thank you Lord for being my strength no matter where i find myself! help me to walk the path and live the purpose You’re calling me to! (no matter how hard or unusual it may seem!) help me to live [for You] daily!
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. Psalm 28:7
I want to share that yesterday I experienced a glimpse of victory over my fear! although I wouldn’t call it a “success”, was certainly a step in the right direction. actually, not a step, I’m going to call it a leap! too much to get into here. I’ll just say I wasn’t going to let the “all consuming” fear paralyze me. I accepted the challenge, posted sticky notes (pic to follow) to remind me Who was in control and hit it head-on. I read once “what you fear reveals where you trust God the least” (Craig Groeschel)… not today!!
I sought the Lord , and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. (Psalms 34:4 NIV84)
there really is so much more to come on this topic… I’m done with letting this fear stop me!! yesterday was a breakthrough. with the help of a very dear friend (who just happens to be a Life Coach) I was able to get in touch with a childhood memory that has plagued me long enough!! all having to do with my fear of crowds, and even more so, my fear of speaking!
take a moment to look around. we have so much to be thankful for, even in the midst of hard times.
this Thanksgiving (and every day of my life) I’m thankful for my faith! w/o it, I don’t know how I’d make it through each day. faith has so many benefits. things like: assurance, comfort, peace, security, freedom and joy.
it’s no secret that my kids are my life. parenting gets more difficult as they grow. maybe not physically, but mentally, emotionally and most definitely financially. different seasons, call for different parenting skills. so in a sense, I’m also forever growing.
this morning I’m thankful for my faith that reassures me that even though as a mom I can never be perfect and know exactly what to say and do, He’s got my back. His faithfulness isn’t just for me but for the generation I’m raising and all generations to follow! so even though I mess up from time to time, He remains faithful and I trust He will be there for them, as He is for me!
Thank You Lord for loving my kids more than I ever could and showing Yourself real to them as You’ve done for me. Thank You for promising to do so!
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
Psalm 100:4-5 NIV
Happy Mother’s Day
lots of chatter going on, in response to yesterday’s “Day in History!” of course this is very expected and I respect views on both sides of the (prayerfully one day) [non]- issue. we are products of the way we were raised and the environment in which we find ourselves today. we ALL have a choice here and that choice is either to love or not.
I, by no means, have an activist bone in my body but after reading some hurtful “truths” all I can do is respond in love and with love. sometimes I hesitate to call myself a Christian because of the way “Christians” act toward other human beings. aren’t we called to love one another? in spite of who we think someone may or may not be. in spite of what we believe the Bible says or doesn’t say. God has made each and every one of us in His likeness, period. this may be stepping out on a limb here, but unless you’ve faced this topic square in the face, you really don’t know the half of it. I challenge you to really research what the Bible says and not take others’ word for it. Let Him speak to you and search your own heart. stop hating and start loving! stop throwing stones, drop them all! and let God work as He pleases! doesn’t He have the final say anyway?
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. (John 15:12 NIV)
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. (John 13:34 NIV)
being a mom is no easy task. it is a never ending responsibility. 24/7 care and concern for your child. there is no room for selfishness as our child’s dreams replace our own. daily prayers for them and the people that cross their path. we are caregivers, counselor, teacher, nurse, bank, chef, maid, alarm clock, taxi, personal shopper, personal assistant, repair man, “where is it” master, and the most important responsibility … an example! your kids are always watching. this job is not one to be taken lighthearted. to mom’s who do this alone, as my mom did, you are Rock Stars!
Her children rise up and call her blessed; (Proverbs 31:28a NKJV)
if you’re feeling distant, remember He’s not the one who moved!
For the Lord loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones. (Psalm 37:28a NIV)
the concept that He will never leave you or forsake you is found many times throughout the bible. check it out …
1 Kings 8:57
1 Chronicles 28:20
God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” (Hebrews 13:5b-6 NIV)
I love when I find these! #notetoself
Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. (Psalm 27:14 NIV)
IF/THEN statements! being a math geek, I can say these are one of my favorite types of statements. I tend to, unconsciously, turn situations into if/then statements. I did this while reading Psalm 1:2-3
2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, [IF]
and who meditates on his law day and night.
3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither— [THEN]
whatever they do prospers.
this is not about prosperity to me but ASSURANCE! IF I am daily living for Him, THEN it is He that provides the assurance in my life!
No Debate Here