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 […]
What is Satan trying to keep you or someone you know bound in? Satan likes to play harsh. He spins a large sticky web to catch all the victims he can. Many times we are blinded walking into the web. A trap designed by Satan. One step in and we could be stuck, wrapped in darkness. Have you ever seen an insect caught in a spider’s web? The sole purpose of the insect is to be devoured by the spider. Satan wants to devour as many as he can. This web is going to be like glue, very hard to move. The enemy is speaking […]
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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