"Lets Pray"

O' God of Great Mercy, God of Peace and Grace!! We boldly approach Your Throne by the Blood and Name of Jesus Christ!! Here we are Lord, desiring an outpouring of The Holy Ghost upon us from Heaven because we are a hurting, hungry and in desperate need of You!! When You created the earth, You wound it up like a clock, it seems to be winding down and Your Coming is at Hand!! At present the world is being ripped apart by never ending sickness, storms, corruption, hypocrisy, oppression, depression and the list goes on. I believe and I declare that even though Your people are tried by fire that we will be delivered from the fiery furnace without the smell of smoke. The lions are roaring all around but You have sent Your Angels to shut the mouth of the lions so they will do us no harm!!! In Your Word, You have promised an outpouring of Your Spirit on all flesh in the last days and we hunger for that at this moment. We thank You for all that You have done and are doing around the world but we are crying out for more of You. Let Your Glory rise up within us and settle down on us in our everyday life. Please go before us and make the crooked paths straight, heal us that we can be healing to others so our lives have less stress then we walk upright instead of bowed down!!! I am persuaded that You are able and willing to use us to change the world!! In the Name of Jesus, AMEN ...Lets lay down our personal differences, become one in Christ and change the world!!!

"For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him."(2 Chronicles 16:9)

I Believe,
Scott L. Boatner

"Some Gave All"

Do you know why we have a 3 day weekend this particular weekend every year? It is a very happy joyous occasion for most families but not for all. I'm sorry to say that this weekend brings back the memory to many that lost a loved one that "GAVE ALL" for our country to give us the freedom we have today. It is the special day of the year that we remember those that have lost their lives defending the freedoms we enjoy every day. One of the most amazing yet spine chilling memories I have is at The Plattsburg Cemetery during the burial service of Johnny Hare. (July 27, 1952 - November 28, 1971) He lost his life in Vietnam serving his country, our country!! The sound of the firing of the rifles by the Honor Guard Team on that sad yet honorable day is forever etched in my mind. I assure you that I will never forget!!! He was a few years older than me but nevertheless he and my older cousins let me tag along as we occupied ourselves, usually around Boatner's Grocery. He was known to us as "Fuzz", which was his nickname. We spent a lot of our days around the store re-inventing old games to keep ourselves busy. It never crossed our youthful minds that one day Johnny and my first cousin Randall Boatner would be drafted to go to war. I have many fond memories of those days and today I honor Johnny for his sacrifice, he left a boy but died like a man for the citizens of the free world. We must not forget nor allow our children to forget the price of freedom. Johnny Hare didn't come home to his family and friends but he lives in our hearts till this day. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. It is a day that we remember those "WHO GAVE ALL", the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The American way of life has come at a high price, please don't forget the ones that paid that price for us.

God Bless America,
Scott and Kari Boatner
Psalm 91


We do not go back in time to change our lives, we must move forward. We are a prophetic people because we are created in the Image of God. He always looks to the future, that is why nothing in your past can destroy your future, if allow God to be involved in your life. He can do the impossible, He can restore the "years the cankerworm has eaten". Restoration is in your future and hope will bring us into tomorrow. Kari and I named our sons Matthew, which means "Gift of God", Micah which means "He who is like God" so each time we call them by their names we are prophetically speaking what they will become. Does your future have a name? You need to name your future, such as Blessed, Favored, Healed....if you are sick start saying, by faith in God, I am healed!! If you are weak, say, I am strong!!! "let the weak say, I am strong."(Joel 3:10b). The Bible is a prophetic work of God that outlines the extreme measures that have been taken to effect change in your tomorrow. God is so concerned with your eternal future that He GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON for you!! (JOHN 3:16) God cares so much for us that He created us in His image so we, like Him, could speak and make things happen!!! Our Creator spoke the universe into existence and we have the power of words!! "Death and life are in the power of the tongue:."(Proverbs 18:21). What are we doing with our words, speaking Life or Death? Please don't live a slow death by speaking negative words out of the mouth that God gave you to speak Life!!!

I Believe,
Scott Boatner

Mississippi, "The Hospitality State"

She sits deep in the south, yes she's southern to the core! The Gulf of Mexico is our southern border and our western border is the Mississippi River from which our state name is derived, "Great River". Each year we are listed as one of the poorest states but year after year we are also listed as one of the most charitable. Some may wonder why we give so much, it's a part of our heritage, that's just what we do. I know that some entertainers have made Mississippi the punch line of their jokes but yet we have birthed world renown entertainers. If you travel through our state and make a stop, most likely a stranger will speak to you. If you have car trouble or get stranded, someone will stop and help you. We have weathered many hurricanes, tornadoes, political and racial issues but we are still here and we are still doing what we Mississippians do best, helping our neighbors. Last week we were hit by several tornadoes that ripped through our state hitting communities that I was raised in such as Four Corners, Plattsburg, Louisville, etc... We are very THANKFUL for all of the help from other states, faith based groups and people from everywhere that have come to help us rise above yet another storm. I'm sure that when the wonderful giving people from other places got here to help they most likely found us shaken but in action, wiping our tears but burying our dead and looking for anything of value left behind yet cleaning up all at the same time. We appreciate all the outside help but we will stand side by side and do our part to get our community back on its feet. Some will not be able to take off work to help but will give part of their paycheck, some can't do anything but pray and pray they will. Some are working around the clock running on pure grace and adrenaline. You see in Mississippi, everyone will do something because that's who we are and that's what we do!! No sooner had the tornado hit just north of my home that my sons,Matthew Boatner and Micah Boatner, called, "Daddy someone is missing in North Plattsburg", Matt went on to the scene and Micah came to pick me up. As we drove to the scene my mind was racing through all the people I knew and my heart was crying out to God!! It was still very bad weather but I knew I would know the missing person and sure enough, we went to school together. I had the honor of preaching Catherine "Cathy" Ferguson's funeral last Friday, May 2nd. When I heard her name my heart broke, I was afraid there would be others, given the devastation I was seeing, it was bad, pouring rain, wind blowing, lightening and thunder was rolling all around. The number of deaths and injured began to rise. When the light of day began to shine the morning after, we began to realize the stormy afternoon of April 28, 2014 would be one for the record books, one we would never forget! The damage was numbing, the loss of friends and family was overwhelming. People and places that we had known all our lives were gone forever. Within hours command centers were in full swing, food, clothes, water, etc...were pouring into these locations. Just to mention one of the many locations, Mars Hill FireDepartment has gone beyond the call of duty. The reason I mention them is because they are in my area, they are my family and my friends. It would be impossible for me to list all of the "care stations" that have been set up to coordinate the restoration efforts. God knows the many that are helping, the ones that are hurting and He will pour out His Mercy upon us all!!! The Grace of God will help us and Mississippi will yet again rise above the rubble.
"For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself."(Galatians 5:14)

We Believe,
Scott and Kari Boatner