Proverbs 3:5-6 Tag

I think sometimes we get so set on living a life free of guilt, consequence, and pain, that we don't allow ourselves the grace to mess up And maybe we even get it into our thoughts that God doesn't allow for mess-ups either, so we live in fear of being zapped for stepping out of line. Well, guess what.  It's ok to mess up.  It's ok to make a wrong choice. There is a huge difference between making a mistake and acting in disobedience.  But, there is NO difference between acting in disobedience and NOT acting in what God is telling you to do (a missed-take) even if we think we have a good reason. Bad choices are not sinning…but bad choices provide an opportunity to sin. Don't be so afraid of messing up that you miss out on the great opportunities God has for you.  Trust Him with it.  Honor Him through it.  And rest in Him knowing He's got...

When my husband had a motorcycle, and I would ride behind him, he was forever coaching me to lean with him into the curve -- yet, everything within me screamed counter-balance!  But all my counter-balance did was make his job of keeping us upright more difficult. What eventually worked for me was not to lean right or left but to lean in. When I leaned into him, it centered us and made riding together easier for him and less traumatic for me.    Jesus invites us to lean into Him in this same way.  Lean into His forgiveness, grace, mercy, and love. Lean into His promises, provision, wisdom, and strength.  When we become ONE with Christ, we are centered in who HE is and what He did. We are secure in who we are because of Him and less likely to eat pavement in life's curves.    "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean...

It's back to school time, and if you are like most families right now, you are not at peace. Every decision has a downside, and nothing feels exactly right. So, how can you put your child at ease when you are uneasy yourself? Here are four things you can do to help ease your child’s anxiety (and yours): Pray with Them I know this is a given, but if you’re like me, you need to be reminded that prayer is powerful. I need this reminder daily. I am bad for praying and worrying instead of praying and trusting. Pray with your child each morning and invite them to pray with you. Encourage them to voice their concern to the Lord and then encourage them to tell God something they are thankful for. Following a fear with a praise will leave your child focusing on the positive God provided in their life and will get them...

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