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    I am a wife, mom of 2 beautiful children and daughter of my Heavenly Father. God has taken me through some amazing journeys. With each challenge I have learned more about His amazing Love and Grace. Take some time out of your busy, hectic day and join me as we sit in the Calm of God's Presence.

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Day 13 – Loyalty

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But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or turn back from following you; for where you go, I will go, and where you lodge, I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God. Where you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. Thus may the Lord do to me, and worse, if anything but death parts you and me.”

Ruth 1:16-17 NASB

The story of Ruth is one of my all time favorites in the Bible. Ruth not only made a commitment to her husband, but she also made a commitment to his mother, Naomi. When her husband died and Naomi urged her to go back to her family, she refused, vowing to stay with her until death.

When you make a commitment, in what way or how do you keep your word? Would your spouse, friends or employer consider you a loyal person? Today, as you spend time with God, ask Him to reveal any issues you may have with loyalty. Ask Him to show you what you need to do to be a person of your word.

Thanksgiving

Thank God for the quiet moments to spend in His Presence. Thank God for the people in your life who show loyalty to you.

Focus

Ask God to remove distractions so you may focus your heart and mind on Him. Jot down notes on your notepad of things that need to be done later.

God’s Revelation through His Word

Are there spiritual lessons, truths or principles that you can learn? What attributes of loyalty does Ruth display? Are any of these attributes displayed in your life? Are you a person who would be described as loyal? What changes is God asking you to make in order to be more loyal?

Prayer

Pray God’s Words back to Him, making it personally applicable to you. Talk with God about the changes He is asking you to make. Lay them at the foot of The Cross.

In His Calm,

mary signaturenavy

This series At The Cross is part of the Write 31 Days series. Write 31 Days is an online writing challenge hosted by Crystal Stine where bloggers pick one topic and write a post on that topic every day in October. Click here to see all the posts in the series At The Cross.

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Day 12 – You are Chosen

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You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

1 John 4:4 NIV

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

1 Peter 2:9 NIV

My friend, do you feel lonely and unloved? Do you wonder if anyone notices you? Do you know and believe you are a chosen child of God? In this busy world we live in it’s easy to feel overlooked and lonely. But guess what, God chose you!! You are His child and He wants to spend time with you! So today, rest comfortably in knowing He loves you, He chose you and you belong to Him.

 

Thanksgiving

Thank God for the quiet moments to spend in His Presence.

Focus

Ask God to remove distractions so you may focus your heart and mind on Him.

God’s Revelation through His Word

Circle or underline the words or phrases that stand out to you? In your journal write out how you know you are a chosen child of God. Share with Him the hurt and pain you experience from the feeling of loneliness, being unloved and overlooked.

Prayer

Pray God’s Words back to Him, making it personally applicable to you. Spend time in prayer thanking God for loving you so much that He chose you. Ask Him to help you see and experience His love in your daily life.

In His Calm,

mary signaturenavy

This series At The Cross is part of the Write 31 Days series. Write 31 Days is an online writing challenge hosted by Crystal Stine where bloggers pick one topic and write a post on that topic every day in October. Click here to see all the posts in the series At The Cross.

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Day 11 – Trusting God with our Financial Needs

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I have experienced times of need and times of abundance. In any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of contentment, whether I go satisfied or hungry, have plenty or nothing. I am able to do all things through the one who strengthens me. … And my God will supply your every need according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:12-13, 19 NET

Financial needs can stress us more than just about anything. Philippians 4:19 tells us, God will supply our every need. Do you believe that? Do you trust that? Are you content with what God has given you? As you spend time in this passage today, are there areas of your finances you need to hand over to God? Ask God for His wisdom and insight in the areas you need to lay before Him.

Thanksgiving

Thank God for the quiet moments to spend in His Presence.

Focus

Ask God to remove distractions so you may focus your heart and mind on Him.

God’s Revelation through His Word

Are there words or phrases that stand out to you? As God reveals the areas of your finances you need to lay before Him list those areas in your journal. Is God asking you to make changes in your lifestyle in order for Him to meet your needs? Write those changes in your journal.

Prayer

Pray God’s Words back to Him, making it personally applicable to you. Is God asking you to do something? Do you have financial need? Lay it at the foot of The Cross and ask God to meet that need. Ask Him to help you commit daily to make the changes He is asking you to make.

In His Calm,

mary signaturenavy

This series At The Cross is part of the Write 31 Days series. Write 31 Days is an online writing challenge hosted by Crystal Stine where bloggers pick one topic and write a post on that topic every day in October. Click here to see all the posts in the series At The Cross.

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Day 10 – Showing God’s Love

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Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes, You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Deuteronomy 6:4-9 ESV

We are called to love the Lord with all our heart, all our soul and with all our might. When we hold tight to these words, we will live them out in our daily lives with our family and our friends.

Parents, do you show your love for the Lord to your children? If someone were to ask them if their mom or dad loved God, how would they answer? Would your children be able to say you love the Lord based on how you treat them, the words you use in front of them, or your actions?

How about your friends or co-workers? Do you say one thing but your actions speak differently? Would someone be able to look at you without talking to you and know you love the Lord by your actions?

I know these are difficult questions but these are ones we need to ask ourselves. When we truly love the Lord with all our heart, soul and might it shows in our words and our actions with our family and friends. Today, I want you to focus on how you can keep God’s Word first in your heart, mind and life each day.

Thanksgiving

Thank God for the quiet moments to spend in His Presence.

Focus

Ask God to remove distractions so you may focus your heart and mind on Him

God’s Revelation through His Word

Are there words or phrases that stand out to you? Are there spiritual lessons, truths or principles that you can learn? Is God tapping on your heart telling you there are some changes you need to make in order for your family and friends to know of your love for God?

Prayer

Pray God’s Words back to Him, making it personally applicable to you. If God has revealed changes you need to make in your life ask Him to give you the strength to make those changes. Do you need to be more of an example to your children in your daily walk with God? Ask God to show you how to show His love to your children. Take these needs and lay them at the foot of The Cross and ask Him to give you the courage and ability to share His love with your family and your friends.

In His Calm,

mary signaturenavy

This series At The Cross is part of the Write 31 Days series. Write 31 Days is an online writing challenge hosted by Crystal Stine where bloggers pick one topic and write a post on that topic every day in October. Click here to see all the posts in the series At The Cross.

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