If you are joining me here today because of my devotion running at Proverbs 31 Ministries, welcome! You picked a great day to stop by because today, the P31 Team is celebrating with a Carnival of Give-Aways and we are inviting you to join us! Some are celebrating their love of nature. Others grandbabies on the way. Come along and join the fun! You’ll find the list of the team members and their give aways at the bottom of this post.
In the devo today, I talked about having the right equipment, specifically the right equipment to do battle with our enemy, Satan. The battlefield is our mind and the equipment we need is prayer and God’s Word.
I’d like to share with you some of my favorite verses for the things I struggle with:
When I really need wisdom for a decision:
“The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand.” Psalm 37: 23 – 24
When I need to learn when to keep my mouth shut or when to open it:
“Though you probe my heart and examine me, you will find nothing; I have resolved that my mouth will not sin.” Psalm 17:3
When I am struggling to allow His will in my life; refusing to control a situation:
Isaiah 46:10 “I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose (meaning God’s) will stand and I will do all I please.”
For me, spiritual warfare starts in my mind and heart, but often it is something I have to do outwardly as well. It might involve cranking up worship music to crowd out the wrong thoughts. I have been known to talk out loud, speaking truth to overcome the lies I may be hearing in my head. Whatever shape it takes, I determine to partner with the Holy Spirit to see victory and not give in to what I know is not truth or good. Friend, Jesus wants you to experience His victory in EVERY area of your life and as you see it come to past, that is something to celebrate!!!!
Today I’m giving away a Mom and Me prize pack – For a teen girl- the 3 book series B.A.B.E. series by Andrea Stephens (Beautiful, Accepted, Blessed, Eternally Significant) for the teen and for Mom a $10 gift card to Starbucks along with Lynn’s CD “Building a Bridge to Your Child’s Heart”. Just leave me a comment on why you would like to have this prize pack and please be sure to leave your email address so that I can contact you!
Year Chronological Bible and her book Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner: The
Transforming Power of God’s Story.
Shari Braendel is givng away 3
beautiful jewelry pieces to begin a spring wardrobe with! One for a Glamour
Girl, one for a Movie Star and one for a Rock Star!
Francesca’s Gift card, redeemable at www.francescascollections.com
marriage conference call (see her blog for details) and her new book What a
Wife Needs from Her Husband.
I’m giving away a prize for mom and a prize for a teen girl in her life – the 3 book series B.A.B.E. series by Andrea Stephens (Beautiful, Accepted, Blessed, Eternally Significant) for the teen and for Mom a $10 gift card to Starbucks along with Lynn’s CD “Building a Bridge to Your Child’s Heart”.
it, a copy of her book on celebrations entitled Homespun Memories for the Heart: More Than 200 Ideas to Make Unforgettable Moments.
Suzie Eller is giving away a webcam!
copy of My Heart’s Cry by Anne Graham Lotz and a piece of jewelry Zoe style!
$20.00 Starbucks Gift Card and a copy of Karen Ehman’s book: A Life That
Says Welcome, Simple Ways to Open Your Heart and Home to Others.
“Overcoming Stress with Extraordinary Faith” and a Soulmates Slipper with
Christian Notepad and Pen.
a hardback copy of The Daily Message: Through the Bible in One Year by
Eugene Peterson (which you can read this along with her this year) and the
Williams-Sonoma Muffins cookbook.
giving away a copy of her book Out of the Mouths of Babes and her CD Yes,
No, and Maybe of a Balanced Life
www.EncouragementCafe.com are giving away an Encouragement Cafe mug and
t-shirt at both sites!
cookbook Sharing Grace: Recipes- Family Traditions-Gift ideas and a
Starbucks gift card.
away her Birds in My Mustard Tree Bible Study with an I-tunes gift card.
“Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl” 6 week DVD set and a copy of
Renee’s message “Living Beyond the Shadow of Doubt” on DVD.
Club gift pack including 4 copies of Lysa’s book, Am I Messing Up My Kids?
and a 30-minute Q&A; conference call with Lysa.
children – From the Pound to the Palace
work@home: A Practical Guide for Woman Who Want to Work from Home and a
French Country Wire Silverware Basket
She Reads is giving away two novels, Watch Over Me by Christa Parrish and
Screen Play by Chris Coppernoll, and chocolate, courtesy of the authors.
They will tell the story of how their writing brought them together – a love
story, quite literally, fit for a novel!
giving away a copy of Do the Hard Thing along with a RadRev t-shirt!ur