I have been reading Joyce Meyer’s “UnShakeable Trust”. It is so enlightening and on point. I wanted to share a few nuggets that I received from this book that God has opened my eyes to.
- Noah Webster said that trust is a resting of the mind. Apostle Paul confirmed it when he said that those who believe (trust) in God will enter into his rest (Hebrews 4:3)
- God offers us Peace of mind when we place our trust in Him.
- As we learn to want what God wants for us even more than we want for ourselves, we can have peace of mind in every situation.
- Our peace of mind rests on whether or not we are willing to trust that God’s will is better than ours even if we don’t understand it.
- So I decided to trust with my eyes wide open, and that means I don’t expect anyone (expect God) to never disappoint me.
- My own expectations are the source of my disappointment, not God, because scripture teaches that if we put our trust in him, He never disappoints us (Romans 5:5)
- I plan for unplanned things and that allows me to keep my peace. Always remember that it is wise to plan on some unplanned things.
- God is willing to meet you where you are and help you get to where you need to be.
- No one is stuck forever in their past unless they choose to be.
- If you hear yourself saying ‘I can’t go on like this much longer,’ it probably means that you are trying to do more than what you are created for.
- God leads those who truly wants His guidance.
- God is nothing more than a spiritual idea unless we trust Him enough to do what He asks us to do, and perhaps to do nothing if that is what He requires.
- Love is not a feeling we have but a choice we make about how we will treat people.
- One of the wisest things we can do is know our weaknesses and lean on God to grant us the strength not to give in to it.
- Peace is never found in relying on your own understanding.
- God sometimes waits to answer because we are asking the wrong question.
- Jesus never asks us to go where He has not been. It comforts me to know that He has always gone before me and prepared the way that I might walk in.
- If we care too much about what people think of us, we will never fully follow Christ.
- Once I learned to value people where they are instead of where I want them to be, much of my suffering and misery ceased.
I am sitting wondering what to post. All I can think of is to talk about the goodness of God and how prayer has changed my life. As a Christian, prayer is a powerful weapon. Whenever and wherever we can, we should pray. I have learned to not just pray in times of trouble, but to pray as often as I can. By praying daily, I am able to combat a lot of things in my life that could happen, but didn’t because of prayer. God protects us from things we don’t even see and probably will not ever know about. As a parent, I am teaching my child to do the same.
Prayer is my time to connect with God and just soak in his word. It’s a time to listen for his voice and allow him to guide my steps daily. Luke 22:42, teaches us “Not my Will but thy Will be done.” When I say those words on a daily basis, I am allowing God to take over my life. I believe he has and always will. His ways are always better than ours.
I have seen Prayer work in my life for my family, health, and finances. No matter the circumstance, God has always come through for me. I know in my heart he always will. I encourage you today to have a Prayer Life and hold steadfast to his promises.
Today I was privileged enough to be able to teach a Bible Study. This was not my first time, but my first with people I don’t know very well. I have taught before family and friends. It was quite an experience to teach in front of people you do know as much. I had an enlightening encounter. I was very nervous of course, but as Joyce Meyer would say, ‘Do it Afraid’ and I did. I prayed the previous day that God would allow me to get out everything that needs to be said. I feel like I did just that. I had a few more things I wanted to mention, but because of nerves, I stopped. I felt as if God had allowed me to get out what was necessary. My small group were very supportive and enjoyed my teaching. I feel so blessed and so happy to have been able to touch someone with the word of God. I had not had that feeling before, but God has blessed us with so much, we should share and give people hope. If he can do it for us, he can do it for them as well. I now look forward to teaching, which I will be doing in my own home with my husband starting next month. I pray that we touch everyone that comes through our door and God blesses them in abundance.
As a Christian woman, I pray daily to be the best that God wants me to be. I want to be all that I was created to be. I believe God made us all for a purpose and it is up to us to follow his plan and not ours. He knows what we are capable of and it is far more than we could ever imagine. I know that as a human we have plenty of shortcomings. I also know that God will be there to guide us through them all. We just have to ask. I will continue to pray and listen to what God is guiding me to do. I suggest that we all follow him.
*Not my will but thy will be done (Luke 22:42)
Some may see a bag of snow when you look at this picture, but my daughter sees it as something wonderful, since we do not get snow where we live. I knew as an adult it will just melt into water and eventually be thrown away. But in a child’s eyes it is more than just water. She viewed it as a once in a lifetime dream she once had. The dream to see snow one day. When it did eventually melt, she did not get upset, but instead she dwelled on the fact that she finally saw snow.
We all have times when things do not go as planned. How you handle it is what really counts. Do we just remain upset and let it take over our day or week, or do we make lemonade from the lemons. It is our responsibility to make the best out of any situation. In Philippians 4:7, Paul said he learned how to be content in every situation. He found joy and peace in the midst of a storm. His happiness did not rely on his circumstances, but it came from God.
How our life is spent is up to us. We can waste it with constant worrying and strife or we can find the silver lining in every situation. Who we are and how we live our life is in the palm of our hand. God did not promise us that we will not have troubles, but he said he already overcame it for us. Whatever is ailing you is already done. You just have to believe that it is. When walk in faith, joy will be there through every situation.
I have a new attitude today. I want to start living a life that is pleasing to me, God, and my family. I know that means taking care of myself mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. I will start with one at a time of course. I already do a daily work for my physical well-being, by putting the right products inside my body. I also engage in cardiovascular and weight-lifting exercise. I try to put in 6 days a week for working-out and one day of rest. We need one day to rest our mind and body of course. I have to be right for myself and everyone around me:)
Becoming your own boss is a goal for many people, but some people are better suited to this lifestyle than others. Knowing how you are likely to react to events will help you achieve your goals.
- Are you comfortable with a lot of responsibility? Entrepreneurs often have no backup and are responsible for the success or failure of their business.
- Do you enjoy interacting with people? Almost all entrepreneurs have to do a lot of customer service, particularly at first. If you aren’t good with people, you may have difficulty getting your business off the ground.
- Are you able to accept uncertainty and even failure? Even the most successful entrepreneurs — for example, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Richard Branson — have had businesses fail on them, often several times, before they found a formula that worked.
- Do you thrive on problem-solving and creative solutions? Entrepreneurs at all levels face many problems that they need to find creative solutions for. A high tolerance for frustration and the ability to think through problems will serve you well as an entrepreneur.
As a homeschool mom, some days are easier than others. I choose to homeschool her for several reasons.
- As a parent I can not only control what she learns. I wanted to incorporate Christianity in her learning. I am able to do so as a home school mom.
- I am also able to assist her one-one with learning. We can go on random field trips and try experiments at home.
- I am able to teach her about her fitness and nutrition. I want her to know how important it is to put the right things in her body and to start now while she is young.
Guiding her through every aspect of her life is my job as a parent. I feel like I can best do that from the comfort of our home. Yes, we do go out and socialize. She is in several activities at church and at the YMCA. We are blessed to be able to home school our daughter.