I grew up in a wonderful home. My parents made Jesus Christ the Lord of their lives the year I was born. They were what some might say, “Radically Saved.” They were on fire for God, and we were at every church event, and my parents attended weekly Bible Study. They became foster parents, and they wanted to tell others about God. It wasn’t long and they decided to go serve God as missionaries in Arizona with Native American Peoples. They lived by faith, and they taught my sisters and I that God’s Word is true and it held all the answers for life inside it.
I believed that with all my heart at a very young age. I told God that I wanted to live for Him and serve Him all my days when I was very young. I struggled to learn to read my own Bible. But I loved listening to the sermons, Sunday school teachers, children’s ministers, and evangelists. I can’t actually remember a time when I didn’t want to learn about God, His Word, His ways, and to obey Him.
So, when I began homeschooling my children, and we began studying the Bible and learning about how to live like Jesus, I desired to do just that. Be like Jesus.
In the beginning of my marriage and parenting years living like Jesus meant studying the life of Christ and the teachings of Paul. It meant exhibiting the fruit of the spirit, and sharing the love of God with others. Passages that spoke to me, and challenged me were mostly found in the New Testament.
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.‘ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:37-39
Here are a few passages that really hit me at this point in my life. I wanted to be like Christ in every way. It would be a couple more years before I understood that the foundation of scripture was really at the beginning of the Bible. But what I have learned over the years is that I still want to be like my Messiah. That Jesus, whom I now call, Yeshua, is still the example that I want to follow.
When I think of all the things I want to do and be, at the core of my daily life the most important thing to me is to please my Creator and Redeemer.
If you are starting to learn about Yehovah’s feasts, If you just realized that Sabbath is on Saturday and we should keep it set aside and rest in it each week, If you just realized that God’s food laws in Leviticus was written to all His children, If you have just begun to really understand that God created you and He sent His son to redeem you…then you are at just the right place to celebrate every day in Him!
I had to realize that living a set apart life begins by taking life one day at a time. When I wake up each morning, before I even get out of bed, I speak to my Heavenly Father. I thank Him that I have woken up to a new day. I ask Him to bless me as I do my very best to serve Him by serving my husband, children, and anyone else that comes along my path this day. I quietly think through my plans for the day, and I ask Him to bless them and prosper them. Then I get out of bed.
This is a big step. I can’t lay in bed all day. I can’t sit on the couch all day. I have to form a plan and then I have to get moving. A daughter of the Most High King, has responsibilities. I have a husband to “help.” I have children to teach and train. I have meals to make. I have a home to maintain. I have many other responsibilities. So, I have to get my mind set and my body moving.
There are days when I move slower than others. There are days when I don’t get anything on my to do list done, and instead have to deal with a whole different task. The way I keep my mind focused on what is most important, is I remember that I am here to serve God not man. It’s true most of the tasks I accomplish are for other people, but they are not and should not be the only reason I do what ever it is I do. I must first place my focus on Yehovah and His Kingdom.
When I had six kids under six, I would often feel so overwhelmed I was unable to get anything done. I would instead escape in a book. I would sit around reading books for pleasure for hours a day, and then I would rush around like a crazy person to get the house in order before my husband got home from work. I would rush through their school lessons, or other tasks. Because I would rather escape my responsibilities, and live in a fantasy world that I found in a book. They were good books, they were Christian Historical Novels after all. They even had Bible verses in them and everything. But these books, just like many other things, social media, video games, pinterest, television shows, podcasts, teachings, etc. were an escape from reality. They kept me from the work that God had given me to do.
I was called for more than that. I had a Biblical Calling. The calling of being a Godly wife and Mother. I had to realize if I really wanted to be all that God created me to be, I had to let go of distractions and focus on His work. I couldn’t let it overwhelm me. I had to get busy doing the work right in front of me.
Paying bills, potty training, meal planning, organizing clothes, planting a garden, washing dishes, and so much more.
A Godly Woman realizes her day to day life is all about what is right there inside her home.
Start your day focusing on Yehovah, and then reminding yourself who He created you to be and what He has called you to do:
Woman of God…
You are called to be a helpmate, you are called to influence other women, you are called to serve your family.
Biblically Speaking you must start with your heart. You must realize your High Calling and Own it before you can even begin to apply any other scripture to your life.