June 2009 Pearls of Encouragement for CWMs
Welcome
Blog/Online Bible Study
CWM Coaching Tips
Article – What do you boast about?
Final Thoughts
Welcome

My children are out of school and I’m celebrating!! Our lives will be a little more relaxed and less chaotic. I was about to say no more projects, but my daughter has a reading list for the summer. Oh well!! Welcome to all the new CWM sisters who have joined our community. We are growing daily. The special announcement I have been sharing with you is getting very close. I hesitate to give you a time frame, but definitely before the end of the month. Stay tuned.

Blog/Online Bible Study

The CWM blog can be found at http://www.christianworkingmoms.blogspot.com. We had a great discussion last month about summer plans. This month I have posted a question about Father’s Day. Please come share your thoughts. The online Bible study can be found at http://cwmbiblestudy.blogspot.com. I always enjoy learning from you all as well.

CWM Coaching Tips

You can receive devotions delivered to your email box daily. To find out more go to: http://www.kimberlychastain.com/cwmtips.htm.

Article – What do you boast about?

What do you like to boast about? Many of us have been told it is not polite to boast. I would venture most of us have bragged about our children at some point. If you are a grandparent, I can pretty much guarantee you have boasted about your grandchildren. Did you know the Bible tells us it is okay to boast? Listen to this verse, “Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches; but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord who exercises lovingkindness, justice, and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things, declares the Lord.” Jeremiah 9:23-24.

The Bible is pretty clear in this verse that we are to boast of knowing God. Do you really know God? Do you desire to know more of Him? We cannot know everything about God this side of heaven, but we can certainly begin to know Him better? Why is it so important to know God? Because, the more we know of God and his character the more we will be able to handle the trials in our life. We can trust God will be faithful, because we know his character and that He always keeps His promises.

Often, our prayer times with God become an endless list of prayer requests. Do we ever take time to just spend time with Him and get to know Him? Do we study His word and learn more about His character? Will God be delighted that each year we are learning to know Him more and more? The more I learn about God the less anxious I become. Knowing God is a worthwhile pursuit.

My husband recently introduced me to a great book written by a man he had the privilege of being in Bible study with when he was in high school. The book is entitled, The God You Can Know, and was written by Dan DeHaan. This book has recently been reprinted. Unfortunately, Dan DeHaan’s life was cut short when he was killed in an accident in 1982. If you would like to know God better and begin boasting in Him I would encourage you to read this book.

Is it wrong to share neat things our children have done, not necessarily? Yet, if we boast in anything more than we boast in knowing God then those things or people become idols.

Can I encourage you to set a goal for yourself this year to get to know God better and boast in your knowledge of Him and His character? May we sing His praises not ours.

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Final Thoughts

The world tries so hard to get us to focus on anything but God. The Bible tells us to focus on Him not the world. May we always remember to keep our priorities straight.

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 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. You can find more information about Christian Working Moms at www.christianworkingmom.com For a free, initial coaching session send an email to free@kimberlychastain.com.

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