Archive for ‘Scriptures’

June 25, 2010

Psalms4:6 SOAP

Day 2 of Psalms in 60 days.
Scripture

Psalm 4:7 (New American Standard Bible)

    7You have put gladness in my heart,
         More than when their grain and new wine abound.

Observation
God puts gladness on our hearts more than material objects.

Application
Remember that the next newest thing isn’t better then the gladness God puts in my heart. As gladness with material objects is temporary and short term; God’s gladness is everlasting. 

Prayer
Dear LORD – Thank you for the wonderful scripture this afternoon! Thank you O God for reminding me that you are the one who puts the true gladness in my heart, not these tangible items here on Earth. Amen.

additional scriptures referenced to this one:

Psalm 97:11

    11Light is sown like seed for the righteous
         And gladness for the upright in heart.

Psalm 97:12

    12Be glad in the LORD, you righteous ones,
         And give thanks to His holy name.

Acts 14:17


 17and yet He did not leave Himself without witness, in that He did good and gave you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness.”

June 24, 2010

Our husbands should come before our selves

iFellowship
Philippians 2:3 (New American Standard Bible)

3Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves;
The LORD asks us to regard others as more important than ourselves; other’s needs come before our own selfish wants. For me this means doing the dishes, even if I don’t want to, because my husband likes a clean kitchen. Folding the laundry, even if I don’t want to, because my husband likes clean clothes. I’m not saying that he NEVER does this. I am a stay at home mom and these are my jobs. Yes he does them and that is my own fault and selfishness coming through. We humans aren’t perfect after all. I have been trying to be better since I read this scripture though; I think this is what matters…that we try with a happy heart to put others before ourselves.
So instead of viewing it like “oh he’s so lazy, he doesn’t do anything around the house.” think about this scripture and think “God would like it if I did this.” Our ultimate goal is to please God.
June 20, 2010

Sunday SOAP: Do not be lazy!

I got the SOAP idea from Amy at Mom’s Toolbox.

Scripture:

Proverbs 31:17

17 She sets about her work vigorously;


her arms are strong for her tasks.

Observation:

I honestly think God is trying to tell me to stop being a lazy wife a mother. When I clean around the house it is rarely with a servants heart.

Application:

I need to make sure I pray before I do any type of housework. I need to be reminded of why I am a stay at home mom and what that entails. I have a job to do. Yea, I don’t get paid monetarily…but the payment I recieve in the littlest 2 sets of eyes is way more then money could buy. I know my husband appreciates a clean home and doesn’t want to have to deal with it when he gets home. I have been so lazy and selfish lately.

Prayer:

Dear Lord, please be with me while I embark on a new adventure of homemaking. Please help me in changing my selfish ways. Help me be the wife and mother you intended me to be and who my husband and children need me to be. Amen

June 13, 2010

Scripture Sunday

iFellowship was created by the team at Seeds Of Faith. We wanted Christian women to have a place to get to know each other and well, just fellowship! After all, as Christians we’re called to fellowship with one another.

I am doing something different today. I’m just going to open my bible and point to a place on the page without looking and that will be today’s scripture. So here we go….drum roll please……..Romans 12:2 (NASB)


 2And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the   renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

Wow. I really needed to read this scripture. I have a problem with getting caught up in what the world has to offer. I sometimes loose sight of what I’m supposed to do on this earth. I still haven’t figured out my ultimate plan. and I never will know. But what I know is true in my life right now…I am meant to stay home a grow Godly children.

June 9, 2010

What rolls off your tongue?





Proverbs 15:28 (New Living Translation)

 28 The heart of the godly thinks carefully before speaking;
      the mouth of the wicked overflows with evil words.



James 1:19 (New Living Translation)



 19 … You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.

Bear with me. I’m blogging with a 5mo old on my lap.

Do you ever say something quickly and then regret you said it? Do you ever give advice without thinking if the other person wanted it or not? Do you fly off the handle without thinking about the other person’s point of view?

I know I have done all of these. We are to listen and speak carefully. We are to speak of wisdom and grace. I do not talk like this all the time, let alone 50% of the time. I am so bad with mouthing off and have been all my life. It is a struggle to keep my mouth in check.

These are the two scriptures I think of when I need to keep my tongue in check. What are your tongue-in-check scriptures that you remember?

May 16, 2010

I’m feeling overwhelmed today…

Bible Verses for Busy Moms is my go to guide for quick reference for scripture. I carry this everywhere I go.

Psalm 73:23-26 (New International Version)

23 Yet I am always with you;
you hold me by my right hand.

24 You guide me with your counsel,
and afterward you will take me into glory.

25 Whom have I in heaven but you?
And earth has nothing I desire besides you.

26 My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.

Deuteronomy 31:8 (New International Version)

8 The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

April 29, 2010

Scriptures that have recently had an affect on me

all scripture is copied from Biblegateway

Matthew 6:33 (New Century Version)

33 Seek first God’s kingdom and what God wants. Then all your other needs will be met as well.

Luke 12:15 (King James Version)

 15And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

Psalm 37:4 (New King James Version)

 4 Delight yourself also in the LORD,
         And He shall give you the desires of your heart.

1 John 2:15 (New King James Version)

15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

1 John 2:17 (New King James Version)

17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.

Philippians 4:6-7 (New King James Version)

6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

1 Timothy 6:6-7 (New King James Version)

6 Now godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

March 24, 2010

Today’s Scriptures and inspirational quotes

Today’s scriptures/inspirational quotes come from several bibles and books that I am reading. First I want to say that I did not read any of this ahead of time. for the Women’s devotional and the Couple’s devotional, I simply turned to the first Wednesday reading I came too when i randomly opened the book. How fitting that it ALL deals with exactly what I’m going through right now. God is SO good. He really does speak to us. We just really need to LISTEN for him and to him.

1. This quote was written by Catherine DeVries and is on page 477 of the NIV Women’s Devotional Bible 2.

The Battle

Lord, I’m losing ground.

The enemy hunts me. Haunts me.

I feel like I’m wielding a squirt gun against a

circle of slashing knives. How weary I am…

I FELT IT

The touch of your hand.

Hold mine tighter.

Help me feel your strength.

Fortify my weak armaments

Lord, I’m gaining ground.

2. This next one is very fitting for my life right now. Today’s reading in the NLT Daily Walk Bible in the “your daily walk” section it states to look at Matthew 12:25:

Jesus knew their thoughts and replied, “Any kingdom at war with itself is doomed. A city or home divided against itself is doomed.”

Wow, that scripture is just SO profound in my life right now. I am having emotional divisions in my mind. This scripture really kicked my rear into gear about thinking how God wants me to make sure that we build our home in the likeness of the Lord himself.

3. Nehemiah 9::17

They refused to listen and failed to remember the miracles you performed among them. They became stiff-necked and in their rebellion appointed a leader in order to return to their slavery. But you are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love.

We need to remember that saying “I’m sorry” is very one sided. This doesn’t require the offended party to respond. Asking forgiveness on the other hand is very much a two way street. Asking forgiveness is asking the offended to release you of your sins against them in the way that God does with us every day. On the other hand the offender, when asking for forgiveness needs to change that behavior so that issue and be in the past and stay in the past.