I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully. ~ 1 Timothy 5:14
But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:
That the aged med be sober, grave temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
That they may 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. ~ Titus 2:1-5
A belated Happy New Year to you all. I do hope that your holiday season was pleasant and blessed. I am so thankful that we had the privilege of seeing family this year. We had such a wonderful time in Texas and made some wonderful memories. As you know with the a new year comes new years' resolutions. I personally, do not believe in new years' resolutions. Rarely are they kept, or reasonable. I like to make goals for myself, reasonable, obtainable goals. I do my best to make new goals every couple of months.
This year I have set the goal of being a better mother, wife, and keeper of my home. That encompasses quite a bit and won't end with the year. The Lord has taken me on a journey in which I have learned some very valuable lessons, ones that will forever be etched upon my heart. These lessons have not been learned easily, as I am a very stubborn person. The Lord had to humble me in order for my heart to be fully and completely turned towards Him. He was and still is molding me, shaping me to be the mother, wife and keeper of my home that He desires.
I daily have to turn to the Lord, to give me the strength required for whatever the day may hold. I have to ask Him to give me wisdom, words and grace to guide me along my tasks. I desire so much to be the example of a Godly woman before my little boy and husband. I strive daily to walk with the Lord, to be sensitive to His voice and His nudging me in a certain direction. Everday is an opportunity for me to strive to be better in being a mother, wife and keeper of my home.
I pray that each of you will be encouraged in this new year to strive to be the wife, mother, and keeper of your home that the Lord desires you to be.