verse and prayers for Saturday Aug 17

KRISTINEFREDRIKA - 3:50AM PDT, Aug 17th 2013

kristinefredrika
Quebec

Good Saturday morn sisters


2 Corinthians 4:16-18 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

Very good reminder don't you think ladies? It's all so temporary...this time here on earth passes quickly...we should be more concerned with eternity.


I'm in teen territory now. Samma met with the 'boy' last night at our local coffee shop. I drove her…nice, well lit area…we'll see. I'm now praying for the boy…his name is Jean. I think he has no spiritual back ground at all…Father, bless Jean…please let him come to you. Please give Samantha discernment in the choices she makes. I know she wants to follow you…please don't let anything get in the way of that.

Rosalie update: the boss is on vacay til Monday so the other sitter will call her Monday and maybe we'll know more by then :)

Steph: one more thing to be thankful about…we're all happily married and not dealing with boyfriends like your renters. Sounds like a great weekend. I really liked your verses…especially the second one. I am far to quick to judge others…especially my daycare parents. I need to try to see things a little more from their point of view

Erika; No rain here yesterday thankfully…nice weather lately. Warm, but just cool enough to be comfortable. mornings and evenings are great now!

Annette: sounds like a totally toxic situation…it's one thing to be loving, but it's another to sit there and take unnecessary pain…Father, please guide and bless Annette with this family situation…let her clearly see your will to stay away or go…she wants to follow you in this…thank you father!

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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 - 1:30PM PDT, Aug 17th 2013

disciplinedmama

1 Sam. 25:29 "Even though someone is pursuing you to take your life, the life of my master will be bound securely in the bundle of the living by The Lord your God. But the lives of your enemies he will hurl away as from the pocket of a sling."

Ps. 27:13-14 "I am still confident of this; I will see the goodness of The Lord in the land of the living. Wait for The Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for The Lord.

Kris--coffee shop date, how sweet...prayers:love:.
Toxic....it's hard to understand why my dad didn't nip it in the bud when it first started. He told me because of his wife's attitude, she is not invited to family events. I am definitely having all kinds of signs thrown at me as to why not to go to the reunion....I am definitely like a pong pong ball in this decision making process....I asked my husband just to accept this as a process, and thanked him for supporting me either way:). Spiritually...several red flags for stress and opposite views (even today my cousin asked for someone on facebook to send her a spreadsheet on Christian denominations...using love based, stupid, biblical, etc. and one of her friends did it...she is looking for a preschool). God doesn't want us to be cowards....when does God want us to stear clear? I am not rushing into a decision, but no is definitely te comfortable choice, but it does include the pain of not seeing my extended family that mean a lot to me...but.......is it worth it?

Still praying for Rosalie:), keep us posted.


Erika and Steph :love::love:

Well....I lost 1.8# this week, but not from being perfect.

I will ask you ladies this question....I definitely want a Christian/biblical perspective on this. I have a problem, and I have had it for numerous years now and it is frustrating. Please tell me your perspective on goals. If I make a goal....everything suddenly gets in the way. For example: Usually I get a good nights sleep, so I don't consider sleep an issue for me, but last week in Weight Watchers it focused in on getting enough sleep at night....suddenly, everything kept me from getting a good night's sleep. I understand that God wants to be in control of our plans, but it is so bad that I am scared of saying I want to lose five pounds because knowing me, I will start gaining...but, ths goal mentality applies to all areas of my life. How do you ladies view goals? I never finish to do lists. Am I the only one with this issue? Of course I only want God's plans for my life, so that really isn't the concern.

Ps. 28: 7 The Lord is my strength and my shield: my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy, and I will give thanks to him in song.

Ps. 31: 4-5 Free me from the trap that is set before me, for you are my refuge. Into your hands I commit my spirit; redeem me. O Lord, the God of truth.

The following verse I opened up my bible to last night and just now speaks directly to my heart and where I am at....Ps. 42:11"Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? put your hopes in God, for I will yet praise him, my savior and my God."

Love you ladies, have a wonderful day:)!


Annette

P.s. it would be nice to meet up for coffee with you ladies during the first week of school:).

Last Edited: 1:44pm PDT, August 17th 2013

ERIKAYAMAN - 2:05PM PDT, Aug 17th 2013

erikayaman
South Carolina

It would be nice to meet for coffee with ya'll after school starts... Maybe we should call this our Coffee Club Prayer time! (virtually of course!!!)

Annette-- Goals....I think they can hang lots of us. Its like if you tell me I cannot have XXXXX at all, I crave it like crazy....
I think sometimes for some people specific goals can be hard.
Sometimes we just have to go with small changes at a time, and not cut out anything 100% unless there is a health reason or something....(weight watchers can be good for this)
Remember God said Everything is Permissible, but not everything is Advisable.
I find for me, in general- I just pray that God will guide me in my choices, and I bring it back to his feet constantly....Sometimes with Goals we start to thing that we can handle it, and we put all the power and stress on US, and forget that we can do all things through GOD's strength, NOT MY STRENGth. I am learning that if I try and do it on my own, with my OWN power I WILL ALWAYS FALL SHORT, ALWAYS.....this lead me back to Him. This is a constant battle for me. I try and do it on my own...then I repent and lean on him, then I do it again.
We are human, sinners, and in constant need of the Saviour.
We will struggle and stumble until the day we are HOME in heaven. We just will. Recognizing it and continually asking forgiveness and bringing it to Him is all part of the process. Some days this is every hour!!! Don't feel discouraged, just continually recognize and take it to him. Right down the verses you wrote out today and carry them with you. Memorize them and meditate on them. I wrote them down!!!!! I have a spiral index card binder where I right down Go to verses....
Luv u sister in Christ!!!
Prayers for all you and your families.

THE LORD IS NEAR TO THE BROKENHEARTED AND SAVES THE CRUSHED IN SPIRIT-ps 34:18
--Dear Lord, there is no savior like you-none so kind, so compassionate, so merciful, so very close....Jesus for those of us that don't feel crushed in spirit but rather feel discombobulated in spirit-help us to sort through the issues. Show us what is repent-able and what is repairable, and help us quiet our noisy hearts so we can hear you speak. We need your presence so much, much more than we need circumstances and people to change. Jesus today and every day we declare that our hope is built on nothing less, and nothing more, than you and what you did for us on the cross. We pray in your near and compassionate name, Amen--- (from Scotty Smith Everyday prayers)

Erika

Last Edited: 2:15pm PDT, August 17th 2013

DISCIPLINEDMAMA - 2:44PM PDT, Aug 17th 2013

disciplinedmama

I am treating my goal issue as a battle......making a small decision to push through on one thing I think God wants me to do daily...I may not conquer it, but perseverance is te goal:).

Thank you so much for your encouraging words Erika.


I definitely see this time as a virtual coffee date:love:



Annette


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