Surrender is a key ingredient in femininity
While reading my Woman's Study Bible I read the following topical note:
"Surrender is a key ingredient in femininity. As a bride, a woman in marriage surrenders her independence, her name, her destiny, her will, and ultimately, in the marriage chamber, her body, to the bride groom. As a mother, she surrenders in a very real sense her life for the life of the child. As a single woman, she surrenders herself in a unique way for service to her Lord and for service to family and community.
Femininity receives. It takes what God gives. In other words, women are to receive the given as MAry did ( Luke 1:38), not to insist upon the not-given, as Eve did ( Gen. 3:1-6).
The challenge of biblical femininity for you is to be a woman, holy through and through, asking for nothing but what God wants to give you, receiving with both hands and with all your heart whatever that is."
I find surrendering to be extremely hard having grown up in a era that promoted the idea that women should strive to be equal and that our needs were more important than the needs of others. In my soul I know that unselfish giving ,even unto death, is what God requires of me and every woman but my sinful nature like Eve's wants things that God has chosen to not give me . We always want that which we don't have, the grass is always greener etc.....
ShoutTotheLord, Rapture Ready 55 Comments
[7/12/2006 12:00:00 AM]
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