Thursday, January 14, 2010

Do You Feel Abandoned?

Good afternoon my sisters. I am going to have to keep this short today because I am buried in work. I suppose that is a good thing. I also have to read half of my Bible assignment from yesterday, all of today, respond to emails for the ministry, respond to work emails, clean my unbelievably disgusting bathroom, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. LOL

I feel like I am abandoning all of you & it is killing me. I HATE when I can't write the daily message. I at least wanted to send over the challenge so that you all could keep moving forward. I hope that you all forgive me.

I imagine that as real estate picks up, this may happen more often. Or, I just need to get a partner. Hmmm. Actually we have been thinking about that & I have a lunch meeting next week. Someone who can free me up to focus on this ministry & more volunteer/charity work. YES! I am so excited by the thought of it. Please Lord, let this work for all of us.

Day Twenty Nine - 

"A prudent man foresees evil, & hides himself; the simple pass on, & are punished." Proverbs 27:12

As you near the end of this 30 Day Encouragement Challenge, take time to think about your husband's responses to the wickedness of the culture, the media, etc. Does your husband recognize & avoid evil? Does he regularly turn his back on pornography, sexual temptations, & the urge to lie & cheat?

This is a valuable character trait. Like Joseph in the Old Testament, who fled from the wicked advances of Potiphar's wife, this takes an understanding that these kinds of sins are first & foremost, sins against God. (Genesis 39:9)

Praise your husband when he recognizes & turns his back on wickedness. If you can think of a circumstance where your husband stood for righteousness, remind him of that today, & express your gratitude.

Day Twenty Nine Prayer - 

Pray that your husband will choose healthy, God-honoring activities. Pray that he will not live in bondage to any questionable habits or hobbies, but that he will experience freedom in holiness as he yields to the Spirit's control. (1 Corinthians 6:12; 10:31; 2 Timothy 2:4)
Aimee Freeman


Carla said...

Oh, the Lemonade award is all yours! I just clicked on the lemonade pic from the blog I recieved it from & saved it as a jpg to put on mine. Its all yours, you deserve it:)

thorney said...

Aimee, Take a deep breath and say a prayer. You will get it all done in time. In God's time.

I am loving the Bible study, but I have quickly discovered that I can't do it first thing in the morning because that isn't my time to be with God--I have too much going on. I do it at night after Mom has gone to bed and the house is quiet. My husband is in his office and usually doesn't come out until 10:00 when we watch some shows together. It works for me and I am enjoyng being relaxed with nothing else interferring in my thoughts.

Blessings, Mari

Cindy said...

"Be very careful if you make a woman cry, because God counts her tears. The woman came out of a man's rib, not from his feet to be walked on! Not from his head to be superior! But from his side to be EQUAL! Under the arm to be protected, & next to the heart to be loved".... Do you agree with this quote?!?

Carla said...

Yes, thats the nice thing about the lemonade award, its passed around, spreading a great attitude & gratitude:) If you dont have 10 blogs to give it away to, just give it to as many as you feel deserve it:)


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