Large Visitor Globe

Friday, May 4, 2012

What a Woman Should Be according to God's Word

   When I was trying to figure out how I should act, I did not look to the world, I looked to God.  I wanted to know how God expected me to act, look and dress.  Have I always succeeded?  No, but I do ask for forgiveness and try to do better.  I am still learning and still trying to please my Lord.
   There are many passages in the Bible that give direction on how a woman should behave.  Are they politically correct?  No but that is not my concern.  God expects a woman to be submissive to her husband (Ephesians 5:22-24).  I am a strong woman and this was at first a challenge but I love my Lord and want to please him and not the world.  I do not cower in the corner but I do listen and respect my husband's wishes.
    Should I dress provocatively?  No.  I try to dress for the occasion but never in a way to cause embarrassment to myself or my family (I Timothy 2:9).  I do wear make-up but I wear it modestly to enhance my natural looks.  
   The book of Titus lists the duties of a Christian woman.  A lot of Christian woman agree that we should strive to be Titus 2:5 women.  Titus 2:5 (NKJV) reads "to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed".
    Are you striving to be a Titus 2:5 woman?  Do you need prayers?  I am always willing to pray for you and I ask for you to pray for me too.
Holy bible, submissive women, woman's duties, Titus 2:5, Eph. 5


Follow us on Facebook

Follow me on Twitter

Follow me on Pinterest


Other blogs you may like:

53 comments:

  1. Hi! Thanks for linking up with Bible Love Notes. You're right--to know how we should act, we need to look to Scripture. I pray that God will bless your blog, your homesteading, and your family.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Gail, I really appreciate that. I am glad I found your blog and look forward to linking up again in the future!

    ReplyDelete
  3. It sounds like God has brought you a long way on your journey! I do have one question: what is a prepper? Thanks for linking up at Make Life Meaningful!. I hope to read more from you in the future!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Michelle, thank you for stopping by and for your comments. A "prepper" is just someone who preps/plans for emergencies. Some go to extremes and others just try to be ready for whatever life hands them.

      Delete
  4. Love this! I'm glad I found your blog and added it to my follower list, I look forward to reading! I'd appreciate prayers, and will add you to my prayer list as well!!! God bless and thanks for sharing!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Stacy, I would love to pray for you and truly appreciate your prayers also.
      God bless!

      Delete
  5. I think we all need to strive to be women that the Lord calls us to be and worry less about the world's opinion. Love hearing your thoughts on this- and thank you for linking up to Workin' It Mondays! Such a blessing to me :)

    ~Nicole
    Working Kansas Homemaker

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Nicole, thank you for your comments and for allowing me to link up with you. It was a blessing to me too.

      Delete
  6. I love that you have intentionally sought to behave in a manner worthy of God's prescibed direction for a woman. It is so needed in this day and age.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Dawn, thank you for coming to my blog and for your comments. I hope you will come again!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love that you search the Bible for direction and try not to let the world dictate your womanhood. Like you, I strive to do the same.
    Thank you much for sharing this at What Joy Is Mine. I'm glad you did. Such great encouragement here.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for the honor of linking up with you. I appreciate your kind words.

      Delete
  9. Thank you so much for linking up last Tuesday with Lessons from Ivy, counter cultural attitudes aren't often celebrated in this day and age. I hope you'll link up again this week.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi! I did link up with you again this week. This time over Prayer. I had some questions and just needed to ramble.

      Delete
  10. God bless you as you seek to honor His name with your life, your attitude, your behavior ... with your whole self. You bring Him glory with your words here.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Jennifer, thank you so much. I am so glad I found your blog. It is a real blessing and inspiration!

      Delete
  11. I have heard two things about "dress" that have stuck with me as I put my clothes on AND as I try to lead our daughters down the right path:
    1 - if it is isn't on the "menu" it shouldn't be displayed in the "window"
    and
    2 - you should dress as you would want other women to be dressed while standing in front of your own husband.
    I just said a prayer for you as you seek to put into practice what you have learned!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love your "rules". They speak volumes of truth. I appreciate your prayers. Sounds like you have a lot of wisdom to share. Would you like to be a guest blogger sometime?

      Delete
    2. Absolutely love your advice about the "menu and the window":) We have 2 daughters and we have always taught them to dress respectively, and besides, their Dad wasn't letting them out of the house unless they passed his inspection! I remember my dad telling me only one time to head back to my bedroom and change into something more appropriate. I didn't even realize that what I was wearing would cause a problem, but my dad said he KNEW how guys think because he was young once. I have carried that advice with me into my married life and passed it on to our daughters. As they grow and "flourish" and become young ladies, it is our prayer that they will always conduct themselves in a Godly manner, but we realize they ARE kids, and that is why they need our guidance.
      God Bless:)

      Delete
  12. Hello:

    Thank you for linking up at Reflections of His Grace. You are correct, we always need to look at God's work in seeking direction and guidance.

    Many blessings,
    Joan

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Joan, thank you for stopping by and for allowing me the pleasure of linking up with you!

      Delete
  13. Hi from Scotland!

    I popped over from Deep Roots at Home to say "hello".

    Enjoyed your post too.

    Wendy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wendy, thank you so much for dropping by. From Scotland? Awesome. Here is a big "Howdy" from Oklahoma! :-) I hope you will stop by again sometime!
      Melody

      Delete
  14. Thanks for participating in Feminine Friday for 05/25/2012! I hope you'll come back and join us this Friday!

    http://susangodfrey.com/category/faith/feminine-friday/

    Blessings!
    Susan Godfrey

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Susan,
      You bet I will be back again to link up with you. I really appreciate you allowing me to do so.
      Melody

      Delete
  15. What a great thing to do! We should all strive to be more like you.

    Visiting from GMG Wednesday link up!

    http://lawyergirlruns86.blogspot.com/2012/05/women-in-word-wednesday-2012-summer_30.html

    ReplyDelete
  16. Jenna, so glad you stopped by! Don't you just love link-ups? I know I do. Hope you will drop by again soon!

    ReplyDelete
  17. This is a timely post - my husband and I are just starting a new home Bible study on the roles of men and women in the relationship. We are dealing with the changes in our life brought about by his recent heart attack. He feels God has saved him for some purpose, and we are striving to find that purpose as retired people. Thank you for reminding me of my role!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Linda, I am so happy you stopped by and read my blog. I love how God puts people in our lives at the right time. I will be praying for you and your husband and hope you will come back soon!
      Melody

      Delete
  18. Excellent message! Thanks for taking the time to link it up with The Alabaster Jar!

    ReplyDelete
  19. If we were perfect we wouldn't strive to live a better life. We're going to always stumble but know that Jesus is there to catch us when we fall. Thank you for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Great post and so true as the Word always is-thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I love that passage in Titus...and here on the mission field I am probably more conservative in my choice of clothing that I was when we lived in California.

    May God bless you and your family,
    Alida

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Alida, thank you for stopping by. Where are you serving at? Would love to pray for you!

      Delete
  22. I think that once the husband and wife submit themselves first and foremost to Christ the rest falls into place. A husband's model for leadership is Christ who never "lord's it over" but is a gentle servant. (John 13:13-15) - The Higher does not dominate the Lower, but seeks the honor of its subordinates (Jn. 5:23) What then does submission mean for the wife? It does not mean the husband has the right to give orders--any orders-- and she must simply carry them out. It means she is willing to let the man lead the family in a godly direction. She will in fact encourage him to take on this God-assigned role. If she is more qualified for leadership herself, she will not usurp this role but graciously help him learn to grow into it, if he is willing. (If not, she may be forced to take it herself by default, but that is never her purpose or intention or preference.) She will support and encourage him whenever he moves in that direction. She will be willing to be the straight-man--er, person--that he plays off of in developing the part. And if he is playing the part he has been assigned, he will not be imposing his agenda on her, but they will be finding Christ's together. It means allowing someone who is your equal, not your superior, to lead in the dance. But it must be the dance tune Scripture is playing, not just any whim he happens to have.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ms. Kathleen, beautifully said. It sounds like you have a lot of great advice and wisdom to share. Would you like to be a guest blogger sometime? Would love to have you!

      Delete
  23. The Bible is the first place we should look when we're wondering what we should be and how we should act. I'm glad you chose to share with us on Spiritual Sundays.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Charlotte, it is my pleasure. It is so uplifting to read all the posts from different believers/bloggers.

      Delete
  24. Lovely, sincere post and full of wisdom!

    Wendy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wendy, thank you for the kind words and for stopping by and reading my blog!

      Delete
  25. Whenever we have a question about anything in life...how we should act, what we should do (or not do), God's word always has the perfect answer! I love how He created it to keep us walking a path that leads to the light! Thanks for linking up today! Blessings, Joan

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Joan, thank you for the privilege of linking up!

      Delete
  26. This is a great post! I appreciate you sharing :) I would love your prayers...I try hard to be this woman, but it's not always easy! It's very encouraging to see that I'm not alone in striving to be a Godly wife! :)

    -Britt

    aproverbs31home.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Britt, it would be my honor to pray for you.

      Delete
  27. Love your take on submission. It's not about being a subservient but is about respect. Thank you for linking up your randomness. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Michelle, thank you for your comments and for allowing me to link up with you!

      Delete
  28. There are many verses in the Bible that reflect the 'picture' of what we should strive to be. In a perfect world we would all be happy, at peace, thriving and shouting from the mountains our happiness and glory. We live in an imperfect world, with our guidelines pretty clear. First and always, care about one another as God cares about us. Help those who cannot help themselves, giving without asking for favors. Have kind hearts, cherish our earth. Wow, sooo we look for mates that enhance us. I'm sure if they are kind, giving, aware of caring for our planet, we then do feel respect for that person. Then what happens? We want to do for them and be in their company. Like people love to be around like people! Respect not subservient...is true. Even with people we associate. I feel the Bible states the caring, loving, respect for one another; then with that in mind we find our mate. God Bless

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, Anna. The Bible is my daily handbook for life.

      Delete
  29. I have read so many articles regarding the blogger
    lovers however this piece of writing is actually a pleasant paragraph,
    keep it up.

    ReplyDelete

Blog Oklahoma
Blog Oklahoma
easy recipes