“Whatever is in the well of your heart will show up in the bucket of your speech.” -Anonymous “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.” -Proverbs 23:7 “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever Read More
Sometimes, faithfully nurturing relationships with the people God has entrusted specifically to our care gets mundane. The seemingly menial task of filling a can with water and taking it to each plant regularly is vital to healthy growth. If we do not intentionally water and edify, relationships begin to wilt.
Our lives as Christian women can be compared to a watering can – a vessel filled with the Holy Spirit, pouring out the Water of the Word to encourage growth and speak life to others.
“In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.” -Psalm 94:19 This morning, I awoke with a “multitude of MY thoughts.” Picture a whirlwind, swirling many thoughts of the day ahead, thoughts of burdens of those I love, thoughts of my own insufficiency, thoughts of special events planned, etc… Before my Read More
“It will not be wrong, but, on the contrary, most natural and proper, that your desire for the salvation of others should, first of all, rest upon your own families. If charity begins at home, so, assuredly, piety will. They have special claims upon us who gather around our table and our hearth. God has Read More
“It is not hard for the Lord to turn night into day. He that sends the clouds can as easily clear the skies. Let us be of good cheer. It is better farther on. Let us sing Hallelujah by anticipation.” -C.H. Spurgeon
There are no shortcuts to friendship… with God or with others. “No shortcut exists. God has not bowed to our nervous haste nor embraced the methods of our machine age. It is well that we accept the hard truth now: The man who would know God must give time to Him. He must count no time wasted which is spent in the cultivation of His acquaintance.
When you and I come to the end of our earthly journey or the the end of a season in our lives, what will we leave undone? There is no way we can “do it all,” but there is a way to know “what to do” and “when to do it.”
“I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” -Ephesians 4:1-3
Ephesians 4.1-3 What is your vocation? In the Strong’s Concordance, the word “vocation” is defined as an “invitation” or a “calling.” In essence, the Lord asks us, “Would you do this job for me?” Marriage, singleness, secular work, ministry work, motherhood, infertility, sisterhood, etc. are some of our respective callings as women. These callings or invitations are from whom?
In my church family, I have observed the work and labour of love of several ladies recently. Each lady has her own ministry gifts to share and her own style of sharing her gifts. How beautiful is the bride ~ the church ~ when she ministers in the ways God has gifted her to do so – doing her own part. There is no cause for one to envy the gift of another or the opportunity of another, for one’s own gift is the best gift – fitted for the Master’s use. What a joy when the church body works together and ministers to each other!
Sometimes, grapefruits are extremely sour, and sometimes they are sweet. You cannot know for sure until you cut it open and taste it. I was prepared to add a sprinkle of sugar, but there was no need because it was sweet. Only the Lord knows the inside contents of a grapefruit, and only the Lord knows the inside contents of our hearts.