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

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