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.
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
Jenny @ Author Jenny Lynn
Gina @ Stories by Gina