I am a blessed wife and mom!

Yesterday at C3 we celebrated Mother’s Day and continued our series, Five Star!  We also had the special opportunity of dedicating lots of beautiful children, and praying over them and their families!  We hope that all moms and ladies at C3 felt honored yesterday! You are precious to God and to us!

Here’s a video that we shared yesterday that I think all moms can relate to…

I was honored to have the opportunity to speak yesterday from James 3:13-18 on “What’s Controlling Your Life?” You can watch the sermon here and listen to it here.James 3:13-18 ” If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom.  But if you are bitterly jealous and there is selfish ambition in your heart, don’t cover up the truth with boasting and lying. For jealousy and selfishness are not God’s kind of wisdom. Such things are earthly, unspiritual, and demonic. For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and evil of every kind.  But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere.  And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.”I believe James is saying if you are wise and understand God’s ways,  prove it.We have 2 choices for the type of life we want to lead:

  1. We can live by the wisdom of God
  2. We can live by the foolishness of satan.

A life motivated by the enemy is full of…

  1. Bitter envy
  2. Selfish ambition
  3. Earthly concerns and desires
  4. Unspiritual thoughts and ideas

A life motivated by God is…

  1. Pure
  2. Peace loving or peaceable
  3. Gentle
  4. Considerate of others
  5. Mercy
  6. Good deeds
  7. Shows no favoritism
  8. Sincerity

To receive wisdom on how to walk in the Spirit and not in the flesh,Ask GodRead His WordPray ContinuallyBe in the House Our weekend worship set included…Your Name HighYou, You are GodBeautiful Exchange – HillsongArms Open Wide – HillsongReal –

I was honored to have the opportunity to speak yesterday from James 3:13-18 on “What’s Controlling Your Life?” You can watch the sermon here and listen to it here.

Here are the resources that I mentioned this weekend…

Wise Words for Moms by Ginger Plowman

Marriage on the Rock by Jimmy Evans

Baby Wise by Gary Ezzo

Parenting with Scripture by Kara Durbin

Beth Moore’s Praying God’s Word

James 3:13-18 “ If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom.  But if you are bitterly jealous and there is selfish ambition in your heart, don’t cover up the truth with boasting and lying. For jealousy and selfishness are not God’s kind of wisdom. Such things are earthly, unspiritual, and demonic. For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and evil of every kind.  But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere.  And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.”I believe James is saying if you are wise and understand God’s ways,  prove it.We have 2 choices for the type of life we want to lead:

  1. We can live by the wisdom of God
  2. We can live by the foolishness of satan.

A life motivated by the enemy is full of…

  1. Bitter envy
  2. Selfish ambition
  3. Earthly concerns and desires
  4. Unspiritual thoughts and ideas
  • Worldly way to talk – cursing, negative, sarcastic; Godly way to talk – do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouth, but only what is useful for building others up… Eph 4:29
  • Worldly way to parent – child centered; Godly way – train up a child, Father’s don’t exasperate your children.
  • Worldly way in relationships – live together, sex before marriage, dishonor one another, control one another
  • Godly way – Sex after marriage, honor one another, for life.

5. Demonic

A life motivated by God is…

  1. Pure
  2. Peace loving or peaceable
  3. Gentle
  4. Considerate of others
  5. Mercy
  6. Good deeds
  7. Shows no favoritism
  8. Sincerity

Are you living in the foolishness of satan (which comes naturally): there is disorder and evil (sin) in your life?

Or are you living in the wisdom of God and there is peace and righteousness.

James 1:5  If you need wisdom ask our generous God, and He will give it to you.  He will not rebuke you for asking.

To get wisdom:

Ask God

Get in the Word

Pray

Be in church

I want to encourage you to take the 30 day challenge.   For 30 days you will be in God’s Word everyday, Pray – talking and listening to God and be in church every time there is a service.   And write down how your life has changed in 30 days.

I would love to hear all that God does.

Love you,

Martha

Our weekend worship set included…

Your Name High – Hillsong

You, You are God – Gateway

Beautiful Exchange – Hillsong

Arms Open Wide – Hillsong

Real – Gateway Worship