Monday, October 25, 2010

Mommy Monday

Prayin thru the Laundry.....

I love to pray for my kids. I pray for their teachers, their friends, their future spouses, etc. I truly believe that praying for my kids is one of life's treasures.

Laundry is another story all together. I have an innate need to finish things...and the Laundry is NEVER "done". As soon as I put that last load of laundry away, some member of my sweet family will toss a dirty sock or a t-shirt into the laundry room....heaven forbid we have an empty laundry room! Anyone feel my pain???

The other night, as I was folding Laundry, I discovered that LAUNDRY is a wonderful prompter of prayers. (And not just "Dear Lord, how can 4 people produce 6 dirty pairs of socks in one day???") I would like to share this pattern with you and encourage you to tweak it to fit your load of laundry. I have a husband, a pre-teen son, and a daughter in K-5.

socks - "Dear Lord, guide ________'s steps.
School uniforms- not to be conformed to the world, to be set apart, also pray for teachers, learning, friends, etc.
Underclothes - sexual purity, guarding his/her heart against Satan's attacks
Sports uniforms- protection and safety during games and practice, good sportsmanship, help me to recognize and take advantage of opportunities to praise ________ for a job well done.
work clothes - protection, purity, discernment, productivity, satisfaction
church clothes- salvation, closeness to Christ, witness, etc.
My daughter has a princess night gown....."Father God, help her to know that she is a princess, Your daughter, and draw her to Yourself  and make Yourself known to her."
  
I've found that my family's laundry gives me ample opportunity to pray for them topically.
Laundry is still FAR from being my favorite thing to do, but I do enjoy talking to God about my family as I fold their clothes.

Hugs!
K


"For Ladies Only" is the ladies ministry of Pearson Baptist Church in Pearl Mississippi. Visit our Church website at http://pearsonbaptistchurch.community.officelive.com/default.aspx

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Born Again

We serve an amazing God who loves you very much. No matter your circumstances past or present, God is ready to share life with you right where you are. There is nothing you need to do to get prepared because He takes you just as you are. He does the transformation in your life. When you accept Christ as your Savior, you become a new creation in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17 ). The interests that you had before you were a Christian are not the same interests that you have after accepting Him. Have you been born again? If you have not accepted Christ, now is the time. First, you need to recognize that you need a Savior to save you. In Romans 3:23 it states that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. He has provided a way to reconcile Himself with you and that is through His Son Jesus. If you will believe in Jesus, accept Him as Savior and confess to Him you need to be forgiven of your sins, He will save you.

If you have already been accepted Christ as your Savior, then share the Gospel with others. Don’t keep it to yourself. Share! Share! Share!

If you have doubts that God will save you, read the verse in Jeremiah 32:17 (NKJV) which says Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You.

The Creator of this universe can do anything which includes hearing your prayer of repentance. Don’t limit God but rather trust Him.




"For Ladies Only" is the ladies ministry of Pearson Baptist Church in Pearl Mississippi. Visit our Church website at http://pearsonbaptistchurch.community.officelive.com/default.aspx