For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works, my soul knows it very well. (Psalm 139:13, 14 ESV) Forward Friday! There is someone or many who needs today’s encouragement. Many feel life’s knocks and bruises inward and outward from deck dealt. With God, His Words are true and not changed from generation to generation. For every generation, there seems to good vs. evil. Considering America is only 243 years old, this is not many years in the scheme of time. […]
“Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him.” Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not the world?” (John 14:21-24 NIV) Motivating Monday! Exciting! As we step into the middle of Jesus’ teaching with his disciples; Judas- not Judas who betrayed Jesus, is asking a very sensible question. Why did Jesus only intend to show himself to those who obey God’s commands […]
In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.(Psalm 5:3 NIV) Heart Conditions Wednesdays are always special while writing, always heart tugs. King David teaches many lessons concerning heart conditions. As he presented his request to the Lord, he waited in expectation. Then his thoughts went into writing God’s Truth concerning situations: (Psalm 5:4-6) God does not take pleasure in evil. With God, the wicked cannot dwell. The arrogant cannot stand in God’s presence. He hates all who does wrong. Those who tell lies will be destroyed. […]
Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not put out the Spirit’s fire, do not treat prophecies with contempt. Test everything. Hold on to what is good. Avoid every kind of evil. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-22 NIV) Motivating Monday! Why is God’s will for us to be joyful always, praying continually, and giving thanks in all circumstances? In one simple sentence, is a recipe for life abundant. When life gives lemons, make lemonade. With endless rain- becoming exhausting for many- cattle ranchers in various parts have better […]
His master replied, “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” (Matthew 25:21 NIV) Greater Things The Parable of the Talents…Entrusting one’s property to their servants. Jesus was taken back to Heaven, God sent The Holy Spirit to help as we are God’s servants expected to do greater things than Jesus, building God’s Kingdom. This is a tall order, yet, clearly stated in Scripture. Strength Never our own strength, always trusting and seeking Jesus for our next steps. 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