Monday Musings: A Blessing For You

Good morning, friends! I hope you had a great weekend. Ours was truly wonderful!

This morning I was catching up on my Bible reading. I wasn’t able to read my chapters this weekend, so I had a couple more than normal to read. If you’ve ever wanted to read through the Bible, I am loving The Bible Recap. I know I’ve shared about it before and I’m sure this time won’t be the last.

One of the things I’ve noticed so far is that God continuously reminds His children of what He’s done for them. In Deuteronomy 5, He reminded them of how He brought them out of Egypt, the land of slavery. And then in chapter 8, He reminds them of how He led them through the wilderness for 40 years.

This isn’t the first time He reminds them. We’ve seen it all throughout scripture how He constantly reminds us of who He is and what He’s done for us.

I’ve done a lot of remembering myself lately. Especially thinking back about this time last year and how uncertain everything was. Yesterday as I heard the song, The Blessing, I was reminded of how God truly took care of us.

This song is so special to me. This blessing, these words were spoken over me daily by my daddy. He prayed this over us and anyone he knew. Every prayer he prayed, he closed it out with this blessing.

When I first heard the song, it was a couple of days before the world shut down. Such perfect timing because it was my saving grace during those days to come. I remember running our neighborhood with this song blasting in my ears on repeat as I fought back the tears.

As I listened to the song yesterday, I thanked God for His blessing in my life. In the most uncertain of times, His presence went before me, beside me and all around me. He was for me not against me. And today, all of that remains the same.

Things were so crazy a year ago. No one knew how things would turn out. But God did.

I don’t know what your year was like, but I encourage you to think back and look for God in all of those moments. Remind yourself of his goodness. Don’t forget the way He brought you through.

I think that’s why He constantly wants us to remember what He’s done. We tend to forget, especially when we are going through hard times. As humans, we focus on the now and when the now is hard we can’t think of anything else. When we remember, our trust is strengthen because we know that if God did it then, He will do it again. He is our unchanging God. Always present and constant in our lives.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever (Hebrews 13:8)

He is for us. He is not against us. He goes before us. He protects us. He wants what is best for us.

So today, I invite you to receive this blessing. I love how Kari Jobe said, It’s the heart of the Father for His kids. This blessing is for you. For your children and their children.

The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26

I love you, friends!

XO

Are You Control Freak?

One of the bloggers that I love recommended this book and loved it! You can read her post about it, here. She gave it a great review and even said it was one of the best faith-based books she’s ever read.

It’s a memoir about a mom letting go of control in her life/work/family/everything. Here’s the description on the back of the book. I tried to paraphrase, but it was so good and I wanted you to read it.

It’s time to get our control under control.Jennifer Dukes Lee never thought she struggled with control. As long as everything went exactly the way she wanted it to, she was totally flexible.But then Jennifer discovered what happens when you try to wrap your arms around everything, thinking it’s all on you: You get burned out on hustle. You toss and turn more at night, and you laugh less during the day. You’re so busy-caring, serving, working, and trying so hard-that you can’t even hear God’s voice anymore.It’s All Under Control is a book for every woman who is hanging on tight and trying to get each day right-yet finding that life often feels out of control and chaotic. Join Jennifer on the journey of learning how to:

  • Overcome the anxieties and worries that burden your heart
  • Prioritize your busy life so you can make choices that align with God’s best for you
  • Find freedom through a new “Do, Delegate, or Dismiss” approach to your daily tasks
  • Let go of what God has not asked you to do, so you can shine at what he has

Discover a new way of living that will free you to be you, and finally experience the peace of knowing a God who truly has it all under control.

I don’t know about you, but I’m a major control freak. Not having control throws me into a major panic. I freak out on my husband and my kids and completely ruin the day when I feel like I’ve lost control.

I definitely have come a long way, but there are seasons in my life where I feel the control freak in me begin to rise from the dead, ha! That is me right now.

I have a lot of hats that I am juggling right now and feel so frazzled because I don’t feel in control most days. So needless to say, I need this book now. I needed it weeks ago.

I wasn’t going to share this book until after I read it, but I felt like God was telling me that someone needs to read this book as much as I do.

I’d love for you to read it with me! I’m going to try my best to read one chapter per day. I’d recommend buying it from Target or christianbook.com. For some reason Amazon was tricky with this one. I’ve ordered this book THREE times. Twice it was lost and never showed up. I decided to try one more time and I finally got it. So just a heads up on that.

I’ll include the Target link at the end of this post.

I hope y’all have the BEST day! We are halfway through the week and the weekend is again, in sight. Love you all!

XO