"....Your children shall be like olive plants all around your table." Psalm 128:3

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Queen of the Home {12}

" I am not here to serve myself.
I am not here to be lauded, petted, admired, or "affirmed".
I am here to build men, cultures, and kingdoms.
When I find myself in the midst of difficulties and pain,
will I persevere, or will I become a coward and pity myself?
We do not have time for self-pity!
We have much to do and the hour is late!
We need a broader vision of home than just ourselves as
wives and mothers, sisters and daughters.
We nee to understand that we are at work to build Christ's kingdom - for eternity!
It isn't just about children who sit politely at the supper table 
and stand obediently with mama at the grocery store.
It isn't just about homes that sparkle with cleanliness.
It isn't just about spouses who love one another
and present  a glorious picture of Christ and His bride, the Church,
although these are certainly important.
It is all these things coming together to build a culture.
Do we have a vision for this, 
or is our focus on the dirty dishes
and unfolded laundry of life?"
 
~ Women of Vision by Jenny Chancey

13 comments:

  1. Another excellent piece of encouragement! I really need to get this book! Have a wonderful week ~ JES :)

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    1. Hope you have a wonderful week too, my friend. :)

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  2. So encouraging...there is a bigger picture than just the everyday. :-) Thanks for sharing.
    God bless,
    Anne♥

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    1. This book keeps reminding me to keep my eyes on the eternal - not the everyday. Thanks for stopping by, dear friend. :)

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  3. No...our focus is what do they do when they leave us and begin to make those decisions by themselves. It is this foundation that I am building right now, because once they leave this sanctuary, their lives will never be the same again.

    Thank you for sharing Lisa.

    m.b.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and sharing, dear friend. Remembering you before the throne of grace...

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  4. Lovely and true. Thank you, Lisa.

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  5. So glad you stopped by, my friend. Hope you're having a blessed week. :)

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  6. "It is all these things coming together to build a culture."

    I, too, need to get a copy of this book! Thank you, Lisa, for continuing to share these excellent gems of encouragement.

    Blessings to you, my friend, as you build up your home this week,

    Lisa :)

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    1. You won't be disappointed, my friend.

      Hope you're having a blessing-filled week. :)

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  7. Oh, these are such good and edifying words to hear. I have this book. I need to pick it up again and read it to be reminded of the blessings of my high calling as a homemaker.

    Thank you for sharing parts of this book with us for encouragement. :)

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  8. It is a wonderful book, isn't it, Mara? So glad you stopped by. Hope you have a blessed week-end. :)

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