Made the new layout live last night. Still have a lot of pages it update and create some new ones. Having 2 kids under 3 years old makes it a little harder to get time to work on things. Not having all the church things to do though have freed some time and I will be trying to get things done & keep things more updated.
I was just on the phone and was having a hard time hearing so I went into a room with the lights off & took my glasses off, which may seem silly. I was trying to hear and it shouldn't have anything to do with seeing right? Have you ever seen or heard the people poking fun at drivers that turn their music off cause they are trying to find their way? It's actually quite logical to do both of those things. You ask why? The answer is simple sometimes you got to shut down other senses/distractions to be able to focus and heighten the sense you need most at the time. Just like when you fast you should be shutting down the distraction of eating or whatever you maybe fasting to focus on your relationship with God and trying to hear what He has been trying to tell you but you couldn't hear through all the other noises.
Every person is uniquely made by God. Each person has their own personality and way of living life. Every person gets to make their own choices in life. While situations can be similar, no one knows exactly what another person has gone or is going through. No one but Christ was perfect. If you don't like how someone else lives or parents well you don't have to do what they do. As long as they aren't harming themselves or others then leave them alone. Just cause you do things one way doesn't make you better or your ways better it just makes them different. This world needs less people judging each other and instead more people loving & helping each other.
I have heard the Proverbs 31 woman talked a bit about over the years. Tonight when I opened up God's word that's what it opened to Proverbs 31:10-31. Reading everything supposedly this woman does if you look at it in the natural you can be intimidated by it or think it's impossible for someone to do all that each day. Here are somethings I got from it tonight. First the key verse is
Proverbs 31:30 NLT Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.
This is the most important verse because if it wasn't for her fear/reverence for the Lord & trust in Him, then she wouldn't be able to do anything that is listed in the previous verses. She isn't doing all those things in her own power but through the power God gives us that ask. I don't think all the things listed are things that every woman should be doing but more of a small list of things that can be done with God's help.
Proverbs 31:25 NLT She is clothed with strength & dignity, and laughs without fear of the future
I feel this verse corroborates what I said about verse 30. That she is clothed(given by God) the strength(power) to do all and she is able to laugh without fear of the future because she is trusting God with her future and just like His Word says His plans are good!
Proverbs 31:26-27 NLT When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness. She carefully watches everything in her household and suffers nothing from laziness.
The first part I think is telling us yet again that we need to really think before we speak. Is what you are about to say wise? Not just meaning is it something smart but is it something that really should be said. Are your instructions in kindness? Meaning will what you say be productive. It's good to give feedback or critiques but it needs to be done with the right spirit & be useful.
Finally one needs to be aware of the things going on around them, that way they know what needs to be done and if anything is out of place.
Welcome to my site and my life. I post updates on things I am doing or adding to my site, about what's going on in my life good or bad, & things that I believe the Holy Spirit prompts me to. I live to glorify God in all I do, to share His everlasting, unfailing love, and the nearly unbelievable good news of Jesus Christ.