by Latricia C. Bailey
“Whatever state I find, myself in, I’ve learned how to be secure knowing that God will supply all my needs and will work things out for my good. It will get better . . . God is in control.”
This is the song that keeps playing in my spirit and reminds me of God’s Word in Philippians 4:11 that talks about being content in whatever state I find myself in because God is always in control. The song is in my spirit because we sang it in church during the Installation/Consecration Service earlier this year. It was a great worship service, and the new Chair of the Prince Georges Baptist Association is off the chain for God! He preached from Psalms 119:133, which tells about the Lord directing or ordering our steps in His Word, and to let no iniquity have dominion over us. God is the one who orders our steps, and we need to have ordered steps in Christ, not be like “Chicken Little”, being scared at every little whim or falling apart every time something happens.
The song, Better, also reminds me of being better and content even when my “state” is as an offender. It is easy to be the one who was offended by someone else, but what happens when you are the one who offended someone else? How do you remain content in this state? It is an embarrassing, frustrating, isolated, and lonely place to be in. Sometimes it feels stifling. People can take the position of feeling guilty about offending someone or others, or they can take the position of dismissing it as something the victim should just get over. Another position is to stay neutral and do nothing. Well, the Word of God tells us Continue reading
By Harriett V. Bennett (wordZwoman)
If you ever find yourself stranded along Life’s Highway, there is a type of GPS (called the Holy Spirit) that you have that is implanted once you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Good News: No invasive procedure needed. Just speak Romans 10:9 (NLT): “If you declare with your mouth Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” In this new birth, it can get you back on the road from Dreams to Destiny. Follow your “heart,” and look for these street signs…
…When Questions seem to be the only thing crowding your mind,
Look for: Find The Answers AVENUE Continue reading
by Sharman Monroe
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.
2 Corinthians 4:17 (NKJV)
I was having lunch with a friend and we were talking about when we have a problem, we believe God has already worked it out, but waiting for the resolution to show up can be hard. We want the resolution right now. Then my friend quoted the above scripture. I nodded in agreement. When I got home I decided to delve into the verse, to go to the bottom of pool so to speak, to really understand what God is teaching us.
The words “light affliction” caught my attention because they seem to be in opposition of each other so I pulled out my concordance to examine the scriptural meaning of them. The word “light” comes from the Greek word elaphros which means “easy, light”. The word “affliction” comes from the Greek word thlipsis which means “pressure; anguish; trouble”. Okay. . . an easy pressure. I get that, but an easy anguish, an easy trouble? How can this be? Continue reading
by Harriett V. Bennett
Why is it often so tempting to consider dabbling in past behaviors that can only produce the same dissatisfying, present-day results? Well, here is my 5 cents therapy tidbit: you never completed the process between beginning the “cleansing” to finally realize undeniable “closure”. Consider these five things in your “cleansing process: Continue reading