2013! Happy New Year to you!!!
May it be the best year yet for you!
Psalm 37:23 “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.”
I love this Scripture! God enjoys watching my life. He has ordered my steps. I don’t know what 2013 holds for me, but I have faith in knowing Who holds my future.
Recently, our family talked about what it would be like to have Jesus grow up in our home as our son or as our brother. Jesus’ eyes were on His parents and his siblings. They could also see the very eyes of God on them. Mary saw God (Jesus) constantly looking at her. Have you thought about what it would have been like to have God living in your home watching you? It is a bit strange for me to imagine.
Even though we cannot physically see God looking at us in our home as Mary did, God IS looking at us. Not only is God looking at us, God IS delighting in watching my life and in watching your life.
Mary encouraged Jesus to do His first public miracle while attending a wedding feast. She gave the best advice ever to those there. “His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he (Jesus) saith unto you, do it.” ( John 2:5) “Do what Jesus says to do” is still the best advice for us today!
We all have decisions to make. At this time in our lives, my husband and I have quite a few decisions to make. Some of the decisions are quite large decisions. God delights when I have a trusting heart. My steps are ordered by the LORD. Even when my heart is a worrying heart, God lets me know in His merciful way I need to repent from worry and trust in Him.
In our everyday job of being a homemaker, God has ordered the steps of a homemaker. Everything about homemaking can be done to the glory of God. I can teach, wash dishes, clean the house, cut up an onion, and wash my husband’s shirts all to the glory of God. Now some things I do, such as cutting up an onion may make me cry, but I can still do it to the glory of God. God is interested in even the most mundane chores I have to do today. He delights in me. He delights in you. What mundane job have we been putting off? Do it now with a cheerful heart knowing God is delighting in watching you.
Psalm 37: 24“Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.”
What a big Hand my God has! I fall so often. He upholds me with His Hand. That beautiful nail pierced Hand keeps me from being completely cast down.
When others go through a tough time, it is easy to say, “Hang in there, and trust Jesus”. But when I go through a tough time, those words sometimes seem hard to follow. It is comforting to know my Creator upholds me if I fall.
What can we do today? God uses praying people. God uses compassionate people. “And he (God) said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.” (Acts 10:4)
Everyone is going through something, so let us remember to give the gift of compassion. What we give to others, we will get in return. If we need prayer, pray for others. If we need compassion, give compassion to others.
By the way, this heavenbound homemaker could use your prayers right now about a big decision we need to make. We want to be in the center of God’s will.
I have a prayer request: It is so comforting to know when others pray for me. Please pray for us: to make a wise decision (God knows). Please let us know if you just prayed for us by simply commenting at the end of this post, “I prayed for you.” Thank you, thank you, thank you, my praying friends! Lord willing, very soon in a future post, I will let you know how God answers this prayer.
I believe in the power of prayer! If you need prayer right now, please add in the comment section that you need me to pray for you also. I will pray for you! God knows the need, but still delights in hearing us talk to Him about that need. He delights in answering our prayer too.
We are all in this together, and we can make life brighter for one another when we pray for one another. It is also a ginormous bright spot in my life when I know someone is praying for me. Thank you so much!~Hugs! ~XOXOX