Thursday, September 13, 2012

lean on Him...

September 13, 2012

Isaiah 10:14-20

V 20 …but lean on the Lord, the Holy One of Israel


I was sitting here today thinking of all that God’s strength has lead me to accomplish in my life and I am amazed. When God convicted me and Terry to Home-school our children, I had no idea how much God would strengthen me. I was really clueless of what would be expected of me, but through it all He has held me up. The thing about God giving you strength is that you don’t realize it, really, at the time it’s happening. It’s after everything is over that you come to understand that apart from His strength you would have failed! I am thankful that I can lean on Him!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

God's guiding hand...

September 12, 2012

Isaiah 10:12-13

V 12 By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom, for I have understanding…


I love knowing God is in control. I mean it gives me great comfort, even in the midst of pain and scary moments. God’s control is the one thing I can constantly turn to and rely on. It is always there and He is always the same. I know that even in the darkest moments He guides my steps.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

...He keeps watch

September 11, 2012

Psalm 66:7 …whose eyes keep watch on the nations


This is the verse I read today in Psalms. It’s yet another example of how God comforts, exhorts, and teaches from His word. How appropriate and comforting that I read this verse today on the 11th anniversary of 9-11. As I was reading FaceBook this morning, everyone was asking “Do you remember what you were doing on that day?” Well, yes, of course I remember, I’m sure everyone will always remember. On that September 11 I was, coincidently, doing the same thing I’m doing this September 11; taking care of my babies, but that day I only had one instead of three! On this day today, the 11th anniversary of 9-11, I choose to be thankful that for 11 years God has allowed me to be home with my children. I wouldn’t trade one minute with them for anything else. I am also comforted, on this day, to know that like this verse tells us; God’s eyes keep watch over all the nations. Who better to look out for us than God, right?

Monday, September 10, 2012

being self-indulgent and little gifts...

September 10, 2012

1 Timothy 5:6 but she who is self-indulgent is dead even while she lives


I was flipping through my bible this morning and this is what I read. God has done this on numerous occasions. I would read something that I just KNEW was meant to apply to something I was going through at a particular moment. This is one of those moments. I’m faced with a big week with lots to do, many tasks to be preformed. Nothing more than any other mom or woman, but just an abnormally busy week; however, without keeping on task I will be unable to perform them. If I give into “self-indulgencies” I will make this week way more stressful than necessary. I love how God gives me a reminder like this.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Shouting my praises...

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September 5, 2012

Hebrews 13:15-16 Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name .Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God


This weekend I have had some tangible evidence of God’s great gifts to me. He has been unbelievably merciful and giving to my family, always, but this weekend I have been shown tangible examples of His goodness. I praise Him. Not just for what He has given, but I praise Him that He gave it in the first place. I thank Him that His will for me has lead me here to this place in my life. I thank Him for my children, my husband, and above all else, my salvation! May I never “Neglect” to share to all from the rooftops Your great goodness to me!