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Sunday, October 02, 2011

Titus 2:3-5 New Living Translation

3 Similarly, teach the older women to live in a way that honors God. They must not slander others or be heavy drinkers.* Instead, they should teach others what is good.4 These older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children,5 to live wisely and be pure, to work in their homes,* to do good, and to be submissive to their husbands. Then they will not bring shame on the word of God.

I'm meditating on scriptures to do with women as I seek God's guidance in my life.

Women are definitely meant to live respectfully of others and ourselves. I see many women don't seem to respect themselves very much. When Jesus was here, He respected women and elevated their status in a society that wasn't very nurturing to women. Women need to realize that. The Bible reveals how God called and made mighty use of women that changed the course of history. This is not what my subject is today, though I could go on, Lol

The guidance I seek has to do with my becoming a full time homemaker. I definitely don't think this is what God wants all women to do. However, I find myself unable to keep up with my home and other obligations at this point in my life. Yes, it has always been hard to keep up while working, but this is different. My home is now in severe disarray. My finances are not such that make quitting even look like a possibility, but yet it is on my heart. I don't want to make a mistake. However, things seems to be tipping in the full time homemaker direction.

As I was praying, "keepers of the home," came into my mind. So, why haven't I quit yet? I don't know. I have the hardest time quitting anything. This is both a good thing and a bad thing, depending on the situation. I am also a planner which doesn't always work when God wants you to do something. I am not saying planning is a bad thing. I believe it is a gift from God for me, BUT I can't let it hinder me in following His directives. I gave my life to Him. That is a big and serious obligation.

So there are some of my thoughts this morning. Thoughts and comments are welcome as I could use supposrt with this likely change in my life.

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    I made this decision years ago and don't regret it. God has provided for us.
    3038 days ago
    God will be OK with whatever you decide, and His word says He gives us the desire of our heart. It sounds as if you would be more content staying at home and nurturing your family, and that you don't especially care about your jot. Keep your mind open to a different kind of job while you make your decision as to whether you want to work or to stay home. Bless you.
    3040 days ago
    Praying that His will be made abundantly clear in this decision... emoticon
    3040 days ago
    I suspect you may also feel more fulfilled by caring for your family andyour home more than doing your current job. If you feel like leaving your job I would say it is not meant for you. I have a friend that just recently went to working only 2 days a week as he felt a calling to help the homeless and his wife is working full time. My friend cares for the family, the home and the homeless while his wife brings in most of the necessary money to pay their bills and keep a roof over their heads. Everyone is different and is called in different directions. Don't rush any decisions but pray, talk with your husband and figure out what is best for you and your family.
    3040 days ago
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    I suggest you PUSH.


    Ask and you shall receive. Don't give up, press into Him. He will answer your prayers and give you guidance.


    When I write this comment to your blog, SOMETHING is one word, but when I post it, the word separates. Don't know what that is all about, but I think you get the message.
    3040 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/2/2011 2:32:07 PM
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    Hi, I just wanted to suggest Flylay dot net to you. She has a wonderful site that gives lots of information that incorporates baby steps to gain control of you housework by slowly building daily routines. Fly, stands for Finally Loving Yourself. Take it one step at a time and you can get there! Which ever decision that you make about your job, Flylady can help you get to where you want to go to find peace in your home by getting rid of clutter, 15 minutes at a time. She also has a Blog talk radio podcast ever week that is very motivational and it is all free. You can listen to it on your computer or on the ipod, live or later when ever you are ready. Give me a shout out if you have any questions or anything that I can do to encourage you just to make a start. emoticon emoticon Deanie
    3040 days ago
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