"A man's heart plans his way but the Lord directs his steps." Proverbs 16:9


Thursday, September 18, 2008

I am reading the book Created to Be Be His Helpmeet...again...

And after throwing the book across the room a few times I came to the realization that she really speaks the truth. She is not crazy and judgementat as I first had thought, she is doing what God has commanded her to do. She is teaching us women that our job as help meet and keepers of our home is a HUGE job! You will not find a job description in all the world as detailed nor as important as this job, and she is teaching us the meat...no sugar coating and no beating around the bush. She is putting her neck out and takes a lot of heat for what she says, and I admire that and am thankful for it!
Anyway all that to say, I wanted to list a few of the qualifications we have as wives and mothers listed in her book:
"The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not falce accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober,
Sober - To do one's duty, be moderate, self-controlled, thoughtful, and to learn to make wise decisions and judgements.
to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet,
Discreet - Prudent; wise in avoiding error and in selecting the best means to accomplish a purpose;circumspect;courteous, polite, honest dealings.
Chaste - Pure in thought, word, and act, and to be modest and honorable in all things.
keepers at home,
Keepers - Being on guard, watching, caretaker.
Home - Seat of domestic life.
Good - A good woman is genuine, joyful, virtuous, valuable, competent, ready, kind, benevolent, merciful, hardworking, agreeable, pleasant, congenial, honorable, faithful, gracious and wise.
obedient to heir own husbands,
Obedient - Yielding, willing and eager to accomplish injunctions or desires, abstaining from that which is forbidden.
that the word of God be not blasphemed.
Titus 2:3-5
Wow...is there a school where we can go to get a degree in all these areas?? Absolutly not! We need to be seeking God's help and counsel in all these areas, our job is so very important and we can not risk doing it without His help. You are all amazing women and I am so thankful that I have this family here to help me grow in the areas that I am weak (which is most), encourage me to seek the Lord and lifting me and my family up in prayer...I love you ladies!
Okay, this is turning out to be a bit more sappy than I had intended...Sorry!

1 comment:


Excellent insight as always Rossie. Phil is blessed to have you. I think I would have done more throwing than reading lately, but God is helping me grow in these areas as well! :)