It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

The Stages of Life

In all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28

King Solomon wrote in Ecclesiates
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.

Our lives consist of a wide range of activities. Each stage of life we need to keep our focus on God.

We experience good times and bad, laughter and tears, poverty and wealth, sickness and health. Each stage brings different experiences and challenges. We need to be flexible and adjust to whatever that stage brings.

It is important that we adjust in order to successfully move from one stage to another.

Here are 6 questions to ask yourself that will really help you to cope

1. Am I experiencing God’s love at this stage of life
2. How am I loving God
3. What is my purpose for living
4. Who is in my grandstand
5. Am I in control of my actions and attitude
6. What lasting impression am I leaving

Sometimes when we are having difficulties we find ourselves blaming God.
Or we wonder if we are disappointing God with our actions

Can God really love me?

Yes, He really does!

Where ever we are, God is here.

A.W. Tozer

He is here this very moment. Nothing can separate us from the love of God.

Psalm 44:21
God…knows the secrets of the heart

Strive to focus on Jesus, not on the circumstances or people causing our difficulty.

In Philippians 4:6 we are told not to worry about anything, but instead to pray about everything and tell God our needs. We can pray at anytime, in any place.

We women can experience a stage where we become restless and overloaded
So we must regularly ask God ‘ What do you want me to do at this stage of my life.

At this point all we can do is wait and listen. In order to hear God we have to spend time with the Scriptures. He even speaks through unlikely people sometimes.

We just have to wait and listen.

The Lord will show you the way as you trust Him with all your heart.

It is extremely important to be flexible and open to change. If you are not flexible you are going to break.

Suddenly thing happen…the car breaks down, the washing machine breaks, there is an accident or something unexpected changes your plans. In spite of these temporary set backs, remain faithful to the Lord and tell yourself ‘This too shall pass’

The Lord wants us to be faithful in every stage of life.

As we journey along in life we can also develop a satisfied heart.and life will become a peaceful adventure rather than a disappointment

There are many treasured moments in life, but they don’t remain. The become only memories of peaceful times.. But if we are satisfied with our Lord we have His peace anytime.

Build up your attitude by spending time with the Word of God. Memorizing verses or placing them on cards where you see them helps to instill good thoughts. Don’t depend on others to keep your spirit up.

The impression we leave with others should be one of a Christlike manner.
Depend on Lord to uphold you and guide you and when you do, others will see an extraordinary woman of God.

Love Him with all your heart and be faithful.

In the next chapter we'll take a look at how Jesus cared for women.

'On Ya' - ma

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