Good morning all-
I couldn't sleep so I got up to get some things done before going to church. By the time most people are opening their eyes I will be done with dishes, grocery shopping and hopefully laundry. Isn't a woman's life a whirlwind? Sometimes I feel like I am a storm cloud desending quickly, releasing all my fury and off to the next city. I know that I'm not but I feel that way. We are going to get our Christmas tree today and Hunter has to get his haircut, because this week it's the start of his senior year and he is excited.
I'm excited that Christmas is coming. I will start making cookies and the smell of everything Christmas will be in the air, now if it would just snow! You may think I'm being random today and I guess I am, the countdown is on! This time of year makes me think of Jesus, my parents, laughing with my brothers and my sons' first Christmas. It reminds me of the legacy that Jesus's motherly left us and of God's promise to make Abraham the father of nations. Whether we know it or not, we are linked back to that promise and to the promise of Jesus.
My prayer this season is simple. I pray that the world would know Jesus. I pray that God would open the eyes of men and that we all would see His glory. He is our comfort and our deliverer and even though we don't deserve it; He remains providing mercy and grace.
I'm one of the people that need Him the most because I have recognized that everything I do or say is meaningless without Jesus in my life. I must continue to pray for His love to be revealed to every city, every people group, throughout the world. I'm praying that women like me will rise up and pray for God to have mercy on a sinful world. I may be cooking, cleaning or gearing up for basketball season but I'm always thinking about the lives Christ will touch today.
I hope you are well and that you will find Christ. Many know Him but how many seek Him? Continuously pray for our children and ask God to protect them in a fallen world. Please continue to pray for the Middle East, they need our prayers. As we countdown to Christmas let us reflect on the goodness of our King. His life was sacrificed to right a wrong. Be aware of those around you and ask Christ to show you who needs hope. Our greatest gain is His love. Be devoted and pray without ceasing. Our God is calling, hear Him well!
Be well my sisters and reach out to me if you feel comfortable. I love to hear from you.
Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. (Psalm 73:25 NIV)
Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. (Romans 8:5 NIV)
The farmer sows the word. Some people are like seed along the path, where the word is sown. As soon as they hear it, Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them. Others, like seed sown on rocky places, hear the word and at once receive it with joy. But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word; but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful. Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop—some thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times what was sown.” (Mark 4:14-20 NIV)
My prayer today:
O, Lord my life is a reflection of Your mighty hand. Wash over me in spirit and help me to see Your people. Raise up women that would rather worship at Your feet than live a life of emptiness. Your love is our reward and I thank You for it. Give us spiritual eyes, a heart that seeks You with repentence. No one can fill the void like You. We are part of a knowing generation. We see things and do nothing. Give us a heart of sacrifice, bowing down to our needs so that we can lift up those that need You. Often I realize that my immediate family takes much of my time, I pray someday that my time would be all Yours. Give us wisdom to love the way You loved us and provide a heart that desires You above all. I pray these words and ask that You bless us as we seek You. In Jesus name, AMEN