Thursday, July 22, 2010

Rubies of Thought

Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her Proverbs 31:28

There is not really much you can say about this verse, it says it all. Her family is very greatful for the time, talents, and love she gives them freely.

An experience recently makes me wonder, do we as a society spoil our children so that they will love us. Do we freely give them their own freedom without rules, guidelines, or guidance so that they will call us blessed.

It is so easy to say, "do what you want, you will anyway." But are we creating a generation of spoiled people who have the definate, I wants and are used to getting what they want?

I want my children and husband to feel blessed I am here, not because I give in to every demand and whim they have. But because I have tried my best to mold and shape them into people that they can be proud to be.

It is not easy being a parent or a spouse in a world that is so self centered. There is no room for selfishness in this life. I have been repeating to myself alot lately, "Loose myself in service."

I know when I forget myself and serve those around me things become so clear and the answers are right there. When I am wallowing in my own self pity and thinking only of myself things are so hard and the answers are all wrong, since they are of my own making.

Have a Blessed Day


1 comment:

  1. Yes, living in a very self-centered world is hard. But the joy in serving others, in allowing Our Lord to use us for His glory - then our children, then our spouses will see why we do what we do. It is all for HIM!

    I agree with you than loosing myself in service is more rewarding than expecting a thank you everytime. I know that my children love me, and I know that my spouse does also, but what keeps me going is knowing that I am being obedient to My Heavenly Father!

    Excellent thoughts. Again, I have truly enjoyed your post. :)


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