Monday, October 31, 2011

The Christian Daughters Role

{Written by Bethany Ann}
In today's culture young ladies do not really know what to do with their single years. The world tells them that they need a steady job, boyfriend, and that shouldn't listen to their parents. So many teen- aged girls have done this and their lives have been damaged because of their decisions. So here is the question "What’s a Christian girl to do?”


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First off, we must realize that by living according to the Holy Bible, instead of the world, we are being different. We are turning from the world's way, and looking to Jesus Christ for guidance and instruction. But we must know that turning from the world's way and by living according to the Bible is commanded in the Holy Bible: "Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve of what God's will is-His good, pleasing, and perfect will. Romans 12:2" So here are some things that every Christian daughter should be according to the Word of God::

A Strong Pillar :: 
In Psalms 144:12 it tells us what daughters should be... "and our daughters will be like pillars carved to adorn a palace.” What is a pillar? The Webster's New World Dictionary tells us that a pillar is "a structure used as a support or monument; a main support of something". This means that we are supposed to be there for our family. There are a number of ways that we can be a pillar in our home. Here are some ideas:

• By babysitting for your Mom so that she can go to the store, rest, etc.

• Pray for your family!

• Help clean your home and make it an enjoyable place to be!

• Invest in your siblings.

Preparing For the Future ::
One thing that is very important to do as a daughter is to prepare to be a wife and mother. And what is a better way to learn and practice than in your home?! "So I counsel the women to marry, to have children and to manage their homes. 1 Timothy 5:14" We can use our single years wisely by learning things like cooking, sewing, cleaning, organizing things, and other such things that we will need to know in order to keep a family going. In Titus 2:4-5 we learn that the older women (usually this is our mothers) should teach the younger women to "love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, busy at home, to be kind and to be subject to their husbands." So here are some ways to practice this:

"Love their husbands" We can prepare by loving and serving our fathers! Greet him when he gets home from work, give him some water after a hard days work, obey him, and ask him what you can do to make his life easier! One way that I have been able to serve my father is by making him breakfast every morning before he goes to work.

"Love their Children" We can prepare by loving our siblings. Spend time with them, help them with their schoolwork, play a game with them, let them be a part of your activities etc. Most people consider children as a burden, but if we desire to have children when we get married, then what is a better way to prepare for this calling than to prepare through our siblings!

"Self-Controlled and Pure" We can do this by giving your heart to your father and no one else. Staying pure both spiritually and physically takes much self-control! And being pure means that you save your "first everything" and your heart for your husband. It is often very hard, but I have spoken to mothers and Titus 2 women who have told me that when they were younger they did not save their heart for their husband, and they have told me that they greatly regret it! But mothers who did save their heart for their husband have told me that they deeply encourage me to do it as well and that they do not have any regrets in this area!

"Busy at Home" This means that instead of being away from home (working, being with friends, doing activities on your own etc.) that you are at home. Here is a good example: the other day I got a job opportunity to babysit outside my home. I could have easily made a lot of spending money but I chose not to take the job because the hours were just too long. I didn't want to be away from my family, and I need to be helping my family babysit instead of helping others, not to say that I can't ever help someone occasionally. But I did not feel it to be God's calling for me right now in my life.

Having a Deep Personal Relationship with Jesus Christ ::
"An unmarried woman or virgin is concerned about the Lord's affairs: Her aim is to be devoted to the Lord both in body and spirit. But a married woman is concerned about the affairs of this world-how she can please her husband. 1 Corinthians 7:34" As single ladies we are called to be devoted to God. This verse is telling us that we need to study God's word and have a deep personal relationship now and that we shouldn’t wait another minute! We do not need to wait until we feel ready, because we must use every spare minute that we can, because when we are married we will have many more responsibilities than we do now. We can grow with God now by having a regular devotion time with Him, memorizing scripture, and by praying and serving others through Him. But we must do it now, while we have the precious time.

I pray that these things which I have learned would help and encourage you in your walk with Jesus Christ. Keep pressing towards the goal of Jesus Christ, dear sisters in the Lord, I promise that you will not regret it! I would love to hear from you!

Because HE Lives Again,
Bethany
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end note :: the winner of the giveaway is TM! Congratulations!

4 Words of Grace:

Samantha said...

Very insightful post, Bethany! Thank you for sharing it with your readers. =)

Anonymous said...

I'm glad that you took the challenge of writing this post!- I'd love to see more about/on this topic! :D

I love this blog and thank you gal's so much for being an encourage through it!

~ A Faithful Reader ~

Martha Joy said...

Thank you for your encouraging post, Bethany! I really enjoyed it. :) Please keep it up, girls!

For Him,
Martha Joy

Annie Joy said...

This article is such an encouragement to daughters who are seeking to grow in Christlikeness (and it's also very practical). Thank you for posting!