Double Portion Inspiration is celebrating BIG this week. Any ideas what we're celebrating? Leave us a comment below with your guess. Before we can celebrate, it's time for our Monday Morning Inspiration.
Being the mother of a toddler is awesome. Even though there are times when my three year old can try every fiber of my being, the interaction between toddler and parent is fun! Toddlers are exciting because they are finally learning to talk in a manner in which you can understand. For so long they've used their own language and normally parents serve as translators for the grandparents or anyone else that will listen. As they mature and their vocabulary grows, they can't wait to use every word they've heard you say.
Be careful though, toddlers love to repeat what you say. Not only will they repeat it, they will say it loud and normally at the worst time ever. Like the other day, Jordan knew he was in trouble. I can't remember what he'd done but this was one unhappy mother. I turned around to him and said, "Jordan that was ......" and in a moment's notice he finished the sentence, "inappropriate". My son is smart but let's be honest, he doesn't fully understand what inappropriate means. However, since I often use the word when talking with him about poor choices, he just repeated what he's heard. It served as a beautiful lesson.
The Bible is full of God's promises for every situation in my life and yours. When we read, we may not understand every detail but just like the toddler, "say what He says" about your circumstance. Most people find themselves dealing with issues concerning money, health, and relationships. The word of God provides numerous answers to your questions. Here are just a few of my go-to scriptures when life's journey throws you a curve ball:
31 “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ 32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. 33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
3 He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.
4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
The next time we find ourselves at our wits end, let's just say what He says! (Posted by Renee)