Feminine Power and Courage by Valerie Cheers Brown

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Feminine Power and Courage

Foreword

I would like to say thank you to the Evangelist Ministers, Carol Russell and Patricia McCarty at my church, New Northside Missionary Baptist in Saint Louis, Missouri.  I would also like to say thank you to my very long time friend, Evangelist Robynne Moore, who has inspired me and lifted my spirits, when needed a friend to talk to and pray with! To my dad and mom, whom I know, are with me every step of the way, and to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who has been with me all this incredible way, never leaving nor forsaking and leading me towards achievement and success.  Thank you to my family for your patience and believing in me!

I want to say, “Thank you Lord and may you continue to be with me on this journey you have prepared for me to take with your leadership as my guidance every step of the way!”  I also want to just say, anything in life worth having will take real hard work, patience, perseverance, people being against you, lonely nights, crying and wondering…why me, who, when, etc.?

God gives you the strength to hold onto His every word and guidance. 

UNDERSTANDING OF HOW GOD USED WOMEN IN HIS PLAN FOR MANKIND

Proverbs 11:16 A gracious woman gets honor, and violent men get riches.

This book will research an understanding of how God used women and interpretation in his plan for mankind. From my journey, women are misunderstood, even amongst ourselves.  It will start out with the portrait of Eve, the first African American woman.

When we create, we produce, bring into being, construct, discover, shape, and design.   The “first is a milestone for women of color.  It is no secret that women of color have been the first in many areas.  We have reigned throughout history as the first woman to do many things in God’s creative world.  The creation of Eve, the first woman of color, came forth on the 6th day of creation.  Today, women of color have the authority to be creative any day of the week.

Now, according to the Bible, women are supposed to be a helpmate to man.  Word History according to the Free Dictionary.com: The existence of the synonyms helpmeet and helpmate is the result of an error compounded. God’s promise to Adam in Genesis 2:18, as rendered in the King James Version of the Bible (1611), were to give him “a help [helper] meet [fit or suitable] for him.” The poet John Dryden’s 1673 use of the phrase “help-meet for man,” with a hyphen between help and meet, was one step on the way toward the establishment of the phrase “help meet” as an independent word. Another was the use of “help meet” without “for man” to mean a suitable helper, usually a spouse, as Eve had been to Adam. Despite such usages, helpmeet was not usually thought of as a word in its own right until the 19th century. Nonetheless, the phrase “help meet” probably played a role in the creation of helpmate, from help and mate, first recorded in 1715.  n. A helper and companion, especially a spouse.

God made Eve as stated above as a helpmate to Adam.  We find Eve in the first chapters of Genesis demonstrating the importance of men and women complementing one another, supporting one another, and empowering one another, when women of color first develop relationships, whether intimate, professional, familial, or social, we must first identify the importance of embracing and empowering one another.  We should affirm the importance of being helpmates.  From a biblical stance of women helping women, women helping men, women helping children, women helping others who may or may not be like them.

The womanist Eve is constantly challenged to listen and hear God when God speaks to her.  When we fail to hear God’s voice, we move in the wrong direction and we commit sin.    In the Eve story God posed the question, “Where are you?”  The question “Where are we in our relationship to God?”   It should be ever before us.

Women of color resonate with many colors.  Some of us are black, some us are brown, some of us are pecan, and some of us are chocolate or beige.  Some of us are tall, short, skinny, have long hair, braided hair, or no hair.  Some of us are married, some single, some educated, and some uneducated. It does not matter where we are, we all know the story of Eve.  We know that God has created us in His image.  But…..what is most important….women are women and no matter what the race, color, creed, etc. we need to empower each other!

The Lord’s Development of Man: Men and Women

What is the objective of lady according to the Bible?  For our primary knowing we must come the starting of the Scriptures to see the Lord’s development of man and woman.  Genesis 1:26-27 says, “And God said, Let us make man in His own image; in the picture of God He designed him; male and female He designed them.”  There are two different Spanish verbs used in enhancing man: “make” and “created.”  First God said, “Let us make man,” Then the Scriptures carries on, “And God designed man.”  The phrase “created” was used when woman was engaged.  “And God designed man in His own image; in the picture of God He designed Him; male and female He designed them.” When God designed man, He designed them male and female.

Sisters, we need to know that in the vision of God, it requires men and women together to write it known as “man.” When God designed man, He did not just make one man. He designed you and the feminine, and together they were known as “man.” These passages display us that by ourselves we are not finish. If a sibling is by himself he is not finish, and if a sis is by herself she is not finish. The only exclusions are with a unique agreement and contacting under the lord’s heavenly govt. In idea, God always looks at two as one device. When God recognizes a sibling, He instantly and instantly recognizes the brother’s spouse. When God recognizes a sis, He also recognizes the sister’s spouse. Because of this a sibling can never say, “I am existing, but my spouse is beaten,” or, “My spouse is existing, but I am beaten.” This type of discussing isn’t healthier, because from the lord’s viewpoint there is no such factor. God only recognizes one device, created up of male and feminine. If one 50 percent of it is existing, the other 50 percent is also existing. If one 50 percent is beaten, the other is also beaten. This is not according to our idea. We do not usually know that this type of unity prevails between a spouse and a spouse. But God recognizes this unity definitely and absolutely. The married couple is inseparably and absolutely one in The Lord’s vision. When we have such a higher knowing, we will know that a sis alone is not finish in herself.

Motherhood

The job of becoming a mom is difficult and it is different in the methods that issue and in the methods that do not.  It can cause you to experience as highly effective as the sea and as ineffective as a fleck of mud, sometimes in the same time.  To be a mom is to be known as a greater objective, whether you are prepared for that greater objective or not.  This is right and excellent.  We have all come from something good, bad, or indifferent and as a mom and father ourselves, we see how ineffective our problems, the things of sitcoms.

Our new worries—tidal surf loaded with wishes.  Don’t let my child take ill.  Don’t let my son fall short him.  Don’t let my little develop afraid.  Don’t let any damage come, in any type, on my watch.

The Scriptures is obvious about the value of kids. God liked them, and we are instructed to really like them, to carry them up in the develop of the Master. We are to mimic God and take satisfaction in our kids.

Live the gospel in the aspects that no one identifies. Bargain for your children in places that only they will know about. Put their value before yours. Create them up in the clean air of gospel living. Your declaration to the gospel in the little details of your way of lifestyle is more useful to them than you can think about. If you tell them the gospel, but remain to yourself, they will never believe it. Offer your way of lifestyle for theirs every day, enjoyably. Lay down pettiness. Lay down fussiness. Lay down anger about the dishes, about the cleaning washing laundry, about how no one knows how much you execute.

Stop having to yourself and adhere to the cross. There is more joy and more ways of lifestyle and more fun on the other aspect of deaths than you can probably carry alone.

Jewish females patiently waited for a deliverer. They hungered to be the mom of the Messiah. They carried kids in the wish of a deliverer. They brought up, nurtured, trained, and protected their kids in expectation. Anticipation of solution. Expect a success. Trust in God’s guarantees.

And so many decades later — here we are, doing many of the same little projects. Painful systems increasing new lifestyle. Medical infants getting us through the night time. Youngsters with little needs. Lips to nourish, over and over. Surfaces to fresh, outfits to usually, actual needs to fulfill.

But we are in a different position in this tale. We are not mothering in wish any longer. We are mothering in success. We are not maintaining kids to obvious an area for increasing, we are maintaining kids to perform the collect.

It can be so possible for us to get captured up in information of mothering. The facts of missing Sippy cup covers, and watercolor problems. The challenging performs of maintaining the refrigerator complete, and the washing laundry vacant. The fear over secondary university qualities and grants. The perform of attachment individuals in and out of our vehicles, investing the times in information, and failing to remember to see what the big tale is.

The forfeit we create every day are not created in a dropping fight. They are the forfeit of the successful. They are the price of a successful war.

God does not discuss our expressive perspective of becoming a mother. While he pleasures in kids, he does not talk of them in some pretty picture capture type of a way. He analyzes them, not to small fairies, or dewy blossoms, but to arrows. To weaponry in the side of a great man.

God does not tell us to wish the advantage of kids because their pleasant comments will create our homes experience comfortable. He informs us to wish kids who will deal with the attacker in the checkpoint.

It is organic and excellent that we pleasure in the little factors with our kids. God did not control moms to pleasure over shoulder cavities and the fragrance of a new child’s go. He did not tell us to grin over them while they rest, or to really like the way they look in footie sleepwear. He did not tell us these factors, because He did not have to. That is the organic really like of a mom for her kids.

But the really like that we need, the pointers we need, is to really like them, not for our own benefit, but for what God is doing through them. We need a paranormal really like. We need to believe in the success, to mom in trustworthy assurance.

“Out of the mouths of girls and suckling’s hast thou ordained durability because of thine opponents? That thou mightiest still the attacker and the avenger” (Psalm 8:2).

These mouths we are providing — these are the mouths that God has ordained to use to quiet the attacker.

The success is ours, because the Messiah is ours.

If I had to choose one term to explain becoming a mother, I think that term would be “transforming.”

The periods of an active mom are created up of an incredible number of changes. Unclean children become fresh, the starving kid fed, the exhausted kid resting. Almost every process a mom functions in the course of a regular day could be regarded a modification. Problem to purchase, dirty outfits to fresh, disappointed children to relaxing, vacant refrigerator to complete. Every day we battle against disorder, dirt, hunger, and lawlessness, and some periods we might almost be successful. And then, while we rest, everything unravels and we begin again in the morning — changing.

Days of these little periods add up and instantly you see a big modification. A medical baby has become a boy on a motorcycle, a kid push has expanded into a child, and children have been modified into friends and family.

Then there is the type of changes that we do — not because we perform at it, but because we were designed to do it. You eat your lunchtime, and your system converts it into nutrition for a kid. Getting something too big for an baby, and still discovering a way to feed them with it — with the objective of increasing them up to do it themselves.

Pregnancy and medical are only a little sector of a kid’s lifestyle though — and this pattern is clearly not only an actual one. It is the religious pattern of meals that is so much more essential, and so much less discussed. Religious mothering is a continuous pattern of nutrition — both actual and religious.

In the same way we take the meals we eat and create it into something the kid can eat (and our systems basically do this without us willing them to), so we take what we believe about God and the gospel and believe in and lifestyle, and we use it in the locations that seem too little for it.

Imagine yourself in your kitchen trying to create supper for a number of little children who are exhausted and should have consumed 30 minutes ago. Suppose factors are going incorrect beyond that — maybe you are out of something you believed you had, children are fussing with one another, and maybe your smallest is still at the age where they come take a place on you and take on your pants leg. Bonuses if you are dressed in maternity trousers and this little individual is actually able of taking your trousers down. You are hot, you are exhausted, and you are sick and tired of it.

This is no here we are at a gospel demonstration. There is not time. There is not anyone to cause the conversation around the sensed panel, because you are still struggling to determine supper. This is not a here we are at a gospel demonstration because it is a here we are at gospel program. This is a chance to take the elegance that God has prolonged to you, and feed your children with it. Implement what you believe about God’s whim and goodness and lengthy struggling towards us, and add it out to them — in a type they can believe in. Anxiety like this is just like a kid weeping for a container — only what they need is religious dairy products. They need you to feed them, not with a session, but with program.

Mothering is a job that is complete of challenging minutes. Baby diapers strike out in shops when you have too much in your trolley to just stroll out. Unexpected carsickness can keep you drawn over on the aspect of the street thinking just how much can be done with 50 percent a bag of wet baby wipes. You need to take what you believe and use it to these challenging minutes. Do the Scriptures educate us that God is embarrassed by our frailty? That he does not want to bring our burdens? That he does not have the energy to cope with us?

The great information is you do not need to have been through some top level woman’s coaching camping to create use of the gospel in your lifestyle. You need to believe. Trust God, give thanks. Have an excellent laugh. Believe — and that will feed your children. Relax in God, and your children will understand to. Increase God’s goodness to you, to them. Absolve them the way God forgave you. You have everything you need to emotionally feed your children, because you have Jesus.

The gospel is not just something to discuss Weekend morning while you are in fresh outfits and the children are looking organized. It is not restricted to silent periods and indicative emotions. It is something to create use of while you are in a challenging place in the returning of the car trying to belt a kid up who is enjoying the kazoo and needs their nasal area cleaned.

God is not above these minutes. He is educating us, and major us, and improving us, in them. He wants to see our belief in an activity. He wants to see us providing our children with the elegance that he has given to us.

Of course, this aspect of paradise we will not do completely. Severe terms will be verbal, tolerance will use slim. Anxious moms will act stressed out. And when this happens, our own sinfulness does not take away from the energy of the gospel, it demonstrates why we need it. Do not use your own errors as a reason to wallow about what a bad mom you are. Feel sorry, search for absolution, get it right, and shift on. Believe. Be pardoned. Increase that absolution, that perception, that joy, to your children.

As you go about your everyday changes, set your center on the fact. Simulate the gospel in what you do. Carry serenity, bring purchase, bring joy, and bring fun. Take it because it was taken to you. Give, because it was given to you. The gospel is not too big to fit into little circumstances and it is too big not to.

Genesis 2:18 explains in details how over came into existence: “And Jehovah God said, it is not excellent for the man to be alone; I will create him a helper as his edition.” A spouse should understand to talk with her beloved spouse in this way. “It is not excellent for you to be alone.” This concept is missing in contemporary lifestyle. In contemporary lifestyle and community, a spouse is expected to be having difficulties for her “rights” as a female. There is no perspective or knowing that man is alone and needs an edition. But what does God say? “It is not excellent for man to be alone. I will create him a helper as his edition.” When the Master talks of woman, He talks of her as a helper. This implies that a sister’s lifestyle is with a particular objective. A man might be able to come into lifestyle in an apparently unique way, as if he was created without an objective. But a female can never come into lifestyle this way. Why? Because man was generally developed, but woman came into lifestyle with a particular objective in perspective.

Genesis 2:19-20 says, “And Jehovah God established from the floor every animal of the area and every fowl of paradise, and introduced them to the man to see what he would contact them; and whatever the man known as any residing animal, that was its name. And the man provided titles to all livestock and to the parrots of paradise and to every animal of the area, but for Adam there was not discovered a helper as his edition.” God introduced all the animals to Adam, but Adam did not discover a helper. In other terms, there was a type of “dating” going on here. God was generally informing Adam, “Pick up one of these animals as your spouse. Would you like to get married to a lion? Would you like to get married to a dog?” And Adam was so amazing that he was able to name all of these animals. But gradually he said, “Not one of these animals suits me. Not one of them can become my spouse.” Adam was just not able to discover any animal who could meet his need.

After Adam known as all of the animals, and noticed that none of them printed him, the Scriptures carries on the story: “And Jehovah God triggered an in-depth rest to drop upon the man, and he slept; and He took one of his rib cages and shut up the skin in its position. And Jehovah God developed the rib, which He had taken from the man, into a female and introduced her to the man” (Gen. 2:21-22). Although this tale seems so simple, it is actually an actual image of what occurred due to the Lord’s loss of life. In Genesis, Adam slept; on the combination, the Master “slept.” As he rested, Adam’s part was opened; while the Master was on the combination, His part was pierced (John 19:34). Jehovah God took something out of Adam, one of His rib cages, and used it to develop a female. And in like way something came out of our Master God, the blood vessels and the water which ran from His part, and this created the cathedral as His edition. In the same way that God recognizes a man and his spouse as one enterprise, God also recognizes God and the cathedral as one enterprise.

There are three different terms that we have to pay interest to: “made,” “created,” and “built.” “Made” represents something created from something else already existing. Man was developed out of the dirt of the floor (Gen. 2:7). He was developed not out of something valuable, but rather out of something platform and typical. However, God developed man according to His similarity. Man seems to be just like God. So on one side, man is valuable, having been developed according to the lord’s overall look. But however, man is corruptible and platform, having been developed of the dirt.

Then for God to achieve His objective with man there was the need of something developed. “Created” represents something created out of nothing. We were developed in the lord’s image, and this represents our spirit. Our individual body was developed out of the dirt, but our spirit was developed out of the lord’s breathing of lifestyle. Our developed aspect is much more valuable than the aspect of us which was developed. Furthermore, when the lord’s breathing of lifestyle came into get in touch with man’s actual individual body, a third aspect of man was created. Man became a residing spirit (Gen. 2:7). So from The lord’s development of man, we have a spirit, a spirit, and an individual body.

But when the Scriptures talks of over, it says that she was built: “And Jehovah God developed the rib, which He had taken from the man, into a female and introduced her to the man” (Gen. 2:22). For the man to be created, it was very simple. God generally established the dirt, with Himself as the design, taken in the breathing of lifestyle, and man became a residing spirit. With over, however, the issue was more complex, because over was developed out of something from Adam. The woman was developed out of something from man. Why was she built? “And Jehovah God said it is not excellent for the man to be alone; I will create him a helper as his edition.” The woman was developed to be the helper of the man.

Sisters, you need to see again that in the perspective of God, the man and over is one enterprise. Then what is the ladies place? According to the Scriptures, the ladies position is that of a helper. She is a helper to meet up with man’s need. This implies that a partner’s position is to meet up with her partner’s need. Because she is a helper to meet up with her partner’s need, her arriving into lifestyle was somewhat complex. The woman was not “made.” The woman was not “created.” The woman was “built” to meet up with the need of her spouse. This is a powerful issue. Anything that is “built” needs a strategy, which is an actual style according to a particular objective. All women were developed according to a strategy. This strategy is the man for whom she was developed.

There is a distinction between a man and a female. A man can be somewhat difficult or raw, because he was developed. But a female has to be excellent and sensitive, because she was developed. A man can be typical, because he was developed. But every woman is particular, because every woman was developed in a specific way according to a particular objective. This is why every sis is exclusive. Every sis should recognize, “I am unique. I was developed for a purpose. I was developed with an objective. I was developed to meet up with my partner’s need.” And every wedded sibling in the cathedral lifestyle should value the sis the Master has given to him. The bros should recognize, “My spouse is exclusive. On the whole globe, there is no other sis like her. She was developed to be my helper. She is exactly what I need.”

This knowing does not come with contemporary lifestyle. The contemporary believed is that woman should be equivalent with man, or even more powerful than man. To talk of the objective of a ladies lifestyle being to meet up with her partner’s need would be regarded rubbish. But according to the Scriptures, the man and over have their specific features. Between a spouse and her spouse, who is more fragile? We would all probably believe the fact that it is the spouse. But simultaneously, which one features in a higher and better capacity? Again, it is the spouse, because she was developed, and not merely developed. Anything that is developed will function more than something that is developed. Anything that was developed will be excellent and sensitive, but anything that is developed can be quite difficult and rough. The man was developed, and over was developed. This really indicates that man has no way to evaluate with woman. A sis can tell her spouse, “You were developed, but I was developed.” A sis is a sensitive, precisioned enterprise. But no issue how amazing a sis is, she must keep in mind that she was developed for one purpose: as a “helper” to her spouse. The spouse is the strategy for the sister’s lifestyle.

Man was developed with something fantastic in perspective. He was developed in the lord’s image and after the lord’s similarity for the satisfaction of the lord’s objective. But man by himself has no way to obtain such a fantastic lifestyle. Because of this, God noticed that man needs a helper. Who is the helper? All of you beloved siblings are the assistants. This type of help cannot come from something which is merely developed. This help can only come from something which is developed. Every spouse is developed with her partner’s spiritual profit and obtains in perspective. So siblings, you need to see a powerful yet simple perspective. You need to see that God never ideal for a female to be a device by herself. In the perspective of God, the wedded couple together is one enterprise. Then with this knowing, you should value who you really are: a “helper.” You were developed according to an objective. What is that purpose? To be a help to your spouse. Every spouse came into lifestyle by being developed according to her partner’s need and with his spiritual profit in perspective.

You siblings are exactly who you are expected to be. The Master is definitely pleased with you being the way you are, because He developed you in everything according to the strategy of your spouse. It is an advantage to have this knowing from the Master. This knowing will 100 % free you siblings from so much needless stress to modify yourself. Sisters often become very disappointed with self-imposed requirements. Sisters must understand that who they are in their individual is exactly who they are expected to be. Every sis is the way she is because of her partner’s needs. This contains all of her pros and cons, and all of the factors she would rather modify about herself. Sisters do not need to be someone they are not. The siblings should be at serenity with how the Master has developed them.

Sisters put a lot of stress on themselves. Very few siblings are relaxing and peaceful. A sis usually wishes to be someone different than she really is. With almost every sis there is difficult going on within her, because she is attempting to become what she is not. Sisters, you have to understand that you are not developed to be so “spiritual.” You are not developed to be someone different than you already are. You should be relaxing, because the Master developed you as you are, with the objective that you would be a help to your spouse. It is by being who you are that your spouse benefits the most profit. No spouse can ever obtain more profit or be more assisted by his spouse if she tries to become what she is not. Sisters should be relaxing, delighted, and peaceful. When you become so conscious of your restrictions, and when you want to be someone that you cannot be nor do something that you cannot do, then you should keep in mind that you were developed to be the way you are. You should recognize, “I was developed with this restriction. I was developed without this capability. The Master wants me to be exactly who I am, because that is the best way to meet up with my partner’s need.” This is why the siblings should be relaxing and delighted.

The bros should also have this knowing. When a sibling is first wedded, he may try to modify and modify his spouse. But gradually he should understand to just take her as she is, and be delighted. He should recognize, “The purpose my spouse is like this is because I need her to be this way. She was developed and developed for me. It is by being exactly who she is that she is an advantage to me from the Master.” Every spouse should appreciate his spouse centered on how she was developed. Brothers always have their ideas about what a “good wife” should be, but only the Master knows what type of helper is best for each spouse. The Master knows how to develop a spouse to meet up with her partner’s need and to provide him the most spiritual profit.

For a sis to be the best helper to her spouse, she must have a perspective concerning the lord’s government agreement. Ephesians 5:22 says, “Wives, be susceptible to your own husbands as to the Master.” This line indicates that in the lord’s government agreement the spouse and the spouse have their specific locations. It is much simpler for a sis to be susceptible to the Master than to be susceptible to her spouse. Why? Because the Master is so sacred, but her spouse is so “dusty.” However, in the lord’s sight, the siblings must understand to subject themselves to their husbands, even though they are “dusty.” Perhaps when a sis was first wedded, she believed that her spouse was developed out of silver from the New Jerusalem. Soon every sis discovers out that her spouse was developed from the dirt around the globe. But even so, she still must publish to her spouse. As we shall see, this can only be done by the entertainment of the Spirit.

The siblings must publish to their husbands, and the husbands must really like their wives. “But as the cathedral is susceptible to God, so also let the wives be susceptible to their husbands in everything. Spouses, really like your wives even as God also liked the cathedral and provided Himself up for her” (Eph. 5:24-25). The requirement upon the spouse is much simpler to meet up with than the requirement upon the spouse. The spouse must really like the spouse to the stage that God liked the cathedral and provided Himself up for her. The spouse has to understand to provide himself up for his spouse. In other terms, the spouse must reduce his character in the use of his spouse. No session is tougher for a spouse than this. If a spouse is always trying to modify his spouse, it is because he has not discovered to provide himself up for her. Many husbands do not provide up their individualities when there are disputes at house. This is because they are brief of the knowing that each spouse is the way she is because that is what is best for her spouse.

Ephesians 5:26-27 carries on, “That He might sanctify her, washing her by the washing of the water in the phrase, that He might existing the cathedral to Himself fantastic, not having identify or anti-aging or any such factors, but that she would be sacred and without pimple.” The way that the Master features in the cathedral lifestyle, washing the cathedral by the washing of the water in the phrase, is also the way the Master wants to function in each close relatives. The connection between wedded couple can be managed at its maximum stage only through the constant encounter of the washing described in this line. Once this washing stops, then the lord’s lovely agreement between the wedded couple also stops. The entertainment of washing may then be changed by doctrinal law-keeping, in which the spouse requirements distribution from his spouse and the spouse requirements really like from her spouse.

The Lord’s function in close relatives members lifestyle is according to the same concept as His function in the cathedral lifestyle. He purifies the cathedral, washing her in the water of the phrase. The water is the streaming Spirit, the heavenly lifestyle of God. The word here is the immediate, residing word which the Master talks to us. According to Ephesians 6:17, footnote 4, from the Restoration Version, the immediate word of the Lord’s discussing comes from the continuous word of the Scriptures. In other terms, both the Spirit and the Scriptures are necessary for the washing. For any close relatives to have the fact of the spouse as the go and the spouse as the helper, the washing of the water in the phrase is important. The entertainment of the Spirit with the fact in the Scriptures will carry both the spouse and the spouse into their appropriate tasks.

Ephesians 5:23 calling the Master “the Messiah of the Body.” The Master can only be the Messiah of the Body by sanctifying us and washing us through the washing of the water in the phrase. Often in our encounter we ignore that we are dropped, so we make an attempt to information our family members with our own values and ethical ideas. We sustain an overall look of serenity inherited members, but without the washing of the Spirit. If this is the situation, then an excellent aspect of the cathedral lifestyle is gone. Issues in the cathedral very often control from problems in close relatives members lifestyle. Even when both the wedded couple really like the Master, that does not actually mean that close relatives members is emotionally healthier. There must be the spiritual, joint-operation of the wedded couple according to the lord’s style. For family members to become an advantage to the cathedral there is the anxious need for the washing of the water in the phrase.

“The water in the word” is a significant utterance. Water is able to clean and to ease. In such an active, getting globe, it is possible for us to become a “dry” spouse or a “dry” spouse. We generally meet the close relatives responsibilities, but without any entertainment of the water of the phrase. It is not uncommon to reduce the lovely taste of a family-life that features in balance with the Master. Therefore we need to be everyday stored into the fact of an emotionally healthier close relative’s lifestyle by experiencing the washing of the water in the phrase. This implies have fun with the Spirit, have fun with the fact in the Scriptures, and to allow the continuous word of the Scriptures to become the immediate discussing of the Master to us.

God developed man in such an amazing way. He developed a spirit within us, by which we can get and appreciate Him as the Spirit. Yet for some purpose we are always ignoring the Spirit with respect to the close relative’s lifestyle. We need the water, which is the Spirit, for your family member’s lifestyle. When we are cleaned in the water of the phrase, then the close relative’s lifestyle will become relaxing, peaceful, and pleasant. In convert, the close relatives will become an advantage to the cathedral.

The subjection of the spouse and the really like of the spouse must take position through the Spirit. Subjection and really like that comes out of individual durability is of no value. The spouse cannot be a help to her spouse when she is attempting with her organic attempt to be susceptible to her spouse, because the factor of the Spirit is not there. The Spirit must become the most powerful factor in the lifestyle of your family. Sisters, your close relative’s member’s lifestyle, in the cathedral lifestyle, must be loaded with the perfume of the Spirit. This does not have to be complex, but it is definitely necessary. Sisters should help their husbands and one another to have a fit and powerful spirit. In your close relative’s member’s lifestyle, perhaps there can be brief but authentic wishes before consuming times. You can keep a Scriptures near your dinning desk, and study a line before and after consuming. There can be many different methods, but you should help your close relatives members stay rejuvenated in the Spirit. Then through the continuous washing and washing of the water in the phrase, your close relative’s members and the whole cathedral lifestyle will be highly endowed.

The Womanist Experience

The womanist experience resonates with me when I think about Eve: The first African American Woman.  Alice Walker’s Definition of a “Womanist” from In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens: Womanist Prose Copyright 1983.

WOMANIST
1. From womanish.  (Opp. of “girlish,” i.e. frivolous, irresponsible, not serious.)  A black feminist or feminist of color.  From the black folk expression of mothers to female children, “you acting womanish,” i.e., like a woman.  Usually referring to outrageous, audacious, courageous or willful behavior.  Wanting to know more and in greater depth than is considered “good” for one.  Interested in grown up doings.  Acting grown up.  Being grown up.  Interchangeable with another black folk expression: “You trying to be grown.”  Responsible.  In charge. Serious.
2. Also: A woman who loves other women, sexually and/or nonsexual.  Appreciates and prefers women’s culture, women’s emotional flexibility (values tears as natural counterbalance of laughter), and women’s strength.  Sometimes loves individual men, sexually and/or nonsexual.  Committed to survival and wholeness of entire people, male and female.  Not a separatist, except periodically, for health.  Traditionally a universalist, as in: “Mama, why are we brown, pink, and yellow, and our cousins are white, beige and black?” Ans. “Well, you know the colored race is just like a flower garden, with every color flower represented.”  Traditionally capable, as in: “Mama, I’m walking to Canada and I’m taking you and a bunch of other slaves with me.” Reply: “It wouldn’t be the first time.”
3. Loves music.  Loves dance.  Loves the moon. Loves the Spirit. Loves love and food and roundness.  Loves struggle. Loves the Folk.  Loves herself. Regardless.
4. Womanist is to feminist as purple is to lavender.  http://noteasybeingred.tumblr.com/post/206038114/alice-walkers-definition-of-a-womanist-from-in

The Women Of Ancient Israel

Women in ancient Israel had their position in society defined in the Hebrew Scriptures and in the interpretation of those scriptures. Their status and freedoms were severely limited by Jewish law and custom in ancient Israel:
♦  Women were restricted to roles of little or no authority.
♦ Women were confined to the homes of their fathers or husbands.
♦ Women were to be inferior to men, under the direct authority of men, their fathers before   marriage, or their husband after.
♦ Women were not allowed to testify in court trials.
♦ Women could not appear in public venues.
♦ Women could not talk to strangers.
♦ Women were required to be doubly veiled when they ventured outside of their homes.

http://www.bibleufo.com/anomwomen.htm

I would like to say thank you to the Evangelist Ministers, Carol Russell and Patricia McCarty at my church, New Northside Missionary Baptist in Saint Louis, Missouri.  I would also like to say thank you to my very long time friend, Evangelist Robynne Moore, who has inspired me and lifted my spirits, when needed a friend to talk to and pray with! To my dad and mom, whom I know, are with me every step of the way, and to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who has been with me all this incredible way, never leaving nor forsaking and leading me towards achievement and success.  Thank you to my family for your patience and believing in me! ~ Valerie J Cheers  Brown 2/10/2015

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