ALWAYS

An Inspirational Guide for Ladies

by Olive Knight

This booklet is dedicated to the single ladies of Second Church in Dorchester who completed the most amazing book discussion. To Debbie, Penny, Schelly and Nordia God bless you always.

§
My thanks to my brother, Danny Ellis, who keeps me focused. And thanks to my daughter-in-law Karlene Hamilton, our “Princess,” who helped to edit and suggest appropriate verses. “I never cease to thank my God for you.”

§

Copyright © 2006 Olive Knight Boston, MA

ALWAYS
An Inspirational Guide for Ladies

Olive Knight

Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, According as his divine power hath given unto us all the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory great and precious promises. things that pertain unto life and godliness, through and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding 2 Peter 1:2-4

INTRODUCTION
There are many times when we as ladies are undervalued. But more tragically we undervalue ourselves. We need to remember that we are “children of God” made for a purpose. Our duty is to discover that purpose for our lives and to live to the best of our ability. To have life and to have it more abundantly. Ladies, don't just read these simple sounding statements and toss them aside. Rather, dwell on them and make them a part of your everyday life. Go looking for other scriptures that will bolster your confidence, and make you more of who you are. Discover yourself in the Word of God. I have been fortunate in being surrounded by some great people who have always encouraged, supported and loved me. They are too numerous to mention here. The ones closest to me and whose many words of encouragement I appreciate are my husband, Alphonse; my daughter, Amber P; my son, Michael; and my daughter-in-love, Karlene. And I must mention my grandkids — Duane and Suné who are my heart. They give me paintings, drawings and phone calls to tell me they love me and want Grandma to come stay with them. What more could I need to feel loved? I am blessed. Look for people like those around you. But above all... Always… put God first and all these other things will be added to you. Olive

§

EMOTIONAL

Always

Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

Surround yourself with positive people

(Bad company corrupts good character.) 1 Corinthians 15:33 Always

And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, work: 2 Corinthians 9:8, Always

Take advice from people who want you to succeed

always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good

Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, "The LORD hath done great things for them.." Psalm 126:2 Always

Laugh as much as you can

Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.. Proverbs 12:25

Seek to be kind to others

Always

Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for Hebrews 13:17

Acknowledge those who care for you

they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they

may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

MENTAL
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Philippians 2:5

Always

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, Philippians 4:8 Always whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Think positive

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. Psalm 139:14

Believe the best about yourself

Always

For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. Romans 11:29 tells us:

Use your gifts to your best ability

Always

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13

Accentuate your talents

Always

As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. Colossians 2:7

Cultivate a thankful heart

him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have

Always

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15

Learn something new

Always

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 Always

Find the positive in even the most stressful moments

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10 Always

Improve your mind by pursuing cultural activities

For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. Psalms 91:11 Always

Travel to meet new people and gain new experiences

And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. Luke 6:31 Always

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you

I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. Psalms 34:1

Avoid using the word “Never”

PHYSICAL
For we are his workmanship, created in them. Ephesians 2:10. Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in

Always

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;. I Peter 2:9 Always

Look your best

peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath

That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. Eph 1:12 Always

Wear attractive clothing that complements you

Treat yourself when you achieve an accomplishment ~ large or small

For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Galatians 5:14

Always

Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost? 1Corinthians 6:19

Take care of your body

SPIRITUAL
Never be lacking in zeal, but keep Lord. Romans 12:11 your spiritual fervor, serving the

Always

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. 3 John 1:2 Always

Pray for those you love

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11

Strive to find God’s purpose for your life. He has one!

Always

Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10 Always

Find time to spend alone with God

Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me. Psalm 119:133 Always

Recognize that it is God who orders your steps

Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established. Proverbs 15:22 Always

Seek godly counsel in all that you desire to do

Seek out Bible passages that talk about who you are in Christ

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 2 Corinthians 5:17

And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be observe and to do them: Deuteronomy 28:13 beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to

KNIGHT IMAGES knightpros@gmailcom www.knightpros.com 617-282-8881

§

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful