Disciplines of a Godly Woman

For the past couple of months or so, our church has been selling (what they call) the "book of the month." I have never been a person who considers reading a recreational enjoyment. I've basically been in the habit of reading for educational purposes. Ways of saving money, parenting tips, house renovations, textbooks for class, etc. For the past couple of months or so I have become increasingly interested in coupling my bible reading with my school books and adding one one more book for enjoyment.

I just finished "Disciplines of a Godly Woman" by Barbara Hughes, this morning. I have never been so convicted yet encouraged by a stranger through the words on a page.

In a very brief summary of the life changing principles written in between the title page and the reference page, she touches on the soul, character, relationships, ministry and grace. She goes into detail about the disciplines of the gospel, submission, prayer, worship, mind, contentment, propriety, perseverance, church, singleness, marriage, nurturing, good deeds, witness, giving and discipline. Sounds like a long list, huh? She carefully and gently lists the things we are called to do and be like according to God's Word.

She closes with this quote pertaining to God's never ending grace:

When we have exhausted our store of endurance.
When our strength has failed ere the day is half done;
When we reach the end of our hoarded resources,

His love has no limits, His grace has no measure,
His power has no boundary known unto men;
For out of His infinite riches in Jesus,
He giveth, and giveth and giveth again


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