Becoming a Woman of Old - guest post

I have a good friend, Sarah, who is
just one of those women I not only love as a friend,
but look up to as a woman and mother.
(she has 5 amazing children!)
Our families have been through quite a few crazy seasons together
and we have lived by faith side by side,
encouraging each other and learning what living life with each other truly means.
I am THANKFUL for her.

I've asked her to share here about her heart and passion for living
as a woman of God.
Trust me, she is a woman of wisdom who has a lot to offer.



As a young wife and mother, I was overwhelmed with all the information available to becoming a great wife and mom. If you go to the bookstore, the shelves are lined with advice in both categories. Looking around my world it seemed that every family was doing things differently and adhered to their own brand of family.

Overwhelmed, I started praying a lot and reading through the Bible. I had made a decision long ago to live my life as closely to scripture as possible. When I read the Bible, I try to imagine I am alone on an island and that the only way to read the Word is by taking it at face value.

While reading through the scripture, I stumbled upon 1 Peter 3:5-6:

"This is how the holy women of old made themselves beautiful. They trusted God and accepted the authority of their husbands. For instance, Sarah obeyed her husband, Abraham, and called him her master. You are her daughters when you do what is right without fear of what your husbands might do."


I long to be counted among the “holy women of old.” Have you ever read their stories? Miriam, a leader of Israel who was so passionate and fiery. Or how about Deborah? She was the ruling judge of Israel that led an army into battle. What about Esther? She was a beautiful queen whose actions saved people of Israel. And so many more.

When becoming like the holy women of old, two requirements seem to stick out to me. First, you have to live full of faith and trust God completely. I don’t know another way to live without fear as the verse requires. Second, we have to accept the authority of our husbands.

This little command is such a stumbling block. I know. It makes me stumble. A lot. But, I believe that it is a hidden part of the recipe that enables us to have successful marriages, peaceful families, and become the amazing leaders that God desires us to be.

This journey to be like Sarah and the women of old is not an easy one. But, I have seen such amazing fruit in my life that I cannot depart from this path.

And I can’t wait to see what is around the corner.



Thanks Sarah. I love you!!
Tune in every other Sunday to hear Sarah's heart about
becoming a "woman of old".
You will be blessed. :)