Friday, January 23, 2015

 212 Single MOMS
#Power #Love #Sound Mind
~Identity CRISIS
Romans 12:131
For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.

                    Ruth Woman, what we see in the mirror after weave, new clothes, make-up and a fresh new fragrance is NOT who we are.  

Does our reflection reflect JESUS? 

A woman after GOD's HEART is more valuable than a woman draped in fine apparel and gold. (I Timothy 2:9) I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes,
Please don't get me wrong, I know going before a #KING can require our best. And I'd be the first to want a new dress, necklace or stylish pair of shoes. But that's not required to be our #VERY BEST in #GOD. Seek ye first the kingdom of GOD and ALL of HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS. (Matthew 6:33)
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

 We sometimes experience an #IDENTITYCRISIS in our lives. The pressures of  #LIFE cause us to feel unworthy.  We no longer feel a part. And we question if we belong at all.  And we begin to satisfy our insecurities with things instead of nurturing it with the WORD of GOD. We want to be a part of groups of people who doesn't necessary make us better women. We want to impress a man that has no interest in us at all.  We spend money to drive better cars or build houses that we can't afford. We do all of this pacify ourselves.

But may I encourage you? 

The GOD of PEACE is more than enough to sustain us.  

And once we receive HIM, HIS identity becomes ours.  May the PEACE of GOD keep you today. And as you search to define who's you _____________________________ (your name here) are,  remember that GREATER IS HE THAT IS WITHIN US THAN he that is in the world. (I John 4:4)
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. People and the way that they treat you can make you doubt and begin to question who you have been called to be. Just remember who HE has called HE also equipped and it was not with scanty clad, dresses, high heels and lipstick and mascara. HE #ENDOWED YOU WITH #POWER after YOU RECEIVED THE #HOLYGHOST.

That's IDENTITY enough. 

HALLELUJAH

* 2 Kings 18:17-37 (NIV) and read on to chapter 19

17 The king of Assyria sent his supreme commander, his chief officer and his field commander with a large army, from Lachish to King Hezekiah at Jerusalem. They came up to Jerusalem and stopped at the aqueduct of the Upper Pool, on the road to the Washerman’s Field. 18 They called for the king; and Eliakim son of Hilkiah the palace administrator, Shebna the secretary, and Joah son of Asaph the recorder went out to them.
19 The field commander said to them, “Tell Hezekiah:
“‘This is what the great king, the king of Assyria, says: On what are you basing this confidence of yours? 20 You say you have the counsel and the might for war—but you speak only empty words. On whom are you depending, that you rebel against me? 21 Look, I know you are depending on Egypt, that splintered reed of a staff, which pierces the hand of anyone who leans on it! Such is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who depend on him. 22 But if you say to me, “We are depending on the Lord our God”—isn’t he the one whose high places and altars Hezekiah removed, saying to Judah and Jerusalem, “You must worship before this altar in Jerusalem”?
23 “‘Come now, make a bargain with my master, the king of Assyria: I will give you two thousand horses—if you can put riders on them! 24 How can you repulse one officer of the least of my master’s officials, even though you are depending on Egypt for chariots and horsemen[a]? 25 Furthermore, have I come to attack and destroy this place without word from the Lord? The Lord himself told me to march against this country and destroy it.’”
26 Then Eliakim son of Hilkiah, and Shebna and Joah said to the field commander, “Please speak to your servants in Aramaic, since we understand it. Don’t speak to us in Hebrew in the hearing of the people on the wall.”
27 But the commander replied, “Was it only to your master and you that my master sent me to say these things, and not to the people sitting on the wall—who, like you, will have to eat their own excrement and drink their own urine?”
28 Then the commander stood and called out in Hebrew, “Hear the word of the great king, the king of Assyria! 29 This is what the king says: Do not let Hezekiah deceive you. He cannot deliver you from my hand. 30 Do not let Hezekiah persuade you to trust in the Lord when he says, ‘The Lord will surely deliver us; this city will not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.’
31 “Do not listen to Hezekiah. This is what the king of Assyria says: Make peace with me and come out to me. Then each of you will eat fruit from your own vine and fig tree and drink water from your own cistern, 32 until I come and take you to a land like your own—a land of grain and new wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of olive trees and honey. Choose life and not death!
“Do not listen to Hezekiah, for he is misleading you when he says, ‘The Lord will deliver us.’ 33 Has the god of any nation ever delivered his land from the hand of the king of Assyria? 34 Where are the gods of Hamath and Arpad? Where are the gods of Sepharvaim, Hena and Ivvah? Have they rescued Samaria from my hand? 35 Who of all the gods of these countries has been able to save his land from me? How then can the Lord deliver Jerusalem from my hand?”
36 But the people remained silent and said nothing in reply, because the king had commanded, “Do not answer him.”
37 Then Eliakim son of Hilkiah the palace administrator, Shebna the secretary, and Joah son of Asaph the recorder went to Hezekiah, with their clothes torn, and told him what the field commander had said.

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