Inspirational Thought

"The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing." Zephaniah 7:13 NIV

Friday, January 9, 2009

Reflection on Today's Scripture

I like today's Scriptural thought (see sidebar) and wanted to share with you the joy I had yesterday when a friend e-mailed me after hearing that I'd just been hired for a new job and told me - "You charged too little. You're worth far more than that." And then proceeded to tell me what he thought I was worth (what I should charge), which was far more than what my normal rates were.

How blessed I was to have the affirmation from this friend, whom I hadn't even met except on-line, that he valued my skills and my work enough to tell me to charge more.

How blessed are we all to have a Saviour and a God who affirms that we are precious to him and worth the sacrifice he paid so that we could have a relationship from him.

What kind of affirmations can we give our fellow moms, today? Our children? Our husband?

4 comments:

Penelope said...

I'm so glad I found your blog! I followed your link from our WPM Group. I will check here regularly for inspirations!

Penelope

DOakley said...

Glad you found it, too, Penelope!

Hope you enjoy it!

Let me know if you'd like to contribute something to our topic of the month.

KRP said...

Why do we need affirmation and praise? Perhaps so we can sustain the heavy burdens that life will throw at us. I must say that I did not receive much praise from my parents when I grew up. Consequently, as a teenager and young adult I suffered from low self-esteem. Today, the affirmations from my husband, especially, have healed those early wounds. Thank you, Darlene, for reminding me to give affirmations to my family.

DOakley said...

It's so important, isn't it. My 12-year-old didn't have a particularly up-beat week. I think it's time for a date.

When I was grumpy my father would sometimes take us out for ice cream or McDonald's, just us. Or he would say, "Sweeten up". And, those words would go a long way towards breaking whatever funk I was in.

Those are the kinds of things I like to pass along to my family.