The Fears of Pharaoh, As a Mighty Nation Rises

“And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that generations. And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them. Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew him not Joseph.” Exodus 1:6-8      Fear of Pharaoh

The Israelites became a mighty “nation’ while in Egypt. The advisors in Egypt were afraid of the Israelites having fear that they will over power the Egyptians, with that fear they were able to convince Pharaoh of making the Israelites slaves. That didn’t stop the Israelites from multiplying and becoming mightier.

Pharaoh being that he feared of the Israelites growth, he ordered the Hebrew midwives to end the lives of the male babies as they were born and to leave the female babies alive. These Hebrew midwives feared Hashem and so they did not kill the males. They were also not quick enough to be there for the birth since the Israelite women gave birth faster then the midwives could get there, great excuse to give the Pharaoh.

“By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandments.” Hebrews 11:23

A daughter of Levi gave birth to a boy, he was the youngest sibling to Aaron and Miriam. The little boy was hidden for 3 months. When it came time that they were no longer able to hid him, that they place him in a basket to float in the river. Miriam watched over the babe until Pharaoh’s daughter found him and was in need of the wet nurse in which Miriam went to get her mother. I believe that Pharaoh’s Daughter caught on that the babe was the child of the wet nurse.

“And the child grew and she brought him unto Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.” Exodus 2:10

Moses was with his family until he was old enough to be with the Pharaoh’s Daughter. Moses grew up (some say he was 40) when he killed an Egyptian slave taskmasters(they were raiser of taxes and oppressors). After he killed the Egyptian taskmasters, he told a couple Israelites whom where upset at him and feared that he would kill them also if he felt like it. This placed fear in him of what Pharaoh would do to him, so he ran to the wilderness.

Pharaoh feared that Israelites were more mightier than the Egyptians. So he put taskmaster over them. Exodus 1:9

Moses after killing the Egyptian Task Master out of anger, he hid him in the sand out of Fear.Exodus 2:12

Moses was feared by the Hebrews as he Feared the Pharaoh for his actions. So He ran to the Wilderness. Exodus 2:14

These fears are ones that make irrational decisions, leading to destruction.

 

Hebrew Midwives Feared Hashem so they did not follow Pharaoh’s commandment to kill the male babies. Exodus 1:17

Moses parent’s did not Fear the Kings Commandments. Which came a great man to deliver His people. Hebrew 11:23

When it comes to Fearing Hashem it leads to life and prosperity.

When it comes to making decisions in your life is it out of fear of man or Hashem, that would lead to destruction or life?

Social Media

I have 2 boys, the oldest is a 2 year old and the youngest is 2 months old. Each of those are independent to a point and normally don’t need mom for a lot of things but when my oldest wants me its when I am always “busy” on Instagram or Facebook. I thought that I would unload about Social Media about the good, the bad and the ugly.

Social Media

When social media was created in the early 2000’s (I was in elementary school), it was a place to connect to people that you normally don’t get to see on the daily basis. Before that was letters(I still like writing a letter to my grandma), phones calls, emails or you drive to see someone. I didn’t know what social media was until 2007 and that was when I got onto Facebook and Myspace, oh and a teen dating site.

It was a good concept for creating a social media platform, which was to connect with friends, family, co-workers and strangers you just met. You got to see family photos and updates that normally wouldn’t be able to get until a while later. You weren’t able to access social media without being at a computer that could connect to the internet at that time(sorry, no smartphones). So you still got out of the house and socialized with people without looking at your phones.

Now, we have smartphones with apps that you can check you social media accounts whenever you want., you take pictures and videos to upload so you can share to the world. It seems that everyone is on their phone checking notifications, liking pictures and post, tweeting about the next big thing, and seeing if your following is changing.

The Good

  • You can connect with family, friends, and strangers.
  • That you can share pictures and updates for family and the world about what is going on in your life.
  • It can be used to spread positivity, knowledge, laughter, and ministry
  • It can be used for business, ministry or just personal use.

 

The Bad

  • The bad thing is your opening up yourself for criticism and judgmental comments, which is normally what you don’t want.
  • It no longer feels authentic, you see more professional photos(anything that isn’t everyday life).
  • You are probably friends with people that seem to never let go of something, so you see it all the time on repeat.
  • Algorithm is messed up. I have around 300 friends on Facebook (I need to clean it up) and follow about 600 on Instagram and on both of them I see about 1/10 of the peoples post on any social media account.
  • Social Media is no longer just connecting, its for the ads and games, oh and tv shows (did we forget Netflix is out there). I don’t want to play Facebook game.

 

 

 

The UGLY

  • Judgement on overloaded to the point we don’t leave people alone.
  • We are longer content with what we have because we see what others have in pictures.
  • The Pressure of being perfect on Social Media can create self-esteem issues, body image issues and anxiety.
  • We don’t put the phones to just enjoy life around us. We don’t need photo’s to prove that we did something or videos that showed us having fun. Yes, its nice to have memories to look back on but once in a while its nice to disconnect.

Social Media and my Blog has become my ministry and business(non-paying side-hustle). I do this as an outlet but recently I have been so consumed with it that I forgot that I needed to focus on life. That my kids need me to be more present. I was getting frustrated over something that is not as important. Since my family is important. Social Media is used for good and bad and I hope that it isn’t consuming your life that you forgot what the Sky looked like.

Be Strong, Be Bold

Are you Strong? Are you Bold? Are you Afraid or Downhearted? We are called to be bold and strong to not be afraid or downhearted but what is talking about.

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“Haven’t I ordered you, ‘Be Strong, Be Bold’? So don’t be afraid or downhearted, because Adonai your God is with you where ever you go.” Joshua 1:9

We are called to be strong and bold when it comes to our faith, to not be afraid in what we believe. We are guided by Elohim, if we are walking along with Him as we are on this Journey that he will not leave you to the wolves.

We might not be popular among friends and family, you might even be hated. That you might be hurt and lonely but remembering that you are following down a path that will Lead you to Elohim. That His message is unchanging, true and loving, the end result is eternity in Heaven. Heaven a place where there is no pain, hate, racism and propaganda. A harmony that only can happen without sin and that right now is not this place on Earth. Don’t be afraid of what the world might think of you especially if its the right message you are spreading.

For a long time, I was afraid of sharing what I believed, the new findings in the bible. I was afraid to stand up against many things that I found was harmful for I thought friends, family or strangers where going to go after me. It took me a long time to find my voice and now that I found I need to use it no matter what others think about it.

Are you Bold, Are you Strong? Don’t be Afraid!

Benefits Of Being Married Young

I got married at 20 years old and I know that isn’t the youngest to be married but I believe that out of our graduations class there was only a couple of us that got married pretty early.I was living at a boarding school the last two years of high school and after that I moved back home while going to college. During that time, it was tough trying to navigate the world and even after getting married I was still figuring things out.Lindahl (18)

If you are thinking that you would want to get married in you early 20’s but are not sure if it is worth it, I written out a couple things that I have benefited from being married.

Figure things out!

Since I lived at a boarding school and then living at home before getting married, I felt that I wasn’t able to figure myself out as much as I needed to. It seem that for me I couldn’t branch out and figure out what I liked in life. When I got married to my husband, I was able to feel more expressive of what I liked and didn’t like. I felt more comfortable to be more open about what I thought on things and just being myself.

Adulting

I might had some responsibilities; making sure I got to school and work on time, had enough money for gas and have my homework done. I didn’t pay for my phone or insurance, and I didn’t have enough on my plate that made it feel like I was adult. When you live at home even though you are an adult, there is a different atmosphere living with your parents that don’t make you feel like you adults. I just felt like an Adult Child.

It automatically felt that I was an adult, that I was able to make more decisions as one and didn’t feel like I needed to prove that I was one.

Much Needed Support

With my anxiety my family didn’t understand, my husband on the other hand was able to help me by either listening to me or giving me much needed hugs. He let me talk as much as I need to so I am not always holding things in and erupt on anyone.

As a married couple we are always with each other and able to understand one another. When one of us needs much support and listening ear we can.

Decision Making

My husband and I are able to make decisions that are needed to be made for our family. I find that because I am not on my own I am not the only person that bares the burdens when it comes to big decisions. My husband as the head of the house bares the major burden of making the final say, but before we get to final say we both put in our input so we work as a team.

Not Settled

On my own, I probably would have found out what I like and don’t like but I also believe that I would have been settled in my own ways.  We were able to adapt and adjust to each other and figure it out together on how we liked to do things. I feel that since we weren’t settled in our own ways that fights and disagreements are rare.

Its easier to do…

I found that when we got married, we were able to do things a lot easier. Since we were living together, no body had to travel to far to see one another. Commute was long for me and to meet up and go on a date always made it a very long night, now that we don’t have that, date nights are nicer to go on.

When you have a conversation over the phone or text it seems that something gets lost in translation, so being in person and with that person all the time communication is easier.

No More Searching

Being married means that I am no longer searching for someone since I have my Mr. Right! No disappointing dates or wasted time.

Children

We had children right away in our marriage. The fact that I am younger, I was able to bounce back pretty fast and also do adapt a little bit easier to motherhood. I also didn’t have a career which I would have if I waited on having children I feel would have made somethings harder for me.

These are a lot of benefits, each person will find different things out of marriage to have both the benefits and negatives. I try to remember benefit(positives) of being married and enjoy that. If you are married what was one benefit of being married?

Young Country Mama

 

 

Eating Sugar, Ending My Challenge

For 2 weeks I was doing a challenge of not consuming sugary treats during the week time. I learned a lot in those 2 weeks and I would like to share a couple things about my challenge.

I was going to do a whole month of this no sugary treats but after those 2 weeks I will not. Now I am not giving up because I feel that I can’t do this challenge any longer as maybe it is tough but just ending it for me really good reasons. Hear me out.

I did this challenge because all I was doing was eating anything sugary; candy, chocolate, sweet treats(deserts), and ice cream. I was not feeling the greatest and even gotten a sugar headache and hangover. I knew something had to change so hence this challenge. I am also breastfeeding and my son wasn’t getting the best nutrition from me and my oldest boy whom watches what mama does was gaining the bad habit. I was also not eating regular meals as I was eating treats all day.

The good from doing this challenge. I was learning to have determination to change my diet to get healthier, and that I have self-control. I have always struggled with this and now I feel that if I change things to make it work for me than I can still keep going on breaking the bad habit.

Here comes my reason for no longer keeping to the challenge. I was indulging way to much when it came to cheat days and I was feeling guilty for that. I was not changing the other part of my diet which was majorly need. I wasn’t creating and eating balance meals, which is what I will be focusing on instead. Since I mentioned that I was doing this challenge on my blog, which is a lesson learned. I felt guilty every time I ate something sweet or indulged because I stated I was doing this.

I found out that I was not drinking the amount of water that I was suppose to, actually I was dehydrated and that was why I was consuming so much sugar. I was able to focus on bringing up my amount of water that I was drinking which was 6/7 glasses a day that is 1 glasses short. I will be still working on that to make sure that I am hydrated.

This challenge did teach me a couple things but I am going to say goodbye to it. I do hope that I keep getting better with my diet and still eat less sugar but I do enjoy my sweet here and there.