Many women today do not understand what it is to be a Woman!
Do we forget that we hold the highest title? Mother! We have the highest role on the planet! We hold more power than most will admit to. Our best role ever is to raise our children correctly. To teach them their ways.
It appears that in today’s society, women are too focused on their careers rather than their families. Yes, we can buy our family material items from the pay we earned, but can we buy the love and respect the woman deserves? No, we cannot!
My Grandmother was the matriarch of our family. A woman who raised 9 out of 11 surviving siblings. A woman who worked in a factory during the great depression, slaving as a seamstress in a sweatshop to help support her parents. A woman who our entire family ran to when a situation came up. No one ran to my Grandfather the way they did to my Grandmother. She was the rock. She was the one who could kiss a boo boo away in the middle of cooking up a lasagna made from scratch. She could cook, clean, garden, sew, can food, knit and crochet. She could chop wood, paint a house, reupholster the furniture. She could recite scripture at the blink of an eye. She could stand firm and could soothe at the same time. She was the one who could keep every family member’s issues in her personal file cabinet in her brain. She was the mediator and a great teacher. She knew who was naughty and held a firm tongue with them. A strong willed Sicilian with the warmest hug that could make a toughened criminal want to curl up inside her and bawl. Yes, a woman with a great power she was! And guess what? She was very obedient to her parents and her husband and most of all to YHWH.
Opinionated, oh yes she was! Obedient, even more so. Thus, look at the reward she received. The love and trust of all her family members. Being regarded as the highest ranked woman of an enormous Sicilian family. No one held her rank, no man of the family. Just my sweet loving Grandmother who held so much within her that came out in droves of wisdom, love and laughter. Yes indeed, she was the boss of a huge family!
We women need to understand our roles as the feminine. The rocks for our husbands. The supporters of our men. The rock for our children, their friends, our friends. The power within a soft voice to soothe the most passionate of tears. The power within a firm voice when pointing out a wrong. The stance of a woman with her fists on her hips. Oh, yes, we don’t mess with a woman in that stance. As I love to say, mess with a bull, you get the horns. The wrath of a woman scorned. We don’t need to wear short skirts and pile on the make up to turn the men on. We don’t need to prove ourselves stronger than the next. We don’t need to do the man’s job. Really think about it. A man would jump in front of a bullet or a car to save his woman. Would we do that for our man? We think we would, but would we really do it? Or would we freeze and watch it all happen feeling helpless? A man would fight all elements to save someone. Would most women? (Not saying that many wouldn’t) We would tend to be the ones sitting and waiting by the phone while the men are out in harsh conditions. Why? Because the man’s job is to protect the woman and the woman’s job is to protect the children. Neither one’s job is more important than the others in these situations. Both are needed. As a woman would most likely give her life to protect her child, as would a man, a man would most likely give his life not only to protect his wife, but also his mother, his child and his brother etc. For a woman can re marry and give birth again, while a man cannot. Hmm. See the difference in roles here? Yet we want to rebel and take on the job of men. We are not the weaker vessel, we are the needed vessel. So why do we rebel against our natural laws written within us?
We women need to realize the greatest gift we hold is that of carrying child. Giving life from our cells to theirs. Being a home from conception through entrance to this world. We must realize how great a gift it is to be a house for our children. A house with protective walls, that feeds and nourishes and prepares our defenseless wee ones for the world they must enter in. To then be the creator of the living environment they will grow up in. We women are busy busy creatures with much responsibility. We are the entrusted, we are the nurturers, we are the caregivers, the secret holders, the cushions and pillows. We are the foundation on which humanity is dependent upon. For without the female, humanity would not increase. When YHWH created us as a helpmeet to the man, He gave us a great amount of control. We are not less than man, we are equal to man. Difference being, our form of strength is different from man’s. A wonderful balance to keep the wheels running smoothly.
Do we understand what a blessing it is to be a helpmeet? A handmaiden? Obedience is not slavery, it is a merging of actions between man and woman so things can run efficiently. A man must also be obedient to his wife. Yet, society has twisted the male and female roles. Corrupting the views of society towards liberation. The downward spiral. Liberation has caused a calm tongue to be a loud and rebellious one. It has created a twisting of natural laws and ordinances. It causes sneers from strangers upon hearing a woman ask something of her husband. (“What are you asking him for, you are independent from him.”) Taking the two become one into two stay two until the divorce proceedings begin. Yes, I tend to become a bit opinionated as I have lived both. The rebellious and the trying to be obedient. (Emphasis on still trying)
1 Peter 3:4
But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornameint of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of YHWH of great price.
— obey·er noun
a : an act or instance of obeying
b : the quality or state of being obedient
: a sphere of jurisdiction; especially : an ecclesiastical or sometimes secular dominion
Sadly this word has been taken as a bad term. A 4 letter word that stirs anger within. Ah, the deceiver of souls has again tricked humanity. Yet, what does YHWH ask of His servants? That we obey Him.
While we all rebel against the Word of YHWH, we really are rebelling against ourselves. The jurisdiction of YHWH is in place for a reason. It’s laws are a guidance for society to run smoothly. It appears that subconsciously, humanity has been seduced into believing that being submissive to another is based on slavery and humility. That obeying is belittling. Quite the contrary. Being obedient in all things creates amazing outcomes. From pleasing a spouse, a boss, a parent to flourishing in all tasks taken on. A wonderful quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson goes to say “Obedience alone gives the right to command.” And a very good statement on obedience given by Jean-Jacques Rousseau reads on as “The strongest is never strong enough to be always the master, unless he transforms strength into right, and obedience into duty“.
They get it! It is a blessing. Yet we women have been taught that obedience to our husbands, a man, the opposite sex is somehow a weakness. Well, what does YHWH say about this?
If it do evil in my sight, that it obey not my voice, then I will repent of the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them.
Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?
WOW! Did you read that?
If we as women would adhere to the natural laws we were given to follow, we’d realize that we are a most valued species. As my husband likes to say, If a Mom scolds a soldier, she has more authority than his superiors. No one has more authority over man than a Mother except for YHWH. Therefore, if we, as women, thrive to be obedient to YHWH and to our husbands, we will see the value of obedience. Harvesting the rewards of our fruitfulness. Let us not be swayed by a society based on divisions. Let us stand together in a firm stance of what a woman truly is and teach our children the value of humanity. Male and female alike. For as many women thrive to be a Proverbs 31 woman, let it be known that if you make your husband happy, he will thrive to make you happy, thus being obedient to each other. Being obedient to YHWH blesses your house. I’d say being obedient is a wonderful thing…if only we can wipe off the dirt of rebellion within our lives. Let us give wisdom to our children so they may not be swept away by the grips of a losing society. It is in our hands women! Let our army march forward with the sword of truth!