1 & 2 Timothy and Titus: Day 14

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Today's Text: 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Scripture is God-breathed and true. When we memorize it, we carry the good news of the gospel of Jesus with us wherever we go.

This week we will memorize the key verse for 2 Timothy.

All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
—2 Timothy 3:16-17

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  • Nichole Lindsay

    We are so focused and driven in society today to become equipped with amazing careers, health, beauty, ect. That we tend to neglect and not put any focus on the most important tools we need to succeed and that is the Word of God and truly mastering/getting into his teachings and following them. I pray that we can remember our priorities and first equip ourselves with the Word of God before focusing on everything else in life.

  • Lorrie Bee

    Praying.

  • Today I write, I write questioning so much in this civilian life. I tend to let finances overrun my mind, work amounts of overtime to help become ‘Dave Ramsey’ style of debt free. It wrecks havoc with my husband sometimes as I make more than he does and he feels lesser of a provider in the home. He tends to make statements as I have had my faith much much longer than his, as his started when we got together about 3yrs ago. I try to bible study every day and read Christian marriage books to help guide me as the marriage I learned growing up was one of destruction, I try to tell my husband that I want to be a better person and look towards the Bible as God was my only true reliable family for years after I was told to leave my childhood family halfway during senior year of high school. I try to live my life sprinkling Jesus’ glory and God’s grace, as an ER nurse.

    I guess my questions are overcome by worry, anxiety, and lack of peace in my life. Which makes me feel like I’m doing this Christian thing poorly. Bills=death of motivation as they suck everything out of your pocket to even think of a vacation. Overtime=death of personal life as I’m tired all the time but helps pay bills off. I think I put too much on my plate. I need motherly guidance. How did you overcome financial worry? How do you combat overtime? How do you be a good wife when the Proverbs 31 woman seems unattainable? How do you go to church when you either work every Saturday night making the 11am service part of your sleep time as you work 6p-630a or too tired to wake up? How do you have a functioning household as you work 12hr night shifts(4 nights a weeks at random) while your husband works 24hr shifts at a firehouse (9-12days a month usually every other day) with no children? I don’t know where to look.

    • Katelyn

      Shelby, I’m praying that you’ll know God’s guidance down the path He has planned for you

    • Amy E.

      As a nurse myself, with a husband in the Navy who works random schedules, I understand the struggle to find balance in the home and in a marriage. It seems you have let worry run wild only increasing your anxiety. One verse I’ve memorized for myself as someone who also deals with anxiety, is Philippians 4:6-7 which reads; “Be anxious for nothing, but in EVERY situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, presents your requests to God. And the PEACE of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” I know this verse is quoted often making it easy to disregard, but it’s so crucial to remember when anxiety threatens to steal your peace. All your questions are valid concerns that arise naturally as a woman seeking to please the Lord, her husband, and herself where bills are an issue. There is no greater answer than to “presents your requests to God” trusting that He will make a way. Believe that the greater the struggle, the greater His glory. He delights in rescuing his Beloved from their troubles, whatever the cause. Ask Him to help you manage your money, giving Him the first of what is already His through tithes. He will honor that commitment to sacrifice by providing all your needs (Phil 4:19). Working 12 hour shifts with overtime is not something everyone can handle. Ask yourself if adding that extra shift is worth your time and energy. If it’s taking time away from your marriage, it’s probably not worth it. Being a good wife comes with determination and remembering your God-given role: to submit, respect, and love your husband as yourself. That’s easier said than done, so pray for strength each day to achieve it. As far as church goes, while it’s important to find community in a body of believers, it is understandable to miss a Sunday every now and again especially if you remain in the Word anyways. God knows we need rest that’s why He created the Sabbath in the first place! If work is keeping you from going every Sunday, then again, ask yourself if working overtime (or on a Saturday) is worth it/necessary. I hope this helps you as you move forward! God bless you, Shelby!

      • Shelby

        Amy, thank you for your kind and supportive words! I’m praying for your husbands safety (and thank you for his service) and your marriage!

    • Carol j

      It feels like your anxiety stems from you trying to fill a to do list. Relax in the relationship you have with Jesus and let God arise in you. It’s by His power that any of that list is possible. When you switch from trying to do, to just doing, it relieves a lot of stress. You keep your connection good with Lord, then flow.

  • Churchmouse

    Do Your good work in me, Lord. Give me an ever increasing hunger and thirst for Your Word. Teach me. Rebuke me. Correct me. Train me. All for Your glory. Amen.

  • Elizabeth

    Hi, ladies. I’d like to ask for prayer for a family that are friends of friends. They suddenly lost their 2 year old daughter to an infection that came on out of no where. I cannot imagine their pain and certainly cannot understand why it.had to happend. Many who know them are truly struggling with it and with their faith at this point. Please pray for peace and comfort for all involved. Thanks, sisters.

    • Churchmouse

      Oh Elizabeth, my heart aches for this family. Praying for peace that passes understanding. And that many would gather to comfort and support. Praying that faith is strengthened and not weakened. This is so hard.

    • Katelyn

      I’m praying for peace. And that they’ll learn to lean on God as they continue to grieve for the years to come.

  • Praying right now Katelyn

  • Katelyn

    Hello Everyone! Will you please pray for a friend of mine who is currently experiencing homelessness as we work to find her a home at a Christian camp? She needs to stay in town for a couple more months so she can finish high school. Thanks so much!

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