"Seek ye first the kingdom of God and al His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto thee."Phil. 4:11
This last Saturday I had the privilege of spending time with the ladies of our church family. We had a Titus 2 tea. After fellowship and tea, we all watched Tea With Michelle Dugger. What a tremendous blessing and encouragement to us all!
What I enjoyed about listening to Mrs Dugger was her humilty, sweet spirit, gentleness, and her total dependance upon God. She spoke often of our lives being for the glory of God and not about ourselves! What truth and yet how often do we forget? We are to shine the light of our GOD and KING, not glorify ourselves. It is not about us, but all about HIM! These words resounded throughout the message with Michelle. She also spoke of God's amazing grace being sufficient for us as manager's and keeper's of our homes. We find such strength and comfort in knowing, our strength is made perfect in weakness. He gives us all we need to live each day for Him. We are not able, in our own strength, to do all that is required of us, but by God's grace we can. It is through Him that we can do all things!
We all need to keep God first in our lives and seek His kingdom daily. We live moment by moment depending upon Him to meet our every need. As we seek to do this, we will bear much fruit and shine forth His greatness, and hopefully, draw others unto Him. His gives us His perfect peace, grace, mercy and love to carry out the training of His children and managing of our homes. Our calling is a high calling and no one said it would be easy. BUT through our God, we are able! I can do all things through CHRIST which strengthneth me. Without Him we are nothing! We can stand amazed at His greatness and glory when we realize His goodness and power.
As wives and mother's our job is sometimes difficult. We must find our strength and sufficiency in Him alone. I praise God for people like Michelle Dugger who can remind us that we are all dust without Him and that He is the reaon we live. Her message was so true and sweet. We all can be a gentle teacher and example in our homes. We cannot do it in our own strength, yet by His enabling power we can. Our children are on loan from God and we are to raise and train them for His glory. We are to prepare them to stand firm in the faith and to walk the difficult path of this life with grace and truth. What a joy to sit with fellow wives and mother's, and sister's in Christ, to be reminded of our great calling, responsibility and to be encouraged.
As I realize that I don't deserve one thing that I have recieved from God, I am in awe of Him who has allowed me to be a wife and mother. May we all be on our faces before Him and ask Him to give us the ablity and grace to be the Godly wives and mother's that He deisres. May we pray for one another, exhort, encourage, and be there for one another to meet the needs we may have. By God's good grace we will have the joy of seeing our children flourish and our husbands serving the Lord and doing great exploits for His kingdom, simply because we obeyed, walked in humility and absolute dependance upon our King!
The joy of the Lord is our strength.
We can do all things through Christ which strengthenth us.
"Seek Ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto thee."
Have a wonderful week as you serve and honor Christ in your home!