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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Looking at myself through other windows.

From a conversation between my husband and his oldest daughter:

Husband: She (my daughter) gets something in her head and won't let it go.
Oldest daughter: She gets it from her mother.


From a woman that I am just in love with and whom I admire more than I can say:

I guess I'm just intimidated by you.


I Peter 3
1 Wives, in the same way be submissive to your 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, 2 when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. 3 Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. 4 Instead, 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. 5 For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to make themselves beautiful. They were submissive to their own husbands, 6 like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her master. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear.

God, Give me a gentle and quiet spirit by which I will reflect your assurance and mortify my will, my image, and my self. Give me grace to follow my husband with joy and regard my reputation with abandon.
In Jesus name,
Amen

2 comments:

Hind's Feet said...

Do not fear man and his opinion of who you are. Rather, use it and see if it helps to point you back to God, to Christ and to dependance on the Holy Spirit. If that is the case listen and learn. IF not then return to the Fear of the Lord, which is where all wisdom begins.
Many hugs!

Rachel Pierson said...

Amen! Thank you, Kim

I think, right now, God is using people to show me the sin of hard-heartedness, or hard headedness. God, I find, softens my heart and gets my attention through a lot of little incidences, and then WHAM! a glaring something happens that confirms it. (the WHAM! came Monday. It would be funny if it weren't so sinful)

I want to be adament only when it comes to God's truth and flexible on all debatable issues. What I need is discernment in knowing the difference, and humility, I suppose.

I appreciate your hugs, and your prayers, and your wisdom.

Love,
Rachel