Friday, November 9, 2007

Our Nation....

Well, everyone's feeling better at the house today. Kaden is through the worst of the cold. Unfortunately, Tim has it now. Kaeleigh has managed to stay germ free, I will chalk that up to her being breastfed for 6 1/2 months! I'm trying to get all the last minute stuff for Saving Little Hearts of SC's first meeting tomorrow. Go to for more info on what we do! I can tell that story another day, for today, here's my devotion:

How fitting as we come upon Veteran's Day that God should put a verse regarding the state of a nation. Isaiah Chapter 1 talks of the decay of their nation. Funny how this describes the U.S.A. today. What a tragedy that our nation was built on prayer, the word of God, and christian values, and today, we have all but thrown God away. I know this will be controversial, but doesn't anyone seem to think that 9/11 was a wake up call from God to turn our hearts back towards him and rid ourselves of our ungodly ways. For centuries, men and women have given their lives to help us remain a free country. How free are we though? Greed, hatred, anger, murder, drugs.... These things are happening because we as a society have become "too smart" for God, too rich, too advanced, and dare I say, too politically correct. To truly be free, we must return to God our Father, ask for his forgiveness and walk in his light.
Lord, in this world of chaos, help me to be a light for you and a testament to true freedom. Help me to teach my children that you are the only source of goodness, and to remain steadfast in their faith. Thank you Lord for all your many blessings in my life. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Me and my house....

So much for the getting up early every morning thing. In fact I hardly went to bed last night. The baby was sick all night and I'm still nursing, so we had a "Mom's all night diner" open last night. He couldn't breathe well, so he nursed more often to make up for not being able to nurse as long. Ave was sick earlier this week, so I missed 2 days of work. Just a nasty cold running through the house. Mom's job is tough.
My chapter I read today was Joshua 24. Choosing who you will serve. It seems like the obvious answer for me as a Christian. Who do I serve? God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. But there are days where I don't serve him like I should. Days when I serve the "god of sleep" or the "god of the tv." Any of the daily things we do are subject to become a distraction from our daily walk with Christ. My biggest culprit. Take a deep breath...... serving MYSELF! Brushing off daily Bible reading and devotion to do what, get 15 minutes of me time in the morning. How about deciding the latest Nicholas Sparks novel is far more entertaining than the word of God. Ouch, that hurts to even type it out. So how do we overcome this behavior and make sure that we have our hearts right? Prayer, consistant Bible reading, seeking God in each aspect of our lives. This is the example I want to set for my children, so I reaffirm by saying, as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!
Lord God, forgive me for my selfish ways. Keep me in your will father. Guide me in my daily life to be an example of you not only to my children and husband, but to my friends and each person I come in contact with. Let your light shine through me so there's not a doubt as to who I serve. Lord, thank you for all your many blessings in my life. Thank you for giving me a choice, Lord I choose you. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Day One

So this morning I’ve decided to start a prayer/devotion journal to keep me on track with my walk. Since Tim got me the laptop, I’m hoping to be able to access everything from the kitchen table or the bed before everyone gets up in the morning. My goal was to get up early today and do this, but I’ve already gotten KK off to school and Ave set up playing games and K in his walker…. A mother’s job! This will be a bit random, I’m starting with Ephesians chpt 1. So this is about Ephesus coming to know Christ and to be heirs in his full inheritance. I know that I’m saved, but am I really living like an heir of Christ’s. Not really. I struggle through days when I should be giving thanks for the things I will receive. I should be giving thanks to God daily for his blessings. A wonderful husband, a beautiful daughter, one son born in perfect health, another who’s life God chose to spare, a large loving family, in-laws included, too many friends to count… I could go on forever. How can I want more when I already have so much.
Lord, forgive me for not being thankful to you for all you have given to and done for me. Help me to remember my first love, You, and to put you first in my life. Only through you can I truly be fulfilled in this lifetime. Help me to be an example of you in my life today. Be with me as I walk through this day, let my words minister to others and not be angry or hurtful. Thank you Lord for my life and for saving me. In Jesus Name, Amen.