Saturday, November 3, 2007

..but to teach what is good

Something went awry some years ago. There's a whole generation who seem to think the world owes them something and I believe their parents could have contributed to this thinking. It might also have something to do with women (the previous generation) having returned to work and leaving their offspring to fend for themselves once they were in their teens.

It is disturbing to see this because it also means the following generation do not have a good example to follow and the problem tends to exacerbate. The problem multiplies and often we focus on the wrong things to fix the problem.

Young women of today need a guide and those of us who are older and who understand both the Proverbs 31 woman and the Titus 2 woman are well placed to help guide them. It is our duty to lead by example and to teach what is good.

So, what is good? We will look at this in future posts.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Sisters and Daughters

I recently attended the Every Woman Conference at Oxford Falls (Sydney), Australia. Their focus was very much on mothers, daughters and sisters, and how we minister to one another. The women they had teaching us and leading us in prayer, praise and worship were wonderful examples of how we can reach out to one another and share and encourage based on our own personal experiences.

Lisa Bevere was a wonderful encourager who truly does implant courage into others through her teaching, examples and stories. She speaks forcefully and gets her point across very clearly. The crowd loved her and I can see why she is so popular.

Lisa told us how 'mommas need to know the daughters' and that we need to train our daughters. She told us that daughters are born to ask questions (why?) and that grandmothers have learned the answers and can, therefore, give perspective. Women are created to nurture.

This is a wonderful explanation I feel of what a Titus 2 woman is and can be. I am a daughter and a mother. I'm yet to become a grandmother, but I do strongly feel that the lessons I've been learning over the past few years will equip me to give perspective as it's needed.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Learning about the Titus 2 Woman

I'm surrounded by women who are my role models, mainly women from my current church but also some from a previous church. My own mother, who is not a Christian, also demonstrated some of the virtues of the Titus 2 Woman, and I continue to pray that she will one day come to recognise our Lord as her's also.

As I have aged I have learnt first what it means to be a Proverbs 31 Woman and at the end of my own personal study recognised that I am in fact a Titus 2 Woman, the perfect sequel.

I thank God for the 5 daughters that Graham and I share and that God has given me the opportunity to teach our younger women, our daughters, the way of life as our Lord Jesus would have them follow. Whilst they might not always understand or appreciate what I share, I know that they will learn by example over time.