Welcome and Blessings!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I have named this blog "Running to the Cross" because that is what I often find myself doing...running to be with my Lord Jesus! I often cover many aspects of life on my blog, as it is my journal. I used to write things down in all sorts of notebooks, but my writings would soon be lost. So I decided that it was time to start a blog and share my thoughts and ideas with others. Many topics you will find here are prayers, homemaking and organization, children and pregnancy, funny stories, and the challenges of parenting and motherhood. If you enjoy my blog and leave me a comment, you are likely to have me visit! I love meeting others and gleaning from the lives of others. May you be blessed! Your friend in Christ, Heather

Friday, June 22, 2007

My Quiet Place Today...

Praying Hands by Grant
Praying Hands

Each day, we should take time in our "Quiet Place," that is the place we go to cry out to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, spend time in His Word and pray in our "closet."

Today, I ran across two posts (Anger and The Sharp Tongue) that dealt with the very issue that I have been struggling with lately: Anger. Yes, anger...I came from an angry home, not abusive, just angry. I was never taught to control my temper, to hold my tongue, or to use a soft answer. Now I am not trying to excuse myself because I was never "taught" to do this, I am just simply explaining the case here. It is my deepest desire to become that quiet, soft spoken mother and wife that I see in others and in God's Word.

Proverbs 31: 10-31
10 ¶ Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
14 She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.
23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
25 Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

This passage speaks volumes to me. It challenges me, and urges me to change my sinful ways to be more like Christ. We must live each moment as if Christ is in our home visible to us in the flesh. Watching our every step. Would you lash out at your children or husband if Christ was sitting there, in the flesh, watching?

***NEWS FLASH***: He is watching us!!! We may not be able to see Christ sitting there, but He is there!!! Can you feel His Presence?

May you be blessed today!


motherofmany said...

Amen. I struggle with anger, too. Sometimes I will think about it first and say "This is the perfect time to practice what I have been wanting to become" and sometimes my mouth spews forth the words anyway. Or I'll think my husband needs me to tell him this thing one more time and then I won't ever contradict him again.

Lord, help us all.

Tiany said...

Heather you are such a blesing and so very bold and brave to be so transparent and honest!!! Thank you!

I have not posted on this subject in depth as I probably should have but I have been meaning to do so. I too have struggled with these issues and we can break the cycle for our children and our childrens children!!!!

Praying for you dear friend and hope you will do the same for me!

Audrey said...

Oh, how I know what you mean I long to be that patient, sweet speaking person. Who never raises her voice and deals with every situation with Love and Grace.

I am about 20% there, Sigh! I have so much to learn and so far to grow.