Many people walk around, struggling silently with vices. They try, if at all, to deal with those vices without drawing attention to themselves, however, more often than not, something seeps through the cracks and a weakness or wicked flaw can be observed by others.
Some Hidden and Obvious Vices:
The Christian who has to deal with an unwanted vice wars with herself. She battles her cravings, her desires, her longings, her addictions, only to realize that she can do nothing without the help of someone much stronger. Alone, she will continue to be lost, but with God, all things are possible…especially when it comes to overcoming a vice.
Where Real Life Meets the Word of God:
Trading Vices…What Do You Have to Say About the Matter?/What Does the Bible Say About All of the Issues?
Scenario #1: A married, Christian woman is unfaithful to her unbelieving husband. The husband discovers his wife’s infidelity. Although the infidelity is not physical in nature, rather it is emotional, it has shattered the trust between the partners. The couple decide to stay together, however, believing that divorce is not an option for them. In retaliation for the unfaithful act committed by his spouse, the husband decides to reconnect with an old female friend via Facebook. The wife struggles with this greatly. Instead of talking with her husband or seeking out professional help, the woman turns to drowning her sorrows in a harmful substance. She approaches you, as her dear Christian friend, to counsel her and advise her on what to do. Is there a message of forgiveness, hope, redemption, and/or deliverance that can you can share?
What do you have to say about the matter?
What does the Bible say about all of the issues?
(A Special Phone Tree BSG Post on Overcoming Vices)
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Author: Tess Masters
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Kingdom Woman – Her Church, Her Community
“As you seek to be a kingdom woman, you need to know what matters most to the King, so it can matter most to you.”
“You will know that a woman is a kingdom woman if she knows how to hold her tongue…your tongue reveals the level of your spiritual maturity, and that’s what matters when God goes looking for a kingdom woman to use for His glory and kingdom agenda.”
“Whatever it is that God has given you – be it a talent, gift, or unique capacity in life – He has done it on purpose. Not so you will hoard your blessings, but so you can use the position He has given you to bring about His purposes in the lives of others around you.”
“A kingdom woman is not a perfect woman. She is a forgiven woman. She is a woman who has been loved by the Master despite her past, her weaknesses, or her struggles. She is bold. She is the woman who, because she has nothing left to lose, puts it all on the line to point others to the Giver of Life.”
Scripture Reflection for the Kingdom Woman: Psalm 62:5-8
Encouragement for the Kingdom Woman & the Aspiring Kingdom Woman: Know God and you will find yourself. Trust God and you will find your voice. Believe God and you will find your way home.
Kingdom Woman – Doing Life (Thoughts on Her Personal Life and Family Life)
“In your personal life as a kingdom woman, it is essential to note that in the good things of life, you should try not to lose the important things…How you schedule your time, as well as your resources, reveals what is truly important.”
“Pruning. Pain. Passionate pursuit of God. All three lead to bearing fruit in the life of a kingdom woman.”
“When you are within your prescribed role, God is free to flow His kingdom blessing both to you and through you.”
“A kingdom woman operates and aligns herself under the comprehensive rule of God without fear. If you will align yourself under God and honor Him in light of the distinct functions He has established within marriage and the parenting role, you can expect to experience God in unprecedented ways.”
Scripture Reflection for the Kingdom Woman: Psalm 37:3-5
Encouragement for the Kingdom Woman & the Aspiring Kingdom Woman: Never busy yourself with the cares of life so much so that you cannot partake of the presence of the LORD. Each day that you are given should be a testament to His goodness. Exalt Him in all things. Delight in Him. Praise Him with joy and gladness. Experience Him anew in every moment, and share that lesson with all who will hear.