Tuesday, April 9, 2013

 
 

Wise Words

 

 
I had pinned these Wise Words on my Pinterest board.
They are, I believe, the key to peace, joy, and a meaningful life.
Living a Quiet and Humble life that is pleasing to God.
 
This is the opposite of what" The World" tells us to do.
"They" say we must please "Others".
"They" say we must "Keep Up With The Joneses".
Outside voices tell us we must "Achieve" and "Be The Best" to be valuable.
We must Look Fabulous, be Fit, Dress for Success, and have Personality!
 
Remember high school days when your entire human worth
depended upon what your peers thought of you?
Some unfortunate people have never left high school.
They are still striving to achieve value through the acceptance and praise of "Others".
 
Then they, in turn, teach the same to their own children.
I knew one woman whose acceptance of her own son, a grown adult, was always
 conditional, depending upon whether or not she thought he achieved enough.
 
God does not love His children conditionally.
He loves us completely, utterly--enough to become One of us to give us Life.
 
He knows, also, what will make us most happy--in this life, and the next.
That is why He gave us Ten Commandments and the Bible.
That is why He gave us an Inner Compass (Conscience) of Right and Wrong.
He gave us what The World calls "Rules", not to please Him, but to Bless and Protect us!
 
"The fear of man brings a snare: but whosoever puts his trust
 in the Lord shall be safe." (Proverbs 29:25)
 
The Fear of Man is striving to be accepted by other people.
It is a snare.  A pit.  The path to failure and self-doubt.
 
The "Fear of God" is striving to be acceptable Only to God.
Regardless of what anyone else thinks of you.
Realizing that if God accepts you and no one else in the world does--
His opinion is the only one that matters.
That, and that alone, is the path to Freedom, Joy and Self-Acceptance.
 
"..and make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business
 and work with your hands..." (I Thess. 4:11)
 
That, my friend, is also why I love being a Home Maker--
I get to do all of those things as a matter of daily routine. 
Life is Good.
 
 


5 comments:

  1. Great post Linda. All very true. Thanks for your wise words :-)

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    1. (oops; I replied in the wrong spot!) Isn't it nice to know that homemaking can bring great "success" in the truest sense of the word? Thank you for your kind comment. Linda

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  3. Very inspirational Linda Love your blog and you have a great day !!Wish i was sitting on your back porch enjoying the day

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    1. Thank you kindly. I wish you were here, too--even though it is only 40 degrees right now! Yikes!

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