Book Review and Giveaway

LIVE, SAVE, SPEND, REPEAT – The Life You Want With the Money You Have

I love books! I also love to give great books away, and this is a GREAT book that digs into an important issue that affects us all, Money.

I have to say this book is packed with great ideas that will lead you to achieve your financial goals.  My favorite part – Monumental Milestones.  So often we don’t achieve our hopes and dreams because we don’t pray, plan or save for them.

Maybe your Monumental Milestone is to pay off your mortgage, attend a conference, start a business or take your family on a much needed vacation.  Kim offers great ideas on how to move forward making your Monumental Milestones a reality.

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This book is not about extremes, it focuses on doable ways to create a budget, cut expenses, map out savings and giving plans, as well as a spending plan.   You will learn to use your money as a tool that works for you, rather than you being a slave to it.

One of the best books I have read on finances!

You can find Kim’s book here Live Save Spend Repeat

To enter in the giveaway, simply go to my Facebook or Twitter and share or retweet this review!

You’ll win your own copy of Live, Save, Spend, Repeat- The Life You Want With the Money You Have.  

A winner will be chosen on April 15th!

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Don’t Worry Mama Bear, Pray

I have heard it said many times that when you have your first child, it’s as if your heart came out of your chest and started walking around.  Sit around a table with a group of mothers and you will see that those words are true.

Mama Bears tend to worry and before we know it we have a list of them that has no end. Worry is a tricky thing, it starts small, and it can keep growing within us until we are almost smothered by it.

There are some boo-boos that we can kiss and make better, and there are some that are completely out of our control.

Maybe some of these sound familiar to you –

  • Are they eating well?
  • Sleeping well?
  • Are they happy?
  • Do they have friends?
  • Do I like their friends?
  • Do they like their teachers?
  • Do their teachers like them?
  • Are they studying enough?
  • Applying themselves enough?
  • Can I trust them?
  • Are they friendly and kind?
  • If they are moody, why are they moody?
  • Are they leaders or followers?
  • What are they wearing?
  • When is the last time they washed their hair? Brushed their hair?
  • Is their walk with the Lord strong enough?
  • Have I failed them in any way?
  • Do they lie to me?
  • Are they depressed?
  • Before we know it boyfriends, girlfriends, college, careers, spouses, marriage and gasp! grandchildren (a whole new generation to worry about) come into the picture and the list continues to grow.
Your list of worries will have no end, Mama Bear,
unless you put an end to it.
The only way is to take your worries and turn them into prayers

The power to do just that, lies within you. When you purpose to live your life according to this scripture, refusing to live in worry and fear, choosing to live in prayer and peace.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding,will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7

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Do not be anxious, worried, fearful

about anything, any one thing, to any degree

but in every, any, each situation

by prayer, communion with God and petition, ask

with thanksgiving, gratitude, appreciation

present, show, give your requests to God.

Then the peace, unity, calmness of God

which transcends, rises above all of your understanding

will guard and protect your heart, the center of who you are

as well as your mind and your thoughts, as they are hidden and protected in

Christ Jesus.

Prayer is our secret weapon against fear and anxiety, God beckons us to come to Him and pour out our hearts on behalf of our children.

Arise, cry out in the night,
    as the watches of the night begin;
pour out your heart like water
    in the presence of the Lord.
Lift up your hands to him
    for the lives of your children
 Lamentations 2:19

Don’t Worry Mama Bear, Pray. 

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Wondering where all his Mama Bear talk is coming from?  You can find that post here Mama Bear

 

Praying for Your Child With

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When Your Child is Facing Rejection

Rejection is plain awful and it comes with an arsenal of emotions. It can leave one feeling cast aside, discarded, dumped, forgotten, forsaken, lonely, desolate and comfortless, the list is heartbreaking and long.

Most of us have felt rejected at some point in our lives, and to watch your child walk through it can be just as painful. You know those moments, they are swinging alone on the play ground while the other kids play, sitting home on a Friday night when everyone else is invited to the party, or they come home crying from school because no one talks to them.

The worst rejection of all is when it comes from someone they love, be it a parent, grandparent, brother or sister, boyfriend or girlfriend. Rejection whittles away at the confidence of even the most confident. Nothing riles up a Mama Bear more than seeing others reject the cub she loves.

There may be a season in your child’s life when Jesus is their only friend, but what a friend He is. The thing about Jesus is He knows the pain of being utterly rejected by those He loved, served and came to save. He was rejected by His family, friends, community and He even felt rejected by His Father. In the darkness of rejection, take your child’s hand and purpose to lead them to Jesus.

We find Peter encouraging Christ followers to face rejection as Jesus would. Peter had seen the character of Jesus first hand, and this verse shows a beautiful picture of how Jesus resisted the temptation to lash out, not an easy thing to do. As Jesus followers we and our children are called to this standard as well, and it is necessary to step up if we want to see the character of Jesus grow within them and within ourselves.

Mama Bears Lead By Example

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When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.

1 Peter 2: 23

When they hurled, threw or flung without care

Their insults, verbal abuse, or slander at him,

He (Jesus) did not retaliate, return or seek revenge

When He suffered, endured and agonized

He made no threats, inflicted no pain

Instead, in place of, rather than

He entrusted, committed, put himself in to the care of

Him (God the Father) who judges justly, honestly and fairly.

Praying for Your Child With

Rejection can make a Mama feel powerless, and everything within you will want to retaliate, threaten and do some yelling. We cannot change how other people treat our child, but God can. He will hear and move powerfully as we pray. You can count on it!

A Prayer for Your Child

Father, I ask that when ___________ has insults hurled at him/her, that ____________ will not retaliate. You see ___________ suffering in all of this, help him/her to make no threats to others. Instead, help __________ to entrust himself/herself to You, resting in the truth that You, Lord will judge justly, honestly and fairly. Amen

A Prayer for you Mama Bear

Father, I pray over this Mama Bear, that you will help her to set a Godly example before her children. When insults are hurled at her child, give her wisdom to not retaliate. Remind her that You too, see her child’s suffering, help her to make no threats to others. Instead, teach her to entrust her child to You, resting in the truth that You Lord, are a just Judge. Amen

Love,

Mama Bear

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When Your Child Is Struggling to Believe

As we step into this Holy Week, a week of remembering all that our Savior, Jesus endured for us, my greatest hope is that my children have a firm belief in Jesus and His sacrificial gift of salvation for them.

To believe in something is to accept something as true, to feel sure of something or to have faith, but not all of us praying Mama Bears have children who have chosen to believe by faith that Jesus is their Savior, yet.

They may be very young and have not made a choice at all,  maybe they once believed and have now chosen not to, or have completely rejected the idea of Jesus as their Savior.  Don’t grow weary dear Mama, yet, may be just around the corner.

Nothing breaks a Mama Bear’s heart more, and it can feel like we have been waiting and praying forever.  The truth is, just as we by faith chose Jesus, so must they.  As much as we would like to choose for them, I see all of you mama bears nodding your heads,  sadly as much as we want to we cannot.  The choice to believe is theirs alone.

Do not fret Mama Bear, at times it may not feel like it, but we have the greatest influence in our children’s lives .  Our children big and small are watching us all of the time.  We must purpose to reflect our belief in Jesus, in our attitudes, our words, how we live and  how we pray.

Let’s take a look in to a man that many would have thought was a hopeless case, a guy who would have never accepted Jesus.

Paul not only started out as an unbeliever, he hunted down followers of Jesus and killed them.  Even so, Jesus loved Paul too much to let him go on in life without Him.  Jesus planned an encounter with Paul and Paul was never the same again.

If you are a Mama Bear and your child seems far from Jesus, maybe not in the Paul category, but still far, far away.  Find comfort in this, Jesus loves your Baby Bear far too much to let he or she go on without Him,  He is planning an encounter.  

After Paul’s encounter with Jesus, he became a passionate Jesus Follower and these were his words to people who were struggling to believe.

If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.  For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 

Romans 10: 9-10

If you confess, declare, acknowledge with your mouth the Lord Jesus 

And believe, accept as true, feel sure about,

have confidence in your heart, your soul, the central part of who you are 

That God has raised, lifted out, pulled up Jesus from the dead

You will be saved, freed, released, rescued 

For with the heart, 

one believes, affirms, concludes and trusts

Is made right by justice through Jesus 

And with your mouth confess, declare your faith, you are saved

 

Praying for Your Child With

Let us pray with a renewed power, passion and purpose the words of Paul, a passionate Jesus follower,  over unbelieving children today.

 

Father, I ask that _______ confess with his/her mouth and believe in his/her heart that God raised Jesus from the dead.  May  ______ be reminded today that Jesus has saved, freed and rescued him/her.  When __________ believes this with his/her heart he/she will be made right through the justice of Jesus and if _________will confess and declare his/her faith in Jesus,  ___________ will know His salvation.  Amen 

A prayer for you, Mama Bear 

Lord , I pray over this Mama Bear, that she confess with her mouth and believe in her heart that God raised Jesus from the dead.  That she will be reminded today that Jesus has saved, freed and rescued her, that she will believe and trust in her heart that she has been made right through the justice of Jesus.  I ask that she take every opportunity with her children to declare her faith in Jesus, that she and her family will know His salvation.  Amen 

Love,

Mama Bear

 

 

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Mama Bear

I don’t remember when it began, when my youngest son began to refer to me as Mama Bear. It always warmed my heart, but it was only recently that I have embraced it.

In my husband’s words, “I am a fierce mother”, and for so long I fought that idea.  I longed to be the mother with the quiet, gentle spirit.  Honestly, that is just not who I am.

This led me to a little research project on Mama Bears and this is what I found.

Mama Bears are affectionate, protective, devoted, strict, sensitive and attentive with their young.  Not sounding so bad now is it?

Bear cubs are born weighing in at just under one pound and are completely blind, they are utterly dependent upon their mama.  She spends about eighteen months nurturing, weaning and teaching her cubs.

She must stick to her task, by the end of the short eighteen months, she is aggressively pushing them out to live on their own.  It will be time for her to mate again and male bears pose a huge threat to her cubs.  She pushes them out into a life of their own, not because it is the easy thing to do, but because it is what is best.

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Not because it’s easy, because it’s best

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I began to think back, wondering where did I pick up this mentality?

Was it instinct?  Something I read?  Something that was taught to me?

Maybe a little of all three.

If I had to put my finger on one thing I would say I found my passion for mothering, in prayer.  It was the place where I could be honest about my children and myself.

I could celebrate them without feeling prideful
I could complain about them without feeling guilty
I could weep over them, and God would bring comfort
I could wonder and hope over their futures

All the messiness of our lives would pour out.  I was free to be real and honest,  because I was talking to the One who loved them more than I.  The One who sent His Son, Jesus to die, for them, for me, for all.  His passion, stirred mine.

When my first son headed off to kindergarten I joined a little group of other Mama Bears,  each week we lifted our children and their school up in prayer.  My passion skyrocketed, not for just my own kids, but for all of God’s kids, big and small.

Through this group I not only prayed my words, but I learned to pray God’s words, His promises back to Him.  My boys are 22 and 25 and I’m still praying God’s Word over and into their lives.

I have found that in every situation that I am praying over,  rather it is for our family or for other friends and family, God’s ancient and holy scriptures are still relevent today, I promise you.

Recently our youngest son was going though a stressful trial at college.  His an anxiety and mine were through the roof.  Our step by step plan was way out of step, and he and I had many sleepless nights where I cried,  yelled and  stomped as I prayed for him.

Once I finished my little temper tantrums, and I had several. I did mention that I do not have a quiet and gentle spirit, right?  I went to the place where I knew God’s purpose in all of this would be, His Word.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition,with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  Philippians 4:6 

Before I pray a scripture I walk myself through it. I want to write it on my heart and understand it in my mind.

Don’t be anxious, afraid, distressed or fearful
About Anything, any one thing, any thing at all 
But in every, any, each and every, situation
By prayer, plea, appeal and petition 
With Thanksgiving, gratitude, gratefulness 
Present, bring, offer or give your requests to God. 
Philippians 4:6

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If you have a child who is struggling with anxiety place their name within God’s Words, God’s Promises.   I promise that you will feel the power and purpose of God’s Word falling all over your baby bear.

A Prayer for Your Child 

Father, I thank you that __________ does not have to be anxious or distressed about anything, not any one thing.  Help ____________ in each and every situation to pray and appeal to You, with a heart of thanksgiving and gratefulness, teach __________ to present, offer his/her requests to You. Amen.  

A Prayer for you fellow Mama Bear 

Father, I thank you for this Mama Bear’s heart.  I thank you that she does not have to be  anxious or distressed about anything, not any one thing.  Help her in each and every situation to pray and appeal to You, with a heart of thanksgiving and gratefulness, teach her to present, offer her requests to You. Amen   

Now, I would love to tell you that every thing worked out in my baby bear’s favor, it did not.  His goal and plans have been delayed, in the weeks that have passed I can say that the reasons for this delay have become a bit clearer.  Very often on this walk with God, He takes us on the long road, He is more about the journey and His work within us,  than our end goal or agenda.  One thing I know for sure, neither of our hearts are anxious any longer.

If you are in the place of being a Lone Ranger Mama Bear and you are longing to find other Mama Bears to connect and pray with I know the perfect place Moms In Prayer

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They are all over the world.  Set your misconceptions and fears aside, join hands and hearts with other Mama Bears you will be forever grateful that you did!

Here on the blog you will begin to see scripture prayers that you can pray over your children and yourself, just look for the Mama Bear Category.  Again, no matter what challenge comes along  in their life or yours, you will find peace, comfort, power and purpose in God’s Word.

Love,

Mama Bear

 

He Is

Awesome

I said, “I beseech You, O Lord God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who preserves the covenant and loving kindness for those who love Him and keep His commandments,”  Nehemiah 1:5 NASB

Exploring the Background

The one praying these words is Nehemiah. He had just heard the plight of God’s people in Jerusalem and he was completely undone.  Have you ever received news that has left you undone and brought to the end of yourself? Nehemiah was desperately seeking God for answers.

Jerusalem was in a terrible state, its wall of protection lay in rubble and its people were destitute and vulnerable.  Nehemiah was beside himself as he wept, fasted, prayed, and waited for the Lord to give him his marching orders.

Nehemiah’s mission would not be an easy one, he was to lead the people in rebuilding Jerusalem’s wall, and it would not be an easy task.  There would be opposition from their outside enemies and even from within their own walls, as they became exhausted from climbing over all of the rubble. Even in our own lives there can be so much rubble lying around that we are constantly stumbling over, we become exhausted and never move forward.

They would have days when that they were filled with fear and anxiety, when they were hungry and tired, yet amazingly, the wall around Jerusalem would be rebuilt in only 52 days.  All of God’s people within the wall, those who were skilled in construction and those who were not, worked in unity to get the job done.  As they were rebuilding the wall, the Lord was rebuilding their lives and their faith in Him.

Unearthing the Verse

I said, I beseech You, Oh Lord God of heaven…

When we are on a mission, we become consumed with the work.  We are busy planning, organizing, and getting anyone and everyone’s opinion.  To beseech in prayer is more than a casual prayer, it is a passionate prayer of seeking God in desperation. Each time Nehemiah came up against an obstacle his first step was to go God in prayer and passionately pray and ask God for direction. I honestly wonder if we have prayed with this kind of desperation, where we have been in a place that if God does not intervene, there is no way through.

Decisions are just plain hard, we can second guess ourselves and worry ourselves sick, ever been there?  Why do we hesitate to ask God for the answers?  He has them all.  He is the God of heaven, He sees all, knows all and is the One who has all the answers.  Do you feel that you can trust him with your decisions, big and small?

 …the great and awesome God…

Our relationship with God becomes so casual we forget how great, how wonderful, and how excellent God is.  His presence and power is so great, that we would not be able to stand upright in it, but rather fall to our knees under the weight of it.

Today the word awesome can mean that something or someone is great, wonderful, inspiring, or even cool. If we look into the Hebrew we will see that the word for awesome is ayom, pronounced (aw-yome), meaning terrible, dreaded or awe inspiring.  When Nehemiah declared that God was awesome, he was truly awe-inspired by God’s greatness, as well as knowing that    God was a terrible and dreadful power over his enemies. Israel’s enemies also had an understanding of God’s power and they were terrified of Him.  When we are looking for true “awesome” the only place to go is to our God.

…who preserves the covenant and loving kindness…

God is great and awesome in so many ways, but the one mentioned here is, He preserves and keeps His covenant with His people.  A covenant is a formal oath or promise, and God had promised Abraham that he would love his descendants. The Israelites have had great ups and downs, yet God’s love for them was unwavering, even when they waivered,  and He was always working toward their restoration.

Because of Jesus we are grafted into this same covenant, one of God’s love and His kindness.  If we could only wrap our minds around His great love for us, how tender His thoughts towards us are, the affection He longs to lavish over us, we would be completely overwhelmed. Even in life’s ups and downs, God is always working for our good, simply because he loves us.

…for those who love Him and keep His commandments.

Here is the contingency clause that walks hand and hand with God’s Oath.  He promises to preserve His covenant of loving kindness to those who choose to love Him and obey His commands.  The choice is ours.

When you have a new baby, you can’t get enough of them, can’t take your eyes off of them.  You lavish them with all of your affection, love and kisses.  It is not until they begin to grow that they can reciprocate that love, finally there are the first smiles, then hugs and kisses back to you and you just eat them up.

As they grow older and begin to mature, you see your children’s love for you demonstrated in different ways, and one of them is in their obedience. They choose to obey the rules you have set before them, because they love you, rather they admit it or not.  It is the same with us and God, we show Him our love in many ways, but the greatest way is to obey His commands.

The greatness of God is that His commands are set out of love and are really for our benefit, even though we may not always see it that way.  The awesomeness of God is that He provided forgiveness, through Jesus, for the times when we struggle and fail to obey them.

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He Is Able

 Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within usEphesians 3:20 NASBline 1

We find this beautiful nugget of truth at the end of Paul’s letter to the believers in Ephesus.

If anyone knows how able God is, it’s Paul.  It took one encounter with Jesus on the Road to Damascus where Paul’s natural eyes became blind, so that his spiritual eyes could see.

Before Paul’s encounter with Jesus, he was Saul, a man who seethed with hatred, who hunted and killed Jews.   The change in Saul was so great, that he received a new name and Saul, meaning “prayed for,” became Paul, which means “small and humble.”   In the end, God completely changed Paul’s heart and he became a passionate follower of Christ.

Paul isn’t sitting in his comfortable home as he writes these words, he writes as he sits in a prison cell, yet he still knows and trusts that God is able.

Unpacking the Verse

Now to Him who is able…

 The Him that Paul is referring to is God the Father, He is the one who Paul declares Is Able.  We will come up against many obstacles in this life; some we are able to tackle and others are far out of our league.  When we’re faced with our own inability is a time that we find God has all the needed skill, knowledge and power to move on our behalf.

To do far more abundantly beyond…

Once we let go of the reigns and let God take control, is where we see just how able He is.  The question is, am I willing to let go?  If I refuse to, chances are I will only ever see with my natural eyes, my spiritual eyes will remain closed and I will miss out on the miraculous.

Since God is a God of fullness and completion, He does not do things half way.  When He takes action in our lives, He does it with great purpose and a final result in mind.  He is a God of abundance, and when He supplies, it is with great quantity that surpasses our need.  When I read this part of the verse all I can think of is Buzz Lightyear’s words, “To infinity and beyond!” Do we trust God enough to believe that He has no limits, that He truly goes to Infinity and Beyond?

all that we can ask or think…

God knows us completely, before we call on Him, and when our prayer is just a thought in our mind, He knows.  Before we dare ask, He knows.  He knows, when we are wrestling in prayer, crying in frustration, begging for someone to be made well, or hoping for a different outcome.  There will be times when no answers come, we see no change for the better, and our hopes are crushed.  Yet we hang on to Him as He pulls us through, trusting that God is at work in ways we may never understand.

God not only hears what we ask, but He knows our thoughts.

Those thoughts that spin around in our minds, the ones that we dare not speak.

We have to ask ourselves, “What is the condition of our thought life?”

Are our thoughts faith-filled or faithless?

 Are they longing for peace and reconciliation or  resentful and full of anger?

Are they awful and hateful, or pure and lovely?

Why are our thoughts so important to God?  I believe that where we let our thoughts wonder, we will wonder, into darkness or into light.  Our thoughts are responsible for controlling our attitude, emotions, our decisions, and actions.

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The truth is there is no fooling God’s Spirit, that is at works in us.  Scripture tells us that He searches our hearts.

And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.  Romans 8:27

according to the power that works within us

That power that works within us is the indwelling Holy Spirit, and that is not something we should take lightly.  The Holy Spirit power that works in us is dynamite, life giving power, so powerful that it can change our thoughts, attitudes and actions.  Holy Spirit knows what we are thinking, what we are dreaming, and the secret hopes of our hearts. He keeps us check, in accord, and in unity, with God.

When we place our inabilities in God’s hands, that is where we will see how able our God is.

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Guest Post

Yes and Amen

It is my joy to welcome my heart sister and friend, Ginny Massaro to the blog today.  I have never met one more passionate, or one more intentional in pursuing the Lord.

Her heartbeat has always been to lead children into a deeply rooted relationship with Jesus.  To know Him, really know Him.   Over the years the Lord has expanded her heartbeat to women as well.

When I think of her, I think of a spark, a spark that bursts forth and lights flames for Jesus, until we are all burning bushes.

Enjoy today my friends!  Soon, Lord willing, we will be following her on her very own blog!

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Y—He is the YES AND AMEN

 I long for God.  I hunger to know Him more.  I thirst for Him. I desire His Presence and His Touch.   I think the Shulamite woman had it right…

“….when I found the one my heart loves.

 I held him and would not let him go…

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 There is a longing deep within my heart for children to understand the Word of God.  To fall in love with Jesus while their hearts are pure and their innocence is not lost.   I can still remember that knocking on my hearts door.  I did not understand what it was. I did not realize that Jesus was wooing me to him as a little tiny girl.  I could only cry.  (To this day—I can only cry 😊)  My spirit is so moved that I cannot speak of Him without tears burning my eyes.  BUT when I found the one my heart loves—-I held Him and I will NOT let Him go.

All of that said so you know that one of my quests in this life is to find tools for kids that are not Noah and the Ark with cartoon animals.  (—the story of Noah was far from a cute little theme for us to run with!)  I believe that we short change kids from growing into teens who become adults that have no roots deep in Him.  We think they will not understand the Word of God. So we tell the same stories over and over in a babyfied fashion!  ☹

“Feed them” that is what I know the Lord has always whispered to my heart when I was/am preparing to teach the kids.  Which leads me to this past summer…….

 I came across a children’s book that I fell in love with.

I call it church camp for babies and toddlers.  It is called THE BIGGEST STORY, ABC   It takes the alphabet and spells out the Gospel from Genesis to Revelation.  I cannot stop reading it.  As a matter of fact, I am so in love with it—I keep a copy on my nightstand just so I can look at it.

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There is not one letter that I do not love!

A—in the beginning, God created Adam and Eve

M-They needed a Messiah to make things right

Q-Until finally, God seemed to be Quiet for hundreds of years

Z-one day we will live forever in Zion, the new world God is preparing for those who love Him.

I won’t ruin the entire book for you.  (My kids say I looove to do that!)

But I have settled in on Y.

YBut more importantly He Is the YES and Amen to all of God’s Promises!

YES and AMEN. 

The YES. 

The Amen!

I find myself saying it over and over…

You are the YES and the AMEN!

All of Your Promises are True and I say YES!

To You.

To Your Will.

To Your Way!

Not just you are ….but MORE IMPORTANTLY….HE IS the YES AND THE AMEN TO ALL OF GOD’S PROMISES!

“For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, by me, Silvanus, and Timothy, was not “Yes” and “No,” but has proved to be “Yes” in Him [true and faithful, the divine “Yes” affirming God’s promises]. For as many as are the promises of God, in Christ they are [all answered] “Yes.”  2 Corinthians 1:20

So, through Him we say our “Amen” to the glory of God.”  Amplified

 “These are the words of the Amen, the trusted and faithful and true Witness, the Beginning and Origin of God’s creation”  Revelation 3:14

You are not a wishy-washy Lord!
But you are the FULFILLMENT of all God’s promises!
YOU ARE THE PROMISE!

More IMPORTANTLY You are proof of the Living God! And to all of what you say and do it is AMEN

You are the
verily,
truly,
 amen,
so, let it be

 For me (for you) I do not have to be afraid or worry or concern myself with those thoughts that torment my mind.  It is so difficult to let go of disappointment-sadness-regret-worry-pain-insecurity-loneliness-desire—self-pity—-FEAR

BUT—-THE YES AND AMEN tells me –

“Do NOT fear, for I AM with you; I WILL strengthen you, surely I WILL help you, surely I WILL help you, surely I WILL uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41_10

Not only is HE the YES AND AMEN!
But I say YES and AMEN to Him!

 How could I not for the following reasons:

All of God’s promises in Christ Jesus are YES and AMEN! 

I am covered in the blood of Jesus.  (Romans 4:7)

My sins are forgiven and cast as far as the east is from the west. (Psalm 103:12)

I am salt and light to the earth. (Matthew 5:14)

He is the Hope and Anchor for my soul.  (Hebrews 6:18)

He bought me with a price.  (1 Cor. 6:20)

My God is the Beginning and the End.  (Rev. 22:13)

He Is coming back one day to take me to Him.  (1 Thes. 4:16)

His left arm is under my head.  (Song of Songs 3:6)

Shall I go on and on and on…

HE IS THE YES AND AMEN!

The fulfillment and the let it be!
 AND I SAY AMEN TO HIM!
 Y—He is the YES AND AMEN
And for that I am grounded.
I am secure
I am satisfied

I am waiting—for the return of the YES and the AMEN 

 

Ginny   Ginny