Through the years I have increasingly realized the value of having a teachable heart. Esther 2:15 beautifully summarizes the blessings of that to me: "When the time came for Esther to go to the king, she asked for nothing other than what Hegai, the king's eunuch who was in charge of the harem, suggested. And Esther won the favor of everyone who saw her." Because Esther was willing to receive and heed council, she not only won favor, but became a queen who God used to save His people.
As I type I am listening to a new Cd by a group called, VOTA. (You can check it out here - copy & paste into your URL: http://www.votaband.com/kenya) My absolute favorite song on this cd is called "Honestly." I should warn you that all of the songs are on the "rocky" side except for my favorite song, so if contemporary music isn't your thing, you may want to only listen to "Honestly."
What do those two words mean to you?
I think many times it is easier for people to "place their best foot forward" instead of being authentic. I am going to post more about what it means to me in another post soon. I will be speaking on the topic coming up and wanted to get your feedback. It would mean a lot to me if you'd take a few minutes and share your thoughts. If you'd rather share annonymously or send me an e-mail; feel free.
I pray God would touch and bless each of you who read this post today! He loves you and longs to fill you with His peace, grace and joy.
Lives near Washington D.C. with her wonderful husband of 15 years and their three precious children. She is the Co-Founder of Bloom! (a ministry for 4th/5th Grade Girls,)and she enjoys speaking at ladies events. Shanda is a Proverbs 31 Ministries "She Speaks" Graduate and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org