Have you ever been innocently having a conversation with someone and it turns into a weird dialog? That’s what we’re gonna talk about today and more.
Dare to not compare.
We as women of God have to be able to celebrate other ladies accomplishments genuinely.
The promotions, babies, or advancements/accomplishments. Submission to their husband, and everything that glorifies God from a place of contentment.
Ladies, have you seen how
conversations seem to go awry in seconds? Let me give you an example.
We just finished our 8th year of homeschool. When you talk to some ladies about it goes a little like this.
Girl, I can’t wait to get done.
We have one week left and it quickly turns into reasons from the other person of why they aren’t gonna be done yet or that’s good but not everyone can do that. Weird shift right.
Let’s celebrate one another genuinely.
Another instance that strikes a different cord is when life throws weird hard hurdles into the equation.
For instance I was talking to a friend about how hard it can be to celebrate others blessings of children while wanting to have a child or wanting to continue your family after miscarriages. I shared about two separate times where I had just privately experienced a miscarriage and seconds later got a baby shower invitation in the mail or the time I miscarried and on the way out of the room got a birth announcement from my dear friend. I had emotions yes, but I had to pray to ask God for right perspective. I prayed for me to be genuinely happy for them . Truly asking God to bless them and provide them with everything they needed.
We need to reclaim the Biblical womanhood standards once and for all.
Coming alongside each other. Encouraging other women to encourage other women.
We all need to be able to have freeing well listened to unguarded conversations without fearing the competitive wall.
The world encourages competition. Christ does not say compare ourselves with one another because comparision kills. The world says from the time you put your feet on the floor there is a war waged with any woman you encounter that day. You gotta look perfect , act “perfect”, be perfect by the wordly standards.
Christ tells us to handle our own homes, love our own husbands and children. Christ says don’t gossip and He discourages being a busy body.
Let’s go to scriptures for encouragement on how to govern our focus.
If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming. In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. Colossians 3:1-10 ESV
Christ makes us content.
We all need each other. We can help rebuild from the ruins that Feminism’s sadistic trapping caused allowing distorted principles to seep into every facet of life.
We can have the togetherness that the Bible describes. We can have ladies to turn to in times of need. To help watch each others backs. To be praying for one another, and towing the line of true Biblical Womanhood. Christian women imitating Christ not the world.
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. Hebrews 10:23-25 ESV
Love the Lord, all you his saints! The Lord preserves the faithful but abundantly repays the one who acts in pride. Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord! Psalm 31:23-24 ESV
This starts the SEVER THE ROPE OF FEMINISM SERIES!!! BE SURE NOT TO MISS ON THESE HEAVY HITTER TOPICS.
Remember to the truth of His Rising. HE IS ALIVE. JESUS IS ALIVE!
After a long day, my husband and I were listening to an audiobook entitled, “You Matter” by Rachel Jankovic. I was inspired to try sketching out a personal portrait that was near and dear to my heart.
I was almost done sketching when
a particular chapter talked about Glorification. This is not a topic that was new to me, but how far it stretched was new to me. Let’s imbibe some scripture before we break down how far reaching the scope of glorification really is.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
Romans 8:28 ESV
Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.
Luke 12:7 ESV
You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book? Then my enemies will turn back in the day when I call. This I know, that God is for me. In God, whose word I praise, in the Lord, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me?
Psalm 56:8-11 ESV
Ladies, it cut me to my core, and healed on the way out. Life seemed to be hitting hard. All of the challenges. All of the constant discipline, redirection, and the spills. The miscarriges, and the negative test after trying to conceive. All of the miscommunications of the day. Losing a loved one like we did this weekend. It’s in the picture perfect meals, and in the burnt pot roast. The ums, likes, and mispronounced words in your podcast. Ok, that last one was definitely for me.
Take time to Glorify God. It changes everything. It sets things into right perspective.
to make glorious by bestowing honor, praise, or admiration.
to give glory to (as in worship).
We have to remember that God sees the bigger picture. So He uses the good, bad, and the ugly for our good. Nothing is wasted.
More imbibing of scripture
Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!
Psalm 27:14 ESV
Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.
Galatians 6:7 ESV
It takes practice because the world makes things look picture perfect and filter the true moments. The humbling realization that all of mom’s training if done Biblically eventually tapers off the need for around the clock discipline. It eventually allows them to take ownership of their own actions, but that’s a topic for another day. Don’t strive for perfection its not attainable this side of Heaven. Open and imbibe the Word of God. Pray for right perspective and make it a goal to glorify Him in all things ladies.
Reach out to someone and let them know they matter and remember to Trust God Cry Repeat bless you.
Ladies this has been a week for the record books.
Fighting for consistency. Fighting for joy. Fighting for alone time. Fighting for stamina as I Segway out of the gym. Ok that last one was just me being silly.
This week has felt like a uphill triathlon. I was growing weary. It’s one thing when you get hit by a hard situation but its a whole other thing when you are getting hit from all sides at once. Toddler up too early. I went to bed to late. All the kids are having attitudes. Trying to be consistent in momming, homeschooling, book promotion, getting health, and doing that plus having a personal Nehemiah experience.
When our enemies heard that it was known to us and that God had frustrated their plan, we all returned to the wall, each to his work. From that day on, half of my servants worked on construction, and half held the spears, shields, bows, and coats of mail. And the leaders stood behind the whole house of Judah, who were building on the wall. Those who carried burdens were loaded in such a way that each labored on the work with one hand and held his weapon with the other.
Nehemiah 4:15-17 ESV
* a great reminder a lil bit further down that our God will fight for us! Handle whats in our scope to handle.*
“Thank you for helping me on my journey” Movie reference
I was in tears as God freed me from the pressures of the week. He took a seeminly meaningless movie and broke my heart and built it back in seconds.
So grateful to get a breathe of relief in my momentary struggle.
The devil thought I’d give up but God!
As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.
Genesis 50:20 ESV
and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.
Romans 8:17 ESV
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.
Romans 8:18, 21 ESV
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.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18 ESV
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church, of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints.
Colossians 1:24-26 ESV
For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
2 Timothy 3:2-4 ESV
“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
Matthew 5:11-16 ESV
Whatever your going through, wherever you are God sees you, and cares about what your going through. Hang in there. Read your Bible, Pray, fight and rejoice in the middle of the storm.
There are so many things going on right now. I feel like one of the worse things you can do is speak when it’s not time or keep silent when we should be bold and speak out. The Lord God is at work and soon to return. Be ready! Shut up and fight.
My husband was putting our youngest to bed when I over heard her sat dada, the Bible said when Hush up and fight the bad guys we all laughed , but it stuck with me. Shut up and fight.
I think we as Christians tend to get involved in things that don’t need our time and attention while other things that what we were entrusted with is left unprotected.
We get so distracted by the smoke screens from satan that we forget that we win in the end. God has given us the best spoiler alert of all times the devil is a defeated foe. He loses and we win.We should be reaching people for the sake of the kingdom of God, and helping to keep each other sharpened. The word of God says- Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17 ESV
For we hear that some among you walk in idleness, not busy at work, but busybodies.
Not going to be lengthy unnecessarily. I want to warn ladies that many of us are blending with world. Our values, our stances, our alliances, and allegiances.
2 Thessalonians 3:11 ESV
The word says
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 1 John 2:15 ESV
I fear that being relevant is taking the place of unification to stand on the truth. The world’s narrative is creating a wedge in the body of Christ. It was first racism, then fear, masks , vaccinated versus unvaccinated so forth and so on. We must be praying, trusting God, and staying ready for God to show up and lead us through this darkness. We should be known by our faith not our fear as Blood Bought Believers so with that being said we need to unite.
2 Cor. 6:17
“Come out from among them
And be separate, says the Lord.
Do not touch what is unclean,
And I will receive you.”
We are right here ladies please on.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things. Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen. Romans 1:18-25 ESV
We are without excuse ladies. Stand and fight back the darkness ladies. Let’s not help our friends and family be Satan’s captives seeing them enticed then dropped off to rot in Hell. Woe to those who love the world.
If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours.
Let’s not procrastinate because judgment seems so far away.
Do not be afraid of sudden terror or of the ruin of the wicked, when it comes, for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught. Proverbs 3:25-26 ESV
Warning have been going out take heed.
Ladies as blood Bought Believers those that are in error get right with the Lord. Those who are upholding the Word take heart that no matter what is to come before the Lord returns He will take care of His children.
Always remember to Trust God as you cry and repeat God bless you.