Tuesday, June 29, 2010

When The Word And The World Don't Mix

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Today I'm taking time out to share a piece of my heart with you all.  This is me, spilling my soul to all who care to hear.  Viewer discretion advised.  Blessings :)
It's often true that the more time two people spend together, the more alike they will become.  In regards to who will become more like who, it seems to be determined by the strength of each particular characteristic involved, with the strongest ones usually winning out.  The overall dominance of authority one holds in the relationship also tends to weigh in.

So, in a perfect world, with the dominant headship being ordered as follows: God, Man, Woman, Children.... this would be the perfect way of maintaining order, establishing Godly qualities within our families, and building strong relationships.  This was God's intention.  Yet as humans, we have strayed from righteousness, and discounted His perfect plan for our lives.  Now we must pay the consequences.  

Each day presents itself with the choice to do good or evil to the ones we love.  At the same time, we must also choose how to respond to the choices others make concerning us.  These come from an array of sources, and though some may be small, others will be global in proportion.  Regardless of the size of the issue, we must decide how we will respond to the call.  What characteristics will we adapt as our own personal traits?  Whose headship will we shield ourselves under?  What should we do when the natural order we have been created to follow has been thrown off due to sin and other rebellious acts, and our lives are reflecting these changes?

These are the questions I often find myself facing.  I struggle to understand God's will for woman to be under the headship of a sinful man (whether in her home or otherwise), yet I know that there is not one except Christ who is without fault.  I long to take shelter under the shadow of His wings; to be obedient to my calling as a wife, mother, and child of God.  Yet, I struggle with anxiety, not knowing where to draw the line between the infallible truth of God's word and how to apply it. 

I welcome your prayers for me as I journey to the heart of God concerning this issue, and I hope to share some encouraging words as I receive the wisdom only He can give.  Thank you so much for your love and support.   

Keepin' It Real,

P.S In case I left any of you to wonder, I *DO* love my man, and desire to honor him,... though I won't pretend that being married is always an easy thing to be.  The best "things" in life take WORK!!! (and lots of it, I'm learning)