POST MOTHER’S DAY ENCOURAGEMENT

POST MOTHER’S DAY ENCOURAGEMENT

Sunday past was Mother’s Day.

For many mothers…What excitement! What celebration! What fanfare! What fun!…but, not for all.

Don’t be deceived…All that glitters on Mother’s Day is not gold.

If you could peek behind the smiles of some mothers, you’d get a far different picture than what was outwardly displayed.

Behind The Smiles

Here’s what was found behind some of the smiles.

Stretched…

“I feel so stretched. I can’t juggle another plate or I’ll drop them all. I wear so many hats that one more will send me over the edge. I play so many roles I don’t even know who I am anymore. Honestly, I feel like I just want out of this mother-thing.”

Overwhelmed…

“Truthfully, I am overwhelmed by the responsibility that I carry in my household, almost to a breaking point. I am not made to bear the weight that I do, but I have to because my husband refuses to step up and do the things he knows he ought to do as a father”.

Helpless…

“I feel helpless and bound. I saw my mother walk down a crazy path when raising me and my siblings and I vowed not to walk that same kind of path with my kids yet I find myself there. It’s like I’m experiencing a nightmare and can’t wake up.”

Empty…

“At this point I’m running on empty and just going through the motions of carrying out my motherly duties. My heart is not in it at all. I don’t like being like this, but I just can’t help myself because I am so, so tired. I feel like I’m on the verge of collapse physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I am simply tired, worn-out, and weary.”

Trapped…

“As a single mother I feel trapped in my situation. If I step back and release some things, everything will fall apart, but if I don’t step back and release some things, I will fall apart. I don’t know what to do. I’m in a raging battle and weariness is taking its toll.”

Angry…

“Excuse my expression but right now I am pissed! I am so angry at the ungrateful attitude of my children and the lack of support from their fathers that I feel like I’m about to explode………only the restraining power of the Holy Spirit is keeping me in check, and I don’t know how long that will last!”

Disappointed…

“I am disappointed! I’m disappointed with myself for having so many children. Oh how I despise myself for this! Not only do I despise myself for having the number of children I have, I despise them and their father. I know this is not right but it is where I am at; at least I’m being real”

Although showered with accolades, gifts and kind words, on Mother’s Day, deep down inside some mothers were tired, frustrated, hurting, depressed and even angry.

What About You?

What about you?

What were you saying inside about your situation on Mother’s Day?

What are you saying now?

Are you, like so many women, caught in a maternal dilemma, loving and wanting what’s best for your children but weakened, wearied and frustrated by your situation and circumstances?

If so, the Spirit of the Lord has a word for you.

God’s Word To You

God’s Word to you is, “Be Strong”.

Be strong?

Yes, “Be Strong”.

You say“How can I be strong Lord when I have little or nothing left in me? How can I be strong when I am barely making it now? How can I be strong when support is constantly a struggle? How can I be strong when resources are low and sometimes barely there?”

He says, “Be strong in Me not in yourself. Be strong in Me and in the power of My might for it is not by your might, nor by your power, but by My Spirit that you shall overcome. My strength is made perfect in your weakness so come to Me afresh and anew; extend your faith I will strengthen and help you.”

Whatever you are dealing with as a mother, the Word from the Lord to you today is, “Be Strong”.

Whether married with children or a single mother, the Spirit of God knows and understands your situation and desires to impart new strength to you.

“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” – Isaiah 40:29 – NIV

Will you let Him do it?

If yes, as an act of faith, raise your hands and say, “Lord, I receive Your strength right now in Jesus’ Name.”

Now believe you have received an impartation of His strength.

Thank Him for His strength.

Declare into the atmosphere, “Lord You are my strength!”

THE LORD IS YOUR STRENGTH

Mothers, no matter your situation, make a mindful and intentional decision to lean in and depend on the strength of the Lord that is within you and trust Him to help you, knowing that He will.

“But you, Lord, do not be far from me. You are my strength; come quickly to help me.” – Psalm 22:19 – NIV

“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.” – Psalm 28:7 – NIV

“The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights.” – Habakkuk 3:16 – NIV

“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being…” – Ephesians 3:19 – NIV

Be encouraged!

Kim

Copyright © 2019 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled Words” Blog, All rights reserved.

Video “YOU ARE MY STRENGTH” sung by Todd Galberth courtesy of stephan – http://www.youtube.com

Jesus You Are So Good to Me

Jesus You Are So Good to Me

Jesus The Lord Our God Is Good

Tonight as I meditated on the goodness of the Lord, Tim Godfrey’s song “So Good” came into my spirit and I began to sing it then I decided to post and share it.

The lyrics are simple yet meaningful and powerful.

They are:-

You are so good to me
Jesus, You are so good to me
Jesus, You are so good to me
In all circumstances

Dependable, dependable God
It does not matter what comes my way
You are still God
Intentional, intentional God
Everything is working out for my God (Repeat)

You are Good, You are Good!
Jesus You are Good (Repeat)

Jesus You are Good to me
In all circumstances, in all circumstances (Repeat)

(From the top)

You are so good to me
You are so good to me
You are so good to me
You are so good to me (Repeat)

Jesus the Lord our God is good!

I’m Stoked By The Goodness Of Jesus

Jesus has manifested His goodness in my life in so many ways…through His love, grace, mercy, forgiveness, favor, abiding presence, fellowship, wisdom, counsel, provision, protection, strength, healing, deliverance, empowerment, joy, peace, the blessings of my parents, husband, children, blood and spiritual family, friends, just to name a few.

He is sooo good!

His goodness is incomprehensible!

“The Lord is good to all, And His tender mercies are over all His works.” (Psalms 145:9 – NKJV)

How has He been good to you?

“Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His [a]mercy endures forever. (Psalms 107:1 – NKJV)

“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!” (Psalms 34:8 – NKJV)

Jesus, The Lord, our God is good!

May you know, experience, understand and be aware of His goodness toward you more and more each day.

Be encouraged,

Kim

Copyright © 2019 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled Words” Blog, All rights reserved.

Video “SO GOOD” by Tim Godfrey courtesy of TimGodfreyWorld – http://www.youtube.com

Distraction or Divine Assignment?

Distraction or Divine Assignment?

Remember…it’s about Divine Flow

Good afternoon all,

Yesterday morning, among a few other things, “my plan” was to write and share a post.

I had everything nicely scheduled when one of my sons asked if I could assist him with a matter that would take a significant amount of time and I immediately knew in my spirit that I needed to lay aside “my plan” and help him instead.

As I shifted “my plan”, the Lord reminded me that as Women of God, it is important for us to be dedicated to our goals, plans and commitments, but not to the extent where when presented with an “interruption” we doggedly hang on to them instead of pausing and seeking His wisdom and direction.

When “interrupted”, before saying or doing anything, it is critical that we pause and seek direction from the Lord with an open spirit, recognizing that there may be times when He tells us to deny the request and continue on with our plan because the request is actually a diabolical plan of distraction in disguise, or times when He tells us to temporarily lay aside our plan because the request is a divine assignment that He needs us to attend to.

The bottom line in all of this is that life in the Spirit is not about allegiance to our goals, plans, or commitments no matter how good, noble, or lofty they may be, but it’s about our allegiance to the Lord, about discerning His Will, and following His Lead in each situation…it’s about Divine Flow.

Even as I write, I recognize that His Flow for this post has changed direction. There’s been a definite shift away from what I originally intended to share. That word has become a “then word”, and this word has become a “now word”, fresh manna for someone’s soul today…it’s all about discerning and going with His Flow.

Women of God, God wants us to be mindful of flowing with His Spirit in every situation and circumstance, even if it means temporarily or even permanently interrupting our goals, plans or commitments because on this journey, it’s not about us, it’s about Him…His Word, His Will, His Plans. His Purposes…not ours.

So, moving forward, I challenge you to make a conscious, intentional decision to place each “interruption” you encounter before the Lord to determine if it is a diabolical distraction or a divine assignment.

Discern His will then follow His lead because it’s all Him and being in His Divine Flow.

Be encouraged!

Kim

Copyright © 2019 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled Words” Blog, All rights reserved.

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The Journey Begins

The Journey Begins

Good morning,

Welcome to Unwalled Words!

The Journey

As women of God, I believe that when we hunger and thirst after God, after His essence, His presence, His being,

That when we hunger and thirst after His character being formed in us, His righteousness radiating from us, His will being done in and through us,

That when we invest time in His Word and prayer and incline our hearts to hear and obey His voice,

That when we seek to progressively discover and embrace who He is, His purposes, His principles and His plans,

That when we in essence say “yes” to Him in His entirety,

We position ourselves for incredible transformation and for the manifestation of His glory in our lives.

I believe it’s a time-tagged process, a magnificent unpredictable journey that begins with a “yes” and requires many subsequent yeses, sometimes difficult ones, but ends in priceless fulfillment and completion in His way and His time.

Thanks for joining me on this journey; I look forward to traveling with you.

Blessings,

Kim

Copyright © 2019 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled Words” Blog, All rights reserved.

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