Today Phillip brought this Pretty Beautifully-smelling Gardenia flower in from our garden for me to enjoy.
Titus 2:3&4 talks about "The aged women being in behaviour as becometh holiness...teachers of good things. That they may teach the young women..." vs. 7 "In all things showing thyself a pattern of good works."
Now, I don't consider myself an "aged women" but there are always "young women" who are younger than us. Right? Whether we realize it or not, our actions affect MANY people around us. Especially...those "young women" whom we call our daughters. Phillip and I have often talked about us having to be VERY careful of what we allow, wear, do...for our children one day will probably go "a step further" than what we did. James Plank preached a very good message on Wednesday night of IHC (you can view that message from the the "archived videos" from this link.)
He was preaching about Samson and the little things not mattering to him anymore. He hadn't even noticed that God's spirit had departed from him. WOW! That is scary!
Just like our beautiful Gardenia flower "shares it's breath-taking fragrance" wherever it is...so we are sharing our "life's fragrance" to those around us.
When we sew...don't we lay down a pattern so that the thing we are making turns out well?! Well, I believe we are "laying down a pattern" for those 'young-er women' coming up behind us. May they see JESUS in us!