Saturday, May 16, 2009

Created to be His Help Meet!!!!

Hello my blog friends ..... as I posted a few days back I am now reading a great book called "Created to be His Help Meet" Chapter One is titled "God's Gift" :
A wise woman doesn't take anything for granted. She is thankful to be loved and seeks to make herself more lovely.
It is a gift to be a Help Meet AND TO BE BLESSED WITH A HUSBAND for that I am thankful.
God gave Adam the most precious gift a man can receive - a woman. "And the Lord God said, It
is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help meet for him." (Gen. 2:18)
"Brought her unto the man" (Gen. 2:22) " Whoso findeth a wife findetha good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord" (Proverbs 18:22)
We as wives were created to fill a need, and in that capacity you are a "good thing" a helper suited to the needs of a man. Gals when we are the help meet to our husbands as we are called to be we are also a helper to Christ doing as we were created as a wife to do. "A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband" (Proverbs 12:4)
Our divine calling as wives is not that of how the world views women as doing just as the man does our roles however are to come alongside our men and help them to do the job God has created them to do loving and respecting him as he is.
In this book there is a "TIME TO CONSIDER" section almost like the Love Dare has challenges and work to do. In today's it says let's get Serious with God locate in the word the following traits/words as they relate to women of God and ask God to work each of these attributes into your character:
1) Virtue
It goes on to say a Good Help Meet has a Passion to be in service, Our first calling (outside of God) is to be in service to our husbands, then our children, and WHEN TIME AFFORDS,her passion of service will spill over into serving others.
Father, thank you for my husband in which you have blessed me with going on 12 years married 13 together Praise God.....Lord I ask you to work each of the mentioned attributes out in my character as well making me a Godly help meet that would build my husband up and not tear him down.FATHER GOD please place in my heart that servant's heart toward my husband ,that I might reach out to him in Love and not in flesh and help me to remember it is only by YOUR loving grace I AM EVEN SAVED and Father please continue to strengthen our marriage and help me to make the changes I need to make rather than pointing out his changes I am called to be his Help Meet NOT HIS HOLY SPIRIT.............. Father bless all whom come across my blog in Jesus Name Amen
Until Next Time,
Faithfully Serving God,
Cindy Bolt

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Adjusting to God's Plan ........and not my own!!

MATTHEW 4:18-22
19 "Then He said to them,"Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men." 20 They immediately left their nets and followed Him.

Wow no questions asked they just dropped their nets and followed WHY cant I follow Him when he asks me to???? I will in time however it isnt immediately as did the men in these verses. The Lord has in the last few months asked me to do some things in which have been rather challenging however I am learning to adjust to His plan you see the Lord doesn't change His plan to suit me or my purposes instead however He asks of me (and you) to align our lives to His will alone. The Lord has asked of me to modify or change the way my family has done something for over 10 years now and this has been taxing to say the least however I do know I am to trust and obey even when it makes no sense what He is asking. Saying yes to Him has meant seeing friends and being social less frequently and being home bound more often which all that know me know this is VERY HARD for me to do. I do know however that in trusting Him and obeying Him He promises a great return on any sacrifice we make(Matt. 19:29) I know God's plan is the best plan so why the hesitation well change is hard I think even harder when you really dont expect it you know......However I do know that I know God's plan's for my family is based upon His goodness and Love and Mercy for us. I love the song Trust and Obey the lyrics that say:
Trust and obey , for there's no other way To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey. Lord may I trust and obey as you carry me through another season in life.
I shall meditate upon these comforting verses:

Father I thank you so much for the changes you bring and though hard and I have found our most recent changes to be difficult I know you are in control and are growing us and molding us making our family into the family Of God in which you see fit. Father give me strength to trust and obey and to shut out all outside advise and opinions and only focus on your still small voice in all our upcoming decisions in which need to be made Father I ask you to guide, direct, and protect my family and may we adapt to any and all changes you send our way In Jesus Name Amen

Until Next time,

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Done with the Love Dare Now What???

Wow ....... so I found myself asking mmmmmm what shall I do next it seems easy enough when you are following a great devotion book and it is sorta holding you accountable so to speak before the Lord and now I have finished now what?? Well I stumbled upon a great book I have already read and the title is: "CREATED TO BE HIS HELP MEET" by : Debi Pearl it is a great book she doesn't leave anything out or sugar coat our roles as God Fearing wives and filling the roles the Lord has intended for us to fill as wives. I have decideded to reread this book to kinda fill the spot of reading the book I had been doing. I will share as I am led today I came across the page first thing opened to page 228 and it is titled ABC'S OF BEING A HELP MEET:

A. Admit when you are wrong
B. Be positive
C. cuddle
D. Do it his way
E. Encourage him
F. Fix His breakfast
G. Give back rubs
H. Hug often
I. I love you , should be said many times daily
J. Joke around in a playful manner
K. Know his needs
L. Listen to him
M. Manage your home well
N. Never hold grudges
O. open your eyes in the morning and smile
P. Pray for him
Q. Quit nagging him
R. Reminisce about good ole times
S. Show respect and honor
T. Trust, and earn his trust
U. Understand his need for reverence
V. Vulnerability is a feminine trait; cultivate it
W. Wink at him
X. is for private times(woohoo)
Y. Yearn to please him
Z. Zealously guard him with your love
Awesome isnt it I was reminded of ways I ought to be encourageing him along every step of the way so I am encouraged myself to follow these things on a daily basis tall order to fill however
May God bless us in our marriages and may we just love on our hubby's and encourage them to be their very best.

Until Next Time,
Cindy Bolt

Monday, May 11, 2009

Love Dare # 40

Hello sorry I have seemed as though I was MIA (missing in action) I have to be honest it has been a hard few days for me emotionally I am tossed up about being done with the Love Dare as well as mom's group wrapping up in a month or so and Bible studies wrapping up for summer I have sat this one out so by the time it comes again it will seem as though a lifetime has gone by as well as not being involved in an active homeschool group for the first time ever in which has been somewhat of a challenge for our family however Lord is in control AMEN and AMEN.
So just an odd season I have found myself in and trying to adjust A BIT.
Let me wrap up with the last day of the Love Dare.................................

Day 40 "Love is a Covenant"
Well they start the devotion out by congratulating me for making it through the Love Dare journey woohoo this day really talks about the commitment we have made to our spouses and to look at it as what it is a covenant and NOT a CONTRACT because contracts can be broken at anytime and a covenant is intended to be unbreakable. the devotion today was awesome talking about how marriage is the strongest covenant on earth between two people .
I am praying on how I will do today's Love Dare it says;
"Write out a renewal of your vows and place them in your home. Perhaps, if appropriate, you could make arrangements to formally renew your wedding vows before a minister and with family present. Make it a living testament to the value
of marriage in God's eyes and the high honor of being one with your mate."

well this is awesome idea and as I said I am praying for what to do in our marriage would it be private or publicly mmmmmmmmmmmmm must ponder that!!

God Bless you all on your journey's for a better Godly marriage may God bless each of us. Jesus Name Amen

Until next time,
His servant,
Cindy Bolt

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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