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!