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He works ALL things! Our prayer over you this week.. Lord transform each sister into the butterfly you long for her to be. Bring her out of the darkness and into the light. Help her to dream new dreams, and live life fully as You move and lead.
S H E E R P A N I C !
I have absolutely nothing left to give. Why am I doing this?
These words can grip my soul as tenaciously as the many fears that gripped my heart in those first few months of widowhood.
These words, I have battled with often. They creep in unexpectedly and can overwhelm me for days. Sometimes they even immobilize me – especially when it is time to write to you. And as the battle rages on, once again, I ask, “why am I doing this?”
Because I was created to glorify Him!
Join me today as we meditate on our true purpose. https://anewseason.net/widows-might/created-for-his-glory/
Laughter is good medicine.
God is the great I AM. Rest tonight in these reassurances, and remember we are so blessed to be called HIS.
We are created for His glory!
The task before me today is not by chance. God knows what I am struggling with, He knows what I am thinking. He knows my shortcomings. And long ago He wrote me a love letter to encourage my heart. In His letter, He reminded me I was created for His glory. He also wrote a story about another widow, who out of her poverty, gave all that she had to live on. She thought she had nothing left to give…He saw so much more. He saw her sacrifice and her heart. In that one small act, she glorified Him.https://anewseason.net/widows-might/created-for-his-glory/
What is your heart’s greatest desire?
Sisters, my prayer for you today is that you will live today to its fullest. You will not let fear or grief or insecurities or just everyday distractions stop you from giving all that you have.
It may be …
•a simple smile or a thank you when you are at your lowest.
•a prayer of praise acknowledging He is your Lord and Savior.
•trusting Him to get you through one more day.
•taking on a new challenge or forgiving someone that really doesn’t deserve forgiveness.
•sharing your story and testifying about the magnificence of His grace.
Whatever He puts before you, may your sacrifice and your heart glorify Him!
Do you believe this? Do you trust God knows where you are and how long you’ve been there? Or are you pressing God and becoming impatient and frustrated?
Yesterday would’ve been my 20th wedding anniversary. Instead it was just what a typical summer day is now for me and my kids. And that was good, because God is good. The day may not be what I had envisioned twenty years ago when we stood before the Lord saying “I do”, but it was still a good day.
We are moving forward and God continues to heal and restore us. Grief and loss still exist and yesterday they were lurking a bit more than usual because the truth is, grief and loss go with us as we continue on. They’ve become a part of who we are until we move on to heaven.
My marriage and my loss have certainly molded who I am now. My kids are his legacy. And they want to know him, remember him, and take him with them as they grow up. So, yesterday we talked about him a bit more than usual, we laughed, we rejoiced in what was what is and what will come, we cried, and I shared the tales from our wedding day they’ve heard time and again.
Moving forward while remembering is good. It shows how mighty and perfect our God is and how much more He loves and cares for us. It honors both our heavenly Father and my kids earthly father.
Please join me today as I share more about this journey I am on: http://anewseason.net/widows-might/get-over-it/
Our memories are a wonderful blessing. It’s a privilege to be able to honor and remember our beloved husbands.
Yes! We can choose to honor God even on the special anniversaries. He is worthy of our praise that will never be determined by our circumstances. ~Erika
It really all boils down to this simple truth. Living this life with a perspective of gratitude alters everything. Will you choose to be grateful?
God is in the restoration business. As you walk forward trust in Him. I stand ahead on this journey sharing with you, even the special anniversaries that are no longer, are no match for our great and matchless Lord. ~Erika
He is both with us now in the grieving and has gone before us to prepare our place in heaven. He is all knowing and all present. Our Lord, the great I Am.