Genesis 2:18-25, 1 Corinthians 11:3, Ephesians 6:4, Titus, 1 Peter – Leaders and help meets are never born with all of the qualifications they need. They are however able to grow.
There is no doubt that the mother speaks a lot of influence into the future of a child.
1 Peter 3:3 – A woman is called to live a life to based on the things of God, not based on the things that those around her desire to see in her. The same is obviously true for women.
Look at your heart in light of the word before you look into the mirror and make decisions about how to clothe or adorn yourself.
1 Corinthians 13:4-6 – A quiet spirit, not making a big deal about themselves, seeking not your own.
Keepers of Home
Titus 2:5 – There are plenty of ways for a woman to tear down her house. It is difficult to build a home for Christ if you have a heart and treasure that are found looking at the things of the world.
Teaching children. Scheduling things. Giving advice. A woman has a huge, huge role to play in the raising of children. As a spiritual leader and a team mate, she is a powerful voice.
A mother can also provide a huge amount of grounding and perspective. Instead of piling on to a bad attitude, for example, she can remind the family member of the “other angle” to look at it. Or any of a number of other similar situations.
Sara called Abraham her Lord, not because he was smart, not because he was a jerk and he made her call him Lord. Instead she looked up to him, he was a good man, Sara understood the headship order. She made Abraham more complete, more perfect.
1 Timothy 5:10 – What is the reward for all of “this?” There are some that may be immediate? Then there are other more permanent reads. We should all be reaching out. How can we help those around us? How can we feed the hungry? How can we clothe those who are needy?
God didn’t create us to further clutter the world wide web. God didn’t create us to be served or to be pampered. God created us to serve. In serving we can find fulfillment and peace.