Weekly Memory Verse: "You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name." --Exodus 20:7
The Lord is our holy, majestic, omniscient, powerful, forgiving God and He has commanded us to not misuse his name. Our society uses God's name and that of His Son's in such a flippant way that we may not even realize we're misusing it. Such is true with the now common phrase "OMG." This "Oh my God" isn't being used to cry out to Him or praise Him; it's said in a way that does not honor Him. And we often hear people shout "Jesus Christ" in moments of anger or shock. We must remember that His name is to be glorified and used appropriately. I grew up, unaware, using God's name in vain. After 20 years of saying something on a regular basis, it's challenging to eradicate it from your vocabulary. I still slip up from time to time, but I want to diligently remove the misuse of the Lord's name from my thoughts and words, especially as I model both my speech and faith to Adeline.
I'm Ashley Ashcraft,
a military wife and
stay-at-home mama, earnestly seeking the Christ-like life. I invite you to walk alongside me in my quest to raise our children and join the antics of our unpredictable military lifestyle. I pray your heart feels rejuvenated and inspired each time you visit OFH!