Thursday, July 24, 2014

My God Love Story

I guess you could say I am a romantic. The other day my husband sent me a text with 81 hearts, just to say he loved me. It was so sweet! Those little things always make me feel loved and cherished. I think my love languages are quality time and words of affirmation.

It is important to me for my husband to take those moments to show me his love. Flowers and candy are okay, but I like when he takes time out of his day to tell me of his love. He is intentional about telling me he loves me at least once a day. But those days where he tells me over and over, oh melt a girl's heart!

I think God likes those moments too.

God tells us throughout the day of His love for us. He tells us in different ways; through the Word, music, and the waves of the ocean, just to name a few. God even brings us flowers! Think about it, God's creation is so beautiful and He made it for us to enjoy. I love looking at flowers, trees, bright green grass and clouds. Oh friends, I am a cloud fanatic! When I look at these things, I feel so close to God. I feel like He reached down from Heaven and said, "Jenifer, this is for you, to show you My love."

My #God #love #story

As much as God tells us of His love throughout the day, He likes to hear us tell Him of our love too. He wants us to take time out each day, several times not just once, to praise Him. To tell Him how much we love and adore Him, how grateful we are for all He has done. To thank Him for His sweet blessings.

Today, be intentional about pausing numerous times throughout the day to tell God that you love Him.

Linking With:
Woman to Woman's Word Filled Wednesday
Proverbs 31 Blog Hop

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Little Turns Big

In this world of billions of people, I am only 1. How can I make a difference? How can I help? Have you ever felt this way?

We see a commercial on television to help the hungry children or we see a woman and her child begging for food on the side of the road. We know that we don't have much, what we have surely won't make a difference. What can we possibly do?

The world is full of needs. We may only have a little to give; a little time, a little money, a little help. But just as a small kernel can turn into a big, fluffy piece of popcorn, God can turn our little into big. Remember the story of the 2 fish and 5 loaves of bread? God multiplied the food meant for 1 to feed thousands of people.

God can turn little things into big things. #encouragement #inspiration #blessings

God can multiply our sacrifice as well. All we have to do is be willing to give. God takes over from there and turns our little into big. Are you willing to give all you have, even if it's little?

Linking With:
Woman to Woman's Word Filled Wednesday

Winsome Wednesday
Wise Woman

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

For The Mom Searching for Sanity

Motherhood is the most beautiful calling. Rewarding and precious beyond words. We love our children. We would lay our life down for them without even blinking. Yet, sometimes, motherhood is hard. No matter how prepared we think we are to raise these little people, it just isn't always easy.

Some days we feel like we are hitting our head on a brick wall. Why won't these kids listen? When will the dishes end? When will he finally be potty trained? Why am I so tired? The list goes on and on.

Have you ever thought if only we had a parenting manual?

Mom, we do have a manual. The Word of God. The Bible has so much wisdom for us as we train our children.

Lindsey Bell encourages us in her devotional, Searching for Sanityto look to the Bible and the examples God placed there for us. Searching for Sanity is a year long devotional looking to parents in the Bible. Each week has a devotional, Scripture, and reflection questions and each day has short activities for encouragement.

I love how Lindsey tells us to worship with our family, play with our family and to seek out other mothers experiencing what we are. Searching for Sanity is an incredible, must-read book for all moms.

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