Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Seven Affirmations of a Perfect Helper


The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him."


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Seven Affirmations: by Promises Promise Understanding & Encouraging Your Husband 

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Tea Time with GOD: Wise Words



The wise don’t engage in empty chatter, what good are such words?
{Job 15:3}

Wise words bring many benefits, and hard work brings rewards.
{Proverbs 12:14}

The words we choose are powerful. They can destroy and hurt or they can bring healing, joy, strength, encouragement, comfort, peace, and so much more. The LORD is always there to lend a helping hand, I know I do not want to be a foolish woman, who thinks she can do this all on her own. I want to be wise in the choices I make. I want to speak gracefully, kindly, and wisely. I want the words I choose to Glorify and honor the LORD.

{Proverbs 16:21} says: The wise are know for their understanding, and pleasant words are persuasive. We can impact the world, just by our speech. We should constantly be aware of the things that come out of our mouths and ask ourselves; “Does what I have to say impart Grace, bring healing, will it be persuasive to our hearers"? What, will they gain, by listening to our words? Will they gain hurt? Heartache? Belittlement? Will we discourage them?  Will they lose hope? Or will our words bring healing? Bring peace and encouragement to their precious hearts? Will we choose to comfort them with graceful words, will we extend grace and mercy?

Reverent Women, Let us use our words wisely. 

O Precious LORD,
Please help us in this area of our lives, may the tone of our voices be gentle, kind and respectful. May the words that come out of our mouths be wise and encouraging. May our words, echo kindness in our hearers heart’s. Teach us how to be gentle, forgiving, compassionate Women, who choose words that bring healing, peace, encouragement, hope, joy, goodness, kindness, grace, and YOUR LOVE to our hearers . Cleanse us, and purify our hearts O LORD. May we know and understand the value of wise words. Please LORD, make us reverent women who wholly and reverently fear YOUR NAME. We Worship YOU! For there is NO other.
In Jesus Name. Amen.

   
Wise words satisfy like a good meal; the right words bring satisfaction. {Proverbs 18:20}

From a wise mind, come wise speech; the words of the wise are PERSUASIVE. {Proverbs 16:23}

A fool’s proud talk becomes a rod that beats him, but the words of the wise keep them safe. {Proverbs 14:3}




Tuesday, January 24, 2012

What can I do so I don't lose my temper with my children?


          I must step back and take a look at myself, my actions and my attitude. If I want to be effective with my Children, I must target at their hearts. It's all to easy for me, to scream and shout. That is very simple to do. I must be firm, loving and sincere with the way I choose to instruct my children. Rather than screaming, with a demeaning voice. I Praise their efforts, I tell them how wonderful of a job they do when I need them to get things done.

Encouragement is effective and especially boys they thrive off encouragement and praise. I tell my children how much I appreciate their help. They cleaned their room, my reply; "Wow what an amazing job you did! You room is shining. Thank you so much for your help. I am so thankful."

My children are 3, 4 and 6. I thank God for He shows me how to raise them. What also helps is for me to think about, how did I feel as a child, when I was so often yelled at? When all I wanted, was love and just a hug.

It reminds me to stay calm, say a prayer and ask for the LORD'S help.

Another thing I do with my children when they are not listening. I ask them; "so if you get married someday and have children, how will you feel when they don't listen to you? How will you discipline them? My 4 year olds response; " I would pray for them." Wow, now tell me that isn't Amazing! I was amazed to hear my son's response. Great answer!

What works? Encouragement, dedication, love, prayer and GOD'S Glorious ways.

Who, on this earth, is perfect?

Note to self: Lighten up and love those children. :)

"When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness." {Proverbs 31:26}NLT 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tea Time with GOD: The Tea Cup Story



       A couple vacationing in Europe went strolling down a little street and saw a quaint little gift shop with a beautiful teacup in the window. The lady collected teacups and she wanted this one for her collection, so she went inside to buy the teacup, and as the story goes the teacup spoke and said:

"I want you to know that I have not always looked like this. It took the process of pain to bring me to this point. You see, there was a time when I was just clay and the Master came and He pounded me and He squeezed me and He kneaded me and I screamed: "STOP THAT!". But He just smiled and said, "Not yet".

Then He took me and put me on the shelf and I went round and round and round and round... and while I was spinning and getting dizzier and dizzier I screamed again and I said, "Please get me off this thing... please get me off!" And the Master was looking at me and he was smiling, as He said, "Not yet".

Then He took me and walked toward the oven and shut the door and turned up the heat and I could see Him through the window of the oven and it was getting hotter and hotter and I thought, "He's going to burn me to death!".

And I started pounding on the inside of the oven and I said, "Master, let me out, let me out, let me out!", and I could see that He was smiling as He said "Not yet". Then He opened the door and I was fresh and free and He took me out of the oven and He put me on the table and then He got some paint and a paintbrush.

He started dabbing me and making swirls all over me and I started to gag and I said: "Master, stop it... stop it... stop it please... you're making me gag". He just smiled as He said "not yet".

Then very gently He picked me up again and He started walking toward the oven and I said, "Master, NO!! Not again, pleeeease!!". He opened the oven door and He slipped me inside and He shut the door and this time He turned the heat up twice as hot as before and I thought, "He's going to kill me!!", and I looked through the window of the oven and I started to pound on it, saying, "Master... Master, please let me out... please let me out... let me out!".

I could see that He was smiling but I also noticed a tear trickle down His cheek as I watched Him mouth the words, "Not yet!"

Just as I thought I was about to die, the door opened and He reached in ever so gently and took me out, fresh and free and He went and placed me on a high shelf and He said: "There, I have created what I intended. Would you like to see yourself?" I said, "Yes". He handed me a mirror and I looked and I looked again and I said, "That's not me, I'm just a lump of clay".

He said, "Yes, that IS you, but it took the process of pain to bring you to this place. You see, had I not worked you when you were clay, then you would have dried up.

If I had not subjected you to the stress of the wheel you would have crumbled. If I had not put you into the heat of the oven you would have cracked. If I had not painted you there would be no color in your life. But, it was the second oven that gave you the strength to endure. Now you are everything I intended you to be - from the beginning." And I, the teacup, heard myself saying something I never thought I would hear myself saying, "Master, forgive me, I did not trust you. I thought you were going to harm me, I did not know you had a glorious future and a hope for me. I was too shortsighted, but I want to thank you.

I want to thank you for the suffering. I want to thank you for the process of pain. Here I am! I give you myself - fill me; pour from me, use me as you see fit. I really want to be a vessel that brings you glory within my life."

                {Author Unknown}


 "HE has made everything beautiful in it's time. HE has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end." {Ecclesiastes 3:11}

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Don’t believe the hype by Tamara Patrick

It’s so easy to get caught up in worldly things. It is so easy to drift away from God, our one and only source of life and all that is. It is so easy to believe that you are a body who has a soul, when in fact it’s the other way around; you are a soul with a body.

Don’t believe the hype. You are not your clothes, your hair or your shoes. Beauty has nothing to do with outer appearance. ‘Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.’ - 1 Peter 3:3-4

You are not what other people say or think about you. Not one bad word (or compliment!) made by other people can ever define who you really are. God is who you are! God is our only and true source of life and all that is! God lives in us and we in Him. You are more than what you wear, more than the money you own, the car you drive and the people you hang with. If you know this, and you still feel the need to chase after worldly things… remember that you are only chasing them to fill an empty heart. Searching for love in worldly things and other people will never (NEVER!) satisfy you. Only God is love, and only God can give you this perfect love you’re searching for.

Thanks for sharing Tamara! Excellent Post!
She's a Remarkable, Talented Lady, all for the Glory of GOD. The LORD is who inspires her. ♥

You can find Tamara's Writings at: THIS WORD IS LOVE

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Tea Time with GOD: A Gift of Contentment

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LORD, you will give perfect peace to anyone who commits himself to be faithful to you That's because he trust in you. 

Peace and Contentment go hand in hand. GOD promises: Anyone who commits himself to be Faithful to HIM and Trust HIM. HE will keep in Perfect Peace. 

GOD'S Promises are Faithful and TRUE. The LORD tells us, not only to hear the Word but to be Doer's of the Word. I'm committing myself to be faithful to HIM asking for HIS guidance, strength and help. I TRUST HIM no matter my circumstances, no matter my trials, no matter the opposition! My flesh is weak but the spirit is willing. I will discipline my self as an athlete disciplines with intense training. I will seek the LORD, in all that I do. Because HE, promises to supply all our needs. 

Dear Gracious LORD, 
I thank you in advance for what YOU'VE already done. YOU are our gift of CONTENTMENT. Please Pour YOUR HOLY Spirit upon us. Please keep our minds fixed upon YOU. Please give us the strength we need, the peace within to do YOUR good and perfect will. 

The LORD is my strength and my song. {Exodus 15:2}

Monday, January 9, 2012

Cheerful

The cheerful heart has a continual feast. *A happy heart is good medicine, and a cheerful mind works healing, but a broken spirit dries up the bones. * The Lord ... Said, "Be of good cheer." * The joy of the Lord is your strength.
{Proverbs 15:15 NIV, Proverbs 17:22, Acts 23:11 KJV, Nehemiah 8:10}

The LORD said; "Be of good cheer."

We have many reasons to rejoice and be cheerful. All HE's done on calvary, for You, for me, for everyone!
HE'S wiped our sins away. HE Loved us while we were yet sinners! {Romans 5:8} 
Dead in our sin, blinded by darkness, yet HE paid the debt in full. HE hung on a tree where I deserved to be.  HE loved me still, while I was out chasing my thrills.
HE took our penalties, HE bore our sins, HE set us free!
Now let me be who HE'S called me to BE, I give my life to THEE!
I've wasted enough of my life living in darkness, living for self, living life's pleasures, but it was never enough.
When HE called me I did nothing to deserve HIS Grace. I was sitting in darkness, in complete disgrace.
    HIS LOVE reached my heart that was all torn apart,
HE took my brokeness, all my emptiness,
All my broken pieces.
HE took my ashes and Replaced it with a CROWN of Joy, Strength and Dignity. HE never ceases to amaze me. HE gives those who ask, Integrity.
HE gave me eyes to see, ears to hear, a heart that exclaims! "O how I Love THEE!"
HE gave me LIFE! 
HE took my strife.    
 HE is Mighty to SAVE,  HE Restores, HE Heals the broken hearted,  A Strong TOWER, A Refuge, A Shelter from the Storm.
HE is the KING of Kings, the LORD of lords, The PRINCE of PEACE. 
HE is GLORIOUS, so Marvelous! Incredible! Astonishing! 
HE makes this heart sing! 

We have many reasons to BE OF GOOD CHEER! HE will never leave us nor forsake us, HE PROMISES, to give us a HOPE and a FUTURE! Victory is OURS! IF GOD is for us, Who can be against us? The JOY of the LORD is our strength! I am cheerful in HIM! Therefore, I will gladly boast in my weaknesses and Boast in my GOD. I am weak but HE is STRONG! HE is my JOY, my SONG, my PEACE within! The Air I Breath, My Daily Bread!
HE Is The GREAT I AM



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Friday, January 6, 2012

Walk in Love ♥

 "And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God."



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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Tea Time with GOD: I know something Good


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I Know Something Good About You

Wouldn't this world be better, if folks whom we meet would say
"I know something good about you,"
And treat you just that way?
Wouldn't it be splendid,
If each hand shake good and true, Carried with it this assurance;
"I know something good about you?"
Wouldn't life be happier,
If the good that's in us all,
Were the only thing about us 
That people would recall?
Wouldn't our days be sweeter,
If we praised the good we see;
For there is a lot of goodness,
In the worst of you and me?
Wouldn't it be fine to practice,
This way of thinking too;
You know something good about me,
I know something good about you?

{Author Unknown}

And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.

To focus on the good, is to be keenly aware of the blessings God has so generously bestowed upon us. To focus on HIM and His attributes; He is Goodness, Kindness, Gracious, Merciful, Forgiving, Loving and TRUE.
I will look to the good and give praise for all the positive things that does go on. I will stop and take the time to appreciate ones kindness. I will overlook an offense because the LORD has overlooked thousands of mine. I will be, who GOD has called me to be through the Power of HIS Might because I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. Let us be women, who shine for HIS GLORY. Being kind and true, tenderhearted, forgiving one another. 

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