God is moving. He is powerful. He is Swift. He is mighty. The further along in this process, the more I can look back and thank Him that His ways are not our ways, and His timing is not our timing.
He is good. "He is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit"-Psalms 34:18
He has given me some amazing verses in some strange places.
Zephaniah 3:9 "Then will I purify the lips of the peoples, that all of them may call on the name of the Lord and serve him shoulder to shoulder." Oh, we will serve him shoulder to shoulder again. Brothers and Sisters in Christ who have been separated because of this trial we are in.
Zephaniah 3:17, 19 also says, "The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing...At that time I will deal with all who oppressed you; I will rescue the lame and gather those who have been scattered. I will give them praise and honor in every land where they were put to shame. At that time I will gather you, at that time I will bring you home. I will give you honor and praise among all the peoples of the earth when I restore your fortunes before your very eyes."
Lord, you will do it! I will watch you restore our fortunes before our very eyes. Our shame is cast down. You honor us and lift us up, because of your great love and mercy.
There will be healing and restoration like we have never seen before. Oh Your ways! They are too much for us. We praise You!
I believe God is giving me a new ministry. A ministry I would have never anticipated. I have a burning in my soul and I know it is from the Lord. I am working out the details with Him, as so I do not compromise my family members and those I love. Their stories are theirs to tell. He will make a way if it is His Will.
Oh, how He loves you and me. The consequences of what has happened will never be over in this lifetime, but God will use them undoubtedly for His glory, just like we prayed. I will share more as I feel led.
Thank you for your prayers, your support, your emails of encouragement, and even more important your stories. I treasure them and think of them often and I pray for you as well.
Isn't that what this is all about? Relationships? Encouragement? This is why I started this blog. Where He leads me I will go.
Jesus REALLY is at the helm. We are almost over to the unknown shore. When we get there, it will be hard, but He has already been over there and He has prepared us for it.
"Show me your way , oh Lord, teach me Your paths; guide me in Your truth and teach me for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long." -Psalm 25:4-5 My Mission for this BLOG is to bring glory to God as I share what He is teaching me as I raise my children for Him. I want to encourage mothers all around the world to hang in there! Motherhood is tough, challenging and gritty. But through Christ's strength and the support of other moms who are in the trenches, I will keep pressing towards the goal to raise Godly children. Please feel free to leave comments. It blesses me so much! You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a Stay-At-Home mother of six children. We LOVE having a large family. My first love, is Christ and the Words of the Bible. My passion is to teach my children about the Lord. I love to watch my children discover their own faith in God. My husband has been a firefighter for over 20 years and is now an officer. I am very proud of him. I long to be a Titus 2 woman who encourages other women to love their husbands and children and to thrive in their homes, not just survive.
The noblest calling in the world is that of a mother. True motherhood is the most beautiful of all arts, the greatest of all professions. She who can paint a masterpiece or who can write a book that will influence millions deserves the plaudits and admiration of mankind; but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters whose immortal souls will be exerting an influence throughout the ages long after paintings shall have faded, and books and statues shall have been destroyed, deserves the highest honor that man can give. -David O. McKay Motherhood is the one thing in all the world which most truly exemplifies the God-given virtues of creating and sacrficing. Though it carries the woman close to the brink of death, motherhood also leads her into the very realm of the fountians of life and makes her co-partner with the Creator in bestowing upon eternal spirits mortal life. -David O McKay We can't form our children on our own concepts; we must take them and love them as God gives them to us. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord; and the fruit of the womb is his reward. -Psalm 127:3 The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom -Henry Ward Beecher The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children. -Elaine Heffner People who say they sleep like babies usually don't have them. -Leo J. Burke
To be a mother is a woman's greatest vocation in life. She is a partner with God. No being has a position of such power and influence. She holds in her hands the destiny of nations, for to her comes the responsibility and opportunity of molding the nation's citizens. -Spencer W. Kimball