Then the Lord said to Moses, “See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts.” (Exodus 31:1-4) Motivating Monday It is Motivating Monday! What better way to be motivated than to know what God is willing to do for one, He will also do for you! God shows no favoritism. As people having free choice, we have to decide who we are going to favor. Today is the last Monday in January. […]
For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, love and of self-discipline. (2 Timothy 1:6,7 NIV) Fan into flames the gift of God! How do these words make you feel? Guess what? I know you will be surprised… they make me feel empowered! I hope many of you are with me! However, we do not instantly get to the point of being empowered. Let’s be realistic, Timothy was […]
The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped. But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!” (Acts 16:27,28) Choosing our reaction Today we are taking a deeper look into these two contrasting responses. The jailer jumped in fear and Paul stayed calm. Paul and Silas had been falsely accused. These two men were taken from their place of prayer into town. The crowd grew as did the attack against Paul and Silas. They were stripped, beaten, […]
When the Lord brought back the captives to Zion, we were like men who dreamed. Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. (Psalm 126:1-3) This scripture is describing a group of jubilant exiles returning to their land after decades of captivity. This is a new season for the Israelites. Ezra, a key person, led this group from thoughts of fighting enemy armies into focusing on fighting […]
“If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath and from doing as you please on my holy day, if you call the Sabbath delight and the Lord’s holy day honorable, and if you honor it by not going your own way and not doing as you please or speaking idle words ….then you will find your joy in the Lord, and I will cause you to ride on the heights of the land and to feast on the inheritance of your father Jacob.” The mouth of the Lord has spoken. (Isaiah 58: 13,14) A Challenge I am setting forth a challenge […]
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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