Reminded to Remember

“Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though you know them, and be established in the present truth” 2 Peter 1:12.

 

 

This week on Sharin Hearts Woman to Woman, Janie and Sharon discuss the importance of remembering.
Peter emphasizes how he will continually remind the readers to remember. Throughout Paul’s writings, we find that he repeatedly reminds us of truths that the Lord wants us to remember.
How many times have you heard something that you “know” but have forgotten? How many times have you shared with someone a truth, only to hear them say, “I know”? Or, you heard yourself saying, “I know” to a truth?
We all have things that we need to be reminded of and strengthened in each day.
So, join in the conversation as we discover the importance of being reminded to remember.

Remembering and Forgetting

“Remember therefore how you have received and heard, and hold fast, and repent” Revelation 3:3

 

 

This week on Sharin’ Hearts Woman to Woman, Janie and Sharon discuss the topic of remembering.
There was a time that many of us use to remember phone numbers and birthdays, but today technology does that for us. We now live in the “information age” and sometimes we can get information overload.
We are encouraged to find out that God created us to hold only so much information so dementia may not be the problem, maybe our brain is forgetting things that are not relevant in order to protect us from overload.
So, join in the conversation as we learn more about remembering and forgetting.

Bless The Lord O My Soul

“Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless His holy name” Psalm 103:1
This week on Sharin’ Hearts Woman to Woman, Janie and Sharon discuss the importance of praising the Lord in the storms of life.
There are many perplexities that we are all facing in the midst of multiple unknowns. Fears are griping our hearts and we need a reset of faith. It seems the negative is what we focus on and talk about because we are overwhelmed.
Let’s be encouraged to praise the Lord and be strengthened in faith.
So, join in the conversation as we Bless the Lord O My Soul.

Blessed Are Those That Wait On The Lord

Isaiah 30:18 “ Therefore the Lord will wait that He may be gracious to you: and therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; Blessed are all those who wait for Him.”

 

 

In the times we live it is much harder to wait and be still than to work and be busy. If there is uncertainty, WAIT. Always, if you have doubt WAIT.  Do not force yourself into action. If you have restraint in your spirit, wait until all is clear.

Waiting for God is not laziness, going to sleep, or abandonment of effort. Waiting for God means, activity under command, readiness for a new command that may come or the ability to do nothing until the command is given. To wait is to live a life of desire toward God, delight in Him, dependence on Him, and devotedness to Him. He is the reason we are willing to wait in life that we may know Him in a deep abiding relationship and be prepared to worship, work, and wonder at the grace that is ours throughout eternity.

On the other hand, the world wants us to be getting instead of giving, organizing rather than agonizing, playing instead of praying, selfish in place of service, worrying and not worshipping, anxious rather than patience, loathing replacing loving, working preferably to weeping, whining instead of waiting on God.

Follow the path that is prepared for us in waiting on God by being still before Him. Jeremiah 6:16

Blessed Are Those Who Examine Their Heart

1 Corinthians 15:58 “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord knowing your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”

 

 

This week on Sharin’ Hearts Woman to Woman, Janie Ratzlaff and Sharon Hoskins explore attributes needed in our lives as examples for living the Exchange Life God calls us to. What would that life look like?

Traits to admire and trust include: keep our words timely, our walk, and talk consistently. When under attack from others we respond by being quick to hear and slow to speak.

In difficult situations, involving more than one person will seek to support the weak and strong in finding balance, keeping unity and harmony to avoid unnecessary conflicts, so the goal may be reached.

Character, revealed by words and actions, will assure the observer there will be no sarcasm, double-tongued speech passed to others. Mature leaders lead through serving.

An Exchanged Life always encourages praise and gratitude and knows how to build up without tearing down; requesting accountability and loyalty with a sincere heart of LOVE.

So join in the conversation as we examine how Blessed Are Those Who Examine Their Heart.

Battle For the Truth

John 8:31-23 Then Jesus said to those Jews who BELIEVED in Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.

 

 

This week on Sharin’ Hearts Mentoring Matters Janie Ratzlaff and Sharon Hoskins discuss why it is so hard to abide in the freedom that God’s truth promises.

Truth can hurt and be painful until we SEE the benefits of Truth. Our natural nature is to desire comfort, pleasure, good feelings, and smooth sailing in maneuvering the storms of life. If these are our priorities over living in Truth, then our ego will demand satisfaction.

Failing to prioritize renewing our minds, not understanding the necessity of the conscience to be in agreement with the Holy Spirit, and refusing to live by our surrendered heart will determine our receptivity to discern and know Truth.

As you join us today, take time to search your heart to see if you are ready to Battle for the Truth.