Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts. (GNT)
If you think your thoughts don’t matter you are very wrong. When you think about things or believe something whether it’s good or bad, it turns into things you do, if you do these things enough times it turns into a habit. Your habits determine your character and your character determines who you are in life and where you will spend eternity.
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
We have a choice in how we handle any situation and we have a choice in what comes out of our mouth. We can choose gentle words that turn away anger or harsh words that stir up anger. It may not always be easy but with the help of the Lord we can make the right choice.
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
We don’t always have to have all the answers we just need to trust the one who does. God knows everything from beginning to end. He knew you before you were born and he knows the plans he has for your future. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, surrender to his will, and know that he loves you and always has your best interest at heart.
She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.
As Godly women who love the Lord it should be our mission to help the poor and needy. That doesn’t mean we all have to do extraordinary things. Sometimes it’s simply a kind word or a sincere gesture. Each of us should do what God puts in our hearts and do it with love.
A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.
Be kind and generous to others because God has been kind and Generous to you. God will always make sure you are taken care of when you are generous to the poor. Trust in God’s promises and help those in need.
A person’s steps are directed by the Lord. How then can anyone understand their own way?
God is at work in your life and is directing your steps for his purpose. You may be going through a hard time, but if you are faithful and obedient even when you don’t understand where he’s leading you, you will see the fruits of your labor.