Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Titus 2 Time: What Does the Bible Say About Prayer?



“Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, 
a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan.” 
~John Bunyan


I wanted to start doing some more Bible studies here so that we can look closely at the Word and think about it through the week. I am going to share some that I have done at home with the kids that I already have on hand. They will be simple, one post, and to the point! If we want to be wise women who fear the Lord we have to know His Word and study it.

Today I want to look into some Bible verses about prayer. It is so important to learn what God says about prayer so that we can put it into practice. It is wise to read these verses and apply them to your life and then also help your children to learn them too. 

Remember, don't ever feel that you are inferior when you pray. God loves you and wants to hear from you. We fight much of our battles on the front lines with prayers. Remember not to please man but please God in all that you do!

Here are a few Bible verses:


John 15:7 


If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

Philippians 4:6  


Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 


Pray without ceasing...

Matthew 6:6 


But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Romans 8:26 


Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.

Luke 18:1  


And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.

Matthew 21:22 


And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”

Exodus 14:14 


The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”

1 Corinthians 14:15 


What am I to do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will pray with my mind also; I will sing praise with my spirit, but I will sing with my mind also.

Hebrews 4:16 


Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Ephesians 6:18 


Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,

Matthew 6:7 


“And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words.

Mark 9:29 


And he said to them, “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer.”

1 Timothy 2:8 

 

I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling...

1 Timothy 2:1-2  


First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.

Colossians 4:2  


Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.





To read the full verses in context, click on the links above the scripture.

You can find even more verses to study  HERE.


ACTION STEPS

How can you carve out more prayer time into your day?

What is keeping you from praying more?

Take time to read the Bible to grow closer to the Lord and know His heart. 

Teach your children to pray and pray with them often. 


PRAYER

Dear God, You are mighty and holy and I thank You for all that You have done in my life. Please show me how to grow strong in my prayer life. Please forgive me if I have neglected this in the past and not viewed it as important.  Help me to obey your Word and pray with fervor and a humble heart. Direct me on the paths that you have for me and help and my children me not to go astray in my flesh or follow after worldliness. Thank you for all that you have shown me about being prayerful and please give me the strength to apply what I have learned. I pray this in Jesus' name--Amen.












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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

How I Taught My Children to Read



I have been homeschooling for 25 years and I have nine children and graduated four.

Eight out of nine of my children were taught very simply how to read using some very easy and basic materials in our home.

I didn't use a fancy curriculum that cost a lot of money.


Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Get FREE Books with Kindle Unlimited for Two Months!



Are you staying home and needing books?

Yes, I said needing--especially for all you bookworms out there. (You know who you are!)

Saturday, June 20, 2020

What To Do if You Are Thinking About Homeschooling



You might have been reading about the new CDC guidelines that school will be following in the coming year and it has you thinking about all your options.

You may also have been kicking around the idea of homeschooling even before all this happened and now you are thinking this could be the right time.


Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Father's Day Gift Ideas That He Will Love




Are you looking for a special gift for dad?

You might have several dads in your life---your husband, son(s), father, grandfathers, uncles, in-laws, and friends and sometimes finding them gifts that would be encouraging and clean can be a challenge.

I know that my husband loves spending time together as a family (he is a big family man) but not so keen when it comes to shopping--especially for himself. He only does it when he absolutely has to or when the need arises (which is probably how many husbands are), but I know that can pose a challenge to women who are looking for something to get them. 
Sometimes we need a little inspiration!

Monday, May 4, 2020

Family Time: Games to Bring the Whole Family Together




"Let them be happy, encourage all innocent joy, provide pleasant games for them, romp and play with them; be a child again among them. Then God's blessing will come upon your home, and your children will grow up sunny-hearted, gentle, affectionate, joyous themselves and joy-bearers to the world.”  

~JR Miller,  The Christian Family




Are you looking for ways to pass the extra time home with the children?

We have been tackling various home projects around here and getting several needed things done.

But while we also are working around the house we also take the time to play hard too. (smile)


Friday, May 1, 2020

He is a Refuge in the Storm




This year has been a doozy, hasn't it?

Who would have known what this year would have brought forth...only the Lord knew.

I know there has been a lot of worry and fear for the last few months for many of you.

I know that times have been hard.

I know that you have been wanting to cry or have cried (many times).

Feminine Favorites: The White Spring Dress

It has been awhile since I have been able to share one of these Feminine Favorites post -  I really do love doing these because it is so fun to find cute clothing to share with you!

About every once a month or so we like to share some pretty inspiration from around the web, we hope it encourages you and gives you some fun & feminine ideas for your wardrobe!

Today I am just picking one dress that I really like for spring which is this soft white dress called from The Spring Lillies Dress Collection:




Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Staying Home: Christian Movies to Watch



We have been given the gift of time with this quarantine.  Yes, I said gift. How have you been spending it? I know that for many it has been a very stressful time but many you are trying to make the best of it. Remember to just do what you can do day-by-day and know not to pressure yourself!

A relaxing way to use this time is to catch up with some Christian movies you might have missed watching in the past when you had a busier schedule. They will inspire you in faith and teach your children a lesson or two in character now that time has slowed and you can invest some time into it.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Penny Pinchin' Easy Flat Bread Recipe



Are you finding that it is hard to find bread these days?

Thankfully in our area it has been fine but I know that many of you are looking for easy bread ideas that are also cheap to make so I wanted to share this easy flatbread recipe with you that I found online that I really think you will love.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Deepening the Pantry



How many of you have had food storage on the mind?

I know that with all the talk about viruses and quarantines and that more people are taking this topic a little more seriously. But so many other just like to do it "just in case."

Many homemakers have found it helpful and a lifesaver if there is a layoff or some other kind of unforeseen emergency that arises.

A wise man stores up choice food and oil but fools gulp theirs down." Proverbs 21:20.

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