Inspirational Stories of Hope -Mercy House

Inspirational Stories of Hope:

The light of this truth captivated me this morning:

Immense in mercy

with an incredible love,

He embraced us.

His mercy and love is immeasurable and unending.

This love was beautifully shown in practical ways at last night’s benefit for Mercy House. The gathering was packed with graduates from Mercy House, senators, and ministry leaders around the city of Dallas who have seen the power of this ministry.

Mercy House empowers single women with hope, help, and a future. Watch this powerful testimony:

Mercy House wouldn’t exist with out the faith and dedication of Susan Hulet who was awakened to the cries of single pregnant women during her prayer time. She drove to her husband Pastor Eric’s office and said “We need to DO something about this.”  And they did! Sixteen years later lives have been saved because of their obedience to make hope real.

Here’s a picture of this heroic couple:

09-12-14 Susan and Eric Hulet

 

What Inspirational Stories of Hope will result when you say “YES” to God’s call to help the hurting, the lost, the broken?

Take God to ask how you should help. In closing, meditate on the good news of God’s immense mercy and incredible love that He has embraced you with.

He was merciful and made us ALIVE in Christ…

“It wasn’t so long ago that you were mired in that old stagnant life of sin.

You let the world, which doesn’t know the first thing about living, tell you how to live.

You filled your lungs with polluted unbelief, and then exhaled disobedience.

We all did it, all of us doing what we felt like doing,

when we felt like doing it, all of us in the same boat.

It’s a wonder God didn’t lose his temper and do away with the whole lot of us.

“Instead, immense in mercy and with an incredible love, he embraced us.

He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ.

He did all this on his own, with no help from us!

Then he picked us up and set us down in highest heaven

in company with Jesus, our Messiah.” Ephesians 2:1-6 MSG

Sharing His Immense Mercy and Incredible Love with Others

We have been made alive in Christ, to show His love and Mercy to others. God will quicken your heart to help those in need. Showing mercy to a single pregnant woman gives her baby a chance not only to survive but thrive in life. You can make a difference.

To find out more about Mercy House and how you can help, Click Here:

Sue Detweiler

SUE DETWEILER is a mother of six, author, speaker, and radio host with over 25 years of experience in leadership, ministry and education. Her book 9 Traits of a Life-Giving Mom is available in bookstores October, 2014.

Inspirational Quotes – Love Never Fails

Day 4

Inspirational Quotes

Inspirational Quotes

A Life-Giving Mom rejoices in truth.

She never gives up. 
She never loses faith.

She is always full of hope.

She endures through every circumstance.

Her love never fails when it is anchored in

the Life-Giving, Love-Extending Power of God.

Learning Endurance

With the help of God and by the grace of God, you are able to be the best mom in the world for your children. As your children grow and develop, you have the opportunity to grow and develop as a parent. You are able to endure the tough times knowing that it is HIS love that NEVER fails.

Meditate

Love never gives up, never loses faith, 

God’s love is hopeful, and 

endures through every circumstance.

Inspirational Quotes on Love that Never Fails

“When you are tempted to give up,

your breakthrough is probably just around the corner.” 
― Joyce Meyer

Jesus said,

“So now I am giving you a new commandment:

Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should

love each other. Your love for one another 

will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”

John 13:34-35 NLT

Today’s Prayer 

Let my life be an offering to You.

Let the daily sacrifice that I make as a mom

be a sweet-smelling aroma to You.

When I am angry, help me not to sin.

Let my lips speak words that build up my children.

Holy Spirit, be present with me all through the day.

In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Sue Detweiler

Sue Detweiler

Sue Detweiler is a mother of six, author, speaker, and radio host with over 25 years of experience in leadership, ministry, and education. Sue’s first book 9 Traits of a Life-Giving Mom is available here. 

 

Overcome Anger: Learn to Walk in Love

by Sue Detweiler

Walk in love

Learning to Walk in Love

Every Life-Giving Mom knows she needs to walk in love for her child. How do we turn our angry emotions into a life-giving force? As a mom, how can I be angry and not sin against my children? It is helpful to begin to memorize what God’s Word says about anger. These verses are helpful to keep in mind.

4 Ways to Enjoy Being a Mom

4 Ways to Enjoy Being a Mom

It’s the fourth of July and you want the fireworks that you experience as a family to be in the sky, not an explosion of anger in your home. To celebrate your freedom in Christ, lets talk about 4 steps to let some of the hot air out of your anger.

1. Laugh

I don’t know about you, but I need a dose of humor in order to be a good mom. It’s one of the things that as I look back at my mistakes as a parent, I wish I would have laughed more at the toddler mishaps. Experts say “a well-developed sense of humor can boost a person’s immune system, contribute to a more optimistic outlook on life, and increase self-esteem.”*

In tense situations laughter is good medicine – so laugh! Laugh at yourself and how intense you are. If you are too upset to laugh, take a break. Watch a fun movie to get your mind off the problem. Let the toxicity of the moment evaporate so that you are able to see the truth in the situation rather than the exaggerated details of your mind.

Bill Cosby said, “Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it. ”

2. Listen

When I become angry, usually it is a red flag that I am thinking negative thoughts that lead to irrational feelings. Usually I am putting myself and my goals before others. It’s in those moments that if I can silence myself and listen to God and listen to the needs of others. Even a cranky toddler can be communicating that they are tired and need a nap or hungry and need a snack. If I truly stop and listen I am more likely to respond in love rather than anger.

Become a good listener not only of words, but be a discerner of the deeper issues of the heart. Listen to find out what is really happening in the moment. Sometimes the words a person speaks is just camouflage for what they are feeling in the moment. Listen to the needs of others not just your own.

3. Learn

Part of walking with God is being a life-long learner of His ways. If we form a habit of regularly becoming irritable and angry even at the smallest issues with our families, we need to seek to learn a different way. We won’t learn if we continue to make excuses that “I’m a redhead and redheads get angry.” Rather, when we admit that we are wrong, confess our sins to another, we are on the path of learning a new way.

As a young mom when I was learning how to replace my anger with God’s love I would sit myself in time out. The girls were even cute enough to “pray for mommy.” I also began to talk about my anger as sin and to confess it openly to my husband, often in front of the children. I wanted them to know that it was not okay for me to respond in anger. Bringing my own anger into the light really helped me to get free.

4. Love

A mother’s love is unconditional. A mother’s love should not be based on whether or not your child followed all the rules. A mother’s love, like God’s love, sees the best in a child. Calls out the potential rather than criticizes their lack. A mother is able to draw out and encourage. A mother’s love is only able to heal the bruises and bumps of the world if it is completely anchored in God’s love.

Nothing is impossible for a mom who holds the world of her newborn baby in her hands. Love pushes over every wall of rejection and every fortress of rebellion.  Love conquers all.

As you laugh, listen, learn and love you will grow closer to God as you grow closer to your family. The anger of the moment will evaporate when you concentrate on walking in God’s fruit of love.

*http://kidshealth.org/parent/growth/learning/funny_toddlers.html

3 Ways to Have Confident Faith

Confident faith moves mountains so that it can see the future. Each one of us can walk in a confidence that is God-given. There are 3 ways you can walk into the New Year boldly.

1. Confident Faith is anchored on God’s Word.

Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see (Hebrews 11:1 NLT).

Faith is really important to God. In fact, it is impossible to please God without faith (Hebrews 11:6).  God’s Word is eternally true.  If you and I are students of God’s word, we will find it relevant for our daily lives. If you anchor your faith to the Word of God, His promises will come to pass. His Word does not disappoint.

2. Confident Faith is established by God’s Will

On a daily basis, we have the opportunity to listen to the specific will that God has for our daily lives. The Holy Spirit will lead each believer that seeks to know God’s will.  If you truly seek, you will find. You are able to walk not only in God’s overall plan for your life, but also the specific daily walk with Him.

3. Confident Faith is committed to God’s Way

It is not enough to know God’s Word and His will, you also have to be committed to walking God’s word out HIS WAY!  God’s ways follow the spirit behind His commandments. His way will marry both the truth of God’s word and will with His way of compassion and mercy.  You will know it’s God’s way when you sense the atmosphere of love and see the signposts of His fruit.

I would love to hear from you… What things steal confident faith from you? Fear? Doubt? Unknowns?