Monday, February 8, 2016

Monday Blessings...Still Counting On...

#eucharisteo, #joydare, #thanksgiving, #thankfulness, #1000gifts,

Continuing to count God's sweet blessings...

1935. Celebrating my daughter's birthday with a family dinner.

1936. Getting the house deep cleaned; including the oven and the dogs. Accomplishment!

1937. Worship music filling my home as I work.

1938. Hubby and son attending a men's conference together.

1939. The rabbit trails in women's Bible study that lead to deep discussions and heart felt conversations.

What are you praising God for? I love rejoicing with you. Please comment below.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

What Does It Mean To Cast Our Cares?

Cast v.
[kast, kahst]
1. To throw or hurl; fling
2. To throw off or away

Cast all your anxiety on Him
because He cares for you.
1 Peter 5:7

Cast your cares on the Lord
and He will sustain you;
He will never let
the righteous be shaken.
Psalm 55:22

The Bible says to cast our cares on God. God could have chose any word for these verses. Yet, out of the hundred-thousand, or so, words in existence, God choose the word cast. When I hear the word cast, I automatically think of someone fishing. They cast their line out which means they throw, hurl, or fling their line as far out as they can into the water. They try to get the line far from them.

God says to cast our cares on Him. What does that really mean? It means to throw our cares to Him. Hurl our cares to Him. Or fling our cares to Him. It doesn't mean to simply hand Him our cares and it surely doesn't mean to get them close to Him, then pull them back!

Whatever trial you are facing, whatever pain is upon you, cast it to Him. God is far better equipped to deal with it than you are. Cast it to Him and let Him sustain you.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Jesus Today: Devotions for Kids {giveaway}

The house is quiet and still as everyone tries to sleep...or so I think. In the dark of the night I see the light in my boys' bedroom is on. Upset, thinking they are playing around again, I barge in to firmly tell them to go to bed now! However, instead of seeing them wrestling on the floor, lifting weights, talking, or goofing off, I see them both sitting quietly reading their Bibles, highlighters in hand. I quickly apologize for interrupting and sneak out. My mama's heart soars.

Our kids need to spend time with Jesus. They need to read His Word and pray. They need to learn to have a personal relationship with Him. They learn this by the example you set.

Let your kids see you read the Bible.
Let them see you pray.
Read the Bible with them.
Pray with them.

Your kids need this. They need this example in their life. It is never too early to get your kids into the Word of God. There is never a reason to not read the Bible and pray with your kids. Your kids need to know Jesus and need to know the hope we have in the Father.

Today I want to share a new devotional just for your kids, Jesus Today: Devotions for Kids. From Sarah Young, the author of Jesus Calling, Jesus Today: Devotions for Kids is written as though Jesus is talking directly to our kids and is based on Scripture.

Some kids may think that hoping is just wishful thinking.  But the hope Jesus offers you is something you can hold on to -- knowing it will never let you down.  Because Jesus will never let you down!

To enter to win Jesus Today: Devotions for Kids, complete each task in the rafflecopter below.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Lots of Birthdays

#eucharisteo, #joydare, #thanksgiving, #thankfulness, #1000gifts,

Continuing to count God's sweet blessings...

1930. My sweet first born baby who celebrates her 18th birthday today. I have an adult child! When did this happen!?

1931. My niece who celebrated her 23rd birthday last week.

1932. My nephew who celebrated his 9th birthday last week.

1933. A leadership meeting with our leaders from church as we plan the year for our church and community.

1934. The reminder that when life is hard, press on and let God breath life into me.

What are you praising God for? I love rejoicing with you. Please comment below.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Come Alive

Are you going through a dry season? Are you in a place where you just don't feel God right now? Is reading the Word too hard? Is your prayer life lacking? Do your bones ache to come alive in Christ?

We all face this season at some point. It's painful, isn't it?

It's time to call out to dry bones. It's time to wake up in Christ. It's time to come alive again!

This is what the Sovereign Lord says:
Look! I am going to put breath
into you and make you live again!
Ezekiel 37:5

When it is too hard to read the Word, press on. Go to your favorite passage, even if it is just one verse that you read over and over. When it is too hard to pray, press on. Just say the name of Jesus over and over again as He breathes life into you. When you simply ache to feel God, press on. Play quiet worship music and let His presence flood you.

Ask Him to breathe His breath on you. Ask Him over and over. He loves you and He is with you. He wants you to come alive in Him.

Linking with:
Woman to Woman's Word Filled Wednesday