Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Memory Verses for a Mother's Heart: Guest Post by Becky Eanes of Positive Parenting: Toddlers and Beyond

I thought I would share with you today my collection of memory verses which set my heart and mind for a day of parenting God's precious gifts in my life. We are called to be gentle, humble, patient, and meek, yet many of us find this challenging in  our daily lives with our children. By spending time each day reviewing these verses and praying for wisdom and strength, we are better able to parent our children with the Love and Grace of God.

1. She opens her mouth with wisdom and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. Prov 31:26

2. A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Prov 15:1

3. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing in love with one another. Eph 4:2

4. Let your gentleness be evident to all. Phil 4:5

5. Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved. compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must also forgive. Col 3:12-13

6. But let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. 1 Peter 3:4

7. Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Eph 6:4

8. Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us. Titus 2:7-8

9. To speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people. Titus 3:2

10. Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. James 1:19-20

11. Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly. Prov 14:29

12. Let no corrupting talk come out of  your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. Eph 4:29

13. Love is patient and kind; loves does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 1 Cor 13:4-7

14. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. Col. 3:14

15. A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Prov 17:22

Rebecca Eanes Rebecca Eanes is a best-selling author, blogger, and the founder of The Newbie's Guide to Positive Parenting and a co-authored book, Positive Parenting in Action: The How-To Guide for Putting Positive Parenting Principles into Action in Early Childhood. She is the mother of two and married for 11 years to her high school sweetheart and best friend.  She is also one of my heroes.  My family and I have been incredibly blessed by the grace and truth in her writings, and I am so very honored to have her share this post.  Please check out her incredibly inspiring and powerful post on speaking Biblical blessings over our children, and my review of her book, Positive Parenting in Action, and her website, Peace at Home Books.

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