Kingdom Korner is an on-line women’s outreach ministry of Fellowship Baptist Church.  It was birthed from a desire to see women from every walk of life, every race, every origin and creed be committed to God and His Word.

It is a mini sound byte providing practical tips to stir up the faith in women and encourage each one to live responsibly in the Kingdom of God. (I Peter 2:9, Luke 22:25-30).

Be a living testimony of HIS love...

posted Jul 28, 2013, 12:34 AM by Rick Huguenin

Hey Friend,

Is your workplace like walking into a lion’s den? Are you the only Christian in sight? Daniel (last name unknown), but was also called Belshazzar, he lived in a hostile foreign land as a captive or slave. He lost his family by distance or death and to the amazement of all, including Daniel, he was elevated to a key position under three (3) despot rulers due to his undeniable integrity, his love for God, and an unquenchable love for his fellow man.

Do you still have your integrity in that web of iniquity you call a job? Well, God can use you as a light in the darkness (Matthew 5:15; Ephesians 5:8). You can be His doorway for reaching out to the spiritually lost and dying. He takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked (Ezekiel 33:11). A play/musical is coming to the Spokane area in 2014 called “Wicked”. It is a behind the scenes story of the witches of the Wizard of Oz (based on a children’s tale). The young lady Elfaba (wicked witch of the East) sings a very moving and memorable song entitled “No good deed goes unpunished,” but in truth, “good” is revered and “wicked” deeds are punished. We do not get away with evil, no matter how it seems (Romans 6:23).

That is why God needs your hands, feet and mouth to tell a shattered and tyrannical world of His desire to draw them back from the brink of destruction (Hell/Death). Punishment is not His goal although punishment is at the end of evil deeds. Are you willing to stand and be a living testimony of God’s love? Can you place your desires aside to win people to Jesus Christ? What is more important than souls?

Can we pray together right now?

Father,

Have mercy on me, so that I may show mercy to others. Let me focus on your desires, instead of my finite desires. Allow me to bring hope and truth, while consistently extending grace to all in the workplace (not just those I think will listen). Live large through me, so that Jesus may come alive where I work, In Jesus name, Amen. John 3:17, Ephesians 2:8-10, I John 1:9-10, Psalms 130:7 


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Your Child is HIS too...

posted Apr 14, 2013, 2:12 PM by Rick Huguenin   [ updated Apr 14, 2013, 2:12 PM ]

Hello Dear Lady,

There has been much crying and praying of late, more crying than praying, if you are willing to admit it. You have literally cried your eyes out as the saying goes. Has it helped? I hate to see you so distressed and forlorn. Who would have thought that the beautiful, sweet, little baby that you birthed eighteen (18) years ago, would cause you so much pain and precipitate such havoc in your family.

She has turned your life topsy-turvy with the lying and deception. You raised her in the church (in the nurture and admonition of the Lord), sent her to Christian school, did devotions every morning and cried with her when she was rejected or hurt, yet she turned on you like a rabid dog. Who is this young woman and why would she do such a thing to you, you who love her so deeply and consistently?

When you thought you could never have children, God gave you this bundle of joy and you placed all of your affection, hopes and dreams in her. Did God issue the wrong daughter to you? Did you make a mistake in how you raised her? Were you wrong to ask for children? No. God never made a mistake in choosing you. He knew you and your husband would make loving parents. Children make choices that are not always congruent with God’s Word. They may rebel and turn away from the very training that sustained their life. Yet, do not give up on hope. God is faithful. He can turn it around (Proverbs 22:6).

While we were yet sinners Christ died (Romans 5:8). He suffered the most excruciating death possible on the cross, yet it was a joy because he knew the outcome (Hebrews 12:2). He did it to mend our relationship with God and return us to God. He died for all. He loves your daughter with an unfailing love, even more than you love her. He will never give up on her, so stay plugged into Him for your strength.

Will you pray with me now for her and for you?

Heavenly Father,

     You see this precious family. Comfort them. Mend their broken hearts. Restore what the moth and cankerworm has eaten up (Joel 2:25). What the enemy meant for evil, breathe life back into it. Make things right in this family and bring about reconciliation in their relationship. Give this family a heart of forgiveness, but let them stand firm on the Rock that can not be shattered or shaken. Turn their mourning into gladness, in Jesus name.  Psalms 46:1; Psalms 145:18; John 3:16-17

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Live an Authentic Life

posted Mar 3, 2013, 7:02 PM by Rick Huguenin

Precious Woman,

     Something is upsetting you. How could I tell? When you slammed the door almost on my fingers, sighed heavily and grunted a hello that was the first indication. But during our discussion, you cited all the wrongs according to you of the world and the people in it. Could it be you have not released any of the hurts done to you since childhood and they continue to pile up during your adulthood? That huge bag of burdens you carry must weigh heavily on you by now. No wonder that mask you wear is starting to crack. What mask you say? The one that says, “I’m religious”.

     You are valiantly trying to follow Jesus’ admonition to not throw the first stone, yet did he mean for you to keep the stones instead. You are trying so hard to be what the “good book” says and to do to others as you would want them to do to you, but the sustaining power to carry it off is absent. Is it just possible that to live the life, you have to know more about the life and the One who made it available? Following things our parents said about the life or because they live the life is not enough. You must know the Author (Philippians 3:7-9).

     Jesus said to take on His yoke because it is easy and His burdens are light (Matthew 11:29-30). A switch is necessary to live a fulfilled Christian life. It is neither a religion, nor just a set of rites and rituals that you are “in” like passing a college fraternity initiation. You say you have never heard that before? It’s because it is easier for most people including bible teachers to immerse themselves in things to appease God, but never live wholly for Him. There is no peace in following that path. The Father set the rules and can show us how to live them. He wants to ease your burdens, but it only comes through relationship. Allow Him to show you the authentic life (John 4:23-24), so instead of being just an encumbered religious person, you become like Christ. Wasn’t that the whole point anyway?

If you desire intimacy and the ability to stop just offering up vague, obligatory, and worthless stuff, will you pray with me now? 


Awesome Father of All,

There is none to help, except you. Deliver me from myself. I want authenticity. Flip the switch. I want to be like Jesus, and not like my version of Jesus. Psalms 34:22; Psalms 145:18; Ephesians 5:15; I Corinthians 5:17


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Forgive Now...

posted May 15, 2012, 12:23 PM by Rick Huguenin   [ updated May 15, 2012, 12:24 PM ]

Dear Friend,

     You have been staring out that window for twenty minutes. You didn’t even hear me enter the room. Where is your head? You seem to be other than earth bound. Are you swirling in the anger and hurt of yesteryears once again? The coming holiday appears to be dredging up old wounds. Your mother has been dead for ten years, yet Mother’s Day still impacts you as if she were alive. That pent up emotion you are experiencing is destroying you from the inside out.

     It is obvious she was not your idea of a “mother”. When dinner had to be made, she was in a drunken stupor. When you had parent-teacher conference, she sent the kindly neighbor lady. When you got an “A” in all your classes, she vomited on your report card. When you needed school supplies, she had drunk up the funds thus requiring you to plead for help from your teacher (how your little heart sank). When you and your siblings were hungry, you had to share a can of beans to sustain the four of you. You still have the tart taste of pork n beans on your lips. When you desired the love of a father, you had six uncle daddies with perverted intent that you had to protect yourself and baby sister from. Where was a mother’s protection and love?

     Those things would cause heartache for anyone, since she drank herself into an early grave and never knew you had gained a home and family that loves you. Yet, here you are upset and almost incapacitated about not having your mother’s love. Your mother was not capable of giving you what you needed then nor can she now, but Jesus Christ can provide the love to fill the desolation in your soul (I John 5:11-12). He always wanted the best for you, but earthly parents do not always follow His principles and commands for a successful family life.

     I plead with you now as I have on many occasions; accept Jesus into your life. Lay down this chafing burden and take on His yoke of love, compassion and protection. His yoke is easy and His burdens are light. FORGIVE your mother. FORGIVE yourself for the anger, hatred and bitterness. FORGIVE God and His Son because you thought they were unwilling to help. Receive the newness of life that is yours as you enter relationship with Christ Jesus (Romans 6:4). Shed the old feelings that had a stranglehold on you and see the world through the eyes of your Heavenly Father. I agree that you have been through a lot, but God can turn tragedy into triumph and restore what insensitive and misguided individuals have destroyed (the collateral damage). He will heal your emotions and restore your mind as you learn His Word (Titus 3:4-6). Can I pray for you?

     Will you pray with me to receive the life you always dreamed of alone on that tattered mattress in the corner as a child?


Awesome Father of All,

     I need you. Help me. Deliver me. Heal me. Change my lifestyle. I cannot help myself. I already tried and made a mess of everything. I want Jesus as my Savior and Lord. John 3:16-17; Romans 10:9-10; I Corinthians 5:17


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God will deliver you from pain...

posted Mar 22, 2012, 10:29 PM by Rick Huguenin

Precious Friend,

     All is not lost. This is not the end. You are suffering in your physical body and have been for some time without relief, but God sees and hears your cries and will answer (Isaiah 58:9). Pain is not a friend that you tolerate. It does not define you. God is not trying to teach you something by making you suffer (even though you can learn from difficult circumstances, nor is He angry at you (Romans 15:5). His tools of instruction are never evil (II Timothy 3:16). He is not a man. He is not abusive (God is good and He does good).

     Don’t let pain become your whole life, where it is the only thing you discuss from dusk until dawn. Blessings do not come through rain drops, although God can bless while it is raining or hailing destruction in your life and emotions. Why should desolation cause you to fall into fits of depression or totally isolate you from others? It does not take a thousand sleepless nights to know He is near (Psalm 34:18). God, our Heavenly Father is working behind the scenes on your behalf. He is strategizing how to deliver you (Psalm 24:8). He is mighty to save. His hand is not too short that it cannot reach you. He delivered His people out of Pharaoh’s fierce grip. He delivered His people from brutal oppression by the Midianites (Judges 6). He changed Joseph’s life circumstances even when his siblings determined to destroy him and that same God sent His only begotten Son that you through Him might be saved (John 3:17). That word saved means to cure, preserve and rescue.

     Many might be your afflictions (pain, suffering, pressure and trouble), but the Lord delivers out of them all. He will free you, maybe not in the way you desire or have speculated in your mind, but He will deliver. No person on earth can promise that the pain will leave instantaneously, but God who is rich in mercy can see you through, around, over or out of the pain and suffering with His great Hand. You are important to Him even if you are His enemy. Are you asking yourself if you are an enemy of God? If you have to ask yourself that question, you need to go to God right now. You can change your allegiance from the world (money, fame, power and sex) to Him who longs to have relationship with you.

     PLEASE PRAY WITH ME. God is listening and wants to hold you in His arms of love and wash away the pain. Come on; just take a moment now and pray.


Gracious Father,

     Help me. Turn my life around. I have made a wreck of everything that I have touched and made you the scapegoat for all my misery. I am sorry, Lord. I yield. I yield to your son Jesus. I yield to your Word. Deliver me. Heal me. Get me out of the cesspool of life. I need you. If you do not help me no one else will. I am taking a chance, but I trust you. I am willing to follow your divine plan. I want Jesus as my Savior and Lord. John 3:16; Romans 10:9-10; I Corinthians 5:17


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God Can Rescue...

posted Feb 19, 2012, 6:47 AM by Rick Huguenin   [ updated Feb 19, 2012, 6:47 AM ]

Hey Friend:

     Is it snowing where you live? It seems to envelop everything it touches in a beautiful, spotless, white blanket and as far as the eye can see it looks pure and clean. Such a picture perfect wonderland, yet there are ugly and repugnant things that lurk underneath. Does this in any way resemble your life? Do you seek purity or wear a mask of purity, while there are horrible skeletons lurking in your closet (or past)? Regrets seem to shadow you at every turn. Regret for not speaking to your best friend in high school for twenty years, snubbing the immigrant family next door, three failed marriages, miscellaneous midnight rendezvous’, stealing items from your firm, participating in on-line sex, and gossiping on Twitter ®, et cetera. The list is so long it has become a noose about your neck (Isaiah 5:18).

     You have tried to get out from under the burden of your mistakes, but nothing seems to help, no matter how hard you try. You’ve seen the counselors, the psychologists, psychiatrists and pastoral aides. You spilled your guts about the past misdeeds, asked for penance, done mental repentant gymnastics, and written apologetic letters that were never mailed. Saul of Tarsus (Paul) felt the same as you-Romans 7:19. Where do you go from here? Is there any way to get out of life’s maze? You better believe it!

    God can thaw the frostbitten areas of your life (John 3:17). He can provide a detour out of the unexpected avalanches (caused by sin). He can help you to see clearly during moments of what simulates snow blindness. God’s failure-proof rescue system is through Jesus Christ His Son (Romans 6:23). Other things can help temporarily, but God has the only permanent fix (John 8:12).

     Will you allow Him to help today? Pray with me right now. He is listening and ready to bring aid and assistance to a battle-worn life:

    

God,

     I believe in you and confess that I need your son Jesus Christ. I believe you raised Jesus from the dead. I do not want to continue on this destructive path. Save me. Change me. Make me new. You have a better way of living this life. I want to follow your divine plan. I want Jesus not only as my Savior, but as Lord. John 3:16; Romans 10:9-10; I Corinthians 5:17


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Take the RIGHT path...

posted Jan 20, 2012, 8:08 AM by Rick Huguenin

Dearly Beloved of God:

Have you ever used driving directions from Map Quest or Yahoo Maps to get you to a specific store, restaurant or shopping center? Have the directions ever been confusing or misleading causing you to take some wrong turns? What happened? You got lost, right?

Many of us now have GPS guidance systems in our cars or on our android phones to avoid such precarious situations. Well, God has a divine GPS system. It is called the Holy Bible or the Word of God (II Timothy 3:16-17). If followed accurately, it will show you the only way to God and His Son. It will keep you on the right road (Matthew 7:13-14) allowing you to thrive and flourish in life (Psalm 92:12).

Just like we can alter or ignore driving directions by taking unscheduled short-cuts or sketchy routes. We can do the same with God’s instructions. Adjusting, disregarding or tampering with His instructions can cause you to hit devastating speed bumps (hooking up with the wrong marital partner), going in circles (dabbling at life occupations with no success) or heading straight into a ditch (living life exotically leading to death). God wants none of this for you. He sent a cure for life’s toxicity (John 3:17). So, just know that He is not trying to control you, but keep you straight and steady to prevent disaster (Isaiah 26:7).

Will there be twists, turns and unexpected dips in the road of life? Yes, but the Lord will sustain you. He will bring you through each day, till at a ripe old age you reach your final destination (Heaven). BELIEVE ME, You do not want to get to the end of your days and still be…LOST.

If you suddenly recognize today that you are on the wrong route/road or are skidding into trouble-Pray this prayer with me:

God,

     I believe in you and your son Jesus Christ. I have spent my life on an odd road. Bring me to you. I repent. I admit that I need your divine help. I do not want to continue going my own way. Redirect me. Save me. Change me. You have a more excellent way and I want it. I will follow your plan. I want Jesus not only as my Savior, but as Lord and the primary driver of my life. Romans 10:9-10; I Corinthians 5:17


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You Deserve LOVE...

posted Nov 8, 2011, 6:20 PM by Rick Huguenin   [ updated Nov 8, 2011, 6:25 PM ]

Dearest Friend:

     Nice sunglasses, but why are you wearing them in the dark of night? You seem unable to look me straight in the eyes. This is the third time you were admitted to the Emergency Room this month for non-traditional conditions (broken bones-not from an accident), multiple contusions, cuts, bruises or internal injuries. I’m just guessing. Are you afraid to tell anyone what is truly going on in the fear that they will not believe your report? You have covered for that spouse/partner for years now, so the neighbors and your friends have bought into the myth you created to keep up a good front. You are such a great Spin Doctor, that you accepted the lie yourself. And it is just that…a LIE.

     You do not deserve a beating for coming home late from work. You do not deserve a beating for having an opinion. You do not deserve a beating for leaving dishes in the sink. You do not deserve a beating for forgetting to call home. You do not deserve a beating for talking to co-workers of the opposite sex. You do not deserve a beating because the baby cries all night with colic. Physical and mental abuse is toxic. It is not normal!

     What you truly deserve is real LOVE, a LOVE that is faithful and not predatory. A LOVE that is consistently patient and kind. A LOVE that accepts you the way you are and coaxes you to change when it is necessary. A LOVE that is not easily angered and never keeps a record of wrong. A LOVE that nourishes and encourages (1 Corinthians 13:4-8 NIV). This kind of love is a person, the person of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. His perfect LOVE can drive out the fear, shame, and the torment.

     If you or your children are in a life threatening situation, Call 911. If you have time to plan, make arrangements to gain entry into a secure women’s shelter (they will not reveal your whereabouts). If you have family and friends that love you, get their help and even leave the state, if possible. Albert Einstein said “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results”. You must take the first step to get out of the cesspool of life.

     If you are ready to come out of the emotional insanity & physical pain, please pray with me right now:

    

Jesus,

     I am afraid. I hurt. I have no place to go and no one to turn to at this moment. The very one that should love, guard and guide me unleashes the fury of hell upon me. I have tried to fend for myself, but I do not have the strength anymore. Save me. Turn my life around. You are the only one who can do it. Lead me to a place where people will support and love the “real” me.

     I admit that I need and want your divine help. You are God’s son and died so that I might live a full and overflowing life. From this moment, I will trust and serve you only. Thanks for setting me free and giving me a new life. Romans 10:9-10; I Corinthians 5:17

 

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He is there...

posted Oct 21, 2011, 4:41 AM by Rick Huguenin   [ updated Oct 21, 2011, 4:43 AM ]

Dear One:

     Experiencing the loss of a loved one is never easy (no matter how many times it has happened in your lifetime). The memory may stay in your subconscious mind for months or years and pop up when you least expect it. You may even cry for what seems to be no reason from a smell, location or taste that reminds you of your loved one. Most psychological circles compare it to losing a personal body part (limb) and with the loss of a limb phantom pain can occur (pain that comes from a limb that is no longer there).

     In talking with people during life and death medical circumstances (male and female), I have noticed that some recover gradually (in stages) and some become hardened, angry and embittered. So, if it is that devastating to our being, how can anyone find restoration? What is the definitive factor in rising above such trauma? The difference is Jesus Christ (the Son of the Living God). He said “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5). “I will be by your side to the end of the age”. People can mean well, but not keep their promises for varied reasons. Jesus never fails! He loves you with an unfailing (agape) love. Everything else in this natural world can fail, but He means what He says and says what He means. 

     If you need a shoulder to cry on in the middle of the night, HE IS THERE. You will not get turned away because He is never too busy or too tired. He neither slumbers nor sleeps (Psalm 121:4). If you need to know which way to turn and all you can see is darkness, HE IS THERE. He has sent His Holy Spirit to bring the light of the Word and comfort you (John 14:26). The precious Holy Spirit will be along side to give you counsel and to lead you out of the emotional turmoil. If you feel totally isolated, HE IS THERE. He will place people in your path (other believers) to befriend you in this life. They will walk with you and encourage you to reinforce that God understands and cares for you.

     Are you willing to turn to Him and cast all of those burdens and weights over on Him?  If you are, bow your head right know and say with me:

Jesus,

     I do not know what to do next. I am at the end of my rope. I have tried to fill the void of loss in my life with things that do not satisfy. I feel emptier then when I started the journey. Come into my life. Save me. Make me whole again.

     I admit that I need your help. You are God’s son and died so that I might live a full and overflowing life. From this moment, I turn from serving myself and making my own way to serve you only. Thanks for setting me free and giving me a new life. Romans 10:9-10; I Corinthians 5:17 

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He Knows

posted Jun 23, 2011, 10:52 PM by Rick Huguenin

Wow, dear friend:

I can almost hear your precious voice. 

“Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen…nobody knows, but Jesus”. 

Is this a good description of your song for the week? Are you feeling beaten down, broke, busted or disgusted? Well lift up your eyes from dragging the ground, God is with you. Even though you can not see Him, He is by your side with the promise of never leaving you nor forsaking you (Psalm 121:1-2; Joshua 1:5).

In your darkest of times, when the four walls are closing in and everything about you seems to be imploding (finances, relationships, promotions, job longevity, hopes and dreams), there is an answer in God’s Word (Psalm 27:1-14; Psalm 119:105). He vehemently declares, if you seek Him, you will definitely find Him. He has the best, most palatable strategy for your life (Jeremiah 29:11). The plan is better then you could imagine or think. All you need to do is to turn your entire life over to Him (believe me I know it’s tough to surrender), but cast those problems and concerns over on Him. God loves you and broods over you like a hen over its chicks. He cares about what happens to you (Doesn’t that just give you the warm fuzzies).

The Almighty desires to heal your yesterdays, reconcile your today’s and strengthen your tomorrows. If you do not know Him (the Father God) today, try Him. You’ve already tried everything else…and failed. He’ll stick closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24). Yield to Him and His Son Jesus Christ). They will never turn you away.

They are waiting for you right now, just say out loud (don’t be afraid):

"Jesus,

I have exhausted all my options. Save me. Come into my life and make the necessary changes/upgrades. I admit that I can not do it alone. You are God’s son and died so that I might live a full and overflowing life. From this moment, I will follow and serve you only. Thanks for setting me free. Romans 10:9-10"

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