DWELLING ACCORDING TO KNOWLEDGE (4)
It is a good and great week! I‘m glad to have you again on this column. Last week, I taught on duties of the women, the place of submission on the part of the woman. This week, I shall be showing you more duties of the women.
In the Book of Titus, the woman has another responsibility, which is to love her husband and her children, to be sensible, to think right, to be pure, chaste, virtuous, and sexually faithful to her husband in every way. Also, the woman is to be preoccupied with who she is, not how she looks. First Timothy 2:9-10 says a woman is to dress modestly and discreetly, with godly fear, sobriety, and modesty. She is to be modest and discreet, demonstrating godly fear.
Another responsibility of the woman in her family is to be a worker at home. Titus 2:5 describes her as a "keeper at home." This doesn't simply refer to her scrubbing floors, cleaning bathrooms, and all that. It simply connotes that the home is the sphere of her labours, whatever there might be. It is not that a woman is to keep busy all the time at home, or that she can never go out to work or do other things. It does not mean that she should always be doing menial tasks and home chores. What it simply means is that the home is the sphere of her divine assignment. The home is meant for keeping, and the one assigned by God to do that task is the woman. God will not do for you what you are meant to do.
The woman is to be the home keeper. She is to take care of her husband, and to provide for him and their children all they need as they live in the home. Materially, she is to translate the resources her husband brings home into a comfortable and blessed life for her family. She is to take the spiritual things she knows and learns, and pass them on to her children. She is a keeper at home. She must accept the responsibility to pray for the family. If she does not, no one else will.
You are expected to portray an exemplary lifestyle before your children. According to John Maxwell, "Your character is your most effective means of persuasion." This assertion is more applicable in the lives of our children. It is important that you let these children under your care see you living out the Word of God on a daily basis. That way, you will create lasting positive notion on their lives like no preaching or lecturing can.
Learn to say words like "thank you, I appreciate you, I'm grateful," and many more to them. Do not take it for granted that they are available to serve you, rather show gratitude to them for whatever they contribute to your life, family or your job.
Endeavour to give these children listening ear, so as not to only be able to know what is happening to them, but also to be able to provide godly instruction and counsel. Another major thing in nurturing them spiritually is to always keep their confidence. Never make your discussions with them subject to any discussion with others, otherwise, they lose confidence in you.
There is no one who can pray as passionately for your family like you would. You alone know the true state of your home, so you are in the best position to know what to do to keep it safe from all forms of wickedness. That is why my husband often testifies that he has not had the first concern over our home, because I have consistently stood in my place as a keeper of the home.
I have always taken what my husband provides, including the vision of the ministry God has committed into his hands, and passed them unto the children and every other member of our household. No concern has ever risen, because everyone knows where to fit in per time. That shall also become your testimony, in Jesus' name.
Effectively handling the duties of a woman both to your husband and children demands a life in Christ. This entails confessing your sins and accepting Jesus as your Lord and personal Saviour. If you are ready to be born again, please say this simple prayer with me, in faith: Dear Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I believe You died and rose again for my sake. Forgive me of my sins, take over my life, make me Your child and let Your peace reign over my life. Thank you for saving me. Now I know I am born again.
Congratulations, you are now born again! I believe that you will begin to experience the reality of the price that Jesus paid for your sins at Calvary. All round rest and peace are guaranteed you in Jesus' Name!
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For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Single With A Difference, Building A Successful Family, and Success In Marriage (Co-Authored with Bishop David Oyedepo).