Thursday, December 27, 2007


This morning I sat down to do some reading in the book of Esther. Before I had even begun the Lord spoke to me. I have been struggling with my schooling (mostly because of fear and feeling inadequate) and have been feeling very convicted about it. So, today the Lord showed me this:
My girls are going to emulate me. If I am not consistent with our homeschooling, they will not be consistent with schooling their children. It is my job to show them the value of homeschooling. They will never see that value if our schooling does not take on a major place of importance in our lives. The same can be said for so many things : submission, Bible reading, prayer, housework, servanthood, faith, etc. After He showed me this I read this verse "...women of nobility who have heard about the queens conduct will respond to all the king's nobles in the same way. There will be no end of disrespect and discord. Esther 1:18" How I behave will also dictate what my son looks for and expects in his wife. If I want the best for my children, I must give my best to them. As I continued to read I had another revelation (maybe just a reminder that I am equipped) "...And who knows but that you have come to royal postiion for such a time as this. Esther 4:14" So often I feel inadequate to prepare my children for what God is calling them to and what this world is becoming. I must remember that God's timing is perfect and He has placed me here in this family with these children, "for such a time as this."
Be blessed today and know that you are equipped and more than adequate (with the Lord's help) to accomplish everything He has set before you!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Joyce Meyer Quote (sort of)

I was watching Joyce Meyer this morning and she said something worth repeating. I don't remember it word for word but the gist of it was this :

"You can't be selfish and happy at the same time."

Just wanted to share. It may be convicting, but it's a good word.

Thursday, December 6, 2007


I just emailed this to some of my friends and family, so if you are reading this for the 2nd time, sorry, but I just wanted to share it here too.
I just wanted to share something that the Lord just revealed to me in His word.

Proverbs 1:1-4 The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: for attaining wisdom and discipline; for understanding words of insight, for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair; for giving prudence to the simple.....

There's no telling how many times I have read this and of course wisdom always sticks out, because that's what proverbs are for, right, attaining wisdom. Well, tonight the word prudent seemed to jump out at me. So, I had to dig into it. I used this link to look the word up (the link is to Webster's 1828 dictionary). Here are some definitions that I found there.

Prudent - cautious; circumspect; practically wise; careful of the consequences of enterprises, measures or actions; cautious not to act when the end is of doubtful utility or probably impracticable. (See Prov. 14 &22)

Prudence - implies more caution and reserve than wisdom; it is excercised more in forseeing and avoiding evil than in devising and executing that which is good.

Circumspective - looking round every way; cautious; careful of consequences; watchful of danger.

Ok, so I get how important it is for us to be wise and how much we need to ask the Lord for His wisdom, but how many unpleasant situations might I have avoided if I had coupled asking for wisdom with asking for prudence. How many times have I said or done the wrong thing, when a little prudence might have gone a long way. Oh, to be constantly aware of the consequences of my words and deeds. So many times the words are out of my mouth and then I think of how they may have sounded or I act out of haste and then panic because now I have to figure out how to fix what I've done. I know this is so simplistic, but that's me (I was thankful for the reference to the simple), so many of the things of the Lord are new to me. It seems so often my biggest revelations are the simplest ones. I don't know if this was for anyone else or not, but I felt compelled to share. I'm going to post this definition somewhere where I can read it often and I'm going to be prayingl for wisdom.....and for prudence.