Sunday, May 8, 2011

CONTINUE ON... A Mother's Day Story

A woman once fretted over the usefulness of her life. She feared she was wasting her potential being a devoted wife and mother. She wondered if the time and energy she invested in her husband and children would make a difference. At times she got discouraged because so much of what she did seemed to go unnoticed and unappreciated.

It was during these moment of questioning that she heard the still, small voice of her heavenly Father speak to her heart.

You are a wife and mother because that is what I have called you to be. Much of what you do is hidden from the public eye but I notice. Most of what you give is done without remuneration. But I am your reward.

And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. Colossians 3:23-24

-Excerpt from Roy Lessin, DaySpring co-founder and writer

Friday, May 6, 2011

Another year and another Mother's day has come.It has been a year of change.For me everyday is Mothers Day because we are Mothers 24/7.The most precious gift a women can receive is to be a Mother. Time with them is so precious and for all you working mums out there, I know how you feel when you have to leave them(especially when they are small) to go to work.I worked too all my kids growing up years, and at times I felt I have lost some precious moments with them because of that.I watched them grow up and go away to study and work.Would they keep in their hearts what I tried to teach them. Would they become good, kind and responsible adults, walking in the ways of God?Would they seek their heavenly Father to know the plans he has for them? I trust my children to the Lord and know he will take care and watch over them.For me I have a second chance with them and everyday being with them are memories I will keep forever.Just simple things like preparing breakfast for them in the mornings, folding their clothes, walking into their rooms after they have left,with their clothes scattered all over ,getting a hug from Melisa as she leaves for work are all memories I will keep in my heart always.I am blessed to have a wonderful daughter -in- law and the nights I spend with her when Shan flies are precious moments for me too.I see the love they have for each other and I know they will be great parents.
So this MOTHER is truly blessed and happy. Bless all you MOTHERS out there may you be as happy too. And if you are having problems with your kids, just hand them over to their heavenly Father and he will know what to do.You do not have to carry this burden alone for he loves them as well.Pray for them and after you pray thank God for the changes you see in them.It may be slow in coming(God timing not yours)but its coming and see that happening.

Monday, May 2, 2011

I Believe God Will Guide Me

In Your unfailing love You will lead the people You have redeemed. In Your strength You will guide them to Your holy dwelling. Exodus 15:13 NIV

I believe my life is in God's hands and keeping. I believe He has a plan and purpose for my life and that He is leading me in a path that will fulfill that plan and purpose. I believe it is a good plan, a right plan, and the best plan. I believe there is not a better, higher, or wiser way for me to live or way for me to follow. I believe God knows exactly what He is doing and that He will bring things into my life at the exact time they are needed. I believe He wants me to follow Him with praise on my lips for who He is, with thanks in my heart for what He does, and with obedience in my steps for what He asks me to do.
-Roy Lessin, DaySpring co-founder and writer

These are wonderful true words and roy lessin is such a gifted spiritual writer.