June 14th….Give Thanks…..

Because Bible School week has consumed me and my time, this is my post from my reading today:

 

Give thanks to the Lord for He is good….His faithful love endures FOREVER.

 

Amen for that!   

I have been praising Him all week with 92 kids and about 30 adults!

 

Morgen

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2 thoughts on “June 14th….Give Thanks…..

  1. Some weeks (months) are like that M! I am in that season too with DS home for the summer. Some days I HAVE to take the time to study some. This week has been hard and I am DYING for some Mommy time to myself. I have gotten up twice this week to pray and sure enough, he is up right after me…sigh. The days I don’t get up he sleeps until 6:30 or later. Pushing through…I know that I will miss all this one day! Here is my post from FB about the Chrono reading:Day 165~ Two things stood out to me today that relates back to our other readings recently. One is despite his godly upbringing, Jehoshaphat’s son Jehoram fell away from the Lord. A verse that was key was 2 Chronicles 21:6, “He walked in the way of the kings of Israel, as the house of Ahab had done, for Ahab’s daughter was his wife.” We talked about the influence a couple days ago about the influence Solomon’s wives had on him. We see it again here. She was not a godly women so she played a big role in influencing her husband’s heart away from God. We have such a big influence, one that God has hammered home to me a lot this year. We can influence our husbands for God or away from them. Also we need to be praying for our sons and future DIL’s that they will be godly women. The second point that stood out to me was about Jehoshaphat and how he did do what was right in the Lord’s sight but there were still parts of himself that he held back. 1 Kings 22:43-44 says, “He walked in all the ways of his father Asa; he did not turn away from them but did what was right in the Lord’s sight. However, the high places were not taken away; the people still sacrificed and burned incense on the high places. Jehoshaphat also made peace with the king of Israel.” Yesterday we say him display a huge amount of faith in God, giving us all an example to follow when we are faced with our own battles, but there were still things in his life he needed to work on with God. And there always will be. As long as we are breathing we are in the process of change and transformation. Even when our hearts are totally dedicated to God like his was, there are things that God shows us, places we need to grow and sin that still needs to be revealed. The closer I grow to the Lord the more I see that needs to change. Right now God is working on a huge area of sin in my life. One that has about knocked me off my feet. Since Sunday’s sermon by Pastor Pete conviction has burdened my heart and I know I need to change. I can’t do it on my own and isn’t that God’s point? He walks us through things we can’t do in ourselves so that His power can be displayed in us. His glory. The breaking part is painful, but I don’t want to get to the end like Jehoshaphat and know that some of my high places were not taken away because I was not open to God’s work and transformation in my life. A song that has really ministered to me these past few months is Christy Nockels “For Your Splendor.” Pruning seasons are hard but they are for His glory and so that no high places will remain.Here is the link to the song:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC_QCKCuAM8&feature=related

  2. Morgen,I hear ya, sister. There are days when all you could do is send your praises. That is a lot of kiddos to manage. Praying for peace, wisdom and plenty of grace.Brandee, God expects 100% from us and really, we can't hold anything back and label it as our domain. It's hard to release sometimes but that's where our faith comes in. I have to keep reminding myself: I trust Him with my eternal salvation, why can't I trust Him in something that is temporal? It gets challenging with the little ones at home. I crave for that alone time sometimes – or I would settle for quiet, too. But I read the other day that we only get 18 summers with our children, so I try to enjoy the chatter and pay more attention since I only have about 6 left. Time goes too quickly. Thank you for the song you shared. It spoke to me, too.  Not a fan of the pruning process but it's what makes us bloom even more.

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