Thursday, February 16, 2012
It was during one of these moments of questioning that she heard the still small voice of her heavenly Father speak to her heart. "You are a wife and mother because that is what I have called you to be. Much of what you do is hidden from the public eye. But I notice. Most of what you give is done without remuneration. But I am your reward. your husband cannot be the man I have called him to be without your support. Your influence upon him is greater than you think and more powerful than you will ever know. I bless him through your service and honor him through you love. Your children are precious to Me. Even more precious than they are to you. I have entrusted them to your care to raise for me. What you invest in them is an offering to me. You may never be in the public spotlight. But your obedience shines as a bright light before me. Continue on. Remember you are My servant. Do all to please Me."
Sunday, January 9, 2011
what's not given.
God gives us what we need!
A. Thank God for what we do have. Psalm 131:2. "But I have stilled and quieted myself, just as a small child is quiet with its mother. Yes, like a small child is my soul within me."
B. Learn to Trust.
Give to God what you are wishing for.
Psalm 16:5. "Lord, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing. You guard all that is mine."
He has assigned me what I have and am doing.
With acceptance comes peace.
1. Complain of NOTHING! Not even the weather.
2. NEVER picture yourself in which you are not.
3. NEVER compare your own lot with that of anyone else.
4. NEVER dwell on wishing this or that had happened or was otherwise
than it was.
5. NEVER dwell on tomorrow.
C. How much is enough?
Am I being a good steward to what God HAS given me?
Study and take inventory of everything in my house.
Get rid of things you aren't using and bless someone else with it.
She said that if she hasn't wore a particular article of clothing in a year, then she parts with it.
There is another sheet to the notes that I haven't been able to find. When I do, I'll post it here. I hope this is helpful to someone. I know it has helped me. She has many books that are worth the read. I am so thankful for wise christians we can gleen from. The heritage she comes from and the one she is leaving is rich in the Lord Jesus.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
I have asked God many times why I have experienced so much pain. One day he answered through a gal I barely knew. Compassion. I would not have the compassion I have if it weren't for the pain experienced. That seems so obvious to me now. Thank you God for knowing what I need for the plan you have for my life, not what I think I need for the plans I have for my life.
I want you to know I have had numerous blessings in my life, also. I am immensely grateful to God for changing my heart and plans. I am thankful for a God who knows me better than I do and still loves me and calls me friend. He is never too busy to listen, care, help, love, forgive...I could go on. No matter what you are facing you don't have to walk it alone. He is no respector of persons. He doesn't have favorites. What He has done for me and so many others, He will do for you. Just ask. He says to cast your cares on Him, for He cares for you. The creator of the universe and of me and you really cares. Whatever burden you carry, cast it over to God. We were never meant to carry so much that we try to handle ourselves. It hinders us from enjoying the many blessings surrounding us daily. His mercies are new every morning. I will talk some more about this next time.
Monday, January 4, 2010
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
I can't believe it is August! I've really intended to blog more faithfully. Life seems to happen and then there isn't time for putting my thoughts together, which is challenging enough. Anyway, I am still here. Until next time... Here is a recipe from my friend, Rhonda.
Cherry Cream Salad.
Cool Whip, thawed (16 oz.); 1 can crushed pineapple, drained(12 oz.); 1 c. pecans, chopped;1 can Comstock Cherry Pie Mix (21 oz.), 1 can Eagle Brand milk(14 oz.).
Directions: Thaw cool whip to mixing consistency. Drain pineapple and stir into cool whip.Add other ingredients and mix well. Put in freezer. Thaw a few hours before serving. Delicious! If you want it to be more red or pink, add a few drops of red food coloring.