I am no longer the things of my past...I am the daughter of the Great I AM.

Exodus 3:14
And God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM." And He said, "Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, 'I AM has sent me to you.'"
2 Corithians 6:18
I will be a Father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

How Do we Treat God's Authority?

It is funny to watch an over zealous mall cop get ignored and left behind.  I am sure we all chuckled a little... or maybe a lot.  It is a funny clip... and it is a clip that God has used to teach me a lesson... imagine that!

As I considered this clip, it left me wondering...  How often has God tried stopping me, and yet I just ignored Him?  How often have I felt the nudging of the Holy Spirit, and chose my path instead of His? How often have I known what I should do, and yet did what I wanted instead?  How often have I rejected the authority of God and chose my own authority?

We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the right answer.  People may be pure in their own eyes, but the Lord examines their motives.  Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.
Proverbs 16:1-3

Lord, soften my heart that I might be open to your directions.  Help me to never ignore your instructions.  Help me not to reject Your authority and your plans for me.  In Jesus name, Amen.

Hope this have given you something to consider.

Friday, January 11, 2013

How am I using my Talents?

I love studying the Proverbs 31 woman, and it is little secret that my desire is to become such a wife and mom.  Recently, as I was studying this passage, and one of the familiar verses revealed something new to me... Don't you just love when that happens? I do!

Proverbs 31:13
She seeks wool and flax, and willingly works with her hands.

Here is what I gleaned...

I am not to be lazy.  I need to take inventory of both my talents and my resources.  Then ... and here is the important part ... I am to use both to benefit my home.  Everything the Proverbs 31 woman did benefited her family and home.

Now, let me throw in a little Titus 2... As a mom of a daughter, I am prayerfully watching her.  I want to help her develop the talents God has given her.  I want to guide her in a manner that one day she will be able to use those talents benefit her own family.