Depart, depart, go out from there! Touch no unclean thing! Come out and be pure, you who carry the vessels of the Lord. 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 52:11,12 NIV) God be with me Last Thursday, I faced flying by myself. On the way to the airport, this verse came to mind. I asked God to be with me. In my spirit, I heard, I have already gone before you. OK! David waved goodbye and I was […]
Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations. Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. (Psalm 90:1,2 NIV) A fresh start Motivating Monday! Let’s get our blood pumping and our thoughts jumping. The opportunity to begin with a fresh start may produce a great ending to our week. I like how one of our pastors would tell how we leave one season in life will be how we start our new season. It is important how we begin and end situations. God’s perfect plan […]
The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If the light within you is full of darkness, how great is that darkness! (Matthew 6:22,23, NIV) Physical eyes My eye doctor has been telling me for years when I turn 40 my eyes will change and will need bifocals. Each time, I politely tell my eyes are not going to worsen. I am now 43. I pray for my eyes almost daily. Individuals have […]
Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God. (3 John 1:11) Paul’s letter Paul wrote his close friend, Gaius. He let Gaius know he wrote to the church, however, Diotrephes did not want anything to do with them. Anyone wanting to support Paul’s group would be put out of the church. Paul planned to call him on his malicious gossip toward them. He quickly pointed out…Diotrephes loved to be first. Yes! This is in the Bible. No, this story […]
The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your country, your people, and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you.” (Genesis 12:1) Abraham, an ordinary man Abraham, an ordinary man with an extraordinary purpose. Stories likely resonated how men tried to build a tower to reach Heaven. The good ole’ days when everyone spoke the same language. How their language was confused, men were scattered all over the earth. All in one chapter we went from the Tower of Bebel to the birth of Abram. God shared with Abram: “I will make you into a great […]
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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