Weekend Word: Honest

Friday, April 8, 2011

{Welcome to the weekend! I've chosen a word from my Bible's concordance, and am sharing a few of the related verses. I hope you will consider theses verses over the weekend, and perhaps spend time in the Word finding others. If you don't have a Bible handy, here is a great online version. Till Monday. . .}

H O N E S T

Here is me being honest: Today is the day to link up with 21 Days of Prayer for Boys, but I don't have much to say. I've prayed for my boys, but it has been rushed. Somewhat forced. A bit awkward. I'm not sure that I can keep up with the schedule. But I will link up because maybe someone else is feeling the same way? And I will keep praying, that much is certain.

It feels good to be honest.

Do not have two differing measures in your house - one large, one small. You must have accurate and honest weights and measures, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you. Deuteronomy 25:13-15

A truthful witness gives honest testimony, but a false witness tells lies. Proverbs 12:17

On Wednesday, linking up with Internet Cafe Devotions for Word-Filled Wednesday.


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14 Responses to “Weekend Word: Honest”

  1. What has worked for me is keeping the book open to that day's prayers page and keeping it on my dryer. I'm in the laundry room often, not just doing laundry, but it's our main door, so each time the kids go in or out or I check the mail or we go somewhere or come home-there are my prayers, I pick one and pray it as I change out the laundry, as I walk out the door, as I unload groceries, whatever.
    Don't give up mama! Let's keep praying for those babies!

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  2. Hey friend...THANK YOU for being honest! May I?

    I've gotten through about 3-4 prayers per day and then prayed the rest of them at night as my boys are sleeping nearly every day this week. Turns out planning for and keeping up with this challenge is a challenge!

    Just didn't want you to feel alone ;)

    Blessings!
    Brooke

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  3. We are all having a hard time "keeping up"! Adding something new to an established schedule is hard. But by the end of the month we should have a new habit! Keep trying, keep at it, keep working. We are all in the same boat!

    Beth

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  4. Stopping by to encourage you. It is definitely new to pray these prayers, to set aside time for sooo many prayers. But I am glad to know you are going to keep praying. Me, too!! (((HUGS)))

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  5. You aren't alone. Many days all I got done is praying each of the ten prayers in one sitting. I managed to miss yesterday and covered both days today.

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  6. Your honest words are necessary and just what many who come here via the link-up will need to read and be encouraged by. My post has my honest confession that I was doing it WRONG all week!!! I prayed the 10 obedience prayers all week long!! And, boy, were they needed! :o) As far as schedule, not sure what to suggest except that for me it was pretty much on my very long drive to and from work. Maybe if there's a way you can write each prayer in a pop-up calendar reminder on your phone or something and set it for different times throughout the day so that it reminds you what and when to pray. The prayers themselves are very short and don't take much time, but I'm with you on the schedule thing...especially working full time and having meetings and such all day. Praying for you. Don't give up.

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  7. Like all have said before me... don't give up. Find what works for you. I have 4 kids 9 mos to 7 years and I home school them... I knew that trying to find 10 times to pray throughout the day would be difficult (I can't even get to the bathroom sometimes! LOL) so I pray all the prayers in the morning... I actually write them out as I pray then through out the day I think on the verses and whisper quick prayers based on what I can remember from the morning. That's what works for me! Prayerfully it will become easier for all of us as we grow through the challenge! Be encouraged :)

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  8. Yep, don't give up! Ask God to give you the words and the spirit to slit. He is faithful for sure to give us all our needs!

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  9. Amen...great word. The Lord will guide you and be with you during this time. God knows your heart.

    Blessings to you♥

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  10. Amen... honesty and integrity are so important.

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  11. Hello from Word-Filled Wednesday! It does feel good to be honest...it brings peace. Thank you for this reminder of the blessings of honesty and integrity.

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  12. Like all have said before me... don't give up. Find what works for you. I have 4 kids 9 mos to 7 years and I home school them... I knew that trying to find 10 times to pray throughout the day would be difficult (I can't even get to the bathroom sometimes! LOL) so I pray all the prayers in the morning... I actually write them out as I pray then through out the day I think on the verses and whisper quick prayers based on what I can remember from the morning. That's what works for me! Prayerfully it will become easier for all of us as we grow through the challenge! Be encouraged :)

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  13. You aren't alone. Many days all I got done is praying each of the ten prayers in one sitting. I managed to miss yesterday and covered both days today.

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  14. What has worked for me is keeping the book open to that day's prayers page and keeping it on my dryer. I'm in the laundry room often, not just doing laundry, but it's our main door, so each time the kids go in or out or I check the mail or we go somewhere or come home-there are my prayers, I pick one and pray it as I change out the laundry, as I walk out the door, as I unload groceries, whatever.
    Don't give up mama! Let's keep praying for those babies!

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