Hidden Rivers of Life

April 21, 2017

He is the source of the living waters that flow.

Constantly within us, which renders an outside glow.

Jesus is the source of living waters.

If we trust in him, He will fill us with an ever-flowing stream of living water.

Water that nurtures and purifies our soul.

Allowing us to reach our godly goal.

A goal that is enhanced and multiplied through holy and righteous living.

Focusing not on receiving from others, but giving.

Giving our time, talents, and gifts sent from above;

To be a blessing to others and to show our love.

We must be faithful and true,

For it is only in this that our true light (Jesus within our hearts) will shine through.

We must continue to grow by studying and meditating on His Word.

Then and only then will the living waters flow.

Keep growing in the Word daily so the living waters within you will grow deeper and higher,

And your inner spiritual light will shine through brighter and brighter.

Don’t delay for time is running out.

We must remain in the flow of living waters to avoid everlasting drought.

 

©   1998 Karmen A. Booker

 

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For more inspiring and encouraging poems by Karmen A. Booker, purchase her book, “Seeking the Face of God”.

She has produced ministry resources that are designed to equip and encourage women to grow in their spiritual walk with Jesus Christ, and discover and fulfill their God-given purpose for the Advancement of the Kingdom of God.

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No Titles, No Hype, Just Jesus

April 9, 2017

Many times people pursue degrees for the sake of getting a title before their name, such as “Doctor Jones” rather than seeking God and asking Him should they pursue a Doctorate Degree or Master’s Degree or a Bachelor’s Degree.

They believe that pursuing degrees makes them valuable and enhances their self-esteem.  It may make you more valuable from the world’s perspective, but not from God’s perspective.

People are valuable to God because He made them in His image.  However, a person must believe and accept their God-given value.  Once they do this their self-esteem will automatically be enhanced and continue to grow as they grow in the knowledge and understanding of how God sees them – Fearfully and wonderfully made – Awesome Masterpiece – God’s Workmanship.

“I will give thanks and praise to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.”  (Psalm 139:14)

“For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us].”  (Ephesians 2:10)

 

 

 

 

 

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Blazing for Christ

April 7, 2017

 

I am the light (flaming torch) for Jesus Christ.

How intense is your flame?

Are you burning for Jesus Christ?

There are some activities in your life that are weights that bear you down. These include:

  • Traditions
  • Your Past
  • Relationships that sap your energy because they do not add value to your life

Things you can do to maintain the Flame of God (keep your light burning) are:

  • Stay in God’s Word
  • Wind of the Holy Spirit
  • Baptism of Speaking in Tongues
  • Fellowship with other Believers

 

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Karmen A. Booker has been called by God to exhort and teach others the Word of God. She is the founder of Wings of Love Women’s Ministry (WLWM), which helps women realize healing and spiritual growth, while cultivating their God-given gifts and ministering in their local churches and their communities and the world.

WLWM’s desire is to connect with other women who have battled abuse in their lives, and who have been held back from moving forward for whatever reason. We encourage victims of abuse to go forth and grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ with more commitment and boldness, knowing that through healing and restoration “the good work God has began in them He will complete.’’

WLWM offers ministry resource products that are designed to encourage you to grow in your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and take you to higher spiritual heights of knowledge and understanding of the Word of God!!! These resources written and published by Ms. Booker are:  “You Are Called to Greatness”, “Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts”, “Life Enrichment Kit”,  “Seeking the Face of God”,  “You Are God’s Masterpiece”, “Christian Mentoring Guide for Women”, and  “Biblical Entrepreneurship”.

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Peace Be Still

March 30, 2017

Like the storm raged against the boat, storms such as financial loss, loss of a loved one, sickness can rage in our lives. However, we must have faith (dependence, trust, and confidence) in God to give us peace in the midst of the storm. If you do not have faith, then the storms of life will overtake you and consume you so that we become weak and utterly destroyed.

If you keep our minds focused on Jesus Christ (Word of God), rather than your circumstances, then we will live a life filled with joy and peace; knowing that God is your strength and deliverer. God says in John 14:27 to cast all our burdens upon the Lord and He will give you rest.

God give you peace. As a child of God this is part of your inheritance. However, you must receive God’s gift of peace.

“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

Accepting the Peace of God is a choice. If you decide to accept His peace, you will remain at peace in spite of the fear and worry that the world promotes. You will be at peace in the midst of trials and tribulations. These trials and tribulations are designed to strengthen your faith, and enhance your endurance, steadfastness and patience. You will be able to stand surefooted on the Word of God, trusting the Lord Jesus Christ in spite of negative circumstances.

Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith bring out endurance and steadfastness and patience. But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be [people] perfectly and fully developed [with no defects], lacking in nothing.” (James 1:3-4)

However, if you do not accept God’s peace, you experience doubt, worry, and fear. You will experience a life of restlessness, rather than restfulness. Putting God first is the antidote to doubt, fear and worry.

When you accept the peace God gives you, the negativity and wickedness cannot and will not affect you.

“If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.” (John 15:19)

I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.” (John 17:14)

Remember, you are “in the world, but not of the world”. That is, you don’t’ live by the ideals, customs, and attitudes of the world, but by the principles of God’s Word. God’s Word is your Instructional manual for life. It rules and reigns in your life. Your thoughts and actions become aligned with the Word of God.

“And let the peace from Christ rule in your hearts (deciding and settling with finality all questions that arise in your minds, in that peaceful state] to which as one body you were also called to live. And be thankful (appreciative), giving praise to God always.” (Colossians 3:15)

The trials and tribulations you experience draw you closer to God and His Word. Thereby, increasing your faith in God to help you overcome your trials and tribulations. “Great deliverances and triumphs gives He to His king; and He shows mercy and steadfast love to His anointed, to David and his offspring forever.” (Psalm 18:50)

“Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” (Romans 10:17)

If you have faith in the Word of God, and endure the trials and tribulations until the victory is manifested, you will surely develop patience and steadfastness in moving forward in life = doing what God is leading you to do and fulfilling your God-given purpose.

 

 

 


Beyond the Valley

March 17, 2017

A valley is a low plain; a low point or interval in any process, representation, or situation; any place, period, or situation that is filled with fear, gloom, foreboding; such as the valley of despair.

When you are in a valley, you can do one of two things – not move (remain stagnant) or move upward. When you experience valleys of life such as the betrayal of a friend; the loss of a loved one; or financial disaster, God does not want you to stay in the valley; He wants you to come up out of the valley.

Many people choose to stay in the valley because they lose hope and then experience despair. They lose hope because they depend upon people rather than God, to help them come up out of the valley.

God wants you to come up Higher. However, you must desire to come out of the state of lowliness, and rise to higher ground. God desires for you to grow and go from one level to another level; constantly climbing until you reach the top of the mountain, where you can remain if you trust and obey God.

 “Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; reverently fear and worship the Lord and turn [entirely] away from evil.” (Proverbs 3:5-7)

Remember, you can always depend on Jesus Christ, He is always there for you, and will always supply your every need.

And my God will liberally supply (fill to the full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19)

God will always lead you on the straight and narrow path that leads to righteousness.

 

Abide in Me (Jesus)

Abide in Jesus and He will not depart.

He will flow blessings to you from the start.

 

Remember that He is Lord of your life,

And through Him you can avoid strife.

 

He is always with you, no matter what comes your way.

Just trust in His Word (promises) and you will be well on your way to reaching new heights of wisdom and understanding.

 

Never veer from your God-given purposes each day,

Because God will constantly reveal them to you every step of the way.

 

Don’t be conformed to this world of wickedness,

Focus on staying on the straight and narrow road of righteousness.

 

© 2000 Karmen A. Booker

 

 

 

WOMAN

You are of value.

Don’t be afraid to hold your head high when you cross the valleys in the twilight.

You got to make it through the night

Before you reach the mountain top and see daylight.

Once you reach the top of the mountain,

Your victory does not end there BECAUSE you got to remain within the light.

The light is truth revealed by GOD.

 

 

©   1992 Karmen A. Yorker

 

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Karmen A. Booker has been called by God to exhort and teach others the Word of God. She is the founder of Wings of Love Women’s Ministry (WLWM), which helps women realize healing and spiritual growth, while cultivating their God-given gifts and ministering in their local churches and their communities and the world.

WLWM’s desire is to connect with other women who have battled abuse in their lives, and who have been held back from moving forward for whatever reason. We encourage victims of abuse to go forth and grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ with more commitment and boldness, knowing that through healing and restoration “the good work God has began in them He will complete.’’

WLWM offers ministry resource products that are designed to encourage you to grow in your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and take you to higher spiritual heights of knowledge and understanding of the Word of God!!! These resources written and published by Ms. Booker are:  “You Are Called to Greatness”, “Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts”, “Life Enrichment Kit”,  “Seeking the Face of God”,  “You Are God’s Masterpiece”, “Christian Mentoring Guide for Women”, and  “Biblical Entrepreneurship”.

 

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Faith

March 3, 2017

Faith is believing and trusting in God;  more and more as each day passes along.

It is important to build your faith through reading, studying, and meditating on the Word so you can be strong.

Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

As you stand firm on the Word, you expand your vision and your sight.

Your faith is limitless, let it blow

Then you can truly soar and grow.

Free of baggage and oppressions that burden you down,

You can rise to heights unimaginable if you stand on the Word, walk in joy, and don’t frown.

Remember it is God that promotes you,

So be strong and know that He is faithful and true.

 

©    1999 Karmen A. Booker

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WLWM offers ministry resource products that are designed to encourage you to grow in your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and take you to higher spiritual heights of knowledge and understanding of the Word of God!!! These resources written and published by Ms. Booker are:  “You Are Called to Greatness”, “Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts”, “Life Enrichment Kit”,  “Seeking the Face of God”,  “You Are God’s Masterpiece”, “Christian Mentoring Guide for Women”, and  “Biblical Entrepreneurship”.

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BE FAITHFUL

February 18, 2017

Everything you have belongs to God.  Faithfulness has to do with how well you manage what God has loaned you.  How do you use what God has given you (time, talents, and treasure [money]).  God will see how well you manage the little things in your life, before He gives you more responsibility.  God does this to see if you can be trusted with the true riches of God’s Kingdom.

The purpose of life is to prepare you for eternity.

Time

Do you spend your time praying to God?

Do you go to church and worship God?

Do you praise the Lord Jesus Christ in church and at home?

Do you give clothes that you have outgrown to those in need of clothes?

Talents

Do you consistently use your gift of drawing?

Do you start writing a book and then leave it uncompleted?

Do you continue to use your creativity by designing tote bags, painting clay pots, creating hairstyles?

Treasure

Do you give tithes and offerings unto God?

Do you give money to others who have a need?

Four Qualities of Faithfulness are:

Trustworthiness – dependable and reliable to do what you say and promise.

Loyal – Can Jesus Christ rely on one to put his interest before mine.  To avoid temptation to reject and forsake Jesus Christ.  (Example  Judas – betrayed Jesus; Peter – denied Jesus 3 times under pressure)  (Examples of Loyalty are Daniel – willing to die for his beliefs in continuing to maintain his relationship with Jesus Christ through prayer;

Job – he withstood the loss of children, animals, and resources, but never denied God)

Responsible – given an account for what you are responsible for.  You know what needs to be one, and you do it the best way you can.  Use your time, talents, and treasure that pleases God, rather than yourself and other people.

Obedient – carries out instructions of the owner (God). Jesus is King of Kings, and a king’s invitation is never to be answered, but obeyed.

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WLWM offers ministry resource products that are designed to encourage you to grow in your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and take you to higher spiritual heights of knowledge and understanding of the Word of God!!! These resources written and published by Ms. Booker are:  “You Are Called to Greatness”, “Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts”, “Life Enrichment Kit”,  “Seeking the Face of God”,  “You Are God’s Masterpiece”, “Christian Mentoring Guide for Women”, and  “Biblical Entrepreneurship”.

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