This will be my last blog post.
I have written on the subject of faith, family, health, and home for a long time (I started my first blog in 2007!). As much as I enjoy writing, I have also struggled with letting it go and fully living out my life as a Biblical Homemaker.
I’ve been here before. I have been distracted by the idea of needing to accomplish more and doing “something” significant.
Everyone wants to save the world but no one wants to do the dishes.– Michael Horton
I kept falling for the lies. Recently I had an epiphany, and now, I can finally see. The truth is that serving my family and taking care of my home is an eternal work of great importance.
I repented, and I am thankful for God’s patience, grace, and mercy.
“Her feet would not stay at home (Proverbs 7:11-12).” She’s a gadabout. In contrast to the wise woman, the foolish woman is not content to be a keeper at home. She is not satisfied with where God has put her.
One of the things the feminist movement has done so successfully is to stir up discontent in women with being homemakers and to convince them that other pursuits can increase their sense of self-worth…
Fueling discontent and pushing women out of their homes in search of greater meaning and satisfaction has resulted in off-the-chart stress levels for many women who can no longer survive without pills and therapists …
The woman whose life does not center around her home and the well-being of her family and who is constantly darting
from one place and one activity to another is more vulnerable to becoming entangled in immoral relationships and is more likely to entice men who are vulnerable themselves.
The greatest spiritual, moral, and emotional protection a woman will ever experience is found when she is content to stay within her God-appointed sphere. This does not mean that she never leaves her house, but rather that her heart is rooted in her home and that she puts her family’s needs above all other interests and pursuits.
~ Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Biblical Womanhood in the Home
I want to experience giving my all to this divine responsibility. So I am choosing not to do it “loudly,” but quietly and diligently in my home.
and to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one. 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 (ESV)
My Dream is to become the dedicated wife, mom and homemaker God has called me to be.
My Goal is to serve the needs of my husband, love and instruct my children and to be busy at home with contentment.
Most importantly, I desire to honor God.
Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled. –Titus 2:3-5 (ESV)
Lastly, I want to become a Titus 2 “Older Woman,” sadly there is a serious lack, and we need you!
And who is an older woman? Technically in this passage it was a woman who was past raising her children, some commentators even say the age of sixty as Paul does in the widows list of 1 Timothy 5. But in reality there is no chronological age given…
Every young lady and woman in this church should have as their highest desire the goal of being first a Titus 2 student of some godly older-in-the-faith woman. And, the highest honor, the greatest goal in the life of every older woman in this church is to have the honor of being that older-woman-in-the-faith.
If you have children that is where you must start. If they are grown and gone—ask God to begin filling your lives with younger women into whom you can prayerfully pour the love and wisdom of Christ gleaned from His Word, and by your years of walking in the Spirit!
-Excerpt from Being A Titus 2 Woman– Bible Study Tools
Based on the above scripture and teachings, in this context, it does not mention the younger woman teaching the younger woman. We need guidance from the experienced godly, older woman.
When the younger woman attempts to do this prematurely, it reminds me of the scripture: Let them alone; they are blind guides. And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.” (Matthew 15:14) Especially, if we are easily deceived by the world and our emotions.
I am still the younger woman. In order for me to obtain this role in the future, I need to be qualified by growing in my relationship with God, being a godly wife, raising my children and keeping my home.
Then, I will have the adequate experience later in life that will equip me to further teach my daughters, as well as other young women, not just in words, but by my actions as well.
I have work to do. 🙂
Thank you for your support, as of now, the older blog posts will still be here to serve you.
If you are reading this, my prayer is that you live a life pleasing to God, and that you will find a qualified older woman to guide you.
In the meantime, I recommend these blogs and websites by older women:
- lorialexander.blogspot.com (her older blog)
Take care and continue to embrace the call,