Pearls of Encouragement for
CWMs August 2009
Blog/Online Bible Study
CWM Coaching Tips
Article – Do you Yes But God?
Hello to all our new CWM subscribers.
Go to www.christianworkingmom.com
and find archives of past issues and much
more. There are some things you only learn
as a Mom. My son just bought a Mountain Horn
Dragon Lizard. The “lovely” lizard
likes to stare at you. Today, my son got him
out of the cage as the lizard used his body
as a climbing tree. Needless to say I was
standing far away trying not to scream. Truly,
I would never have experienced this is if
I didn’t have a son. The joys of motherhood.
Yesterday, I ran into an older friend of mind
and she told me she was specifically doing
an evening Bible Study at her church for CWMs.
I told her how wonderful and unusual that
is. I thanked her for reaching out to them.
Below you will see a banner for my new book,
“The Voices of Christian Working Moms”.
The book includes a Bible study. So, I would
encourage you to join with some other CWMs
and work on the Bible study together.
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We have had several good discussions recently.
Linking back to my welcome I have posted a
question about what is the most unique thing
you have experienced as a Mom. Can’t
wait to hear your responses. The CWM Bible
Study can be found at http://cwmbiblestudy.blogspot.com.
My goal in September is to post a new study
each month. I want to be more faithful in
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Article – Do you Yes
Do you pray to God about your
concerns and then take them right back. How
about do you get ahead of God if He is moving
too slow in your opinion? Listen to this wonderful
verse of scripture: “Trust in the Lord
with all your heart and lean not on your own
understanding. In all your ways acknowledge
Him and He will direct your paths.”
There are several instructions in this verse
that often can be hard to follow. Recently,
I was praying to God about a particular concern
and He said, “Do you trust me?”
Yes, Lord but . . . I went on with my concerns
and then I heard Him say again, “Do
you trust me?” Then, I still had my
but statement. Finally, I got to the end of
myself and said, “Yes, Lord I trust
you.” Why is that so hard? God only
wants what is best for me and for my family.
Yet, there are times I think God may need
a little of my help. How foolish and just
wrong I am. Sarah in the Old Testament took
matters into her own hands when she gave her
maid servant, Hagar, to Abraham. Ishmael and
Isaac were at odds for their entire life and
the hatred between their ancestors continues
today. Sarah leaning on her own understanding
and not trusting God led to lifelong consequences.
Yet, when Sarah gave birth to Isaac, a true
miracle, God was proclaimed and glorified.
You see when we have unbelievable difficulties
in our lives and there is no way out, God
shows up and He gets the glory. Isn’t
When we acknowledge who God
is and allow Him to direct our path our lives
will go more smoothly even in the most difficult
of circumstances. Acknowledging God is also
acknowledging His character and power. God
is a faithful, loving God who keeps His promises
and we can count on that. Recently, several
dear close friends of mine have gone through
absolutely the most difficult times of their
lives. God chose to heal their family members
in heaven instead of here on earth. Yet, despite
all that grief I have seen these women grow
leaps and bounds in their faith. So, when
we acknowledge God in all things it doesn’t
mean things will always go the way we want.
What it does mean is God will never leave
us nor forsake us and when the worst thing
we can ever imagine happens He is still there
faithful and true.
So, I don’t know if you
are a Yes but person like me. If you are can
you trust God in all things with no if, ands,
or buts? Can you wait on His timing and not
hurry things a long? Can you wait for God
to show up in a mighty way and be glorified?
May we all learn to trust him in all things.
My prayer for you is more and
more each year you will learn to trust God
in all things. Your first thought will be
to trust God and not as a last resort.
Till next time,
Kimberly M. Chastain
Kimberly M. Chastain, MS, LMFT
is the Christian Working Mom Coach and a Licensed
Marriage and Family Therapist. She is the
author of The Voices of Christian Working
Moms, 2 ebooks and an online Bible study.
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