Verse of the Year: Matthew 11:28

At the International Christian Mompreneur Network, we’re not making New Year’s Resolutions. We’re choosing a scripture verse to guide us through the year instead. We’re selecting a verse that speaks to our hearts and offers support, hope or motivation for us to live out the following year with purpose and direction. The following is part of a series of posts featuring members of the International Christian Mompreneur Network sharing their scripture verse of the year. We pray these posts will inspire and encourage you to select a scripture verse to guide you through the year as well.

Verse of the Year 2015 by Kelly Garrett

“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28

Matthew11I started a new tradition this year with my family. On New Year’s Day, my husband and I sat down and worked on divinely inspired goals for the year. Using Theresa’s worksheet as a guide, we wrote ourselves letters from God telling us what He had in store for the year.

As I was writing my letter, this verse came to mind. God was telling me that I needed to stop worrying about the little details that I stress over. I needed to relax and know that He has it taken care of for me. More specifically, I have been worrying a lot lately about some important decisions I need to make in my business and was lacking the confidence to make them. God was telling me that I need not worry. I already have all of the tools and knowledge I need to make these decisions, but I am getting in my own way by second-guessing myself. I need to trust in Him and give my burdens to Him. He will handle the rest. This is something that I, as a detail-oriented person struggle with. Sometimes I don’t even realize I am trying too hard to hold on to things and fail to see the stress and anxiety it’s causing in my life. That’s when I hear a gentle nudge from God, telling me to give Him my worries. [Read more…]

Verse of the Year 2015: Romans 2:13

At the International Christian Mompreneur Network, we’re not making New Year’s Resolutions. We’re choosing a scripture verse to guide us through the year instead. We’re selecting a verse that speaks to our hearts and offers support, hope or motivation for us to live out the following year with purpose and direction. The following is part of a series of posts featuring members of the International Christian Mompreneur Network sharing their scripture verse of the year. We pray these posts will inspire and encourage you to select a scripture verse to guide you through the year as well.

Verse of the Year 2015 by Susan Seay

“Merely hearing God’s law is a waste of your time if you don’t do what he commands. Doing, not hearing, is what makes the difference with God.” Romans 2:13 (MSG)

Rom 2:13This is my year to take action on the dreams God has placed in my heart. It’s time! But can I be honest with you- I’m scared.

I’ve been dreaming about writing a book and working with moms for a long time. In fact I launched a whole business that helped authors and speakers to create courses for moms. However, deep down I really wanted that for me. To console myself I would say….”one day”.

My habit was to sense God’s direction for my life, nod in agreement, and then do- nothing.

This year is different.

How about you?

Has God been leading you to step out in a bigger way?

Do you sense Him leading you, but you’re waiting for the “right time”? [Read more…]

Verse of the Year 2015: Romans 15:13

At the International Christian Mompreneur Network, we’re not making New Year’s Resolutions. We’re choosing a scripture verse to guide us through the year instead. We’re selecting a verse that speaks to our hearts and offers support, hope or motivation for us to live out the following year with purpose and direction. The following is part of a series of posts featuring members of the International Christian Mompreneur Network sharing their scripture verse of the year. We pray these posts will inspire and encourage you to select a scripture verse to guide you through the year as well.

Verse of the Year 2015 by Linda Armes

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (NIV) Romans 15:13

“It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” Deuteronomy 31:8

challengesThe word of the year is: Challenges

God gave me this word back in November. And for 2 months, it has had my insides tied up in knots. I am willing to submit to whatever the Lord has planned for me; I wrestled with that long ago and have completely given Him my whole heart and life. But I feel like the last 6 years have already been a huge challenge. And last year’s word was Deliverance. Shouldn’t deliverance (from these last 6 years of difficulties) bring – say, Peace, or Relaxation, or Restoration of spirit, etc? Why, after I have been promised Deliverance would the next year’s word be Challenges? I have grudgingly accepted that word for next year, feeling in my spirit that it just negates whatever deliverance I have received from God this past year, almost like it never happened or wouldn’t last or wasn’t worth receiving. It has negated any hope I have felt about receiving 2014’s deliverance – like it wasn’t a true deliverance, just a faux deliverance if I had to go back into challenges.

I am wrong. I know that. But I haven’t been able to change my attitude about it. I have spent untold hours playing out scenarios of what challenges would be coming my way in 2015 – what crisis would emerge, what financial challenges would there be, what personal relationship would fall apart? How would I manage it, how would I survive, where would I find the resources to keep going? Did I even have the strength to face another challenging year or should I just throw in the towel now and not even have to deal with it?

It wasn’t until this week, though, that God gave me the verses for 2015 to back up my word of the year. And I got them while just mindlessly scrolling through Facebook on my phone. There they were – in 2 separate posts – just random verse posts by people or groups that I follow. They jumped out so strongly in the midst of random, bored scrolling, that they could only have come from God. And they jumpstarted my soul so intensely that I know they were His voice speaking to me. [Read more…]