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Month: February, 2017

A Clear Path

by Mindy Kiker

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The phone rang. As I answered, I heard the voice of one of my mother’s best friends, a faithful intercessor who has prayed for me since I was a little girl. When she calls, everything stops. I pay close attention because, when she reaches out to me, she has a word from the Lord.

She said, “I’ll be brief, Sweetie, because I know that you’ve got five hundred things going on and those boys need you. As I was praying for you, the Lord gave me verse 36 from Psalm 18. He wants to tell you that he will enlarge the path for your feet.”

“You have enlarged my path under me, that my feet did not slip.”
Psalm 18:36 (KJ2000)

My spiritual mama went on to explain the message, encouraging me that God’s love reaches out to draw me forward on the path he has ordained. Picture a mom or dad clearing the path for a baby who is just learning to walk. Every obstacle is removed, and the excited parent crouches a short distance from the baby, arms outstretched, encouraging the youngster with love and encouragement, “You can do it. Come to Mommy.”

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Shooting Stars

by juste buzas

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Image by Sergiu Bacloiu
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There is no speech nor spoken word [from the stars]; their voice is not heard.  Yet their voice [in evidence] goes out through all the earth, their sayings to the end of the world. Psalm 19:3,4a (AMP)

I’ve always been mesmerized by God’s creation – from the enormity of the night sky to the quietness of the butterflies fluttering from flower to flower in my grandmother’s garden.  Even when I was young, I noticed everything.  Every detail and intricacy of God’s creation.  I felt close to God – I knew Him – as I climbed trees, danced barefoot in the grass or skipped rocks along the glassy surface of the river on my uncle’s farm.

One summer night I was outside alone, watching the night sky.  It was a remarkably clear night.  I stood on the back porch, looking up into the wide Missouri sky and talked to God.  Out of nowhere, a bright streak of light blazed across the horizon and disappeared; a shooting star!  Never seeing one before then, I stood there dumbfounded, speechless, over come with awe.  Love swelled up within me, and I was filled with solemn wonder at the vastness and nearness of God.  I realized, in that moment, that the God who was, and is, and always will be was real. Very real.  I began to praise Him. Read the rest of this entry »

When the Rubber Meets the Road

by Carol Nicholls

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God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.

I Corinthians 1:9

Reciting all of the Biblical truths I have learned over the years is as natural as breathing to me. I know that God loves me. I know He works all things for the good. I know a lot..at least I thought I did until this summer when my vacation turned out to be the testing ground for my beliefs. Read the rest of this entry »

The winds of faithfulness

by kerriebutterfield

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Months ago, as I was walking, praying, and confessing my fear of failing to God, he reminded me of our history together; stories of His faithful love towards myself and my family through His provision, answered prayers and healing miracles. Gratitude and joy replaced my anxiety.

Humbled by how much He had done in me, through me, and for me, I stopped right then. Closing my eyes, I lifted my face towards heaven and began thanking Him for who He is and all He had done.

Suddenly, a loud wind began to blow. Startled by the sound, I opened my eyes and looked around me. Read the rest of this entry »

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