Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man, “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately he was cured of his leprosy. (Matthew 8:3 NIV) Receiving As we spend time in prayer and praise for our King, meditations of heart and soul surface. Thoughts surfaced yesterday…interesting how when Jesus’s hand touches us, healing happens immediately. When satan’s hand touches, he grips into sin and bondage. Therefore, how do receive God’s healing touch? Furthermore, how do we make sure satan’s hand does not grip. Approached This man with leprosy approached Jesus. He stepped out believing Jesus was capable of healing […]
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Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. (Psalm 51:10-12 NIV) Steadfast Key words in today’s scripture: pure heart, steadfast spirit, restore joy of salvation, willing spirit, sustain me. King David saw many ups and downs. As I see America going through same, I question if worse now than previous down times. All arrows are pointing…YES! Are more people deceived today than […]
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. (1 Corinthians 1:18 NIV) Message The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing. I’ve been told this week by one confident in their own ideology, it is not about studying the Bible. How will we ever know if we do not study scripture? Where has my friend been misled? Along with all other individuals thinking same. Empty I keep seeing an empty platter being passed around to individuals. When offered, […]
But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written:”Be holy, because i am holy.” (1 Peter 1:15,16 NIV) Champion Where do we place our trust? Over twenty years ago, I truly thought I was champion of faithful believers. Little did I know not only directed back to my hometown after college, rededicating my heart. God’s will landed me in a land of refinement and training, I call my big pot of fire. If I was going to be a champion of faith, then God saw that I was no […]
But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.” (Psalm 31:14 NIV) Howdy! Thoughts stirring within back to teen days attending my home church. An old hymn…Thy loving kindness is better than life…my lips shall praise thee…I will lift up my hands unto the Lord. I stand in awe at this moment. Back in those day, hymns sung being deposited down deep in my soul. Fast forwarding 30+ years, now having myself a high school honor graduate preparing this summer a move to Texas. He’ll begin his college years at Texas A&M Galveston. Howdy! Experiences When […]
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under Heaven. (Ecclesiastes 3:1 NIV) Surreal I’ve used the word surreal many times this past week, describing my feelings toward two graduations in our family. Deciding to make sure definition lines up with what I thought, bizarre is not accurate. Two masses in one day yesterday and one graduation a success. If ever a time to feel seasons changing in our family, time is now. Freakish My oldest moves to Texas this fall to attend Texas A&M- Galveston. My second child begins high school, leaving my daughter to […]
Therefore, I urge you brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God- this is your spiritual act of worship. (Romans 12:1 NIV) Tasks Motivating Monday! There is nothing better than to motivate individuals. We all need encouragement to succeed in day to day tasks. Most of the time, tasks involve people. Where there are people- there are people of all personalities. My natural happy-go-lucky personalty included a “I don’t care attitude and I’ll be happy to tell you.” This was not pleasing to Christ as He began reshaping my heart […]
I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. (Psalm 23:4b NIV) Security While satan wants to steal our security, Jesus died for our security. Losing sense of security, we’re open to crazy thoughts. As this blanket of fear kept dragging around with me, I did not want to stay alone. There are times when my husband needs to travel, however, he stayed close for three months following our break-in. Spazzed Sometime within three months, my strength stirred for him to go. That was until I talked to my neighbor and another […]
But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, for he has been good to me. (Psalm 13:5,6 NIV) Enduring David seemed to be enduring his circumstances…How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? He wrestled with thoughts, sorrow lingered in his heart, and had concern for an enemy. With troubles mounting, he chose to rely on what he knew was truth. David chose to trust in God’s unfailing love. Forgotten? Have you ever felt God has forgotten you? Life not particularly going the way you thought? Chances are […]
The Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. (Genesis 2:7 NIV) Divine Motivating Monday! No other way possible to be more motivating than sharing a personal story. The above scripture verse may only appear part of God’s beginning creations. Without taking scripture out of context, scripture becomes valuable to daily lives. I believe God’s Word guides to all truth for those who hunger and thirst after righteousness. Take a sip- it will certainly become divine. Tragic Accident The fall of […]
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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