Graphic by Kerry Messer
This week’s subject at the LOFT. Mentors mentoring. It’s a holy calling. Perhaps mentoring looks a little different than it did a few decades ago. Perhaps we are modeling different skills than we once did. But I am hoping the values are the same.
3 Likewise, tell the older women to behave the way people leading a holy life should. They shouldn’t be slanderers or slaves to excessive drinking. They should teach what is good, 4 thus training the younger women to love their husbands and children, 5 to be self-controlled and pure, to take good care of their homes and submit to their husbands. In this way, God’s message will not be brought into disgrace. [source]
My Little Girl’s Face Book cover pic is a reflection of her mentoring, the mentoring she has received and the mentoring she gives. In a Biblical frame, which is the frame she intends, it is excellent. It reads this way: Strong women. May we know them. May we raise them. May we be them.
(She captured it from All Inspired Boutique)
Perhaps you have guessed, Little Girl has a flavoring of feminism. It’s bolder than mine. Were it not so that her strong woman covering is rooted in Scripture, I’d worry; but Little Girl has learned to own her weaknesses and to take them to the ONE in Whom there is no weakness. I hope she learned that from me. 🙂
Many women of her generation are not keepers at home; all the more reason for us to mentor them to be keepers of their homes. To help them be strong women active in their homes, even if someone else runs the vacuum and scrubs the toilet, strong godly women purpose themselves to keep their homes clean of filth. They need us older women to model how. I hope I have and I hope we all keeping doing so. Here’s how.
5 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savour.
3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
The giving of thanks.
So simple. To know strong godly women, raise strong godly women and be strong godly women we just need a thankful heart given voice with thankful words, helping hands and steady feet – this is the best filth chaser I know!