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and serve him day and night in his Temple. And he who sits on the throne will give them shelter.
They will never again be hungry or thirsty; they will never be scorched by the heat of the sun.
For the Lamb on the throne will be their Shepherd. He will lead them to springs of life-giving water.
And God will wipe every tear from their eyes.”
Thursday, December 12, 2013
For you created all things, and they exist because you created what you pleased.” Rev. 4:11
to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength
and honor and glory and blessing.” And then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea. They sang: “Blessing and honor and glory and power
belong to the one sitting on the throne and to the Lamb forever and ever.” Rev. 5:12-13
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
In our weakness God is there and he fills the cracks of our broken vessel.
The flaws of our lives are filled with His superglue Grace and He replaces our dark sin nature with His light. He uses the meek, weak, and the broken as an example to show the world He loves even them and He loves you too. I have many struggles but I'm not alone and I'm not a failure I am a testimony of an overcoming, undefeated, beautiful Child of God and so are you.
I ask you to ask God for His purpose for your life today and start listening to His voice and reading His word everyday and your life will be a blessing to your family, your children, and you will know how rich you are because you have Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and you can be a blessing by reaching out in love to someone today and meeting their needs rather it be a conversation, knowing that someone cares, a phone call or a visit these are gifts that money can not buy and true blessings. Jesus visited with the sinner and spent time with people we might consider unpleasant but He had such a deep love for them.
Help us Lord have that love like Jesus did to comfort the lost and the broken. Amen
Be Encouraged! Jesus Loves You!! Kim Fincher
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Sunday, December 8, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.
4 God blesses those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
5 God blesses those who are humble,
for they will inherit the whole earth.
6 God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice,[b]
for they will be satisfied.
7 God blesses those who are merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
8 God blesses those whose hearts are pure,
for they will see God.
9 God blesses those who work for peace,
for they will be called the children of God.
10 God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right,
for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.
Suggested Reading: Matthew 5:3-12
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Take from my #hero and His example #Jesus #Christ: "While Jesus was here on earth, he offered prayers and pleadings with a loud cry and tears, to the one who could rescue him from death. And God heard his prayers because of his deep reverence for God. Even though Jesus was God's Son, he learned obedience from the things he suffered. In this way, God qualified him as a perfect High Priest, and he became the source of eternal salvation for all those who obey him." Hebrews 5:7-9
So, whatever you are suffering rather it be physical, mental, or spiritual bow down with great reverence to God in prayer and praise, get your priorities straight and He can offer you peace and rest like nothing in the world. #Praise #God! Be Encouraged Friends in Christ's Love.
Monday, September 16, 2013
He can use the broken in heart and body and spirit and heart. That's God and that's what He does He chooses the weak to make foolish the strong. The meek to humble the proud. Real Christianity is not reflected in a healthy way on Christian network tv or even radio broadcasts it's reflected one-on-one between You and Him. Once you have accepted Christ as your Savior and allow Him to heal your heart and make you into His image then He can use you to serve His Kingdom. Not use as in the worldly sense of take advantage of but use as in give a better purpose for life a purpose worth living for, and worth dying for. A purpose with a testimony that can be used to encourage, teach, and give people hope. God uses the broken to reach the broken, He uses the weak to reach those who are weak without purpose, living in the darkness of a purposeless life. Only Christ can save, heal, and speak life into the darkness and bring light to the hearts of His people. It take Christ, it take salvation, it takes the Holy Spirit baptism, and daily seeking His word, His voice, and His spirit.
Friday, September 13, 2013
Let all that I am praise the Lord;
with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.
2 Let all that I am praise the Lord;
may I never forget the good things he does for me.
3 He forgives all my sins
and heals all my diseases.
4 He redeems me from death
and crowns me with love and tender mercies.
5 He fills my life with good things.
My youth is renewed like the eagle’s!
and justice to all who are treated unfairly.
and his deeds to the people of Israel.
8 The Lord is compassionate and merciful,
slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.
9 He will not constantly accuse us,
nor remain angry forever.
10 He does not punish us for all our sins;
he does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve.
11 For his unfailing love toward those who fear him
is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth.
12 He has removed our sins as far from us
as the east is from the west.
13 The Lord is like a father to his children,
tender and compassionate to those who fear him.
14 For he knows how weak we are;
he remembers we are only dust.
15 Our days on earth are like grass;
like wildflowers, we bloom and die.
16 The wind blows, and we are gone—
as though we had never been here.
17 But the love of the Lord remains forever
with those who fear him.
His salvation extends to the children’s children
18 of those who are faithful to his covenant,
of those who obey his commandments!
from there he rules over everything.
you mighty ones who carry out his plans,
listening for each of his commands.
21 Yes, praise the Lord, you armies of angels
who serve him and do his will!
22 Praise the Lord, everything he has created,
everything in all his kingdom.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
so that a people yet unborn may praise the Lord:
19 that he looked down from his holy height,
from heaven the Lord looked at the earth,
20 to hear the groans of the prisoners,
to set free those who were doomed to die;
21 so that the name of the Lord may be declared in Zion,
and his praise in Jerusalem,
22 when peoples gather together, and kingdoms, to worship the Lord." Psalm 102:18-22
In our weaknesses we may be vulnerable and hurt enough to make choices that we will later regret. These choices are usually to get revenge on the one who caused us pain and hurt rather it be a relative, a spouse, or a boyfriend/girlfriend, or a best-friend. They may have screwed up and their mess up hurt you, so you not thinking straight do the same to them. It's a viscous cycle that is hard to break on our own strength or by will power alone. We need a super-power, a supernatural strength to break the cycle of sin and that power is available to those who will turn to Jesus. I was the prisoner doomed for death so I know that Jesus heals, Jesus saves, and the Lord God, my Father in Heaven hears our cries, our pains, and our struggles He not only cares but He is available for one-on-one therapy sessions, for counseling, and to be that best-friend, or parent that a lot of us need or never had to give us good advice and wise counsel. Look to Him and He will protect you from wrong paths, lead you success that is not measured in dollars but in the heart and soul. He amazes me how He loves me and helps me and how nothing is too big or too small for Him. The Lord is there and He cares give Him a call today!
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
The Jewish leaders did not know where Jesus came from. The blind man's astonishment was understandable-- a healing like this was unprecedented. Jesus' works confirmed his origin as from God. Once his true identity was known, belief and discipleship should have followed, but the Jewish leaders were willfully blind. sub notes from the NLT study bible pg. 1790
Many people today are willfully blind to Jesus' amazing love and power. Are you stuck in the rituals of religion and have forgotten the reason for the religion? I pray that you will open your heart to the Holy Spirit today and be healed of your spiritual blindness. Do not rely on your own understanding but in all things pray and seek God's plans for your life. Take your ideals, dreams, and plans to God in prayer and ask for His understand, His heart, and His dreams for you. You will be amazed at how much God cares and loves you if you will just talk to him and remember Him each day as you make choices. When you put Him in the driver seat your life will have a new meaning, purpose, and enjoyment.
God Bless You in Christ's love, Kim Fincher
Friday, September 6, 2013
Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.
2 Let us come to him with thanksgiving.
Let us sing psalms of praise to him.
3 For the Lord is a great God,
a great King above all gods.
4 He holds in his hands the depths of the earth
and the mightiest mountains.
5 The sea belongs to him, for he made it.
His hands formed the dry land, too.
Let us kneel before the Lord our maker,
7 for he is our God.
We are the people he watches over,
the flock under his care.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
"The heart represents the center of emotions, thinking, and reasoning from O.T. The heart is crucial in the battle between wisdom and foolishness, between righteousness and evil." from the NLT Study Bible pg. 1023
"A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart." Luke 6:45
"God Blesses those whose hearts are pure, for they will see God." Matthew 5:8
Today there's a generation, "for the heart of these people are hardened, and their ears cannot hear, and they have close their eyes-- so their eyes cannot see, and their ears cannot hear, and their hearts cannot understand, and they cannot turn to me and let me heal them." Matthew 13:15
Let us instead be the ones who: "Thank God! Once you were slaves of sin, but now you wholeheartedly obey this teaching we have given you."
Lord I pray for a whole heart devoted to you today. In Jesus' name. Amen
Blessings in Christ,
Sunday, September 1, 2013
As far as clothing is concerned, my husband gave a great summary this morning on why he doesn't dress up for church any more; he said you shouldn't have to dress to impress others to like you, that they should like you for who you are and if that's pants and a t-shirt, or a suit just be yourself. He is a pants and casual shirt guy so that's what he's most comfortable in. I myself am the same and thought that it's good to wear a dress and uncomfortable shoes to church because it makes you feel good; but really nah, I changed my mind this morning too, and I felt much more comfortable to come as I am to church. We go to thank God, praise Him, and worship Him and to encourage our brothers and sisters in Christ. That's are agenda so clothing isn't an issue and the only issue I have is girls dressing very revealing and disrespectfully where you can see their whole body through their tight fitting clothes; this is unfortunate still happening today but I just try not to look at them and keep my eyes on the Lord and the Word that's brought by the preacher.
If you are looking for a perfect church then you will always be searching and never find one because God is the only one who is perfect; we are just imperfect people saved by His perfect grace coming together; so every chance you get, smile and show some love for all your neighbors rather they go to your church, the church down the street, or no church the message Jesus gives us is simple: to love your God and love your neighbor; without love their is no church.
Have a restful evening!
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Saturday, August 31, 2013
"A wife of noble character is her husband's crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones."
New Living Translation
"A worthy wife is a crown for her husband, but a disgraceful woman is like cancer in his bones."
On the 31st of each month I try to read the infamous Proverbs 31: 10-31. It gives me encouragement, instructions, and quiet a challenge to live with such character, moral integrity, and grace. I will just share the last seven verses but highly encourage you woman and men to read from verse 10. Men should pray these qualities for their wife and woman should seek to be a woman like this which is pleasing unto the Lord, her husband, and children. Have a blessed weekend!
"She is clothed with strength and dignity,
and she laughs without fear of the future.
26 When she speaks, her words are wise,
and she gives instructions with kindness.
27 She carefully watches everything in her household
and suffers nothing from laziness.
Her husband praises her:
29 “There are many virtuous and capable women in the world,
but you surpass them all!”
but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.
31 Reward her for all she has done. Let her deeds publicly declare her praise." Proverbs 31:25-31
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Friday, August 30, 2013
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Thursday, August 29, 2013
"And I have been a constant example of how you can help those in need by working hard. You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’" Acts 20:35
Are you a person who is always in need? Do you usually pray for something from God and ask others for something that you are in need of when they ask you how you are doing? Many people in the U.S. are living pay check to pay check and many more are relying on government funds such as medicare to provide a free hospital bed and services during pregnancy, W.I.C. (woman, infants, children) to provide formula, baby foods, and milk, Food Stamps or Lone Star for monthly food allowance. But, the big problem with this is our government is bankrupt in deficit and yet we still ask for more, more and woman have babies knowing the only way they will be able to provide for them is through the above government "handicaps" programs. That's what it does handicaps people into believing that these things are good. But, I'd like us to reflect on what God's Word says and there are many, many more scriptural references to it's better to give than to take a loan and a loan makes you slave and servant to the giver. Relying on others for our desires, needs, and wants is not the way to go. We are to rely on the Lord God Almighty. He tells us that He will provide for all our needs, if we will put our trust in Him, if we are seeking His word daily, praying to Him from our heart daily, and expecting our prayers to be heard and answered then we will live in a way that the world doesn't understand or know.
As a Christian family personally, my husband has a ft. job that provides for all our needs. We give God's portion first in tithe and offering. Never test God on this. As His people it's clearly written in the Bible the first portion of all our earnings 10% goes to the store house of the believers or church. This is so important. God does bless our cheerful giving. Our attitude of giving is also very important. I am not doing all the biblical research for you on these because I want you to have a thirst for His living water and start research into what I'm saying and you will discover truth, wisdom, and a good counsel from His Word that will enrich your everyday life and I pray that each of you reading this will be a generous and cheerful giver. In Jesus' name. Amen.
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
This is what the Lord spoke into my heart as I was praying for a friend's situation and it led me to the Philippians 4:11
"Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have."
This whole chapter has such great advice and wisdom as to what we should be doing when we hit a rock in the road of our plans and when something isn't going quiet as we planned it. In the NLT Study Bible it is entitled Words of Encouragement and rightly so. From the first verse Paul starts by saying: "stay true to the Lord." In verse 4: "Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again-rejoice! 5. Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon." What a powerful reminder of the times we are living in and where we should be at all times- full of joy, rejoicing in the Lord; ready for His return.
Verse 8: We are to fix our thoughts on whatever is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, and admirable. Thinking about those things which are excellent and praiseworthy. Goodness, what a difference our daily thought lives and emotional states would be if we actually did this. To be at this place would take daily devotion and prayer time and it would take putting God first. I know that this whole chapter is worth reading through several time and as I read it in regards to my friends situation it certainly ministered to me too. So I encourage you to take a break this evening before you go to sleep and read Philippians 4 for it's Words of Encouragement.
Monday, August 26, 2013
Once you read verses 7-10 you can get a clearer understanding of verse 9. Paul pleaded with God to remove an infirmity/ a weakness from him. Just as Jesus did, right before his time had come to be persecuted on the cross. So, you can say there was pain and struggle involved from the flesh. It could have been a physical problem or a struggle with a sin or temptation that bothered him.
As God speaks words of comfort, love and encouragement it leaves Paul stronger; even in his weakness. He now says he's going to boast in the Lord, having confidence in the words God had just spoken to him; that His grace is sufficient and He is strong enough for us in our weakness. We can lean on God just as Paul did and He will hold us up and cover us with His great love and grace. We can continue living for Jesus through the sickness, pain, when people discourage us, make fun of our faith, disrespect us, use us, and when we are struggling with depression, sadness, loneliness, disappointment at ourselves and others; whatever our "thorn in the flesh" Jesus is the answer and God is strong enough, His grace is sufficient for you, His strength is made perfect in weakness.
So, choose today to get up and rejoice in the Lord. Pray to Him intimately. Seek His word. Study it and store it in your heart and so wherever you go God will be with you and He will be your strength.
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