“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. (Isaiah 43:18, 19 NIV) Forward Friday! We are moving forward! Can you believe it is February 1? This has been a week of basketball games with my daughter cheering. Memories flood my brain and deep in my heart of high school days. When friendships were genuine, students and parents filled the stands with roaring cheers. There is nothing like basketball in […]
Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me? (Matthew 3:13, 14 NIV) Motivating Monday! As we enter last week of January, let’s not forget words declared over our year, now needing implemented. Not everyone seeks a word to declare, yet…set goals, make resolutions, and generate hope for a more productive year. Hope is not lost, if already sidetracked from initial intentions. God’s mercies are new every morning. I love this promise from God. John, the […]
Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall. But you, O God, will bring down the wicked into the pit of corruption; bloodthirsty and deceitful men will not live out half their days. But as for me, I trust in you. (Psalm 55: 22, 23 NIV) Forward Friday! Moving forward takes clear understanding of situation at hand. The world’s motto is desperate times, desperate measures. God’s motto is come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. God promises to meet our every […]
To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?” (John 8:31-33 NIV) Motivating Monday! Most of the time, truth is never appreciated in the beginning. Although many of us, desire truth at all times. The Pharisees remained puzzled around Jesus, always challenged. I have written beside this scripture in my Bible- like […]
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against the house, yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.” (Matthew 7:24, 25 NIV) Forward Friday! Biblical Words written in red are Jesus’ own words, His teaching moments. Even through times when satan is talking with God/Jesus- scheming, and trying to deceive in order to gain power, Jesus is ready to respond. This can be a […]
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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