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 




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