Wednesday, July 23, 2014

W.o.W. Wednesday!

"...The young women to be sober..."
Titus 2:4a
Flower Arrangement 1878
George Goodwin Kilburn



     What does it mean to be sober?  What comes to your mind, when you hear that word?  How do we see it in our lives?

Here is the definition of "sober," as found in Webster's 1828 Dictionary, online:

SO'BER, adjective [Latin sobrius.]

1. Temperate in the use of spiritous liquors; habitually temperate; as a sober man.  
"Live a sober righteous and godly life."

2. Not intoxicated or overpowered by spiritous liquors; not drunken.  
"The sot may at times be sober."

3. Not mad or insane; not wild, visionary or heated with passion; having the regular exercise of cool dispassionate reason.  
"There was not a sober person to be had; all was tempestuous and blustering.  No sober man would put himself in danger, for the applause of escaping without breaking his neck."

4. Regular; calm; not under the influence of passion; as sober judgment; a man in his sober senses.

5. Serious; solemn; grave; as the sober livery of autumn.  
"What parts gay France from sober Spain? See her sober over a sampler, or gay over a jointed baby."

     I cannot speak for you, but for myself, just reading the definition(s) sober me up.  When I realize the gravity of my walk with Christ, how could it not?  Oh, but how to live it?
     I am not holding a monopoly on the applications of sobriety.  Yet, there are some ways that come to mind.  May I share them with you?


  1. Think before speaking.
  2. Think before reacting/responding.
  3. Be observant.
  4. Be considerate.
  5. Remember for Whom (God) you live.
  6. Remember that life is but a vapor: "Only one life, t'will soon be past.  Only what's done for Christ, will last."
  7. Remember that our lives get to be a constant witness for our Lord Jesus Christ.
  8. Remember that everything we do as women of God, matters:  "I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully." 1 Timothy 5:14 

     Those thoughts are just a few ideas that come to my mind.  I am sure that more ideas would come, should I take more time to ponder.  Maybe you have a few, you would like to share, in the comments section, below?
     May we give our blessed Lord and Saviour, the opportunity to sober us up...To mold us into ladies that live as in the day, not in the night, as He reminds us through our brother Paul:

"But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do."
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

Sunday Morning 1831
William Henry Hunt


Monday, July 21, 2014

Sunday Scripture: "It Will Be Worth It All," By Esther K. Rusthoi

It Will Be Worth It All

Esther K. Rusthoi
 Sometimes the day seems long,
Our trials hard to bear.
We´re tempted to complain,
to murmur and despair.
But Christ will soon appear
to catch his bride away!
All tears forever over
in God’s eternal day!


CHORUS:
It will be worth it all
when we see Jesus!
Life’s trials will seem so small
when we see Christ.
One glimpse of his dear face,
all sorrow will erase.
So, bravely run the race
till we see Christ.


At times the sky seems dark,
with not a ray of light;
We’re tossed and driven on,
no human help in sight.
But there is One in heaven,
Who knows our deepest care;
Let Jesus solve your problems,
just go to him in prayer.


CHORUS:
It will be worth it all
when we see Jesus!
Life’s trials will seem so small
when we see Christ.
One glimpse of his dear face,
all sorrow will erase.
So, bravely run the race
till we see Christ.

Life’s day will soon be o’re,
all storms forever past;
We’ll cross the great divide
to Glory, safe at last!
We’ll share the joys of heaven:
a harp, a home, a crown;
The tempter will be banished,
We’ll lay our burdens down.


CHORUS:
It will be worth it all
when we see Jesus!
Life’s trials will seem so small
when we see Christ.
One glimpse of his dear face,
all sorrow will erase.
So, bravely run the race
till we see Christ.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

W.o.W. Wednesday!

     Remember the time I shared a sermon by Daniel Grady?  Well, the other night, Dear and I were able to listen to another sermon, by this man.  We both believe he has been gifted of God, to preach the word...In season, and out of season.
     This particular message, is pertaining to the home.  Even more specifically, the fathers of the home.  But, do not think, dear sister, that we get off so easy.  There are things he shares, that touches upon us, too.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sunday Scripture: "10 Indictments Against The Modern Church In America," by Paul Washer

     A long while ago, Dear and I listened to this message.  The brother kept our attention, the entire length of his sermon.  We have listened to it, constantly.  I am highly recommending it, and sharing it here today, that you all may be blessed by it, too.  (**Personal note:  He does not use the King James Version of the Bible.  Please refer to the KJV, when Scripture references are used.  Even though he does not use this Bible version, I must say, he hits the nail on the head!)


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