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September 10, 2021

September 10, 2021

By Kimberly Hobbs in Uncategorized on September 10, 2021

EMPOWERING LIVES WITH PURPOSE:
If you’ve ever stuck your fingers in your ears pretending not to hear someone who wronged you as they try to talk to you, you know how aggravating this is to the other person trying to relay their point.
In my scripture reading the other day I read something I’d love to share… how Jesus refused to acknowledge the Pharisees when they accused the woman caught in adultery by drawing with His finger in the sand. I’m certain their blood was boiling as Jesus so calmly wrote in the sand, much like putting His fingers in His ears to block words being heard.
“So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them, he who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.  And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. Then those who heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.” (John 8:7-9)
Wow!
We can learn from this ladies. Many have heard this saying…”when we point our fingers at someone,  we have three pointing back at us, right?”
If those fingers pointing back at you come up clean, free from sin, then I say go ahead…accuse how you will. Find the biggest rock you could and throw at your sister, (or brother) and do some harm.
In fact, be the first to throw rocks at her to prove just how right and pure and without sin you are. It’s heavy but it’s truth.
Jesus had every right to judge the woman. He and God are One and perfect and without sin. Yet He refused to condemn this woman. He forgave the woman and EXPECTED her to change her conduct.
Christ not only forgave in this story dear ladies, He expects us to extend forgiveness as He so beautifully taught us in this scripture.
 Pray for whoever wrongs you, whenever it happens. Dont allow it to fester. Don’t cast judgment with a holier than thou attitude either. Please be careful as one sin is as bad as another in God’s eyes. Sin is sin and no excuses can allow for its ugly behavior.
Bury the hatchet and bury the handle too.
Forgive completely, friends. Be reconciled and know freedom exists in reconciliation and it’s there when you will unleash God’s power on the situation.

September 9, 2021

By Kimberly Hobbs in Uncategorized on September 9, 2021

EMPOWERING LIVES WITH PURPOSE:
Guest writer:
WWL’s Sara Sahm invites you to read into why she wrote this beautiful song to our Lord Jesus Christ. Listen, read, and be blessed by it all as you share a devotion time and worship with us this morning through song!
“I Will Sing”
  (Psalm 36)
I Will Sing is a modern version of Psalm 36, David’s song of praise to the Lord.
Vs. 5  Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens,
    Your faithfulness to the skies.
6 Your righteousness is like the highest mountains,
    Your justice like the great deep.
    You, Lord, preserve both people and animals.
7 How priceless is Your unfailing love, O God!
    People take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.
8 They feast on the abundance of Your house;
    You give them drink from Your river of delights.
9 For with You is the fountain of life;
    in Your light we see light.
I love the Psalms and love to imagine what the melodies may have been like.  This Psalm jumped off the pages at me and sung itself.
This song is an anthem of gratitude and of awe to the God that satisfies our hunger, guides our footsteps, and offers us a quiet place to rest.
This song became my promise to the Lord that no matter what I will remember, in His faithfulness I will sing, sing, sing!  He is worthy of our praise!
If you look to Psalm 22:3–it alludes to the truth that God inhabits the praises of His people. James 4:8 NIV reads, “Come near to God and He will come near to you.”  When we worship, we draw near to God.  Worship chases away worry and fear.  When we sing, we are vocalizing our faith and hope in Jesus.  Have you ever wondered why it is that while in a church filled with praise and worship you seem to feel so close to the Lord?  It should make total sense if you think about it.  His presence is present when we praise Him. So, as you listen my hope is you to will be brought to awe at how great a God we serve, so please ladies, let your praise be heard unto Him.
Listen to I Will Sing by Sara Sahm Music on SoundCloud
Click below.
September 8, 2021

September 8, 2021

By Kimberly Hobbs in Uncategorized on September 8, 2021

EMPOWERING LIVES WITH PURPOSE:
Cindy Jacob Southworth, WWL Guest Writer, Voice of Truth writer, and Leadership
On the morning of August 10th, my darling daughter-in-love was in the hospital battling Covid pneumonia, and my heart was heavy. My son was at home struggling with symptoms and four children, who were all missing their attentive mom and wife. The emergency rooms were packed with sick people, and the medical personnel was overwhelmed. She, like many others, had to wait for many hours to be moved from the emergency room to a room with nurses to attend to her needs. I was asking God for favor for her, that she would be moved to the top of the list quickly.
This same morning my husband had yet another lab appointment to have his blood drawn. He’d started to dread these as the last few have been tedious and even painful during the blood draw. I dropped him at the front door and told him I would be waiting in the car. In less than five minutes, he was sliding into the passenger side seat, beaming from ear to ear. It seemed he had gotten an angel in the lab, and she had been so swift with the procedure it was painless. He was feeling truly blessed. I suggested we head to the nearest coffee shop to celebrate.
I placed the order through the phone app, and a few minutes later, the server gave me our order, and with a winning smile, proceeded to tell me that my breakfast had been paid for by the vehicle in front of me! Just like that we had been yet again blessed with a heavenly surprise. I gave my husband a bewildering look and exclaimed, “I don’t understand this. I asked God to show favor to my son’s family, and we are being shown favor over and over. What is God doing?”
No sooner had I said this, the God of the Universe impressed upon my heart these thoughts, “My daughter, I just wanted you to see how present I truly am in your life. I can and will take care of the ones you love the most.” Tears of joy were streaming down my face as I realized the Holy Spirit’s presence is so real and so tangible. At that moment, I thanked him for taking care of all of us, and His peace began to wash over me. Within a few hours, my daughter-in-love was receiving medical treatment, and progress was being made in her healing. Five days later, she returned home from the hospital to her beautiful family.
My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. “Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” (2 Corinthians 12:9, NIV)
September 7, 2021

September 7, 2021

By Kimberly Hobbs in Uncategorized on September 7, 2021

EMPOWERING LIVES WITH PURPOSE:
 Each one of us have a purpose in the Lord. But many of us don’t realize that. Unfortunately, we don’t have an accurate understanding of our identity, and we are trying to be like someone else or something we are not.
 How many of us fall short because we don’t achieve becoming who we think we should be? It actually causes us to be critical of ourselves and of our lives.
In my own personal past, I tried so hard to be what others wanted me to be. I looked for approval from others I felt were ones I could trust. I can see now how it caused me to become insecure, over-sensitive, and very frustrated with everything around me. It led to my feelings of unworthiness which led to missed opportunities from God because of “feelings.” Don’t be deceived by “feelings.”
God didn’t want all those missed opportunities for me, I’m certain He provided them as I reflect them. I passed them up because of my own “feelings of inadequacy.” He doesn’t want that for you either.
God does not want you to miss what He clearly puts in your path,  He wants you to have a secure focused vision for your life.
God will reveal to you what your gifts and talents are and show you how to best develop them and use them for His glory.
Don’t ever think that it’s too late for you to do anything. It’s a lie. Dont hear the voice that says, “God can’t use you now, you’re not worthy to be a leader .”
“The gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable” (Romans 11:29)
This means the gifts He’s already given to you, He doesn’t take back sister!
I think about this ministry and how God called me to it and much later in my life. I never felt worthy to do what I am doing now for God right now but I walked it out in faith, trusting God’s help to get it accomplished. He did it! Not me. He was the One…
In God doing this, He has provided opportunities for not only me to serve here but now my 84-year-old mom who is able to use her gifts and calling as well. Yes! She is now using her gifts and talents God equipped her with at 84 years young and loving every second of serving at WWL! She is now a Best Selling Author soon to be a third time. That’s God. And how many others are following after their purpose because of one surrender to say “yes Lord?”
Please let this motivate you! Please let it be you as well. You can be one saying “yes” which turns into many more saying “yes” to God. “Yes’s” that pop up like popcorn- that’d be amazing, right?
You are a world changer, you just may not know it yet! Let’s get busy together, making a difference for Jesus in this world.
Don’t prevent the miracles God has upon “your life” that are still in the coming phases, to stop from “exploding for Him” into this world! Realize your identity is in Christ. You are His masterpiece creation- created for something HUGE! God has a plan for YOU!
Ephesians 2:10!
September 6, 2021

September 6, 2021

By Kimberly Hobbs in Uncategorized on September 6, 2021

EMPOWERING LIVES WITH PURPOSE:
While writing today God impressed upon my heart – children! Our beautiful children. So this is what God has shown me today for those who have the privileged gift of being mom or grandma to a child or children.
All children are important and their precious lives matter.
Sadly, our children as a whole are not being taught to “fear” God but to love the things of the flesh. Different cultures teach their children differently however the major commonality is kids are raised lately to become selfish children in our societies.
Fearing God means having deeply committed respect for Him with love and reverence of His authority and power.  Loving the flesh means allowing the world to divert  attention to whatever “feels good  at the time and what will satisfy in the “now.”
Because we don’t have enough time to invest in their lives about the “things of God,” the world is capturing them one by one and teaching them their ways, unfortunately, we see our world drastically changing at a rapid pace and more so over the past 30 years.
The devil will come at each child with his agenda, you can plan on that! We see it already in place.  We need to rise up as women of God and put a stop to the enemy stealing our children. ( no matter what their age). They are “off limits!”
Can we do our part as the opportunity permits itself to teach them, instruct them, discipline them and train them the way God tells us to in His word? I believe we ALL can.
You can do this! Any of us can if we pray to God and ask Him to intervene and help. Develop a passionate heart for the children, all our children. It is our calling. It is so important as the leaders God called us to be, being a presence of Godly values in these current times.
I’ve made my share of mistakes in raising my children, many of us have–but the devil will not keep me tied to past mistakes of worry. Never, ever again. He tried to silence me before by making me feel unworthy to lead and guide and he may have succeeded for a short stint… but I belong to God 100%. He has my back! He makes the rules. He is in control of every word.
I am changed, I am free! God has freed me and He can free you too if you are hiding behind your mistakes in raising children God’s way. Put the past behind you, today is a new day! Get busy and get on to teaching children! All the children you can. Do so, however, God equips you. You have a responsibility.
Today is a new beginning with your children, they need you. Teach them how to pray, show them what faith is! Get them plugged in with godly friends, company, church, and Christian activities. These types of recreations should be the activities we center their lives around first and make time for these activities a priority. “Things” of God matter.
 Outside activities of this world should be approached with caution. Are you balancing time with things of God and things in the world with them?
I’m being very direct because it’s what God says is needed in these times of famine in families. There is a starvation happening to our children as they are deprived of the nourishment of God. Look at this with open eyes dear woman of God.
A verse I held on to and do to this day…”Train up a child in the way they should go and when they are old, they will not depart from it.” ( Proverbs 22:6)
God has my kids right now if even I do not and can not. I trust Him! I lived that verse with my kids the best I could.
It’s never too early to begin praying about how to do more with Christ for your children and grandchildren and never too late to turn over a new beginning and dedication to God for your kid’s sake.
Dear Lord,
Great is YOUR faithfulness oh God, to watch over our children and provide the “hunger for You” that’s needed in their life right now. Please guide them, direct them and encourage them through using my obedient steps Lord. We pray this for their lives in Jesus’ Name.
September 5, 2021

September 5, 2021

By Kimberly Hobbs in Uncategorized on September 5, 2021

EMPOWERING LIVES WITH PURPOSE:
Guest Writer: Dana Cryer  – Don’t miss her WWL podcast story which Aires this Monday, Aug 30. Dana shares about being kidnapped at age 5, sexually abused, and tormented for many years by her kidnapper until found at age 11. A nationwide story you won’t ever forget!
Also, urgent prayer requests just in for Dana’s husband today everyone. Please pray for Gene. Thank you.
~A PRAYER~
LORD, please rule me in every area of my life.  I never want to be deceived by the darkness of this world.
Please take me deeper and deeper into Your Word each day I breathe.
LORD, Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path (Psalm 119:105).
 Enable me to truly comprehend it’s deepest meaning along life’s journey.
 Thank You, LORD, that when I look into Your Word I find You.  Give me ears to recognize only Your voice speaking to me every time I read Your Word.
LORD, I don’t want to be just a hearer of Your Word.  Please show me how to be a DOER of Your Word as well.  Father God, from the signs of the times, I believe we’re getting closer and closer to Your return for Your Children,  I want the Holy Ghost that dwells in me to have a boldness to share what You are speaking to my heart.  You love all the one’s You created. . .
…it’s our time to share how You saved us from the pits of hell and Your Son Jesus Christ saved us by confessing our sins and asking Him into our hearts.
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us of our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
(1 John 1:9)
I’ve been counting my blessings each day I live and the number one blessing to me is thanking God that my sins do not have to separate me from Him because I repented of them and confessed them to Jesus. I have been cleaned and set free.
Thank you Lord. In Jesus Name.
So can you, my friends—please make sure you’ll forever live in eternity with God, your family, and friends. . .what peace you will live in when you stand face to face with Jesus. To me, there’s no denying that you and I will see this happen in our lifetime.
JESUS LOVES YOU.
Dana 😊
September 4, 2021

September 4, 2021

By Kimberly Hobbs in Uncategorized on September 4, 2021

EMPOWERING LIVES WITH PURPOSE:
Michele Hicks Hughes, Leadership Team- Guest Writer:
It was a hot summer day and I was enjoying an outdoor walk and stopped at an alley to let a garbage truck go by. Just as the truck had almost passed, this horrendous smell gagged me! I couldn’t cross the road fast enough to get away from that smell! It lingered and I just kept making a nasty face. My thoughts quickly turned to the person on the back of the truck jumping on and off all day long and not being able to get away from that smell!
Our lives can be like this, right? We have so much junk and if it isn’t dealt with, it begins to stink and can become toxic.
I wondered who on earth would want to be a trash collector, and yet, I am so grateful for those who do! Imagine what our world would look like without the trash collectors.  No job is greater than another but I think this has to be somewhere at the top as far as essential. Let’s give a shout-out to our trash collectors/neighborhood transformers.
Jesus is like that. He comes into our lives and transforms us.
We need to remember to take the trash out (confess our sins) and allow God to wash us clean. Whatever is holding us down or causing us or someone else to gag, let’s lay it at His feet and leave it there.
1 John 1:9 ASV- If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
2 Cor. 5:17 ESV- Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
2 Cor. 2:15 ESV- For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing,
Eph. 5:2 ESV- And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
September 3, 2021

September 3, 2021

By Kimberly Hobbs in Uncategorized on September 3, 2021

EMPOWERING LIVES WITH PURPOSE:
“When I called, You answered me; You greatly emboldened me.” ( Psalm 138:3)
I was just reflecting on our book “Courageous Steps of Faith” and how so many of the women who wrote in that book faced desperate situations in their life. They needed courage. Courage to do something incredible.
Inner struggles of fear and sometimes death can keep us from doing something strong and mighty for our Lord.
Faithfulness to God in difficult situations puts our control into His hands. We step out of our comfort zones into the line of fire and before we know it, we aren’t shot down we are out walking on the water with God.
The first step is critical.
Me, I argued with God over and over, not feeling worthy to take my first step of faith toward my calling. I was in a crisis situation in my life and filled with despair and felt I was a failure and totally unworthy. I failed as a mom, I thought. But that’s the lie the enemy wanted me to believe to keep me a prisoner.
I knew deep in my heart God wanted my success more than I did.
After fasting and prayer I took a step of faith in action to “do it.” I stepped out to my calling during my worst pain. I won’t say it was easy, but wow, so so worth it.
Women World Leaders was visioned through a time of heart-wrenching activity in my personal life. God was faithful. He saw me through it.
What is your situation? It could be painful or even catastrophic like mine, but God is asking you if you’d trust Him through it all? Trust Him to give you the courage and boldness you need, despite your current situation.
You are a world changer! You have the POWER of God working through you, don’t you? The Ephesians 3:20 power to do more than you can imagine, and even at whatever time it is in your life this present moment.
Right now! Now is the time. I encourage you to persevere through the challenges and soar with the eagles and find your calling from God. You can do this! We ALL can.
September 2, 2021

September 2, 2021

By Kimberly Hobbs in Uncategorized on September 2, 2021

EMPOWERING LIVES WITH PURPOSE:
Amongst the fun and joy of life, amidst the toil and struggles too, how often do we tell God, “This is not a good time for me to do it, Lord.”?
We put God off.
Queen Esther took on a very important leadership role in the Bible and for God’s kingdom. She was faithful to what God asked of her amidst the busyness of her life, good and bad.
Through her courage and willingness to risk her life, through her adaption of circumstances, her single-mindedness, and call to be faithful, Esther saves both her family and her people.
(Esther 4:12-16)
Esther knew as we know, don’t put God off.
Maybe God has put something in your heart to do something for Him. Maybe He did a while ago and you have procrastinated, it’s not too late. The time is NOW.
God will awaken you from your sleep and slumber, from complacency and indifference to be a member of His army. It may very well come at you in the midst of your greatest adventure, or the desperation of your very existence.  His time is the right time, is He speaking to you in the quietness that He wants to use you? Of course, He is. We are here for a purpose.  GOD has a PURPOSE for YOU.
Remain faithful and alert to His leading. Do not cower back in fear or make excuses. We need to raise the next generation of Godly women! Are you ready?
September 1, 2021

September 1, 2021

By Kimberly Hobbs in Uncategorized on September 1, 2021

EMPOWERING LIVES WITH PURPOSE:
Guest Writer: Dana Cryer – Don’t miss her WWL podcast story which Aires on Aug 30. Dana shares about being kidnapped at age 5, sexually abused, and tormented for many years by her kidnapper until found at age 11. A nation-wide story
~A PRAYER~
LORD, please rule me in every area of my life.  I never want to be deceived by the darkness of this world.
Please take me deeper and deeper into Your Word each day I breathe.
LORD, Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path (Psalm 119:105).
Enable me to truly comprehend its deepest meaning along life’s journey.
Thank You, LORD, that when I look into Your Word I find You.  Give me ears to recognize only Your voice speaking to me every time I read Your Word.
LORD, I don’t want to be just a hearer of Your Word.  Please show me how to be a DOER of Your Word as well.  Father God, from the signs of the times, I believe we’re getting closer and closer to Your return for Your Children,  I want the Holy Ghost that dwells in me to have a boldness to share what You are speaking to my heart.  You love all the one’s You created. . .
…it’s our time to share how You saved us from the pits of hell and Your Son Jesus Christ saved us by confessing our sins and asking Him into our hearts.
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us of our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)
I’ve been counting my blessings each day I live and the number one blessing to me is thanking God that my sins do not have to separate me from Him because I repented of them and confessed them to Jesus, I have been cleaned and set free.
Thank you, Lord. In Jesus Name.
So can you my friends—please make sure you’ll forever live in eternity with God, your family, and friends. . .what peace you will live in when you stand face to face with Jesus. To me, there’s no denying that you and I will see this happen in our lifetime.
JESUS LOVES YOU.
Dana