This blog is designed for women who want to be encouraged in a relationship with Jesus Christ. It is usually a few paragraphs each weekday that share scripture from the Bible on how to live life pleasing to Christ.
Monday, August 6, 2018
"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might." Ephesians 6:10 NKJV
Be strong in the Lord: what exactly does this mean? It certainly doesn't mean we should do whatever first comes to mind. I think most of us wouldn't do the things we first think of every time.
Maturity usually means we aren't impulsive, and we think before we do. Under duress, I may not think straight. My children can spark responses from my mouth others don't ever hear.
I don't curse, but I can be short, have a bad attitude, or use a tone I wouldn't use with someone else. There are times I need to express my feelings about a topic or person and I want to get my point across without a debate.
I am the mother of two lawyers, who are experts on cross examination. As I said last week, my son has been practicing his court demeanor on his mother for years. Rachel has a strong opinion on everything.
I don't allow these two to bully me but I don't try to "win" an argument either. I'm not big on who "wins" or "looses"in a game or a discussion. I really don't care.
I am the mother and I'm concerned for their souls. I want each child to honor the Lord, and respect people. These are attributes I know they value most of the time.
My resolve regarding these matters is strong and unwavering, and it will be until God calls me home. I can't think of anything more important to me since before my children were born.
I'm not going to be moved, shaken or defeated since I pray about these important issues on a regular basis. As we love others we declare strong words of victory and purpose over their lives. You don't need to be a parent to feel the same way about loved ones!
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