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"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house." Matthew 5:14-15

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it." Matthew 13:45-46

Thursday, February 17, 2011

How's Your Thermostat Setting?

I've heard it referenced before that women are the thermostat in their home. Dictionary.com defines a thermostat as "a device that functions to establish and maintain a desired temperature  automatically or signals a change in temperature for manual adjustment." In other words, how we are, often sets the tone for our domain. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not saying it's the sole responsibility of the woman to manage it, but I think more often than not we have more control than we realize.

I don't come to you today with a sure fire way to be a healthy thermostat in your home, other than regularly being in your Heavenly Father's presence. Asking Him to chip away the parts and pieces that don't bring glory to him - complaining, arguing, ungratefulness, demanding our own way, impatience, etc. Perhaps the temperature of your home is too cold or hot. Maybe it's time for some self-reflection and prayer, to have God show you areas in your life that need to be molded and shaped into being more like Him. Is it time to stop pointing the finger to someone else and instead see where you need to change?

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