Before I share my MMM Post, I would like to introduce you all to Janell at
She was one of the very first 5 am gals and she also is the one who created our Facebook Group, 5 AM Girls (Hello! You mean you haven't joined it yet?!).
Janell has great insights and an absolute love for the Lord - you can almost feel her bursting through with joy and passion for the scriptures as she writes! Her MMM post for today is "The Voice of God," and it is extremely motivating! Just check out this quote she cites:
"I seek at the beginning to get my heart into such a state that it has no will of it's own in regard to a given matter."
Be sure to head on over to her blog and tell her how much you appreciate her!
Trials In This Season Of Life
Lately, the trials I have been experiencing have gotten to be quite overwhelming at times. Some days are fine, but others I just find myself sad or tired or angry...or a mix! Thankfully, God has been so gracious to me in unveiling my eyes to the good in each of my trials. I am not only learning my weaknesses and limitations, but how to fall into His grace and know that He (and He alone) is the authority to tell me who I am. Here are some of my trials and how my character is being built through them:
Being tired - I am learning that I must rely on His strength and power, not my own.
Giving of myself/being drained - I am learning how to live selflessly.
Hurt feelings in relationships - I am learning how to trust God and believe that He is the only one that has the authority to tell me who I am.
Keeping up with managing my home - I am learning perseverance and skill.
Feelings of worthlessness - I am learning how to combat lies and cling to the truth.
Through all of these trials I am especially learning endurance - how to get through trials (and life in general) by faith knowing what the Lord has done and therefore knowing I can always rely on His faithfulness. All of my trials are perfecting me.
"Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing...Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him." James 1:2-4,12
- What you have learned and/or how God has spoken to you lately?
- Share some advice, wisdom, practical applications, tips you've learned, etc. that you think would benefit others.
(Remember to link directly to the MMM post and to link back here!)