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At times when God speaks, it’s a still small voice…sometimes even a whisper. And it’s at times like these that He invites us to be still and know that He is God (Psalms 46:10).
Join me as I share with you 31 God Whispers…i.e. 31 Promises from the Word of God that sustain, strengthen and encourage me on my journey to be the Mommy and Wife God wants me to be.
Living a God driven purpose filled life ( Day 18)
But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the chief of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself
It’s easy to get surrounded by things that may not necessarily harm you but but over time could progressively hinder you from walking a Christ centered life.
God is not pushy nor is He a dictator. He has given us a book of instructions, the Bible, on how to live right. It ultimately lies in our hands to pick up that book and read the instructions!
This verse from the book of Daniel always reminds that God wants me to “purpose” in my heart to do the things I may not always feel like doing but to do it because it’s in line with His Word.
For instance, when you’re with a group of Mommies and someone starts to
“talk about” gossip about somebody and then turns to ask you what you think, purpose in your heart to keep your lips pursed because God asks in His Word how you can praise Him with your mouth and then pull down someone a while later with that same mouth. (James 3: 9, 10)
Or if your child kicks up a tantrum to buy the latest “oh so cool” movie that you know is only filled with violence, cuss words and gory action, purpose in your heart to say no. God has blessed you with your child and has given you the responsibility to bring him up in His Ways. Making the right choice when it comes to the books your child reads, the movies he/she watches or the video games he/she plays is important. (Luke 11:33-35)
It’s not always easy being the one taking “the stand” but when you remind yourself that Jesus purposed in His Heart to die on the Cross for you, you will see that the things that look hard to give up right now are in actuality nothing compared to the wonderful gift of salvation He has for you and your family…
And NOTHING in the world can ever beat that!
I pray that you will find comfort, encouragement and hope as you lean close to listen to God’s Whisper for your situation today.
A big thank you to The Nester for triggering off a desire within me to do this…
I’m excited to see what God will do through this!
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