With this new phase in life I am forced to trust.
Trust the Lord to provide for our family.
Trust that He has us right where He wants us.
Trust that we are doing what He has asked us to do.
All this trust is just plain SCARY.
I’m a worrier.
But I don’t want to be.
I want to live a life of dangerous dependence on my Savior.
My plan is to start every week with a scripture and prayer theme for the week. I’d love for you to join me, if you’re interested. I need accountability. Don’t we all?
This week I’m meditating on this verse, to remind myself that He has me in His hands and is capable, loving, and generous, and sees me as His precious daughter.
Scripture for the Week:
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important that clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?”
~ Matthew 6:25-27
Prayer for the Week:
Father God, Help me to trust you more every day. Remind me of your extravagant, generous love for me and my family. Give me clarity and confirmation that we are on the right path. Let me lay my worries at your feet and not take them up again. Thank you for being faithful and worthy of my trust.
Do you ever struggle with trusting God? With what?
You Have Redeemed My Soul
by Don Chaffer of Waterdeep/Enter the Worship Circle
You have redeemed my soul
from the pit of emptiness
You have redeemed my soul
I was a hungry child
A dried up river
I was a dried up forest
and no one could do anything for me
You put food in my body
water in my dry bed
and to my blackened branches
You brought the springtime rain
of new life
nothing is impossible for You
Thank you for this sweet baby that you’ve entrusted into my care. Help him to sleep well and wake up refreshed and rested. Protect him as he sleeps and give me peace of mind to know he is safe. Help me to be the mom you have designed me to be. Give me wisdom as I raise him and help him to see you.
In Your Son’s Name I pray,
We sang this hymn at church this morning, and it made me think about what my salvation was worth to God. I’m so thankful that He brought me out of the pit that I had dug for myself and gave me a whole new life, made me a new creation.
How deep the Father’s love for us
How vast beyond all measure
That He would give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure
How great the pain of searing loss
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the chosen One
Bring many sons to glory
Behold the Man upon a cross
My guilt upon His shoulders
Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers
It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished
I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no powr’s, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection
Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom
“For you know it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.” 1 Peter 1:18-19