The Weekly Word
This verse struck me like a baseball bat! In fact, after I read it, I have become more aware of my tendency to please people rather than standing on the Word of God and being true to His calling on my life.
I understand Paul is clearly arguing the false teaching that we are saved by works or the law instead of faith. However, when I read the Word, on top of searching for His truth, I also search for God to show me the practical application to my life today.
That being said, I went online and read this Bible study. The author suggested that we ask “What would God want from me?”
As I’ve begun this practice, the results are amazing: increased thoughtfulness, kindness, courage and a sense of calm. When listening to someone speak, I am learning to ask God to allow me to see through His eyes. The results are amazing, and admittedly, scary at times. However, He is faithful and His peace and guidance fill the atmosphere.
Going forward, let us pray for awareness of any people pleasing tendencies in our hearts and then ask ourselves, “What would God want from me?” As the author suggested, let our actions be for God’s glory, not for man’s glory.
'Tis the season for Christmas books. Hope you are enjoying all of them.ReplyDelete
Nice Christmas listening. I love that the J Chiaverini books were partially responsible for you taking up quilting. Emilie Richards Shenandoah books were totally responsible for me taking up quilting. One day I'll read the Chiaverini books, I read the first one but would need to read it again. Congrats on the patchwork Christmas quilt finish.ReplyDelete
I like the covers of your Spanish books.ReplyDelete
Those crochet ornaments are beautiful!! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!ReplyDelete
Good luck with your reading challenges! I'm trying to choose mine for next year too. It's tempting to sign up for all of them, but that would be a terrible idea.ReplyDelete
I am close on my Mount TBR challenge, I love that your daughter sent books to help you!! So awesome! I will most likely not finish the Literary Escapes challenge, but think I will finish the rest. I was thinking I probably will not do any reading challenges, but I will do the Goodreads challenge, and Chantel's reading challenge, and beyond that I am not sure yet. Have a great week!ReplyDelete
I'm a people pleaser, too. Thank you for the reminder about focusing on pleasing God, not man.ReplyDelete
The Christmas Blessing and The Christmas Hope sound lovely. I like the idea of cleaning out my e-reader, but I suspect I will not be very good at it...Still thinking...
Very pretty blocks!
I LOVE those yarn ornaments! Thank you for the link to her IG, I am following her now. Yours turned out fantastic and look great on your tree. Now I need to get some ornaments to experiment on. :D That Pretty Kitty tea towel is just adorable. Will you give it to kitty? ;) How nice of your daughter to do the quilting on your pretty Patchwork Christmas Quilt. Thank you for sharing with To Do Tuesday!ReplyDelete
Love the crochet ornaments! I chuckled when I saw the Quidditch book in the stack. :)ReplyDelete
Delighted to have you join in with the Nonfiction Reader Challenge in 2023!ReplyDelete