There is Doing in the Praying

I received news last night that someone we love has lost someone they love and it’s heartbreaking and I found myself wanting to do something- anything to help. But there’s nothing to be done now and nothing we can do except pray. So that’s what we will do

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How often do we find ourselves in situations like this where we search our brains for something we can DO to help when all we can really do or need to be doing is praying?

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There is DOING in the PRAYING. Lots of it.

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Sometimes it’s hard to SEE the doing in the praying, or feel like we are doing anything of worth- but we must know that any Time spent in prayer is so worthy, worth it, beneficial for all involved and there are so many things we can’t see- so many ways He moves as a result of prayer that we may never know about

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Sometimes it’s hard to be still and pray, to quiet our minds, not be busy or “actively” doing things, but we must still press on in prayer. We must be still and know that when we pray we are doing business with God Almighty and He hears every word we utter from our lips and even our hearts

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May we be confident in our God and prayers. May we see praying as doing and if we open our eyes enough we will see God working in all things. For good. For those who love Him.♥️

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Easter Baskets on Purpose, Free Printables and other Easter fun! (Grown-Up post only!)

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Yay It’s almost Easter! Below is a video that explains more about the fun printables and several links to help make Easter fun and memorable for your kiddos while incorporating God’s word and the reason for the season.

I’ve designed these free printables for you to use however you like~ use them for your children’s Easter Baskets or randomly put in their lunchboxes- His Word never returns void the Scriptures tell us! These verses can start some really great conversations with your children no matter their age.

Click HERE to download these Easter Basket Verse Cards I designed for YOU!


Click on the following links for more great ways to do Easter on Purpose:

PS- Don’t get overwhelmed, there are a lot of things you can do for Easter. Pray and pick a few or just one thing and do it, you don’t have to do it all sweet Mama or Dadda (I’m learning this too!)

Here are the kids Easter baskets from the last few years ♥️

A few years ago I just wrote out verses- you can do that too!

Verse of the Week for Little (and Big!) Hearts

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Here’s a video on how we do a verse of the week. If you want to do this too, you can tailor it to meet your needs! See below for more options!

As you can see in the video, we do our verse of the week on a dry-erase board in a very central part of the house. If you would rather not mess up the walls, hang the scripture on the fridge or above bathrooms or kitchen sinks. Really anywhere that is frequented would work!

Praying this will help us all to hide God’s Word in our hearts- big and small!

 

Reward

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A mother’s job is one that never ends. One that is exhausting, overwhelming, but oh so special, too.

In the middle of it all, however, I find myself tiring of doing what is good. Tired of bedtime battles, tired of poopy diapers, tired of the sibling rivalries, tired of trying to get it together only to find myself (and everyone else) falling apart.

Only twice have I really wanted to just get in my minivan and drive away (once was right after having baby #3 so I’m blaming that on the crazy hormones!)

But I’ve found that it’s in those moments of complete “done-ness” that God meets me and reminds me of who He is

He is my reward. He is the One I do this for. He is the one who has given me every desire in my heart with my three precious children. He is the giver of all things good and He is the One who will help me keep pressing on and doing what is good.

For Him, my reward.

It’s not a crown we get here on this earth. We get spit up on, thrown up on, peed on, kicked, yelled at, etc…we don’t get thanked or appreciated the way our selfish hearts desire BUT we get Him and the reward He has for us if we keep pressing on and doing what is good.

Lord help us to lean on you, to do things for You, to know that You are with us, and for us giving us strength to keep pressing on.

(This post is part of the weekly Five Minute Friday link-up!)