In order to be a Godly woman you must obey what God wants for you and from you. I had a hard time with the part in the bible that says, "wives submit to your husband." What! I am not submitting to a man, just because he is a male and I am a female, he is no better than me! But that is not what God is saying; He is not saying that a male is better than a female. God made Adam out of the dirt of the ground and then He made Eve as a "help mate" to Adam and made her out of Adam's rib. We are our husband's help-mate but our husband is to be a Godly man who submits to God and therefore, we submit to our husband. There must be someone in the home to make decisions and be responsible for the family. God told men to love their wives as Christ loves the church; I don't know about you but that is a love that I want to partake of!
In 1 Timothy 2:11-15 "A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve. And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner. But women will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety." Due to the consequences of Eve's sin, women will suffer pain in childbearing and men will endure extreme labor (work).
In 1 Peter 3:1-7 "Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves. They submitted themselves to their own husbands, like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her lord. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear. Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers." If you want to live for God and have a Godly household, you will teach your children. If your daughters see you living a Godly life and if your husbands show your sons how to be a God-fearing man who loves, respects and takes care of his family, you will be obeying Gods commands on raising Godly children.
The truth is, is that you can't teach a woman who is not holy; she thinks she knows more than God. So we must make sure our salvation is right with The Lord before we can obey Him and what He wants us to do in our life as a wife and mother. A Godly woman does not need materialistic things to be content; she is content with her home, children and husband she has been blessed with. The one and only thing that a Godly woman needs to be content is God! This was the biggest thing that I have realized since being saved and living for The Lord. I did not realize how unhappy I was until I see now how happy I AM.
We are currently just three weeks from moving to our new house and starting my gym and ministry in East TN, we are living in a camper and I am unemployed. I HAVE NEVER BEEN HAPPIER IN MY LIFE!!!!!
So I ask you three things today:
1. Is it well with you; are you saved?
2. How is it with your husband?
3. How are your kids?
If you can say you are saved and well with your soul, your husband is saved and living a holy life and your kids are saved and honoring their God-fearing parents, congrats! You are doing what God wants you to be doing. Godly mothers love Jesus, follow Jesus, obey Jesus and know Jesus. Can you answer YES to the title of this blog today?......
Happy Mothers Day!
God Bless You,