Sunday, January 9, 2011

A Woman who Reflects the Heart of Jesus

I am reading a book by Elizabeth George. It is 30 Days to Christlike character.

I started the book on January 2nd. Each day I am given a different character trait to reflect upon. Here are the ones that have been covered already:

Approachable
Available
Compassionate
Confident
Courageous
Disciplined
Faithful
Focused

At the end of each chapter is a prayer. Today's chapter listed the ten essentials listed in Titus 2:3-5 for us to focus our time and energies on.

Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.

1. Be godly in your behavior.
2 Be truthful and kind in your speech.
3. Be disciplined and self-controlled.
4. Be a teacher and encourager of good things.
5. Be devoted to your husband.
6 Be devoted to your children.
7. Be discreet and wise in your actions.
8. Be chaste and pure inside and out.
9. Be focused on your home.
10. Be kind and good to all.

Today's prayer about being focused:

Blessed Jesus, I have so much to do...and want to do. And I have so many options today for how I spend my time and where I put my focus. My heart yearns to live for You and live out Your plan for me. Know my heart and lead the way. I want to follow! AMEN

This video is one of my favorites. Every time I watch it I cry because it is so true. So beautiful. I am overwhelmed by the love of my Lord. I want to share that with you!

1 comment:

  1. I've been working (off and on) on a study by EG on Putting On a Gentle and Quiet Spirit. I don't have that by nature, and really struggle with it. I like the one you're doing too!

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