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 […]
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. (Matthew 5:6, NIV) The lights dimmed, I could hardly see. Where is this path taking me? Foolishness is what I feel, as I begin to kneel. My mind begins to stir, everything a blur. What am I suppose to do, I try to remind myself… “Stay calm, my child” – What? Who? Where? This is real, God does speak to me! Why have I doubted for so long… All the friends I have led wrong. Lord, forgive me of […]
For the Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12, NIV) A trip to the E.R. After a trip to the ER and 7 stitches later I returned to work. During college, I worked for GoodYear Tire & Rubber Co. summer program. Layers of rubber were placed on pallets bound with metal strips. Pallets 1/2 used made great seats while waiting on dye cut changes. I did not see the metal cut near the […]
Come near to God and He will come near to you. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up. (James 4:8,10) Who comes to mind? Who comes to your mind from the Bible? Mary, Joseph, Adam, Eve, Peter, Paul, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John come first to my mind. Your list may be similar or may include other well known men like Moses, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Amos,…the list can go on. We draw from these individuals learning how to handle details of our everyday. How were interactions between each one and God? The good and bad. One name […]
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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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