August 2010 Pearls of Encouragement for CWMs
Welcome
Prayer Partner Needed
Article: A Promise that will never disappoint
Final Thoughts



Welcome

Hello everyone! I'm sorry the August issue is getting out late. Usually the back to school time is rather crazy at my house. Lots of new CWMs have joined us in the last month. Welcome sisters in Christ. There are so many opportunities at CWM for you to be encouraged. You can look at the buttons on the side or go to www.christianworkingmom.com. When you are there you can go to the archives page and look at past issues.

Prayer Partner Needed

I have a request for a CWM wanting a prayer partner. Do you want a prayer partner as well? Prayer partners share their requests by email and commit to praying for one another. If you would like a prayer partner send an email to Kimberly@kimberlychastain.com and put Prayer partner in the subject heading and I will send you the name of another CWM.

Article – A Promise that will never disappoint
Newly Released Book written by Author Kimberly Chastain
 

The Voices of Christian Working Moms

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

I'm asking for a show of hands in our CWM audience. How many of you have had someone promise you something and then not come through? My guess is if I could see through the computer screen all hands would be raised. One of the many things I love about the God we serve is that He always keeps His promises. On top of that He keeps His promises even when we are not faithful to Him.

Let's look at one of the many wonderful promises of God. “Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5. As a child, teen, and even adult I have memorized the end of this verse. Yet, the first part of the verse helps us interpret the last part. We live in a society that constantly screams at us that we don't have enough. We need more to be content. Then, we get the new car or new house and we find out that we are not content. Also, right now many families are struggling mightily with their finances due to lost jobs and this difficult economy. This verse tells us to learn to be content with what we have. Rarely, if ever, does anyone encourage us to be content with what we have.

This is such an important lesson for us and our children. We need to teach our children to be content with the toys, clothes, possessions that they have. We don't need the newest gadget to keep up with our friends. Is there peer pressure to keep up with others? You bet. Let's be honest as adults we feel the need to keep up. Yet, our precious Jesus never owned a thing when he was here on earth. He left his mansions in glory in come “slumming” to earth. He never owned a home. He only had the clothes he wore. Yet, His life as fully human and fully divine was complete. Do we really need everything we have or do we want everything we have?

Now to God's precious promise that will never disappoint. There will be days in our lives when we are lonely and feel abandoned by everyone. Yet, God promises to never leave us nor forsake us. In our darkest moments we are never truly alone God is always there. He has our back, our front, and our sides. We are surrounded by Him and his love for us. Does that bring comfort to you? It does to me. Nothing is sweeter than being in God's presence and knowing he will never abandon me. What an awesome promise from our awesome God.

Dear CWMs take comfort today that your heavenly Father loves you so much and He will NEVER leave you nor forsake you. That is a promise you can count on to never be broken. One day we will be in his literal presence. What a day that will be. May we all learn to be content with what we have and learn to live on less. We don't need things. What we need is to live in the continual presence of our Savior.

Final Thoughts

With the new school year starting and even if you have little ones in daycare take time to pray for your children. Pray your children will make wise choices in friendships. Pray for the teachers who lead your children. Pray that in all things your children will point others to Christ and be salt and light in a dark world.

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. To find out how to receive coaching tips by email daily, go to http://www.kimberlychastain.com/cwmtips.htm. To find out more about her books go to www.christianworkingmom.com. For a free, initial coaching session send an email to free@kimberlychastain.com.