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Welcome my name is Sherri. I am a follower of Jesus. I have been blessed to be the wife to my best friend Markiel. I am a mother to my tween son Amari and my preschool daughter Sanai. By God's grace I have found true joy in serving my family in our home. Even amongst all the everyday craziness I know this where God has called me to be. I learn something new everyday. I also recently became a part time bible teacher at my daughter's preschool. So I have the best of both worlds.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

31 Days of Sharing God's Love Day 31 The End

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Here I am at Day 31 of my sharing God's Love journey.  It is the end and God has really taught me a lot in this last month.  Each day I would pray that God would touch my heart with something He wanted me to blog about.  I found it amazing how God would have a theme for the day and it would be tied throughout my day.  For example I may have heard a song in the morning, a bible teaching in the afternoon, then read a bible story to my kids at night, all containing the same point.  Whenever this happened I would just say, " Okay Lord I hear you."  I love serving a faithful God.

I look back 31days ago and I see my goals for this challenge.  I can truly say God has accomplished each and every one of these goals, through me with this challenge.  

When it comes to sharing God's Love, I have learned that we can best share with others through the example of our own lives.  We must live out the gospel.

What has God taught you about sharing His Love with others?

How do you live out the gospel?

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

31 Days of Sharing God's Love Day 30 Faith

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The bible helps us to understand about faith.

Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.  Hebrews 11:1

We are called "believers" because of our faith.  As believers we have made the choice to trust and believe in a God that is unseen.  That is what sets us apart from the world. Truly it takes more than just believing.  I once heard that even satan believes in God.  We must take our faith, repent of our sins, and then live a life serving the Lord.  

As we live our lives in faith, showing God that we trust in Him and His Word, God then increases our faith.  One of the ways God allows this to happen is by giving us a testimony.  A testimony is an outward acknowledgement of God's faithfulness in our lives.  When you have faith in a certain area of your life, God may give you evidence or conformation in that area.  He has then given you a story, which is your testimony that you will want to share with others.  

In my life as a believer I have come to realize, that one of the best ways to share God's Love with an unbeliever, is to share my personal testimonies.  I tell of how I put my faith in God, and then through my trust, He gives me exactly what I need.  Many times unbelievers know of God.  They have heard of His stories, but they cannot relate to Him on a personal level.  When you share your testimonies, and share of your faith in God, it then allows an unbeliever to hear of how an almighty God works through the lives of His people.  What better way to share of His love than with your own personal stories and experiences.  God will use your faithfulness for His glory. 

Do you have faith that God can use you to share His Love?

How have you shared your testimonies with those that don't know the Lord?

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

31 Days of Sharing God's Love Day 29 Courageous

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We were made to be courageous 
and we're taking back the fight 
We were made to be courageous 
and it starts with us tonight 
The only way we'll ever stand 
is on our knees with lifted hands 
Make us courageous 
Lord, make us courageous

These are the words I heard as I drove in my car today.  This song is titled "Courageous" by the band Casting Crowns.  As I listened to the song I began to be inspired by these words.  God created us to be courageous.  When we become His child we receive His power and authority.  God goes before us and makes a way, when there seems to be no way.

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous.  Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.  
Joshua 1:9

This verse made me think about sharing God's Love with others.  God's Word clearly says not to be frightened.  This is what He commands us, so why are there times when I feel afraid to share His Love with others?  As a believer I know God has given me the authority to go and make disciples of all nations.  That also means the enemy has an opportunity to interfere with the work of the Lord. Satan will cause us to have feelings of discouragement, embarrassment, and fear.  All these feelings are lies, and cause us to forget exactly what God's Word tells us.  

In order for us to build ourselves up in the Lord it is important for us to do two things:
  1. First we need to study and meditate on God's Word. This is our defense against the enemies attacks.  When we have God's Word stored in our hearts, it allows us to discern when Satan is trying to feed us lies.  Then we must speak God's Word out loud as our weapon of defense.  It's the best defense we can have.
  2. Secondly we need to pray.  Seek God and ask Him to give you the strength and boldness  you need for all circumstances.  Pray that the Lord goes before you anytime you have feelings of fear and discouragement.  
When we equip ourselves with the tools that the Lord provides, we are then able to be courageous, sharing the Love of God with others freely.

What does being courageous mean to you?

How has God allowed you to be courageous in your life?

*This video is from the soundtrack of the movie "Courageous" (2011)

Monday, October 28, 2013

31 Days of Sharing the Love of God Day 28 Love Through Obedience

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When I began this challenge of 31 days of sharing God's Love, I had a plan in my mind.  Different ideas of how I wanted to share God's Love with my family, friends, neighbors, even strangers.  One of the ideas was to do something special for my hubby.  I thought I could surprise him one night with a fancy dinner of his favorite foods, and just love on him.  That was a good plan right? What better way to share the Love of God with my man.  Then days went on, and I was being the busy mom that I am, and none of those fancy plans actually happened.  Shame on me for being a naughty wife, so how was I going to share God's Love with my favorite guy?

One day last week I was sitting and thinking about my hubby and our relationship.  God began to speak into my heart saying to me "send him a text message letting him know how you feel."  
Now lately I have tried to work on immediately obeying God's voice, even if I don't understand His plan.  I have learned in the past that doing this is always the best choice.  I began to send my hubby a text saying that I was so thankful that he comes home to me every night.  I also told him that I was praying for him and his work situation.  I ended the text by telling him that I will forever have his back.  I could tell that He was touched by my message because he responded back  saying, "Awwww thank you I love you!"

Later that evening when my hubby came home from work, he began to tell me about the stressful day he had.  While we were talking I immediately understood what God's plan was.  God wanted me to send that text message and pray because my hubby needed it at that moment.  He was having a rough day and needed to know that his wife had his back.  

God truly had his back and He just used me for His plan.  That day I was so thankful, that I decided to obey my Lord, and share His Love with the one I love.  

"Why do you call me Lord, Lord and not do what I tell you?"  Luke 6:46

Once again God taught me a true lesson.  It is not about my big plans to share His Love with my husband.  All I needed to do was be willing to obey and God will take care of the rest.  God is good...all the time!

What lessons has God taught you about obedience?

Do you need God's help to remain obedient?

Sunday, October 27, 2013

31 Days of Sharing God's Love Day 27 Judge Not

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There is only one lawgiver and judge, He who is able to save and to destroy.  But who are you to judge your neighbor?  James 4:12

This is a very important verse, that makes me think of all the times that I try to pass judgement on others unfairly.  God is the only one that can truly judge us.  We must remember that God is God, and we are not. Many times we try to put ourselves in a place that we do not belong.  That is when we need our Father in heaven to humble us, and remind us where we really belong.

It is hard to admit, but I know we all do it.  Especially as mothers we often can be very critical of one another.  Whether we are judging others with our words or within our thoughts, it is all behavior that we need to be careful of, because it is unpleasing to God. 

I recently learned something that was very comforting to me.  As believers God gives us all different convictions.  This means that something that may be an issue for you, may not be for another believer.  These convictions are all based on your background and your relationship with the Lord, of course always following the Word of God.  After learning this, I realized that it is all under God's control.  I need to allow others to be the believer that God has created them to be.  I must allow them to be free to live life following the convictions that God put on their hearts.  Thank God in my life I can also do the same.  We can share God's Love with one another by letting God be the ultimate judge.  

Do you find times when you are very critical of others?

How do you deal with others judging you?

Saturday, October 26, 2013

31 Days of Sharing God's Love Day 26 Love

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Let all that we do and say be for the glory of our Lord.  Sharing God's Love should always be our main goal. Let our lives be our witness. When others see something different in us they will desire to have what we have. 

Friday, October 25, 2013

31 Days of Sharing God's Love Day 25 A Wife's Prayer

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Over the last few months God has really revealed to me the importance of the ministry that He has called me to serve in.  I know right now God has put me in a position as a stay-at-home mom and a helpmate to my husband.  This is my ministry.  There is nothing more fulfilling than serving my husband and children each day.  This is the family God has blessed me with, and I love them with all my heart.  God has taught me how to have joy in my everyday tasks of being a stay-at-home mom.  I am truly thankful for God allowing me to have this life, because I know it is not a calling that he has given to every mother or wife. No matter what calling God has put on your life, whether it is in the home or outside the home, it is all equally important in the eyes of the Lord.  

Each day I pray for God to allow me to be more diligent in ways to serve my husband.  I make sure that I pray for him on a daily bases.  Recently God has convicted my heart for this specific area.  God has shown me that as a wife, I need to pray fervently for the needs of my husband.  We must remember that God allows us to uplift our husbands with our prayers.  Wives have a calling to fight for our husbands on our knees.  Our husbands need our prayers as much as they need air to breathe.  

As we fill ourselves up in the love of the Lord each day, we then can share that love with our husbands, through our prayers.  We must not take lightly the divine privilege it is to pray for our husbands. Communicate with your husband to know which areas he needs to be prayed for. While you are praying ask God to reveal to you certain areas that need prayer.  

Here are just a few of many areas that you can focus on while praying for your husband:
  1. His heart to be completely surrendered to the Lord
  2. His relationship to continually grow closer to the Lord 
  3. He would grow in God's wisdom
  4. He would be a strong spiritual leader 
  5. His faith would increase
  6. He would be a Godly example at home and at work
  7. He would be in good health
  8. He would trust God when providing for his family
  9. He would stand strong against the world and it's temptations
  10. His prayer life would be strengthened
  11. He would be obedient to God's will
  12. Serving God would be his first priority
Ladies please join with me to be the prayer warriors that are husbands need us to be.  Praying for him is the best way you could love him. 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

31 Days of Sharing God's Love Day 24 Love Your Enemies

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But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, pray for those who abuse you.  To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either.  Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back.  And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them...    Luke 6:27-36

In God's Word we are called to love our enemies.  This is not always easy to do.  Our nature causes us to react in a total opposite way.  How do we share God's Love with a person when we consider them an enemy?  God knows that we are unable to do this in our own strength.  When we give complete control to the Lord, He will change our hearts.  

All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.  2 Corinthians 5:18

We also read in God's Word that we must first forgive our enemies before we offer our gifts to the Lord.  We must avoid anything that hinders our relationship with the Lord. 

Remember we serve a loving God that forgave us of our sins, and only through Him can He give us the ability to show forgiveness and share His love to others.

How have you shown God's Love to your enemy?

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

31 Days of Sharing God's Love Day 23 Love Yourself

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Often times when we are serving the Lord, and sharing His love with others, the enemy tries to put negative thoughts in our heads.  This is a way to discourage us, and distract us from the work of the Lord.  We must pray that God gives us a positive mind, that is completely based on His Word.  If we do not make this our daily prayer, we can begin to believe the lies of the enemy.  

We have to remember to share God's Love with ourselves.  We cannot share His Love with others, when we do not believe it ourselves.  Take the time to meditate on God's Word, so it will be set deep in your heart.  God's Word is truth, and the truth will set you free.  

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.  Ephesians 2:10

Lord I pray that I can see myself the way you see me, fearfully and wonderfully made.  Protect my mind from the lies of the enemy.  Help me to completely live my life based on your Word. 
I then will share the love you give me with others.  In Jesus Name Amen!

Do you often times get distracted by the lies of the enemy?

What are some ways you keep your mind set on God's truth?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

31 Days of Sharing God's Love Day 22 Prayer

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When we think about sharing the Love of God with others, one of the most important ways of doing this is with prayer.  We must always remember to seek God first.  Then with the help of the Holy Spirit we can share what is on our hearts.  This is especially important when we are sharing with those that do not know the Lord.  We are Christ ambassadors, we represent Him.  How could we possibly share about Him if we are not filled up in Him.

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. 
Acts 1:8

I make it a priority to pray to God every morning.  Honestly I could barely function without having my "God time."  Having the time first thing in the morning to read my bible and pray is SO important.  There are times when I have one of those crazy mornings.  The next thing you know I'm thinking to myself, I didn't even pray this morning.  I do not even have to wonder why my morning started off so crazy.  As soon as that happens I immediately pray.

My prayer time is focused on communicating with God.  When we communicate with God it allows us to draw closer to Him.  I just talk to Him like a friend, and then I take time to let Him speak to me.  I quiet myself before Him, because it is not just about me running down my list of needs. Of course God wants us to present Him with the needs on our hearts, but we have to allow Him to be able to give us our answers.

When we take time to do this, we are preparing ourselves to be the ambassadors that God has called us to be. These are some things we can pray for:
  1. Opportunities to share with others
  2. God to touch people's hearts
  3. God to use us and our families to reach out to those in need
  4. The ability to have hearts and minds like Jesus
  5. Against the attacks of the enemy
Praying with others is also a powerful way to share God's Love with them.  When you pray with someone, God uses you to reveal to them, the loving and powerful God that you serve.  

God allowed me an opportunity to experience this in my life.  Before my daughter was born I worked at a Deaf school as a teachers assistant for six years.  One year I became friends with a new girl that started working in the same classroom as me.  At that time in my life I was not as bold when it came to sharing my faith.  One day I began sharing with her about the church I attended. We had a nice conversation and she shared with me about her life and church.  After work as we were going home, she asked me to pray with her, so I did.  Then one evening I invited her to come with me to an event at my church.  She was willing to come and had an opportunity to meet some of my family and friends.  God was working in her heart that night, because before we left she had prayed for the Lord to come into her heart.  I was so excited for her new life with the Lord.  We remained friends and she slowly began to change her life and serve the Lord.  Fast forward to today and she truly is my closest sister in Christ.  She is a strong Christian wife and mother, with a new little one on the way.  Both of us have grown a lot in Christ and in our own personal lives.  We always know that we will pray for each others families and support one another no matter what.  Only God could have known that my awkward prayer with a co-worker that day would have led to this.  I'm so thankful that God used me for His great plan.  

How has your personal prayers allowed you to be used by God?

Do you take time to pray with God each day?

Monday, October 21, 2013

31 Days of Sharing God's Love Day 21 Fruit of the Spirit

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I'm driving along minding my own business when the car behind me speeds up, and cuts me off. Now I guess I was not driving fast enough for his liking, but the question is how am I going to respond?  Naturally I feel my temper rising  as I am riding behind this car.  Now I am a good little Christian mom, so I am not going to shout out any choice words or give any obscene gestures.  That would just be unacceptable, but the other driver was wrong.  Couldn't I just drive up next to him at the stop light and give him a stern look?  Just to let him know that I was unhappy with what he did.  Plus it would make me feel so much better.

Sharing the Love of God, that is the journey I have been on.  Since I have been on this journey God has really been working on me. helping me to develop my fruit of the spirit.  Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  It seems like a lot right?  The fruit of the spirit is developed as we go through difficulties in life and continue, with God's help, to treat people the way He would.  We must stay strong, and remember the world is watching you.  They need us to be the example of what God's Love looks like.

So back to my story, as I am driving behind this car that just cut me off, my emotions are beginning to rise.  Immediately God humbles me and I decide not to do a thing.  I actually turn up my Christian music and begin to sing.  When I get to the point where I am right next to this car, I don't even look his way.  I continue to sing my song, and slowly pass around him as he makes a left turn.  

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.  Romans 12:2

I realize that these type of situations have come up a lot in the last few weeks and it always comes down to me making a choice to put aside my emotions and humble myself.  I am proud to say that is exactly what I have done, and it really feels good.  Trust me it's not always the easiest choice, but it is the right choice.  The more I humble myself the easier it gets.  Sometimes it is stronger to not do or say anything then to react off our emotions.  That is what sets us apart as believers.  

I think of Jesus and His ministry.  He was treated horribly, lied on, betrayed, persecuted, even crucified and He continued to show love.  When we depend on Him he allows us to do the same.

How do you react in testing situations?

Have you allowed God to develop your fruit of the spirit?

Sunday, October 20, 2013

31 Days of Sharing God's Love Day 20 Baptized

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Today was a really great day at church.  It was Baptism Sunday.  There were people there of all ages getting baptized.  I was really touched after each person shared their story, of why they wanted to be baptized.  It is so amazing to me how God works in each one of our lives in such different ways.

During the service there was one family that got baptized and their story was truly touching.  
First the daughter was baptized.  She shared about her love of the Lord, and how she wanted to follow him with her life. Then the father came and began to share about how the Lord completely changed his life and restored his marriage, and he was so thankful.  In the beginning of service the pastor announced if anyone felt led they could come and immediately get baptized.  At the end of the service after all the people were baptized, the mother of this family decided she wanted to get baptized as well.  The mother came up and shared her story.  She talked about when she came to the church she was a single mom and really struggling.  She also shared that God was with her through it all, and she was able to get back  on her feet.  Then God brought her husband into her life.  After she was married she and her husband experienced struggles in their marriage.  Now after they were separated  God brought their family back together.  Today they were all baptized together as a family.  Their story was extremely inspiring.  It just proves that God work all things together for His good.

Watching all the people made me think about when I got baptized, and all the feelings that I had at that moment.  I made the decision to get baptized when I was pregnant with my son.  It was a really awesome experience.  God commands us to be baptized. Jesus even set the example by being baptized himself.  When you are baptized you are publicly declaring your love of Jesus.  What better way to share His Love. It is an opportunity to share with others your testimony and about how much God Loves us.  When you are baptized you never know who is watching and may be impacted by your story, and your step of faith.  

And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized  and wash away your sins,  calling on his name .  Acts 22:16

Have you taken the step to be baptized?  If not I urge you to pray for God to touch you heart and become baptized.

What has God shown you through your own personal baptism experience?

Saturday, October 19, 2013

31 Days of Sharing God's Love Day 19 Ten Ways to Love

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Here is how you can show love God's way.  If we want to share the Love of God we need to know how to love like He loves.  To show true love it has to be more than just our words.  We must seek God to help us in each of these areas, because it cannot be done in our own strength. 

Friday, October 18, 2013

31 Days of Sharing God's Love Day 18 Relationships

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Over the last few months God has really been showing me the importance of relationships.  He has revealed to me the people in my life, that are really encouraging to my spiritual life.  As believers it is so important to have people in your life that you can go to for spiritual advice and prayer, maybe even as a mentor.  We must always support one another in our walk with the Lord.  

I recently learned about this concept in my bible study.  It's called the ministry of Eli. I learned that we must seek the counsel of a wise, more mature believer who can discern God's leading in his or her own life. The ministry of Eli comes from the bible in 1 Samuel 3, where we read that Samuel was a young boy that ministered to the Lord under Eli.  Eli was an older more mature believer that instructed Samuel, when Samuel was being called by the Lord.  We all need to have an Eli in our lives.  It's a person that we can go to in the good or bad times and we trust that they will give us Godly advice, and even pray for us.  This person doesn't necessarily  have to be mature in age but it's important for them to be mature spiritually.  

There are so many people that I can say have influenced my spiritual life, but the one person that God has really been revealing to me is my mother.  If you know my story my mother was the person that originally shared the Love of God with me, when I was living a life without the Lord.  She continuously prayed for my salvation.  I always say she prayed me into the arms of the Lord.  Ever since then she has always prayed for my family, supported me spiritually, and lived a life of example to me.  

Now after many years God has allowed me to fully appreciate the importance that my mother has in my life.  He has allowed us to have a closer relationship through our personal journeys with Him.  The one thing that I love is that we can pray with each other and no matter what I know that we both have a common goal which is to serve the Lord with our lives.  My mother's example has taught me how to be a Spirit-filled wife and mother.  That is an example that I pray I will pass on to my daughter.  I will always be thankful that God allowed her to share His Love with me, and not only did she share it but she lived it out for me to see.

Think about that person God has raised up in your life. What do they mean to you?

How can we allow ourselves to be that person in someone else's life?

My mother and I.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

31 Days of Sharing God's Love Day 17 Grateful List

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Yesterday I was inspired by Lisa from club31women.com she posted on her husbands blog matthewljacobson.com.  Lisa talked about expressing gratefulness to your husband.  She made a list of all the little things that she is grateful for in her husband.  

This post really made me think.  So often the little everyday things that our man does, goes without acknowledgement.  It's the little things that touch my heart, but I think sometimes I get so used to it.  
I don't think to mention it, and that's not good.  For example how everyday he calls me from work.  
I know that many times he is very busy at work.  The fact that he takes the time to call and check up on me day after day definitely means a lot to me.  Even though he does this everyday, I can't go without mentioning it.  Those are some of the everyday things that we need to praise our husbands for.  That's an opportunity that God allows us to share His Love with our husbands.

Another important thing that Lisa talked about was not to focus on the negative things that your husband does, because that will only lead to grief in both spouses.  I decided that no more will I let things go unrecognized. I am grateful for my man's efforts whether big or small.  I wanted to let him know.  So I made a list of my own.  Lisa talks about after you write this list, read the list  one at a time to your husband.  Read it slowly and sincerely, and wait to see what happens to you both.

After I made up my list of ten things. I waited for the right time and began to read it to my hubby.  It felt good to let him know exactly how I felt.  I know he felt good too hearing how grateful I am for Who he is, and what he does. God is working!

*I challenge you to write down your own list.  See how God works through you and your husband.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

31 Days of Sharing the Love of God Day 16 Just One Of Those Days

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How do you share the Love of God when honestly you just don't feel like it?  That would be me yesterday.  It was just one of those days.  I know we all have them.  It all started when I was late for an appointment because my GPS decided to have a mind of its own.  When I woke up in the morning everything was fine.  I thought it was going to be just another one of those sun shiny days, until I was sitting in the car praying over my GPS to start working again.  It did start to work again and I got to my location.  When I arrived at my appointment even though I was fifteen minutes late, the person I was meeting with, greeted me with a smile.  She was very kind and even asked if I wanted any coffee or tea.  At that point I was still all flustered and was trying to just get myself to settle down. 

As the day went on I seemed to just not feel like myself.  On the outside no one would have known.  I made sure I put on a happy face so no one could have suspected, but inside I was trying to work on getting my attitude in check.  If I had the opportunity I would have just gone home and went back to sleep.  

Then it was after school time and the homework began.  I was helping Amari with his homework but it just seemed like it was never going to end.  Now I was already trying to work on my attitude. Amari kept coming into my room with more questions and this study guide for his test tomorrow, and at that point I knew I needed to take a breath, and pray for some patience.  So that is just what I did.  In my mind I kept thinking, today is day 16 of sharing God's Love...how was I going to share the LOVE?

At that moment I decided to stop having a personal pity party.  I took my focus off my bad attitude and my bad day, and put it on my son who needed just a little extra patiences out of me today.  Thank God I had already prayed just for that, and God was giving me just what I needed.  

After my much needed attitude check I finished homework with Amari, and the kids were off to bed.  I took care of a few things around the house and, I finally was able to slip into bed just as I really wanted to do all day. As I got into the bed my wonderful man looked at my face, and he must have known the kind of day I had.  He then gave me a big hug and some extra kisses.  
How did he know it was exactly what this girl needed?

We must remember when we experience these type of days to stay focused on Jesus. He will give us all the peace that we need.

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.  Isaiah 26:3

We must also remember not to let the enemy get us so caught up in our situations that we forget to even seek Jesus.

"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.  Matthew 7:7

Also when we do have just one of those days no matter how often it is, we must not condemn ourselves because we are a work in progress, and we serve a loving God. 

How do you deal with those type of days?

Is this your type of day everyday?

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

31 Days of Sharing God's Love Day 15 Family Time

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The one thing I love to do is getting together with my family.  These days as my kids are getting older and becoming more involved in other activities, having quality "family time" is getting harder and harder.  There are so many distractions out there.  I have to work harder to make "family time" a priority.  

This is definitely something that God has put on my heart, for my family.  The time God gives us together as a family is so precious.  It is an opportunity to have fun, grow closer, and create memories.  Most importantly it is a time to share God's Love.

Here are some activities you can do together as a family:

1.Family Story Time-This is a great way to get creative while spending time together.  Children can use their imaginations to add small details to the story.  Write out your story makes it fun, You can even have the children draw pictures to illustrate the story. Think about adding in details such as bible characters.  

2.Scavenger Hunts-Kids always love to go on a hunt, so this should be easy.  Base your hunt on a bible story that your kids are familiar with.  Set up clues that included bible scriptures.  At the end of the hunt the kids can find a treasure that you filled up with all types of goodies.

3.Make a family documentary-Create an opportunity to share your life and family traditions with another family.  Try to contact your church and find out the information for a missions family.  Then capture on video a day-in-the life of your family.  You can even include pictures in your package to send. 

4.Game night-What can be better than playing games with your kids?  Playing bible games.  You can go online here and get all the information and printables for games such as bible trivia, bible match, bible word find, and bible charades.  The key to having fun with this is to keep it light and fun, avoid any serious competitiveness. 

Remember the goal is to have quality "family time." So put away all electronic devices so instead of your family looking like this

You can look like this.

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