It was the first full week in school for the kiddos and also for me as my online classes began - the last year to finish my degree. Church programs are starting, activities continue on, as we sway back and forth from coming and going to sitting and being.
As you take time to still your heart before the Lord, here's a prayer from Thomas Watson as shared in Tim Chester's upcoming book Into His Presence:
"Holy Spirit, our hearts are naturally polluted; come into them, we pray, and work sin out, and work grace in.
Make our hearts temples of purity and a paradise for pleasantness.
Sanctify our imaginations, causing them to mint holy meditations.
Sanctify our wills, biasing them to good, so it will be as delightful for us to serve God as once it was to sin against him.
Perfume us with holiness and make our hearts a map of heaven."
Grace and peace to you today.
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"As our kids grow, we have an opportunity to move from being simply an authority over them to being an influence who walks beside them. This means a mindset change for family discipleship, but with the Spirit’s help, that change in thinking can bear beautiful fruit."
"Charles Spurgeon once famously said that discernment is not just the ability to tell right from wrong, but the ability to tell right from almost right." Here are some tips to finding the difference.
"But—praise the Lord—he didn’t leave me there. He was patient with me and faithful to show me that he provides a way out of every temptation. And dear sister, he does the same for you, too."
"God works in the moments that are too hard for us to handle. It is in these moments that we realize how desperate we are for Him and how helpless we are on our own. God will consistently give you more than you can handle."
"Most spiritual gifts die not by outright rejection, but by distraction. These temptations become spiritual cul-de-sacs, comfortable places to live, but leading nowhere."
"What’s dating got to do with your unborn grandchildren? Much more than you’d think."