Sunday, February 22, 2015

A Serene Sunday

Photo: Magnolia Hall furniture catalog

Thanks to all of you who check in here often and leave nice comments.  This morning I am leaving a  few scriptures to help build your trust and your faith in God.

"For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe."  1 Timothy 4:10

Sometimes we think that our trust in God will make life just perfect for us, but we forget that this trust will make those who are hostile to the Word reproach and ridicule.  I heard a saying yesterday to the effect that, "If you are being laughed at or have pressure on you to conform to the rest of the world, you are probably doing something right."   

It is not comfortable to be considered "strange" but when you decide to take the word of God seriously it makes others think you are strange. When you give up harmful vices that damage the home, others will not think you are normal. When you try to live a good, clean life and have a nice home life, it brings on suspicion and doubt.

This verse confirms this attitude:

 "Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:" 1 Peter 4:4

In spite of the pressure others may put on ladies at home, life is mostly good and has enormous benefits.  You will be loved and remembered for your contribution at home. In the commercial and industrial work area, your picture will not remain on the wall for long after you are replaced.  But the home is deeply influenced for generations to come by the dedicated wife and mother.  So keep doing what you are doing, because in time, you will see good results.

"And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." Galations 6:9

Painting by Fred Swan


Unknown said...

Thank you for these verses. They are an encouragement

Rachel and Family said...

I thank you for this post! Sadly, some do mock Christian ladies, but I LOVE them! and aspire to be one myself. I find Christian ladies to be so gracious, warm and loving.

Blessed Homemaking said...

I love this. Thank you and many blessings to you this Lord's day.

Yvette said...

Amen & thank you for the encouragement. It is a good way to start off my week. :)

Unknown said...

Sometimes when I read the obituaries in my home town here, I will read of an elderly lady who has passed. Sometimes the obituary states what an excellent wife and mother she was...loving her husband and children, crafting, giving, serving. That is far more glorious to read than a list of organizations a woman dedicated her life to working at instead of being a keeper at home.

living from glory to glory said...

Good Morning Lydia,
I loved the quote you shared, as My Husband says that often! We do look a bit odd to those who live no different to the worlds belief system of women being away from the home.
And to think that your workplace would leave a picture of you hanging after you have gone; silly and a great analogy! You have encouraged me as always!
Thank YOU, Love Roxy