I'm still working on the "From Grumbling to Gratitude". That's a big challenge for me. If anyone would be willing to pray for me, and with me, in this area of my life, I would greatly appreciate it.
Here is the Week 5 entry...
"The Beauty of God's Love"
Key Scripture: Deuteronomy 7:7-9
The LORD did not choose you and lavish his love on you because you were larger or greater than other nations, for you were the smallest of all nations! It was simply because the LORD loves you, and because he was keeping the oath he had sworn to your ancestors. That is why the LORD rescued you with such amazing power from your slavery under Pharaoh in Egypt. Understand, therefore, that the LORD your God is indeed God. He is the faithful God who keeps his covenant for a thousand generations and constantly loves those who love him and obey his commands.
1. My Thoughts: Do I live my daily life with the constant awareness that God deeply loves me?
No, I don't. I struggle every day with self-esteem issues. I often feel like I'm not good enough to do what needs to be done in the different roles I play: wife, mom, daughter, educator, cook, housekeeper, etc.
2. My Choices:
- This week I will choose to relish and reflect on God's great love toward me.
- This week I will choose to show God's love to others in my words and actions.
- This week I will choose to help my children understand the beauty of God's love.
- This week I will choose to:
I will spend the rest of this week seeking out Scriptures that remind me of God's great love toward me and try to memorize some of those Scriptures to pull out when I am feeling low. My prayer is that in learning more about God's love for me, I will be able to express God's love to others and help my children understand the beauty of God's love.
For Further Reading: Deuteronomy 6-7.