by Latricia Bailey
Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:3-6 (NIV)
The beginning of a new year often brings about resolutions and promises to do things better than the previous year. Have you tried to make a commitment to do better and live better, but struggled with following through? Did you promise to lose weight, or save money, or have better relationships? Maybe you said you would go to church more or throw out some things in your home. Or did you decide to stop some bad habits like smoking? Perhaps you finally have decided to change your “stinkin’ thinkin’” and develop a better mindset. Whatever the case may be, have you often wondered about how God is truly the key? Why do I say that? Continue reading
by Sharman J. Monroe
It’s the first day of a new year . . . a year we have never seen before and will never see again. Praise God for bringing us safely into 2019!
There is no better way to ring in a new year than with the Word of God. Since January has thirty-one days and the Book of Proverbs has thirty-one chapters, everything is ripe for a Proverbs Challenge!
During the month of January, AWIC hereby challenges you to read one chapter of Proverbs everyday. You can read in the morning or afternoon or evening. We don’t care when — just read one chapter. And after you read, come back to the AWIC blog for the day (see below) and post any revelations that came to you. 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