This Sunday was filled with listening to a lot of great sermons. One in particular I would like to highlight that really hit me was Pastor Romero’s sermon, “Virtuous Daughters.” I recommend you listen to it, especially if you have daughters. I have 4 so it caught my attention.
I realize a small detail I have not kept in the front of my mind. I know my role is to be a help meet, a blessing to my husband and submit to him in everything. Knowing this and living this is two different things. I have always realized and understood that when I was disobedient in this and being a foolish woman, that I was not only putting a strain in my relationship with my husband but also with myself and God. I knew that I could never be in good standing with God, until I apologized and made things right with my husband…which is a GREAT motivator to correct things quickly!
However, I always thought all the rules in the Bible were for MY own personal benefit. It is for my own good that I be a submissive and good helpmeet. No doubt about it when you are, life is good..and when you aren’t you might make the mistake I did in thinking you are only hurting yourself.
Enter this sermon, such a simple truth I am sure I have read myself in the Bible and heard other sermons..but on this particular day a light went off.
No, it’s not just for MY own good that I be a good helpmeet. It’s for my daughters as well. I am modeling for them what it is to be a wife and mother. The weight of that responsibility can be crushing at times on an imperfect woman, “please do as I say and not as I do” just never works out. We can’t do it on our own, but this is when we have to crucify the flesh daily and take up the cross. His commandments are not grievous to us and we have our own helper- the Holy Spirit!
Now I have the added weight that any fighting with my husband will not only put a wedge between me and him, AND between me and God, but ALSO hurt my daughters and their future and especially future marriages. If that’s not enough to make you wake up and smell the coffee, I don’t know what will. Now it’s not just about ME but MY GIRLS and I care more about them and their future, than a bad day for me.
I used to think this was a cultural thing. Hispanic couples being loud, latin women stereotypes, don’t make a latina woman mad, you know all that stuff. Maybe it IS in our DNA but not just in a Spanish woman kind of way, but in a Genesis 3:16 way! It is a temptation common to all wo-men.
I have 6 little pairs of eyes watching. They adore their father and think I’m the best mother ever. Please, don’t let me make the mistake thinking the consequences of being a contentious woman only apply to me.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105 KJV
Are you a first generation Christian? Let me know in the comments below. Sometimes it can feel like being a Salmon swimming upstream and having to overcome a lot but..
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Phil 4.13 KJV
4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? 1 John 5:4-5
Thank you for considering my thoughts. Sermon here-