Above Rubies Daily Encouragement Blogs
Through the weekly and daily devotionals you can be constantly encouraged in your great role of parenting, the highest career in the nation. You can also stay updated on what's happening with the Above Rubies ministry.
“God, please give me a husband
And children of my own
So I can be fulfilled in life
In setting up a home.
I’ll take good care to do it right,
There’s nothing I won’t do,
This is all I ask in life,
Please, Lord, make it true.”
In His time my prayer was answered
Though I was not aware,
For I was caught in worldly things,
In anxieties and cares.
And when there was a need at home
Where was I? I wasn’t there!
No, I was out at work and you see,
The need was greater there.
Then Jesus came and dwelt within
This wayward heart of mine
And showed me all the areas
That had gone wrong with time.
He showed me that my purpose here
Was as a steward, for
He’d graciously given me
What I’d asked of Him, plus more.
What was I doing out at work?
He said He would provide
All my needs and heart’s desires,
He’d never leave my side.
“O thank You, Lord for Your great love
That teaches us the way,
You’ve set me free from worldly lusts
And now there’s joy today.”
For at last I am fulfilled
As a mother and a wife
And I’m no longer drawn
To worries, anxieties, and strife.
You see, I’ve left it all to Him,
There’s just no other way,
For me to be fulfilled in life
Is to know God’s Word and obey.
~ Val Stares, Gold Coast, Australia
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