Wednesday, May 14, 2008

A Journey Like No Other!!

Hello to you all, as we continue this journey we call Motherhood I believe one of the most important things we need to be doing for our children is to be praying for them, & for their futures. There is power in prayer the Lord does mighty things through prayer. The Lord tells us in His very word to "Pray Without Ceasing" so it is important to be praying. I think alot of times we find ourselves only praying when a NEED arises which is ok but it is not the only time we should be praying. The Lord has really been convicting my heart to pray everyday for specific things for each of my children. The first thing above all else is their SALVATION this is the most important, then for the ones who are saved that their hearts may truely be penetrated by what they learn through His word and they would desire a close relationship with Jesus. Next we then pray for protection from the enemy who seeks to destroy our children, then for our children's relationships with others, one of the greatest influences in our children's lives will be their friends and role models so how can we not pray about this. What does God's word have to say about this ......." the rightous should choose his friends carefully, for the way of the wicked leads them astray." Proverbs 12:26 yikes . We also pray for each of their future spouses if that be the Lord's will for our children to marry. another thing we pray for is that the Lord would show each of our kiddo's what his or her God given talents and or gifts are and that they will use them for His kingdom and glory. these are just to name a few there our countless prayers there is never a lack of things to pray for however prayer is much more than giving a list of desires and requests to God..... Prayer is acknowledging and experiencing the very presence of God and inviting His presence into our lives and circumstances, its seeking the will of God and releasing the power of God which gives us the means to overcome any problem. When we pray, we bring that power to bear upon everything we are praying about and we allow the power of God to work through our weaknesses. when we do this we are humbling ourselves before God and saying I need your Power Lord. Praying not only affects us but it also reaches out and touches the lives of all those we pray for and that is awesome. James 5:16 says " The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous
man avails much" so I encourage you all today to start with a simple list and add to it as needed

Monday, May 12, 2008

Oil for Our Lamps

Hello Mom's,
Today I feel led to share a few things with you all. The title to today's note is oil for our lamps. I was in Proverbs 31 over the weekend and the Lord was really speaking to me with verse 18.....
"and her lamp does not go out by night" I know what your thinking cause I did too does she ever sleep??? I believe she did the Lord knows we need sleep and created the body for just that however I believe it means she never let her cup run dry. A mom's light is Jesus Christ and we cant shine our lamp(or light) if we run out, the Lord's word in Eph. 5:18 says :" Be filled with the Holy Spirit" it means to be filled daily and how does a Mother run out of oil??
well in a devotion today I read from Max Lucado explains like this....... "A lighthouse keeper who worked on a rocky stretch of coastline received oil once a month to keep his light burning bright.
Not being far from the village, he had frequent guests. One night a woman needed oil to keep her family warm. Another night a father needed oil for his lamp. Then another needed oil to lubricate a wheel. All the requests seemed legitimate, so the lighthouse keeper tried to meet them all.
Toward the end of the month,however, he ran out of oil and his light house went dark, causing several ships to crash on the coastline. The man was removed by his superiors, you were given the oil for one reason "to keep the light burning". We as Mother's in this day in age are so tempted to meet EVERYONE'S NEEDS around us and the needs are there every minute of everyday however our PRIMARY JOB is to love our Lord and seek Him daily next our time with Hubbies and kiddo's all the other needs that pull at our attention though noble I am sure we MUST wait until we take care of our families first
Father I now lift us all up to you and thank you for each of our wonderful families , I pray that we will be careful to take care of their needs above all others help us all be women with well balanced lives placing you first husbands next and then our kiddos I pray this in your Holy Precious name Amen and Amen
So I leave you with these questions:
1) are we burning our lights like a candle that consumes itself????
2) or our we burning like an oil lamp fueled by an endless supply of the Holy Spirit's Power??
God Bless
In His Grip,
Cindy "and her lamp does not go out by night".....Proverbs 31:18b

My New Book I am currently reading by Favorite blog sister Ann Voskamp

My New Book I am currently reading by Favorite blog sister Ann Voskamp
Best Book of the Year This dear sister in the Lord writes with such eloquence I cant even put the book down it becomes so REAL for me the pages come to life! This is a MUST read!!

Mel and I at one of the scrapbook weekends at church!!!

Mel and I at one of the scrapbook weekends at church!!!
I love ya sis!!!

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