The Lord will lay bare his holy arm in sight of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth will see the salvation of our God. But you will not leave in haste or go in flight; for the Lord will go before you, the God of Israel will be your rear guard. (Isaiah 52:10,12, NIV) Consider your life Have you ever considered your life moving in a comic strip? I sometime imagine seconds of times captured in scenes. I am walking care free looking ahead. The Lord is behind me blocking stumbling blocks aiming to harm. I […]
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God is our refuge and strength, an ever-lasting help in trouble. Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalm 46:1,10) What is troubling you? Dear friend, whatever troubles you, give this to our Lord. His Word is true. We try to handle our self, when God stands waiting to take over. How well have you handled situations in the past? Can you compare a time when you did give to Jesus? I know, this is not easy. We learn to trust in a God we […]
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8, NIV) Jesus never changes The same, constant, steadfast, never changing, our God. His Word is true, never changing. Revelation 23 informs anyone adding to the Bible, plagues described in this book will be added to their lives. Those who take away words, God will take away their share of the tree of life and in the holy city. To believe or not to believe? Considering plagues and eternal life, I encourage you to believe. Jesus is perfect, never needing to change. We on the other hand are imperfect, […]
Trust and Obey There is no other way To be happy in Jesus Than to trust and obey Do you trust? I spent 11 years not trusting or obeying even though I saw myself as a mature Christian. I wanted my desires filled and not where Jesus had me planted. My happy go lucky personality soured quickly. I finally decided to trust Today, I am participating in my second writer’s conference. Fine tuning my calling. Meeting some of the most wonderful individuals as I continue to build relationships from my first conference. I am thrilled beyond measure! When we […]
“Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him.” (John 14:21) Obey Our key word today is obey. This scripture is powerful. If we truly love Jesus, we are going to obey his commands. Scripture is full of commands and promises. For instance, in 1 John 5:3, this is love for God: to obey his commands, his commands are not burdensome. No, they are not burdensome. The greatest myth is you will stop […]
“Blessed is the man who trust in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” (Jeremiah 17:7,8) Wondering Do you ever wonder how a few people seem to have it going on no matter what? Would we ever trust a tree to flourish with green leaves and fruit during a drought? My yard comes to […]
See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ. For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is head over every power and authority. (Colossians 2:8-10, NIV) False Teachings Paul wrote this letter to believers in first-century town of Colosse. Located on a major trade route from the East, alternative ideas to religion were introduced. Cults do not completely reject Jesus. They like to […]
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that which Jesus Christ took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:12-14) Which path? Where are you today considering the path to the prize? The world screams many different paths to many […]
No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him. We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us. (1Corinthians 2:9,12) Clutter, Clutter, Clutter Motivating Monday! Get your jogging shoes on! Here we go! We endure an abundance of clutter in our lives. Between mass mailings of junk mail and telemarketing calls, we have yet touched our daily schedules. We eat more words than calories on certain days. I applaud parents who limit their […]
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5,6) Today’s reflection Chocolate overload? Today is about reflection. What did yesterday hold for you? Flowers? Candy? Love? Remorse? Sadness? Many beautiful photos shared on fb celebrating the day. My mind turned quickly to not only one post yet I have read more than one individual claiming 2013 as a terrible year so far. Remaining steadfast During our spiritual journey, we will have mountain top experiences to times in the valley. […]
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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