Inspiration

Light the Way

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One of my favorite verses is found in Psalms 119:105.  It’s a verse that even young children are taught in a hymn titled, “Thy Word.”  Singing verses helps me memorize scripture a lot faster.  While I love worship songs and songs that talk about everyday life with scriptures to comfort, lift, and empower my faith, hymns can also help with learning scriptures. 

Psalms 119:105 says, “Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.”  A lamp, in ancient Bible times, was a small handmade ceramic bowl filled with olive oil and a flax wick used to provide light.  At night, this lamp provided just enough light for the person to see where their feet were walking along the path in which they were headed. 

God’s Word, the Bible, is the lamp and the light that helps you in the direction you’re headed.  When things look dim, when trials come your way, when your faith is being tested, remember God’s Words in the Bible as you read and meditate on them.  It is His very words that provide you with the strength, the hope, and the faith to move forward.

Place yourself in God’s path daily.  It’s not a race.  It’s not a marathon.  You don’t even have to sprint.  Just place one foot in front of the other.   Just take one step at a time, and watch how God’s Word will light the way. 

Tiny Tip: 

If you’re just starting out your journey in memorizing scripture, write them down on 3×5 index cards, a 3×5 journal that you can easily take with you wherever you go, or buy a journal specifically for writing scriptures to meditate on daily. 

Always remember, You are Magnificent, a Marvelous Work, and His Masterpiece. 

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Many blessings reader!

 

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Inspiration

Noise.

Noise.  It’s all around us.  Our kids need our attention, bathrooms need cleaning, meals need to be cooked, homework help is needed, baseball practices and games, read with your little ones before bedtime, etc.  I mean, does the list seem never ending at times? 

On top of that, you’re a mom who needs a little bit of “quiet time” to herself.  A time to paint her toenails, a time to tweeze her eyebrows, a time to read a good book, a time to watch her favorite TV show or TeleNovela, a time to read some scripture and recharge her soul.  For some reason, it’s hard to find that “quiet time” when so much needs tending to. mom-on-phone-clipart-1637512

Here’s the thing.  I’m that mom.  I’m the mom who seems to have a never ending list.  The list is made and it looks like more and more is added on.  The list has a few things marked off and bigger things that haven’t been accomplished yet.  But then, I have to stop and think.  Is busyness what God wants for me?  It’s a good thing to be productive, but you also need to recharge in Him daily.  I bought a few journals in different sizes. 

Then, at the beginning of this year, I started Facebook Live videos (or vlogs) called, “Small Steps for the Soul.”  I know a few moms who seem so busy (like me) on a daily basis and my heart went out to each of them.  I decided to start these vlogs with a short introduction and end each one with a Bible verse.  The challenge?  Memorize 52 scriptures before the end of the year.  52 weeks=52 Bible verses every Wednesday on Facebook Live. 

Through your busy moments, mommy duties, trying times, even tiring times, remember Jesus’ word peace.  In Greek, peace is “eirene”and it means to give rise to the blessing of prosperity.  In Hebrew, peace is “shalom.”  The word peace” is found in the New Testament 91 times, 24 of which are in the Gospels–Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

To end this piece with peace for you mom, here is a scripture for you to keep close, Jesus said,

“I am leaving you with a gift-peace of mind and heart.  And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give.  So don’t be troubled or afraid.”  John 14:27, NLT

Many blessings!