Saturday, January 24, 2009
Pioneering Biblical Femininity in a Post Christian Culture
We are currently living in a post Christian culture.
With that in mind, we need to understand that the of model biblical femininity-more than every before in history--needs to be resurrected, revived and restored.
We may feel that examples of true biblical femininity are virtually non existent but it is the privilege of our generation to purposefully and deliberately pioneer and bestow this example on the world around us.
We must lead the way for millions of young and older Christian women who need to see the example of what a godly woman looks like, understanding that many generations will be impacted by our firm decision to be steadfast in God's calling to be such. We cannot shrink back, we cannot be ashamed, we cannot be fearful....for this is the battleground and we will not be an army that retreats but we will defend the Truth and advance for His kingdom.
I believe much of our battle begins as we allow the seductive lies of feminism to dance around and tempt our mind and spirit. A Christian woman needs to be reminded to look at the world through the Bible and not look at the Bible from the worlds point of view. Compromise can never be an option for too much is at stake.
The Botkin sisters express their thoughts on this very important matter...
"Feminism has been around since the garden of Eden...four hundred years ago women were building America, now they are tearing it down. If you were to ask me now what I would attribute the singular weakness and growing apostasy of America I might say 'to the selfishness and pettiness of their women'....
Feminists claimed that they would go down in history as heroines, but in the end, the only thing feminists will go down in history for is breaking up families, tearing down homes and contributing to the mud-slid of cultural disintegration..."
They go on to describe the modern day woman compared to the virtuous women of the past who sacrificed to build our country:
"They are the complete opposite of the virtuous woman,
When they were strong, now they are weak.
Where they used to be models of sturdy virtue,
Now they are examples of flimsy immodesty.
When they used to understand the importance of children and selflessly sacrifice for them,
Now they murder them in the womb as a testament to their own selfishness.
And a a result of this---our nation is perishing."
Indeed, our nation is perishing.
That is why there must be a call back to biblical femininity. We have abandoned our posts-- our husbands, our children our homes. If not in a physical state, then we have done it emotionally and have detached ourselves from all that God has rendered to us as a high calling... all because we have believed the lies.
We must choose today to take back what has been stolen from us--
to replace the lies with the Truth,
to rebuild our marriages,
to take back our children,
to restore our homes ,
to renew a nation that desperately needs godly womanhood
to reform the culture around us
for as we do so,
we are ultimately...
reviving and reconciling a dying and lost world to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
And the impact of that thought alone---renders me speechless.