Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of. ~Charles Spurgeon

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Girls Vocab Word...Consider

I was reading someones else's blog  and came across this paragraph... "No one likes to be told they are wrong. Correction and critique are things we go out of our way to avoid. Those who can ask the tough questions about your life—probing deep when they suspect some spiritual sickness—are often not welcome friends. We don’t pick up the phone when they call. We avoid them at work. We don’t return their emails. Why? Because they can tell us the skinny about our life and we don’t want to hear it. We are prideful people who, like the priest, choose to walk far around the problems in our life, and we ask others to do the same."

Funny, because earlier today I was thinking about how grateful I am that I have certain people in my life who lovingly speak truth to me.  I am grateful they do not shy away.  I am grateful that they love me enough to not please me and "tickle my ears."  I am grateful for the pastors who fear God and not men.  I am grateful for the ones who have the gift of discernment and humbly share what they have discerned so that I may go and search my heart. 

Whenever you are confiding in someone about a situation of course our flesh cry's out "please take my side and make me feel better."  I am grateful for the ones who have pondered/ considered their answer and have been obedient to challenge my emotions and thoughts.  Those are the ones to be trusted.

One of the vocab words this week for my girls is, Consider.  Definition: To think carefully.
The memory verse I am having them memorize along with the word is...

The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.  Proverbs 15:28 

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