Read It With Me Wednesday

I used Grammarly to grammar check this post.

I am starting a new series on my blog for each Wednesday.  It may eventually become a link-up… it just depends on the response.

Each week, while I am planning out our Bible study for the week, I always come across scripture that I needed to see.  Something that speaks to me and fills my heart with joy and blessing.  

Don’t you love it when that happens?  

There is always something in my mind that I want to write about many of these verses.  So, I thought what a good way to share it, than on my blog?

Hopefully these scriptures will speak to you as well.  I encourage you to pick up your Bible and read along if you’d like, and you can share your thoughts with me and my readers in the comments.  =)

Test the Spirits:

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.   I John 4:4-6

The Bible tells us the world is evil; God reminds us to not be of the world.  He tells us not to love things of the flesh, because the flesh is corrupt and the world is full of sin.  He tells us to love things that are good, and Godly.

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world — the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life — is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever1 John 2:15-17

Whenever things are so hard, when people are discouraging you from doing what is right or good, know that He is with you.  His plan for your life will prevail over the world’s.

Sometimes knowing that your choices as a mother, wife, friend, (or whatever other rolls you play), will be criticized by some of the most important people in your life is one of the hardest things to think through.  I have had nightmares about some people’s reactions to mine and JTom’s choices.  

Nightmares!  

How ridiculous is that?!

We know our plans are what has been placed on our hearts by God, and we have come to our decisions through prayer.  It’s not like we do things all willy-nilly for the heck of it.

I know He is greater than any of their criticisms.

And yet my mind, the flesh, tells me to worry about it.  My mind tells me it is something that will affect our family negatively and that I need to prevent it.  The truth is that God will take care of it.  Maybe they won’t react that way at all.  Maybe they will completely understand and agree.  Maybe God has already been working on their hearts and their response to our decisions.

But maybe not..

And the truth is, my brain needs to step aside, and let God do the leading.

THAT IS SO HARD sometimes.  But I know, I am from God, my family is for God, and He is greater than the world.  I sin, I fall short all the time, but that doesn’t keep me from trying.  And that doesn’t keep Him from loving and blessing our family.

He is greater than jealousy.  

He is greater than selfish ambition or envy. {Galatians 5}

He is greater than the world and the spirits that are in it.


What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Romans 8:31

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