Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Some thoughts....

As I was reading a magazine today, I read something that struck a cord within me. It is from Above Rubies by Nancy Campbell.

May God bless you and strengthen you as you daily nurture the children God has graciously given to you. We live in an age that is twisted out of Gods pattern for living. You do not have to conform to its pattern. Instead shine like beacon lights in this world as you raise your family for God and uncompromisingly stand up for the truth. Love righteousness and hate evil. Raise your children to do the same. Lift up the banner of righteousness for it is only righteousness that exalts a nation.

It made me think about the choices we all have daily. Are we conforming to the worlds pattern or are we seeking to shine like beacon lights in our homes? It is so easy get caught up with all we do in our homes and not deal with the problems that raise themselves. Just this evening, at the end of a full and busy day, some sibling arguing reared its ugly would be so easy to just ignore or shout at the offending siblings, but some hearts needed to be dealt with. Gently,the children were reminded to talk kindly to one another and both soon came to realise they needed to change their attitudes towards one another. Even I need to be reminded that I do not have to conform to the worlds pattern. I need His blessing and strength daily. It has been said that parenting is HEART work.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the reminder to watch what is in my heart. Really enjoy the picture also!!


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