Continuing to Learn to Cast Our Cares on Him

I believe God has my husband Kerwin and I in a place of strengthening our faith in Him. Not to depend on jobs, people or anything else. He has us to where we have to keep our eyes on Him or sink.
I remember last week when Kerwin was pretty discouraged and how I had been praying for his strength to continue on. It wasn’t long before he came home with renewed insight on casting our cares on God. I was pleased that he finally felt that God was showing him that God is still with us and all we have to do is trust and leave it up to Him to handle everything.
It’s amazing how after hearing him speak on leaving everything to God, this week the same scripture in my own private time kept coming up.
I Peter 5:7 Cast all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
Simply leave it alone, leave it to God. All week I have been focusing on the fact that our God knows our needs. All He ask is that we give it to Him and leave it there. I know it isn’t easy to do such things. We are used to trying to figure out everything, strategizing and making plans, but He also has a plan. He knows how to bring about the things we desire and/or need. All He ask is for us to have faith in Him. Stressing never gets us anywhere. We still haven’t seen much opportunity for improvement in the situations that we are trusting God in. As far as our eyes can see there is no way out, but looking through the eyes of faith we know it is there waiting for us to walk through the door.
I am also glad to be going through this time of testing of faith. In this time it prepares us to teach our children on standing in God and His Word. I want to be able to tell our children of the trials of faith that we have overcome. I want them to see us as we strive, looking only towards Christ, being that example so that they will know it is only through Christ we make it through. Seeking Him first and knowing that everything else will follow. I want them to know right off that we are not to worry as the world does ,but to know our Father knows and will supply for us. What better way to show this than by leading by example.
Let us not be of the world stressing and worrying. Let’s behave as children of the King who can supply us with all that we can ever ask and need. We will need to be set in this way of thinking for the things to come upon us in this world. It will be only by faith that we survive.


Learning to Stand in Faith with and for My Husband (Scriptures)

Yesterday, I wrote how I started learning to stand with and for my husband in faith concerning our finances and his new job.
I wanted to share some scriptures that I was able to use in my time of prayer to speak over my husband’s spirit and over our situation. I wanted to share with you all just in case you were looking for scripture to stand together with and/or speak over your spouse concerning your situation.
I pray standing on the Word will give you peace that passeth all understanding!

Deuteronomy 33:11 Bless all his skills, O LORD, and be pleased with the work of his hands. Smite the loins of those who rise up against him; strike his foes till they rise no more.

Joshua 1:5-6 As I was with Moses, so will be with thee; I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. Be strong and of a good courage.

Psalm 118: 5 I called upon the Lord in distress: the Lord answered me, and set me in a large place.

II Corinthians 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight.

II Corinthians 10:5 Cast down imaginations and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and [bring] into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.

I Peter 5:7 [Cast] all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

Isaiah 41:10 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.

Philippians 4:19 My God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Matthew 17:20 If you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, “Move from here to there,” and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.

Proverbs 22:29 Do you see a man who excels in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before unknown men.

Psalm 34:10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.

Luke 12:29-31 Do not seek what you should eat, or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind.
v30 For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things
v31 But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you.

Reading Time with Little One

Since finding out we’re expecting, I thought it to be very important to start reading the Word to my baby in the womb. I know they say they can’t hear until so many week but I don’t care. Whether or not he can hear physically, I know baby’s spirit can hear. With that being said, every day when I wake up, I read to his spirit. I believe it is important for him to be familiarize with the Word of God. Hopefully, another post I will go further into this importance, but for the sake of this post I will get to the point.
Right now we are reading in Psalms. I wanted to share a couple of verses from today’s reading. It was wonderful to read and mediate on. It spoke of how the heavens show God’s work and His glory.
I hope it blesses you as well.
Psalm 19:1-3
v1: The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
v2: Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
v3: There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

Learning to Stand in Faith with and for My Husband

It has been a rough couple of weeks for my husband. He has been seeking a better paying, more fulfilling job. It has been a challenge waiting as we see our finances dry up. With each passing day, I see my husband grow more frustrated and feel abandoned by the Lord. Watching him respond this way hurts and I try to remind him that all will get better. I remind him we can praise God that all bills are paid up and nothing is cut off or threatened to be turned off. We have made it another month and still have a place to call home. I try to rest in these things knowing that God has made sure everything has been provided for. Yet, when looking up ahead it looks… well you know bleak. That puts fear in our hearts. The days seem to get tougher to get through. Day after day he comes home with another thing that went wrong at work. I start to find my encouraging words no longer having the effect they once had. I see the hurt and anger rise up in my husband’s eyes as he leaves for work and comes home. It worries me. When I try to encourage and see it’s not working I find myself getting frustrated with him. Wondering why he won’t seem to just stand on God’s Word and promises that a better day is ahead. I admit I understand his frustration. He is overworked, underpaid and unappreciated, not to mention we recently found out we are expecting our blessed little one. Though we are very happy it’s hard to really rejoice and enjoy this wonderful time with such financial stress.
Over the past couple of days I found myself frustrated with his frustration. I started to think he was giving up on God being able to help and deliver us. I worried about my husband and this route he is going down. In my heart I know he won’t give in to the enemy, but it still hurts seeing him hurt and there is nothing I can do.
I woke up this morning with a praise to God. I knew for the past couple of days that the best thing to do was to keep moving and praising God for deliverance! This morning I found that sometimes speaking is not always necessary. Sometimes, just hearing him express his heart with a sympathetic  ear was enough. I take what he has shared in my private time of prayer. Days before, I was getting mad at him, but that only turned us against each other in a fight where we needed each other. God convicted me. How much did I take this situation in serious prayer to God on behalf of my husband? I did pray for him throughout the day, but seriously just went in and cry out on his behalf. Speak the Word over him and read aloud God’s promises in prayer. Set the atomsphere in my home to one of praise and thanksgiving to what God has done and what He is going to do.  Today, I went into prayer speaking His Word with confidence that He will deliver and open the doors that no man can close. I went in knowing that God, our Father knows the things we are in need of. 
As my husband’s help meet, it is my job to go before the Lord in prayer and stand with my husband in faith. Even if he’s weak, I learn to hear his cries and take them to the Lord and to speak the Word to my husband’s spirit.
As wives we need to continue to stand with our husbands. We need to be cover them in constant prayer. The enemy is out to destroy our families anyway he can, but know that as we stand in faith, VICTORY is ours!