What Women Want ~ Part 5 ~ Mothers

February 13, 2013 at 1:42 am (WSGD Newes) (, , , , , , )

image

Deuteronomy 4:10

The day you stood before Adonai (the Lord) your God at Horev, when Adonai said to me, ‘Gather the people to Me, and I will make them hear My very words, so that they will learn to hold Me in awe as long as they live on earth, and so that they will teach their children.’

I must confess this is one of the hardest What Women Want parts I have studied, been in Abba’s counsel of and now share here. I covered in detail the more personal reasons why in the Interlude (What Women Want ~ Interlude). The less personal is that it shows how glaringly we as women have missed the “mark” of one of the most significant calls to women by God, to be mothers. Or better put teachers of children. Make no mistake; men and women are called to be such but as women in the original design by God were to take the majority role due to the amount of time we spend with children. It does not matter if you are a mother right now, or have children at home; if you exist you teach children via example if nothing else. Be it your children or other children, we can not escape that we will and do influence them. Children are watching, watching everyone they see, and whether they realize it yet or not they are “taking notes”. So this post is not just for those who are mothers with children currently residing with them, but all women.

The subjective verb here is: teach. From the very beginning God made it a clear command and direction that we are to teach, what He taught us, and never waiver in this commission lest we be the fall of future generations. Renouncing and turning away from the blessings His teachings provide. Protection, security, provision, and purpose. The word that best describes our failure in this commission is: compromise.
Compromise only happens when one stops believing the truth, adopts a lie, and follows it with actions. The truth that ceased to be believed is no single little one but very simply put; we stopped trusting in God, Gods ways, Gods direction. The lie adopted? Nothing new under the sun here, we adopted what the world dictated our roles should be; due to money, self image, and basically we said “Hey God doesn’t give us enough purpose at home, men don’t respect us at home, the world requires more money than a man  can provide, so we women must conform.”
All the while we make excuses for how the community will deal with our absence in it, our homes, our hearts. Its no easy thing to admit, but there it is as simply put as can be. 

What are these things God said that point so glaringly to our failure?
(Please note while the “title” to the referrence doesn’t say “God said”, if its the truth, good, worthy He alone is their Author. Man can not devise or think up those things on their own.)

Titus 2:3-5

Likewise, tell the older women to behave the way people leading a holy life should. The shouldn’t be slanderers or slaves to excessive drinking. They should teach what is good, thus training the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to take good care of their homes and submit to their husbands. In this way, God’s message will not be brought into disgrace.

Proverbs 31:20; 26-27

She reaches out to embrace the poor and opens her arms to the needy.

When she opens her mouth, she speaks wisely; on her tongue is loving instruction.
She watches how things go in her house not eating the bread of idleness.

I have purposely not put all the usual “suspects” for scripture down especially the famous Proverbs 31:10-31, as it usually is used by most to exemplify a “Godly Woman”. It has been said before, a thousand ways and the truth is every woman must take Proverbs 31, sit at Jesus’ feet and say “What does this really mean? How do You, my Lord, want to apply this to me? What does all these words mean? Wool and flax? Merchant vessels? Fields, buying, planting, vineyards? Business affairs? Staff with the flax, spinning rods? They sound like “outside” the home type things, what am I missing?” I guarantee you if you, yourself ask Him, Himself, you will never read Proverbs 31 the same again! No one can say they have been taught any word from Scripture until they – themselves have sat alone and taken notes from the Author Himself and come away with both the truth and a education that can only come from being taught by God, whose ways and thoughts are not like ours.

In short we live in a world that has given our roles and purpose to the government, church, and other institutions deciding money and self earned respect was more important. Then we rage at the government and institutions for boxing up the “job” of helping the needy and poor, AND teaching our children lies and doing a un-commendable job at it at that! Just because your taxes pay for education, God if nothing else, promised it will NEVER buy what’s valuable…the truth.

What do I mean?

From pre-school to College they teach that God is not the Author, Inventor, Originator, and Designer of people, places, things, the sky they see both day and night, the very earth that holds them. They not only teach this lie, but they do it with cunning precision! Where do your children get their education?

Churches teach be “good” and do all the “good” things your mommies and daddies do. Huh, well meaning, but misses the mark by a land-slide! (Some churches may be exceptional, but have you sat in on their classes? What are they being taught?) Would this not come under the heading of “she watches how things go in her house”? Its astounding how many parents drop their kids off at “sunday school” and assume they are being taught the truth. We avoid teaching what we ourselves avoid being taught; or at least what we fear we must earn the “right” to teach.

Take the various methods of home entertainment. God says its what comes out of a person that defiles them. Do we know what is being taught to our kids, subliminally on TV, Internet, and gaming machines? Is it not true that the best lie is a seemingly “harmless” one. Have you sat and played their games with them asking God to show you what He sees when the images and themes come into your field of processing? Have you taken His counsel on how to guide your children? What makes Him uncomfortable is a gift that He would make us uncomfortable too! How often are we too tired to watch how things go in our house? Humility is retired avoidance in this case. We humbly retire from our avoidance, admitting that its not our children we don’t want to teach, its ourselves we don’t want to learn. We can not teach what we ourselves have no intention of practicing. Believe it or not, our children could teach us a great deal about how well we point them to The Teacher if we have eyes to see. For this – this is the ultimate lesson: Who we are teaching can teach them best, no matter what they see elsewhere. Who is the Lifetime Trustworthy Teacher of ALL things! Who they are created for, we are created for and everything was created for. How He sees everything and what He says we/our children should do with it.

There are those who argue that we can’t protect our kids from the “realities of the world”. I say, “Would you run and protect them from an on-coming car?” Then why in the Name of the One who is good and trustworthy would you not protect them as long as you have the influence to do so from the Mac-truck of lies of this world as long as God gives the ability to you? Would it not be better that they go into the world when they launch with the strength of as much Truth as He can give them so that they will be mortified at the lies themselves? God tells us to teach them what He says, but He alone will carry them all their life long into the Truth. The truth is our teaching them is as much of the learning of it for us as for them! We never “graduate” from the most basic and fundamentle lessons about our Lord! Repetition only keeps teaching; brings new light to the “ground once covered”; gives another perspective on how deep God goes! And He is the very definition of Depth! This is why we do as He says in Deuteronomy.

Deuteronomy 6:4-9

Sh’ma, Yisra’el! Adonai Eloheinu, Adonai echad (Hear, Israel! Adonai our God, Adonai is one); and you are to love Adonai your God with all you heart, all your being and all your resources. These words, which I Am ordering you today, are to be on your heart; and you are to teach them carefully to your children. You are to talk about them when you sit at home, when you are traveling on the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them on your hand as a sign, put them at the front of a headband around your forehead, and write them on the door-frames of your house and on your gates.

Sounds like we are to be rather “excessive”! Yet, this world is no less committed to its excess in the opposite direction. Now listen to what God says 10 verses later.

Deuteronomy 6:20-25

Someday your child will ask you, ‘What is the meaning of the instructions, laws and rulings which Adonai our God has laid down for you?’ Then you will tell your child, ‘We were slaves to Pharaoh in Egypt, and Adonai brought us out of Egypt with a strong hand. Adonai worked great and terrible signs and wonders against Egypt, Pharaoh and all his household, before our very eyes. He brought us out from there in order to bring us to the land He has sworn to our ancestors that He would give us. Adonai ordered us to observe all the laws to fear Adonai God, always for our own good, so that He might keeps us alive, as we are today. It will be righteousness for us if we are careful to obey all these instructions before Adonai our God, just as He ordered us to do.‘”

Does this sound too “old testamenty” to you? Let me translate.

One day your children will ask, ‘Whats the meaning of this man named Jesus who came and taught the words of the One He calls Father?’ Then you will tell them, ‘We were slaves to sin and the evil one who rules in it, and by Gods strong right hand He sent Jesus to do great work and die and deal with the evil one, sin, and all its household in a human we could see with our own eyes. By His death and Rising again He brought us out of sin’s bondage to bring us to the place He swore Abraham, Isaac and Jacob way back in the beginning. So now we keep these instructions of God and His Son Jesus to know and obey His voice and Jesus’ work will be righteousness for us if we listen and obey Him before Adonai our God, just as He ordered us to do.'”

For we are the sheep of His pasture, the sheep in His care…He will teach and lead and guide those who follow Him there.

Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah ❤

Advertisements

3 Comments

  1. what women want said,

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts about what women want. Regards

    Like

  2. linda herz said,

    This…. is beautiful.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

sevv61's Blog

A great WordPress.com site

James1948's Blog

"Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free"

Yiddishkeit 101™

Jewish educational tools for all ages

Answers in Torah

torah-observant messianic judaism (Nazarenes-Netzarim)

Jeremiah 33 Three

I will call to Him and He will answer.

Obadiah's Cave

A place of safety

Lessons From Lou

Kainos Ktisis - What it Means to Be a New Creature in Christ!

Impartial Christian Ministries

“Truly I understand that God shows no partiality." Acts 10:34

Morning Meditations

"When you awake in the morning, learn something to inspire you and mediate upon it, then plunge forward full of light with which to illuminate the darkness." -Rabbi Tzvi Freeman

Biblical Word Studies: Inspirational Commentary Translation and Exegesis

Bible Study, News and Research from a Heavenly Perspective

WTFAI

It is a great mystery that though the human heart longs for Truth, in which alone it finds liberation and delight, the first reaction of human beings to Truth is one of hostility and fear! -Anthony de Mello

Men of One Accord

Just another WordPress.com site

Wise Devotions For Inspiration

Devotions are able to guide when scripture is posted, and to show someone our lives with God in it, to help others prosper like God intended.

Mustard Seed Budget

FINANCES FOR YOUR MINISTRY

Mind Traffic

Thought's to Inspire

inspirit*ational

Filled with words of inspiration.

From the Inside Out

Impressions Becoming Expressions

%d bloggers like this: