• “In all places and at all times, we can have that familiar friendship, we can have Him with us; and there may be through the day a constant interchange of private words, of little offerings, too small to have any name attached to them—by which the bonds of that familiar friendship grow closer and more real, until it comes to that special personal intimacy, which we call sanctity.” – Janet Erskine Stuart, 1857-1914

A woman who does and does not have sound thinking….. by Nancy Leigh DeMoss

A woman who does have sound thinking:

  • is restrained in:
    • her thoughts
    • her tongue
    • her eating
    • her spending
    • her reactions
  • is calm under pressure
  • is purposeful in the use of her time
  • is a good steward
  • is morally chaste
  • has a well-ordered life
  • show good judgment
  • doesn’t “lose it” under pressure
  • responds in faith versus fear
  • guards her heart and mind
  • evaluates what she reads or hears in light of Scripture
  • is mentally disciplined
  • resists temptation
  • shows delayed gratification
  • demonstrates others-centered living
  • is diligent and faithful in her responsibilities
  • is intentional
  • is modest in dress and behavior
  • hopes in God
  • gives thanks in all things
  • makes wise, biblical decisions
  • prays
  • demonstrates the Spirit controlling her flesh

A woman who does not have sound thinking:

    • is impulsive
    • lacks discretion
    • follows worldly philosophies
    • is driven by her flesh
    • lacks follow-through
    • is self-centered
    • is discontented
    • has emotions controlled by circumstances
    • seeks escapism from problems
    • is easily provoked
    • falls apart in a crisis
    • easily loses hope
    • says whatever she thinks without thinking first
    • is highly opinionated
    • speaks roughly with profane or crass talk
    • is overly concerned about what other people think
    • has unpredictable behavior
    • is morally careless
    • procrastinates
    • is given to extremes
    • is a pleasure seeker
    • is easily distracted
    • yields easily to temptation
    • struggles to develop consistent life disciplines
    • enjoys mindless entertainment
    • looks for the easy way out
    • thinks about the short-term rather than the long-term
    • is demanding
    • fritters away time
    • makes decisions based on what is easiest
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