I have been praying and thinking and thinking and praying about how to approach this last topic from the quote.
"It is the event that should determine every other decision that child will make--from how she will spend the Sabbath to how she spends her money, from her choice of clothes to her choice of a husband...."
Her choice of a husband.... We certainly should teach this truth to our daughters and to the young ladies in our lives that we may influence. Their salvation should help determine their choice of a husband. We can speak with authority from the Word of God that he should be a Christian. A Christian girl is not to be unequally yoked with a non-believer. But not just a Christian...he should be a Godly man...that she can respect...because if she does not respect him, then how will she ever submit to him? He should be a leader for her. He should have a vision of his mission in life. She should share the same mission. If they are to be "one flesh".... they need to be on the same page for their lives together. Individuals - yes - but on the same journey to be like Christ and to serve Him together with their gifts and talents. Their jobs/vocations will certainly be different. I am not talking about that. I mean their vision for serving the Lord. However, with that in mind, we need to also remember that this is a process - for all of us- men and women alike. We have not "arrived" - we are just on the journey. God is not through with us yet - so make sure that we also teach them to see the potential in the person. We should ask the Lord to help us see them through His eyes. It sure helps to keep us from gaining a "holier than Thou attitude".
But for this blog...most of the ladies who come and visit with me are already married. Your choice of a husband has already been made. So with that in mind, I really want to go in a different direction and add some other thoughts. "It (our salvation experience) should determine every decision that we make...." Like how will we treat our husbands? How will we honor them? How will we love them? How will we "do them good and not evil" all the days of our lives?
That is where I am going on the next few blogs... but have to go for now... My precious grandbaby is awake and needing me :)
Maybe I will be back later tonight...while the thoughts are flowing!
Let me know your thoughts, I love hearing from you...
and if you want private discussion, you are welcome to email me.
Blessings to you all,
Thursday, July 26, 2007