We are jumping into week 3 of our summer study and we are knee deep into Numbers. What are you learning?
Here is this week's reading plan:
Monday - Numbers 7
Tuesday - Numbers 8
Wednesday - Numbers 9
Thursday - Numbers 10
Friday - Numbers 11
I have not done very well with my Scripture memory, so this week let's try to memorize together.
"Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. "
I'm praying for each of you this week!
Keep reading God's Word!
I consider it a great honor and privilege when someone asks me to pray for them or to pray about something important to them. In some situations it is the only thing I can do for that person; it's also the best I can do. When I'm asked to pray for someone, nine times out of ten, I pray immediately. Sometimes out loud, but mostly quiet, just pleading to the Lord on that person's behalf.
This isn't the kind of prayers I'm talking about today. Today, I'm talking about praying for my fellow Christians for this reason alone: they are my brothers and sisters in Christ.
When is the last time I just prayed for other believers?
In Colossians, chapter 1, Paul not only gives us an example of praying for our fellow Christians but also shares the promises that come with those prayers.
"So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of His will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better. We also pray that you will be strengthened with all His glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy, always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to His people, who live in the light." ~ Colossians 1: 9-12
I should be praying for other believers. Life is hard, and prayer is meant to strengthen us. As we are praying for each other let's lift up these three things:
1. Ask God to give your brothers and sisters in Christ, complete knowledge of His will, spiritual wisdom and understanding.
* Receiving these gifts of knowledge, wisdom, and understanding will result in living lives that are pleasing and honorable to God. Lives that produce every good fruit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,, gentleness, and self-control ~ Galatians 5:22-23).
2. Ask God to strengthen them with His glorious power.
* In return, they will receive patience and endurance.
3. Ask God to fill them with joy.
* The result of joy is thankfulness. You can't have a heart full of joy without having an overflow of thanksgiving.
I'm going to start here, with these three things. Purposefully reminding myself to not only pray for specific needs that are asked of me, but to truly pray for that person. Praying for God to give them knowledge, wisdom, understanding, strength, and utter joy. Will you join me?
I'm praying these things for you today. I may not know your name, but God knows each reader and He knows each need and He is faithful to answer our prayers according to His will. If you have a special prayer request please let me know in the comments. I would be honored to pray for you.
Keep reading God's Word!
Hello Sweet Sisters!
I'm a bit behind this week, so I will jump straight to our reading plan:
Monday - Numbers 2
Tuesday - Numbers 3
Wednesday - Numbers 4
Thursday - Numbers 5
Friday - Numbers 6
I am praying for you this week. May God open your heart, eyes and ears to ALL He has for you in His word.
Good morning, Sweet Sisters!
I am so excited to get back on schedule and into God's word with each of you! Our summer study begins today! Remember, we read one chapter a day, Monday through Friday, leaving the weekend to catch up if needed. So, let's get started!
Monday - Colossians 1
Tuesday - Colossians 2
Wednesday - Colossians 3
Thursday - Colossians 4
Friday - Numbers 1
I'm praying for each of you!
Hello, Sweet Friends!
It's been awhile since we've gathered together here. It wasn't my intention to take such a long break from our studies, but God had other plans. A lot has happened in our lives over the last two months, and honestly, it's been amazing to see Him work.
Our family was set to move over 2 hours away for my Hubby's new job on May 2nd. The start date for his new job was May 7th. We had our new rental lined up, the U-haul reserved, and we had began our packing. Exactly one week before our move day, April 25th to be exact, our housing fell through. We spent the next week scrambling to find a home with no avail. Let's just say, it's not easy to find a rental home big enough for our family, in our small budget, and most landlords aren't crazy about renting to a family with 5 kids at home. By the 1st of May, we had no home and my hubby felt like he needed to turn down the job offer because he didn't find it fair to the new business to wait to last minute.
So, in faith we stayed here, and waited for God to bring another great opportunity to our family, praying that He would work quickly and place us exactly where He wanted us to be. And He did. The last two months have been crazy: we are still adjusting to our new family size, we finished up our school year, my Hubby's sweet Grandmother went home to be with Jesus, we worried more than we should have about how God was going to provide for us, and then in ways that are just unbelievable, we have seen Him at work. My husband began his new career on July 2nd, right here where God brought us 3 years ago. We can now see He God has worked things together for our good and we are so thankful and excited to see what He has in store for our family.
So, this break wasn't planned, but it has been full of God's loving grace. I am so grateful for what He has given us, and what He has taught us as we have waited. I pray I never take those lessons for granted. Now, that I am beginning to get back on track and into a normal routine I don't want to wait another second to jump into our next Bible study. This will be a late summer study, but God's timing is always perfect! :)
Starting next Monday, July 30th, we will begin reading in Colossians and finish with Numbers. I'll post the weekly reading plan on Mondays, and try to check in through the week. I have some other posts that I would like to share here as the Lord pushes me to do so, but most importantly, I just want to support each of you as you are spending daily time with Jesus. Share this study with all the ladies you know, because all of us can benefit from encouragement and accountability as we strive to read and know God's Word.
I'm so excited to jump back into Scripture with you! I'll be praying for you!
"And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don't know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God's own will. And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them." ~ Romans 8: 26-28
Wow! It's been a full seven weeks in our reading! Leviticus is not an easy read but I have enjoyed reading more in depth, of God's laws and regulations for His people. What have you learned? This will be our last week in our spring study. We will take a short break next week and jump right back in with Scripture for the summer months. More details will be posted later this week.
Here is this week's reading plan:
Monday- Leviticus 23
Tuesday - Leviticus 24
Wednesday - Leviticus 25
Thursday - Leviticus 26
Friday - Leviticus 27
How have you been doing with your Scripture memorization? I know it's hard to add extra things into our daily schedules, but learning, committing and hiding God's Word in our hearts, is certainly worth it!
Our previous verses:
"Therefore, put on ______ ______ of God's ______ so you will be able to _______ ____ ______ in the time of _____. Then after the _______you will still be _________ _____. Stand your _______, putting on the _____ ___ _______ and the body armor of God's ______________." ~ Ephesians 6:13-14
Scripture of the week:
"For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared." ~ Ephesians 6:15
Have a wonderful week! I am praying for each of you!
Good morning, Sweet Sisters,
Because this week has gotten away from me quickly, we will tackle 3 chapters this week and try to finish out Leviticus next week!
Here is this week's reading plan:
Thursday - Leviticus 20
Friday - Leviticus 21
Saturday - Leviticus 22
I'm sorry, once again, for the delay. I'll keep this short and sweet. :)
Keep reading God's word!
It's truly the sweetest word I've ever heard. The sound of it never gets old and only gets sweeter the more I hear it. It's a word that changes with the season of my children's lives, but whether it's Mommy, Mama, or Mom, it melts my heart each time it's spoken to me.
I have been given a great privilege in owning this title. It's a title that I don't take for granted or do I take it lightly. The occupation of mother comes with great responsibility, much reward and it doesn't always come easy. I am deeply honored that I have been chosen and given six blessings this side of heaven and one little angel waiting there for me. Being a mom has made me who I am today, and it's because of those sweet children that I celebrate today.
When Mother's Day rolls around each year, most people think it's all about celebrating the mothers in your life. And it is. I am one of the lucky ones. My Mama is the best! She has loved me, spoiled me, cared for me, prayed for me, supported me, helped me, encouraged me, picked me up and walked by my side for the past 35 years. She didn't stop "raising" me when I turned 18, or got married, or when I became a mom. No, she still prays for me, guides me and takes care of me. She's the one I go to for "mommy" advice, and I still call her with cooking questions, and when I am stressed or worried she's the one I call and say "make me feel better about this". She took care of me when I was little, when I was sick or hurt and even now she gives of herself to come stay with me and help care for my family when I bring a new little one into the world (or break my leg). She's my Mama, and I am so proud to be her daughter.
And then there's my mother-in-law. I have known my sweet hubby's mama since I was 14 years old. I began working at her florist when I was 15, and I guess you can say she helped raise me too. She will always be special to me, she gave me my husband. It's not easy to raise little boys into strong, loyal, hard-working, caring, loving, compassionate, wise, honest, responsible men.....but that's exactly what she did. My hubby is who he is today because he has a mother who loves him and prays for him each and every day.
But for me, Mother's Day isn't just about celebrating and appreciating our moms, to me- it's about celebrating my kids. After all, I wouldn't be a mother without them. So today, in honor of my children, I want to share how I feel about being their mom.
To my six babies:
I always wanted to be a mom and a teacher. Through God's abundant grace, I've been honored with both. God gave me each of you at just the right time and He has allowed me the great gift of homeschooling you, too. I want you to know that being your mom is my greatest joy and I am so grateful God gave you to me. I've been a mom for almost 17 years now and you have all taught me so much. You have taught me to be patient, to laugh, to be kind, to be persistent, to work harder, to listen, to be humble, to be selfless and to love deeper.
Being a mom isn't always easy. Sometimes its downright exhausting! But I have enjoyed every moment! You make me appreciate the little things as well as the big. As each of you have been born, I've realized even more how precious you all are and how truly blessed I am to have you. God didn't just give me 6 kids, he chose and created each one of you just for me. He chose me to be your mom: to love you, nurture you, care for you, train you, guide you, and teach you. I don't take this responsibility lightly. I want to love and raise you guys, well.
Each year, on your birthday, I share with you the story of your birth. I do this for two reasons: (1) I don't want to forget any detail and (2) I want you to know how special, unique, and important you are. You are all so very special! You make me so happy and so proud to be your mama! I am so grateful for the great privilege of being home with you guys all the time. I have no regrets because I haven't missed a thing. I've been with you for every milestone: your first step, your first word, your first laugh. I taught you how to spell your name, how to read, how to ride a bike and so much more. I've watched you grow from infants to toddlers to children to preteens and now I have teenagers. I have a front row seat as each of you are pursuing your own talents and interests. You sweet children are not only my greatest gifts, but you are also my biggest reward. I am a mom. No other title, accomplishment or degree could ever give me a higher honor. You guys are my legacy and I love each of you with all my heart.
I want you to know that I will always be here for you. No matter how old you are, you will always be important to me. I will be here to listen when you need to talk, help when you need a hand, give advice when you are struggling and I pray for you each and every day. I will always love you and nothing, NOTHING, could ever change that. You are mine, a part of me that will always have ALL of my heart.
Thank you for bringing me such joy. Thank you for making me laugh. Thank you for challenging me. Thank you for making me think. Thank you for loving me unconditionally. Thank you for trusting me. Thank you for your sweet hugs and kisses. Thank you for calling me: Mommy, Mom, Mama. I am absolutely loving watching each of you grow into the fine young men and ladies that God is molding you to be. I can't wait to see all that He has in store for each of you and I am so thankful He has chosen me, to be your Mama!
And to all of you mothers: Happy Mother's Day! Your children were chosen for you alone. No matter how old they are today, let them know how thankful you are that God gave them to you!
In true "Andrea" fashion, I'm a day behind schedule. As hard as I try to be punctual, it just never works out well for me. :) Here is this week's reading plan:
Tuesday - Leviticus 15
Wednesday - Leviticus 16
Thursday - Leviticus 17
Friday - Leviticus 18
Saturday - Leviticus 19
Our previous verse:
"Therefore, put on ______ ______ of God's ______ so you will be able to _______ ____ ______ in the time of _____. Then after the _______you will still be _________ _____." ~ Ephesians 6:13
Scripture of the week:
"Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness." ~ Ephesians 6:14
I'm praying for you this week!
Hello, Sweet Sisters!
I am so sorry I am a few days behind this week. We were supposed to be moving this week, but God closed that door at the last minute and we are trying to get our ducks in a row over here. With that being said, I will keep this short and sweet and get right to our reading plan for the week.
Leviticus 10 - 14
I'm praying for each of you and hopefully by Monday I will be back on track!
Keep reading God's word!
For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. "
Hi! I'm Andrea, wife to my handsome hubby, homeschooling mama to my 6 amazing blessings, and daughter of the King of kings. I am so glad you have stopped by my little piece of the web. My prayer is that the Lord will use this blog to encourage you in your personal, daily walk with Christ.