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  • Looking For The New

    It’s January… time to let yourself reminisce about the past year while looking for the new God has for you! He’s up to something good!

    Soul H2O Devotion

    313 Looking For The New

    Looking For The New

    My mom in her semi-retirement has become somewhat of a social media influencer! She’s normally pretty quiet but expressing herself a lot more through posts and people love the encouragement she’s bringing. 

    At the start of this week, she posted a gorgeous picture of a sunset on their farm, and who doesn’t love a good sunset pic? The very next day, things abruptly changed and since some of us in the family hadn’t listened to the news, we were shocked by the quick change in weather.

    Change Was In The Air

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    The Winds of Change

    In life, you can be taken by storm, like we were, if you’re not listening to God for his subtle cues that the winds of change are blowing. Thankfully, they don’t always blow in a storm but often the breeze of comfort, hope, help, or a new beginning… if you’ve got your eyes peeled.

    313 Looking For Something NewI love Isaiah 43:18-19 from the Good News Translation:

    Isaiah 43:18-19

    The Lord says:
    “Do not cling to events of the past
        or dwell on what happened long ago.
    Watch for the new thing I am going to do. It is happening already—you can see it now! I will make a road through the wilderness and give you streams of water there.

    On The Lookout

    Discerning when a feeling is God’s prompting for a new beginning and then learning how to navigate that change can be a tricky process, but God promises to never leave you and never forsake you. He’ll be with you through every twist and turn as you pivot where He leads, always looking for the new God has on the horizon.

    Prayer

    Father… I thank you for your continual guidance, grateful that you are always with me. Help me to not live in fear, but faith, so I don’t close my eyes to your plans and purposes. I pray you’ll find me to always be looking for the new that You’re doing. May by spiritual eyes be even more wide-open than my natural ones to see the new You’re working on today.  In Jesus Name…Amen

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    Drawing from the well

    Verses to help fill up your well.

    1. 1. Isaiah 43:18-19
      2. 2 Corinthians 5:17
    2. 3. Isaiah 42:9
    3. 4. Isaiah 65:17-18 / Revelations 21:1 / 2 Pt 3:3

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  • Why Mothers Are Always So Tired

    This post is to help any non-moms understand why mothers are always so tired!

     “…in humility value others above yourselves, let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.”

    PHILIPPIANS 2:3-4 NIV

    Mothers always tired

    When I became a mother, I never knew how much work was involved!  You see, I had babysat a million or so times and thought I’d be a pro… but, good moms, are much more than babysitters. 

    Really good mothers are selfless and, they take Scripture to heart.

    The Job Checklist

    Loving moms live out these verses on a day-to-day basis, putting the needs of their children before their own.  Moms are willing to stay up late or get up early; to wash clothes, cook a meal, prepare lunches, sit with a sick child, clean the house, work from home, ‘help’ do homework, listen to a broken heart, wipe away tears, and other questionable substances.  

    For many moms of littles, tweens, or teens right now, you know that being what your kids need takes a lot of effort and Covid-19 has added the role of teacher to the litany of job requirements.

    And that’s why mothers are always so tired!

    quote milton berle moms

    In Philippians 2:3-4  Paul was encouraging believers to treat each other well.  He reminded us all to have the same attitude of Christ in the way we interact with one other.  He instructed with these words:

    “don’t be selfish and…
    think of others as better than yourselves…
    take care of the interests of others…
    You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.”

    Leading By Example

    As a great leader, Jesus never asks us to do anything He hasn’t already shown us by example.  The selfless characteristic of a mother comes from being made in the image of God. At no other time do we reveal the attitude of Christ better than when we place the needs of others, before our own.

    But sometimes it’s hard to know when to stop helping and take a rest. It seems Jesus was very discerning with his need to balance work and rest, but I don’t think many moms have mastered this divine dance.

    Moms would be wise to heed the advice in Galatians 6:9 and discern, where to draw the line, taking to heart these words that say,

    Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time… we will reap a harvest… if we do not give up.

    Wise moms rely on God’s strength to help them be the best mother they can be, not wearing themselves as thin as the carpet on their floors. Oh! How I wish I’d been a wiser mom when my kids were little.

    Mothers, it’s my prayer that you understand how valuable your labour is.  You are truly the hands of God extended to your child.  Believers everywhere, follow in the attitude of Christ to be His hands and feet to those around you.

    Prayer

    Father…I thank You for showing me how to love self-lessly by sending Your one and only son to earth.  Let me not become weary in well-doing as I follow Your lead.  I ask You to help me love in the attitude of Christ, placing proper value on those around me and providing for their needs.  In Jesus Name…Amen

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  • Spa day with Mom

    I finally got my mom away for a spa day.  We had such a great time!  No one deserves a spa day more than my mom.  This was for her birthday and Mother’s Day.  We had massages and facials in the same room at Ahhhh the Spa.  Such a beautiful place.  I am truly blessed to have such a loving mom as I do!
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