Thursday, May 17, 2012
"Open your mouth on behalf of those unable to speak, for the legal rights of the dying" psalm 31:8. I have read this passage before, just not slowly and deliberately. So many things came at me. Abortion, what about the babies who never had a voice? Children, what about the ones who are never taken to church, never given the chance to hear the gospel? The elderly, what about the ones who can't remember and are just put in a home until the end? What about the girl who is pregnant and unmarried and scared and alone? What about the drug addict who desperately wants to quit but does not know how, or is given the chance. I am to be the voice for those. I am suppose to tell people to "listen" to them. Really hear what they are saying. Stop judging and help!
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
I have been a Christian long enough to know that as soon as I start being more motivated and hungry for God the attack is not far behind. Why am I always caught off guard? The word says to DAILY put on the WHOLE armour of God. This is exactly why we should. So we don't get caught off guard. It seems like one problem after another sometimes, with very littly room to come up for air. But with the armour of God, I can be protected. Will the trials still come? YES! Will my flesh still want to quit? YES, probably. Can I conquour and overcome? YES, YES, YES! And I don't have to do anything, He has already done the work for me.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Today was the first day of the online study of the Proverbs 31 woman. The focus was on the first two verses. Verse 1 tells us that this is an oracle given to the king by his mother. The message calls it "strong advice". The king James calls it a prophecy. So that means that this whole chapter is not only something that I need to learn to be, but I need to teach my son how to find it. Not just live it, teach him. If I don't teach him, the world will. I would much rather. have a daughter-in-law who is a proverbs 31 woman than a worldly one.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
So now my children are grown for the most part. My son is 14 and still at home, but not as needy as a young child. I wonder how Mary felt as Jesus grew and did not need her as much. It is great to look at what wonderful people my children have become. All the hard work paid off. Now I get to watch my daughter raise her daughter. I get to reflect on their childhood. Did Mary reflect on Jesus's childhood? Did she have regrets, things she wished she would have done? Or was she just grateful and proud of how he grew. I know that He is the Son of God, so she had help in His raising. But then, so do I. god has helped me raise my children as well. Yes I have made mistakes, didn't Mary as well? I am very proud of my children, even with the mistakes I made!