There’s a quote about remembering God that I absolutely love. Ibn Ata Allah said: “He whose wealth or children distract him from remembering God is lost; but the one who remembers God experiences delights sweeter than the pleasure of food and drink.” Remembering God is so important but remembering all God’s done can be tough. God told Israel to use stones as a means of remembering all He did for them. While I don’t expect you to go stack rocks in your backyard each time God does something, we do need to remember God’s faithfulness, provision, and instructions.
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Have you ever walked away from a conversation knowing you asked all the wrong questions? Wondering what in the world you should have said to help the other person? Asking good questions is tough. Some people are good at it but for most of us…we have to learn. Asking good questions shows we truly care and can help others grow spiritually. We’re going to use questions God asked Adam and Eve to learn how we can love others by asking good questions.
A German saying states “the devil catches most souls in a golden net” and when it comes to temptation, this is so true. Overcoming and staying away from temptation is tough. It’s golden net takes on many forms and waits to nab us with every step. How Christians stay away from, and overcome, the “golden net” of temptation is what we’re going to explore today.
Stress in America is almost as prevalent as coffee shops in the Pacific Northwest. 77% of Americans indicate suffering from regular stress and 1 in 3 live with extreme stress. This shouldn’t be. But…how should we deal with stress and what does the Bible say we should do about stress? Using the Bible and King David’s life, we’re going to answer those questions and determine “what we can do about stress”.
Accepting help from others is one of the hardest things to do. It flies in the face of our “self-sufficient”, “better than you”, “I’ve got it all together”, “perfect instagram image” lives. Have you ever stopped to consider we may have it all wrong? We’re going to open God’s Word and see what we can learn about accepting help from others. We’ll look at a couple of Old and New Testament stories where people asked for or received help and, as usual, I’ll pepper devotion questions in for you.
An unknown author said, “If you put a small value on yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.”
This quote caused me to pause. If you’re like most women, you’ve likely struggled with, or are struggling with, your value and worth. Lets go to God’s Word and determine your value and worth.
When’s the last time you asked yourself “Why can’t I lose weight”? The struggle with body weight and image leaves many women frustrated and bitter. After multiple weight-loss products and diets fail, it’s hard to have hope. Today we’re finishing Naomi’s Bitter Journey and our look into body weight. We’re going deep with today’s questions believing God will reveal His heart to you and you’ll find the joy in your weight journey. Spend this time with God and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal His truth.
Do you find yourself asking “why is it so hard for me to lose weight”? You aren’t alone. There are more than 18 reasons women struggle to lose weight. If you’re reading this you’re likely hoping I’ll give some kind of weight loss secret or tip. I’ll put this right up front – I won’t, exactly. Instead we’ll journey into God’s Word and weave our weighty story into Naomi’s. For the next two weeks, Wednesday will be spent reflecting on God’s Word and our life and Friday we’ll explore weight loss options based on the science behind the struggle. The fact that Americans struggle with body weight is no secret. 40% of American women are obese and 67% are either overweight or obese. Despite diets, exercise, weight loss surgeries, and countless “weight loss” products and protocols, America continues to gain weight. But life is about so much more than size. Remember that ladies.