Today’s rebel is a woman who embraces and enjoys traditional homemaking; while finding JOY in serving her husband and children.
A Godly Woman will make her Marriage the top priority: her main ministry. Wives have been blessed with the role of Help-Meet, to help her husband to be successful, comforted, and more like Christ.
The Bible is clear that a Wife is to Submit in everything (unless its sin) to her husband, as the church submits to Christ. This is not always easy but it is God’s command – and it is good!
Being a Mother, I consider one of my biggest blessings. I practice gentle parenting but do not withhold Biblical discipline.
It is my job, as the Mother, to nurture and instruct our children in the Word of God. I am their full-time Homeschool Teacher and their primary role model for a Godly Woman, a Wife, and a Mother.
My full-time job is Homemaker. I have done the “Career Mom” thing. No amount of extra money has ever satisfied my heart the way being with my children does. The Lord has been gracious to me and given me a zeal for Homemaking: cooking, cleaning, and making a house a WARM, COZY, SAFE environment.
Being a Homemaker is SO MUCH MORE than cleaning and cooking. It is worship.
Hospitality is a command for Christians but one that is often neglected. As a Homemaker, being Hospitable is something I am learning to grow more comfortable with.
After being a Wife, Mama, and Homemaker I have always loved Blogging. I sincerely give my time to this as a type of ministry. I pray that as I grow and fail and repent and am sanctified that God will use me and my story for His glorious purpose.
I love wearing dresses in a day when the Radical Feminists HATE femininity and despise women. God makes it clear that women need to dress like women and men need to dress like men. I am not against women wearing women’s trousers but what better way to look like a female than to wear a frock?
“A woman shall not wear a man's garment, nor shall a man put on a woman's cloak, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord your God." -Deuteronomy 22:5
I believe that dressing femininely not only honors the Lord but is respectful to my husband. He married me as a young bride – youthful and pretty and as I age, I continue to make effort in how I dress. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a 1920-1950 dress that I didn’t love.
God absolutely does not look at our appearance but the heart. Scripture is firmly clear on this.
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” ~ 1 Samuel 16:7
“Likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, but with what is proper for women who profess godliness — with good works. - 1 Timothy 2:9-10
"Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion." - Proverbs 11:22
By looking at women in the Bible, we know there’s nothing sinful about having nice clothes or in being a woman who is physical beautiful, as long as these things do not become idols or pride.
You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you. ~ Song of Solomon 4:7
“When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet.” (Proverbs 31:21)
The term ‘Scarlet’ refers to a type of very fine and high quality wool cloth which as such preserves warmth, and when colored, also appears dignified and rich. The cloth was given a scarlet color by dipping it twice in a lotion made from the eggs of the coccus ilicis – a small insect found on the leaves of the oaks in Spain, and in countries east of the Mediterranean. This particular type of cloth was rare and probably pretty expensive as well! The virtuous woman has no fear for the coming winters because her family was covered in fine, expensive clothing suitable for winter. Her household was well stocked for times of need. - ClothedInScarlet.com
CONFORMING TO CHRIST
The obvious fact that we all sin can create an atmosphere of false security among us, leading us to accept with ease the idea that sin is so commonplace that we ought not to be too bothered by it lest we surrender our mental health to a self-deprecating neurosis. Yet in our desire to console ourselves and maintain a good self-image, we may push to the back burner the mandate of God, “Be you holy, even as I am holy.”
Evangelical Christians are most vulnerable to succumbing to this distortion. We stress the fact that our justification is by faith alone and insist that our righteousness is found in Christ alone. Though these assertions are true, it is equally true that the faith by which we are justified is a faith that brings forth fruit in our lives. The slogan of the Reformation was that we are justified by faith alone, but not by a faith that is alone.
The instant true faith is present in the heart of the believer, the process of sanctification begins. Change begins at once. The Christian begins to be conformed to the image of Christ. We are becoming holy. If we are not becoming holy, then Christ is not in us and our profession of faith is empty.
Reflect on the final statement of this reading: “We are becoming holy. If we are not becoming holy, then Christ is not in us and our profession of faith is empty.”