Happy New Week and Welcome again to June! I know i did not finish up The 5 Series in the month of May – We’ve recently moved into our space and work has been work. To make up for this, I’ll be sharing a 6 things post today. If you’ve missed any of The 5 Series posts, just click the big, bold purple text HERE.
I am at a place in my life where there are a lot of decisions to be made. As you know, I recently got married to Husband Guy and we have been having a lot of conversations about life together. No, we did not just start having these conversations – this is like a checkup to know if we are still on the same page about things. Things like our faith, career paths, financials, education, and most importantly, children.
People change. Their goals change. Their vision(s) become clearer. This does not mean that they have no respect for their words – sometimes, it signals growth. The one thing that remains constant is God Almighty. Knowing that the Lord is the same yesterday, today and forever, I can confidently rest on The Word at all times. In this vein, here are 5 scriptures to help light your path today:
- On Purpose – Matthew 5:14-16 (KJV)
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
- On Others – 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NIV)
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
- On Love and Giving – 2 Corinthians 8: 14 (MSG)
Once the commitment is clear, you do what you can, not what you can’t. The heart regulates the hands. This isn’t so others can take it easy while you sweat it out. No, you’re shoulder to shoulder with them all the way, your surplus matching their deficit, their surplus matching your deficit. In the end you come out even. As it is written,Nothing left over to the one with the most,Nothing lacking to the one with the least.
- On Being a Wife – 1 Peter 3:1-4 MSG
The same goes for you wives: Be good wives to your husbands, responsive to their needs. There are husbands who, indifferent as they are to any words about God, will be captivated by your life of holy beauty. What matters is not your outer appearance—the styling of your hair, the jewelry you wear, the cut of your clothes—but your inner disposition. Cultivate inner beauty, the gentle, gracious kind that God delights in. The holy women of old were beautiful before God that way, and were good, loyal wives to their husbands. Sarah, for instance, taking care of Abraham, would address him as “my dear husband.” You’ll be true daughters of Sarah if you do the same, unanxious and unintimidated.
- On Living – 1 Peter 3:15 (MSG)
Through thick and thin, keep your hearts at attention, in adoration before Christ, your Master. Be ready to speak up and tell anyone who asks why you’re living the way you are, and always with the utmost courtesy.
- On Being an Alaroro – Proverbs 11:24 (NET Bible)
One person is generous and yet grows more wealthy, but another withholds more than he should and comes to poverty.
So, which of these scriptures has inspired you? Take a pen, open up your journal and write it out. Do not just gloss over it – read and read again for more understanding.
I wish you a beautiful and fruitful week.
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As always, Love and Light,