Monday, February 2, 2009

Gathering At The Well

Gathering At the Well

The website, At The Well, is doing daily themes and todays is Gathering At The Well in which we will be looking over Titus and answering questions. If you would like to join in, please click on icon in my sidebar.

After reading Titus 2:2-5 Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance.

3Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. 4Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, 5to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.

When you read the Scripture found in Titus 2: 2-5, how do you see this playing out in your own life? I am at the age that wisdom from older women is exciting and I am like a sponge trying to figure out things. I am excited to exemplify these things in my life so that I can be an "older woman" looking to teach the younger ones someday. While I may not be considered older, there are still women that are younger than me, maybe with their first child, maybe not yet married...who can still benefit from what I have to offer from being a parent for a while or from what knowledge I have. There is also my own daughter that can be taught.

What are your areas of strength? Of weakness? I think that I am good in keeping my home a home, but I feel that I have areas that need to be worked on in respect to being subject to my husband. I think as women we have a deep desire to run everything, even though a lot of times we really cannot control controlling everything emotionally. I am trying to let my husband be the lead.

If you could set some sort of goal in relation to this Scripture, what would it be? To consistently try to make sure I am setting a good example for the women that may be watching. To try to allow my husband the leeway to become everything he needs to be in our house without my pushiness or resistance.

Maybe that will play out this week in listening to what my husband might need for me to do and trying not to be resistent to that or be a know it all.
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Jen said...

Hey Andrea, as a single 'young' woman, it is great to hear 'older' women desiring to be more conscious of their actions, words, etc. so that they can be an example for the young woman who look up to them.

Ashley said...

Thank you so much for sharing!

I also love the wisdom of older ladies and soak it up!


Chelsey said...

I loved hearing your thoughts and heart on this. I am so glad you were able to join us today At the Well!