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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