Monday, July 26, 2010

The Person of Christ

Jesus is my divine Savior!
His bounty will supply me,
His omnipotence will deliver me,
His omnipresence will protect me,
His omniscience will guard me,
His love will animate me,
His mercy will heal me,
His grace will support me,
His compassion will comfort me,
His pity will relieve me,
His goodness will provide for me,
His tenderness will soothe me,
His kindness will encourage me,
His patience will bear with me,
His justice will avenge me,
His faithfulness will embolden me,
His holiness will beautify me,
His anger will awe me,
His life will quicken me,
His light will illumine me,
His Word will regulate me,
His joy will delight me,
His blessedness will elevate me,
His long-suffering will lead me to repentance,
His immutability will secure the fulfillment of all the promises to me,
His truth will be my shield and buckler,
His sovereignty will raise my admiration,
His condescension will inspire me with gratitude and love,
and His all-sufficiency will satisfy me both in time and eternity!

(James Smith, "The Person and Work of Christ" 1849)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Supermom VS. Abiding Mom

Are you striving to be a supermom or an abiding mom?

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Her Character

I have been reading back through Martha Peace's book, Becoming a Titus 2 Woman...because I am always needing help and encouragement in this area.

Martha discusses what "Her Character" should be when an older woman begins to mentor a younger women.

When an older woman befriends a younger woman, she is likely to influence the younger women's thinking and actions. That can be good news or bad news. For example, it is bad news when the older woman leads the younger women into heresy. It is good news when the older woman is doctrinally sound. It is bad news when the older woman rebels against the authority of the elders in her church or her husband. It is good news when she is graciously under their authority. It is bad news when the older woman is a gossip. It is good news when she is like the "holy women of old". (1 peter 3:5)

Obviously, God does not want an older woman to be a bad influence on the younger women. Instead, he wants her to have godly character listed in Titus 2:3-5.

Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.

Regardless of our ages, we can all learn to be a Titus 2 woman..and we can eventually become an older woman who truly does "teach what is good" and "encourage younger women".