A woman who was about to become a mother-in-law wrote to columnist Abigail Van Buren: "My son will marry his girlfriend this summer. She's a lovely girl...already a cherished member of of our family. I remember a prayer you ran; a pep talk from a woman to herself as she approached mother-in-law status. And since all truth is God's truth, here's the prayer: 'Lord, let me be glad when my son picks a mate. If he brings home a girl with two heads, let me love both of them equally. When he says, "Mom, I want to get married," forbid that I should blurt out, "How far along is she?" Help me get through the wedding preparations without squabbling with the "other side." Drive from my mind the belief that had my child waited they could've done better. Remind me when I become a grand-mother, that my kids don't want advice on raising their children any more than I did. If You'll help me with these things perhaps my children will find me a joy to be around, and I won't end up writing another letter complaining about them neglecting me.- One pastor says: "Because somebody doesn't do things the way I do, doesn't mean they're wrong. We're just different. It takes maturity to get along with somebody who's different, and patience not to start a dispute or become offended. No matter how great somebody is, if you're around them long enough you'll have opportunities to be offended." Paul in effect says to the Roman believers, adjust yourself to people . . . Never overestimate yourself or be wise in your own conceits. It takes humility to keep your own counsel and resist giving unsolicited advice to your adult children.
"He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it." (Revelation 2:17)
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, your mind, and your soul! (Deuteronomy 6:5, Luke 10:27) For He is ever the rewarder of those who seek Him! (Hebrews 11:6) Believe upon His name and taste the true manna from heaven, the true bread of life, the very Son of God! Ever will He sustain you and ever will your life be caught up with His, from life to death to glory everlasting. Praise His name and rejoice in the bounty of His hand!
Week #44 Schedule for reading the Bible
This schedule will take the Bible student through the Bible in one year. Just click on the text to read and get started today.
Sunday: (Law) Numbers 34-36
Monday: (History) 2 Chronicles 29-32
Tuesday: (Psalms) Psalms 125-127
Wednesday: (Poetry) Ecclesiastes 3-4
Thursday: (Prophecy) Zephaniah
Friday: (Gospels) Acts 11-12
Saturday: (Letters) James 4-5