Now, here’s the deal with this part of the pregnancy. You can see the end. Your days can be just a little bit better because you’re just weeks away from meeting your baby, BUT the third trimester comes with it’s struggles too. So - here are some of the awesome things that may be taking place if you're in this glorious time of pregnancy, OR here are some of the things that are going to go on when you reach this glorious time of pregnancy.
Ya know, it’s super easy to praise God when things are going exactly as planned in our lives, isn’t it? When the health reports are great, the grades are good, and the relationships are happy, it’s SO easy to say “Yeah, God – I know You’re working here.” What happens when things don’t go as planned, though? Are we still singing the same praises we were when things were good?
He’s doing his job as your pastor. Now, you need to do your job as a believer.
Christians – Stand firm. Don’t fall for this mentality that allows you to pick and choose what to pull from Scripture. Don’t change what you know to be true because the world says you’re wrong. Right now, we are at war with darkness. Don’t let your emotions lose this fight for you because you're too focused on things that don't matter.
“Abortion is a great evil. It’s left an ugly, gaping hole in the world where millions of image-bearing children should be. While the church has largely excelled at calling this despicable spade a spade, she often fails to see this picture: a young, often impoverished, terrified woman – who knows her baby is human! – but considers abortion anyway. Fear is incredibly potent.”
That big elephant in the room. The problem a lot of us see, but don’t want to acknowledge because we really don't want to step on toes. Well, here it is:
“The Lord said to me, “Go show your love to your wife again, though she is loved by aother man and is an adulteress. Love her as the Lord loves the Israelites, though they turn to other gods…” Hosea 3:1-3
“Therefore, I am now going to allure her; I will lead her into the wilderness and speak tenderly to her. There I will give her back her vineyards and will make the Valley of Achor a door of hope. There she will respond as in the days of her youth, as in the day she came up out of Egypt. “In that day,” declares the Lord, “you will call me ‘my husband’; you will no longer call me ‘my master.’ I will remove the names of the Baals from her lips; no longer will their names be invoked. In that day I will make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, the birds in the sky and the creatures that move along the ground. Bow and sword and battle I will abolish from the land, so that all may lie down in safety. I will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in love and compassion. I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will acknowledge the Lord. “In that day I will respond,” declares the Lord— “I will respond to the skies, and they will respond to the earth; and the earth will respond to the grain, the new wine and the olive oil, and they will respond to Jezreel. I will plant her for myself in the land I will show my love to the one I called ‘Not my loved one.’ I will say to those called ‘Not my people,’ ‘You are my people’; and they will say, ‘You are my God.’” Hosea 2:14-23
“So I bought her for 15 shekels of silver and five bushels of barley. I said to her, ‘You must live with me for many days. Don’t be promiscuous or belong to any man, and I will act the same way toward you.’” Hosea 1:3
“And the Lord said to me, “Go again, love a woman who is loved by another man and is an adulteress, even as the Lord loves the children of Israel, though they turn to other gods…” Hosea 3:1