Priorities

A whole page about priorities? Yes! This is a very important subject. Let's not get our priorities out of order. We must keep in mind why God created us women ... his word tells us clearly, right? Being a helper to our husband or head is our top priority. If this part is not in order then we are lost and all else is vanity.

What does he (our head) need us to do? What are his desires for his family? How does he want us to order our days? How does he want us to teach and train his children?

Some are really getting swept away in what I call the "modern homesteading movement." If this is YOUR husband's desire for HIS family then you are doing what pleases him by learning how to garden, preserve your own food, and learning anything else that has to do with homesteading. However, if this is NOT your husband's desire but you are still pursuing it, you are out of order. If this is the case in your home, you must be careful not to go chasing after your dream, all the while plucking your house down.

My biggest desire is to help every woman who reads this to know that there is something higher. Life is a vapour. We are here today and gone tomorrow. Sourdough, gardening, canning and almost everything else on this blog is temporal and runs the risk of replacing what's most important in our lives.

Let's keep our priorities straight.

11 comments:

  1. Hi my name is Pam.

    I would like to know how you preserve your apple slices?

    Thank You

    Love Your Site/Blog

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  2. Hello Pam - thanks for stopping by! I either dehydrate or can our apples; I use an 'apple peeler/corer/slicer' to peel and slice them for canning or dehydrating. These can be found online at Amazon or sometimes at Walmart or other similar stores. I do not actually own one ... I just borrow one every year from a friend.

    I hope this information helps!

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  3. What if you don't have a husband and your father does not live at home??

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  4. That's a good question ... and I'm not 100% sure I have the answer. I am a single woman with 3 children (husband left long before I started following Christ). Before I came to SW MO I prayed for about a year that God would lead me to a place I could find help and fellowship. I also prayed that he would clearly shut doors if I was about to do something stupid - and I believe he shut several doors and stopped me from making a mistake. I believe it is best (and biblical) for a woman to have someone to submit to ... a spiritual head. If there is no father or husband, seek out a godly elder or pastor. Again, this is just my opinion ... coming from my own experiences.

    If our hearts are truly to do God's will, I believe he will direct us in the way we should go.

    God bless you!

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  5. I really don't try to do everything by myself, because I think it is important to have enough time for prayer and rest. That is why I had smaller vegetable garden this year than last year. I often pray when I work, but I think it is also very important to pray in a chamber. I think it is very important it is to walk in the spirit, to pray in the spirit, to be filled in the spirit and to pray without ceasing.


    'But you, when you mayest pray, go into your chamber, and having shut your door, pray to your father who is in secret, and thy father who is seeing in secret, shall reward thee manifestly


    Matt. 6:6


    and Martha was distracted about much serving, and having stood by him, she said, 'Sir, dost you not care that my sister left me alone to serve? say then to her, that she may partake along with me.'

    And Jesus answering said to her, 'Martha, Martha, you are anxious and disquieted about many things

    but of one thing there is need, and Mary the good part did choose, that shall not be taken away from her.'


    Luke 10:40-42

    And you, beloved, on your most holy faith building yourselves up, in the holy spirit praying


    Jude 1:20


    Pray without ceasing. 1.Thess 5:17


    The spirit quench not; 1.Thess 5:19


    but, there cometh an hour, and it now is, when the true worshippers will worship the father in spirit and truth, for the father also doth seek such to worship him, elohim is a spirit, and those worshipping him, in spirit and truth it doth behove to worship.'


    John 4:23-24


    Then Peter, having been filled with the holy spirit, said unto them:


    Acts 4:8


    and being full of the holy spirit, having looked stedfastly to the heaven, he saw the honor of elohim, and Jesus standing on the right hand of elohim Acts. 7:55


    There is, then, now no condemnation to those in messiah Jesus not according to the flesh walkers, but according to the spirit


    Rom. 8:1


    for if according to the flesh you do live, you are about to die; and if, by the spirit, the deeds of the body you put to death, you shall live, for as many as are led by the spirit of elohim, these are the sons of elohim


    Rom. 8:13-14


    in the diligence not slothful, in the spirit fervent, the lord serving; Rom. 12:11


    for the kingdom of elohim is not eating and drinking, but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the holy spirit Rom. 14:17


    and be not drunk with wine, in which is dissoluteness, but be filled in the spirit Eph 5:18


    through all prayer and supplication praying at all times in the spirit, and in regard to this same, watching in all perseverance ... Eph 6:18



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  6. And I say: in the spirit walk you, and the lust of the flesh you may not complete;
    for the flesh lusteth contrary to the spirit, and the spirit contrary to the flesh, and these are opposed one to another, that the things that you may will -- these you may not do;
    and if by the spirit you are led, you are not under law.
    And manifest also are the works of the flesh, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, strifes, emulations, wraths, rivalries, dissensions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkennesses, revellings, and such like, of which I tell you before, as I also said before, that those doing such things the kingdom of elohim shall not inherit, And the fruit of the spirit is: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law and those who are messiah's, the flesh did crucify with the affections, and the desires ,if we may live in the spirit, in the spirit also we may walk;




    Gal. 5:16-25



    for if according to the flesh you do live, you are about to die; and if, by the spirit, the deeds of the body you put to death, you shall live;



    Rom 8:13

    I also encourage you to ask the gift to speak in tongues. I have noticed it is very up-building to speak in tongues.


    for he who is speaking in an tongue -- to men he doth not speak, but to elohim, for no one doth hearken, and in spirit he doth speak secrets


    1Cr. 14:2


    he who is speaking in a tongue, himself doth edify, and he who is prophesying, an assembly doth edify;


    1. Cr 14:4



    And to each hath been given the manifestation of the spirit for profit, for to one through the spirit hath been given a word of wisdom, and to another a word of knowledge, according to the same spirit, and to another faith in the same spirit, and to another gifts of healings in the same spirit; and to another in-workings of mighty deeds; and to another prophecy; and to another discernings of spirits; and to another [divers] kinds of tongues; and to another interpretation of tongues, and all these doth work the one and the same spirit, dividing to each severally as he intendeth


    1.Cr. 12:7-12


    [But do NOT join to Pentecostal assembly nor to so-called charismatic movement. I think that they have some teachings which are not sound, and I think that they emphasize spiritual gifts too much.]

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  7. I love that you have a priorities page.

    I just wanted to let you know that your you tube channel is really helpful and it's nice to 'see' you and your family. Do you have any posts or videos on cleaning/routines/organisation or would you consider doing some, it's an area I struggle a little with as I wasn't taught when younger by my mum. God bless you.

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  8. Hello Vicki - thank you for stopping by!!
    I do not think I have any organization / routines posts but will certainly consider doing one. I think this is something we ALL struggle with ... especially if our household is one that goes in several directions at once!!! I certainly wasn't taught by my mom because she left when I was a baby ;) I was so ignorant when I moved out. Now that my children are all considered adults (my baby will be 19 in a few months) I think I've learned a few things that might be worth sharing? We'll see!!
    I did recently post a video about some frugal homeschooling ideas if you are interested in that. I think it's good even if you do not homeschool :)

    Have a great day!
    -Joanne

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  9. what is the male role is this adventure? And how do you know that has has it right.

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  10. we are almost Amish live without electricity and have a small generator to do wash on our ringer washer, a wood stove for heat and hot water,isolated in alaska, close to nature without roads cars or stores...............we are not married but have been together since early teens..my wife wants to know what the man is supposed to do,since it is spelled out what the women is supposed to do... she is suspicious of the bible since it was written by men.

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    1. I believe it is best for us women to figure out what our role is and have a heart to fulfill that role to the best of our ability, not figure out what the man's role (or anyone else's role for that matter!) is. Obviously the bible has a lot to say about how a man should act, and what a marriage looks like. But really, it does not matter. Our role as women is the same regardless of whether or not the man is upholding his side of things. I pray that makes sense.
      If she is suspicious of the bible, she does not trust God. That is what she should be working on rather than trying to figure out what the man should be doing. Now, that sounds pretty harsh in writing, but what other choice do I have? I mean it with nothing but love and sincerity, and you'll just have to trust me on that :)
      We will each stand before the Lord some day and give an account for how we lived our lives. We will not have to give an account for how someone else lived their life, and we will not be able to place blame on others if we did not live how we were supposed to. I appreciate how my pastor/elder/good friend puts it: All we have to do is take the next right step in front of us. This helps me to daily keep things in to perspective ... focusing on what's right in front of me, not what's right in front of someone else, or what's up ahead in the distance that's hard to see right now.

      God bless you both!

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