Saturday, September 14, 2013

The Ideal Christian Lady

Will your children rise up and call you blessed?  We can not become godly wives and mothers by our own strength.  We need daily communion with our Savior.  He needs to guide us and lead us in all of our ways.  If we want to become more like Him, we must know Him and spend time with Him.

The following words were written by Frederick William Farrar about his mother.  She is a wonderful example to us of what a godly wife and mother looks like.

My mother made it a habit every day, immediately after breakfast, to spend an hour in her room, reading the Bible, meditating over it, and praying to the Lord.  It enabled her to maintain a genuine peacefulness in spite of the normal trying worries and pettiness that so often accompany life in a crowded neighborhood.

As I think of her life and all that she had to endure, I see the absolute triumph of the grace of God in the ideal Christian lady.  She was such a lovely person that I never saw her lose her temper or speak even one word in anger.

I never heard her participate in idle gossip or make a disparaging remark about another person.  In fact, I never saw in her even the hint of an emotion unbecoming to someone who had drunk from "the river of the water of life" {Revelation 22:1} and who had eaten of the "living bread that came down from heaven" {John 6:51}.

Her children arise up, and call her blessed; 
her husband also, and he praises her.  
Favor is deceitful and beauty is vain:  
but a woman that fears the Lord, she shall be praised.
Proverbs 31:28,30