Verse and prayers for Thursday july 11

KRISTINEFREDRIKA - 4:41AM PDT, Jul 11th 2013

kristinefredrika
Quebec

Good morning sisters

I loved this from max…
Goodness and mercy… one of my fav psalms

Our moods may shift, but God’s doesn’t. Our minds may change, but God’s doesn’t. Our devotion may falter, but God’s never does. God is faithful, for He cannot betray Himself. He is a sure God. And because He is, we can state confidently what David exclaimed in his 23rdPsalm: “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.”
What are those words that follow the word surely? “Goodness and mercy.” If the Lord is the shepherd who leads the flock, goodness and mercy are the two sheepdogs that guard the rear of the flock! Goodness AND mercy. Not goodness alone, for we are sinners in need of mercy. Not mercy alone, for we are fragile, in need of goodness. We need them both. Goodness and mercy—the celestial escort of God’s flock. If that duo doesn’t reinforce your faith, try this phrase: “all the days of my life!”


Annette: so true, God doesn't want us going beyond our means. If he supplied the task, then he supplies the energy/time needed to perform it. I had to start saying no to a lot of things when I first opened the daycare. I now work 50 hrs a week whereas a supply teacher I always had one or two days off…people get used to it.

Erika: thanks for the reminder…It is a bit hard with Oli now. He's never been so oppositional before. I was supposed to take him to the water slides on Friday and yesterday he told me very nicely that he'd rather go with his aunt. I waited until I was in the car with my dh to cry….My sis will not be taking him at all…she tends to say stuff and then not follow through. I guess I feel rejected…and a little bit like he is trying to get back at me. In the same moment I realize satan is trying to use this against me and I don't want him to. I did take it to God today..every time my heart hurt, I said: Lord, this hurts and even that felt better…(the name of the Lord is a strong tower…I'm running to it! still considering that verse for the ladies in September.) By the end of the evening Oli was saying…we can go mom…now I really don't know what I should do...Do I teach him a lesson and not go...or do I take him and have some mom/son time? I really don't know.

You are right about your brother too Erika…we can only control ourselves. It isn't our job either to convict people of sin or anything else. It's the HOLY SPRIT's job and I don't think he needs our help. it is really hard to step back and let God work in us and around us.

(I love the change of seasons. It is DANG cold in the winter, but we have 4 real seasons…a hopeful spring where everything comes to life again…a hot summer that you are happy to see end with the fall…breathtaking foliage in the fall and winter…so pretty and white---for about one day :) I would love to visit the south some day. )

Steph: I wish you the best vacay ever…time of peace and renewal with your dh…thank You Lord again for that boat. God owns cattle on a thousand hills…and some boats too :) When does your vacay start?

Lord, thank you again for these ladies. Thank you for giving me a place where I can vent and be heard by sisters who understand what it is to follow you against the current in this world! I ask you to keep your EYEs and Hands on Erika, Steph and Annette…and on all your children! Thank You Lord for your many blessing!

NYC…note: I asked a christian friend if she would be interested in perhaps going to NYC with me…she said yes. I didn't have any peace about asking my non-christian colleague. I was telling my sis about it last night and she said she might be interested too. part of me doesn't want to go with her because of past conflicts, but part of me does…she is the only other christian in my fam. We go to the same church…I should be able to spend a weekend with her. Lord, I'm not moving forward with any of this until you clarify the details for me. Thank You Father for every good and perfect gift you have bestowed!******************
Kris

Victory = series of right choices....

Nothing tastes as good as Peace feels!

God bless you and yours!
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teen weight 250
starting weight 169
CW: back to 155 :(
:) weight: 148


DISCIPLINEDMAMA - 9:30AM PDT, Jul 11th 2013

disciplinedmama

Good morning ladies,

I am sitting here sipping on a large skinny vanilla latte....hubby got it for me....I haven't treated myself for awhile. He just back in town last night...I treated it like having a sleep over while he was away, he has a home office, so it kind of feels like I am at work too....we need to maintain a quiet level here, and we talk about work a lot....I love it, but this trip felt refreshing...no pressure to get the kids to school, no homework (this was his first business trip this summer, he had a few weeks off from traveling...I actually got to be productive without feeling run ragged:). The.last trip was the last week of school.he left late so that he could help me at our youngest daaughter's fifth grade party, and he came home early so that he could be home for the last day of school and play Alice Cooper in the morning....School's Out song, it's our tradition:), only the kids were so tired not everyone heard it the irst time, lol!)..dad didn't come home to homework all over the place with kids asking for his help and only hs help on assignments due the next day. It felt so nice to us parents last night.....my hubby had to travel so much in the spring my hubby got me an office sized Keurig with his mileage points...I do love it, it helped us get over he travel blur, I am surprised at how well we did with all of the traveling this last spring...our family likes being together:). Actually, my son ended up with pneumonia, so I can't say we did that great, but he healed amazingly well, which makes me happy:).

Kris-- Hmm, what do you think you should do? Did you make other plans after he told you not to go? It's pretty priceless to have one on one time.....have you given him an answer yet, or does he know you have to think about it? I have a friend, a Christian friend, who says yes to everything her son wants to do with her.....I wish I had the money to do that. I feel like I have to say no way too often:(.

Erika---your concerns with your brother remind me that I need to pray for my sister more. I get inwardly stressed with my sister, she tends to not notice, and she would worry if she knew the extent of it, she honestly doesn't get it, so i try my best to stay strong and kind.I need to pray too:), they are worth it:), and God is much more capable than I am at making things better:).

Steph-I am so happy that you got the boat:)! Please be sure to wear life jackets:). We have a lot of drownings here every year here, and they don't seem to be decreasing, but getting closer to home, so I can't help but want to put that reminder out to loved ones:). So, have fun, with a life jacket on:)!

Is there another lady who tends to join in too?


Ps. 18:3 I call to The Lord who is worthy of praise and I am saved from my enemies.

The below verse is on my heart today, it is so true, it Keeps a smile on my face......it's nice to reflect back on my life and see the truth in this verse.

Romans 8:28 And we know in all things God works for good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. :heart2:


Have a wonderful day ladies,

Annette

Last Edited: 11:41am PDT, July 11th 2013

ERIKAYAMAN - 4:37PM PDT, Jul 11th 2013

erikayaman
South Carolina

Hope everyone had a goood day. read everything and am praying for all.

I had a rough pain day....did alot of helping kids reorganize rooms, too much? not sure but my left leg gave out again and I almost too a tumble, caught myself on my dog....told the kids dog tripped me, didn't want to scare them...
Scared me, and the rest of day pain has gone up and up and up, and strength control down and down....
I feel discouraged, but I have praying, am praying....

kris-- had to recopy this and read it again... and again.... God spoke to me through it.--

Our moods may shift, but God’s doesn’t. Our minds may change, but God’s doesn’t. Our devotion may falter, but God’s never does. God is faithful, for He cannot betray Himself. He is a sure God. And because He is, we can state confidently what David exclaimed in his 23rdPsalm: “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.”
What are those words that follow the word surely? “Goodness and mercy.” If the Lord is the shepherd who leads the flock, goodness and mercy are the two sheepdogs that guard the rear of the flock! Goodness AND mercy. Not goodness alone, for we are sinners in need of mercy. Not mercy alone, for we are fragile, in need of goodness. We need them both. Goodness and mercy—the celestial escort of God’s flock. If that duo doesn’t reinforce your faith, try this phrase: “all the days of my life!”


Yes God is faithful, and he is SURE.. SURELY goodness and mercy shall follow all the days of my life--- Yes we need both, Goodness and Mercy-- Yes ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE...
even today as I became anxious....brought me back to Him, and has greatly reduced anxiety as I am pointed back to HIM
THANKS KRIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kris- keep praying and letting God speak to you about NY...he will guide and LIGHT your way?? Did you go with Oli??? sometimes we have to give our kids GRACE to set and example of how God's grace is always freely given to us... tell him this is why????? a way to lead His thoughts to God as your leader, and HIS????-- just a thought? sometime examples are needed to....What did God lead you to do????

Praying all.

ERIka


ERIKAYAMAN - 4:39PM PDT, Jul 11th 2013

erikayaman
South Carolina

oh and I LOVE the new pic KRIS


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