Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wake up!

America is becoming desensitized to tragedy and violence. It is everywhere we turn: the news, movies, tv shows, video games, etc. Our kids are thinking nothing of shooting each other and why not, we allow them to play the video games that are desensitizing our youth.
We see so much tragedy around us, but honestly do we stop and actually shed a tear when we see 100s of family losing family members overseas in other countries or when we see starving babies on TV? We all need to WAKE UP and see what is going on around us and pray for people and ask God "How can I help? How can I make a difference?" I bet we would be surprised if we actually would wake up and ask!
God commanded us to love one another. We are to care for widows, orphans, and the poor. Do you have special widow that you have adopted to care for? An orphan? A poor family that you help? It is time to wake up and make a difference!
We need to wake up and take note of what is desensitizing us and make note and make a change!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Doing Good or Harm? Too busy for God?

"It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him." Genesis 2:18
Are we actually bringing good to our husband or harm?
As women, we can bring good to our husband, children, friends, co-workers, world… are we bringing good to those around us with our actions? Words? Do we bring encouragement?
Romans 13: 11-14 talks about waking up and not getting exhausted and distracted by day to day activities, but realizing God’s time is at hand. What have you done for God today? Are you stuck in your day to day rut?
This is honestly my weak area. I am a creature of routine and breaking out of my routine is really hard for me. After reading a different version of this chapter, it really hit home that I need to stop and listen and watch for God in my daily activities and break out of my routine to watch God working and to see what I can do for Him!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Lioness Arising

I just began reading the book Lioness Arising Wake Up and Change Your World by Lisa Bevere. I am just getting to the 2nd chapter and already realizing this will be an easy book to read. It centers around Numbers 23:19-24. "These people rise up like a lioness, like a majestic lion rousing itself."

"If ever there comes a time when the women of the world come together purely and simply for the benefit of mankind, it will be a force such as the world has never known. ~ Matthew Arnold"

The 2nd chapter begins with this quote. It really hits home when I read it. Us as women hear the saying "She is a force to be reckoned with." But if we stop to think, if all of us women would come together for the good, we really could change our world. We let ourselves believe lies that we aren’t good enough, we aren’t pretty enough, we aren’t strong enough, or we aren’t capable to do certain tasks, when really we are good enough!
We need to strive to be the loyal, trustworthy, caring people we are meant to be. Try to think of others and lend a helping hand. It is so easy to get caught up in the busyness of life. We need to step back as a woman and see how much just our attitude and actions are the main things that effect our husband, children, and the people around us. So my goal for today & future is try to encourage those around me, try to be dependable to my word so people will know they can rely on me, speak only positive, and trust God through my weakness.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Who is watching your life?

We never know when during our day to day same routine when we have people that watch to see how we live our life. Even as simply as telling someone you are going on a diet and trying this “diet plan” do you have a few people that secretly watch your life. It is when a certain one calls out of the blue to ask how long you have been doing “this plan” and actually says, well I will keep watching you and see how it goes. It makes you want to say – oh you have been watching me?
I know there are times in life we go through battles – ones that maybe only a few people know about or ones that the world knows about – that you have people watching your life. It is our choice daily to wake up and live for our Creator and do our very best and in those times pray we can be an example for HIM and let our light shine!