Monday, June 12, 2006

Ephesians 5

Good evening. Earlier today when I was feeling half way decent, I should have posted my Bible Study instead of posting my report on the weekend trip. I have read chapter five. Sorry to be a slacker today. I really need your prayers. I have been sick all day and I have kids to baby-sit tomorrow.

Again, I apologize for not having any words to say. There is so much in chapter five that I would like to address but for now I will just have to get it all from you.


V. said...

After a Willow Creek Leadership Summit I made this my own personal anthem:

Gal 5:25
Since this is the kind of life we have chosen, the life of the Spirit, let us live out it's implication in every area of our lives.

Heavy. Profound. Life Changing.

Seeker4Christ said...

ok. Oops! When I copied and posted my comments for ch. 4, I accidentally copied ch. 5 comments instead. (This was before I knew we were going to take an extra day. Go back to ch. 4 for my matching comments). See what I mean I'm too much in a hurry? (Did anyone notice the verses didn't match?)Well, here is something else from rereading ch. 5. ok. So what about verses 6&7? I sometimes wonder if my husband's words are empty because he says he will do something and then doesnt. So what does that say about him? It might be like take out the trash, which is something I can do, but don't like to. So I'll do it. Or, it might be something I can't do or don't know how to do, like move my refrigerator so I can clean behind it. It frustrates me that he would say "Yes. I can do that." And then spend lots of spare time watching tv. When I try to reming him, he says I am being a nag. This is no matter how sweetly I ask. I could seriously smile like I just won a jackpot and he gets mad. So things get left undone, because he won't step up to the plate and do what he says he will do. I can find someone else to do the harder things, but oh...does it make him mad? Its not a "some-other-male-is-in-my-house-issue" its "I said I'd do it, so why'd you ask someone else?" Ladies, I have waited 2 years for him to finish my little girls dresser. I spilled coffee on it about a month ago and he was furious! But this is what I'm talking about! I didn't feel guilty -- I chose what color stain I wanted 2 years ago, and he didn't ever stain it so it is "naked" and I wiped it up right away, so no damage was done. I digress. Anyways, let me know your thoughts, if you'd care to. this surfaces often at our house.

Storms said...

I read.

mommyofangels said...

Though some tongues just love the taste of gossip, those who follow Jesus have better uses for language than that.

I so love gossip... I love being to first one to know something, I don't necessarily spread gossip, but I like knowing it. I can keep secrets until I die, I just like knowing secrets.

This has got to change. But how?

V. said...

Man, I feel like a dork...we are in EPHESIANS 5. Why was I reading and quoting GALATIANS 5?

AI YI YI ... time for a vacation!

momteacherfriend said...

18And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

19Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

The filling of the Holy spirit has been a HUGE part of this last year. Understanding the daily yielding! As a result my worship hhas also grown. All of verse 19 is being played out. There is new freedowm in worship. I can sing to a melody in my heart and it is most pleasing for it is from my heart.