Sunday, 11 August 2013

Realization!

Lately I have realized (again) that I am responsible for much of the temperature in my home.  The Lord has been dealing with my heart lately.  Bitterness, resentment, anger.... All these things do not help with the building of my "home"!  They rather are the fuel to the fire that brings the house down!

Its horrible to realize that as much as I would like to blame anyone else for my resentment or frustration on any given day, I know that I am fully responsible for my behaviour and my reactions.  So, today this scripture is an encouragement for me and anyone else who feels they need it, to acknowledge our responsibility and go for it (building and growing Godly wisdom in our homes) with gusto...


Proverbs 16 v 1:  EVERY WISE woman builds her house, but the foolish one tears it down with her own hands.

God bless
Tracy

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16 comments:

  1. Dear Sweet Tracey
    Oh, we are all in danger of tearing our houses down if we do not live deep in the life of our Lord Jesus. Only His love though His Spirit in you and through you brings godly love into all our relationships!
    We don't have much rules in our home, but we just sort of try to love on another extravagantly and it works just fine! Is Cape Town also so freezing, Tracy!!
    Love to you XX
    Mia

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    1. Hi Mia, yes Cape Town is freezing, brrr! and double yes, love conquers all
      God bless
      Tracy

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    1. Hi Denise, thank you sweet lady
      God bless
      Tracy

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  3. It's really true, Tracy. At this point in my life, it's just me and my husband home together. And yet, I still see how my *moods* are largely responsible for the emotional temperature in our house. May God make me mindful of this responsibility and influence. May I be a cheerful home-builder!!

    GOD BLESS!

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    1. Hi Sharon, I know, we have to always be working at improving the "temperature" May I be a cheerful home-builder too!
      God bless
      Tracy

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  4. HI Tracy! Well, I realized this too as a young mom. Someone told me "If Mom ain't happy, no one's happy", and that speaks to your blogpost today.

    We influence more than we know (isn't that a scary thought?). Just trying every day is the way to peace and holiness. We'll make it, won't we? :)

    Happy Tuesday!
    Ceil

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  5. OH - perfect timing for this heart of mine, Tracy. Been struggling with somethings - and am working hard to choose to see the blessing than the frustration!

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  6. Yes Tracy. We are all responsible for we do. We reap the harvest of what we saw. But it is good to be reminded vy God.
    Have a nice day :)

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  7. I already commented on your great article, but thanks for linking up with Woman to Woman's Word Filled Wednesday!

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  8. Oh my, are you talking about me!!!!! This has been me for the past few months, and now because I'm willing to be taught by God I'm seeing how much I need to be working on my pride and bitterness.

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  9. Oh wow - how I can identify with your blog - I just found it by the way from the Word Filled Wednesday link up!

    Something I heard many times last year (it seemed like it was in every sermon or Sunday School class that I was in) - was that bitterness and anger (but especially bitterness) is like drinking poison - and then wondering why the other person doesn't keel over dead. It's because the bitterness and anger affects us.

    I wound up later having to deal with those things with something that came up and I understood almost immediately why God was showing me that weeks earlier - it made it so much easier to forgive and move on.

    Thanks for a great read!

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  10. Thanks for sharing at "Tell Me a Story." I was reminded of the cute saying, "If mama is not happy, no one here is happy." We women do set the temperature in our homes. Thank you for the good reminder to watch our attitudes and actions.. And may our words be sweet!
    I greet my husband each morning with the works, "Good morning sweet darling." I hope he never tires of those loveing words.

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  11. Your words struck a cord with me once again Tracy! We, as women set the tone of our households...I so agree! Easier said than done though, for me, sometimes! :)

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  12. Hi,
    Found your blog on MissionalWomen.
    I agree that we women are responsible for the temperatures in our homes because as the age old saying says, "A women is the heart of the home".
    Therefore, if the heart is cold with bitterness, resentment, etc., then the home will also be cold.

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