Monday, April 20, 2009

Superwoman

About a month ago, Noel and I were in a bookstore when we found a book called "You've Married Superwoman, Now What? " It was a funny yet serious book about marriage for men. So if Noel would ask me if I could do something like drive when we were traveling or help lift some crate, I would respond, "Of course, I am superwoman." In my mind, I sort of would like to be superwoman and be on top of all things. I could homeschool, keep house, and do all sorts of things with ease and a smile. I think all those things would be nice but my priorities need to be in other areas. Instead of trying to be superwoman, I need to ask if I am a spirit filled woman? Our society values the checklist. God values right relationships and a pure heart. Our society says you need to be the best at what you do. God says to do all things through Christ who give me strength. I want my kids to remember I was patient, loving and demonstrated other fruit of the Spirit; not that I was able to get certain things accomplished on my checklist. I want to be a Spirit filled woman.

Dear God, May your spirit guide my steps. May your fruit be evident in my life-love, joy peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. In Jesus Name, Amen

2 comments:

Papaw said...

Teresa, Linda and I have thanked God often over these years that He brought you to Noel, and therefore to be a part of our family. We view you as a Godly woman, seeking to make a difference in the lives of your husband, your children, your extended family, your friends and in the world.

You are a blessing.

Anonymous said...

Great insight! Thank you for your wisdom shared in your blog!
JM