3 Things To Remember While Waiting

I stumbled across the story of Hannah recently during my devotional time. I’ve read the story before, but that particular morning I saw it with fresh eyes.

You can find her prayer in 1 Samuel 1:10-11.  Here are 3 things I learned from Hannah about waiting.

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3 Things To Remember While Waiting

1. Don’t turn away from God.

Verse 10 tells us Hannah was experiencing “deep anguish” and she “wept bitterly.” But through all of her grief, she continued to pray. She never allowed her hurt or sense of loss and grief cause her to turn from God. She trusted Him and believed He would one day answer her prayer.

2. Be specific.

Verse 11 tells us Hannah was specific in her prayers. She prays “Oh Lord…give Your maidservant a male child.” She did not pray for just any child…she prayed for a son. Only a son could take care of her after her husband died.

James 4:2b states “You do not have because you do not ask God.” Even though God knows what we’re thinking and what we desire, we demonstrate faith when we specifically ask for what we need.

3. Be prepared for any response.

The last thing Hannah teaches us in this prayer is a little tough to hear. Even though she prayed, trusted God to hear her and was specific, she was prepared to hear a response other than yes. In verse 10, she starts her prayer with “Lord Almighty, if …”

IF

It’s such a small word, but it packs a major punch. “IF” was Hannah’s way of acknowledging that she trusted God regardless of the outcome.

We must remember that God is sovereign. We must trust His plan for our lives even IF we can’t understand what He’s doing.

Proverbs 13:12 tells us:

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.”

“When” is not on our timeline. “When” is up to the Lord. “When” might look different than we expect. But “when” we trust in God, His plan will be our tree of life.

Hold fast to Him and know that He is with you…regardless of the outcome.

If you would like to dig deeper into the ways God answers prayer, feel free to check out my article “The 3 Ways God Answers Prayer” for more information.

Until next time…be well…be encouraged.

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How trust will bring you security

Today I want to share with you how trust will bring you security based on Psalm 91.  Plus give you some cards for bible journaling, as well as some tabs for you to enjoy it! I know you will love it.

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How trust will bring you security

During this season in my life, where I have gone through a few difficult processes, this Psalm 91 verse has given me strength. In the same way that I have received the consolation and promises of God for my life, so I want to share this feeling with you.

This psalm, assures us that if we remain under the presence and cover of our God, He does not assure their protection and care. There may be difficult and even dangerous moments for our lives, but there is a promise from God to protect us and to guard us against such circumstances. Psalm 91:1 says:

He who [a]dwells in the shelter of the Most High
Will remain secure and rest in the shadow of the Almighty [whose power no enemy can withstand].

Being honest with you during these weeks I have needed so much of the Father’s coverage of my life. And while I decided to look for His presence I received the rest I needed so much.

I have been able to experience what it is to trust in God when things are not going well. One word I can share with you today is security. The security we need can only be found in God.  Are you in need of security today?

I remind you that if you remain in His presence He will take care of you and nothing will hurt you.

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5 Bible Verses that will make you Stronger as a Mom

For some women the month of May it is a celebration for others it is a challenge. However, there is a treasure in the word of God for all those mothers who every day need a reminder and encouragement to continue their important work in the earth.  But, being a mother or not, I want you to treasure these 5 bible verses that will make you stronger as a mom.

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5 bible verses that will make you stronger as a mom.

1 Corinthians 1:27 
But God has selected [for His purpose] the foolish things of the world to shame the wise [revealing their ignorance], and God has selected [for His purpose] the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong [revealing their frailty].

With this verse I’m not saying you are foolish, I’m saying God chose you with a purpose; to manifest His Glory in your life.  God uses you as woman and as a mother to reveal His Glory through your life.

Genesis 3:20 The man named his wife Eve (life spring, life giver), because she was the mother of all the living.

We should feel blessed and that we carry a great purpose of God in us.  Eve is the name for the first woman that means: woman and mother of all the living.  Eve was the first woman, the first wife, the most beautiful… with a big purpose “to be the mother of all living”.  We were created to bring life!

John 15:13 No one has greater love [nor stronger commitment] than to lay down his own life for his friends.

In this verse we can see Jesus giving his life for us. Such is his love and commitment to the Father first and then to us. That same love is manifested in the heart of a mother, who is committed.  So if for some time you felt as if you were giving your life for your children and have been from the first day committed to their welfare, feel blessed because you have the strength in you to carry out that task.

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2 Corinthians 12:10 
So I am well pleased with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, and with difficulties, for the sake of Christ; for when I am weak [in human strength], then I am strong [truly able, truly powerful, truly drawing from God’s strength].

There is no better way to renew our strength than to declare ourselves strong in God. For the task of being mothers, wives, businesswomen among others, we need to take the strength of God to efficiently fulfill each task.  Declare yourself strong in Christ!

Proverbs 31:10 An excellent woman [one who is spiritual, capable, intelligent, and virtuous], who is he who can find her? Her value is more precious than jewels and her worth is far above rubies or pearls.

This is one of my favorites verses, because it shows us the way of the wise woman, which is spiritual.  A woman who is spiritual is because takes her time to spend time with the Lord, asking for guidance and direction.  You are valuable more than jewels, rubies and pearls.  That value comes from the Lord, don’t forget it!

What will make you stronger? 

  • Remember that you have a purpose.
  • Remember you was created to give life.
  • Remember your love and commitment is example for Jesus loves for us.
  • Remember to declare your are strong in the Lord.
  • Remember to spend time with God. 
  • Remember you are valuable.

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What do you want Jesus to do for you?

What’s Your Number One Prayer Request? – If you were allowed one request of God what would it be? Often in the gospels, Jesus asked people:

 “What do you want me to do for you?” Matthew 20:32  

What do you want Jesus to do for you

How do you think you would answer Jesus? I know that I could easily come up with a list a mile long on things I would want Jesus to do for me.

Some things I would request would be for practical needs, such as enough money to pay our bills, put our children through school and support our missionary friends.

Other requests would be more for our spiritual needs, such as the salvation of family members and friends, a greater understanding of the Bible and the boldness to speak to others about Christ.

Now there is nothing wrong in bringing all of our needs to God.  In fact he encourages us to do that.   Many times, especially in the Psalms we are told to pour out our heart to the Lord.

“Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.” – Psalm 62:8

However, as I contemplated the answer to my question, that if we were only allowed one request what would it be, I know that I would answer in the following way.

“Lord Jesus please satisfy my heart with your steadfast love today, so that I do not go looking for it in other people, my circumstances and in other things.”

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God created us with a need to be loved by him.  When I pray that I would be satisfied by his love, I find that I have a peace, joy and hope that goes beyond my circumstances and seems to keep my other needs in the right perspective.

I find myself resting in his control of things and not being as anxious, as I know that if I am loved by him, he will work all things together for my good and his glory.

I pray this prayer often through the day and am surprised at how he lifts my head up off my circumstances to remind me that I have an incredible treasure and that is the love of God.

I would encourage you to try the same prayer for yourself and see how he warms your heart and strengthens you for whatever lays ahead.  His love is steadfast and will never let you go.

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How To Replace Fear With Faith In Your Life

The word says in Hebrews 11:6 that without faith it is impossible to please God. Many times we face daily situations that cause us fear. We have all experienced fear. However, the word tells us that perfect love casts out fear. So we have a way to replace fear with faith. A faith that pleases God. Let’s walk this journey!

How to replace fear with faith in your life

How to replace fear with faith in your life

Las week I started reading a book called “Women Who Move Mountains” by Sue Detweiler. An excellent book, which while reading it, it was confronting my inner being. Many questions began to emerge from me about my faith, my fears, and where my confidence in the difficult moments was really grounded.

In one of the chapters she shares that whenever we make the decision to trust God fully, it is when we change or replace our fear with faith.  Not only in some moment or situations, but everyday!

The Dictionary of Bible Themes defines faith as:

A constant outlook of trust towards God, whereby human beings abandon all reliance on their own efforts and put their full confidence in him, his word and his promises.

Our moments of greatest fear may be the opportunities for God to manifest His power and His glory in us and for our faith to be strengthened and to take root in God alone. We can not overcome fear if we trust in ourselves or in man. We can only replace fear by relying fully on God’s promises, provision, and care for us.

Praying is a key for replacing fear with faith

Each time you feel fear in a situation, pray to God confidently knowing that He will give you a solution to your problem. But you must trust in his provision. Remember that God has full knowledge of your past, present and future and knows what is best for you. In this way we can place our trust in the one who knows everything about us and sees the path we are going to follow first than ourselves.

Are you prepared today to replace your fear for faith? What situation should you put today in prayer before God? Are you walking in faith? 

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