Someday, maybe I'll tell you about them. Like the time.. I was speaking at church.... and my husband introduced me.. and my skirt almost fell off as I walked to the front.. I was ONE SNAP AWAY FROM utter humiliation.. . I am a klutz! AFTER... when it's over.. then it's funny. Except that..well, sometimes they STAY embarrassing forever...Like the time I was invited to speak at a church's women's conference.. and I congratulated the pastor's wife in front of nine hundred women - for being pregnant... except....she wasn't pregnant.. she had gained a lot of weight since I'd last seen her. I feel SO bad that I embarrassed her.
So yes.. I've made my share of mistakes... and I'm still making them. However, I do love the Lord. And though my imperfection is clear.. His love for me is clearer...
Furthermore, while we've been wringing our hands over the demise of the family... even in The Church...He reminded me that HIS SIMPLE PLAN - HIS SIMPLE AND VASTLY IGNORED AND OVERLOOKED PLAN...
to protect the Family is that OLDER WOMEN WOULD LOVE AND TEACH THE YOUNGER.
We have not fully grasped that simple truth.
Many "Mrs.Olders" have abdicated our call from God. Maybe because we don't feel qualified. Maybe because no one wants to listen. MAYBE BECAUSE WE'VE become a society that requires "experts" to teach us.
But obedience is doing what I'm supposed to do simply because I'm supposed to do it. And so..for me..... it came down to a simple act of obeying God - OBEYING EVERY SCRIPTURE. I am obeying God. Not just by writing a blog. But by taking seriously my CALL from God to love younger women and teach them some simple things I know now.. Like..
-some things you think are no big deal - like words you say or don't say - can end up being the big deal that does you in.
And some things are worth fighting FOR but most things are not worth fighting OVER.
"God doesn't call the qualified. He qualifies the called."I feel called...to be obedient.
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