verse and prayers for Monday Aug 5

KRISTINEFREDRIKA - 10:45AM UTC, Aug 5th 2013


*Good Monday morn sisters

Very interesting message yesterday at church on eternal salvation and the question of people abandoning or losing their salvation. What it really boils down to is the two camps: so you have someone who is CLEARLY no longer living for God so he is either:

-lost his salvation (or abandoned it )
-He was never saved to begin with.

The purpose of this is not to get into a debate…nor even to say which side I would choose, but to say, what is really important is

LIving today, right beside Jesus..spending time with him, living with him, consulting him, staying so close that getting so far that we would worry is never possible. So today ladies, please share with me your number one daily tip on sanctification…Tell me how you stay close to Him.

I stay close by starting every day with reading a portion of scripture. I run through the bible once a year. I always have verses circling in my head because of Sunday school, ladies meetings, and support group prep that forces me to delve a little deeper…many times a verse pops in my head as clearly as if it popped onto my computer screen.

A verse that stuck in my mind at church yesterday:

John 17:15
New International Version (NIV)
15 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.

I also need to be absolutely POSITIVE today and allow no negative thoughts to assail hyper boy is back today. 4 weeks until he goes to school. Father, thank you for this day, thank you for your love that you have poured out in my heart (rom. 5:5) thank you that I don,t have to rely on my love for my hyper boy...thank you that your provisions are all powerful and more than sufficient.

Father, I ask your blessings on Steph, Annette, and Erika today and on any lady whose eyes cross this thread. Thank you Father for reunited your children in prayer:love:
have a great one sisters!


Victory = series of right choices....

Nothing tastes as good as Peace feels!

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

DISCIPLINEDMAMA - 5:19PM UTC, Aug 5th 2013

Tomorrow is my oldest daughter's fifteenth birthday.....praying for direction on how to make it special for her without going over doing it:bigeyes3:

Yesterday went well, but we worked very hard. Having mil for the weekend seemed to go well, but it definitely kept us busy working hard. My oldest seemed to really like it when Grandma helped her clean her room:). So far the worst thing that happened was my youngest finding grandma not shutting the bathroom door...I guess a couple of times, I am hoping that will stay the worst thing that happened:), it makes a funny story for my daughter and her uncle:).

Walk with God......I find it crucial for myself to spend time in the Word every morning and every night, and it is very important to me to say prayers with my kids each night.....but this does not define my salvation, it helps my walk with God:), which means a lot to me.....I need to walk in his strength:).

Salvation....age old question. One person made a comment to me once that makes sense regarding blasphemy of the Holy Spirit....they had a hard time believing that someone who has done this wouldn't care anymore about whether or not they are saved....when it all comes down to it, a person's salvation is between them and God...I just pray that I will not be a deterrent from anyone wanting God:). I carry around with me notes from the last sermon one of our pastors gave before he passed away, it was regarding becoming a carnal Christian....which is different than losing your salvation, at the time, the sermon answered my nagging question about what had happened to my walk with God, I had become carnal....I don't ever want to go back to that spot again, I enjoy walking in God's peace and joy, and hope that others appreciate that about me:). Whether or not I say anything, I definitely get persecuted as if I did...more often than I like.

Mt. 5:12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Hopefully I will be like honey to more people than not in my lifetime for Christ. I know that I appreciate the steadfast people in my life:).

God bless and have a beautiful day:),


STEPHDREED - 12:45PM UTC, Aug 5th 2013


Good Morning,

Thank God for coffee/caffeine today. Rough time driving in today by the time I was almost to work I was nodding off. Scarry:cross1: Well, the youngest turns 16 today we had cake last night and my DH is taking her out to eat tonight to celebrate. We did go camping Saturday night it was really nice to have some alone time before the drama started again. Teenage girls ULG.

Thankful today for my loving DH, my job and my supportive friends and family.

Today, the goal is to have a productive day at work and mow the yard which is probably a jungle since I didn't mow it last week.:cross3:

Hope you all have a blessed day!

Last Edited: 12:45pm UTC, August 5th 2013