Woman|Part 2

In a message my Bishop preached on Mothers Day, he made the statement that women are “confused” about who they are supposed to be.

This is true.

In light of my previous post called “Woman“, I thought this would be a good place to begin part two of my “Woman” series.

Who are we as Women?

Scott Brown answers this question quite simply in his book Feminine by Design. My sister and I read this book, and I believe that it is a great read for women of all ages. (An excellent teaching tool for young girls) Using much of God’s word he breaks down who we are supposed to be, as women, into the Twelve Pillars of Biblical Womanhood.

Here’s an excerpt from pillar 2:

“As a woman, your gender is one of the beautiful expressions of the wisdom of God. It is the glory of God to array creation with diversity of form and function. He has crafted you with distinguishing qualities across a wide spectrum of physical and emotional attributes. These qualities exert a remarkable beauty and power in the world.” (Pillar 2, A Woman Not A Man)

Once again the book is very helpful for women and fathers raising daughters. I urge you to get the book and read it for yourself, because it will definitely give you some insight on who you are supposed to be as a woman.

Thanks for reading! You can purchase Scott Brown’s book here or here.

Stay tuned for my next post in my series, Woman!

Have a great day!

~Mekenna

Woman

“And the rib that the LORD God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man said, ‘This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.’ “Genesis 2:22-23

A quote from Voddie Baucham’s What He Must Be…If He Wants to Marry My Daughter,

“Not only was Eve made for the man, after the man, and from the man–she was also brought to the man….This was the purpose for which she was created. Eve’s being brought to Adam was an obvious act of submission to his headship.” (emphasis added)

I would like to share a bit of my thoughts with you on a long-term problem in the world we live in.

Feminism

Feminism (women’s rebellion against God’s creation order) is a serious detriment to our culture. If you’re a follower of this blog, you may have already gotten the sense that I am against feminism or “women’s liberation.” It has not made this nation–or this world– any better but instead it is continuing to make it worse.

Our culture is indoctrinated greatly with feminist views, ideas and philosophies. It’s everywhere and I mean EVERYWHERE!!!!! Even in the church! Many of us have feminist mindsets and don’t even know it. I know I did.

Woman’s Problem

Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” (Genesis 2:18 ESV) (emphasis added)

To the woman he said, “I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.” (Genesis 3:16 ESV) (emphasis added)

This is the where problem lies. Women do not want to be helpers to men, we would rather rule over them. But the reality is that we cannot escape our design. We are designed to be helpers to men. Here’s a quote from Chapter 2 of It’s Not That Complicated by Anna Sophia and Elizabeth Botkin,

“…God didn’t just create Eve because Adam was lonely and had no one to take sunset walks with; Genesis 2:20 says He created Eve because ‘for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him.’ When God created man, He gave him a mission: ‘Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it.’ (Gen. 1:28) To take dominion over EVERYTHING else that God had created…God knew that this mission was too big for man to accomplish on his own, so Eve was tailor-made as a ‘helper fit for him’ (or as the KJV translates it, ‘an help meet for him,’ Gen.2:18) ” (emphasis added)

It’s in our nature to help the men in our lives, whether he’s your, father, brother, husband or employer. We cannot not help men. However, how we help them is the choice we must make.

More from the Botkin sisters:

“By making the wrong choices, women can spend their lives helping the wrong men, or helping men lead in the wrong direction (even derailing good men)…But you can’t even imagine the powerful, positive effect the right choices will have on the men around you, inspiring them to be more than they are.”  (emphasis added)

We have allowed feminism to lie to us and have lost sight of God’s desire for women. When womanhood and femininity are viewed in light of God’s Word we can truly see a woman’s role the way an impeccable God says it should be.

Who We Are

We were made in God’s image. Scott T. Brown says this in his book Feminine by Design:

“Since you bear the marks and attributes of the image of God, you have an appointment from God to live according to your design. You must play the role appointed. You are the specially designed daughter of the King of Kings.”

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Let’s get back to the truth. It is SO necessary.

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6)

This is part one of a new series I am starting called Woman, that will enlighten my fellow females about our God-given roles and responsibilities in His Kingdom. I pray you enjoyed part one. Thanks for reading.

Mekenna ❤

God’s Got This!:What If ?

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This segment of “God’s Got This!” will be geared towards all those “What If” questions.

1. What IfYou never get married?

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If I never marry, then I will continue to diligently serve the Lord in my father’s house. I find more ways to be active in my church. (… And the unmarried or betrothed woman is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to be holy in body and spirit. But the married woman is anxious about worldly things, how to please her husband. I say this for your own benefit, not to lay any restraint upon you, but to promote good order and to secure your undivided devotion to the Lord.
~1 Corinthians 7:34-35 ESV)

 

2. What If…You marry but your husband dies? (How will you support yourself and possible children?)

The Young Widow, 1877 Giclee Print by Edward Killingworth Johnson

My fathers says, “A man of God will make sure his wife and children would be taken care of if he were to unexpectedly pass away. However, ultimately if my future husband were to die that is when my faith in God and his providence should increase, not decrease. As Christians we are supposed to trust God with our futures, come what may.

 

3. What If… You can’t have children?

 

If I cannot physically bear children, then my future husband and I will consider adoption. (He gives the barren woman a home,making her the joyous mother of children.Praise the LORD! ~Psalm 113:9 ESV)

4.What if…Your husband can’t provide?

My future husband and I will trust God and do what needs to be done in accordance with God’s will and His standards.  (You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD! He is their help and their shield. ~Psalm 115:11 ESV)

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Conclusion: What happens in our lives are no surprise to an omnipotent God. He knows our pasts, presents, and our futures. The eleventh shorter catechism question reads:

Question: What is God’s Providence?

Answer: God’s providence is His completely holy, wise, powerful and preserving every creature and every action.

How could you or I not trust in the very God who created the universe in just six days, to be there for us in our times of need?

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

(Matthew 6:25-34 ESV)

God’s Got This! Thus, I’ve decided not to worry about my tomorrow, because I know I’m in good hands. 😉

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,  Because He lives, all fear is gone;  Because I know He holds the future,  And life is worth the living,  Just because He lives!

 

~Mekenna