Sunday, August 23, 2009

"And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men"
--Colossians 3:23

This is one verse I need to remind myself of constantly. As mothers, we can often feel like we are in a thankless job. Our husbands and kids don't usually say "thank you" or give us compliments on things we have done. We need to remind ourselves that ultimately, we do what we do for our Heavenly Father and not for our earthly family. We need to do our best because that is what God has called us to do, not because we will receive praise here on earth. Although it is nice to receive praise from our family, let us not forget that we shouldn't let our emotions and future achievements rest solely on that. Give it all you have because God asks us to do our best!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Commanded to Serve

I received this devotion today and thought it was a good one to share.

One thing we need to remember is that serving starts at home. Before we get too busy focusing on serving those in the community (which isn't a bad thing to do in and of itself), we need to make sure we are serving our husbands and children.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Matthew 6:25-34

25Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

26Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

27Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

28And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

29And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

30Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

31Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

32(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

33But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

34Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Monday, August 3, 2009

31 Days of Praying for Your Husband

I just found this today. I saved it and am printing it out to start using. I will do two a day until I get caught up. I think this is a great opportunity for us to not only grow closer to God ourselves, but to uplift our husbands. I've seen the power of prayer work in my marriage and this is just a great reminder of different ways we can pray for our husbands. Please join me in this endeavor and hopefully I will be posting back on how I see God working through this. You are more than welcome to leave comments as well if you choose to do this.