Friday, January 4, 2008
We're Always Teaching
Have you ever noticed that we, as Christian women, are always teaching?
We teach often times without a word. Our actions speak quite loudly for us. What are your actions speaking to the multitudes today?
I've witnessed bad teaching....women who roll their eyes at their husbands when asked to do something. Women who treat their children as if they were burdens.
We teach when we choose others or things first over our families.
We teach when we wear that immodest outfit that screams for attention.
We teach when we turn our eyes away from a need and ignore it.
We teach in our silence when we don't stand up for what is right.
We teach how to handle anger through our example.
We don't have to call out a four point bulletin and invite everyone to our own private class. People learn from watching whether we like it or not.
So what are you teaching to the world today?
And just what are you passing down to the next generation?
I have learned so much by watching godly women. A gentle and quiet spirit stands out in the crowd much more beautiful than a woman who tries to bring attention to herself in a loud outfit or spirit. A self governed spirit brings due respect while the one lacking control brings just the opposite along with utter distaste. A servant's heart refreshes those around them and teaches the greatest sermon on humility.
How beautiful it is when I see a wife submitting to her husband respectfully and quickly. How ugly it is when the wife disregards or mocks him. No one will say a word of course, for it is politically incorrect to point these things out publicly. You see, it is her mother who should have taught her about such things. And if her mother was unavailable to do so, the woman should do all that she can to teach herself. No one ever plateaus in the learning of biblical womanhood and if they do that is a warning sign---and a dangerous one!
So think clearly today of what your actions will teach---and remember that all eyes are on you!