God’s word is the truth and the enemy will do all that he can to confuse and deceive us. I’ve experienced the fire of the Holy Spirit and I want to be able to continue to be filled with the Holy Spirit. I want to keep growing and expand my faith. I was taken back by some discouragement that I received from someone close to me. I woke up this morning and I prayed and read the bible. It’s funny and amazing how God works. I had something in my heart and I couldn’t necessarily put into words until I got a text from a sister in Christ. Everything that I felt and I couldn’t say she said in a text from a devotional.
This was her devotional for today: “Sometimes when you stand up for what is right, people around you will call you a fanatic and say you are overacting. The truth is the truth, and you are called to proclaim it. Sometimes when you pursue Jesus with all of you heart, all of your mind, all of your soul, and all of your strength, people will say you are too fervent. Fire is fire.
In Ephesians 6:13 it says, “Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day and have done everything to stand firm.”
It also says in 1 Corinthians 16:13 “Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.”
When you have a love for God and you yearn to be closer to God it always seems that’s when the enemy will pour out his lies. The enemy likes to use others to confuse our paths, distract us, and to deceive us. Stand firm on God’s word and know the truth.
The prayer for this devotional was the exact words that I was trying to find to say.
“I want to burn and shine for you even when people don’t understand my love for you. Help me to share your heart with the people around me so they can know you the way I do and burn and shine with me.”
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Have a blessed Tuesday,
I listened to a sermon at church mentioning about being busy and I wanted to share on this. I think this topic is very relatable to everyone. Anytime I talk to someone I always hear people say, “I’m so busy.” I myself, even say that I’m busy. What does busy mean? It means to be occupied or absorbed. If you are occupied with the many things that are causing you to be busy then where is there room for anything else?
Summer is exciting and I’m a mom who enjoys her child being home, but it is all too easy to get off to the wrong start. Having your kids home all summer can be exhausting, frustrating, and frankly just plain hard. For the moms who are stay at home moms and for the one’s who homeschool, God bless y’all! Y’all are amazing!
It can be difficult to transition from your child going to school for most of the day during the school week to being at home for 24/7. I am listing some tips that help me. I do only have one child which can be a lot easier compared to having more than one child at home. I do believe these tips can still be helpful.
I am so glad to be back from being sick and taking a week off. I just got back from a retreat and I wanted to share what I took away from the retreat. I repeatedly heard be bold, confident, and trust in God. Those words are pretty simple and it’s easy to say, but so hard to do.
What happens when unexpected life changes happen? Are we resilient or does it shake things up? Think about your daily routine. You probably do the same routine every morning. You take the same route to work. We are habitual when it comes to our daily lives. I know when even the simplest thing changes in my routine it can send a ripple effect through my whole day.
We tend to have self-reflection time when we need to figure things out. As a parent of a pre-teen I try my best to raise my son right and to be a good person. It wasn’t until we tried something different this year for Lent and it made such a huge impact on him that we are keeping it from now on. Anytime our son was disrespectful or talked back he spent 5 minutes reflecting on what he did in prayer.
Can I be brutally honest? If you have kids then you know that there are always struggles when it comes to parenting. It’s like running through a forest of hills where you go up and down with obstacles in your way. We can probably agree as a whole that it’s hard to be a parent, but have you ever felt like your child is especially hard? I wonder many times why other parents seem to have it easier than me. It’s not something that anyone would like to admit, I know I don’t. Have you ever felt like you try do everything that you can do to be a good parent, to help your child, and the results are still the same?
It felt great that I got to take a weeklong break to enjoy my family. It’s spring and it’s time to declutter, start fresh, and make things happen. It’s a new season and it’s probably my favorite season. Spring is a beautiful time in Texas. The flowers are blooming, the weather is warming up, and there are so many things to look forward to, but not only that it’s the perfect time to gain a new perspective. Several months ago we started fresh with a brand new year. Now that it’s spring, we can refocus and make sure we are following through on our goals.