Feminine Modesty Monday

This is of my sister, Sarah. :) Everything came from thrift stores, and all cost under $6 each. Isn’t the sweater beautiful?

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She did her hair in a half twist, held back with the Ruby Bouquet flexi, and then she braided to hold it back.

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Then to kind of add a fancier look to her hair, she does a half twist and wears the Princess Tiara Dangle flexi. :)

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Do We Give YHWH the Thanks and Praise that He Deserves?

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And he appointed certain of the Levites to minister before the ark of Yahweh, and to record, and to thank and praise Yahweh God of Israel: Give thanks unto Yahweh, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people. Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works.” 1 Chronicles 16:4, 8-9

As I read this passage, I stopped and something hit me. If Yahweh was so concerned that His acts were recorded so that they could be remembered, and had people set apart to simply praise and thank Him, how much more are we suppose to be doing the same? I thought back to the many times that I have requested Yahweh to do something, yet how many times has He answered me, but I never recorded it, so didn’t know it had actually been answered? Then I thought about the latter part of the verse and was once again convicted. Do I talk of all his wondrous works to those around me? Do I let the unbelievers know what a wonderful God I serve and all He does for me? Was I not often like those nine in the passage below?

And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. And Yahshua answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.” Luke 17:14-18

Look at the difference between the one and the nine! When his prayer was answered, he turned around, with a loud voice glorified Yahshua, falling on his face thanking Him from the depths of his heart! He truly was thankful for what Yahweh had done in his life!!

Yet look at the other nine. Yahshua did the very same thing for them, healing them of a horrible disease, yet they just went on with their life, never stopping, never turning around and thanking the God who just healed them!

Yet, my sisters, how often have we done the very same thing? How often have we pleaded with Yahweh for something or for Him to act, and yet when He does, how many times do we even thank Him for doing it? How often do we turn around and glorify Him for what He has done? Do we even know what He is doing or how He is acting in our lives, and in the lives around us?

Let’s read some of the other passages.

Sing unto Yahweh, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness. For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. Psalms 30:4-5

Sisters, we ARE to give thanks at remembering His holiness and what He has done for us and those He loves! But, how can we look back and remember, if we don’t record like the Levites? I know I for one seem to have a very short term memory and as much as I may try to think back to what Yahweh has done in my life and those around me, I know I fall desperately short of being able to. Even just remembering what I have prayed for, and seeing how He has answered me or in what ways He has answered me. So often I find myself saying a quick prayer and moving on. Yet, is that really the type of prayer life we’re supposed to have? Somehow, I just don’t think so.

Oh that men would praise Yahweh for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

Oh that men would praise Yahweh for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

Oh that men would praise Yahweh for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.

Oh that men would praise Yahweh for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! Psalms 107:8, 15, 21-22, 31

Girls, FOUR times we hear David lamenting that if only the children of men would praise Yahweh for his goodness and wonderful works! FOUR times Yahweh has him repeat it, in one short chapter. I think He was serious about us giving Him the thanksgiving and praise that He deserves!

And this got me to thinking. How can we record what He is doing in our lives? Is there a way that we can do this in a somewhat organized fashion that is easy to look back and see what he has done? I have seen a few ways this has been done. One is using a notebook and just writing short sentences like this…

  1. Yahweh healed “_” today

  2. Prayed and asked for wisdom about “_” and Yahweh answered “_”

  3. Etc

Someone recently came up with the idea of a jar with pieces of paper in it, writing different things that we are thankful for, and then going back through the jar and reading through it, remembering what He has done in our lives over the year.

I have done the numbering system before, and it was interesting reading through a couple of years ago, remembering what Yahweh had done in our lives and the lives of those around us. I also keep a journal pretty regularly, where I can write more specifically what I am going through, how Yahweh is answering my prayers, etc. This is obviously a more in-depth way of doing it…but it’s also harder to go back (unless you read your entire journal), to remember what all was happening, how Yahweh answered you, etc.

Yet another thing I often do, is write different prayers (dating them!), in my bible. Whether its passages I pray for my Love and I, for those who are sick, different passages that have convicted me, etc. But it has been really neat to go back over my Bibles and reading all that Yahweh had done, knowing what I had prayed and realizing all that He had faithfully answered (I really like using my Bibles like a study Bible and thus tend to write in them a lot, so every couple of years I generally find myself with a new clean copy…so that I can work through it yet again :)).

I’m sure there are many, many other ways that people have found that seem to work good for them. I don’t think it’s so much how we record or how we remember, as it is that we do remember and do give thanks and not find ourselves being like those other nine, never giving Yahweh the praise and glory He so rightly deserves!

And one more thing, girls, TALK about what Yahweh has done! Talk about how great our God is! Make the nations jealous over what a GREAT, WONDERFUL, AWESOME, GOOD, God we serve! Let them know what He has done! Don’t keep it to yourself. Obviously, there is a time and a place to quietly give Him thanks. Obviously, there are going to be times when we can’t thank Him publicly for something. But there are SO many times that we can, yet so often, don’t! So let’s start this new month, praising Yahweh!

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” Philippians 4:6

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Lilla Rose’s Biggest Sale of the Year!

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Not only is it a huge sale, but they are bringing back each of this years “Flexi of the Month”! That means that the monthly special set that you could only purchase that month, you can now purchase…but it’s on sale!!! This sale is only while supplies last…and I can tell you from experience, they’re not going to last very long! So if you’ve been thinking about trying them out, or just want to get some as gifts, or even gifts for yourself, now’s the time! Remember, free shipping for all orders over $50!
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Not only that, but for the first 3 people who spend over $100, I am going to send a little surprise Lilla Rose gift to you, as my way of saying “Thank You”!

But I need you to do something…if you are not already a customer, I need you to follow the instructions below and become one. Otherwise I will not be able to send you your gift! :) Thank you!

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A song that’s so true!

This song touched my heart so much and I knew I had to share it with you. It’s sadly so true. Yahshua tells us to live in the world, but not of the world. Girls, the world needs to see His love flowing out of us. As the Israeli’s often say “don’t tell me you love me, show me that you love me”. May we show the world that we really do care, that we really do love them…because he first loved us! Words mean little if there isn’t action backing them.

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The Cry of My Heart

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Thou Art My Portion Yahweh

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Thou art my portion, Yahweh: I have said that I would keep thy words. I intreated thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word.” Psalms 119:57-58

The past couple of days, I have been pondering upon these verses, constantly. Have you ever thought about this passage before? “Thou art my portion, Yahweh” I smile as I read the precious words once again.

I’ve often wondered how some people seemingly could go through anything, untouched? And I don’t mean “untouched” in that sense, but in the sense that their relationship with Yahweh didn’t lesson with the trials of life, but were strengthened through them. How could Elisabeth Elliot go back into the very tribe, to the very people, who had just slain her husband? How could other missionaries do similar things? How can people go through some of the most painful things possible, yet come out still praising and trusting Yahweh? How can you wade through suffering, pain, and even loss, still praising Yahweh?

For each, the path and road Yahweh may bring each of us down, will probably look very different, yet still, we all face the same thing. How can we walk down whatever roads he is bringing us down, with a smile on our face, joy in our hearts, and a trust that is unshakable in Him? I’ll tell you the secret.

It’s in making Him your portion, your strength, your comfort, your stay, your rock, your provider, you’re all in all! Girls, when Yahweh is your portion, you can go through anything, because He is there with you. You know He is all you need and tho the world may seem like it’s caving down upon you, you realize that He is there to stay and will NEVER leave you or forsake you and will give you the strength you need!!!

Recently, I’ve been really pondering different things in my life and although I’ve always known Yahweh has NEVER left me, no matter how painful the trial may have been that he was bringing me through, it never really hit me until the other morning why I, too, could walk down whatever road he calls me to walk down? Knowing some of the roads he’s already called me to walk down, I couldn’t help but wonder what the other roads would be like in the future? And honestly, at times, it’s kind of a fearful thing to even think about. Yet, being able to look behind me and realize that He’s always given me the strength and grace to walk down them, was such a blessing. But why? Why did I now have a sense of peace, knowing that no matter what he called me to go through, I could? Because, I now knew He had become my portion! He had become my all in all. I knew He has always been, and will always be, with me! Elisabeth knew this truth. The other missionaries, knew this truth. It’s not that we are strong. Atleast for myself, I am anything but strong!! But, it’s because HE is our strength. HE is our portion. HE is all we need. If we have Him, we can go through anything!!! Yes, we can ask him to be merciful to us, but ultimately, we know with Him, we can face anything He asks us to, simply because we can rely upon HIS strength and grace to carry us through.

Girls, I can’t encourage you more so in learning to rely upon your Saviour. Really, truly, deeply, rely upon him…and that means trust Him, too. No matter what is going on in your life, trust Him! He promises to never leave you nor forsake you, so if he asks you to walk down a path that may be rough, be willing to walk down it, knowing even though you are weak, he is strong…let him carry you if need be! But realize that He needs to be your portion…all day long, every day! And what a blessed thing it is, when he is!

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Pray for the peace of Jerusalem

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Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.” Psalms 122:6

I’m not sure how many of you keep up with the Israeli news, but as my heart is drawn more and more toward them, I find myself being able to feel more “connected” to them all, in a sense, through being able to know what is going on, even when I myself can’t be there with them. I think it also helps me to personalize it, as I want to feel and love, like YHWH does, concerning his chosen people…but how else can we personalize it, if we don’t know what is going on? Thus, I have been training myself to check the Israeli news, daily. What are my brothers and sisters in need of prayer for today? What are they facing? How can I pray for them? Etc.

As I opened Jpost the other day and saw the headline about the slaughter that took place in a Jerusalem synogogue, my heart broke. I wanted to weep for the families that were now facing the loss of their fathers, husbands, brothers, and friends. One minute it was quiet and peaceful, the Jews were saying their morning prayers like usual, only for the next minute for the peace to be shattered by two men who came to kill and destroy.

Girls, YHWH commands us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. These are His chosen people…our brothers and sisters, who are going through some really hard times right now. I want to beg you to not get so caught up in life that you forget about those without your circles! Remember them in your prayers. Believers and Jews all over the world are suffering and being persecuted left and right….which YHWH told us would happen. But nonetheless, they need our prayers more than ever! If you were there, how would you want people lifting you up in their prayers? Do the same for them. Pray for them to have his shalom, a shalom that passes all understanding! Pray for their salvation. Pray for YHWH to strengthen them and hold them close, and that they wouldn’t be filled with or controlled by fear, which is what terrorist hope for. I love the verse in Isaiah 41:10 as what a blessed reminder of our Father’s love. It reads as follows; “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”

So take a moment and stop and lift those in Israel and across the globe up in your prayers!

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Love Covereth a Multitude of Sins

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Recently I have been very blessed with learning a great deal from my wonderful friend, Elisabeth Elliot. Yahweh has blessed me with being able to spend some amazing time with her, but I’ve also been blessed to learn from her via her cd’s and books, too. One of the many lessons that I have been learning a lot about is what true forgiveness is…what it should look like on a daily basis in my own life…and so I wanted to share some of the things that Yahweh has been impressing upon my heart, with y’all.

On my way home from visiting our friends in the south, I had over 26 hours of driving to think and ponder over certain scripture verses, which I loved. I love those quiet times where Yahweh and I can talk and spend some time together and since my siblings were so tired and so thus slept a lot of the trip away, it gave Yahweh and I ample time to really spend some quality time together.

I’ve been so awed by Elisabeth’s testimony and how they so wholeheartedly gave their lives to those around them. Even after Jim Elliot was murdered, Elisabeth realized that she needed to forgive the very ones who had taken her precious husbands life. She eventually was able to do this, and not only forgive them, but embraced and love them! I sat there thinking how I struggle with forgiving such little things in comparison to that, and often wondered what brought her to the place that she was not only able to forgive the murderers of her beloved husband, but to forgive them to such a point that she was able to go and live and serve amongst them! She truly loved these people! So how could I learn from her example and learn to forgive like that?

As I started praying and searching within my own heart, I realized I was far from being able to love like that. But I longed to! It began a journey of prayer, where I just began to ask Yahshua to help me learn to forgive, like He forgave. He had brought to my mind how often I have sinned (even the same sin over and over and over again!), yet he loved me unconditionally, and he forgave me time and time again. Then He brought to my mind the verse that says “For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” (Matthew 6:14-15) I knew that was pretty serious!

But still, I struggled on. How could I constantly forgive someone who has done the same thing over and over and over again? Could I? Was I expected to? I’m talking about little things. Every day things. Yes, maybe even some larger things.

As I was pondering all this, Yahweh brought a couple passages to my attention. The first one was the John passage, and the the second one really convicted me, and that was the Matthew passage. Let’s read them together.

Joh 8:4-11 “They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very actNow Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Yahshua stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Yahshua was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Yahshua had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? She said, No man, Lord. And Yahshua said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.”

Matthew 7:3-5 “And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.”

Ouch! Why do I so often think I can pick up the first stone?? Why is it often so easy to dwell on the imperfections of another, when I am so sinful myself? Was I honestly without sin? Surely not! Yet, to not forgive another was to say that I was holier than they were. I love how Yahshua tells the lady, who was clearly guilty, that he forgave her, too.

Sisters, we are all sinful. None of us are without sin and all of us need forgiveness. Can we truly look someone in the eyes and tell them we hold nothing against them? Can we truly forgive and love like He does? This is my constant prayer. I know I need forgiveness. I need it desperately, and sadly, I need it constantly. So, why is it so hard sometimes, to offer it freely, but never so hard to demand it constantly?

We watched a video the other night about how this young boy did something which caused another to be drastically hurt. The sister of the hurt brother, refused to forgive the boy who had done the harm. Her grandmother tried and tried to tell her it was only going to hurt her if she didn’t forgive. But she wanted the boy to pay for hurting her brother. Her grandmother tried to tell her that he had been hurt enough and only needed to be loved and forgiven, but she didn’t heed her grandmother’s advice, and went and spread the news through the town. Needless to say, it caused the boy to lose all his friends and have everyone condemn him. He couldn’t go anywhere without someone commenting on what he had done. He was sorry, but it wasn’t enough. And for quite awhile, this girl had the power to destroy him…and also had the power to build him up. Sadly, for quite some time, she used that power to hurt and destroy.

I walked away thinking about how this applies to our own lives. Sisters, we really do have the power to “hurt and destroy”…to tear down. But we also have the power to forgive, to love, to build up, and to heal. Elisabeth chose to heal, build, love and forgive. She had every right (so we humans think) to do quite the opposite. But had she done that, would that entire tribe have the gospel now? Would the very ones who once took her husbands life, be preaching that gospel, had she not shown them what true forgiveness is? Forgiveness for which they hadn’t yet asked her for and quite frankly, probably didn’t even realize they needed it?

I sat there pondering it all, my own sin flooding my mind and I realized that I am the last person who can withhold forgiveness and love. Yes, sometimes we too, are too prideful to admit we’re wrong. Sometimes we don’t even realize that we are wrong. But that doesn’t change the fact that we often are.

I shutter to think of how many times I have been that girl in the movie. How many times have I, in frustration, shared how someone had wronged me? How often have I refused to forgive, sharing what others have done, thus damaging their reputation, instead of choosing to love, which in and of itself requires us to cover that sin? I think of the many older ladies who people have shared their testimony of never sharing anything negative about others, and I can’t help but pray that that will one day be my own testimony! Will I ever come to the place where I truly cover others sins, with love? Choosing to give life, instead of taking it? I think of the little things. It really doesn’t matter how much we have to forgive. Maybe it’s the constant annoyances? Maybe it’s much bigger. But regardless as to what the sin may be, could I forgive them, like I want Yahshua to forgive me? Could I treat them, like I want Yahshua to treat me? Could I love them, like I knew Yahshua loved me? Remember, how we forgive, is how we will be forgiven by our God. That’s pretty deep!!

Oh, Yahweh, help us choose to cover each others downfallings and shortcomings. Help us to love like you love us…to choose to forgive, even when it is hard to forgive.  Help us to reach out and offer life to those around us, the life which you so freely and constantly offer us. Help us to guard the words we say. Help us to always be those who encourage and build up those around us, dwelling on the sin within our own lives, before dwelling on the sin of others. May we all have a love like your love!”

Pro 10:12 “Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.”

Pro 17:9 “He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.”

Ephesians 4:29 “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is goodto the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.”

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Intentionally Investing in the Lives around Us

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Lately Yahweh has been really impressing upon my heart of the importance of investing in the lives around me. Not just impacting their lives for Him, but investing in their lives. Let me try to explain.

As I looked around me, I realized how little I was really investing in the precious lives that Yahweh had blessed me with. I don’t know about you, but I found it easy to impact their lives to some degree, but when it came to really investing in them, I simply didn’t…not really…atleast not to the extent that I believe Yahweh wants us to.

How many of us, when we think of the biblical picture of a woman, automatically see a young mother cherishing and training her children? We’re taught that that’s what a mother does. She invests in the lives of her children. She trains them in the way of Yahweh, in the way of becoming a virtuous young lady, she teaches them character and virtue, how to sew and knit…I mean, she really dies to herself and truly pours her life out to those Yahweh has entrusted her with. But where does that leave the single lady, whether younger or older?

I recently read a passage of scripture that has had me pondering on it a lot. Let’s read it together.

Psa 113:9 “He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye Yahweh.”

This is not a natural born mother…in the sense that she herself does not have children of her own…yet we see that she is a joyful mother of children! But how? How can she be a mother on one hand, yet, not on the other? Have you ever thought about that? I’m not sure that this lady was even married. Yet, she kept a house and was a joyful mother…even when she herself did not have children.

Some may say that she was an older lady. But I want to say that even we, single young ladies (regardless of your age), can be this women. This has been my prayer of late, that Yahweh would help me become this lady.

Precious sisters, look around you. Do you know any children who are younger than yourself? I daresay, most of us do. You may even have siblings who are younger than you. Some may not have 12 like I do, but I’m sure most have atleast some younger, and if not, will know atleast others who are younger. Why couldn’t you adopt them? Not in the sense that you try to take over their mothers role in their lives. I’m not talking about that. But why couldn’t you take them on under your wings and help partner with her in their training? Whether training in righteousness or training in things like sewing, knitting, cleaning, folding laundry, cooking, etc? What about writing them and encouraging them in becoming a virtuous young lady? Or simply encouraging them in their relationships with their parents, siblings, and others? The list is endless as to how we can invest in these precious lives!!!

Let me give you an example. Recently I was blessed with visiting some dear friends of ours. I am currently knitting a shawl for a dear older precious friend. Their youngest daughter came up to me, eager to know what I was knitting and asked if I would show her how. I had two choices. I could brush her off, as it would surely slow me down, or I could take her up in my lap and show her what I was doing and how she could do it herself. I didn’t hesitate. I took her up in my lap and showed her how to do the knit stitch I was working on, then the purl. At first I walked her through how to do it, guiding her hands. But then, as she gained the knowledge of how to do it, I turned my needles and yarn over to her. She was ecstatic! I would let her knit my shawl? I sat there and watched her, giving her pointers, but encouraged her that she too, could do it. She did and did a beautiful job, I might add!

But the reason I share this is; this is how they learn! They need us to slow down to their level and be willing to instruct them, so that they too, can learn. Too often I find that we think (or feel like we have so much to do in such little time) that we simply are always on a “fast pace” rat race, but we forget that we are supposed to be the joyful mothers of children, even if those children are not our natural born children, and that nothing is as important as investing in these precious eternal lives! Yahweh naturally gave us ladies the inborn desire to nurture and instruct others, but so often we get into the mindset that we don’t have to slow down until we have little’s of our own! But when we read scripture, precious ones, we should already be the joyful mothers of children!

As I sat there pondering this passage and others like it, I realized that Yahweh may never bless me with little ones of my own (or little ones that he entrusts to me for a time). Yet, just because I do not bare children, doesn’t mean these verses on what a mother should be, doesn’t apply to me! I often tease people that I have so many children, as I adopt everyone else’s! But that should be the norm, not the abnormal! We should be investing in the lives around us for His Kingdom! But I think another way that we should be investing in their lives, is slowing down and training them in what we are doing. If that is cooking, slow down and let the little ones help us. If that is knitting, slow down and show them how they too can create beautiful things. When we’re sewing and there are little ones around, see if they want to “help” you sew, with guiding their hands, so that they can learn the ropes of sewing, too. We can do the same when we’re helping a young mom fold her laundry. What about helping the little girls (or boys) fold? The verse in Deut about training our children when they rise, walk, sit, etc. is so important. We’re not supposed to be in such a race, that we leave those around us in the dust. Nothing is so important that we should stop investing in their lives, simply to get something done quicker.

May Yahweh help us all to always be on the lookout for ways (even little ones!) that we can invest in the lives of those around us! Whether it’s a “you’re doing a GREAT job, keep it up!”, to instructing them on how they can do a certain thing, or lovingly correcting them for a wrong attitude, encouraging them in how they could have a better one, etc.! No matter what it is, don’t wait to invest in their lives. Let it begin in the here and now. Let’s be that older encouraging lady to that younger one…as we all know how much we love it when an older lady takes us under her wings, too!

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The Wilderness ~ Being Faithful in Every Task

The wilderness:

“A very farmer knows the hunger of the wilderness. The hunger which no modern farm machinery, no improved agricultural methods can quite destroy. No matter how well prepared the soil, how well-kept the fences, how carefully painted the buildings, let the owner neglect for a while his prized and valued acres and they will revert again to the wilds and be swallowed by the jungle or the wasteland. The bias of nature is toward the wilderness, never toward the fruitful field.” – A. W. Tozer
It’s so true. Unless we are constantly working, improving, planting and reaping the harvest of His fields, are we not generally allowing the area he’s given us to work, turn to wastelands? It reminded me how we can’t become lazy with the tasks he’s set out before us to do! We must always be pressing ever onward toward reaching for the goal!
Girls, are you being faithful with where YHWH has you right now? Are you turning that ground into prosperous fields that he can use, or are you allowing them to become wastelands? What about impacting the lives around you? Investing in siblings, nieces, nephews, elderly grandparents, friends, etc? Are you being a blessing where he’s planted you? Are you being faithful in even the mundain, often repetitive things…like cleaning the bathroom? :) Can he trust you with the “little” tasks of life, knowing you will be faithful to him no matter what task he then assigns you to?
This is my prayer for all of us! Keep pressing toward the prize, keep caring for the fields he’s blessed you with, being faithful in whatever He has you set your hand to, today, never neglecting his work for even a moment!!
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