Thursday, September 1, 2022

A New Season

 Do you feel that sometimes you are plodding along instead of enjoying the journey? I have been a bit that way lately. I have been following the path but its been not quite going how I thought it would. I am a person who loves summer. I love doing all the summer things. I am an outside girl so summer and fall are my favorite times of year as the Boise area is sunny 280 days a year and I embrace it. When the kids were younger our summers would be full of lake and river days. We also had a pool that we spent a lot of time in, along with gardening, mountain adventures, jet skiing on our favorite alpine lake, going to church camp, visiting relatives, family camping trips, and bbqs. 

Lately, being an empty nester, the path is different. Some of those things happen but I miss my kids. I may still see a bit but the days are different. I get to the end of summer and don't always feel like I had my fun. Which is okay. It is a new season. I have been embracing my ministry. Even that is tough in the summer. Don't get me wrong, I am so very fortunate to have a great yard and garden, wonderful church family, awesome husband and kind friends. I am also absolutely amazed that at this stage of life I have had three books and a workbook published in 6 years. I mean...who knew? I would never have guessed that would be where my path would take me. 

I look towards fall now that summer is wrapping up and see a very full time. A new grand baby coming soon. A trip or two. A couple conferences and my workbook comes out October 4! It covers the first 15 episodes of my video series. And a few churches are going to use it for their women's Bible study. You can always contact my team if your Bible study would like to use it as well. We love to hear from you all.

Book sales can be slow in the summer which is always hard but they pick up in fall. SO I know God has me on this path and sometimes we do just need to follow along, be obedient to what God has for us and see where it takes us. As I have looked forward I know that I want to continue to share the gospel with as many as possible and to encourage others to purposely share their faith. That is my goal. And if the path swerves to the side, its ok. My favorite verses that I most likely have shared before are from Psalm 37:23-24, "The steps of a man are established by the LORD, and He delights in his way. When he falls, he will not be hurled down, because the LORD is the one who holds his hand."

I hope you are looking forward to this fall and all it has for you. Live your life loving God and serving Him no matter the path. 

Lord Bless, Nicki





Sunday, August 21, 2022

You Shall Serve HIm

 Deuteronomy 13:4, "You shall walk after the Lord your God and fear Him and keep His commandments and obey His voice, and you shall serve Him and hold fast to Him."

SERVING increases our faith. It shows us how things grow as we nurture them. And He walks beside us as we do. So it gives us that closeness as He is next to us. I think it also helps with our cheerful countenance. 

Colossians 3:17, " And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him,"

2 Chronicles 15:58, "Therefore, my beloved brethren be you steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord."

In Colossians, Paul is wanting us to be imitators of those who are wholeheartedly devoted to Christ. If we are burdened for others to know Christ then our joyful service will show them we love God. 

So dear one, don't half heartedly serve Him but be joyful and willing to show others how much you love God. That's not easy to always do. I totally get it. But try. Have a sweet prayer time before you serve and pray to have a good attitude. Because He has gifted us in different ways so we fit together like a puzzle and what happens when a piece is missing? It is frustrating and we look and look for it. 

I also think about our pastors and wives and how much they minister to everyone and they need help!

I am so very thankful for their leadership. Be willing my friends. 





Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Be gracious to me and hear my prayer


     Do you ever just feel pulled under? Sad? Discouraged? Some people are always happy. I know some of this has to do with our personality types. And through the years the descriptions have gotten far more complicated than when the first personality tests came out. Generally on the surface people have thought I am a bubbly, sanguine person. Then they get to know me and find me rather "complicated". I am about 30% sanguine, happy, cheerful and 70% melancholy. Yup its true. Introspective, overthinking. Now before you thoughtful people out there think I am being critical,I am not. I KNOW God created us all the way we are for a reason. AND I KNOW there are good parts to all personalities but the flip side is that if we let the bad part overcome the good...well you know. 

    SO when I feel myself being pulled under by something I pray about it and read my Bible and it seems to pull me back out because I know God gives us that inner joy and He wants us to show God's love to others. Today I came across Psalm 4. I will share  some of it with you. 

    "Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness!YOU have relieved me in my distress; Be gracious to me and hear my prayer ...The Lord hears when I call to Him. ..Meditate in your heart upon your bed and be still. Offer the sacrifices of righteousness and TRUST IN THE LORD...You have put gladness in my heart...In peace I will both lie down and sleep, For you alone, O Lord makes me to dwell in safety."

    This Psalm of David reflects what just happened in Psalm 3.  David's rebellious son Absalom has forced David to flee for his life. David begins by praying for grace. David warns against letting one's emotions drag them down. But by the end of the Psalm he praises God for His encouragement. He thanks the Lord. Joy is not always happiness but an underlying sense of reassurance knowing God is in control.

    So as I was feeling overwhelmed today, I had to turn off the negative and praise Him for the positive. All glory to God and praise. So very thankful I have Him to comfort me and lead me along my path. I hope you too dear reader have that inner joy that only God provides. 

Friday, August 5, 2022

Remaining Faithful


     Did you know that the Hebrew word for faithful means firm, steady, truth? And the Greek word in the New Testament is translated believing, sure, true? And this can mean both God being faithful to us or us being faithful to Him.

    Deuteronomy 32:4 says, "He is the Rock, His works are perfect, and all His ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is He. 

    Psalm 33:4, "For the word of the Lord is right and true; He is faithful in all  He does." 

    I don't know about you but I claim these truths. Every word God speaks is truth. And He is faithful to protect us and the lives of our loved ones. He is my shield. 

    Psalm 40:11, " Do not withhold your mercy from me, Lord; may Your love and faithfulness always protect me. " 

    He has everything planned out even when we doubt.

    Isaiah 25:1, "Lord, you are my God; I will exalt You and praise Your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago." 

   God's word stands firmly planted. It never changes.

    Titus 1:9, "He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it." 


    When we go through hardship, do we remain faithful? Do we doubt? I know I have done that. Well He continues to love us no matter what we have done and listens to our prayers. We can share our heart with Him. 

    Some days we just need to put one foot in front of the other and remain true and steadfast. Holding dear the truths promised. Think of Sarah and Abraham waiting for years, into old age, for a child. But God promised and they waited, they doubted at times BUT God was faithful and blessed them abundantly. 

    Remain faithful dear friend. Wait patiently for His answer. Don't panic because He has it covered, do not fret. Pray to Him and tell Him your concerns and then leave it there. 

    Lord bless, Nicki

    




Tuesday, July 26, 2022

I Know My Redeemer LIves

     Do you read the book of Job? You may think that it is depressing but I find it encouraging. Why? Because Job is a man who loses everything. His family, friends and all his possessions YET he does not fail in his faithfulness to God.  Late in the book he does get a little full of himself because he is beginning to think, wow, I have not faltered. But then God puts him in his place and then in chapter 40 verses 3-5 he says, "Then Job answered the Lord and said, 'Behold, I am insignificant; What can I reply to Thee? I lay my hand on my mouth. Once I have spoken, and I will not answer; even twice, and I will add no more."

    So, Job basically is like, "What in the world am I saying to the mighty God of all?" I better stop that thinking immediately!

    When I was in college, at a Christian college, I was surrounded by many kids who had grown up in a loving Christian home. I was a newer believer and my mom, sister and I had just gotten saved a few years before and things were rough at home. Sometimes I was so depressed at college. I was a broken person, I felt unworthy and unloved. BUT all these kids who knew their Bible would share verses with me. It was a blessing in so many ways and kept me afloat. I was drowning you see. I would withdraw and not talk to people or sometimes I would just stand under a rain gutter and let the water pour over me hoping it would somehow take away my pain. One verse that was shared with me many times was from Job. 23:10-12, "But He knows the way I take; when He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold. My foot has held fast to His path; I have kept His way and not turned aside. I have not departed from the command of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food."

    That is an amazing promise. I clung to it for years and it always pops in my mind. And today I want to share Job 19:25-27 with you. This was shared in my Sunday school class this week. I circled it and wanted to share with you. "And as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last He will take His stand on the earth. Even after my skin is destroyed, Yet from my flesh I will see God."

    We have been studying about Heaven. EVERYTHING about it. Have you ever done that? It is helpful to keep your focus on eternity. I know my Redeemer lives.  I pray you do too. Then you can see Him too, dear friend. 

Romans 10:9, "That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved;"

    






Tuesday, July 12, 2022

My New Jam

    It has been a little over a year since I last posted. LOTS has happened and I will now start regularly posting again. I really enjoyed it and have missed it. SO let me update. I had a new book published in the past year, did a 45 week video series that I am now finishing in the next couple months and I will have a workbook  that is now in print that one can use along with the videos. I am also currently working on submitting a movie project to a screenplay writer. The videos are on a separate FB page Live Boldly that you can join and watch or just follow the encouraging posts that follow along with that week's theme. You may also go to our YouTube channel under Nicki Corinne White. I would love to have you subscribe and follow along. 

    The emphasis in my new projects is to encourage believers to live with boldness. Living each day with purpose. Romans 1:16 says, "for I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes." We are to purposefully share our faith with those around us. Not being concerned about what someone may think but we know God gives us the strength and He will give us the opportunity. Pray about it. He will help you. 

    2 Timothy 1:7, "For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power, love and discipline."

   I got to thinking lately, "Why am I in this ministry?" What is my goal?" Whenever I get discouraged and think I am not reaching many or there is some other difficulty I go back to these questions and know the answer. It is always the same. My BIGGEST desire is:

        - To share the Gospel of Christ with as many people as possible. 

        - To encourage fellow believers to share their faith and strengthen them in their walk.

        - To follow what God has directed me to do. 

    That's all I want. To follow Jesus and share Him with others. The title of this is My New Jam, not because you need to know about all the things keeping me busy but because I know that YOU too can live your life with passion and have that sense of urgency to lead a lost and dying world to Christ. My new jam is to never be fearful of sharing my faith but unabashedly share with whomever will listen. 

    Do you have relatives and friends who don't know Christ as their Savior? Where are your loved ones spending eternity? It is a very long time. Please follow my blog and hopefully you will find ways to live your faith out loud. 

    Lord bless dear ones. Nicki








Friday, May 6, 2022

UPDATES TO THE MINISTRY

 Hello friends and followers,

I'm sorry the blog has fallen by the wayside lately. There is a lot going on with my ministry expanding and my team is very busy with these new changes. 

Over the last few years, what originally started as writing one book has turned into three books, a blog, speaking engagements, a video series, a workbook to go with the video series and a compassion ministry. I am amazing at times with what God has done by me simply sharing my story. It's humbling and overwhelming.

All this being said, for right now the video series has taken the place of the blog. I wanted to share to make sure you all knew how to follow the video series if you would like to watch. Each new video is released Tuesday at 5:00pm MST. You can watch by joining my Facebook group, "LIVE BOLDLY" or by subscribing to my YouTube channel "Nicki Corinne White". I would love to have you all watch and share feedback.

Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/356149749641688

YouTube Link:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaBhOM9D7azX2REDRrDayMQ

As always my prayers for all of you is first and foremost in my mind and my top priority. Love you all my friends and followers.

God Bless!






A New Season

 Do you feel that sometimes you are plodding along instead of enjoying the journey? I have been a bit that way lately. I have been following...