It was such an honor and a blessing to be asked my Scott and Vanessa Martindale of Blended Kingdom Families to join them for one of their BKF podcasts. Vanessa and Scott are such fun, energetic gracious hosts. We enjoyed our time and sharing our blended family journey with them. We pray that this episode is an encouragement to other blended families along their journeys. God bless! ~Tanya and Jim Phillips, Blended By His Grace
You are not who the world says you are, or what the enemy tries to tell you. The enemy would love to keep you in chains and shame. But because of the blood, sweat, and tears that Jesus paid for you, He says you are His beloved; washed in His blood, made new, forgiven, redeemed, restored, made new! God says “Behold! I am writing you a new script, a new story!”
Break off those chains with Ephesians 1:7:
“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.”
Our step/bonus children need our prayers. Prayers for healing. Prayers to know the depths of our Heavenly Father’s love. Prayers for God’s Will to be done in their lives and protection.
I pray Psalm 18 and Matthew 22:37-39 over the bonus children in our lives today. In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen!
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Blended By His Grace
Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Revelation 21:5
Fighting the Good Fight
“Please God! Just make it stop!” It can seem cumbersome day in and day out fighting the good
fight. Some days, the blended family challenges along with uncertainties in the world, can feel like the harsh waves crashing against a northern pier, on a cold January day. “When will it end God?” We cry out to Him, begging Him to make it all stop. The powerlessness, the frustration, worry, fear. We aren’t alone with our earthly cries. Christ Jesus suffered while on earth. He too cried out to God.
In Hebrews 5:7, it says “During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission.”
So what are we to do with our worries and cares?
In 1 Peter 5:7 it says “Cast all your worries and cares onto God, for he cares for you.”
In Psalm 55:22 God says “Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.”
God longs to hear from us. His attention, love, and time are not limited. Neither are his resources, miracles, healing, provisions and wisdom. There is plenty to go around, and He longs to hear from each of us, everyday.
My dear friends, have you taken alone time with God today? To seek His counsel, protection and wisdom? Give Him your time, your heart, your worries. Make your days about Him, the Almighty Powerful One. He wants to pour in to you. He wants to provide for you and your household.
Heavenly Father, we come before you with the burdens of our hearts, and we thank you that we can cast our worries and cares upon you. Thank you that we can do this every minute of every day, because you are right by our sides and never leave us. You alone Lord created the Heavens and the earth. You alone are the most high. Jehovah Jireh, the God who provides, we seek you with all of our hearts. Please forgive us for our sins and may our household be in right standing with you. Although we cannot control what goes on in other households, please pour out your forgiveness, provision, protection, mercies, and grace upon this household each and every day. Thank you that you love us and our households, more than we can ever fathom. We give you thanks and praise, Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Grace For Blended Families Devotional
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