These were women that served their husbands and their families and they understood that calling. We are now able to see the fruit of their walk, their devotion to Christ, and the understanding of their calling. As we were talking about these women, the question came up, "do we have women that are living the same way today?"
Why is it that so many women in the church struggle with their calling? they want something more... or they sadly look forward to the day when their children will be in school or move out of the house so that they can move on to a new season. So, again we arrived back at the question, "are we actually seeing women in our Church's that live those set apart lives? Women that know their calling, love what they do and find absolute joy in it?"
Thankfully, we are part of a small Church that has several of those women and I was blessed to watch my mom walk out her role in love but we've also seen Church's that don't have any women that you can look to and it breaks my heart.
I've been pondering this conversation for the last several days... Do we have those Titus 2 older women that:
teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
I think we do.
We can look for those unique women in our Church and seek to learn from them. There are also women such as: Carolyn Mahaney, Sally Clarkson and Above Rubies that we can learn from. We also have the great privilege of being able to read of those "historical" women, who lived lives completely surrendered to Him, in order that we can be challenged and encouraged.
Who encourages you in your role as a wife and mother? What books have you read that have challenged you? I'd love to hear what you think!