Ideal Woman pt2

This is the second part of my last post concerning the Ideal Woman. I am not sure if I will continue to break this into two separate posts, but it was something I felt best for the first two chapters.
If you are reading this and haven’t read the last post, it may be best that you go back, so that you will better understand what I am writing about.
There were two assignments, but I am choosing to focus more on the second assignment. The first assignment was to write out twenty-five qualities you possess(just in case you were wondering). The second one was for me to write out the Angelic and Human qualities that I have and ones I need to work on.
I believe that I have a stronger Angelic side than human. As I read up on the Angelic side I saw these were the reasons Kerwin fell in love with me.He feels that I understand him for who he is. He saw the inner happiness that I have, my character and my love for my domestic duties. I will admit, that there are times that I have to work on understanding since I know I am not 100% of the time, but he tells me that he knows that I understand him.
My Human qualities are what I have been working on the past week. Human qualities are Feminine, radiates happiness and childlikeness. The feminine part is what I have been working on most. I believe I am feminine, but I also know that I can be a take charge type of person. There have been times in my life that I had to be in order to get things done. Now that I am married, I have to remember that I can relax and not take charge of things. I am happy that I have a husband that does get things done so I can relax whenever I need to. I am glad that he sees that I am trying to “be cool”, his words lol.
I am grateful to have this book to remind me of things that will be helpful to my marriage.

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Thanking God for the Opportunity to Trust in Him

Today I read Psalm 120.
Psalm 120: 1 In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me.
I thank God for hearing my cries and answering my prayers. My husband and I have been placed in a situation where we have to continue to decide whether we will trust in the Lord to see us through. I thank the Lord for His Word that encourages us to do so and to be able to see the results of resting and trusting in Him. He has allowed things to happen to show how much He loves us and wants to take care of us if we allow Him to. I thank God for His Word for showing me how much He wants to be our Abba Father. He wants to show us all what He is capable of doing if we allow Him the opportunity.
We look at our situations and get discouraged forgetting we serve a God who will provide. He allows us to go through things to be able to show us all that He can be there for us. We sometimes miss this by stressing and responding as the world responds.
Psalm 119:71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statues.
This is how I have been feeling. When my husband started going through with his jobs and our finances started to dry up as never before and doors that we thought were opening were closing, I went into a panic mode, trying to figure out what is it that we are suppose to do now? Why are we going through this? What could we have done to go through this at this time in our lives? Does God not see that we have a child on the way soon and He has put us in a situation where we can’t prepare for him? I wanted to give up. We honestly felt abandoned by God at this point. My husband was so discouraged and I felt his pain. I felt lost and confused. I cried out to the Lord and decided to go back to the Word. The only other option was to walk away from my faith and I couldn’t because I knew God is real. It was hard, but I had to press through to see the end. Ever since I have found such encouragement in His word. I was able to finally say my heart is fixed (Psalm 108:1; 112:7) to know that I could trust Him to provide some kind of way and to praise Him for doing so.
What started to seem like the end of our lives as we know it, has been a blessing for us to see who God is as our Father, Provider and Comforter.
I don’t know the end result of this because we are still in the midst of this trial, but what I do know, it has been a blessing for us to see how God can work in any situation. I know and am encouraged to know that He has shown me that He has brought us to this place. What seemed to be a trap of the enemy is actually God setting us up for deliverance in this area of ours lives. That it will no longer be an issue for us once we are out. I praise Him for bringing us to this place. It will be a story to tell our son and his siblings of this walk of faith. Lesson for them to know, that no matter what, they can trust our Father to see them through.

Hope Thou In God

I know it has been a while since I last post. There has been a lot going on and I plan to post more in detail in due time. In the meantime I been still reading Psalms to my little one in the womb and it has blessed me in my walk and has matured my relationship with Christ. I wanted to encourage you all with what I have read yesterday morning. It has really blessed my spirit. These past couple of months have been the hardest for my husband and I, as it seems like things just keep attacking us to take us out of this race. God has allowed such trials to come I know to strengthen our faith and to lean on Him as never before. During this time His Word has given great comfort and I see Him more as my Father. Someone who I can truly cast my cares upon. Anyway, yesterday I started to feel overwhelmed by everything that was coming up and feeling unprepared. I was led back to the following scriptures I had read in my morning reading. I pray they blessed you as much as they have blessed me.
Psalm 119: 49- 50 Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope.
vs 50: This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.

Psalm 42:5, 11 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.
vs 11: Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in go: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

Psalm 43: 5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

I don’t have a great revelation on these scriptures, but what I do have is encouragement that my hope is in the LORD. His Word gives me hope that all is well in every situation that concerns me . Hope maketh not ashamed. Amen!

Reading Time With Little One ( The Importance of Psalms)

I know I stated a couple of post back the importance of reading to our little ones in the womb. Over the past couple of months, I have been reading to my son the book of Psalm. Throughout this time, I have questioned should I really be focused on Psalms. Naturally, I thought of reading Proverbs, instilling wisdom. I plan to read the book to him, but I really wanted to start in Psalms without totally understanding why. The only reason I had, was to instill a mind of praise and worship in his heart. To hear the praises of God continually going up would give him the mindset to praise Him in all situations. To be bold and his praise and worship to God. I know this hasn’t been one of my strongest traits, so I wanted to make sure it is in my children spirit before they come out the womb.
As I read Ps. 46 this morning, the first couple of verses caught my attention. Verse 1: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Verse 2: Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea…” It goes on to verse three and so on. As I continued to read I was encouraged with verses 7, 10-11. It’s not like I never heard these verses before, but it is always encouraging to read them once more. As I read and explained the verses to my baby’s spirit, it started to occur to me another reason I needed to read the Psalms to him.
I have been studying Arthur Burk’s c.d. ‘Ministering to Babies in the Womb‘ (great material by the way :)), when Arthur was explaining the importance of building a joy base for the child. It’s al tool for nurturing our babies. It’s the baseline emotion for us humans, our foundation. You want a huge joy base for your child. It’s important since the joy of the Lord is our strength. We will experience other emotions-pain, hurt, etc, but how long will it take to return to joy?
This all flooded my mind and it came to me that David was a great example of this. He experienced great pain, disappointment and hurt, even wondered if God heard his cries, but if you ever continue to read the whole chapter, he always returns to a state of praise and joy, knowing that yes, my God has heard me, He has rescued me, He is awesome and wonderful! He knew how to return to that joy base!
I realized as I express my excitement to my son of his coming and read the Psalms of David’s great example and the other writers who wrote the book, I am creating a huge joy base for him! That bring joy to my heart as a mother that I am on the right track. I am reading what He needs at this time. With everything going on in our world, it is ever so important to develop that joy of the Lord into our children so that they may have strength to continue in this race.

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.