His Encouragement – Titus

Welcome to another dose of His Encouragement, a weekly post my friends started to give you a little encouragement to get you through the week. I’m so thankful they decided to start this and cannot tell you what a blessing it has been to me!

This week I have been continuing my study of A Woman After God’s Own Heart. For the record, I recommend this book to every woman out there – but this isn’t a review post so I’ll stop there. I have been convicted about so many things in this book. How to be a better wife, mother, person, keeper of my home, the list goes on and on. But something in this week’s reading has just really been on my mind. It comes from Titus, a book that if we aren’t careful we skip right over. But have you ever noticed that a small book in the bible can sometimes have the biggest impact!?

The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; that they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

Titus 2:3-5

As I’ve been studying this verse, I have been trying to figure out where I fit in exactly. Am I like the older woman? Am I teaching the younger women how they should be living their lives? Or I am the younger woman who is benefiting from the teaching of another? I settled on being somewhere in between.

I did not grow up in a Christian home. And while I’ve been saved for quite a few years now, I never really took the time to study my bible or show an interest in learning more until a couple of years ago. So in this aspect, I am still learning. There are several women (Praise the Lord!) in my church who are more mature in their faith and set beautiful examples of how to live a Godly life. I am so thankful to have them to ask questions and look up to.

Although I still consider myself a baby Christian, I am teaching younger women, whether I realize it or not. First and foremost, my daughter. Have I always been a good example? No, certainly not. But I’m making progress, and this verse is a powerful reminder of the things I am to teach her. By the way, teaching is not always in a classroom setting. She observes me every single day. The way I interact with my husband, the way I interact with her, and how I go about keeping our home. She sees when I have idleness, and when I am busy. She notices if I do my bible reading. The list goes on and on. So not only is it important in my relationship with the Lord to do things that are right according to Titus, but it’s important to my daughter as well. I want her to grow up to be the aged woman in these verses. But if she isn’t trained to be, how can I expect that to happen?

Where do you find yourselves friends? Are you the aged woman who can share and teach the younger in faith? Are you new to the faith and find you need someone to help you along the way? Or are you like me, stuck somewhere in the middle? I encourage you to find a mentor that you feel comfortable asking questions, leaning on, and getting guidance from. I think you’ll find it’ll make your walk that much brighter!

What’s been on your heart this week friends? I hope you’ll share in the comments, and please don’t forget to visit my friends and see what they’re sharing this week!

Trisha @ Joy of Reading

Nicole @ Christian Fiction Girl

Jacquelyn @ A Heavenly Home

Becca @ The Becca Files

Jenny @ Author Jenny Lynn

Gina @ Stories by Gina

3 thoughts on “His Encouragement – Titus

  1. Before I ever met my husband, I had a wonderful female friend who took me to a conference on Titus 2. That day still resonates with me. The number 1 takeaway that I do to this day is be in my Bible. Nothing showy. No grand production. Just me and my Bible. Since my daughter was born, the most stable thing she’s witnessed is me with my Bible. As she’s grown up, she’s taken to bringing her Bible to the table so she can “study” too. I loved when she didn’t know how to read yet, she would still mark her Bible and take “notes.” Made my heart happy cause it’s a foundation. Today, when I take my Bible out to read, she takes her Bible out and actually reads with me. In a small way, I’ve been her Titus 2 lady her whole life. Great post today!!!

  2. In my young(er) adult life I was a “mess” to put things lightly, and I benefited greatly from some amazing sisters in the Lord who encouraged me and comforted me and helped me grow in my relationship my Heavenly Father. If they hadn’t poured into me as they did, I know I wouldn’t be where I am today. They have enabled me to be for others what they were for me. I am a youth leader for the middle school youth group at our church and it means a lot to me to be able to be someone that the kids can look up to and come to when they need help and guidance. I know that there are days where I am still the younger woman myself, but whenever possible I want to be the older woman for others.

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