A Weekly Encouragement Series based on Hope for the Weary Mom Devotional by Stacey Thacker and Brooke McGlothlin
A Hope (A Quote from the Book):
“In the very moment of fear – the very moment when I feel my most vulnerable, wondering if God will pull through and be good to me one more time – I can say No! to my temptation to fear and Yes! to God’s truth instead, allowing his perspective to flood mine, pushing fear away with it.” (p.19, He Is Good)
A Help (A Message of Encouragement for Your Journey): As mothers, we have a lot on us. We have to get things done. We have no time for fear, and yet fear seems to have time for many of us. Fear creeps in when we least expect it. It comes into our homes and hearts, wanting to take up residence. It wants to paralyze us, keeping us in an immobile state and hindering us from moving forward into the arms of God. It wants to burden us, weighing us down so heavily that we cannot remember to release our cares to the One who cares most. Finally, it wants to manipulate us, creating doubt and anxiety so that we question whether or not God will provide for us or even save us. But from this moment on, let us agree to confidently shout out a NO! in the face of fear and a YES! to God, believing, trusting and knowing that He will faithfully show Himself strong in our lives.
- Your Hope & Help Lesson for the Week: God’s grace, power, and strength will always cover you.
- Your Hope & Help Scripture for the Week: 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
A Heart (A Prayer from My Heart to Yours): Father, You are indeed the Almighty. All power is in Your hands. I come before You humbly asking that You touch the heart, home, and life of every woman and/or mother in this group and beyond. Show Your love, grace, power and strength to each one. Replace the fear, the doubt, the anxiety and the unbelief that each person carries with Your truth. Help us all to remember to cling to Your Word and promises. In the saving name of Jesus. Amen.
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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.
Kingdom Woman – The Possibilities and Prayers of a Kingdom Woman
“The journey of a kingdom woman is for the woman who is willing to learn the value of getting to know Christ along the path of faith rather than focusing on the path itself.”
“…if you will respond in faith to the one true God, if you will honor Him with your actions despite the chaos around you, if you choose to walk the path of faith that He has called you to, even when you are unsure of the outcome, He will honor, protect, and establish you as a kingdom woman.”
“A kingdom woman knows how to pray…call on God with the authority to get His attention or favor based on your legal status granted by the blood of Jesus Christ and the new covenant.”
“…kingdom women…pray kingdom prayers.”
Scripture Reflection for the Kingdom Woman: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Encouragement for the Kingdom Woman & the Aspiring Kingdom Woman: Place your heart and your hope in God’s hands. He will not fail you. He is faithful and just. He will keep His word even when others may not. If you are hesitant or doubtful in any way, pray to Him and He will answer you.
Kingdom Woman – The Power and Pursuit of Faith
“When kingdom women become passionate about what God is passionate about, positive change can occur in lives, families, communities, and even our nation.”
“Kingdom women understand that one of the secrets to a life full of the power of faith is to honor God by what you give to Him and what you give to others in His name.”
“A kingdom woman of faith must pursue both Christ and the authority of the Scripture with a heart of humility. It is only when you kneel down…when you humble yourself under His divine authority based on His divine Word, that you will get the power you need to live out the fullness of your destiny.”
“A kingdom woman pursues Christ in private and in public.”
Scripture Reflection for the Kingdom Woman: Ephesians 3:14-21
Encouragement for the Kingdom Woman & the Aspiring Kingdom Woman: Dare to believe God. Believe Him for His power in and over your life. Believe Him for His deliverance and resolution regarding that which you face. Believe Him for His promise of salvation. If your faith is as small as a mustard seed, don’t worry, God can work with that. Passionately pursue Him in every way and know that He will perfectly provide.
Kingdom Woman – A Woman of Excellence/A Woman of Commitment
“…a kingdom woman understands that her unique position calls her to a higher standard than what the culture has set. She knows that God has ordained her for a destiny of excellence.”
“Much of what comes in the life of a kingdom woman will not make headlines. For much of what you do, you may never receive thanks. People may only notice when you are not there or if you don’t do it. But that reality doesn’t change your significance. You are a rare find, a precious jewel.”
“God loves people, women, who are willing to trade in their shining exteriors for usefulness in His kingdom. God treasures the one who desires His purposes over an easy life…God loves the woman who trusts that He will only let her experience the grit and grime necessary for Him to fully use her for His glory.”
“Being a kingdom woman of commitment involves making a decision based in faith to follow God’s prescribed path while aligning yourself under His authority. It will rarely be a path you would have chosen on your own, but it will always lead you to your destiny…”
Scripture Reflection for the Kingdom Woman: Philippians 3:13-15
Encouragement for the Kingdom Woman & the Aspiring Kingdom Woman: God has a word and a way just for you. Don’t doubt that and don’t doubt Him. Humble yourself before Him and He will lift you up. Commit your life to Him and know that He will always do well by you. Give and grow from the place where you stand and trust the LORD to use it in such a way that brings forth the best for His glory and that brings forth the best for your spiritual transformation and excellency.
Kingdom Woman – A Woman of Value/A Woman of Hope
“What sets a kingdom woman apart from any other woman boils down to her fear of God. Her reverence determines her actions, thoughts, words, and priorities.”
“The best news is that when you are a kingdom woman who chooses to walk in the fear of the Lord, then it’s His job to find and provide the tools you need to get His work done.”
“…being a kingdom woman isn’t summed up in just going to church more or doing more good things. It’s about connecting with the One who gives hope.”
“A key aspect of your life as a kingdom woman is in how you view and respond to Jesus. Is He merely something attached to a ritual or a routine…Or do you view Him as a real Person who longs to have a relationship with you?”
Scripture Reflection for the Kingdom Woman: Proverbs 31 & Luke 13:10-17
Encouragement for the Kingdom Woman & the Aspiring Kingdom Woman: The season that you are in is purposed and able to bring you closer to the One who loves you above and beyond. The things you are experiencing or have to deal with will serve to draw you into a more trusting relationship with the LORD whom you love. Focus all your attention on Him. He will steer you, fill you, nurture you, and save you.
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