Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I Will Trust You, God

Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved. Psalm 55:22
Whenever I am afraid, I will trust You. Psalm 56:3 NKJ

I don't always understand things. Sometimes I look for sense in what appears to me to be an absolute senseless situation. There have been times that no matter how hard I look I still don't get it and that is when I have to just take God at His Word.

Faith. Not at what is seen but at what is unseen. God's Word says that when I give Him my hurts or burdens that He will sustain me! When I am afraid I will trust in Him! I will to trust Him...I will make a conscious decision to trust Him.

It is easy to trust Him when everything goes the way "it should" or "my way." That really isn't faith now is it? Faith is trusting God when things are complex or scary or simply cannot make sense. When that happens run to Him! Run to His Word. Spend time in worship. Quote scripture out loud! And He will sustain us! If I trust Him, really trust Him....I won't be afraid!

Jesus, I will trust You! Thank You so much for sustaining me!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Get Ready, Get Set, GO!

Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. Matt 24:44NKJ

Get ready! Jesus is coming back and we need to be ready for Him! How exciting! We have so much to get done before comes to get us. We need to spread His Word. There are so many who don't know Him that need Him.

He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, Out of the miry clay, And set my feet upon a rock, [And] established my steps. Psalm 40:2 NKJ

Get set! He lifted me out of the pit and He set me on the Rock! He set me on His firm foundation! I love it because He set me on a safe place (Him) and I want to stay there in His protection and the secure place in Him!

And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. Mark 15:16 NKJ

Go! He saved us, equipped us and then instructed us! We need to go into our community, workplace and world and share His salvation with everyone! We need to live it and show them the way. We need to love the world. He loved us enough to die for us then we need to do our part and tell everyone!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Parenting is Tough, But You Can Do It!

15 The rod and rebuke give wisdom, But a child left to himself brings shame to his mother. Proverbs 29:15 NKJV

Kids are so cute but don't think that they are innocent. Think about it...when you see your child look over his or her shoulder before doing something that he knows is wrong then he is not innocent! If they are "innocent" then why would they "sneak" to do something? Because they know that what they are doing is wrong!

If you do nothing to correct them it won't get magically better on it's own! You have to correct the behavior. You need to give guidance and supervision! If you are consistent in your parenting and disciplines then they will have a great start! You desire a great future for your children and it takes work. If only child birth was the hardest part! It takes energy, effort and endurance! Don't think that when they hit jr. high that you are done! Whatever you do, do not give them large amounts of unsupervised time!

We tell our parents that God gives us a promise! Leave a child to his own ways and he will shame his mom! So Mothers, know where your children are and know what they are doing! The bible doesn't lie! One of the most important things to teach your kids is that God gives us a spirit of self control we just need to exercise it! I used to tell my kids that God already equipped them but I had to teach them to use it!

I just want to encourage the parents. Parenting is a race of endurance...don't give up...finish the race! Be consistent. It pays off! Teach them God's truth and principles so that when they are older they will love Him too! You can do this! There is no greater reward than to watch your kids worship and serve the Lord when they are adults!