Saturday, October 13, 2012

Inspiration for my week ...

I was looking at some of my favorite Bible passages this week, and thinking how these three always inspire me to continue to strive to be a better woman, wife, and mom.  They remind me to watch my attitude and words, to have a good attitude about work, and to love my husband and children unselfishly.  It's so easy to begin to shirk my work, and have a "serve me" attitude rather than a heart to serve them.  As I face a new week of school and parenting and housework tomorrow, I thought I'd remind myself of the importance of HOW I go about my work.  Because the way I do the work is just as important as the work itself.


Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.  
~ Titus 2:3-5 ~



...make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.  
~ 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 ~



Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves. They submitted themselves to their own husbands,    
~1 Peter 3:1-5 ~

Still striving to serve Him better,
April E.

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