Tuesday, May 5, 2009

~ A Woman of Grace ~

I strive to be many things.

A "woman of grace" is one of them.

In the daily grind of motherhood and keeper of home it's easy to get jaded and negative.
We can get a big ole chip on our shoulder and feel annoyed and irritated with others easily when we are tired and not consistently renewing our mind.

Ephesians 4:29~ Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.

I loved these words by Patricia Hickman:

"We love to be around those people who have disciplined their mouths to lift us, the hearers, out of our unawareness. They are the lights on a summer night for which we run around with our jars hoping to capture a glimmer of their wisdom. We walk away from them changed, wiser. With a few well-placed words they have shone a light into a place we didn't know was dark. They make us want to be better humans. We covet their radiance and pray it will rise inside of us- and then spread like mad!"

I have only met a couple of women that make me feel like that. They have been instrumental in helping to shape my spiritual life.
I will be forever grateful for their example.

As we live out our daily calling let us strive to be women of grace. Because only then can we show others around us of the pure joy that living in the will of our Heavenly Father can bring.


The Warrior and the Wife said...

Sher, I loOoved this post. I really need to here that. You are such an encourager to me.
The quote you put by that lady is how i feel about you. You are a shinning light, and i pray to be like you.
love u

mumsrea said...

That post is exactly how I feel about you Sherry!


Anonymous said...

Thank-you for posting this...I read it a couple of weeks ago and have prayed intently that God would help me be a woman of grace. We just recently had our fifth baby, and by God's strength, I was able to handle the end of pregnancy and the deliver with grace!! Thanks for the encouragement!!

Christine G said...

Wonderful post! I know a woman like this. Whenever she asks if we can drive together to a homeschool meeting, I jump at the chance. She always thanks me for the ride, but it is her that deserves my thanks. :) Even her voice alone is so soothing, I could listen forever.

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