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The Virtue Of Contentment Week 3

The Virtue Of Contentment Week 3

A Spring Bible Study Session that includes Bullet Journaling Small Group Discussion Outline 1 Timothy 6:3-10  3 If anyone teaches otherwise and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, 4 they are conceited and understand nothing. 5 They […]

Doodle 101 / Unpack Truth / from The Armor of God Study by Priscilla Shirer

Doodle 101 / Unpack Truth / from The Armor of God Study by Priscilla Shirer

This week begins our (my church’s women’s bible study) last in the Armor of God Study by Priscilla Shirer. WK 6 THE HELMET OF SALVATION “Salvation is meant to implement an entire new way of thinking into your life.”  -Priscilla Shirer “What the brain is […]

Doodle 101 / Pickles & Ice Cream/ Have my tastebuds changed????

Doodle 101 / Pickles & Ice Cream/ Have my tastebuds changed????

I am continuing in the study The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer.

This week Priscilla talks about her tastes.

Isn’t it funny how our tastes change?

When my husband and I were first married, I’d say my tastes were simple “arts and craft country,”  We often laugh, when we look back at our first home…mauve colored walls…did we really like those? Eek.

As a child, I used to marvel at the onion, tomato, and mustard sandwiches my Mom would eat. GROSS MOM.  Blue cheese, yuk. Creamed Spinach,…double yuk.  All tastes I now enjoy.  My tastes have changed.

Priscilla mentions that during one of her pregnancies, she had the overwhelming craving to eat pickles and ice cream…at the same time….something she had not had a taste for before this season of change…this time when a  precious little life was growing from within in her, creating a change in her “tastes.”

What a vivid example and picture of the change that takes place in our heart when we intentionally put on our breastplate of Righteousness…the very armor that protects our most vital organ.

CHANGE happens. It must, or we are not growing to be more like Christ.

No change = no armor.

No armor means no protection and no weapon to fight, allowing cracks to ensue….inviting the enemy in.

If my tastes aren’t changing, well…then “Houston, there is a problem.”

In the study, we are pointed to Ephesians for guidance. (Ephesians 4 and 5.)

Paul urges us to put away old tastes for new.

Put away anger…don’t let the sun go down on it. (Do I harbor anger towards my friends, co-workers, spouse?)

Put away destruction and use your hands to help, not hurt…to work honestly in order to have something to share with others. (Do I work for myself, or do I work to SHARE what God provides)

Put away corrupt talk…do not speak unless it is to build up others…not tear down, but extend grace. (Do I speak harsh words to others, forgetting the grace that has been extended to me?)

Put away bitterness, wrath, anger, slander and malice. (Do I hold on to bitterness and wish others ill will? Do I say unkind things to or about someone?)

Put away sexual impurity, immorality, or covetousness. Do not allow foolishness or crude talking. (Do I allow sin before my eyes and ears, do I covet what I do not have? Do I listen to foolishness or crude talk?)

The above tastes originate in sin.

Righteousness comes from right standing with God…as we develop new tastes that are in alignment with His tastes.

This is where true peace, joy, and contentment reside…in our obedience to truth.

Every day, I must check my taste buds!

Such a great study.

I pray that we are each reminded of our need for changing tastes.  That we will put away the old and allow the change to begin.

Blessings,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT / DAY 7

FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT / DAY 7

TODAY IS ALL ABOUT MEMORIZING.  STEEPING IN GOD’S WORD AND DRINKING IT UP. Our She Reads Truth study is encouraging us to stop and take some time today to   “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, […]

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WK 5 / Contentment is a heart matter

WK 5 / Contentment is a heart matter

ABOVE ALL ELSE, GUARD YOUR HEART.  (Proverbs 4:23) As I have said before (& have done so myself repeatedly) we give our hearts away every day.  We give them to those who don’t properly care for them, we give them away to fleeting fancies, we […]

Love God, Love Others:)

Love God, Love Others:)

Free Coloring Page

Free Coloring Page

Hello beloved Sisters from all over the world!  What a miracle we are afforded with the opportunity to connect with so many Christian women far & wide! I count it as such an honor that you take the time to meet me here:)

So much so, that I look for ways to bless you. To pay it forward…to share the gracious love & provision of our Father.

I have been reworking a little piece I did on paper over a year ago, in order for you to have a “clean” page to color.

So, here it is. The new version in PDF form.

Hope it blesses you today!
Doodleheartabide/Coloring Page/ SueCarrollFor a 4 day study on the Word Abide click here.

In Him,

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