Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Today in my quiet time, I searched for God's promises on health, marriage, healing, gentleness, self-control, and anger. His word is truly a weapon. I'm getting better. Yes, I still trip and stumble but I am not falling as hard as I used to:). I know his word is taking root. I am happy and blessed this day:)! Until next time....
Monday, September 27, 2010
Yes Courtney, I'm in:)! It all lines up with my journey to bear the fruit of gentleness and self-control. Thanks for the challenge. http://womenlivingwell-courtney.blogspot.com Until next time....
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Worrying is a constant thorn in my side. As you stated in your post, I can pray and say I left it at God's feet. But, within five to ten minutes, I worry; How long is God going to take? Did he hear me? Why am I still worrying? LOL:-)
I am currently in my journey to bear the fruit of gentleness and self control. I engage in negative dialogue with myself when I fail to be gentle or self controlled. As I build my relationship with God, I see he is giving me strength and wisdom. He is molding, challenging, listening, and loving me. I must learn to get out of my own way and trust him. It's not going to happen overnight but I know if I don't give up, it will surely come to pass. I have faith in these promises and as he said, his word does not lie.
Do not, therefore, fling away your fearless confidence, for it carries a great and glorious compensation of reward.
For My yoke is wholesome (useful, [James Moulton and George Milligan, The Vocabulary.] good--not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant), and My burden is light and easy to be borne.
Until next time....
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
As I stated from my previous "Women in the Word Wed." post, I am still focusing on bearing the fruit of gentleness and self control. In my quiet time today, I revisited my personal journal and read upon an entry that focuses on my goal.
Entry: 4/28/10-- "I was reading a book I picked up from the Dollar Tree titled, 101 Ways to Simplify Your Life. Way #95, "Have Faith in the Process", spoke to my spirit. I liked these words:
"You may not be able to figure it all out. It's simpler to place it in God's hands and trust the process. Let things unfold as they will and allow God to lead every step of the way."
When I am not gentle or let my emotions get the best of me, I beat myself up about it. Nobody's perfect. I must bring those thoughts into captivity and think positively. (2 Corinthians 10:4-5 - "For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.")
I must renew my mind. I'm gettting better and I must continue to "Have Faith in the Process".
Until next time....
Thursday, September 16, 2010
I am sooo excited to begin again with GMG:-)!!!!. I have begun reading The Power of a Woman's Words by Sharon Jaynes. I have been truly humbled, gained insight, and given a new perspective. I was moved by these words:
"The tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity" (James 3:6 NASB). "It can only be tamed by the power of the Holy Spirit".
"A mother's support means a great deal to her child. She is an encourager whose voice can be heard echoing in the distance, pumping courage and confidence into her children's hearts. She's the cheerleader on the sidelines who knows that an uplifting word, offered at the right moment, might make the difference between her children finishing well or collapsing along the way."
"There are times in any friendship when confrontation is necessary, but we must always make sure that the confrontation is wrapped in prayer and tied with the lovely bow of love. If we take any joy whatsoever in the process, then we must stop and check our motives and attitudes."
Lastly, where my bookmark stands: "Powerful words are not caustic words. They are gentle, tender words wrapped in an attitude of love. Paul wrote to the Colossians, "As God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience." (Colossians 3:12)
Until next time....