Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Full Armor of God!

For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Heb. 4:12

The Armor of God
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
I really loved reviewing these verses and I have been printing out pages for teaching to our Children.  I want them to  understand just what the Full Armor of God means.   We need to show them what the Bible teaches so that they can withstand the enemies arrows!  Helping our children learn about the Power of God and His Word is a Gift to them that we are mightily blessed by teaching!

1. Read the Armor of God verses in Ephesians 6:10-18
2. Memorize scriptures pointing out the Belt of Truth: (Psalm 18:1-3)  Breastplate of Righteousness; (providing us with the knowledge of the cleansing blood of Jesus Christ)
Sandals of Peace (provided to us by an ongoing relationship with Jesus Christ) Shield of FAITH ( Psalm 3:3) Helmet of Salvation: Salvation through Jesus Christ
Sword of the spirit: God's Word is Powerful and Real(John 1:14)

 Help your children know that the armor is not like a magic shield, you can't go into to sin and then expect it to magically keep away evil.
 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7
    God bless  you all as you strive to teach and train up your children :) Love Karen

Friday, February 17, 2012

My Mission Statement

I have a pretend interviewer asking me some of my thoughts about my blog and where it is going!

What are you hoping to accomplish through your blog?
I would love to share the things I have learned, the things I am learing and the desire of what I would like to learn in the future.
What are you already accomplishing with your blog?
I have been striving to help others learn about a farming lifestyle, a natural foods diet and the joys of Homeschooling.
Where is your blog taking you?
I have been challenged to stay diligent to blogging and to the many trials that bringing forth God's Truth has sent to me :)
Where are you taking your blog?I really would love to take my blog onto a level that would allow others to see that I am not perfect, have made mistakes and will make more and that the road ahead is not an easy one, but a fulfilling one.
My deepest thoughts are that God's Word is True and is Infallible, I will always use it and the principles in it to guide me.  I would also like to help younger women to Not look to others for their approval, and not expect your life to be that of mine. Our Vision for our Homes is a very personal Vision given to us by a Very PERSONAL GOD! When something works for me, I am happy to say it, happy to share what doesn't too, but that doesn't mean the same thing will be right or wrong for you. Each of us is accountable to God for what He leads and what He is asking us to do. If you homeschool, great, and if not, I encourage you to seek the Lord's leading, not mine. If you are a mommy that has a heart for her home, super, if not, I encourage you to seek a vision from the Lord. 
If you have any questions you would like for me to answer directly, PLEASE feel free to leave me a comment!  I would love to answer your questions.  I would love to bless you and I would be honored if you would share with me by posting a comment when you can!  When we all share, we all get so much more!  I am so thankful for each and everyone of you!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Biblical Love I Cor. 13:8

I began our Series on Biblical Love with this Post if you would like to read more
8Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. 9For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. 10But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
Love never Fails!
When you insert the Name of Jesus in the place of the word Love throughout the verses of 1Cor.13 you see that Perfect Love of Jesus.
 Jesus Never Fails!
His Love is perfect!  His Love unfailing!  He is PERFECT!  When He is in us we have HIS perfect Love to give to our families!  We have access to living a life based on His Perfect Love, and Acceptance.  We have a permanent  love.
1. existing perpetually; everlasting, especially lasting.  
2. intended to exist or function for a long, indefinite period without regard to unforeseeable conditions:
But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. Psalm 13:5

 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. John 15:12
When I look in my own life for the Love that never fails, I know I have failed.  I know that throughout my life as a Wife and Mother, I have failed many times!  Is my Love Perfect?  Is my Love forgiving, longsuffering, is my Love unFailing? No! a resounding No! But...
Of all the Gifts we are given in our Christian Life, it is the Gift of Forgiveness.  We have the ability to begin over!  Each time I have fallen (which have been many) the Lord is there to receive me and to forgive me!  To Pick me up and to dust me off and set me on my feet moving forward.  He has allowed me the Gift of Grace and He Gives me Unfailing Love for my Family.  I would encourage you in bringing Grace into your thoughts as you are dealing with your Family and that you would seek His Unfailing Love.

Thank you All for Joining Us all on our Biblical Love Series, if we can help you in anyway, please feel free to comment or if you need to ask me directly please use my personal email Victorianrosesoap@gmail.com
And a Very Special Thank You to My Friends:
 Renee @ I Am The Clay,
Kasey @ These Five of Mine Plus Two, 
Blair @ TheStraightened Path
and Gail @ The Imperfect Housewife

Saturday, February 11, 2012

We have a WINNER!!!!

 We are Celebrating!

We have drawn number 7
The Winner is Gail from Imperfect Housewife!

Congratulations to Gail Harris!
Thank you for Everyone that Entered
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