Over the weekend I had the incredible opportunity to share a full-length message based on my “Dear Younger Me” series at the MHEA Conference in Starkville MS. I pray that others will be encouraged by both my successes and failures as a mom and for God to be glorified over all.
You are welcome to share this link and list of “nuggets” with others, but please do link it back here.
Ten Plus One Nuggets for My Younger Self
By Kim Endraske www.TeachWhatIsGood.com
Nugget #1: “Trust the Lord”
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” (Prov 3:5-6)
Nugget #2: “Don’t Be Anxious”
“Let your reasonableness (NASB= gentle spirit) be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (Philippians 4:5-6)
Nugget #3: “Hide God’s Word in Your Heart”
“I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” (Ps 119:11)
Nugget #4: “Respect Your Husband”
“Let the wife see that she respects her husband.” (Ephesians 5:33)
Nugget #5: “Number Your Days”
“So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” (Psalm 90:12)
Nugget #6: “Discipline Yourself”
“Discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness, for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.” (1 Timothy 4:7b-8 NASB)
Nugget #7: “Brothers and Sisters Really Can be Best Friends”
“A brother is born for adversity.” (Proverbs 17:17)
Nugget #8: “They’re Imitating You”
“Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.” (Ephesians 4:31-5:1)
Nugget #9: “Don’t Give Up”
“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9)
Nugget #10: “Refuse to Discipline in Anger”
“Do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?” (Romans 2:4)
Nugget #11: “Grace and More Grace”
“And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience– among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses made us alive together with Christ–by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages He might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:1-10)
God “saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,” (2 Timothy 1:9)