Building character ….
Hello Darlings you must have been wondering why I have been M.I.A for a couple of days. My goodness it has been hectic at home. As a “Home Executive” I rise at 05h00 week days and go to bed at 22h00. You must say ah, what on earth can keep you busy all day? I must be honest and tell you there is a lot of work when you have to clean, cook, wash and iron. The maintenance of our home is hectic and I must be honest the two younger children aren’t very good at keeping to the rules.
Now this evening is the first time in a couple of weeks that I have been able to come and sit down behind my computer and write something.
As a wife, stepmother, mother and grandmother I have to be on my best behaviour constantly and it is hard work. My own children believe I am the best mum they will ever have, my stepchildren don’t really like me at the moment as they are learning manners, cleaning house and doing homework. My grandchildren are still to tiny to understand me. As a wife I hope and believe that my husband loves me for who I am.
My own characterises are something like this:
I am stubborn, demanding and very arrogant, working constantly towards my own goals and purposes. I don’t want to compromise or negotiate I want my way.
I love the finer things in life and things that appeal to my sense not forgetting that I can be critical at times.
I hate being manipulated or tricked.
I am constantly analysing my relationship in order to know my next move.
Being honest is something I live by.
I am constantly looking to broaden my horizons and I believe that my dreams and hopes will be realised.
My surrounding must be peaceful and quiet.
Then I was thinking of the Lord my God, looking at God’s character and want to grow spiritually.
Now as far as my knowledge goes I know that God is omnipotent, all-knowing, everlasting and everywhere.
Purity – Holiness, Righteousness and Justice
I know that there is no trace of evil or wickedness within God
Deuteronomy 32: 4 ‘He is the Rock, His work is perfect; for all His ways are justice, a God of truth and without injustice; righteous and upright is He.’
Psalms 33: 4, 5 ‘For the word of the LORD is right and all His work is done in truth. He love righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.’
1 John 1: 5 ‘This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.’
Integrity – Geniuses, Veracity and Faithfulness
John 14: 6 ‘Jesus answered, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. The only way to the Father is through me.”
Titus 1: 2 ‘This faith and knowledge make us sure that we have eternal life. God promised that life to us before time began—and God does not lie.’
1 Thessalonians 5: 24 ‘The one who chose you will do that for you. You can trust him.’
Love – Benevolence, Grace, Mercy, Persistence
1 John 4: 8 ‘The one who chose you will do that for you. You can trust him.’
John 3: 16 ‘ Yes, God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him would not be lost but have eternal life.’
Exodus 34: 6 ‘That is, the Lord passed in front of Moses and said, “Yahweh, the Lord, is a kind and merciful God. He is slow to become angry. He is full of great love. He can be trusted.’
Psalm 103: 13 ‘The Lord is as kind to his followers as a father is to his children.’
Romans 2: 4 ‘God has been kind to you. He has been very patient, waiting for you to change. But you think nothing of his kindness. Maybe you don’t understand that God is kind to you so that you will decide to change your lives.’
Think about this we must be concerned for one another’s welfare – benevolence. Do undeserved favours for your neighbour – grace. Mercy – so tender-heartedness and compassion towards others. Persist and be patient.