Quoting Quiverfull: Abounding Attitude?

Quoting Quiverfull: Abounding Attitude? March 20, 2013

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies “The Abounding Life”

Abound in the work of the Lord (1 Corinthians 15:58). The Greek word in this Scripture is the verb, perisseuo and means “more and more, to excel, to exceed, to go beyond that which is necessary, superabundant in quantity and superior in quality.” It is “over and above” (John 6:13). Yes, we get this phrase from God’s Word. And “enough and to spare” (Luke 15:17). We get this saying from God’s Word too! Read further examples in 1 Corinthians 15:10; 2 Corinthians 9:8; 15:10; 11:23).

The work God has given you to do is the work of mothering. Are you doing it with an abounding attitude? That might be a hard statement for you when you are just grinding through each day. Dear mother, that’s what it’s like when you try and do it on your own strength. Move into the next gear. Yield to the life of Christ in you. His life is an abundant life.

What about your marriage? “I’ve got a good marriage,” you reply. Don’t settle for just a good marriage. Whatever you are doing now to make it good, do it more. Aim for an abounding marriage. That is what God intends for you. Never settle for sameness. Never stay in the rut. There is always more. Proverbs 4:18 says, “But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth MORE AND MORE unto the perfect day.”

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QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull honestly and thoughtfully.

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  • OregonianWinter

    Abounding? More like bound and gagged. Be the role, not a person. What a crock, a very dangerous and deadly crock.

  • Nea

    Wow. So it’s not enough to be absolutely perfect, you’ve got to be more and more perfect every single day? And then they wonder why people can’t reach the ever-moving goalpost.

  • Nightshade

    Abounding. How is a woman supposed to abound at anything when she’s continually pregnant, fighting nausea and the natural fatigue that goes with it, caring for several preschoolers, trying to homeschool however many others she’s responsible for, never getting a solid night of sleep because the baby needs his/her 2:00 a.m. feedings? If that isn’t impossible enough to manage, let’s give her something more to feel guilty about, that she can’t somehow manage to ‘abound,’ which must be her fault, because after all her god wouldn’t give her more than she can handle, right? Riiiiight.

  • saraquill

    What’s wrong with being content with what you have?

  • She’s saving that speech for when someone complains about their husband.