Wisdom for Wives

"Be diligent to know the state of your flocks …"

Called, and Equipped

Have you ever groaned after reading a passage of Scripture? I’m not talking about the Holy Spirit groans that are mentioned in Romans 8. I’m referring to the groans some of us utter when reading about, oh, submission, for example. The first time I remember reading that a “gentle and quiet spirit” is what God considers beautiful, I asked Him, “what do you mean, ‘gentle and quiet’??” (And I am still learning. 🙂 ) I probably groaned the time I realized that the answer to my sinus headaches might not be immediate healing, but trusting in His sufficient grace. (Though I’m very grateful that He did heal me!) But even though God sets high standards for His children, He also lovingly and graciously provides what we need to obey Him. (And, He mercifully forgives and restores us every single time we fall short and repent.)

His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 2 Peter 1:3

Mile-High Swinging Bridge at Grandfather Mountain, NC; public domain photo by Ken Thomas

So maybe I should leave more of the groaning to the Holy Spirit. 🙂

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Hide-the-Word Wednesday: The Eye of the Beholder

I have to say, there’s nothing like a fresh application of lipstick to change my outlook on life.  And a good hair day is, in fact, a good day to me.  I believe it also blesses my husband when I pay attention to my appearance. But there is more to true beauty than lipstick and the perfect coif.

Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel— rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.

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Where do you go to be reminded of how God sees you?

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