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A Good Wife

This has been floating around the internet for a few years and some say it came from a 1950's textbook, others claim it was from Canada. Wherever it is from, it has gotten a lot of controversy ! From women scoffing at it and criticizing it, to men commenting "I WISH" my wife treated me that way, etc. The sad thing is.....this IS a good example of what a GOOD WIFE should be and do. Not every detail of it is what I think should be done but for the most part it is. Scripture was added thanks to Bible Believer's and I have added my own "inserts" to some of the items. 1. Get your work done. Plan tasks with an eye on the clock. Finish or interrupt them an hour before your husband is expected home. Your anguished cry "are you home already?" is not exactly a warm welcome. "She... worketh willingly with her hands." ~ Proverbs 31:13 2. Have dinner ready . Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal on time. This is

Your Life Preaches ALL Week

Study universal holiness of life. Your whole usefulness depends on this, for your sermons last but an hour or two—your life preaches all the week. If Satan can only make a covetous minister a lover of praise, of pleasure, of good eating—he has ruined his ministry. Give yourself to prayer, and get your texts, your thoughts, your words from God. In great measure, according to the purity and perfections of the instrument, will be success. It is not great talents God blesses, so much as great likeness to Jesus. A holy minister is an awesome weapon in the hand of God . Robert Murray M'Cheyne, 1813—1843

Holiness

"...what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness" 2 Peter 3:11 Holiness is a very comprehensive word, and expresses a state of mind and conduct that includes many things. Holiness is the work of the Spirit in our sanctification. Holiness is the fruit of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. Holiness is the operation of the new nature, which we receive in regeneration. Holiness may be viewed in various aspects, according to the different objects to which it relates. Toward God , holiness is . . . supreme love; delight in His moral character; submission to His will; obedience to His commands; zeal for His cause; seeking of His glory. Toward Christ , holiness is . . . a conformity to His example, imbibing His spirit. Toward man , holiness is . . . charity, integrity, truth, mercy. Toward sin , holiness is a hatred of all iniquity , a tender conscience easily wounded by little sins, and scrupulously avoiding them; to

The Secret to Developing an Attitude of Gratitude

Let the past go, and be thankful you were able to survive it . Let the present be, and be thankful you were able to endure it . And let the future come, being thankful that you walk with a God that will give you the strength you will need to get through it .

10 Marks of a Flesh Pleaser

The signs of a flesh-pleaser or sensualist are these: When a man in his desire to please his appetite, does not do it with a view to a higher end, that is to say to the preparing himself for the service of God; but does it only for the delight itself. (Of course no one does every action consciously with a view to the service of God. Nevertheless, the general manner or habit of a life spent in the service of God is absent for the flesh-pleaser.) When he looks more eagerly and industriously after the prosperity of his body than of his soul. When he will not refrain from his pleasures, when God forbids them, or when they hurt his soul, or when the necessities of his soul call him away from them. But he must have his delight whatever it costs him, and is so set upon it, that he cannot deny it to himself . When the pleasures of his flesh exceed his delights in God, and his holy word and ways, and the expectations of endless pleasure. And this not only in the passion, but in the estimat

Much Activity but Little Fruit

I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. John 15:5 It's possible for us to labor in the Lord (1 Cor. 15:58). It's also possible for us to labor in the flesh. We can become so wrapped up and entangled in all of our activities that we run to and fro in the energy of the flesh. We seemingly are accomplishing much, but in the eyes of God we are accomplishing nothing. We can get so wrapped up in "serving the Lord" that we forget the Lord we are serving (Luke 10:38-42). We need to STOP and BE STILL before our God (Ps. 46:10), remembering the sobering words of our Saviour: "without Me ye can do NOTHING" (John 15:5). Out of resting and abiding in the Lord flows service for the Lord. It is impossible to please the Lord in the flesh (Rom. 8:8), and it is a shame for the believer to walk in the flesh because "ye are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if so