A warm welcome to all of you new readers who found my little on-line ministry through Pinterest! Undoubtedly you saw my post, Are You a Wife that’s Easy to Love? That simple post with a pretty picture made quite the impact in cyberspace! The last time I checked it had been repinned over 11,000 times and shared on FB over 500 times. Those numbers are not normal for my little blog.
I shared on FB what God was doing and how the Enemy was bent out of shape that the Truth was moving and reaching the hearts of women; women who are desperate to better their marriages and women who desire to live by the Word of God. But, of course any time you stand for Truth, you’re going to be persecuted….. 🙂
I can’t even begin to tell you how many women commented and were angry that I would even think to write such stuff! They thought I had no brain, was a doormat, and was living in a different century. I deleted most of the nasty comments but kept some because Believers need to defend the Truth. (If you choose to comment, just make sure you’re mindful of Who you’re representing.)
But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. 1 Peter 3:15,16
I shared all of this with my closest friend yesterday as we gathered for our late Christmas/New Year’s celebration. I told her how countless women thought I was a doormat and an idiot.
Her response: She laughed out loud and said, “If they only knew you!”
So, that post has brought up a bunch of questions regarding Biblical Submission. I knew I needed to write more on the topic but instead I think it’s best to do a video. This will help you to actually hear my intense and strong-willed tone! But you’ll have to wait until I’m having a good hair day! lol 🙂 No, seriously, I’m heading back to homeschooling my boys and that means my time on the blog is limited. I’ll get to the video maybe by this weekend, Lord willing.
Now, if you would have told me 17 years ago that at some point in my life I would be teaching and defending Biblical Womanhood and Submission, I would have told you you’ve lost your mind, you’re probably smoking something, and you need to get out of my face!
I would have said all of those things for several reasons:
- I’m not afraid of confrontation.
- I’m strong-willed, highly opinionated and outspoken.
- I’m not too concerned about what others think of me. “People-pleaser’ is not something that would describe me.
- I love a good fight either physically or with words. And I like to make sure I’m the winner! I think I was born with a boxing glove in one back pocket and an actual sword in the other one.
- At that time, I was an atheist and feminist. Who in their right mind would believe the Bible? And why on earth would any woman follow and subject herself to some man? I know how to think for myself, therefore, I don’t need anyone telling me what to do!
He does great things, doesn’t He?
You see friend, that Man, He grabbed my heart and He transformed my life! With tears coming down my face I write these words to you because He died for me. For me. His great love for me willingly sent Him to the Cross for my sins. (And yours!)
I believe the Bible 100%.
I’m fully devoted to Him.
I’ll die proclaiming and teaching His Truth to all who will listen. 🙂
He’s prepared me for this calling. (Oh the irony and sense of humor of our God!)
I have a past, a testimony, and an understanding of why women who are not Believers are angry with the Truth of the Scriptures. They are in darkness, therefore, they can’t discern the things of God. (So I need to learn to defend the Truth in gentleness and respect. 2 Peter 3:15. That’s very difficult for this warrior-woman to do, especially when the attacks are not respectful.)
But people who aren’t spiritual can’t receive these truths from God’s Spirit. It all sounds foolish to them and they can’t understand it, for only those who are spiritual can understand what the Spirit means. 1 Cor. 2:14
But regardless of what the world says and how the Enemy tries to use others to thwart and twist the Word of God regarding Biblical submission, here’s the bottom line…
It doesn’t matter how long ago the Book was written.
It doesn’t matter what century we’re living in.
It doesn’t matter why we had the Feminist Movement.
It doesn’t matter if a wife works outside of the home or not.
Truth is Truth. It doesn’t change. God doesn’t change. He’s solid. His Word will stand forever.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings. Hebrews 13:8,9
I get that life might be so difficult for you right now that you’re just clinging to Christ and His promises. Or maybe you’re growing in Christ and you’re having a hard time understanding His Word? Or maybe you’re wrestling with God? I truly do get it because I’ve felt the same as I, too, have walked the Narrow Path. The Narrow Way is not the easy way, but it is the right way, the way that leads to peace, joy, and of course, eternity.
Truth is what matters.
Are you living for It?
Is it the authority in which you live by?
If not, why not?
And for the record, my husband doesn’t tell me what to do, after all, he didn’t marry an idiot! He married a woman who has a mind of her own and one that’s submitted to her Lord and Savior.
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Proverbs 9:10
Now a few updates to what’s going on around here…
Perhaps you’ve noticed that the comments need to be approved first before they get published? I needed to put this in effective because of the vile words that were being left here. I’ll take it off of moderation when things die down. I also considered removing the comments altogether but the Lord told me not to because many women write in asking for counsel. So, I’ll continue to deal with them as they come in.
Also, would it be helpful for you in your walk, marriage, and/or in defending your faith if I put together a cheat-sheet of sorts (for lack of a better word) of all the verses that deal with Biblical submission and respect?
Let me know in the comments if that’s something you’d like to have.