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[As for me] I am poor and needy, yet the Lord takes thought and plans for me. You are my Help and my Deliverer. O my God, do not tarry.

Psalm 40:17

God has a plan for each of us, and the good things that happen to us are not just a coincidence. All good and perfect gifts come from God (see James 1:17). It is exciting to have a relationship with God when we are aware that He is carefully leading and guiding us to His blessings.

If you do not understand something the first time God speaks to you, He will give you another chance and will continue to teach you until you know  clearly the way you should go. Jesus came to seek and to save those who are lost ( see Luke 19:10). This means that He will find you if you go astray.

 

Starting Your Day Right- Joyce Meyer

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Mom, Steve, and I volunteered to help out in the snack bar for our church’s upwards basketball games yesterday. We had a lot of fun. We got to meet a bunch of people that go to our church, that we have not had a chance to meet yet. We were also able to get better acquainted with other people. We had a really fun time. Steve grilled fajitas and hamburgers. It was a long day, but totally worth the effort. Steve went straight to the church after he got off of work. By 7:30 last night we were both asleep. Jeez, 7:30 on a Saturday night is really early to go to bed.  

 

If you live in the Cleuburne, Joshua  area or even in Ft. Worth our church is showing the movie Fireproof tonight. There will be free child care for all age kids.. The movie is free. Please come to see it with us. Bring your spouse, or your spouse to be. This is such a great movie for marriage. If you need directions or want more information click here. The movie starts at 6:00 pm.

The wicked borrow and pay not again [for they may be unable], but the [uncompromisingly] righteous deal kindly and give [for they are able].

Psalm 37:21

Take a chances today and invest in someone else’s life, especially if God tells you to do so. You may  give them something of value only to learn they waste it as they always have done in the past. but remember that God made an investment in you, an He wants you to be willing to make an investment in somebody else.

Jesus died to give everybody a chance. Not everyone takes advantage of His provision, but we all have an equal opportunity to enjoy the abundant life. If you help someone, and they end up not doing what is right with it, that is between them and God. Give thanks that you are able to give, and then do whatever God tells you to do.

 

 

Starting Your Day Right-Joyce Meyer

So repent (change your mind and purpose); turn around and return [to God], that your sins may be erased (blotted out, wiped clean),

 that times of refreshing (of recovering from the effects of heat, of  reviving with fresh air) may come from the presence of the Lord;

Acts 3:19

Success principles alone will not work  your life if you do not spend time with God, allowing His Holy Spirit to be your Counselor and to give you revelation and understanding of what to do each day. But if you flow in God’s plan, you will learn to stop trying to figure out how everything  will work together for your good.

Learn to seek God’s face and not His hand all the time. Then keep your hands open and be ready to receive from Him. God is good; you can trust what He speaks to your heart to do.

Starting Your Day Right- Joyce Meyer

[No] for God selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is foolish to put the wise to shame,

and what the world calls weak to put the strong to shame.

    And God also selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is lowborn and insignificant and

 branded and treated with contempt, even the things that are nothing, that He might depose and bring to nothing the things that are,

    So that no mortal man should [have pretense for glorying and] boast in the presence of God.

1 Corinthians 1:27-29

If you are weak in faith, in mind, in body, in discipline, in self-control, or in determination, simply wait on God. He will be strong through your weakness.

Isaiah 40:31 teaches that if you expect God, look for Him, and hope in Him, you will change and renew your strength and power; you will run, and not grow faint or become tired. The Bible does not say “hope so, it could be, or it may be”; it declares that you will be renewed.

 

Starting Your Day Right- Joyce Meyer

Prompt/Theme for Friday, January 23, 2009

Tell us about a time that your spouse went out of his way to serve you, and love you sacrificially.

I’m also going to include a challenge this week. I don’t know that I’m going to do it every week, and you do not have to participate, but this one is really more to keep me accountable.

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, has two parts. First, look for ways that you can serve your husband. These can be big or small, sometimes the things that seem so insignificant to us can make a big difference in making our husbands feel loved and respected. And second, if your husband asks you to do something for him, even if it seems silly, or like he could easily do it for himself, do it cheerfully and without an attitude of annoyance.

We have been doing the Fireproof Bible Study. It is a six week study. The first week it takes you through the differences of  Ephesians 5:33  (However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband).  I really had no clue about how I had disrespected my husband. I had not meant to disrespected him but I did in my ways of treating him. This opened up a great dialogue between the two of us. We were each able to really open up to one another. We were talking about the way a man is supposed to be the head of the marriage. He really stepped up after this conversation and our prayer time together. He has really lovingly served me this way. He has taken over handling the bills, he lets me know much I can spend at the grocery store, and many other things that I do not have to handle anymore.

 

We talk a lot on the phone at night. It helps keep him awake and we miss each other. Last night he told me how proud of me he was. That really touched my heart to know that he saw that I really I am trying to be better.

A couple of weeks ago we had a little bit of extra money. He know how I was wanting a new mp3 player. Mine old one died before Christmas.  I love wearing it around the house as I clean since I am never really by myself to blast music. He and I went to Wally World first and they really did not have any that I liked so we went to Best B. I was so excited to get a new mp3 player. I tried to get him to get something, but he told me my smile was all he needed. My husband really does rock!!!  

 

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Prompt/Theme for Friday, January 16, 2009

This week’s prompt has two parts:

First, list at least one thing your husband did or said in the past week that reminded you why you love him. Everyone has to have at least one – even on a “bad week” – it doesn’t matter how big or how small! Nothing that touched your heart is insignificant!

And second, share a “Generous Wife Tip” – it can be on any subject – anything that you do or would like to do more often to make your husband feel loved and respected!

~One~

My hubby’s faith has made me smile this week. It seems like a small thing, but the strength of his faith makes mine stronger when I need it the most. His birthday was on Friday and I got made him a “love jar.” It is filled with strips of paper telling him why I love him, or why I respect him, some are just silly sayings, others are coupons on fake rose petals for foot rubs or other things, and others are just a  short little love notes. His reaction to the jar surprised me a lot. He loves it. He can not wait to make his daily pick out of the jar. He has already told me that he will be making me one. It really touched my heart the way he was so excited about a simple homemade gift.

~Two~

My Tip is tell your hubby every day not only that you love him, but you respect him and that you appreciate what he does for your family. He will appreciate this more than you know. You will be building up his spirit, his self esteem, and he will never have to question if you notice the hard work he does.

Happy-Birthday-CommentsMy darling,wonderful,absolutely the best husband in the world is 30 years old today!!!!!! Happy Birthday baby. I know you are a little sad, but just think our car insurance should go down!!! Seriously do not be sad. It is OK to be 30. Celebrate like there is no tomorrow!!!!

As for me, I will continue beholding Your face in righteousness (rightness, justice, and right standing with You);

I shall be fully satisfied, when I awake [to find myself] beholding Your form [and having sweet communion with You].

Psalm 17:15

Each evening the sun sets on all our problems and on all of the mistakes we made that day. But something marvelous happens to us as we as sleep- the Lord gives us rest physically, mentally, and emotionally. We are renewed and rejuvenated to face the next day.

Today we may wake up with the same problems we had when we went to bed, problems that yesterday we felt we just could not take anymore. But somehow today, after proper rest and sleep, we think, I can do it: I can face it again. God promises to renew our strength when we rest in Him.

Joyce Meyer- Starting Your Day Right

They relish and feast on the abundance of Your house; and You cause them to drink of the stream of Your pleasures.

For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light do we see light.

O continue Your loving-kindness to those who know You, Your righteousness (salvation) to the upright in heart.

Psalm 36:8-10

I have never been much of a swimmer. I may not be the best at fighting the current, but I can float. It is wonderful just to trust the water to keep us up and go along with the flow. We can trust God to keep us afloat through the rapids and lead us to still waters.

The Bible says God’s mercy and loving kindness are “new every morning” ( see Lamentations 3:22-23). His mercy isn’t just waiting there waiting for us; it is new, fresh, flowing, and powerful every new day. We need to get in the flow of God’s river of life early each day and learn to float on the power of His presence.

Joyce Meyer-Starting Your Day Right