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It still continues to be a challenge to memorize. But I am sure it is still easier to memorize at my age than it will be when I am a grandma. So I persevere because of the rewards I will reap in the coming years because of it.

I also want to continue to give all diligence to this area of my life. I want to hide God’s word in my heart and memorizing it is one step in that direction.

I have the first 16 verses memorized. This coming week I am going to spend in reviewing them all. So that they come easily and flow together. Next week I will start on the third portion of the chapter.

Please come join us in the challenge. I would love to have others striving along side of me to keep me encouraged. If you would like to join go on over to Ordinary Inspirations and sign up. 🙂

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David was referred to in the Bible as a "man after God’s own heart". Well, I am not a man. I can not be a "man" after God’s own heart, but I can be a woman after God’s own heart. THAT is what I am striving to become. . . A WOMAN AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART. This is also the title of a book by Elizabeth George. This book is one of my absolute favorites. It is on my list of must read books for women.

So in my private devotions I have started looking for what I call portraits of a Godly woman.

Here is one:

James 3:17 "But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle and easy to be intreated, full of mercy, and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy."

One of my desires as I am striving to become a Woman after God’s own heart is to grow in wisdom. I have often wondered "How will I know when I have widom from God like I so often pray for"? This verse gives the tangible evidence that I need to look for to see if I have that wisdom from above.

Am I pure? ~ in my thoughts, my attitudes, my actions, my conversations? Am I peaceable, a peacemaker? Am I gentle? ~ with my children even when I am frustrated with them and they aren’t behaving. I do not mean not disciplining them when they need it, but to even do that with gentleness. Am I easy to be entreated. Am I full of mercy as I deal with my neighbors and any one I come into contact with through out the day. Do the good fruits of Galations 5:22 shine forth? Am I partial in my dealings with people or do I treat each person the same? Am I without hypocrisy? ~ This one is a big one as I look at how I strive to make sure that no one thinks bad of me and that everyone likes me. Am I doing things just for show and to make others think well of me when in actuality things are not as they seem?

This is a very large portrait! It affects so much of my life as I strive to become a woman after God’sown heart. I lot to think about and digest. I love you Lord. Strengthen me, my heart, and my resolve as I strive to become a woman after Your own Heart.

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Maintenance and more

Dear readers, those of you, who are still with me. 🙂 Sorry about the long absence. My goal is to blog at least twice a week. But right now I am trying to learn HTML code. I see all these BEAUTIFUL blogs and long to have one of my own, but am not willing to pay someone, at least not yet. 🙂 So I am struggling through lots of websites on color codes and HTML codes. Trying different things. So you may see weird and strange happenings here and think "what an ugly blog" but please hang on.

If there is any one out there who loves to offer their services I would love to hear from you. I have found the free graphics that I want to use. Now how to get them onto my blog is the hard part.

 

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