Women of faith are sustained by God’s Word. I love God’s Word. On some days it’s more like oatmeal than heavenly manna, but I cling to it nonetheless, and by faith I proclaim, “How sweet are thy words unto my taste! Yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” (Psalm 119:103). If God’s Word isn’t “richly dwelling in us” (Colossians 3:16), we are malnourished and weak, with very little hope of walking in victory.

“And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord” (Luke 1:45).

One sentence. An entire message. I want this to be the story of my life. I want this to be the story of your life too.

Denise Mira, author of No Ordinary Child: Unlocking the Leader Within Your Child, has been married to Gregory for thirty-one years. They are the parents of five sons.  Denise has traveled extensively, both nationally and internationally, inspiring change as she shares the message God has given her for families. She would love to have you visit her blog, and she can be reached at contact@denisemira.com. Find her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter!

Copyright 2012, used with permission. All rights reserved by author. Originally appeared in the March 2012 issue of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, the family education magazine. Read the magazine free at www.TOSMagazine.com or read it on the go and download the free apps at www.TOSApps.com to read the magazine on your mobile devices.

Publication date: August 2, 2013