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Wow, Your a Repeated Failure ?

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How to Attain Excellence

Yesterday, I talked about the Definition of Excellence and How it is Measured  by the world, the church and by others and perhaps even by you, but also how God measures it.

To Fail Repeatedly, is how we learn and how we succeed !  

So in reality while you think you are a failure, you are learning and learning is not something we fail at. You may not have met up to someone else’s standard… but who’s standard are we really needing to meet up to ?  God’s….and yet we pressure our selves or allow others to pressure us to the point we give up or we become ill physically, emotionally or mentally.

“Stress” what happens when we allow things to trouble us…

So how do we attain or excel in  “Excellence” ?

Consider the following verses…

Romans 12:1-2,  tells us we are to present our bodies as a living sacrifice , holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is good, and acceptable and perfect ,will of God.

James 1:27, tells us that Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and the widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted  from the world.

I John 2: 15-17,  tells us Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.  For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust of thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

Wow, that sort of simplified things , can you see it ?

How can we know God’s Will, unless we follow the ways in which he says to life !

The Bible is a great instruction manual !!!

We will reserve discussing roles in the Family & Home for another day….

Let’s look again at Ruth and see how she attained ” Excellence” and why she was considered ” A Woman of Excellence”.

In Ruth 3:11 these are the character traits I personally see in her…

She has strength, She is worthy, She is brave and She is capable.   She was also Bold, unafraid or fearless and the important part is she waited upon the Lord to show her what to do and for Him to provide for her.

Proverbs 12:4   Tells us, A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband.

Virtuous : having or showing high moral standards.

synonyms: righteous, good, pure, whiter than white, saintly, angelic, moral, ethical, upright,upstanding, high-minded, principled, exemplarylaw-abiding, irreproachable,blameless, guiltless, unimpeachable, immaculate, honest, honorable, reputable,laudable, decent, respectable, noble, worthy, meritorious;

informal squeaky clean “they were entirely virtuous in their endeavors”

archaic: Chaste

( I like looking at words and definitions as it gives us a better view of knowing what things mean and who we should be )

Proverbs 31:10  says ” Who can find a virtuous woman ? for her price is far above rubies.

She displays all those noble characteristics and this makes her of great value !

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Who are you trying to please anyway ?

I Corinthians 10: 31  says ” Whether  therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do , do all to the glory of God”.

Philippians 1: 9-11 says ” And this I pray, that your love  may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgement; That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of  God.”

Philippians 4:8 says ” Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. “

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We are to be pleasing God !

You might not get all your To Do List Done…

Your day may not have gone perfectly, but that is perfectly normal !

You should be redeeming the Time, not wasting it .  This past year I started using a planner. For Home & Business, it has helped me greatly to see what I am doing and how much time I am spending on doing things. I am a Keeper at Home, Wife of a Man who is Disabled , I Homeschool my 3 children , Have this blog and Run an At Home Business ! I also  Write and I am working on a book !

What are your duties ? On a daily basis there is a lot to do !

We will talk about Planners, Scheduling and Doing all things well another day !

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Stop Feeling Worthless !

Proverbs 31:30-31 says “But a woman that feareth the Lord , She shall be praised. Give her the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.”

If you are known for those good things y0u do or say that are virtuous

You are Worthy and Honorable !

Join Me Tomorrow , Lord willing  as we look at

The Character of God

~ Linda Marie ~

Hello !!!! Is Anyone Home ?

I was Home, but was I really ?

As I sat here reading my morning devotional, usually done in a hurried fashion I had to stop and think about where I was heading in life. If you like me your looking for more ways to make everything at home work for you and your family. I try to make sure that each day I have a devotional time and I want it to be something that really helps me to be the wife, mother and godly woman God wants me to be. I personally find that reading Darlene’s thoughts from Time Warp Wife keep me thinking on those things God desires for me at home.

I sat here this morning wondering how on earth I had gotten so far off track… How has everything I am doing really lead me so far from doing those things that i truly enjoy and love to do and so far from my family who I love with all my heart.

Sometimes we get so caught up in the pressures of life that we take it upon ourselves in the flesh to fix the problems in life and if your like me , that means you take on things you really don’t want nor enjoy doing. Why ? Just to make a few extra dollars to do more, get more and have those things you think you need. This leads to a very hurried lifestyle of always trying to catch up on those things that are really needing to be done.

So Whats The Answer Right ?

Well, I unplugged for 3 to 4 weeks from most of my online media ! You don’t know how good it feels to step back in time and just live life !  I had things to do here to ready for wintertime and we got alot of things done.

We started Homeschooling for this year !

We moved my bedroom downstairs.

We moved my Living room into the room that was my diningroom.

We moved the dining table into the kitchen.

We moved a full sized bed and set up a set of bunk beds in the rear room of the house for guests.

The kids now each have their own rooms upstairs and are enjoying it ! ( Less Arguing and fighting )

I made the room behind my bedroom into an office sewing room !

I actually for the first time in months took a soaking bath, life was so rushed before that I only took showers.

I got to sit down and actually feel tired after doing something real and not online for a change. Will I do this again ? I sure will… I enjoy doing things that I once did.

I Crochet, Quilt, Sew, have time to read a devotional or a full novel. (I read and influence for christian authors ) I went outside and collected 11 feed sacks of kindling and moved what wood was cut to my cellarway, its rather full and soon we will go down in the cellar and move wood around, most seasoned to the space closer to the wood furnace.

“It is amazing what you can get done and enjoy doing it when your life is not revolving around the net !”

What Other Benefits Have I enjoyed ?

I started a Low Carb eating plan hardly any breads or pasta, more veggies and fruit.

I am aiming at a whole foods eating plan.

Green Smoothies and such are my friend!

I have lost  18 lbs !

My size 22 jeans are falling off my waist and I can get them off without undoing them…. Yea for Me !

I have more energy and feel so much better !

And last but surely first….

My Husband loves me and cares for me.  I know he is proud of me for really trying harder to be a Keeper at Home. ( Truth was , I was here, but I wasn’t here this past year)

And the most important change…

I have time for God, he has always had time for me but I had little time for him when I was running around like a chicken with my head chopped off. We run around thinking we are doing things for the Lord or in his name…

But Are We Really ?

In the Bible Paul said ” I would that young women Marry, Bear Children and Guide the House, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully “I Tim. 5: 14

Titus 2:4 says

That the aged women are to teach the younger women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children. To be discreet , obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

Given that I am 50, but I still have 3 Youngins to home… I wanted to get back to the basics ! I wanted to get back to doing what God requires of me and I so wanted to please my Husband and My Lord.

Linda w rose