“Give us today our daily bread.” (Matt 6:11) Just this one day, give me what I need for this one day. It’s a simple prayer about the daily things we need. Early theologians thought Christ surely meant this in the allegorical sense -as in “give us communion with You” and while we certainly need this,Continue reading “Peanut butter & jelly and a pink jacket.”
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God can bring good in ways you’ve never even considered.
“Your kingdom come. Your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven”. (Matt 6:10) And with those words, my prayers seem quite lacking. For so often, I’ve prayed for my will to be done without giving enough thought to if what I’m asking for is His will. Honestly, I’ve spent way too muchContinue reading “God can bring good in ways you’ve never even considered.”
Fearful? Not fearful? What’s the difference?
It has to be strange, curious, and honestly, a little absurd, for those who do not fear the Lord, to watch those who do, deal with hard things. What those, who do not fear the Lord, or perhaps have only dabbled in a secular religion, do not understand, is that to fear God, more thanContinue reading “Fearful? Not fearful? What’s the difference?”
There it is again. The Mary/Martha passage. I know it.You probably know it too.I’m tempted to move right past it. Except. I know it is meant for me.Again.😳 “Kim, Kim, you are (still) worried about many things.” Still. How I wish I was more like Mary, and less like Martha, in this encounter with JesusContinue reading “Worrying?”
Don’t let what someone did to you be more than what Jesus did FOR you.
Don’t let what someone did to you be more than what Jesus did for you. We will all be sinned against. None of us will escape this life unscathed. Some will be horrifically wounded by no fault of their own. I do not like it or understand it. However, I do know there are demonicContinue reading “Don’t let what someone did to you be more than what Jesus did FOR you.”
When you feel afraid…
Three years ago today, my daughter sent me these words. The world has only gotten scarier but her words are still keep-you-going truth…. Completely and utterly afraid… Overwhelmed, tired, ready to wake up from this bad dream… That’s exactly how I feel. I have this knot in my stomach, and this fear, every time IContinue reading “When you feel afraid…”
One thing that defeats FEAR!
There are so many things in this world right now, that tempt us to fear. I’m sick of seeing the enemy rob us of peace because we are distracted, discouraged, and gripped by fear. The enemy really uses that. But here’s one thing I’ve learned that has disarmed him time and time again in myContinue reading “One thing that defeats FEAR!”
I’m Not Enough For My Kids
I’ll be sharing with young moms this morning and tonight at First Baptist Concord. I’d appreciate your prayers. As I think of that, I’ll share something God laid on my heart several years ago— I’m Not Enough For My Kids What feels like a long time ago now, a squirmy, wet, beautiful, little creature wasContinue reading “I’m Not Enough For My Kids”
Remember what He has done so you can keep walking forward.
When we remember God’s faithfulness in the past, it encourages us to walk forward in the hard things we face today. Peter reminds us in his letter that the prophets of old had spent their lives searching carefully for the salvation and that it had come through Jesus— just like God said it would. (1Continue reading “Remember what He has done so you can keep walking forward.”
You know it’s going to be okay, right?
One week from today, our country will have a very important midterm election. You know it’s going to be okay though, right? Oh, our world may get harder.Our country may continue to look very different and perhaps become even weaker on the world stage. But as I think about all this, I also remember thatContinue reading “You know it’s going to be okay, right?”
Want PEACE like a RIVER?
It’s 3am and I’m here thinking there won’t be colonoscopy prep in Heaven! Good grief, this is not fun! But this, is actually a very small problem compared to the trials many in this hard world are walking through. I’m reminded of something God laid on my heart a few years ago as I watchedContinue reading “Want PEACE like a RIVER?”
When you don’t have the perfect picture
We are a people desperate to be reminded of the hope we have. Our flesh forgets. Our souls become downcast. Our eyes forget to look beyond the here and now. We struggle to remember God can make a way when our limited imaginations can’t fathom any possible way. And we, who possess eternal hope, spiralContinue reading “When you don’t have the perfect picture”
Fear’s great lie…
Fear is a liar. But what is fear’s great lie? —That God really won’t be enough for me. But God says, “Fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand”. (Isa 41:10)Continue reading “Fear’s great lie…”
The Root Cause of Most of Our Sin Choices
First, I’d like to know what wrinkle cream the aging Sarah used! She must have had timeless beauty like Audrey Hepburn because as I continue reading in Genesis, yet another king (see Genesis 20), has taken notice of her…and here goes Abraham lying again that she is his sister! Abraham is rebuked by the worldlyContinue reading “The Root Cause of Most of Our Sin Choices”
Fear’s great lie is that God isn’t really enough.
Fear is a liar. But what is fear’s great lie? —That God really won’t be enough for me. But God says, “Fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand”. (Isa 41:10)Continue reading “Fear’s great lie is that God isn’t really enough.”
Need a little peace? Focus on this!
Has a verse ever just “jumped out” at you? Perhaps a portion, or all of it, seemed “new” in some way? Luke 12:29-31 says, “And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and yourContinue reading “Need a little peace? Focus on this!”
Have some fear to defeat?
I’m sick of seeing the enemy rob us of so many good things God has planned for us because of fear. The enemy really uses that. But here’s one thing I’ve learned that has disarmed him time and time again in my life: When I hear the enemy telling me all the bad things thatContinue reading “Have some fear to defeat?”
A BAD DREAM
The dream felt like it lasted all night. I was running, hiding, jumping up and hiding again. I was locked in a house with others. We were all hiding. We saw the evil person coming. We had no power against her. I shook with fear frantically looking for some place to hide. And the alarmContinue reading “A BAD DREAM”
Lion of Judah!
I remember as a little girl peering around my mom trying to read the colorfully decorated banners being carried down the aisle at church for the annual Christmas program—each with different names of God. Names like:“King of Kings”“Lord of Lords”“Lion of Judah” For many years, I took those names for granted. I ran from God.Continue reading “Lion of Judah!”
When I’m afraid, He helps me trust Him again.
I know, God, You love them more than I do….those whose names are heavy on my heart. I often find myself trying to say or do just the right thing in hopes they would find hope, joy, and peace in You. Oh God, that some would finally just surrender to You. In the middle ofContinue reading “When I’m afraid, He helps me trust Him again.”