Thursday, September 17, 2009

Living Proverbs 22:6

"Train up a child in the way he should go,
Even when he is old he will not depart from it"
Proverbs 22:6
Right out the window....
You know, some days just seem to start off wrong. You roll out of bed late, try to hurry and shuffle your kids up...hit your toe on the doorway, dropping everything on the floor...stuff hitting you in the face from the cupboard. Hurry - Hurry!! Grump, grump, grump!! I can't find my shoes...WHAT?! Why didn't you put them away...the bus is coming!!

We've all had mornings/days like this right?! Man...I know we've had more than I would like to admit. But lately, the Holy Spirit has been grabbing me in those moments (Praise God for that!). It will surly start off with a sharp word towards my kids and/or a poor attitude...but oh how HE reminds me of His truth and grace. To step back and look at the whole picture, not just the one that is literally hitting me in the face! =)

How are you presenting yourself? Are you those words you proclaim or teach them?? Wow...a daily moment by moment struggle at times. We are the greatest witness and testimony of Christ to our children. Only if we are walking closely in a relationship with our Father can we live that out in front of our children.

So how is today? Have you had a morning and already thrown your day out the window?? How are you viewing and living out this day, this gift that the Lord has allowed. Are you trashing it with your attitude or are you using it wisely for Him. Are you laying down your day for Him...your life for Him?? Our natural actions are so opposite of God's.

Even though we are Christians we still will battle with the flesh...the sin we were born into. God can prevail over that but only if we allow Him to work. Making the choice to submit to the Father's will for today. Does that mean the day will go smoothly and we will have no worries...ABSOLUTELY NOT. But viewing what this day brings us through the view of the Father makes it much easier. He gives us all the tools we need to live out each day through His word.

But it is our responsibility to get in that word and apply it...to live it!

"How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers." Psalm 1:1-3

Oh, how God has been speaking to me through this verse!

Hey...let's do something fun!!
Here are the rules!!

1. You may only answer/comment once!
2. Only one person per verse.
3. Look up the following scripture verses and type them word for word in the comment section below this post.

Psalm 34:1
John 12:25
2 Peter 3:18
Isaiah 40:31
Proverbs 3:5

*Along with your scripture verse, please leave me your contact information...I just might need your address to mail you a BbB goody!

Read the scriptures that are given. Share some scriptures that the Lord has used in your walk lately! How is God speaking to your heart today?? Have you been quiet enough to seek and listen? He is right there waiting on us to get past ourselves to see Him and His wonderful will for our lives. Seek Him today!

Much love~Tina

14 comments:

Shirley said...

Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
Such a great verse - thank you for the reminder of our everyday trials that sometime defeat us but we can turn to God for the victory.
I have a quote to share that means alot to me for this time in my life when so many things seem to be up in the air (I suppose those issues are closer to God "up in the air") -
God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain. --- CS Lewis
Contact info: Greenmom2b at yahoo dot com

Susan said...

I will extol the LORD at all times;
his praise will always be on my lips. Psalm 34:1
Susan
contact info: smshisler@aol.com

Divine Mrs D said...

2 Peter 3:18: 'But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.'

I think I needed that...:)

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Divine Mrs D said...

Oh! I forgot to give the verses that have been helping me through. Here's mine:

'Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.'
John 14:27

and

'He has made everything beautiful in its time'
- Ecclesiastes 3:11

Cindy S. said...

but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:31

One of my favorite verses :)

cdhamilton@hotmail.com

Sarah said...

John 12:25

The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

givesandtakes@live.com

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Heather, Stan and the kids said...

"But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever! Amen." 2nd Peter 3:18

*this is our memory verse for the week :)

I just wanted to say that God used your post this morning as a reminder to me...i seem to be struggling more than usual to lift my eyes of of myself and it seems everywhere i have looked/read lately God is reminding me that my attitude is wrong. Thanks for the perspective! His mercies are new every morning :)
heathergibson5@mac.com
Because He lives,
Heather

Susan said...
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Makila said...

Isaiah 40:31
but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

makila04 at gmail dot com

KARSIE GENE said...

Thank you Divine Mrs. D... the verses you left as your own, speak to me! I have been learning patience lately, but what a great reminder that in the midst of all the patience, Christ gives me His peace!

'Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.'
John 14:27

gillian said...

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding
Proverbs 3:5

gratefulsoul at hotmail.com

He has met me right where I am through countless outlets, your Living Proverbs 22:6 is one! I am so thankful for His faithfullness in putting these things in front of me time and time again so that I would strive to be a better mother!

Kelly said...

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding" Proverbs 3:5
Another verse I just learned this week is
Psalm 90:12 "Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom"...I am praying that verse this week!

Crystal Lee Smith said...

Thank you Tina, such wonderful verses to think about. Most of them I know from memory. I find encouragement quoting them especially when I am struggling.

Isaiah 40:31
Yet those who wait for the Lord
Will gain new strength;They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary.
Reminds me of a Galatians 6:9
And let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary.

Life can be discouraging and at times we can find ourselves growing weary. It is in those times that we need to be reminded of God's word.
Hiding his word in our hearts and teaching our children to do the same is the greatest gift we can give to encouraging spiritual growth.
Keeping my eyes on Him,
Crystal
holywife7@gmail.com