June 2009 Pearls of Encouragement
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Article – What do you boast about?
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.
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Article – What do you
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,
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
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
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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
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.
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