Monday, July 6, 2009

Ornaments of Meekness and Quietness

I Corinthians 6:11

And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
Have you ever found yourself doing the very thing you vowed you didn't want to do anymore?

You said you wouldn't fuss at your children any more. You said that you'd be more submissive and less argumentative towards your husband from now on.

All would go well...for a while and before you knew it you were back to yelling and rebelling.

You desire to have a meek and quiet spirit (1 Peter 3:4) yet somehow the ability to perform it eludes you.

Why is it that no matter how many times we vow that these are the characteristics we desire do they still evade us?

When we yell at at our children and argue with our husbands it is not good for us or for our families. It causes everyone physical, mental and emotional damage.

It is not so much the raised voice when speaking to our children, or the fact that we may disagree with our husbands that is the problem. Calling a child in a loud voice from one end of the house to come and clean his room is not damaging to his metal and emotional health. Telling your husband your opinion regarding a pressing decision is not what causes cracks in the foundation of your marriage.

The yelling and rebellion that cause the damages are the one motivated by frustration, irritation, disdain and malice.

When we go beyond sharing our opinion in a situation to nagging we begin to wear away at our husbands focus and ability to lead.

When we use yelling as a form of discipline we begin to tear down the fibers of our children's metal and spiritual health. We require that our children show self control yet we lose control of ourselves with every shriek and shrill.

We are the rebellious and riotous ones. (Exodus 4:1, 16:2, I Sam 15:23, I Cor.. 6:10). This behavior that displease the Lord.

How do we begin to become better......?


  1. Hi there! I just wanted to say that I found your two blogs earlier this week and absolutely love them. You are surely doing the Lord's work in instructing young women like myself on how to be a godly wife. I am a newlywed (almost 4 months), and continually seek the Lord to strengthen my faith and allow me to be a joyful and obedient wife.

    I linked your blogs on mine:

    I tried to post a comment on your other blog (aproverbswife), but the post form is not visible. Just wanted to bring that to your attention.

    God bless!


  2. Thanks Rachel for letting me know about the comment box on a

    Thank you also for linking to my blogs from your site. I haven't visited yet but will later today.

    I am so appreciative of your kind comments as they do spur me on to continue to share my experience with other women.

    Pray that I continue to be obedient to Gods direction for both of the blogs. I hope they will continue to be an instrument that will help all of us to live lives that please God.

    Many Blessings,
    The Proverbs Wife

  3. I also came over to tell you that I haven't been able to post a comment this week at Proverbs Wife.

    I enjoy your blogs.


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