]

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Potter/Clay…Take Time, Seeking and Finding

Potter/Clay...Take Time, Seeking and Finding

But now, O Lord, you are our Father, we are the clay, and you are our potter, we are all the work of your hand. (Isaiah 64:8 ESV) Forward Friday!  Moving forward we must do, praying continuously for all in need: healing, safety, economy, Government leaders, medical teams, medical committees, school officials…all making decisions, concerned about their people. While many of us are home- we’ve taken a step back with focus more on family, less distractions. I find myself in a Martha’s world, when my heart desires Mary’s heart to sit down and anoint Jesus’ feet. Seek Kari Job has […]

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