Hello once again from sunny Alabama.
It is October but our temperatures are still in the eighties and above! It should start cooling off soon though and then winter. Time is fleeting by us, ladies and if we are going to be our best for the Lord, we need to commit to get back into the Word of God every day.
The best time is first thing in the morning because once the day starts and plays out, it often gets overcome by circumstances (OBC). That’s an old acronym that I still use that came from working for the Department of Defense. Things happen that are unexpected, and we find ourselves at the end of the day, drained and exhausted without having spent time with God.
There are numerous Bible studies online, plus so many other resources right at your fingertips. One of my favorite things to do is take a book of the Bible and go through it chapter by chapter, verse by verse and make notes. That has been one of the best tools for me to use in my personal Bible study.
The movie that just premiered, Overcomer, uses that method to teach a new believer how many good things happened to her from the book of Ephesians. She was instructed to read that book and write down everything that she had been given along with her salvation. It was so powerful, and it still is the same book with the same power for each of us, young or old, new Christian or seasoned.
It takes a commitment from us to purposefully spend time in the Word of God. It takes discipline and a lot of self-control (pretty much the same thing) that I struggle with myself. I want to, mean to, plan to, and need to and before I know it, my day has slipped away without me making time for Him
That’s one of the reasons that I am writing about this, because I know beyond a doubt that the Wicked One wants me to stay out of God’s Word and when I miss a day, He gets a victory and I disappoint my Heavenly Father. I don’t want to do that ladies and I’m sure you don’t either.
Will you make a commitment with me to do whatever it takes, move our schedules around, unplug from electronics, television, activities and events in order to make our time with Him a priority and not an option.
Our families watch us to see what our priorities are and often mirror them in their own lives. That’s why its so important to make the things of God a high priority in our lives and before our families. If church attendance is optional to us, then it probably won’t be a priority to them. The same goes for our prayer life and our Bible study. We are being watched and what we do ultimately affects those around us in ways that we don’t even see.
Jesus Christ made us a priority, a high priority) when He went to the cross of Calvary for our sins (yours and mine). Can we do anything less than that for Him?
We are praying each day for all of you that share this ministry with us. We would love to hear from you with your prayer needs, ministry needs or any other reason. We are here to help each of you be your very best for the Master. We will talk again soon. Until then, please know that you are loved of God and this ministry called WIGS. Margie
Greetings from Alabama once again. I’m not sure where you are, but Alabama is hot and another hurricane always seems to be coming to visit us.
We are so happy that you have joined us and are reading ideas that may help all of us to grow spiritually.
God doesn’t take vacations and although He wants us to enjoy our time here on earth, He wants us to stay close to him while we do it. I know that I have been guilty of slacking with my prayer time and Bible study when I’m traveling on vacation and I guess it probable happens to all of us some. So, how do we maintain that enthusiasm, that desire to spend so much time with our heavenly Father as we can ALL the time?
Even the Apostle Paul talked about it in II Thessalonians 3:13
All of us can become weary in our Spiritual life from time to time. If it can happen to Paul, then I don’t feel so badly when it happens to me. The solution is not to stay there when it does happen. First, we need to :
Acknowledge it. It’s like any bad habit that we get in to. It begins a little at a time and gradually slips until we find ourselves there. I don’t gain ten pounds overnight but all of a sudden, I am ten pounds overweight! Same thing.
Repent from it. Confess it. I am so sorry that I have drifted away from you Lod Jesus. I have let other things and people get in the way of my relationship with you and I am so sorry.
Fix it. Now that’s the hard part. It is never easy to change our habits. …any of our habits, but God in His grace will help us get back into a right relationship with Him if we are sincere.
Once again, King David cried out to the Lord in Psalm 51:12
God will restore unto each of us the joy of HIS salvation. Notice that it is His salvation that our joy comes from. Nothing on our part but to accept it from Him. His joy, His love, His Salvation. When we begin to think about how much He loves and cares for His own, then we are on the road to recovery.
We are praying for each of you daily. Please be in touch with prayer requests and thoughts that you want to share.
Until next month, In His Love, Margie
Hi once again. I hope that you are ready for summer because it is already here! We have had temperatures up in the ninety’s here in Alabama already and it isn’t our “hot” season yet!!
We have been talking about Faith. Family and Friends for the past three months. Those are the first three “F” words in my Legacy. My book, Mama’s Legacy, has finally been published and is available on Amazon.Com.
Greetings from Alabama! May is here and school will soon be out for the summer. Hard to believe that 2019 is almost halfway over. Time is marching on quickly and I pray that you are keeping up with your commitment for personal Spiritual Growth this year. Reading the Word of God, praying, meditating, listening and actively seeking Him and ways that we can all use in our walk with Him, but this month, I would like to use another “F” word and that’s Friends
Happy Spring to you! We're well into April here and with it comes blooms, life, flowers, leaves and pollen! Praying that you have been growing in your faith since last month. It was the first of the seven “F’s that I shared with you from my Legacy. Take my hand is the theme for 2019 and I am offering you my hand of fellowship toward helping you grow spiritually. The “F” topic for April is Family. How can we connect spiritual growth within a family unit? Use your own imagination. You can:
Happy Easter to each of you. He is Risen Indeed, and I am so grateful for the hope that His resurrection gives to us! I am praying that your walk of faith has increased during the month of March and that your services have increased in size or substance.
Hi everyone. Spring has finally come to the south. At least this week it has…the dogwoods and azaleas are out in bloom and pollen is everywhere! Alabama gold dust!
It is my prayer that you have been following us in our monthly blogs about the 7 “F”s in my Legacy and have examined your faith last month. During the month of April, we are reaching our hand out to you to help with leadership within your Family. That’s right, Family is our Legacy topic for this month
Here it is March already and spring is around the corner. We had a mild winter here in Alabama, but those of you who live in the Northern part of our country had quite a winter! I pray that you took time in February (the month of love) to fall back in love the Savior. I have been writing a book for my family for the past three years. It is my Legacy to them. I am working on the final chapter and have been praying about what I want them to know to be successful in their lives. I have come up with seven components that I pray they will find as important as I have. We are going to be talking a lot about them in the coming months. They are listed in order of importance to me and are:
Greetings to you once again. I trust that you are busy in your service to others, but I would like to take a few minutes of your time to ponder WIGS overarching theme for 2019. It is “Take my hand”. Take my hand is Service, in Spiritual growth and in Leadership. If I said to you” Take my hand”, would you reach out to me?
February is the month of love. Valentine’s Day is always a rush of flowers, candy and roses. Then there are Valentine’s cards and teddy bears to exchange with those we love. Our overarching theme of WIGS for 2019 is “Take my hand”. WIGS is offering to “take you hand” in any way that you need or want us to do. I propose that we join hands together fall in love with the Savior all over again.