Wednesday, December 19, 2007

"A Gracious Woman . . ."

“A gracious woman attains honor, and ruthless men attain riches.” Proverbs 11:16

Graciousness is such a beautiful aspect of godly womanhood! As ladies desiring to be obedient to the Lord, we should be striving to implement this into our daily lives. In looking at the definition of the word gracious, you can see that it is a very broad topic and covers many aspects of our character.

Gracious – Favorable; kind; benevolent; merciful; disposed to forgive offenses and impart unmerited blessings. Expressing kindness and favor. Virtuous, good. Excellent.

"Let your speech always be with grace..." Colossians 4:6

One of the areas that we personally have been focusing on at this time is having graciousness in our speech. A paragraph in the book Dear Princess blessed us in regards to this.

Do Speak:
-Sweet words that edify.
-Kind words that comfort.
-Warm words that sympathize.
-Sincere words that encourage.
-Honest words that shun even the hint of deceit.
-Words that show mercy and compassion.
-Words that show humility and gentleness.
-Words that are loving, kind, and unselfish.

Don’t Speak:
-Words that embarrass.
-That are unkind, rude, or blunt.
-That are spiteful or bitter.
-That are gushy and insincere.
-That show pride in yourself and your way of doing things.

*Although we do not necessarily agree with all that is written in Dear Princess, we have been greatly blessed by much of it.

-Posted by Sarah and Leah

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