MESSAGE TO MOTHERS: ON Being a Woman Filled With Grace
By Portia Scholl
I recently read an article by USA Today, that spoke to my heart. With so much peer pressure, it is in days such as these that we as mothers and guardians need to empower ourselves and our children by being a living example and by being in the Word. The following scriptures are great reminders that we can expect spiritual warfare around us at times, yet with Christ in us, we can have the strength and protection to face those challenges. He gives us all we need to live victoriously, not because we deserve it, but because of the grace he so freely gives in His son Jesus. We need only reach out to Him and believe.
Romans 8:5-8 (AMP)
5 For those who are according to the flesh and are controlled by its unholy desires set their minds on and pursue those things which gratify the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit and are controlled by the desires of the Spirit set their minds on and seek those things which gratify the [Holy] Spirit.
6 Now the mind of the flesh [which is sense and reason without the Holy Spirit] is death [death that comprises all the miseries arising from sin, both here and hereafter]. But the mind of the [Holy] Spirit is life and [soul] peace [both now and forever].
7 [That is] because the mind of the flesh [with its carnal thoughts and purposes] is hostile to God, for it does not submit itself to God’s Law; indeed it cannot.
8 So then those who are living the life of the flesh [catering to the appetites and impulses of their carnal nature] cannot please or satisfy God, or be acceptable to Him.
Do not think that you can transform yourself nor resurrect your own life.
Hebrews 11:6 (AMP)
6 But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out].
Have Faith and a knowledge of the Word of God
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 (AMP)
3 For though we walk (live) in the flesh, we are not carrying on our warfare according to the flesh and using mere human weapons.
4 For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds,
5 [Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One),
You will surely reap what you sow if you do not submit your will to the Most High God
Ephesians 4:22-24 (AMP)
22 Strip yourselves of your former nature [put off and discard your old unrenewed self] which characterized your previous manner of life and becomes corrupt through lusts and desires that spring from delusion;
23 And be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind [having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude],
24 And put on the new nature (the regenerate self) created in God’s image, [Godlike] in true righteousness and holiness.
serves as Vice President of World Prayr, Inc, and Director of Communication since July 2010.
Lives in PA, USA, has 3 grown children and one grandson.
Portia enjoys studying the Bible and keeps busy teaching Bible school to groups of children.
Founder of Intercessors For Israel and Worldwide Missions. Ready To Do His Will – A site for people with a love for God and His people around the World who are being persecuted for their belief in Messiah Yeshua (Jesus)
World Prayr has chosen to be different, starting with teaching others that the pilgrimage all those who have been brought near to God are on is not one about our focusing on what we are doing, or focusing on our sin or anything we are not doing, but focusing on what Christ did in order for us to know transforming grace. We refer to this message as the gospel of grace. We then live this out as a ministry by serving others through counseling, prayer, and sound biblical teachings.
We also differ from most ministries in another key area, working to live out the message of Philippians 2:4 by aggressively promoting other ministries and churches. As a mission team, World Prayr is working to serve those who are disconnected to reconnect them, one soul at a time, to local bodies of believers.
We refer to our team as an “Ohana” made up of many nationalities spread across the globe and within the Protestant faith.