Refined in Affliction

Psalm 119:71 “It is good for me that I was afflicted that I may learn your statutes.” I’m reading a bible study on Elijah and this verse stood out to me as I read into God’s Word. Elijah was a prophet of God and is known for his great faith. He had the faith toContinue reading “Refined in Affliction”

Gratitude Journal Day 23

I am grateful for God’s promises. If He said it, I believe it. And because He is a promise keeping God, it makes me confident even when things seem fearful. Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me. Your rod and staff, theyContinue reading “Gratitude Journal Day 23”

Gratitude Journal Day 22

I am so grateful for encouraging words. I know I have been grateful for encouraging words already in this 30 day gratitude challenge, but I truly am! They have the power to lift you up, and to realign your mindset when worry and defeat weigh you down. Proverbs 12:25 Worry weighs a person down; anContinue reading “Gratitude Journal Day 22”

Gratitude Journal Day 21

I am grateful that I do not need to know everything and that I don’t need to be God. Sometimes as a mom I worry about my children and their future. Will they seek the Lord? How do I make their faith grow? How do I make them choose what is right for them? TheContinue reading “Gratitude Journal Day 21”

Daily Gratitude Journal Day 18

I am grateful for the peace that comes after completing a task. It is a wonderful feeling of accomplishment. This feeling, however, only comes after staying focused and completing my work. There is real rest we enter that not just brings rest to our bodies, but also peace in our minds. Genesis 2:2 By theContinue reading “Daily Gratitude Journal Day 18”

Daily Gratitude Journal Day 17

I am grateful for my planner. I was not always a planner. I would just go throughout my day aimlessly feeling overwhelmed with everything I had to do. Sometimes I had so much to do with no direction that I ended up not doing much. Proverbs 16:3 Commit to the Lord whatever you do, andContinue reading “Daily Gratitude Journal Day 17”

Daily Gratitude Journal Day 16

I am grateful for prayer and the power of prayer! When my soul is heavy with the worries of being a parent and raising children, or worries that the days bring, I come to the Lord in prayer. I open my heart to Him and make known my pain, concerns, and I make my request.Continue reading “Daily Gratitude Journal Day 16”

Daily Gratitude Journal Day 14

I am grateful for redirection. There have been times when I stop working on things and it bothers me as to why I am not working on those things. You know, motivation and inspiration gets us started on pursuing something. Whether it is a health goal, a business goal, writing a book, or starting aContinue reading “Daily Gratitude Journal Day 14”

Daily Gratitude Journal Day 12

I am grateful for my morning coffee. I LOVE it! I prepare it just the way I like it. I add just enough creamer and sugar for the right amount of sweetness. There is nothing like the first sip of the day. I just hits my body and warms me up and begins to wakeContinue reading “Daily Gratitude Journal Day 12”

Daily Gratitude Journal Day 11

I am grateful for time and what can happen in time. Sometimes we want to rush things because we wan to see results. When we do this, we are trying to take control of the situation in a way that we cannot. Only time can give you the results or outcome you are wanting. SomeContinue reading “Daily Gratitude Journal Day 11”