Tag Archive | Christian devotional for 2015

First things first…..some real soul food

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It can be a bit tricky as a busy mama to get into the word because there is always something to do. My mother is right when she says, ‘a mother’s job is never done’. Sometimes you think great i have gotten the children dressed and ready, house cleaned,dinner cooked and play group done but yet as soon as you sit down to read something else comes up.

It is no excuse for neglecting the word but sometimes its a real battle so i have devised a new strategy. As the summer hols is here i shall be waking up extra early whilst my lot are still snoozing. Today is the first day of my new strategy and i woke up about 7:30am to see my darling hubby off to work. As soon as he left i put the kettle on and made me a strong cuppa…you know the strong one where the tea bag stays in lol. I almost got distracted by the shopping channel ads trying to sell something that banishes ‘mummy aprons’. Anyhow i kept my focus and soon found myself lost in Colossians chapter 4 and 1Kings chapter 17. It was  not randomly selected, its just that i am following my churches reading and prayer diary so that is a great help. I am grateful i got some proper soul food in this morning and long may it continue…long after the hols!

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Happy new year ..2015 hip hip hooray

2015bannerI just wanted to take a moment to say a big happy new year to all mamablogbygrace visitors. Wow what a year 2014 has been. 2014 may not have been smooth sailing for some but in all things we give God thanks. We give God thanks for bringing us all into this beautiful new year and we thank Him for His mercy which endures forever for it is that Mercy and Grace which carried us all into this brand NEW year.

So happy new year to you, have a beautiful year filled with the goodness and favor of God. Dust your feet and shake off the issues of 2014 and leave it well behind you. A great Disney character by the name of Pumbaa once said, ‘ It’s times like this my buddy Timon here says: you got to put your behind in your past’. and he was right. With a thankful heart i encourage you ( and myself) to dust off the issues of 2014 and happily embrace 2015.

I feel as if Psalm 118:24 has come alive, ‘This is the day the Lord has made,We will rejoice and be glad in it’.  This is more than the day has the Lord has made…This is the year that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it as we continue to seek first the kingdom of God.

 

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