Tuesday, June 29, 2010

At the Well- If We Are the Body?

This week At the Well study we are discussing how to love the ones we are with. The post yesterday was very convicting and encouraging. Don't forget to check it out.

Have you ever experienced times or circumstances when you've "checked out" mentally or been tempted to? How does this affect your ability to love or serve those around you?

Sad to say that I am a victim of this checking out mentally. I have done it before in the past and it wasn't the smartest thing to do. I would get frustrated and just walk away. Instead of drawing from the source of help,Jesus,I just gave up. I am learning not to do that. I am learning His grace is sufficient for me in all things. When I would do that it only made things worse. The baby kept crying and the 2 year old kept doing whatever it was he was told not to do. But when I take a breath and asked God to help me with whatever I needed, things did pan out. God just wans us to call on Him no matter what it is we need. Sometimes things may not cease immediately and sometimes they may. God didn't say everything will stop right then,but He did say He would help us through the chaos. This verse has been an encouragement to me: And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. II Corinthians 12:9 

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thankful Thursday

It has been awhile for me! I  miss it! I disconnected from Facebook and now I can focus on my blog,which is more important I think. My youngest son sleeps in our room for naps and our computer is in here also,so I am not able to get on a lot or I would write more.

What are you thankful for today? Iris @ Grace Alone is our host this month,so don't forget to check out her post!

I'm thankful for the cool summer breeze on a hot day. I'm thankful for my boys laughter while chasing a butterfly. I'm thankful for the beauty of a beautiful blue sky at mid-day. For the little things I am thankful. It is all too easy to get caught up in the big things of life,but the little things are just as important. You don't have to look very far to be thankful for much. If you have ears to hear and eyes to see, then you have much to be thankful for! You can hear and see God's beauty! Not to mention, there is nothing like hearing a child laugh! You know that makes our Father smile! Be thankful for the small moments in your life! You never know when they will not be anymore!

Have a great Thursday! Don't forget to check out Iris @ Grace Alone.

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
  Psalm 100:4

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

At the Well- If We Are the Body?

Join us At the Well for our new study! It has already been encouraging! This week we are thinking about what we want our friends and family to remember about us when we are gone. What will your legacy be?

I wrote down a few things I want to be remembered for last night. So here are my thoughts.
I want my family and friends to remember me by my love I had for God; for my passion to live a life pleasing to Christ. I want them to remember me by my love and concern for my family; that I submitted to my husband and I showered him with love; that I loved my sons more than life and trained them up in the ways of the Lord. I want them to remember me by my helpfulness to others and by the the encouragement I handed out freely. I want them to remember me by the joy and laughter of each day; the joy from knowing I am loved by my Creator and family. 

I have been trying to let go of unrealistic expectations lately. I've asked God to help me do this and it's not been easy,but I have been doing it. I have 2 small kids and my husband works crazy shifts,so I want to take the time to be with my family instead of worrying about the dishes in the sink after every meal. I don't want to worry if my bed is made by noon or not everyday.  I want to cherish the moments I have with my husband and small kids. I usually have to wash dishes right after we eat each time,wherein I should probably sit and just enjoy a wonderful meal! We aren't your average family and I can't live like we are. If my kids don't get in bed every night at 9,it's okay really. If we don't eat every meal at the kitchen table it is okay too. I have to embrace the life God gave me and not try to live out a life that simply isn't mine. Not to say I will let the house go to the point of disaster,NO,but I will try to enjoy life more with my family.

Hope ya have a wonderful week! Don't forget to join us At the Well!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

New Bible Study

At the Well will be starting another study this week and it will go for 9 weeks. I'm SO excited to take part in another one. The last one was amazing and God did some great things in me,so I can't wait to see what He has in store with this study! I hope many of you will join in with us. You will definitely be blessed by God and the input from these great ladies. Have a wonderful weekend!

If We Are the Body...