Desires of Your Heart

By Kerry Skinner / December 17, 2019 /

And you have done worse than your fathers, for behold, each one follows the dictates of his own evil heart, so that no one listens to Me. Jeremiah 16:12 Focus on Christ Though we can do what we want, our ways are not hidden from the Lord! What does it mean to follow the dictates…

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Shaped by the Potter

By Kerry Skinner / December 9, 2019 /

And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make.  Jeremiah 18:4 Focus on Christ Can you be still long enough for God to shape you? Do you believe God has a…

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Standing In God’s Counsel

By Kerry Skinner / November 25, 2019 /

Burning Thought #2 Focus on Christ But if they had stood in My counsel, and had caused My people to hear My words, then they would have turned them from their evil way and from the evil of their doings.  Jeremiah 23:22 Can you imagine standing in God’s counseling room and having God as your…

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My Word is Like a Fire

By Kerry Skinner / November 22, 2019 /

Burning Thought #1 But His word was in my heart like a burning fire shut up in my bones; I was weary of holding it back, and I could not. Jeremiah 20:9 God told Jeremiah that His Word was like a fire. Fire was used to heat up a rock in order to release its…

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Salvation from Fire!

By Kerry Skinner / November 12, 2019 /

As I wake up I hear my mom screaming and think to myself, “Why is my mom screaming?” I know I must get up and check on her. As I round the corner of the hall, I cannot believe what I am seeing. Flames–large engulfing flames–are taking residence in my living room. The living room…

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What Is My Problem?

By Kerry Skinner / August 26, 2019 /

“What is my problem? Why can’t I change to be better? I need help! If I could just find out what the issue is, then I would know what to do to get better!” Ever had these questions and thoughts? All of us need a refresher on this subject. In fact, this article is essential reading…

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What is My Problem?

By Kerry Skinner / July 22, 2019 /

What is my problem? I hear this question asked over and over by sincere people looking for solutions to difficulties in life. Most often the issue is about overcoming anxiety, stress, and frustration. Let’s first set the context by considering this passage from Proverbs: Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord…

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God’s Promises Bring Hope!

By Kerry Skinner / July 1, 2019 /

 God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? Behold, I have received a command to bless; He [GOD] has blessed, and I cannot reverse it. (Numbers 23:19-20)…

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Controlled by Christ

By Kerry Skinner / June 10, 2019 /

How is a person controlled by Christ? It really is rather simple, but not easy as a human being. Exalting Christ in your life means to surrender yourself to the ways of God. Many though, hinder the Spirit of Christ within by relying on self instead of relying on Christ. It is so easy to get out…

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Openness or Honesty, Are They The Same?

By Kerry Skinner / May 6, 2019 /

The Best Policy Openness or honesty, which is the best! That may be determined by the situation and the timing of the information. Openness is not necessarily the same as honesty. Others believe that honesty is the best policy, but I think God would rather us be honest, not because it is the best policy,…

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