Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Fruit Bearing Daughters

He looked at the congregation and hollered, "You Mothers, stop producing daughters that only produce flowers without any fruit!"  Daughters who only care what they look like on the outside.  Who want the latest fashions.  Who spend hours on their hair and nails.  Who dress to attract the opposite sex.  Who only care about themselves and their needs...Ugly!

Spend time instead, mothers, developing their inner person.  The one that will live on into eternity. 

One that is gentle and quiet. 

One who loves God with all her heart, soul, mind, and strength and loves others as she loves herself. 

One that likes to serve others and make others happy. 

One that is generous and kind to the outcast and hurting. 

One that knows God's Word and hungers for it. 

One that is salt and light to this fallen society. 

One that is learning what a godly helpmeet is and not expecting a future husband to meet all of her needs and make her happy. 

One that will be true to her commitments and vows of marriage. 

One that loves babies and children and doesn't mind being inconvenienced to give herself as a living sacrifice.

This is what mothers need to be training their daughters.  God's ways bring happiness and joy.  The world's ways promise to do that but end up being empty promises. 

Teach her right from wrong.  Help her learn where to get wisdom and then hold tenaciously onto it.  For it is life.  God is life.  Teach her that living for Him and pleasing Him is all that matters.  Then she will have the abundant life that Jesus came to give.

This is what true beauty with lots of good fruit looks like.

Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight
I Peter 3:3,4

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