Hey friends from Proverbs 31 Devotions! I am so glad to meet you. Today in my devotion I wrote about how I violated the marriage trust in a big way. There are a few things I want to share with you as follow up to that devotion…
1. I still struggle with the financial mistakes I made. In fact, just yesterday I faced a financial issue that could have been easily resolved had I maintained my credit. It’s a constant battle. I have asked the Lord for forgiveness, been honest with my husband, and repented of my sins, but at times, I still have to face real world consequences. So what can you do when you have turned from your sin, been honest about your mistakes, and yet consequences continue to bombard you? You make a choice. A choice to either continue moving forward with the Lord, or a choice to feel shameful and fall back into old patterns. One choice leads to growth and restoration, the other leads to pain and suffering. Consequences will come…but with the Lord we have the power to choose continued victory over sin and shame.
2. COMPLETE restoration is COMPLETELY possible. How? Through the loving continued grace of Christ Jesus. It is His job to bind up the brokenhearted and bandage the wounded places. I have prepared this video clip to share with you about the power of restoration and the importance of being still and waiting on the Lord.
3. You do not have to do life alone. Turning from sin, repenting from sin, and allowing Christ to work redemption in your life and in your marriage can be a stressful process! During these difficult times in our marriage my husband and I spent time with Christian mentors ~ learning from them and praying with them. You might consider joining a small group or Bible study at your church, or perhaps seeking out a Christian couple to mentor you and your spouse.
In addition, I invite you to be part of an awesome Proverbs 31 Online Bible Study where we will be working through Tracie Miles book “Stressed-Less Living”. Online study is flexible and wonderful for women with busy schedules.
As part of the study, there is an option to participate in a Conference Call series. During the series you will hear from the author of the book, Tracie Miles, as well as other inspiring and dynamic guests. You do not want to miss out on these calls. Many women say they are their favorite part of Online Bible Study!
And now the best part…a huge giveaway!!!!!
I would be honored to hear from you!
How has involvement in Biblical community (having a mentor, being involved in Bible Study, participating in a small group, etc.) helped you through a stressful time? Or how do you think you might benefit from involvement with Biblical community?
Leave a comment answering this question by Friday at 9:00 PM CST and you will be entered to win a prize package containing a free copy of the book “Stressed-Less Living” and a free Stressed-Less Living Conference Call Series! I will be giving away 2 packages and will announce the winner Saturday on this blog!
Blessings and Hugs to you sweet sisters! The Online Bible Study starts April 7th! I very much hope and look forward to you joining me!!!! Love and hugs!!!! Steph