Brownie or Not, God’s Got the Plate

 

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 My how quickly can our good intentions and goals get overshadowed by the reality of old ways.   Where we have vowed to give up sugar, we  have nibbled with delight on something brown. With fierce determination where we have committed to have more self control, that impatient tone of voice returns.

Don’t despair, Mom. God is in control even 48 hours into the New Year.

Keep praying. Keep your goals ahead of you. Keep God in front and He will lead you to the places He wants you to be. To the habits He wants you to have. To the tasks He wants you to take on.

He can give you discipline.

He can give you self control.

He can give you patience.

All your wants and good intentions are still real and He will equip you to accomplish them. Or, He’ll turn you around and show you what He wants to accomplish through you.

He will strengthen you.

And He will carry you when you fall.

There is still a next time. New Year or Not.

His grace is sufficient in your failings and mistakes because of His love for you.

So if you eat the brownie or lose patience with your children, stop and pray for what you need in that moment and in the ones to come. By turning to Him, you can approach your goals, intentions and future opportunities with a fresh start and the right perspective.

His.

No matter how many hours into 2014 you are, turning to Him for strength and for your plans is the right direction to move. He’s got the plate–crumbs and all, and He’s got you.

 

Scripture References

“Be still and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10)

“Commit your work to the Lord and your plans will be established.” (Proverbs 16:13)

“I will strengthen you and help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”  Isaiah 41:10

 

 

 

 

 

 

Need New?

Do you ever wish you could be different? Maybe you long for a part of yourself to be different or changed…especially as moms, where we often find ourselves repeating patterns, behaviors or approaches that we may not like so much.

This season can perhaps consider hunkering down into the truth that God is a creator of new things….lots of things. He is super creative and always on the go doing new things with us and in us.

New perspectives

New attitudes

New Ideas

New habits

New realizations

New growth

New approaches

New healing

New ways

What can you go to God with today and ask Him to renew? Is there just one thing?

Perhaps He will renew a life that becomes new, rooted in the act of taking our mistakes and mishaps and dying for them so you don’t have to live with their painful consequences.  A life that will be rooted in eternity, peace, comfort, hope, joy…a life with our Maker who walks with us now and forever.

“See the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you.” Is 42:8

Try something new today,  Mom. And if you already have, continue to have the hope that God is always creating something new in you.

Now and forever.