February 2015 Pearls of Encouragement for CMWs

Personal Note
Prayer Partner Needed
Article – Will Those Who Come Behind Us Find us Faithful?
Final Thoughts




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The Voices of Christian Working Moms

Personal Note

I apologize for not getting out a January CWM newsletter. My life has become a little hectic here lately. To the best of my knowledge I have been writing the CWM newsletters for 12+ years or more. If you would like to read previous articles you can find them at: http://www.kimberlychastain.com/newsletters/archives.htm. One of the first articles I wrote was entitled, “Renee’s Mommy is here!” It was about my realization of my new identity as a Mom. To this day I’m probably best known as Renee’s Mom or Zachary’s Mom. A title I hold dearly. Well “little” Renee will be graduating from college and getting married this May. Wow, does time fly. So, we have had some good times working on wedding planning. My goal as always has been to do a monthly newsletter that blesses and encourages you. When I started the CWM website there were no websites dedicated to encouraging CWMs. There were plenty with negative feedback for CWMs. Today, there are several websites to encourage CWMs. I’m prayerfully asking for God’s direction on whether or not to continue the newsletters. I would appreciate your prayers as well. Thanks for reading all these years.

A subject near and dear to my heart is teaching our children about God and his many wonderful characteristics. If you have that desire as well, check out my new ebook The ABCs of God’s Character. It is a fun ebook for parents and children to do together. To find out more go to: http://www.kimberlychastain.com/abcbook.htm.

Prayer Partner Needed

I have a CWM who is requesting a prayer partner. Prayer partners meet virtually and agree to pray for one another’s needs. If you would like a prayer partner, please send an email to Kimberly@kimberlychastain.com with prayer partner in the subject heading. Thanks in advance for your help.

Article – Will Those Who Come Behind Us Find us Faithful?

I’m going to date myself a little here, but one of my favorite Christian Music Artist around the time of my marriage was Steve Green. He still performs today. One of his songs has been stuck in my head recently. The song is entitled, “Find Us Faithful”. You can listen to it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s392HyzQ79M. The theme of the song is will those who come after us look back and find we were faithful. There is absolutely nothing more important to pass onto your children than a Godly heritage. I have even been convicted lately that I need to pray for future grandchildren. Our prayers are eternal. I want my family to be known through the years as followers of God. When our world starts saying my Christian beliefs are old-fashioned or I’m not being tolerant I want to stand up for God’s Word. My beliefs are not my own they were paid for by my Savior and I follow His word. I want my children, my grandchildren, my great grandchildren and the generations to follow to be known as ones who stood for Biblical truth no matter the cost.

Can I give you a modern day example? You may have heard that 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians were beheaded by ISIS for their faith. I have read their dying words were Jesus Lord Savior and Yeshua! Faithful till the end. Do you know that Coptic Christians can trace their lineage all the way back to the time of Christ? Coptic Christians are most often Egyptian and they trace back to the time where Jesus went to Egypt as an infant to avoid Herod. There have been Coptic Christians ever since Jesus walked on earth. They have also been persecuted numerous times over the centuries, but they still stand firm. I have heard numerous stories of how the persecution of Christians all over the world currently is leading to an exponential growth in new Christians. God is using what people meant for evil for good.

Depending on the age of your children you may want to get a calendar from the Voice of the Martyrs. You can find them at www.persecution.com. We pray nightly for the people on the calendar. There are so many ways your family can help the families of martyrs. Persecution of Christians in the 20th century was more than all the other centuries combined and the 21st century looks to be no different.

Is it likely our children will be martyred for Christ? Probably not. Yet, we do need to stand up for Biblical truth. If each generation gives in just a little to the world’s changing definition of truth then in a few years no one will stand for absolute Biblical truth.

So, I urge you and myself to be found faithful. I pray that we will be prayer warriors for this generations and future generations to come.

Final Thoughts

We need to teach our children at a young age that Christians all over the world experience a different life than we do. Many Christians live in poverty, are kept from getting jobs due to their faith, and literally don’t know if they will live to see tomorrow. The Bible tells us to live is Christ to die is gain. Those are sobering words. Keep the persecuted and their families in your prayers.

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.