Tag Archive Proverbs

ByEmily

Applying God’s Word To Our Daily Lives

I’m a firm believer that as women (and men) of God, we should live in His word. The Bible is a book full of wonderful scriptures that we can apply to every situation. I just felt led to share with you a few of the scriptures that I apply to my life daily and encourage you to apply them to your own lives, as well.

I begin each morning by thanking God for waking me up and blessing me with another day of life. I declare that

“This is the day the Lord has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it.”- Psalm 118:24 (personalized).

Next, I thank God for Psalm 68:19,

“Blessed be the Lord who daily loads us with benefits, the God of our salvation! Selah” and receive what ever benefits He has chosen for me today.

Then I have to check myself…

“Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips.”-Psalm 141:3,

because,

“Whoever guards his mouth and tongue keeps his soul from troubles.”-Proverbs 21:23.

After that, I have to remind myself that no matter how the situation may seem, I do not wrestle flesh and blood.

“For we do not wrestle flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”-Ephesians 6:12

When I send my daughter to school or my husband off to work, I remember to pray over my family,

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.”- Numbers 6:24-26

As I lay down to sleep each night, I declare that

“I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; For You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.”- Psalm 4:8

and I know that

“When I lie down, I will not be afraid; Yes, I will lie down and my sleep will be sweet.”- Proverbs 3:24 (personalized).

I also think back on the entire chapter of Psalm 91, because I know that my God will always protect me and my family.

This is just a daily guide that I personally go by and these few scriptures don’t cover the half of it. God’s word is full of promises, wisdom, guidance, etc that will help us and show us that in God, there is always a way. Even when it doesn’t seem like it. I hope you find these helpful in your own everyday walk with the Lord.

ByKaren

Time Marches On

As our children go back to school all across the United States, the phrase that we hear countless times:

“I can’t believe he/she is old enough to be…”

 

Yes, it’s true. Believe it. My children have grown up right in front of my eyes and I ask myself:

“Where has the time gone?”

 

But the Bible tells us that ‘Life is like a vapor’. For an example: Get a spray bottle or aerosol can and spray it one time. The vapor disperses immediately. That is what our lives are like! No time at all.

Hmm... Now you have an idea for a project with all of those old cans of Aqua-Net & Rave you just can't part with, don't you?

Don’t let time pass you by without slowing down to enjoy it. Life is busy. As we rush our children to football practice, dance class, basketball, then go to PTO meetings ourselves in addition to all the church activities, and grab a bite to eat in between, take time to breath. To watch your children grow. To fit Gods’ word in to them, so that your whole family can have a measure of peace without the chaos. The perfect mother does not exist. I for one, can never measure up to the example of Proverbs 31, but it’s O.K. to strive for that sense of rightness. God wants to go right along their with us. Don’t leave Him behind or out of the equation.

And don’t blink. For tomorrow, your school age child will be grown with a family of their own.

Whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.