Hello ladies. I wanted to share a few neat things with you today.
I have just heard a new song on Christian radio that has touched
my heart so much. The song is Blessings by Laura Story. If you would
like to hear it you can click here:
Even more important learn about the artist’s story at:
Just to give you a teaser on the song. The last verse of the song
is so convicting and touching: “What if trials in this life
are mercies in disguise.” The song is so true and healing.
This month I’m using a devotion that my sister forwarded
to me for our article. This devotion spoke to me and I think it
will speak to you as well.
Next month I plan to share with you some awesome things that happened
to my family this month. Enjoy the article.
Article – Put God “First in All Things”
“I require your first fruits.” Ezekiel 20:40 AMP
Put God “First” in All Things
God wants to be number one in your life! When He’s not, things
won’t work out right for you. Instead of asking God to bless
your agenda, ask Him to give you an agenda He can bless. Jesus was
able to say yes to one thing and no to another because He understood
God’s agenda for the day. Can you point to a single stressed-out
or confused moment in Christ’s life? No, when conflict arose
He said: “I do only those things which please the Father”
(See John 8:29). That’s because He took time to consult His
Father. How long are you going to allow yourself to be pulled in
101 different directions? Nothing will change until you decide to
give God what He requires - your “first fruits.” Don’t
give Him the part of your day when you’re worn out, can’t
think straight and can hardly keep your eyes open; give Him the
best part of your day. That’s where your true priorities will
be discovered. From getting dressed to setting your schedule, ask
Him to help you make choices that glorify Him. As you become more
and more aware of His presence, it’ll be impossible to “compartmentalize”
Him. Ordinary events will become sacred events because He’s
involved in them. Ask Him to direct you in the choices you make
and to empower you for the jobs you need to get done. Keep Him first
in everything you set out to do, and He will show you the path that
leads to peace. Following the moment-by-moment leadership of the
Holy Spirit will cause you to enjoy every day of your life.
Devotion by Bob Gass from the Word for You Today at www.bobgass.com.
This devotion from Bob Gass spoke volumes to me. I often do not
make my quiet time with God my first priority and that is wrong.
Often God does get my leftovers. I pray for myself and for my CWM
sisters in Christ that we begin, in the power of the Holy Spirit,
to give God our first fruits.
Till next time,
Kimberly M. Chastain
Kimberly M. Chastain, MS, LMFT is the Christian Working
Mom Coach and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is the
author of The Voices of Christian Working Moms, 2 ebooks and an
online Bible study. To find out how to receive coaching tips by
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