Being The Women God Wants Us To Be
This past weekend I was invited to a Titus 2 Women's Workshop. Wow, I learned so much... I have read Titus 2:3-5 several times & I tell you, when a wonderful women of God (Joanne Frank) unpacks the word of Titus 2, through God's word, it is amazing!
So what I'm going to do is, for the next several Tuesdays, I'm going to share some of the "meat & potatoes" with you that was shared with me.
The study of Titus 2 is a ministry reaching out to all women in order to abide by the admonition of Titus 2:3-5: "that the older women teach, train, and encourage the younger women to be sound minded, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be pure and kind, keepers of the home and submissive to their own husbands so that the Word of God is not blasphemed."
The heart of Titus 2 is the desire and passion in "strengthening and saving marriages one wife at a time."
The first step we must choose to forgive, "Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you."
CHOOSE to forgive-as an act of your will, in obedience to God's word. Be very specific about the offense you are willing to forgive-part of the healing process is in letting go of specific offenses.
ASK the Father's forgiveness for that person-following Jesus' example on the cross-"Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do."
CHOOSE to forgive Father God for allowing these hurtful wounds to come into your life-not because God did anything wrong, but because YOU need to let go of any resentment you may hold towards the Father.
ASK the Lord to forgive YOU for your unforgiveness, any bitterness, anger, resentment, unrighteous thinking, words, or actions that were you wrong response to the offense.
ASK the Lord to remove any leftovers-wrong thinking or feelings-He will wash you white as snow.
ASK Him to replace the empty place with His love, mercy, and grace. Ask Him to heal the wounds in your soul.
PRAY with compassion for the one who hurt you. Ask the Lord to bless him/her in every way possible in every aspect of their lives.
Till next Tuesday, through Christ. "The walk as a follower of Jesus Christ is not hard: it is impossible in our own strength!
God is sufficient and makes us sufficient for all things. 2 Cor. 4:7