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Where Does Your Trust Lie? – by Paula Bibbs
23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
24Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
As I thought on this scripture, I realized it is not the fact that you and I can speak to the mountain that it is removed, nor is it in our own power that the mountain will be removed. The Lord spoke to me and informed me that the reason the mountain is removed is because of my faith in the power and knowledge of who God is. Meaning, because I believe God can do all things, because I believe that God is all-powerful (omnipotent), because I believe there is nothing too hard for God, and because I believe that God is a god of truth, when I speak to the mountain and tell it to move, God is faithful to His word, so the mountain must obey. It’s not my word the mountain obeys, but God’s power! Read the full post »
This post was written by Paula Bibbs-Samuels | June 1, 2015
EDITORIAL: “Everything In Time” Walk into Your Season!
Ecclesiastes 3 tells us that there is a time for everything. However, it seems we have been stuck in one time, “a time to die”. We have experienced death on so many levels that metaphorically speaking, when I look out, all I see is brown grass, dirt, and weeds. People are dying, dreams are dying, hopes are diminished, and futures are desolate. Much of the country is in a drought naturally, and it seems spiritually many are experiencing a drought as well. Read the full post »
This post was written by Paula Bibbs-Samuels | September 5, 2014
DEVOTIONAL: Where Will He Reside? Get Your House in Order
As I sit here in front of my computer, a thought came to me: I don’t think many of us, me included, really understand the sacrifice that Christ had to endure for our lives. I say this because if we did, we would not, could not, do some of the things we do. These questions enter my mind, “how much will you pay for your life? How badly do you want to live? What is your life worth to you?” Knowing that some people feel worthless and may not value their lives as high as Christ does, I thought about my mom, and how much would I have given to have her here with me again. Then, I thought about, if given the opportunity, would I have exchanged my life for hers. I would. Read the full post »
This post was written by Paula Bibbs-Samuels | December 4, 2013
The Truth About Surrendering
Most times when we think of surrendering, it is viewed as a bad thing, a bitter taste in your mouth. However, when we consider surrendering in the eyes of God, our view should be changed. Read the full post »
This post was written by Paula Bibbs-Samuels | October 30, 2013
“Take No Thought” – A Spiritual Outlook During the U.S. Government Shutdown
Matthew 6:25, 33
25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Read the full post »
This post was written by Paula Bibbs-Samuels | October 3, 2013
EDITORIAL: “A Heart That Forgives” By: Paula Bibbs
Having a heart that forgives is not as easy as it seems. This is not a heart that holds offense, but one that readily releases someone for hurting you. Read the full post »
This post was written by Paula Bibbs-Samuels | September 17, 2013
EDITORIAL: If you seek the Lord, you will find Him – Never Too Late to Turn Back
Let us be moved with compassion to turn towards the Lord of Lords realizing that His desire is not to hold our faults, mistakes, downfalls, and sins over our heads. He is the Lord who forgives all who will repent. He is the Lord that loves us unconditionally, regardless of our past, our mistakes, our hang-ups, and our mess-ups. Read the full post »
This post was written by Paula Bibbs-Samuels | September 13, 2013
EDITORIAL: “He Wants It All” – By: Paula Bibbs
As I was listening to a song by Forever Jones, “He Wants It All”, I was reminded of a conversation I had with someone. I was asked to do something and I avoided the assignment siting many reasons for my resistance. In the end, I indicated I would think about it and how to go about doing what was asked of me. Read the full post »
This post was written by Paula Bibbs-Samuels | August 19, 2013
Why we should fear the Lord – By: Paula Bibbs
Psalm 115:11 ~ Ye that fear the Lord, trust in the Lord; he is their help and their shield.
When I first read this scripture I wanted to focus on who the Lord is to us in our lives. However, as I continued to read and reread this scripture, I was convicted, because I realized how little I actually feared, reverenced and acknowledged the power of the Lord. Read the full post »
This post was written by Paula Bibbs-Samuels | May 30, 2013
From Prodigal to Promise By: Paula Bibbs
As I listened to the song “Now Behold the Lamb” I was reminded of the continued love and grace of our Father, God.
Many know of the biblical account of the prodigal son in Luke 15:11-32. Here, the youngest son asked the father to divide the inheritance early. This son wanted what he considered his due before the father passed away. Normally, an inheritance is not divvied out until after the owner of the estate is deceased. However, this son desired his share while the father was still alive. I can’t imagine what the father thought of this son asking for something he had not worked for, had not saved for, and had not contributed to, but I can assure you that the custom was not to “pay out” early. The father divided the estate between the two sons. Read the full post »
This post was written by Paula Bibbs-Samuels | December 7, 2012