Saturday, April 18, 2009

Sober-Minded Women



Discontentment and lack of joy.

This is how Satan tries to sneak into each and everyone of our lives.

If we are not wise, we allow him to enter...

by NOT taking every thought captive.

By purposefully not taking every thought captive, we allow him to take us captive and we become hostage to his whims--his destructiveness.

We might not know we are doing it. But little by little, we tear down our homes, our families and our marriages with sins such as...

haughty looks, disapproving glances, critical and sarcastic speech, harsh tones, anger, discontentment, cold-heartedness, and a dominating spirit--this list is obviously not exhaustive.

Let me assure you ladies, that women of God WILL be targeted. There is alot at stake. The first person ever in the Bible to be a targeted by Satan himself was the first woman on earth.....Eve.

We cannot raise godly seed, build nations, and transform culture if we are fixated on ourselves with a Jezebelian-like spirit. Satan will attempt to steal our marriage, children and homes if we allow him (and our flesh) to. He wants us distracted, for little foxes destroy the vineyard ( Song of Soloman 2:15).

"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." John 10:10-11

With that in mind, I urge you to think sober-mindedly. To go about your day in joyful peace knowing the Lord is triumphant, but also with your sword of the spirit intact as you remember that we are waging a daily spiritual battle as long as we are here on earth. As I shared with my children the other day----every moment we are either doing the work of God or the work of the devil, which one will you do?

My prayer is that we will have spines of steel, steadfast determination and the wisdom of God as we recognize and destroy Satan's work at first sight. Are we not the keepers of our homes whom guard it from all evil?

Then it must begin with us first.

"That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed." Titus 2:4-5


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17 comments:

  1. Excellent post! I also wanted to tell you that your blog design and new header look so pretty!

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  2. Thank you, Lisa! Now onto the journey of creating (or attempting) a blog button!

    Many blessings..

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  3. Thank you so much for this post! I'm newly married, so its important for me to have reminders like this everyday. Thank you!
    Courtney

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  4. Thank you for this - it is very encouraging.

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  5. Very, very good thoughts. So true. We must be on guard.

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  6. Hi, I've been reading your blog for a couple weeks now, and really enjoy it! This particular post points out the very real spiritual warfare we face every moment. Andrew Wommack, www.awmi.net, is sharing this through his Gospel Truth television shows right now on The Believer's Authority. You can access them through his website also. Thought you might enjoy his insight. Blessings to you and thank you for your encouraging and beautiful posts. Lori

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  7. Very good post, so true. I really like your new header too It is very pretty!!

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  8. As I was driving home today from a day of shopping, the Lord brought the very words of "taking every thought captive" to my mind and heart. I was so happy to read your blog and realize God directed my heart in the same way today. Thanks so much for this challenging post. I appreciate your words of wisdom.

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  9. I needed to hear this today. Thank you for an excellent and encouraging post.

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  10. "haughty looks, disapproving glances, critical and sarcastic speech, harsh tones, anger, discontentment, cold-heartedness, and a dominating spirit--this list is obviously not exhaustive."

    This spoke volumes! We do these things without even thinking about it. I have a "look" I give my kids when they are bordering on naughty...it is disapproving and critical. I am convicted to change my tactic. Thank you for this post.

    Love your new blog look.

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  11. I really needed to hear this today. It has started my day off where it needs to be. Thank you.

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  12. Thankyou for this! Today was a day that I needed to be reminded.
    Bless you
    Claire

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  13. Thank you for this post I needed to be reminded.

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  14. June,
    Once again you have encouraged us to live a Holy life before the Lord.Thank you for the timely thoughts.

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  15. How do you come-up with such elegant, godly, and timely posts?

    This post is so true, and yet I think many of us women get into our "daily routine," and forgot what God has called us to do. It's always good just to stop and meditate and remember God's calling for godly women.

    Thanks again for such an excellent post on womanhood.

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  16. I need prayer in this area.
    Only seeing the down side of things right now.

    thanks
    barbara jean

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  17. Dear Mrs. Fuentes, It does not matter how long ago this blog was posted, I am very encouraged by this article that I received well. Please contact me as I'd like to learn to be sober-minded and wise woman of God. A woman with joy and spine of steel and with the faith that moves many mountains, all to His glory. Amen. Be blessed. Love in Christ, Lucy
    email: dolcefiore2011@gmail.com

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