Wednesday, September 18, 2013

"Jesus, Help"

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.  In this world you will have trouble.  But take heart! I have overcome the world."
John 16:33

As Christians we know that we will have trials and struggles everyday.  Some big some small none the less trials.  In the Cudmore home we are learning to ask Jesus for help.  Simply ask for help.  Not to ask for help and then go off and try to figure everything out on our own.  It takes practice; to ask and then rest receiving peace. 

Peter's words in 1 Peter 5:6-11 encourages us to ask, receive, and believe. "Humble yourselves (ask for help), therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.  Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Be self-controlled and alert.  Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour."  When you ask yet decide, whether consciously or subconsciously, to handle the situation yourself,  you find yourself alone without help and a perfect target for the enemy. By asking and believing you "Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world (everyone needs help) are undergoing the same kinds of sufferings." When you ask and decide to believe despite your circumstances or how you feel, "the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast." There is tremendous hope as you chose to trust.  The battle is the Lord's.  Jesus wants to exchange your struggle in the trial for his peace. As you practice this and believe, only then, you are able to rightly represent Him for His glory and your good. You and Jesus win! Go a head try it. Yes, right now, out loud. Say, "Jesus help".  Now move forward supernaturally in His power, wisdom and strength.

My prayer for you godly mom, is that you practice this process in your mothering.  As you do you will be able to teach your children to do the same.  The sooner we learn as moms the sooner they learn as children and grow to be people who know and love God and live a life that reflects they do.  "to Him be the power for ever and ever. Amen."

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