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“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 (NIV) 

Yesterday at church God really spoke to me. It’s amazing how there might be several different points in a sermon but God makes sure that the one you need to hear is clear to you. I wrote last week about being still, letting God work and for me to stop giving him my suggestions. Well that was more than made clear yesterday at church. Our pastor was talking about as Christians we have access to God’s power all we need to do is ask Him, believe and to stop saying/feeling like things are impossible. Wow did that feel like I was being talked directly to! We are trying so hard to get out of debt, get our finances exactly where we believe God wants them and every time something starts to unfold that we think is what we need to have this happen it all falls a part. I have actually found myself praying saying to God how I feel like it is impossible (and of course I give my suggestions that He doesn’t need).

Last night my husband Chase and I had such a great talk. I shared my heart with him and he did the same and we had both found ourselves struggling with the same feelings. I honestly don’t know why we allow ourselves to feel this way because as God’s children we know that our lives are in His hands and He sees what we can not. This morning my friend sent me a text with a passage she had read that made her think of me and it was exactly what I needed to hear. It talked about how the circumstances you are in are for a reason, we are on His chosen path and that we can’t give up, we just have to remain faithful and attentive to Him and listen for His direction. It was another wow moment all over again. I love those moments when God lies on a friend’s heart a message for you that you really need to hear! It is always at the perfect time.

So today I am making a point to believe, trust and know that the circumstances of today are a part of God’s path for me and that they will come together for a better reason than I could imagine because as long as I stay faithful He will guide my every step!

Photo Credit: Michael Mulvey

Fun for Mom: Community

September 15, 2011 — Leave a comment

“The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense.” Proverbs 27:9 (NLT) 

“As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.” Proverbs 27:17 (NLT) 

Sometimes it feels like being a stay at home mom we never leave the house, right? Maybe it’s because the summer has been so hot you don’t want to get out in the heat. Could be rain, eventually the winter and the snow/ice it brings. Or if you’re like me and it’s because sometimes your husband needs the car. We have a car and a scooter. My husbands scooter however needs a part replaced before he can drive it again so my options are to take him to work if I want the car or let him have it and stay at the house all day. Now for a while this doesn’t bother me, it can actually be nice. Eli and I have our little routine we settle into on the days we don’t go anywhere. But, after a while we both get restless and feel the need to get out of the house. So with an effort to do just that I have looked for ways for us to have weekly activities. Last week was the first of a weekly craft day that my sister-in-law, friend and I started. I really enjoyed spending time with them and making some fun crafts. Plus it gave the babies time together too. Today I went to a Bible study that I was invited to. It was nice meeting other moms and spending time in a study and prayer. I am not someone who has to be on the go all the time, but like I said eventually I need to get out. These are two weekly things that I am looking forward to being a part of. It’s so good for us to get out of our daily routines and spend time with others, talking and enjoying each others company. The community we develop when we make that time for friends is something that will be with us always. It’s important for moms to have that time enjoying each others company and letting their kids play together. It may not be easy finding something to get involved with, so in any case start something and invite your friends. Enjoy the community of others moms, have fun!

“The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you!” Psalm 32:8 (NLT)

Direction. Sometimes it is hard to find. Especially when it feels like God is telling you to do something but you are unsure about what exactly it is. Not to mention all the times we doubt ourselves, our abilities and even doubt whether it is truly God speaking to us or just ourselves coming up with stuff. The ladies event at church last week touched on this topic and then the sermon this weekend did as well. It definitely felt like I was being talked directly to. I know I am not the only one who knows what that feels like! Lately I have felt like God is speaking to me, calling me to do something, yet I don’t exactly know what He wants me to do. I know that He me wants to do something with my passion for green and eco-friendly living. I just have no idea what that looks like. It can be so incredibly frustrating when you know there is something God is calling you to do but the vision is not clear. I know that it requires faith and persistence on my end to continually seek Him until He reveals it to me. It’s just hard sometimes. The verse above was sent to me from a friend the other day, and I really needed it. I love when God gives our friends a message for us that we need at just the right moment! For whatever reason I don’t have that clear vision just yet, however He does. He already knows that path and plan, I just need to have faith in that and seek Him daily. He will guide me!