Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Are you a strong woman or a woman of strength?

A strong woman works out every day to keep her body in shape...
But a woman of strength kneels in prayer to keep her soul in shape.

A strong woman isn't afraid of anything...
But a woman of strength shows courage in the midst of fear.

A strong woman won't let anyone get the best of her...
But a woman of strength gives her best to everyone.

A strong woman makes mistakes and avoids the same in the future...
A woman of strength realizes life's mistakes can also be God's blessings and capitalizes on them.

A strong woman walks surefootedly...
But a woman of strength knows God will catch her when she falls.

A strong woman wears the looks of confidence on her face...
But a woman of strength wears grace.

A strong woman has faith that she is strong enough for the journey...
But a woman of strength has faith that it is in the journey that she will become strong.

By Cathy Berry

My Gracious Moments with My Sweet and Loving God.

I took this from http://www.livingfortodaymom.com/
I came across with this, a few months ago and decided to read it again yesterday.

I know in my heart that I was too sad yesterday.
You know the feeling when you are being misjudged, and when the person who used to be my bestfriend did not extend compassion with the pain I've been through instead give such a hurting word and misjudgment?

I thought when I prayed and told God: maybe it's one of my allotment...my heart and faith is tested through these temporary emotional turbo.
I felt the sadness and pain, but I prayed...and decided to surrender them all to HIM.
For HE knows everything and He has always been the witness of my heart no matter what.

When everyone might fail to love me anymore, or trust or believe on me, I know and believe that my Lord will never fail to do so. For HIS love is the greatest among others that I may receive.

I would like to thank HIm as well for graciously allowing me to share my sadness with my husband who were there to comfort and listen.

Again, I told myself, I still have tons of reasons to thank for and express my gratefulness.

I have Jesus and I have my husband too.


jcdisciple said...

I am learning daily to become a woman of strength. I, too, had a sad day yesterday and I had NO-ONE I could tell it to, but Him!! However, for that, I am eternally grateful for He will always comfort and correct my mind and heart so that I may stand from my kneeling and walk forward in HIS strength. I'm not sure I understand why women "feel" so much and so often (cyclical if you understand me), but I am grateful that because of my emotions and learning to take them to Him, I have drawn closer and closer to Him.

Thanks for sharing this.

Ernestine said...

Dear Bonnie,

I also had a struggle and sadness this weekend; I felt misunderstood and I knew it was no use to try to justify myself. Only God knows, and at times, we have to let that be our comfort. I had to go back and remember that I must surrender ALL to Him.

Your Woman of Faith post edifies me. Thank you.

Love, Ernestine

Ernestine said...

Dear Bonnie,

Today, on this Thankful Eve, I would like to say how thankful I am to have you a part of my life.

I am also looking forward to your 6 random things about you. Thanks for your comment on my post.

Love, Ernestine :)