At the Well has started their new ministry/blog this week! It looks to be a beautiful spiritual journey and I hope to be a part of it as much as I can.
Today’s Gathering at the Well asks a few beginning questions:
how do you see this playing out in your own life?
2Urge the older men to be temperate, venerable (serious), sensible, self-controlled, and sound in the faith, in the love, and in the steadfastness and patience [of Christ].
3Bid the older women similarly to be reverent and devout in their deportment as becomes those engaged in sacred service, not slanderers or slaves to drink. They are to give good counsel and be teachers of what is right and noble,
4So that they will wisely train the young women to be sane and sober of mind (temperate, disciplined) and to love their husbands and their children,
5To be self-controlled, chaste, homemakers, good-natured (kindhearted), adapting and subordinating themselves to their husbands, that the word of God may not be exposed to reproach (blasphemed or discredited).
This is one of the moments where I feel that God has confirmed in me something that He has been laying on my heart lately. I have always had a strong leading to be someone who focuses on theses verses. Leading bible study for young stay at home moms or encouraging other women to disciplined in their home lives. But over the past year or so, I’ve drifted away from that.
But God is drawing me back. Wanting to be, what I joke around saying, a better ‘Domestic Engineer’. I’m slowly getting there and I’m looking forward to this accountability to help me in that.
I find it amazingly sweet and tender that God so distinctly put in His Truth, what He desires for us. It’s when we stray away from these verses that we struggle with what our ‘roles’ are to be or what our ‘purpose’ in life is.
what would it be?