Well, tomorrow I am off to Lake Yale to speak at a Ladies Conference. Pray for me! I am probably the youngest woman teaching. That can be unsettling, considering that Titus 2 actually says for the "older women" to teach the younger women! Where are all the "older" wiser women? How Many of you out there have an "older teaching the younger" mentor in the biblical way? If you do not, THEN PRAY for one! They can be so encouraging and edifying in difficult times and in the wonderful times!
verse 3: "The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
verse4: That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
verse5: To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed."
Wow! I don't want the word of God to be blasphemed. I just want to follow Christ as I am supposed to! It is a daunting task at times. My mind plays tricks on me! It seems that just as I am thinking that I am doing okay...I find some other thing that needs to be booted out!
You see, we don't always "teach good things" with a set time to teach others. No. We teach others by our example. Someone is always watching us. Especially if you are in a leadership position.
Just going to Wal-mart for groceries is going to leave an impression on people you know that you run into and also on the check out lady or man. Believe me, when you have 6 children to take to the grocery store, people rubber neck like crazy! The check out person usually comments on how many kids I have and how do you do it? I mostly say: "Jesus. because without Him I wouldn't be able to do it."
That right there is an example. If my attitude is ugly. What do you think the check out person thinks about Jesus? Or christians in general? When we got saved we gave up the right to be mean and ugly. Not just in public, but at home too! I struggle with this. When momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy. Isn't that how that saying goes?
So, in verse 4 it talks about loving our husbands and our children. If you are not married yet, or if you have been divorced, don't lose heart. Jesus is the bridegroom. Do all that you do with love towards Him. Do all that you do "As unto the Lord".
Well, I will have to write more later. I have many things that need done. Have a blessed day!