Monday, August 27, 2012

Power - Day 36

Nehemiah13:15 - Job 7:21
          As a Christian woman we are taught to submit and obey, especially when it comes to marriage. If we are not careful we will not see the power that we hold just by being a woman.
          When Queen Vashti disobeyed her husband and did not come when he called her, she did not realize who was watching her. The men in the court did. They knew that the women of the kingdom would do as she had done.
"For this deed of the queen shall come abroad unto all women, so that they shall despise their husbands in their eyes, when it shall be reported, The king Ahasuerus commanded Vashti the queen to be brought in before him, but she came not." Ester 1:17
          I wonder if the Queen had realized that other women were watching her if she would have chosen differently. If she would have used her position to strengthen the home instead of tear it down.
            Do you know that others are watching you? You may think, why would they watch me, I am not important or in a place of authority? People are watching how you raise your kids, they are watching you go to church every week. They are watching what you make a priority in your home. Right now, as you make the hard choices for the Lord's work you may be encouraging someone else to make those same choices in her home. If you quit, she may also.
          The world is watching you also. Your neighbors know more about you than you think. You are a Christian and that makes people wonder what is different about you compared to them. Is there a difference?

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