Remain Steadfast


Dearest Sisters,

If it doesn't stand in the Light of God's Word, then we cannot say that we accept it as truth or reality.

It doesn't matter how heartfelt it may sound, it doesn't matter how much we "understand," it doesn't matter how much it is accepted by others.

What matters is what God says.

And if we are unsure about whatever is being presented to us--whatever messages are being thrown our way--then go to the Word of God. Search the Scriptures and pray for wisdom. If you still feel unsure, then please, make no statements on the matter until you know what God's Word says.

I'm not talking about matters in which we have freedom in Christ--like singing traditional hymns vs. contemporary praise songs. I'm talking about matters that are central to our faith, who we are as Christians, how we represent God and His character; how all of that is reflected in our lives as women, wives, mothers.

We tread on very dangerous ground when we are 1) unsure of our thoughts and positions, 2) we listen to things that are not founded in the Word of God, and 3) make bold statements about these things. We must be careful because people are listening to us, watching us, and sometimes emulating us. The reality is that we have to do our best, through the power of the Holy Spirit, not to cause someone else to stumble, or cause others to stray away from the Truth of Jesus Christ, found in the Word of God.

Trust me, I know no one is perfect, I certainly am not. But that doesn't mean that we can't encourage each other to strive for that goal--perfection in Jesus Christ. Our human imperfections don't mean that we give up, give in, turn a blind eye or simply accept the lies that may come our way. We have to focus on the Truth.

We must remember who brings confusion, doubt, uncertainty, lies--the evil one. Confusion and disorder are not of God, not at all. We must guard our hearts, our minds and our homes because satan is busy, seeking to stir up trouble in whatever way he can.

Trust God, seek Him, study His Word and do not waver!

In His love,
Stacie

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Therefore, my beloved brethren,
be steadfast, immovable,
always abounding in the work of the Lord,
knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
-1 Corinthians 15:58

Looking unto Jesus the Author and
Finisher of our faith;
who for the joy that was set before Him
endured the cross,
despising the shame,
and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
-Hebrews 12:2

Jesus said to him, “I am the Way,
the Truth, and the Life.
No one comes to the Father except through Me."
-John 14:6

Ask, and it will be given to you;
seek, and you will find;
knock, and it will be opened to you.
For everyone who asks receives,
and he who seeks finds,
and to him who knocks it will be opened. 
-Matthew 7:7-8

Study to shew thyself approved unto God,
a workman that needeth not to be ashamed,
rightly dividing the word of truth.
-2Timothy 2:15

6 comments:

  1. Wow and Amen! What a power testimony, and I loved every word of it!

    It's true though, we have to be very careful how we live our lives - making sure it's the life God wants us to live and not the world's.

    Thank you for this, Stacie!

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  2. Hello Madame Wildflower,

    Thank you for your comments. I appreciate it.

    I hope you are doing well. Happy Fall!

    -Stacie

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  3. Thank you for this post Stacie, I was convicted and blessed(:

    Take care friend!

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  4. To God be the glory, Gertha.

    God bless you, my sister!

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  5. Hi Stacie,

    I found your blog through a comment on my guest post on marriage at Far Above Rubies. This is a great post! We homeschooling moms also have to be careful not to make our lifestyle choices our foundation. Yes, God may lead us to homeschool, homebirth etc. but that does not make us "better"!!

    I just wanted to encourage you to have a relaxed schedule with homeschooling and make your home your focus instead of your school (if you want to do it long term). After 22 years of homeschooling I have seen too many ladies drop out of homeschooling because they wore themselves out with school work. Make your family atmosphere rich in books and lots of interesting conversations, encourage your children to be curious about life and they will learn, learn, learn! Our children have gone on to the University with no problem at all.

    blessings,

    Jill Farris

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  6. Hi Jill,

    Thank you for stopping by and for your comments. Much wisdom!!!

    Take care,
    Stacie

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