Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Titus 2:3-5 Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the Word of God will not be dishonored.

You may or may not consider yourself an "older woman" but it is our responsibility to teach and encourage those who are younger in years or younger in faith.

Shortly after my family and I began attending Pontiac Bible Church (www.pontiacbible.org), I was looking for ways to meet other women. There was an upcoming Bible study called "Apples of Gold" and I signed up in hopes to make some friends. It ended up being more than just a Bible study, but a group of older women willing to mentor younger women in their faith. Oh, how I received so much more than fellowship! The heart-felt teaching and love that was shown to me, changed my heart and my life.

Because of this change, now God prompts me to teach and encourage those who are younger than me. I don't really consider myself an "older woman" but I am older than some and I am willing to allow God to use me to encourage younger people in their faith.

What are you doing to lead or set an example for those younger than you? This may be a great time to ask God how you can be a part of teaching what is good!

Have a great day

Living fearlessly in Christ

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