Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I read an interesting quote today, on a guy's wall:

"Success is the happy feeling you get between the time when you do something and the time you tell a woman what you did."

When I first read this quote, I felt offended. However, upon after further review of my heart, I know that I have stuck my foot in my mouth far too many times to not admit my sin of a critical spirit and cutting tongue.

Unfortunately, women, the reputation we have gained as being critical is not far from the truth. What would it look like to invite God to recreate our hearts? To make us women of encouragement rather than criticism? And men, what might it look like to expect and encourage Biblical behavior from us, speaking truth over us about our Spirit-filled character?

Proverbs 31- "The heart of her husband trusts her; so he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not evil all the days of her life... She opens her mouth with wisdom and on her tongue is a law of kindness."

Let's practice.