Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize it was Jesus. He called out, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?” “No,” they answered. He said, “Throw your net to the right side of the boat and you will find some.” (John 21:4-6) Motivating Monday! A day with endless opportunities! Today is a chance to set our course for the week evaluating and adjusting how to make this better than last week. Oh! You very well may have had the best week ever…last week! Let’s keep it going!! We will see empty nets We […]
Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him. Fear the Lord, you His saints, for those who fear Him lack nothing. (Psalm 34:8,9) Are you willing to taste? Many of us are saying…Yes! right now!! Maybe you are not one of us? The voice of hate is growing louder and louder in our Nation. Long lost are the days when most disagreements were kept quiet to our own neighborhoods. Where families went to church because it was Sunday. Honestly, when the only churches here were the ones who believed God […]
The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you. (Psalm 9:9,10 NIV) After reading this verse, a weight can be lifted off your shoulders. I personally felt like a balloon would be losing its air, slowly releasing all the pressure. The Lord is our refuge. A refuge, is a shelter protecting us from danger. He is our shelter when a situation causes oppression, when strongholds attempt and sometimes consume us. Oppression is not a soft term. […]
I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first the Jews, then the Gentiles. For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from the first to the last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.” (Romans 1:16,17) A name change…A change of desire. Once Paul left his life of Saul, he became a passionate servant of Christ. These verses were part of his letter longing to visit Rome. We have a world all the way down […]
“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it”. (1Corinthians 10:13 NIV) I have written beside this verse in my bible, “We can choose to leave the temptation!” Yes! On our spiritual journey we have choices to make! First, the Holy Spirit will nudge us to leave. This nudge is like an immediate red flag striking our minds. It will be a tug in our hearts. Will we immediately walk […]
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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