Oh, what a week! I have been catching myself with my nose in the five books I am currently reading instead of paying close attention to my children. I do notice that when they call on me, I hear a voice say "drop everything and pay attention" and I ussually do it!
The verses this week have been a little harder for me. There is more "reading between the lines". Being the worry-awart I am, I always worry I'm reading the "wrong thing" into it. Then I remind myself that this is the Bible and God may very well say something unique to me through it. It's okay to be different!
So, you are probably wanting me to get to the wrap up, huh? Well, I wrote earlier this week about John 21:4-14. Now I am going to give you my personal insight into John 14:1.
I chose today’s passage: John 14:1
S- Write out the scripture passage for the day
"Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me"
O- Write down 1-2 observations from the passage
1. Faith= trust even when you don't know what is going to happen
2. "Do not let your hearts be troubled"- why? because it is unnecessary. Faith makes it so your heart need not be troubled.
A-Write down 1-2 applications from the passage
1. Stop Worrying!!! If you are not a "good mom", your faith in God and Christ will overcome that!
2. Practice faith- Trust in God!
P- Pray over what you learned from today’s passage
Prayers for the week
Monday: Lord, I love you! I love my children. Please help me to love everyone I encounter intensly, even when I don't "feel" like it. Amen
Tuesday: Lord, thank you for all of your blessings. Please continue to bless me as I strive to show your love to my children and the world. Amen.
Wednesday: Dear Lord, I know I don't show you how much I love you nearly enough. Please forgive me. I try to love my neighbors, please help me discern who needs my help... Amen
Thursday: Dear Lord, I hold you in high esteem in my heart. Please help me to show you and the world how I feel about you! Amen
Friday: Lord, I place all of my worries at your feet. I have faith that you will take care of me. Amen.
(I use the New American Bible Translation)
Here are some print outs I made for the Introduction and Part One questions in the Ministry of Motherhood book. Please overlook the watermark but I have been seeing a lot of my blog friends have thier work stolen by people who are supposed to be of Christian faith...
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