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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! 

A MOTHER’S LOVE IS A MOTHER’S LOVE❣

YOU ARE ALL SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL BY GOD’S DESIGN! 

“Her children stand and bless her.” ~ 

Proverbs 31:28 NLT

Because You Love Me – Celine Dion

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NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

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Simply Beautiful Ministries is thrilled to be a part and sponsor for the National Day of Prayer ignites Fire on the Altar is not sponsored by one specific church but rather by all the churches and ministries of Katy-West Houston working together.

“The National Day of Prayer gathering has been going on for decades in our city, growing from meeting in the Town Square, to the KISD Administration Building, to now the Merrell Center! The city of Katy’s spiritual history is rich with the pastors crossing denominational, racial, and economic lines to seek and meet with God.

God is up to something and we have the opportunity to agree with Him for what He is longing to do in this day! Come and take your place. Let’s fill up the Merrell Center!”

VIDEO:

National Day of Prayer – Katy, Texas

PRAYER:

Oh Heavenly Father,  today this nation is crying to You in prayer for this country, leaders, and it’s people.  Please hear the cries of Your people in one accord.  In Jesus Name, Amen!

DIGGING DEEPER:

*2 Chronicles 7:14

*Ephesians 6:18

*Jeremiah 29:12

*James 5:13

*Mark 11:24

*Psalm 17:6

*Proverbs 15:29

*Philippians 4:6

*Colossians 4:2

*Matthew 7:7

PRAISE & WORSHIP:

What If His People Prayed – Casting Crowns

LIFE APPLICATION:

How often do I faithfully pray for this country, leaders and the people of this country?  Do I need to prayer more for revival in this land?


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God’s Leading Ladies ~ Who Turn Order Out of Chaos

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Psalm 46

God is our refuge and strength,
    always ready to help in times of trouble.
So we will not fear when earthquakes come
    and the mountains crumble into the sea.
Let the oceans roar and foam.
    Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge! Interlude

A river brings joy to the city of our God,
    the sacred home of the Most High.
God dwells in that city; it cannot be destroyed.
    From the very break of day, God will protect it.
The nations are in chaos,
    and their kingdoms crumble!
God’s voice thunders,
    and the earth melts!
The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us;
    the God of Israel is our fortress. Interlude

Come, see the glorious works of the Lord:
    See how he brings destruction upon the world.
He causes wars to end throughout the earth.
    He breaks the bow and snaps the spear;
    he burns the shields with fire.

10 “Be still, and know that I am God!
    I will be honored by every nation.
    I will be honored throughout the world.”

11 The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us;
    the God of Israel is our fortress.

In verse 6 He says, “The nations are in chaos”; have you ever felt in the sphere of your world that there was utter chaos?  Most likely you have or even maybe at this very moment you are experience chaos.  It feels like waves are continually crashing over you and you feel like you are drowning, but don’t forget that you have a refuge in the midst of the storm.  Verse 1 says, “God is our refuge and strength, and always ready to help in times of trouble.”  He is “always ready to help” implies that you have to ask Him to help you.  He will hold you in the eye of the storm where there is peace and calmness.  In fact in verse 10 he says, “Be still and know that I am God!” There is an exclamation point at the end of that sentence.  Taken to it’s original meaning ‘be still’ means to ‘cease striving’, stand firm.  Friends of God, stand firm and cease striving by turning the chaos in your lives into order.   It’s perfectly okay to say, “No” to those things that can bring chaos and guess what everyone will survive.  “Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breathe away.”  Don’t miss moments because your too busy doing ‘stuff’.  Be one of His “Leading Ladies” that turn chaos of the waves of life crash over you but instead turn it to order, but and it will be Simply Beautiful by His design.

PRAYER:

Father,  Help me to slow down and turn the chaos into order by being still before You.  Seeking after You in my schedule and not what will take me away from my moments with You.  In Jesus Name, Amen!

DIGGING DEEPER:

* Psalm 118

*Colossians 3:15

*1 Peter 5:7

*Philippians 4:7

*Matthew 11:28-30

PRAISE & WORSHIP:

Eye of the Storm – Ryan Stevenson

LIFE APPLICATION:

What small steps can I do today  to turn the chaos in my life into order?


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God’s Leading Lady ~ Michal

MichalHow does a good marriage go bad?  Michal her name sake means “Who is like God”.  She began to be one of God’s Leading Ladies based on her name sake, but her actions bring a new perspective towards her behavior allowing that to be questioned.  So how then is she one of His “Leading Ladies”?  This is a story of she had the potential to become a “Leading Lady”.  Her actions showed that she wasn’t as concerned about God as much as herself.  Why mention her?  She was put in the scriptures for us all to have the Holy Spirit speak to us in referencing her actions to our own.  It is not that we are “Michal’s”, but it sure can make us think of how we respond or react to situations in our own lives.  Even though women didn’t get to choose whom they would marry as husbands were chosen for them.  This was a case of a daughter who tricked her father into what she thought she wanted.  She became the wife of David through his slaying the giant, but she was the youngest daughter of Saul, the first king of Israel which made her a princess yet did hold a commendable character.     In the beginning she loved David and she made no effort to conceal her love for him.  Who could blame her?  David killed Goliath and made her father and his people terrified.    In this case, hind sight might have been 20/20?  Who would think it a good idea to marry your enemy’s daughter and not think that there would be family drama?  She tricked her father to allow David to escape by pretending that David threatened to kill her if she didn’t help him.  David became a man on the run.  So, what did she do?  She took another husband and then was required to go back to David when he returned since she wasn’t rightfully the other man’s wife.  She ended up despising David and the Lord didn’t allow her to have any children.  So, what can we learn from this story?  If Michal shared the same faith in God that her husband David did, perhaps things might have turned out different.  It might have been written different of her if she would have been a woman after God’s heart.  This doesn’t make her one of God’s “Leading Ladies”, but this story is important to us as women of God to long to hear it said of us that “you are a woman after God’s own heart”.

PRAYER:

Father, it is my desire to called a woman after Your own heart.  May I carefully examine my actions in my relationships that could cause me to be of my own selfish ambition.  In Jesus Name, Amen!

DIGGING DEEPER:

*1 Samuel 14:49; 18:20-28; 19:11-17; 25:44;

*2 Samuel 3:13, 14; 6:16-23; 21:8;

*1 Chronicles 15:29

PRAISE & WORSHIP:

A Woman After God’s Own Heart – Lynda Randle

LIFE APPLICATION:

Do I desire to called “a woman after God’s own heart”?  How do I apply this story to my life?


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God’s Leading Lady ~ Abigail

QuoteShe is the wife of David, but that wasn’t her first husband.  She was married to Nabal, a wealthy foolish scoundrel who was harsh and overbearing.  So, how did she get to be David’s wife?  Prior to her being David’s wife, her husband Nabal insulted the future king of Israel and his men. Although she most likely had an arranged marriage she saw that because of his behavior,  David was going to kill him, but Abigail intercepted David meeting him with humility and hospitality.  She could have been a bitter wife due to her husband harshness and let David kill Nabal, but instead she reasoned with David and defused his anger towards her husband.  Her persuasive conversation with David showed respect for his position, and truly not only did she protect her husband from death, but also David from killing him in a fit of anger.  David said in 1 Samuel 25:35 “I heeded your voice and respected your person.”  What a compliment from the future king of Israel.  However, scripture tells us that vengeance is the Lord’s as verse 38 of chapter 25 says, “Then it happened, after about 10 days, that the LORD struck Nabal, and he died.”  Whoa!  When David heard of this news, he sent for Abigail and made her his wife.   Most likely her conversation stuck in his head and knew that she was a rare find and this characteristic is far more precious than jewels so this makes her one of God’s “Leading Ladies”.

PRAYER:

Heavenly Father, as I read about Abigail I desire to have such wisdom in my speech that I would gain the respect of others.  I desire to speak wholesomely and not rationally doing the right thing in Your eyes rather than what my flesh would desire to do.  In Jesus Name, Amen!

DIGGING DEEPER:

*1 Samuel 25

*Proverbs 31:10-12

*Mark 10:9

*1 Timothy 3:11

*1 Peter 4:8

PRAISE & WORSHIP:

You Got Me – Steven Curtis Chapman

LIFE APPLICATION:

How would I have reacted in the shoes of Abigail?  Would I have used wisdom?  Or would I have let David kill my husband?  What kind of wife am I?  What kind of wife do I want to be?


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God’s Leading Ladies ~ Those Who Suffer with Depression

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Depression is not something that the ‘church’ as a whole dared to mentioned, until now as so many experience the darkness of depression with a sense of shame or wrong.  There was a time within the church that you just didn’t ever admit you had a problem with depression or you were told things like, “Are you sure your a Christian?” “A Christian would not experience depression”.  But the church as a whole has had to face this reality and embrace the Beloved of God who experience depression.  The scriptures tell us  David, Saul and others suffered depression.   There was a time when it was looked down upon in many circles and more times than not simply because it was not understood. Women who suffer from depression are sad or uninterested in anything, they sleep a lot and would rather be in darkness than in light.  The quote for the day is so significant, because it is truth.  “Depression is not a sign of weakness, it’s a reminder that you need God.”  God has a plan for your healing through the washing away the depths of your despair to the healing power of the Words He gave us in the scriptures.  The definition of depression means to literally be “pressed down”, but God says “press in” to Him and “press on” as you are an overcomer.  God doesn’t give up on your or throw you away, because of your struggle.  He says, “We’ve got this, Dear Daughter”   In fact, regardless of the depth of your struggle as a daughter of the Lord Most High God, He wants you to know that He sees you as one of His “Leading Ladies” even if you don’t feel like it or see it right now.  Truth is stronger than feelings, because no matter what “You are Simply Beautiful by God’s design.”

PRAYER:

Oh Daddy God, thank You for seeing me as I am with all my hurts and failures.  You see me no matter what I feel in the highs and lows of my life.  I am so grateful that You never let me stay where I am, but You reach down and pull me out of the miry clay.  In Jesus Name, Amen!

DIGGING DEEPER:

*Psalm 3:3

*Psalm 42:11

*1 Peter 5:6-7

*Psalm 37:3-4

*Jeremiah 29:11

PRAISE & WORSHIP:

Steady My Heart – Kari Jobe

LIFE APPLICATION:

Do I know that when I struggle with depression that God has a plan for my healing?  I will read these additional scriptures even if I don’t feel like it.

Psalm 42:1,2; Psalm 3:4-5; Psalm 6:8; Psalm 10:14, Psalm 35:17; Psalm 51:12-13; Psalm 55:16-17, 22


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God’s Leading Ladies of Holy Week ~ Women at the Tomb

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Instead of “Crucify Him, Crucify Him” the resounding message today is that “He is ALIVE!”  God’s “Leading Ladies” of the Tomb were the  privileged first of the being among the chosen to see the stone was rolled away and their Beloved was gone.  Soon they came to realize that they were in the midst of a RISEN KING!

Today, mediate on the truth of a risen Savior and spend the time just worshiping Him!!! This list of songs are chosen for you to mediate upon all that He did for you.  Listen to them all and by the end you will me engulfed in the depth of His love that He has for you and the victory that happened after the sting of

PRAISE & WORSHIP ~ The RISEN KING:

Lead Me to the Cross – Francesca Battistelli

Calvary – Hillsong Worship

At The Cross – Chris Tomlin

Jesus, Son of God – Brandon Heath

I Know My Redeemer Lives – Nicole Mullen

Forever – Kari Jobe

The Resurrected King – Elevation (Acoustic)

There Is Power in the Blood – Selah


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