Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Conquering Frustration

     Part of being a keeper at home is keeping the right atmosphere at home. It is one of the biggest opportunities a woman gets, and one that is so important.
     Many times I set the tone of my home. When I'm happy, things seem to be smoother. When I'm frustrated, not so much.
     It is so easy to get frustrated with people. They don't do what you want them to do, they don't listen, they don't...they don't...they do...they do...Just fill in the blanks.
     It's easy to be long-suffering with those of whom you know nothing, or relatively little. It's those folks that you know greatly that can get your skin crawling: with frustration, which can lead to bitterness. How ironic.
     Yet, Christ says to not be full of bitterness. He says to keep our eyes upon Him. Though we may know folks know better, it isn't up to us to change them. It is the Lord who does the changing of folks. Our opportunity is to pray for them, and be ready with His Word whenever they come asking questions.
     It doesn't make it any easier for our flesh. Our flesh wants to ride them, nag them, brow-beat them. We want to conquer their wills and control their actions, thoughts, words, etc. We want them to know how wrong they are, and how right we are! How pompous!
     So, as we pray for them, we must also pray for us. You are not alone in this wicked battle. Indeed the Lord hit the nail on the head when He told us that we aren't fighting against flesh and blood, but principalities of darkness. When we seek the Lord in prayer, and seek to fully obey Him out of a loving-Him-heart, our lives will be wondrous! We will find that we are longsuffering, kind, full of grace and mercy, compassionate...Yet still standing for the truth.
     One should never compromise truth to make one feel better, (whether that be ourselves or the others). However, we can stand for truth while being full of charity. Christ was and is. He is our example. So, when folks frustrate the tar out of you, remember Who first loved us and how He wants us to be. Remember what He wants us to do. Remember that He is long-suffering with us, and is with them as well. Let Him be the Holy Spirit. Let us be His loving, obedient, long-suffering children.

"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. But that ye also may know my affairs, and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things: Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts. Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen."
Ephesians 6:10-24

**Today is the homemaking link-up @ Far Above Rubies. I'm sharing this post over there, and if you have any posts you would like to share, regarding homemaking, please do! Whatever concerns the matters of homemaking is much appreciated!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Monday Prayer Day

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Today is Monday Prayer Day. I would like to share the link to my friend Gail's site, from The Imperfect Housewife, for the Prayer Link Up that she hosts. I can tell you that personally it has made a sweet difference in my life to have others around the globe praying for me, as well as being able to pray for them. There is great peace knowing we have the Lord to whom we may turn, and trust in His wisdom and power. Do you have a need? Is it something you can share, or something unspoken? Whichever the case may be, you are more than welcome to share it. We will pray for you, and trust in the Lord's care for you. Please come visit here, and may we all be a blessing to one another.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sunday Scripture: "Make You Perfect"

"Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,

Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen."

Hebrews 13:20, 21

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Contest Reminder

**Remember folks: As you're entering the contest, don't forget to go back and post a comment when you've done one of the things for an entry on my blog's article regarding the contest. I don't want you missing out on an opportunity to get an entry!** :)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Drinking From My Saucer, Again

In June of last year, I received a forwarded email that had a lovely poem attached to it. I loved the poem so much, that I shared it on here! For today's Thursday Link-Up over at The Imperfect Housewife, I'm sharing that post again...

It's always a good thing for any keeper at home to have the right perspective, which will lead to having the right heart.

P.S. Don't forget about my blog's give-away, right over here!
The Imperfect Housewife

Monday, August 22, 2011

Monday Prayer Day

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Oh, am I thankful that today has come! God has been so good to me. Let me tell you why:

1. This past Saturday, I came down with a really bad illness. I had the chills, the aches, a severely sore left ear, sinus drainage like no other, high fever (the highest it got that night was 103.3), weak, headache, and other issues.

2. Sunday, my fever fluctuated up and down. The chills and aches had mostly dissipated, but everything else was still the same.

3. Today, by the grace of God, I only have a sore throat due to the sinus drainage! I've been
able to get up and move around the home, and that has helped my foggy head from the illness.

4. Without God's grace and mercy, I would not have been healing as nicely as I am. I know that all those folks who have been praying for me God has heard. Without their prayers, my own, and that of my husband, I do wonder how soon the recovery would have been.

I say all those things to prove that the effectual fervent prayers of the saints to our most blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ do make an impact! So, if there are any issues you want to bring before the Lord, and enjoin others with you to do so, please feel free to share here, or at my sweet friend Gail's site.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

An Exciting Week Ahead!

     What's a girl to do when her husband is out with the guys from church: listening to preaching, singing, eating food, doing human wheelbarrow racing, throwing shot puts, and throwing hatchets? Well, she comes home, does laundry, eats yummy yellow chicken curry (coconut, of course), and prepares to host her first blog give-away!
I will be hosting my **first** give-away here! I am so excited to be able to do it, and I'm really excited about the product. If you want to find out more regarding the giveaway, come visit me on Facebook! Just like my page, and you'll see some of the hints I'm throwing out to you all. (Hint, the hints are questions...)

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

W.o.W Wednesday!

"And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it."
I Corinthians 12:26
Let us give thanks to the Lord not only when He does something good for us, but when He does something good for others! Let us weep with those who have heavy hearts, as when we weep when we suffer. May we love one another with a true charity.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Monday Prayer Day

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     I know that today is Tuesday, and I'm a bit delayed...However, I would like to share the link to my friend Gail's site for the Monday Prayer Day that she hosts. I can tell you that personally it has made a sweet difference in my life to have others around the globe praying for me, as well as being able to pray for them. There is great peace knowing we have the Lord to whom we may turn, and trust in His wisdom and power.
Do you have a need? Is it something you can share, or something unspoken? Whichever the case may be, you are more than welcome to share it. We will pray for you, and trust in the Lord's care for you. Please come visit here, and may we all be a blessing to one another.

Godly Mentorship

     I want to publicly thank my Heavenly Father and Lord Jesus Christ for His obedient children. Whether they be the men who preach the truth, the women who teach women the truth, and all of the people who belong to God and live as such. It is such a wonderful manifestation of the grace and mercy of my Lord, and very convicting. It spurs me to be more submitted to Christ.
     I am especially thankful for the ladies who are joining together to teach a series entitled "Titus 2 Series." I did not realize that when I prayed this morning for the Lord to help me hear Him, that I would find it amongst these blogs! What a blessing, though. I appreciate that they are being true to the Word of God, and are following the burden that God placed upon their hearts by the reading of His Word. It is helping me to stay faithful to His Word.
     If you are interested in reading some of the articles, (which I highly recommend), here are a few listings:

     They are not easy reads. I have been greatly challenged to walk a holier walk for my Saviour. If you don't think you need to read these articles, please reconsider. Even though they may be difficult to swallow, you won't regret the fruit.

P.S. On A Wise Woman Builds Her Home's site, there is another article I read that helped me tremendously to see my issues of pride, in many of its manifestations. I believe every woman of God ought to read it, and allow God the opportunity to cleanse and purge us of its awfulness. Here is the link to that post:

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

W.o.W Wednesday!

"As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it."
Colossians 2:6-15
What confidence we can have in Christ, the redeemer of the believer in Him!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


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     Choices. Everyone must make choices. Choices for good, or choices for evil. There are no in-between choices.
     All too often I find that I make choices for evil. Typically those choices are made to appease the flesh's desires, not God's desires. Though God continually reminds me that I can make right choices, I usually give in to the flesh.
     It is a battle. I feel the pull of the flesh: what it wants, what makes my body feel better, etc. I also sense the pull of God, wanting me to be like Christ. I know He wouldn't cater to sin, and He doesn't want me to cater to it, either.
     Yet, here I am today, saddened that it is yet another day wherein I yielded to temptation, rather than running to Christ in prayer to deliver me from that temptation. Oh, the battles.
     I know that I am not the only believer in Christ that suffers with sinning. Though I know that fact, I do not feel any better. I know that I have been forgiven, and by Christ's grace will eschew sin, but the sadness is still in my heart.
     Yes, I have prayed. Yes, I meant it. Yes, I am now going to do what I must to avoid it.
I know that I have a loving Father and wonderful Saviour, who will not lead me astray, but will aid me to sin no more!
     I pray that I will be one who is controlled by the Spirit. I pray that I will be always pleasing God, for what He has done for me and who He is to me. Being a right kind of daughter to the Lord will be sweet to my soul.

"Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:"
Philippians 1:6

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

W.o.W Wednesday!

Word of Wisdom Wednesday!

I don't know about you, but I sure need a word of wisdom EVERY day. However, Wednesday being the middle-of-the-week day, is a good day to meditate on a word of wisdom. Here's today's quote:

“The reason why many fail in battle is because they wait until the hour of battle. The reason why others succeed is because they have gained their victory on their knees long before the battle came...Anticipate your battles; fight them on your knees before temptation comes, and you will always have victory.”
R. A. Torrey

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