HOW CAN YOU PROVIDE FOR YOUR LOVED ONES?

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“She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants.” (Provers 31:15 NIV)

Get up early to provide.

Proverbs 31:10-31 are in the top ten of my favorite scriptures.  The woman described in these verses is every hard-working Mom I’ve ever met. They are women who rise early for their children.  Before the sun is up, they begin taking care of their family: preparing breakfast, packing lunches, making sure everyone else wakes up on time for their day.  Mom’s are noble women, every one of them.

We live in a world where schedules vary.  Now with COVID, Mom’s roles are changing.  No matter what is happening in life, one morning practice will help everything.  Spend a few minutes talking to God in the morning.  Ask Him for His help through your day.  The easiest way, thank Him for waking you up early, then ask Him what He has for you today.  As your day unfolds, so will His plan for it.

Create a reminder.

On the back of my toilet is an embroidered little picture.  Years ago, when I cross-stitched, I made a simple design.  A rainbow sits behind these words:

“Good morning, this is God!  

I will be handling all of your problems today. 

 I will not need your help, so

HAVE A GOOD DAY!”

Someone, years ago, sent me the above saying as a memo.  What I love about the words, they’re true.  God is in control.  All the worrying I do isn’t going to change one thing.  Praying is always positive.  In our prayers, God’s answer is the same, “I got this!”  Now, the way He answers is up to Him.  We don’t have control of what God does.  So we might as well not spend time trying to control Him.  Instead, we can trust that whatever problem we’re facing, He indeed does “got it,” He doesn’t need our help to come up with a solution.

I forget God doesn’t need my help.  I have an opinion about how He should answer.   God is the Creator; He knows what He is doing.  Nowhere in the Bible does it say we are supposed to understand everything He does.  Nor does the good book say He needs our help, which is why, years ago, I cross-stiched a reminder to myself that I see first thing every morning.  Nature calls every morning.  I need reminded every day.

Time with God is the most productive thing you can do, no matter how long your “To Do” list.  Moments with the Creator set the tone for the day.  You can lay down yesterday’s troubles at His feet.  As you do, He’ll renew your strength for the day ahead.

Question of the Day:

What can you do to remind yourself, God’s “got this” in your life?

Further Reading: Malachi 1:1-2:17 NIV, Revelation 21 NIV, Psalm 149:1-9 NIV, Proverbs 31:10-24 NIV

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