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It is so nice to see all the love, attention, appreciation moms get today…
It’s lovely to see them being pampered by cards, the flowers, special lunch/dinner with their son/daughter.
My mom was so…excited when we wished her. Wish I was there close by to give her some special surprise!
How blessed we are!
😦 But thinking of the many moms and dads who have gone to the grave broken hearted, because of disrespect and lack of honor shown to them and without once having heard their child say a “I love you”, “I thank you” or share a meal with them or see them do even small acts of kindness, to make them feel loved, appreciated, honored.
😦 How many times our moms tears, sighs, pain goes unnoticed though our tears and pains have broken their hearts. Sometimes their tender love, care and concern for us has been returned by a cold indifference.
Godly parents are concerned about the sous of their children but there are children dispise their counsel and stubbornly follow their rebellious path and still parents don’t stop praying.
May we those who still have our mom/dads/ or both parents around, always love and honor them.
These are days when God is turning the hearts of parents to children and children to parents(Malachi 4:6)
May God change hearts, bind, heal restore this beautiful relationship…!
You know what is a Godly mother’s greatest reward?
(Read the quote below)
This would definitely be my greatest Reward!
And I will say that to my mom…!
This is from the ‘Signs of the times’ Nov 3rd 1881
Quote:
Mother’s greatest Reward
When at the Judgement seat the books shall be opened; when the “well done” of The Great Judge is pronounced, and the crown of immortal glory is placed upon the brow of the victor, many will raise their crowns in the sight of the assembled universe and pointing to their mother say, ” She made me all I am through the grace of God. Her instructions, her prayers have lead me to my eternal Salvation.”
This would be that mother’s greatest reward.
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Be blessed,
Happy Mother’s day to all you precious moms here today and everyday!
Julia

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Wikipedia describes “A homemaker” as “a person whose main job is to take care of his or her own family home and children. Traditionally, the job of homemaker is done by women and the job of provider is done by men, but both men and women can be providers and homemakers.”
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In the last few days I have been in converstaion with some ‘Homemakers’.
And I realised a few of them felt ‘unworthy’, ‘unappreciated’, ‘used and abused’ about what they do, because some tend to look down on a woman who chooses to work as a full-time homemaker. Some think only the “uneducated” and “jobless” will really choose to stay at home.
I hope people who look down on stay at home moms will understand that a “full time homemaker” is also doing an honorable job!
I am not an accidental full time homemaker but loved to be one and chose to be one. It is not an easy job always but I wouldn’t trade it for a second.
But I am also so…in awe of those who manage a career out and also is a homemaker!
God appreciates all we do as a woman, indoors or out.
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“A woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates.” (Proverbs 31:31)
This I write just to write to those who are at home the whole day taking care of it.
Homemaking is sure an honorable profession.
Every homemaker may not have a full-time or part-time maid, some may not have even a washing machine, dishwasher or microwave to assist them and make work a bit easy but still it is a job of great worth!
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Life of a homemaker may not be easy as a walk on a bed of roses. As most of our lives is spent pressing on, believing, holding on in faith, praying, paying bills, making beds, fixing breakfast and lunch, helping kids with home work, wiping their tears, crying with them etc.
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And many hours during the day we may be all alone and may feel no one really cares.
So much of what homemakers go unrecognized. The beds made every morning, toilets scrubbed, every meal made, other chores around home, errands run to the market, dust, sweep, clean etc may not necessarily get noticed.
Seeing that our family members take their medications, vitamins, eat the right food, or stop them from eating stuff that is not good for them ensures their good health but they may fail to see our heart of concern.

But today it is good to remind ourselves that God is with us, watching over us, so consider it all joy that we are never alone at home. Let us do all we do as unto Him and not unto man.
Ephesians 6: 7 “Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people, 8 because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do, whether they are slave or free.”
So let us do what we do with all our heart.
Colossians 3:23, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,”
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A stay at home mom has a lot of rewarding moments too! Homemaker who handles a lot of household responsibilities may not be paid for their service but it is a greatly rewarding job as it is a joy to see kids grow, being there to see them take their first step, lift them when they fall, their hug when you have a tear in your eyes and so many such priceless moments.
And we get a lot of time to persue our hobbies (writing/stitching/knitting/painting/gardening or whatever it may be), get time to be alone with our Lord in between our chores and can do so much more.
So “Homemakers” are doing a great job too!
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Be blessed…
A “Full time” homemaker,
Julia

 
“How many things the Lord desires to do, yet He does not perform them because His people do not pray. He will wait until men agree with Him and then He will work”
~Watchman Nee “Let us Pray”
“Prayerlessness in manifested by no praying at all or too little praying.”
But God’s Word says pray without ceasing.
Let’s make prayer our priority. Every true revival began with prayer. R.A. Torrey writes of Jonathan Edwards (The Great Awakening) that he, ” so laboured in prayer that he wore the hard wooden boards into grooves where his knees pressed so often and so long..”

When was the last time we knelt down before God in prayer…? 
When was the last time we stood in the gap and interceded for others…?
Daniel 6:10Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went home. And in his upper room, with his windows open toward Jerusalem, he knelt down on his knees three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as was his custom since early days.
(WOW!!! This was his custom since early days..PRAISE GOD!!)
Luke 22:41
And He(Jesus) was withdrawn from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and prayed,
Luke 6:12
Now it came to pass in those days that He (Jesus) went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.

“Our greatest victories are won on our knees and with empty stomachs.”Julio C. Ruibal
Bring us to our knees Lord!

Teach us to pray….
In Jesus Name
Amen

Moving on to Higher grounds….

Posted: January 6, 2014 in Daily Thought
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Let us not talk to discouragers, doubters when in a hard place or walking the difficult path, but look up to God, hold on to His word and communicate with people who will lift us up and pray with us, lift us up and help us move on.
Sometime we need to disconnect from people who will hold us back and move ahead to the higher place God has prepared for us.
Have a super blessed week!
Julia
 
 
Waiting for your mate?
Wait for God’s Best! 
It may delay…but waiting in total surrender to His will is always for your best..
“…Many plans are in a man’s mind, but it is the Lord’s purpose for him that will stand….” ( Proverbs 19: 21 )
When you wait on Him, though you don’t see anything happening you can rest assured He is preparing the BEST for you…:) And one day you will be greatly rewarded for waiting on Him and holding on to Him and His Word!
Do not be upset when your plans fail, if you are God’s child, He has something better in store for you because He looks at things with eternity in mind!
Sometimes God makes radical changes not to harm you but to stop you from being harmed! He sometimes disconnects you from a relationship because He knows it is not good for you!
Sometimes He changes the path you walk because He sees much ahead of you and knows that way would lead to your destruction.
Through delays may be God’s teaching you to be patient! 
He sure is writing a beautiful love story…
May His plans be fulfilled in your life,
May you find a mate who is ‘after God’s heart’!
Be Blessed,

Julia 
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Hi…family, friends, brothers and sisters,
This is the day  Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it!
November 14th is celebrated as the “Children’s Day” in India. Well, are children to be remembered and appreciated just on one day in the year? 
♥Children are a gift from God. He entrusted them to us. There are angels assigned to watch over little children. 
**Matthew 18: 10 “See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.” 
♥And these angels always watch the Father’s face. So we need to value our kids, each of them are special in God’s eyes. 
♥Let kids not be aborted or ignored. God cares for a child, right from when it’s formed in it’s mothers womb. 
They are precious!
 **HEBREWS 11:23 says,”By Faith Moses’ parents hid him for 3 months after he was born because they say he was no ordinary child and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.”
♥Every child on earth is special because God has great plans for each of them.
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**Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” 
♥So, If we show our children when they are young the right and only way of truth, as they grow older even if they go astray or wander away, they will know to find their way back!
The only way we need to show are kids is the way of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is the only way, truth and life!
John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
♥If our kids wander away from the path they are trained to walk as we fervently pray the Lord will bring them back  from their captivity. With our Lord there is always hope, as we persevere in prayer the Lord will bring them back. God’s Word says in…
**Jeremiah 31:16-17 “Thus saith the Lord; Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears: for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the Lord; and they [your children] shall come again from the land of the enemy. And there is hope in thine end, saith the Lord, that thy children shall come again to their own border.”
Let us always pray blessing over our children. God has given them to us to bring them up in the fear and admonition of the Lord. Bill Gothard writes, “A verbal blessing is made up of three powerful forces: our words, God’s Word, and God’s name. The power of our words alone is affirmed by the Scripture that states, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue” (Proverbs 18:21).”
♥Let us be there for our kids when they need us…
May God bless all children young and old, now and always.
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Julia
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 Psalm 19:14
 
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
Words do have the power to break or mend, wound or heal. 
Abba Father may our words bring healing to the wounded, 
 
hope to the hopeless, bind the broken, help to lead the lost and 
 
wandering souls to you. Let our words be seasoned with salt. 
 
Forgive us for reckless words, O Lord 
 
In Jesus Name Amen
 
 Colossians 4:6
Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.