Inspiration In Words

Words from the heart of God


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Love In Our Hearts

Ever said aloud, “I hate ……” then felt guilty for even saying it. I have. Just saying the word fills me with guilt, shame, and remorse. How can I, blatantly, say that word, yet profess to love God? Exactly!!! Once we have the love of God in our hearts, it is hard to be mean, say hateful words, or be disgruntled. On the other hand, maybe, we can. However, with God’s love, guidance of the Holy Spirit, and a humble heart, the correction of our actions it is immediate.

God’s Love

God’s love resides in each of us who believe in him, who trust him, who seek him. Within us are his teachings that help us lead a better life and strive to be an example to others.

1 John 4

8 The person who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

1 Corinthians 16

14 Everything you do should be done in love.

Guidance of the Holy Spirit

As we go through life, the Holy Spirit guides us. It teaches us to love, to do right by others, and to follow God’s example.

2 Corinthians 6

6 by purity, by knowledge, by patience, by benevolence, by the Holy Spirit, by genuine

love

Galatians 5

25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also behave in accordance with the Spirit.

26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, being jealous of one another.

Humble Heart

As God’s love resides within us and his Holy Spirit guides us, our hearts become humble, tender, and loving. We allow it to love all that surround us. A humble heart cannot hate. It cannot, intentionally, hurt others. If we do, we are, immediately, reminded of what we have done. We do not feel pride by demeaning others, or stepping over them. On the contrary, we place ourselves at their mercy.

Psalm 25

9 May he show the humble what is right! May he teach the humble his way!

Ezekiel 11

19 I will give them one heart and I will put a new spirit within them; I will remove the hearts of stone from their bodies and I will give them tender hearts.

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Motherhood: A Christian Discipline

proverbs 13 24

Proverbs 13: 24\

The one who spares his rod hates his child, but the one who loves his child is diligent in disciplining him.

Motherhood is a great challenge. It starts the day our first child is born, and ends the day we die. We become mothers without a guidance book. Instinct takes over and becomes our dependency. Such a little person relies on us to do the right thing, make the right decisions, and use the right judgment. WOW… That is a lot to handle.

Do the right thing

Maternal instinct leads us to do the right thing by our children. Do we make mistakes? Oh! YES! We do. On purpose? Absolutely, not. We may get frustrated or exhausted, but as motherhood goes, we must keep going. We lead our children the best we can.

As Christian mothers, we teach them about God, we teach them about Bible stories, and we teach them to do good by others. They we pray to God to be with them every step they make. We ask him to protect them and keep them safe. We trust and have faith that he will be there each time they need Him.

Perhaps, we believe in our hearts that with God’s guidance we will do the right thing every time. Moreover, we pray and hope that our children will do the right thing as well. We give them all the tools they need to be good citizens. In addition, with God by their side, they will have a guide just as we do.

Make the right decision

It is not easy to make the right decision every time. We stumble, we fall, we waiver, and we hesitate. We weigh the pros and cons and hope for a desirable outcome. However, the Holy Spirit consciously tugs at us to make good decisions. He is the quiet voice that directs us in our path. He is the quiet voice that leads our children as well. He convicts us when we are wrong, and gives us an embraceable happiness when we do what is right.

In the same manner, we trust God to provide guidance through the Holy Spirit; we can rest assured that he will do the same for our children. If we doubt, then we shall consult Him in prayer to get an answer to our dilemma.

Use the right judgment

This is a tough one, if we try to judge on our own, however, if we trust God’s judgment, then we can be at peace that we used the right judgment. When faced with situations regarding our children, we tend to use emotions as our guides. Sometimes we are too soft. However, we must have tough skin to make the right judgment call. Imagine, when our children get in trouble, if we do not discipline them, then we are doing them harm. They could think that they got away with something and grow up to be unruly.

We must be tough, yet gentle, we must discipline in love, yet firm, and we must correct our children when they are wrong, yet be loving mothers. We must also teach our children to be good, obedient, and of good moral character, so they too will use the right judgment when faced with difficulties.

Deuteronomy 8:5

Be keenly aware that just as a parent disciplines his child, the Lord your God disciplines you.