Jim George Stood in his Sunday school class and said,
With every encounter, make it your aim that people are better off for having been in your presence. Try in every encounter to give something to the other person.
Those are powerful words and such a great way to enter into any situation. As we study the next chapter in A Woman after God’s Own Heart, by Elizabeth George, we’re going to learn some simple and effective ways to encourage the hearts of other people.
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Continuing in our review and series of A Woman After God’s Own Heart
Every hard thing you’re going through or have been through, God, in His infinite wisdom and providence wants to take and make it useful in your life, and in the lives of others. He does that by giving us opportunities to apply and sometimes also share what we’ve learned. It’s some kind of ministry, though it may not be given in a “ministry setting.” It often happens life on life as God brings people to us with whom we can pour ourselves with compassion, grace and mercy. We suddenly realize that the Lord has a ministry for us and we are awestruck at the opportunity to serve him.
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I’m the kind of person who needs a picture drawn in order to understand things better. Anyone else like that? Being a homemaker is drawn out so well in God’s Word, and it reveals that it’s more about who we are than what we do. It can seem overwhelming, but it’s really not as hard as we make it.
As a follow-up on my post on Wednesday about weaving a tapestry of beauty in our home, I”d like to offer two suggestions that will help us know how to implement those truths in God’s Word. My suggestions are regarding the list of “I will’s” that Elizabeth wrote in her book (A Woman After God’s Own Heart). My suggestions are given with a desire for all of us to implement these disciplines into our daily lives. How can we do that?
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If you’ve ever done cross stitch, or embroidery you know that to create anything that turns into something beautiful takes planning. It takes time. It takes instruction. It takes intentionality. So when we think about weaving a tapestry in our home, we know that none of these steps can be avoided. The ultimate Guide is God’s Word. He tells us what it should look like. Then it’s up to us to take the needle in hand, and begin the tedious day-to-day work that is necessary.
Let’s look into God’s Word to get more instruction. Titus 2 says
“Admonish the young women to be homemakers. (Verse 5)
If that word brings to mind the dull, boring task of mundane chores, I ask you to read carefully and let your heart be encouraged about this important role.
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You have so much on your plate! It’s easy to feel so stressed by it, that it is counterproductive. Instead of pushing us forward, we are so overwhelmed we give up before we ever get started. In her book, A Woman After God’s Own Heart, Elizabeth George shares Twelve tips to help manage our time better. These are simple to implement, and are so effective I think you’ll be blown away at the results!
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