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Our Hearts are Sick when they are burdened with Stress

Nothing rings truer to me right now than this quote.

In the last 14 days I have traveled from Austin to DFW.  I have spent more than 8 nights away from home.  What did I do in that?  I trained over 120 agents on Medicare 101, our call center opportunity, and our clinic initiative. I have attended 2016 Product Rollout Meetings for the multiple carriers we represent.  I have held the hands of about 50 new and existing agents to help them grow their insurance portfolio and their business.  I have done over 20 personal business and strategy meetings with agents one-on-one.  I also have to deal with the political warfare that happens in any corporation.  When you start rising to the top, people try to keep you down.  So I’m constantly trying to overcome the things that are being said and I work three times as hard.

I have also broken bread multiple times with the Executives from these carriers and our offices as well as entertained agent managers for each of these carriers.  When did I sleep?  How many nights was I home?  I counted.  In 14 days, I was home 6 days.  However, even when I was home, I was still plugged in.  I was answering phone calls, text messages and emails.  So in reality I have been gone from my family for 14 days.

Has it caused strained on a new marriage?  HECK YES!

Are my children feeling abandoned?  HECK YES!

I have reached a point in my career that most can only dream of.  I have everything I want professionally.  But personally, I haven’t been able to attend church or our COM group in 14 days.  I am exhausted.  I am tired.  I am weak.  I can hear my body screaming “STOP” My skin is dry, my hair is falling out and my husband and children are miserable!  When I am home and finally have a moment to myself, I want it ALL to myself.

I have become everything I want to be professionally but not who I am personally.  Maintaining the professional life has caused so much stress with travel, a constantly ringing phone and last minute office trips that my heart is sick.  I am sick with stress.  It has taken over my life and it is spilling over into my personal life affecting those I love. I sleep on the couch away from my husband, my son can’t talk to me because I just want to be left alone and my daughter just stays away from me because well in her words “you’re grouchy” And everything they do, annoys me (some of it warranted but most not).

Then one day, I “let it go and let God”.

And Jesus is the eternal healer of hearts

As hard as I work, I do enjoy my job.  I am blessed to lead a small group of women in our Women’s Leadership program.  All 4 women are strong Christian Women of God.  I could not get through my week without these 4 fabulous ladies.  They keep me grounded-in faith, in my work life balance, and in everything I do.  Last week we had a very brief meeting after one of our trainings.  We were chit chatting when one of my agents blew me away.

She said, “Can I pray for you?”

I’m sure I had a shocked look on my face.  And she said again “Myra, honey, you are a newlywed and you look like death warmed over.  You should be on top of the world right now, but you look like the Walking Dead”.

I chuckled.  Then she asked the tough questions “How’s your marriage? How are the kids? When was the last time you ate at home?” Because of the close relationship I have with these women I began tearing up.  Then she started quoting me on some things I have preached to them.  “You must take care of you or you are no good to anyone else-your spouse, your children, or anyone.  You aren’t doing that are you?”

I tried to be strong but I could feel God with his hand on me telling me to let it go.  As much as I wanted to be their leader, I felt God’s hand guiding and I heard this voice saying “open up”.  I broke down for the first time in 14 days.  I let all my worries, all my stress out and laid it all out to this small group of women I lead; this group I trust.  This group of women I’m suppose to be strong for.  These women I am suppose to lead saw me vulnerable for the first time ever.  But then something amazing happened.  As I began talking about my worries, my life stressors something came over everyone and each one of these fabulous women opened up.  None of us had any idea we were each dealing with “things”; with stressors in our lives.  I think we get so stuck in our own world we forget that others deal with stress too.  In this small conference room, 5 women laughed, cried, “let it go” and then closed in prayer.  The stress immediately lifted.

JESUS IS MY HEALER!

I am blessed that God has placed some fabulous Christian brothers and sisters in my work environment.  I am blessed to have children and a husband who love me unconditionally.  But most of all, I am blessed that Jesus is my healer!

God Bless,

Myra 🙂

A Blessed Woman in TX

 

Christian Living · Christian Wife · decorating · motherhood · Proverbs 31 · single moms

Special Girl, Special Graduation-One of God’s Biggest Blessings

On June 4, 2015 my middle child, Marissa, overcame so many challenges mentally and physically and graduated from High school with a basic High School diploma.  We originally thought she would have to go with the state mandated special needs I-know-the-plans-I-have-for-you-says-the-LORDoptions but Belton High School pushed her (and I said many a prayer) and Marissa went into regular ed classes.  I could not be more proud than I am of this child.  All my children give me a reason to be proud to be their mom but his one-well, she’s just a miracle!

The doctor’s told me when she was born not to expect much from her.  They said I needed to prepared for an early departure from her-maybe by age 2.  But Marissa (and God) had other plans.  Her first 5 years were pretty traumatic.  About 5-6 surgeries including 2 brain surgeries.  It is because of this child that I developed a relationship with the Lord.  When she was having her second brain surgery after having a shunt malfunction, we had a 2 week stay in the hospital.  However, one night I couldn’t sleep.  I was worried.  Marissa was always a lively little girl.  Never sad always happy.  But for the first time I saw my daughter’s struggle.  I saw her in pain and suffering.  Any mother out there can relate to me saying nothing will bring you to your knees faster than your child’s sufferings.

So I took a stroll down to the chapel where the woman in the room next to us had been staying.wpid-fb_img_1422970462430.jpg  After a long talk and a lot of crying, she saved me.  She showed me how to have an intimate relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  So, even though our first five years were rocky, if Marissa had not been in my life, I don’t know that I would know the Lord as I do now.  She is a blessing for a lot of reasons.

So this post is dedicated to one of my 3 most precious accomplishments in this life -Marissa Ashley Medina

Graduation week started with the Baccalaureate services on Sunday.

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And she did it!  So now we can go party for Project Celebration.  That was kind of when it all sank in for me that my baby girl, this little girl who took me to Holland instead of Italy (only special needs mom really know this reference) has grown into a beautiful young woman.  Even though I went to Holland instead of Italy, it has been the best ride of my life!  We have had ups and downs but it is these ups and down that have helped me grow as an individual, a woman and a mother.

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Her last bus ride

A week later we had her graduation dinner with the family and friends

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Look at that yummy goodness inside that cake!!!

 Awpid-fb_img_1434305667193.jpgnd then there’s the party itself.  My mom and aunt, Juana, on my mom’s side helped out tremendously;  Without them this event would not have happened since I have been wrapped up in my wedding as well as my career. I don’t know what I would do without my parents and all the support they give me and my children.

My aunt made these awesome centerpieces pictured just below my beautiful niece and brother.

Then Marissa visited with some very close friends and relatives.  We opted for a Mexican retaurant venue we use for work quite often.  Rio Bravo in Plano is the best!  The staff was cordial and they are always awesome to us.

There’s Rhea who was her shadow at Fellowship Church Grapevine since she was in 2nd grade.  However, the two quickly connected and Rhea became family very quickly giving me a break as a single mom she and Rick would pick up Megan, Marissa and MacKenzie to give me a break once a month.  Total Godsends those two are……..

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All in all it was a great two week span celebrating Marissa and her accomplishments. It use to terrify me to get her into adulthood.  But now, I know God has plans for her.  I don’t know what they are, but they are there.  Together, Marissa, Lee and I will figure them out for her. And I will continue to be blessed to be her mom!

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God bless and goodnight!

Myra

An extremely blessed mom in TX

Christian Living · Christian Wife · cooking · motherhood · single moms

Green Chef – A Blessing to My Family

I received this as a gift from my former boss and I have to say I’m very impressed.

The portions are very generous but not glutinous.  There was no food left over and a serving for 2 actually served me, my son and my daughter.  The recipes are so easy to follow even my 13 year old could cook dinner tonight.

I have 3 meals that feed 4 people.  This means I have 6 meals for the week!!!  I’m super excited.  Tonight we had Steak Pizzaiola with Roast Potatoes and Spinach.  It was super yummy, small portions, and very filling.  No one was left unsatisfied.

I looked into it and as a mom who travels frequently this is a great option.   Being away from home  for dinner makes this a good option for my children to ensure they have a nutritious dinner.  Green Chef eliminates the need for ordering costly take out dinners or running through fast food drive thru’s at a late hour.

This also eliminates the need to stock up on pantry items I’ll never ever use but once in a while.  It also alleviates the need for a long Saturday morning grocery run!  I just need to be sure I have olive oil, salt and pepper stocked in my pantry.  My son loved it!  As a kid with a passion for cooking, this is a great lesson in cooking for him.  Tomorrow he and my daughter will cook the Quesadillas we received together. Tonight he learned about a new love for all things mushrooms and how to create a new steak sauce.

Fresh, organic, yummy, nutritious meals delivered to my door every other Friday! I can skip or add deliveries as desired.  I just have to be sure I eat the meals I receive within the week they are received because they are fresh foods with no preservatives.

I have been down with walking pneumonia and a cough that will not clear.  This has been a lifesaver for us in my down time.

Green Chef is running a special right now for your first six meals free.  To find out more click here! 

This was a blessing for our family.  Hopefully it can be helpful for yours as well.

Goodnight and God Bless,

A Blessed Woman

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Christian Living · Christian Wife · motherhood · prayer · Proverbs 31

Lessons from an Overworked Mom of Teenagers

Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate. Psalm 127:3-5

Being a single mom for many years, I prayed for the day my children would grow up.  I thought it meant I wouldn’t be needed anymore.  However, as I threw myself into my career over the last year and a half I look back and realize how much I missed just in the last 3 years with my daughter and all my children.

The other day we filled my middle child’s application to Texas A&M PATHS program.  Now, I have known since this child was born that this day would come.  However, since I have slowed down I realize how out of touch with my children I have become.  I have missed so many important moments in their lives.  She brought home her cap and gown order form.  This next weekend we do Sr. Pictures and I ask myself one question “Where did all our time go?”.

I look back and realize somewhere I was misinformed.  I thought once my children were old enough to care for themselves I wasn’t needed anymore.  Also, as the mother to a special needs child in the back of my mind I knew that raising a special needs child never stops. However, there comes a time I had to stop.  I had to stop because I was tired.  I was weary.  I could not do it by myself anymore.

Although I had relationships in the 14 years Lee and I were separated from one another, they were not fruitful relationships.  I still took care of me and mine all on my own.  However, as I look back now I realize where I didn’t take care of me.  Because I was alone I did everything for all three of my children 24/7.  I did not set boundaries.  I turned my back on God because of a disagreement and I was not fulfilled.  I thought things would fulfill me.  I thought this man who came into my life 3 years ago was the answer.

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Romans 6:23

But honestly, if I had looked up to God instead of around me for things I would have found my solace.  As parents we struggle with balance.  As a special needs parent, that balance is even harder to maintain.  You run and run and run.  You worry and you run some more.  You go from Dr. appt to dr. appt to therapy appts.  You are up late at night cleaning up messes.  You are up early in the morning fixing special meals.  You are given this precious special gift that God created for you and as much as you love him or her you get tired.  However, I now know it is okay to be tired!    I now know God is my refuge.

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”  Psalms 46:1

“It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to stand on the heights. He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze. You give me your shield of victory, and your right hand sustains me; you stoop down to make me great. You broaden the path beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn.”  Psalm 18:32-36

For years, I felt guilty leaving my oldest and youngest however leaving my middle child was harder.  But because I did not take care of me I ran away.  I hid in my career for the last one and a half years.  It was my escape from dealing with life at home.  I ran away from the most important years in my daughter’s life and I am ashamed of what I did to her.  I abandoned all my children this last year. I am ashamed of what I had become running and hiding from my home and what I needed to deal with.

Two to three days a week I was in DFW.  Weekends I was in DFW.  Two to three days a week I was in Waco, Temple and/or Austin.  I left home at 5 or 6 am and got home anywhere from 2 -3 am or even 2-3 days.  I wore myself out to the point that over the last 3 weeks as I began to slow down I have been battling walking pneumonia.   All because I was too selfish to give it to God and let Him guide my ways.

And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. Deuteronomy 6:6-9

However, I have talked to many friends and we have all done this at some point.  We have to find the balance between being a parent, a child, a spouse, and being yourself.  It is not easy.  However, I am finding peace now as I transition to a more family friendly schedule.  I am finding this peace because of one simple fact–I give it all to God now.  He guides my ways not me or my children.

God has shown me that no matter how old my children are I am still mom.  I will never stop being mom no matter how old my children grow up to be in this life.  My 24 year old still needs me as much as my 13 year old needs me.  The needs are different, but I am still parenting.   I am sharing my faith more with them.  I am enjoying conversations with each child on their lives.  I actually talk to my middle daughter now about her day and it has made a significant much needed change in her life.

This weekend I did nothing.  I am tired.  I am weak. I am this way because I did it to myself.  I overbooked my schedule. I wore myself out!  I made my job my priority instead of God and family.  Learn from my mistakes.  God is first and your family is second and everything else follows.  This is why your quiet time is so important.  I know my best days start in the word with God.   If you are too busy for God and your family, you are too busy for anything else!

I am blessed with a family who forgives me for my mistakes.  I am blessed with a mom and dad who love me and help me and my children through anything we need.  I am blessed with three beautiful children and a very loving and supportive man.  And going forward, I will make sure they know how important they are to me.

“Lord, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance. I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.”  Psalm 16:5-8

Goodnight and God Bless,

A Blessed Woman

Christian Living · Christian Wife

The Characters in My Life Story

And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15

Before I continue writing and referring to people and continually reminding you of who they are, I decided to do a quick reference page of the most important people in my life-my family.  They provide so much entertainment on a daily basis.  I am in constant laughter with them around.  There are times I can use a break from them but I could never live without them.  The love I receive is too precious, priceless, and irreplaceable.  They all make my bad day’s better and bring so much joy and happiness to my life. Without their love I cannot imagine having a blessed life.

Goodnight and God Bless,

A Blessed Woman

Name:  Leewpid-20140924_162409.jpg

Nicknames:  Hutcheson, Lee Hutch, Hutch

Role in My life:  Fiance, future husband, my right hand, my everything

Career:  Christian Counseling, LCDC, Pastor

Name:  Meganwpid-img_10909925248910.jpeg

Nicknames:  Megs, MeganEggan,

Role in My Life:  My oldest child, the reason I started this journey call motherhood

Career:  Administrative Assistant

Name:  Marissa Ashleywpid-img_20141101_190512.jpg

Nicknames:  Riss, Rissa Roo

Role in my Life:  My middle child and the reason I know the struggles of the disabled.  She was born with Spina Bifida and she is my true inspiration to keep going.  If she can, I can!

Career:  Senior in High School

wpid-img_20141224_180412.jpgName:  MacKenzie

Nicknames:  Mac, Bubba, Baby Boy, Kenzie, The Kenzler

Role in my Life:  He is the baby of the family and my only son.  Just a totally different relationship from the girls.

Career:  8th grader, baseball and football player

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Nicknames:  Puppers, Puppy

Role in My Life:  My best friend and family dog

Career:  Protecting us from the mean streets of the suburbs

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Getting it Together in 2015

And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. Habakkuk 2:2 ESV

As a traveling business woman and mother to an active 13 year old and 17 year old, as well as being a mom to a newly career oriented 24 year old who has launched into adulthood, staying organized is essential.  I am often asked how I maintain my schedule, my bosses schedule, my kids’ activities and my home.  Now factor in a wedding to plan because in 2015 I’m adding a husband to the mix.  Not just any husband but one who will be serving the Lord through ministry.  So now we will be living under a microscope.  No pressure here!!!

I would love to sit here and paint you a fairy tale picture that every morning we get up and life runs perfectly-my devotional time, family prayer time, breakfast cooked, lunches packed, kids out the door, dog walked, eat as a family every night at the table, and we have this awesome system we follow and we are in bed by 9 pm with an immaculately cleaned home.  However, God tells me I cannot lie-it doesn’t.

I live in Central TX and Lee lives in DFW.  My job requires me to travel up and down I-35 from Dallas to Austin and sometimes I have to divert my path down I-20 to go out to Longivew/Tyler.  Lee is finishing up his schooling for his LCDC program and also working on his doctorate in Christian Counseling as well as his ministry work.  We are swamped!!!  Lee can start his day in prayer and scripture with no problem in his home but when he visits us every other weekend he feels my pain.  He has been known to get wrapped up in the chaos and our days bend in a different direction than we intended.

There are more mornings than I care to admit that life gets hectic from the time I get up.  We overslept.  Clothes are not dried from the previous evening.  Papers are not signed.  Cranky kids.  You name it, it can go wrong in our house.  There are also more evenings than I care to admit that we are sitting at BJ’s or Sol De Jalisco’s eating dinner.  We get home late from baseball or football (10:30 or 11 pm) or my daughter’s therapy hits right in the middle of dinner.  You name the interruption, we have seen it.

I could tell you  I’m at peace with this but again I cannot lie and I am not.

Honestly, life as a mother alone can be overwhelming.

  • Mom I need
  • Mom can you sign
  • Mom, don’t forget
  • Mom, come get me
  • Mom can you take me (and my friends)

Life as an assistant just makes it even more interesting.

  • Where is the producer report
  • When do I go to DFW
  • What meetings do I have today
  • Who do I meet with today
  • Are the focus groups organized
  • When will you have that done
  • I need that yesterday

And the list goes on…………

Sometimes, it can be very overwhelming when you are on the phone at home scheduling a meeting while cooking dinner, signing school papers, texting coaches and the fiance all at the same time.   It is in these moments  I remember through Him who gives me strength I can do anything! (Phillippians 4:13).  Once I remind myself of this, I am at peace.

In 2015 I have resolved to get and keep my family organized.  To do so, I have done some soul searching and this is how our family will manage in 2015.

  1. God
  2. Family
  3. Work
  4. Everything else follows

We will also follow four simple rules:

  1. If you take it out, put it back
  2. If you open it, close it
  3. If you throw it down, pick it up.
  4. If you take it off, hang it up

These 8 things will make a huge difference in our home.  But for me to truly stay organized and on top of what I need to get done I, myself, must do some things.

Study the Word, Live in the Word, and Live the Word

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Joshua 1:8

The foundation of any relationship begins with God.  In order for me to not be overwhelmed and living a hectic life I must stay focused on Him and thank Him for all he has given me.  God tells us in 2 Timothy chapter 3 that he gave us the scriptures to properly equip us to do our jobs-as children, as wives, as mothers, and as an everyday individual.  There is no circumstance in life where we cannot refer back to His word in the Bible.  We must also meditate on it day and night as directed from God.  So in 2015 I will do the following to maintain that relationship with Him.

  • Join a Bible Study
  • Read the Bible Cover to Cover (Reading through the Word with Wendy Pope is awesome)
  • Be an example to my children and others around me
  • Start and end my day in devotion and prayer
  • Learn to pray for my husband to be and my children
  • Learn to be a prayer warrior

Get Healthy and Fit

Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple. 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 

Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul. 3 John 1:2

I cannot be a good wife and mother if I am unfit and unhealthy.  I will not have the strength to keep up with the demands of my family.  God also tells us that our health has a direct correlation to our soul.  That makes this girl ready to change everything!  I need a healthy soul. To get that healthy soul I must do the following so God’s temple is not destroyed.

  • Exercise 5 days a week-cardio and strength
  • Drink 1/2 my weight in water daily
  • Eat at home 5 nights of week
  • Be in bed early

Prepare Daily, Weekly and Monthly

But all things should be done decently and in order. 1 Corinthians 14:40

Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood. Acts 20:28

Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 1Timothy 3:2

The Lord tells us to pay special attention to the details of all you have been blessed with to oversee in life.  The first thing anyone must do for anything is prepare and make a plan.  We all have those daily, weekly and monthly things we must do.  But how do we remember them all?  For me I had to get organized and call on Erin Condren.  Now I do the following:

  • The last Sunday of the previous month write down all monthly standing meetings for work and kids’ activities, add practice schedules and game schedules for kids , standing dr. appts and monthly to-do’s
  • Every Saturday night review standing meetings, update the calendar with additions and confirm changes, confirm dr. appts, and update with any additional to-do’s
  • Every night before bed review the next day’s schedule and to-do list and update as needed
  • Make laminated lists that can be reused-groceries, to-do’s, etc

2015 almost got away from me without what my kids call my 4-1-1 book, but last week this box arrived at my doorstep:

wpid-img_20141230_191306.jpgTomorrow I will show you how I use this to stay in touch with God while I plan and live my over-scheduled life as a traveling mom of 2 teenagers, a 24 year old, and the fiance to a true Man of God.  I would not have it any other way.  I am blessed beyond measure.

Good night and God Bless,

A Blessed Woman

Christian Living · Christian Wife · Uncategorized

Acceptance, Obedience, Self Control and Sin

You will be accepted if you do what is right. But if you refuse to do what is right, then watch out! Sin is crouching at the door, eager to control you. But you must subdue it and be its master. Genesis 4:7

You will be accepted if you do what is right
God gave us the ultimate statement of acceptance. He WILL accept us as long as
we are living the right life. Therefore, if we are created in God’s image (Genesis 1:27), we as parents need to set these same expectations of acceptance for our children. Today’s society tells us to back off our children and “let them express themselves” However, I feel we need more discipline, rules and guidelines like we once had. For me, this reaffirms my discipline with my children at home and the high expectations I place upon them.  What greater gift can we give our children than the gift of God’s acceptance?  Now that is the “in” crowd I want to be a part of…….

But if you do refuse to do what is right, then watch out!
God gives us warning of what is to come if we disobey. He gives us rules and holds us to high expectations for us as His children. We must do the same for our children. We cannot have rules without consequences.  We must share these consequences with everyone in our lives not just our children.

Sin is crouching at the door, eager to control you.
God tells us that sin can control our lives if we allow it. We must cast Satan out of our lives continually. We need to stay away from sin or it will take over our lives. Every day there is spiritual warfare. I face it daily myself. Therefore, I must put on my armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18) and be prepared to battle. To do this I must pray, live in the Word, and live the Word.

Armor of God

But you must subdue it and be its mater
4. God gave us self-control to subdue sin. He gives us the will to be the masters of our own sin. If we are living in the Word, we can control ourselves better. I know my prayer sometimes is very simple “God, remove the negative influences and strongholds from my life”. It’s amazing what happens when I pray that prayer. Sometimes it removes people from my life and sometimes I lose things. Either way, God is always with me no matter what I lose.

Tonight’s memory verses:

16 Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17 But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, 18 and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness. ~Romans 6:16-18

Good night and God Bless!

A Blessed Woman