Weekly Challenge: Only use God's name in a positive context.
It wasn't until Tim and I began dating that it was brought to my attention that I was using the Lord's name in vein, a lot. I would say things like, "Honest to God" and "Oh my God." I wasn't doing it in a malicious way, but I was still using His name in a way that was not reverential. Exodus 20:7 says, "You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name." When I use God's name it should be in blessing others, crying out to Him in prayer or praise, and expressing His majesty. I thought I was doing pretty well in this department, but then last night Tim caught me saying, "Oh my Lord" when the stench from Wilma's farted hit me. Definitely not using God's name in the right way on that one! I'm glad it happened though, as it show me that I still need to make a conscious effort to use His holy name properly.
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!