Pray About Everything and Fear Nothing

My Daily Motto

Pray aboutWe need to develop our inner dialog to line up with the Word of God.

I remember hearing in a sermon once that you did not have to pray about everything, and those who did were immature. Walking through this life I have found that is not the truth.  I try and pray about the littlest things because God loves it when I depend on Him.  He has all wisdom for my life even in the minute and common things.  He has no condemnation for those who ask anything of Him and delights that you want His input.

For example, when I am undecided about a purchase I am about to make I will ask, “Which one (of these choices) is the best?”,  “Do I really need this?”, “I love this thing but does it fit with my style (decor, body type, or presentation)?”, or “Will I regret not buying this?”  I will always get an answer; yes, no, or not yet.  The Holy Spirit is my teacher and my guide, and when I follow His recommendations lead I am never disappointed.  (The worst though is when I want something I fall in love with and He says “No!”, but that is where trust comes in.)  Always pray!

“…do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him,” Col. 1:9

“Pray without ceasing.” 1 Thess. 5:17

Then there is fear, something most people agonize over, especially the fear of the unknown.  I am sure I’d be full of much more fear if I had not come to terms with it in my own life.  I discovered that the more you depend on God and His ability to never leave you or forsake you, and confidence you gain in His love for you, the more fear’s hold loses it’s grip. Because:

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.” 1 John 4:18

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7

Be bold and pray about everything!

Easter Revisited

The Day After Easter Post

Easter tablescape

We have not hosted a family Easter Day in at least a decade, we’ve always celebrated out of town at grandmas’.  It was so delightful to be able to cook and share our feast with three of our children and friends. Here was our menu:

Easter Menu

2014-04-21More pics from Easter…lemon cake, Easter Tree, Peeps on the rum soaked carrot cupcakes, Easter banner…*We had fun blowing up Peeps in the microwave, who knew they grow 5X their size and turn into one big enormous blob!

“the Spirit of Him Who raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, …so then He will also restore life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit Who dwells in you.” Romans 8:11

Projects to Come:

Here are two projects that I am currently working – the “before”! Keep watching for their total makeovers!

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