I consider myself blessed to know these women, and there are so many other lovely women that I know, and that you yourself are thinking of now as you read this. I am so grateful God created lovely things. I am grateful that as a woman it is my job to display loveliness. I am learning every day what it means for me Katie to be lovely. My ultimate hope and desire is for my lovely spirit to shine through first and foremost. Having a lovely home with candles lit, floors swept, chicken in the oven and a fire going is secondary to my heart following in Jesus' footsteps. I don't think there is anything wrong with working hard to be lovely externally, but my prayer is that I first seek a lovely spirit and one that is in line with God's will for my life. When we walk in line with God's will for our lives I think loveliness inevitably flows out through your tongue and is dwelling in every nook and cranny of your home. It will drift into the words you use to love on others, and it will be present with you as you invite people into your home and into your life.
Lord will you help me display more loveliness in this new year?! Will you continue to speak through me with words of grace and truth? Will you help me to be inviting and will you please please help me with my cooking?! I want those around me to be blessed by you, THROUGH me. Will you use me?! Will you help me to display loveliness in all things that I do? Will you use the loveliness I posses now to bless others around me? Thank you Father for being the ultimate example of what it is to be lovely.
Love and Loveliness