Friday, April 11, 2014
Boy did this speak to me today! Many a day I surprised myself by how far I have to go. I feel that I am ready for so many things, but when my heart is truly tested, I am susceptible to heading in the wrong direction. I'm grateful that I'm not failing as many tests as I did before. I know that He who began a good work in me will complete it (Philippians 1:6)! #ChildrenoftheDay
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Sometimes the simplest instructions can be the most powerful. 1 Thessalonians5:16 says "rejoice always." There is always something to rejoice about, even its just celebrating being among the living. But sometimes I am filled with lament about unfulfilled dreams or past failures. Then I'm tempted to jump on the hampster wheel and try to make things happen myself. Nearly everyday I pray for God to help me give up control. All I need to do is be still, and let Him fight for me (Exodus 14:14). In the meantime, rejoice over life's daily blessings my friends! #ChildrenoftheDay
Thursday, March 20, 2014
According to scripture, we are called to practice humility. This is quite difficult in today's world. I love social media, but there is a balance between engaging in it and being humble. Christ made himself of no reputation, taking the form of a servant (Philippians 2:7). That is the goal, to be a genuine, humble servant in all aspects of life.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Pride and timidity. I never really lumped the two together. I struggle with both. It's so hard to know when one or the other is interfering with His plan for my life. Can't wait to see what Thessolonians 1 and 2 have to say about this conundrum! #ChildrenoftheDay
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Today I was directed to and inspired by Psalm 46:10 - "be still and know that I am God." This is profound for a (self-proclaimed mind you) go-getter who likes to charge ahead when I put something in my sights. It didn't take long for life to knock me back. After 10 years in the wilderness (yikes), I learned the importance of obedience and waiting. I'm wiser now, but it's still a daily battle to stay in the word, watch for His presence and follow His direction. All the while praying for discernment. Here's to continuing to grow!
Friday, March 14, 2014
Our world is driven by communication. Now that everything is digital, we are communicating not just face to face but on Facebook, Twitter, our blogs, etc. I confess to how tempted I am to say whatever will make people happy. I want to tweet something profound, write something that will overwhelm people, or not say something because I don't want to be view negatively. I'm happy to share a little inspiration straight from scripture to help us move past this temptation. 1 Thesselonians 2:4b says we speak not please men, but rather God, who examines our hearts. May we all take this to heart and let it edify our conversations (and status updates, tweets, etc.). #ChildrenoftheDay