Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Grace of God


Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ... 2 Corinthians 2:14

In Christ there is joy
In Christ there is freedom
In Christ there is forgiveness
In Christ there is victory
In Christ there is mercy
In Christ there is grace
In Christ there is love
In Christ there is strength

Your love O’LORD is enough.

Dear LORD, please help me to forgive and not be easily offended. Help me to see things your way, help me not to need people or need anything from them. Help me to love people, to persevere, to forgive, to extend grace, help me to have a heart full of joy and compassion. Thank you LORD that You forgive me, thank you that You extend so much mercy and grace. xoxoxo




Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Hope



I will keep the hope alive because when I fall down I get stronger. My fears seem to face me daily. I have never had so many difficult relationships in my life. This world could feel so cold and lonely. Even in the midst of difficulties— I choose to love. I choose to put my hope and trust in the Lord. I choose to please the Lord rather than living for the approval of others. My strength is found in the Lord, my joy and hope comes from Him. 


I need Jesus 
I need His love
I need His tender care
I need His guidance 
I need His protection 
I need Him. 


Peace and Joy are found in Him. 

Ecclesiastes 3:3-4 ... A time to breakdown and a time to build up. A time to weep, and a time to laugh... 

Proverbs 31:25 Strength and honor are her clothing; she shall rejoice in time to come. 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Persevering Through the Challenges of Life

It's been awhile since I've posted, my life seems to be filled with so many challenges. This military life style can surely be difficult. I'm learning to keep my eyes focused on the LORD and not on all the challenges life brings. Spiritual warfare is a real thing. The enemy works day and night and would love to tear my family apart. I really feel like I'm clinging to the LORD by a tiny string. I'm fighting hard for my marriage by the power of GOD because honestly if it was in my own strength I would have left this marriage a long time ago. But I wont, my heart tells me not to give up, have hope, stand strong, pray hard for your man and Trust GOD in all this. It would be so wonderful if i could say that my marriage is so perfectly wonderful, the truth is it's so enormously hard. It can be so lonely; a spiritually dry place.

Honestly, it can be easy to feel bitter. It can be so easy to get distracted by the things of this world. I'm choosing the LORD, to hear his voice of truth through His word. I choose to look to God and not the things of this world. The Lord is all I have and what I mean by that is that He is the only one who fills all this brokenness and emptiness up. His Love is enough, the LORD is everything and more. We walk by faith and not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7

I'm praying for marriages, I'm praying that we as woman would stand strong in the LORD and know that GOD has this battle, He is in control. "Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," says the Lord." Romans 12:19



    

Firmly Determined


                                



I refuse to believe what I do is unimportant, that it's a job I can pay someone else to do. These duties are mine and no other's. And they are not just responsibility, but privilege, no matter how messy the job or hectic the day. 

I refuse to believe that loving and submitting to my husband makes me weak and spineless. It takes much more strength to submit your will to another's than to bow at the altar of Self. We are a team not to be reckoned with...fighting spiritual battles side by side, each in the role God has called us to.

I refuse to believe that pregnancy is too hard, the days too long, the work is unrewarded, the groceries too costly or the laundry mountain too high. 

I refuse to believe the devil's lie that I'm wasting my gifts, wasting my intelligence, wasting my youthfulness, or wasting the best years of my life by being a homemaker.

I know better.

I am a queen. Queen of my husband's heart, queen of the schedule this family operates under, queen of this tiny sliver of God's Kingdom called Home. My words and convictions have the power and influence to shape this nation's future.

Resolved:

To look past the temporary inheritance of a bigger house, a great 401K, plenty of leisure funds and only enough children we can afford to send to name-brand colleges.

Resolved:

To live life swimming upstream for Jesus no matter how angry the other fish get. My priorities will not be determined by what society expects of me.      

I'm on a divine mission. Little souls hang in the balance. And I refuse to believe they're not worth the fight.

Resolved: 

To see a bigger picture instead. 

Resolved; Firmly determined to do something.



-- Bambi Moore
Queen of the Home 
by Jennifer M. McBride 




Saturday, February 27, 2016

Biblical Womanhood: Sweet Submission


                                       


     I love learning and growing stronger and closer to the LORD. I love to seek His will. I take great delight in His ways because I once lived in complete darkness, far apart from Christ. I'm so excited about learning more and more about biblical womanhood and what true submission is. I did not always have a good attitude about it. There were a lot of times I studied God's word and read books about biblical womanhood and I would become discouraged, frustrated, and even angry at times. I'd close the books and in my heart I would say, "God, this is so hard and I don't understand?" Biblical submission was so foreign to me, my heart can be so rebellious... For some reason I could not comprehend it. Independence has always been my struggle and even as a child, I'd tell my mom; "No, mommy I don't need help, I can do it by myself." The problem was that type of attitude stuck with me throughout my adulthood and into my marriage. My ugly thoughts were; "I don't need you," "I can do this on my own," "I'm highly capable," "I'm not lazy, I can do this." "I don't need help, I'd rather do it on my own and get the job done," "let me have my space, your in my way," "I like taking control of my own life," "let me lead, I'm in charge," "don't tell me what to do," "if I submit to my husband, he will walk all over me," "i'll be a doormat," "I can't submit because he's living for himself," "I can't submit because he's not following You." "I'll do as I please." And the list went on and on. Ugly! I know. This kind of thinking is not honorable at all and to treat people this way was a sure sign that I was secretly treating God that way. If I could not submit to the human authority God placed over me for my protection what made me think I was submitting to God? I was rebellious and stubborn. The enemy still whispers those same lies today as he did in the garden; "Did God really say? ..." 

I'm so thankful God did not give up on me or leave me clueless. It was a process, admitting how desperately I needed God's help, confessing my sins, letting God speak to my heart, meditating on His all sufficient word, Letting Him wash my mind with the truth of His Word and exposing the lies of this world. Submission means God intervenes.  

“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.”
Proverbs 3:5-6 AMP

Oh, let me be a woman full of grace, mercy, forgiveness, peace, and love. A woman who reverences her husband. Let everything I do be for His glory. It's not about me. Less of me, more of HIM. 

The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. {Psalm 126:3} 

“A virtuous and worthy wife [earnest and strong in character] is a crowning joy to her husband, but she who makes him ashamed is as rottenness in his bones. [Prov. 31:23; I Cor. 11:7.]” {Proverbs 12:4 AMP}

Dear husband, I adore you... I respect you... I submit... 



Sunday, May 31, 2015

What She Speaks


                         



Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and ill tempered wife. 
{Proverbs 21:19}

I admit, I struggle with my emotions and sometimes my emotions drag me down. With all my heart, I do not want to be a quarrelsome wife or an ill tempered wife. I get so frustrated when I'm feeling misunderstood or I cannot articulate something to my husband in a way he can understand my heart. I get confused and even annoyed. I do not like those feelings nor do I even like to let my emotions control me. I really thank God so much that my husband is so patient with me. We have been married over 10 1/2 years now and in the beginning of our marriage I was an emotional wreck. :( 
I am 36 years old and I am still learning so much about biblical womanhood. 

I really had to learn a different way of communicating with my husband. I have to practice how to speak to him in a respectful tone of voice. I had to practice and make sure my facial expressions were not conveying disrespect and dishonor. I truly take delight in God's perfect design for womanhood. God's Word is teaching me so much about character, honor, respect, womanhood, and submitting to my husband in a God honoring way (really its beautiful). It's our trust in God that enables us to submit. I really had to do a lot of confessing to the LORD and admitting how desperately, I needed His help and abundant grace in this area of my life.        

Dear LORD, Your design for womanhood is amazingly beautiful, I delight in your decrees and in Your ways. Please LORD, teach me how to truly honor and respect my husband. Show me how to take control of my emotions and use them for your glory. Teach me the skill of clear, respectful communication. Let my words be wisely chosen.   

 She opens her mouth with wisdom; and on her tongue is the law of kindness.
 {Proverbs 31:26}

Wednesday, May 13, 2015




A wise woman builds her home, but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands. 
{Proverbs 14:1}

She does him good and not evil all the days of her life. 
{Proverbs 31:12} 

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