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Author Archives: Paula Bibbs-Samuels
Wake Up and Agree!
I know there is a lot of spiritual unrest. There are people who are disgruntled with the state of the world, especially the United States. Christians are angry and possessing righteous indignation. Others are afraid and fearful of what is to happen next. From the natural, things look dire and there seems to be no end to the sufferings, the deaths, or the injustice. Continue reading
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! Continue reading
EDITORIAL: “Leaving the Chain Behind”
Last night as I lay in bed with my husband, there was a “scene” that began to play in my mind. This is nothing unusual because I experience this often. This scene involved my husband causing me emotional, mental, and physical pain, and the end of the scene involved a rape. Again, nothing unusual for me. However, at the part where my husband was raping me, I realized this is not something I wanted to continue doing. So, I prayed, “Lord, rewrite the script”. Immediately upon saying those words, I heard myself praying, “Lord, remove the imprint from my brain”. This is when I realized that my past experiences were continuing to live within my brain, my memory. I continued to play the events of my life over and over again, nightly. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
“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? Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading