It’s not what you believe, its the life you live.
Too often people go by what they believe, and not by how they live.
They focus on the verse Romans 10:10.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Romans 10:10 (KJV)
That is certainly the place we start, but it doesn’t end there. That verse leads to a conviction and then onto conversion, and a life transformation.
And from there it’s no longer a just a believe or head knowledge, but a life we live. A lifestyle.
It’s not what we know and believe, but it’s what we do with what we know and believe. Remember even the devil believed and trembled.
Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. James 2:19 (KJV)
So many people go through life believing, but not living it. It’s not that they don’t believe. They do believe, go to church, say many of the rights things, and know a lot of stuff about God and the Bible, and more than likely made the confession in Romans 10:10, but yet it is not how they do life or who they really are inside. They have the form. But they are lacking the power of God in their lives.
2 Timothy 3:5 (KJV) Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
The "form" doesn't work. We need the real thing. We need a lifestyle change. We need the power and the working God in our lives. And we need the relationship with God.
When there is a true conviction then there should be a life change. A transformation. A renewing. But of course, these things don’t miraculously happen overnight.
There are some things that should not be apart of our lives when we become a Christian or profess to be children of God. We are not to continue to keep the stuff of the world, and of our former lives. We are to put off the old man. We need to clean out stuff that doesn’t belong and is not apart of God or honoring God. He needs to become a real part of our lives. The very core of our lives and not just on the sidelines.
Ephesians 4:20-25 (KJV)20 But ye have not so learned Christ;
21 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:
22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another. James 1:22 & 25 (KJV)
Let's put our believes into actions. Serve God with our whole heart. And be doers of the Word and not hearers only. Letting our light shine so bright so others can easily see Him in us. Luke 8:21 (KJV) And he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it. In Him, Mae
Matthew 5:16 (KJV) Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Proverbs 4:18 (KJV) But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
James 1:22-25 (KJV)22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
Hey you moms!
From my home to yours, here is another video blog posts.
The title of this video says it all. Children can live without cell phones.
I know it hardly seems possible in the age we are living in. But our family of 9 children is living proof of of it! Our oldest son bought his first phone at the age of 18 1/2.
So I did this video to be an encouragement to you, that if you want to raise your family that way as well, that it is completely possible! It truly is. Children can totally live without cellphones, i-pads, i-pods, i-phones, etc.... Now I'm not saying they don't need them for whatever reason, but they can live without them.
Be encouraged to dare to go against the flow for the sake of your dear children. ( I do know these devices are not all negative though. )
Watch and enjoy!
In Him, Mae
Hey amazing moms! Here is another video blog post from my home to yours.
I hope you enjoy!
And may you be encouraged in your mothering to make the most of your reading moments with your children. Imagine if every time you read to your children, you read them only good Godly material that was edifying and built character, long lasting values, and drew them closer to the heart of God. WOW!
May God be the center of your lives and in all that you do.
In Him, Mae
Note: If you are in my area and you are looking for worth while and wholesome reading for your children or for yourself, then you will want to visit our library. You can check us out online and browse over 1000 of our books that way as well.
To all you amazing fellow mothers hope you had a great day!
Just want to encourage you in your high calling of motherhood. You are in one of the greatest roles there is. You have a job of great value. And you are blessed beyond measure.
Motherhood is near to divinity. It is the highest , holiest service to be assumed by mankind. ~ Howard W. Hunter
You are involved in the greatest building program in the nation -- building a strong family and a godly dynasty. ~ Nancy Campbell ( founder of Above Rubies Ministry )
For more encouragement and inspiration just for you moms please visit my page Encouragement for mothers. I also have a book for mothers full of encouraging and inspiring quotes.
In Him, Mae
The choices we make today in how we use our time will affect both now and our future, either in a negative way or in a positive way.
Whatever time we want to call it.
Our free time.
Our alone time.
Our me time.
Our spare time.
Our extra time.
We have choices to make and options to choose from on how to use this time that go something like this; good, better best.
Good, better, best? What will it be?
First ask yourself, “Is this a good use of my time?” Then, “What would be even better than that? And finally,” What would be the very best?”
If we choose less than the best, then that’s exactly what we will have - less than the best.
I am sure we all want the best. But it is a choice we have to make. And sometimes that choice is harder to make than others.
And lots depend on the choices we make.
Let’s always choose the best. What is the best for now and for the future? What’s best for us? What’s best for our families, and for others?
The choice is yours to make. How you use your time is your business. But remember, every choice comes with consequences.
These thoughts for this article came to me right after writing the article, The Role We Play. And I knew that those thoughts and things came to me for that article only because of the way I chose to use my time. And that I was able to write that all because of the way I used that time. Had I chosen to use that time to watch something on the little t.v. that was there beside my hospital bed, I wouldn’t have had that time to think, pray, and commune with God. What I would have forfeited. The way I chose to use that time not only benefited myself, but also many who will read what I wrote, either now or in the years to come.
It does matter how we use our time. It does make a difference.
The choices we make today will affect not only now, but also our future, in either negative way or in a positive way.
Galatians 6:6-8 (KJV)6 Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.
7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
Good, better, best. What will it be?
Good, better, best. Think of your future.
In Him, Mae
My first blog post after our newest baby!
Hi to you all!
In this video I talk about, and show off our new baby, Faith Irene. And tell about how she got her name. And how faith and peace go together.
Hope you enjoy!
And stayed tuned for more weekly blog posts. Now that I am up and going after our baby, I plan to do these video blog posts weekly again.
In Him, Mae
I am a wife to my wonderful husband, Paul, of over 22 years. Mommy to 9 blessings, ages 21 to 3 years. Our 2nd oldest son, at age 14, has gone on to be with the Lord on April 19th, 2017. I share about that new road we are on here on my blog.
My first 7 years of blogging.
Great inspirational reading!
"I believe a greater intimacy with God leads us to an inner peace, unquenchable joy, & an ever-lasting hope regardless of what we go through in life." Mae