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Friday, 27 April 2012

YOU CAN BE A BLESSING LATER IN LIFE


Living a satisfying and fruitful Christian life as an older woman is important. In applying godly principles and priorities to our life, we can avoid the pitfalls of succumbing to depression during the years of empty nesting. With the benefit of life experience and years of walking with Christ, we can be a blessing to those closest round us even in later life.

I love to encourage Christian women in their most precious calling. Although I now have passed the season of childbearing and child raising, I still find that my life can influence my adult children and their children. Being a mother and a godly woman never stops! In sharing my heart as an older Sister in Christ in the spirit of Titus 2 and Proverbs 31, I feel that I am still living my life out in a scripturally pleasing way and in keeping with godly priorities.

It is important that the older Christian woman encourages and teaches her younger sisters (and that includes her daughters and granddaughters) It is my prayer that younger women will catch the beauty and freedom we have in Christ by accepting that marriage, children and home are our first and most precious calling and ministry. I pray too that if you are an older sister like myself, that you will rise up and bless younger women too!

By living life according to godly priorities and principles, the aging Christian woman can find satisfaction and joy and be a blessing to those closest to her, even after her children have left the nest, for now is the time for outside ministry. God never wants us to feel unfulfilled and empty-He wants us to pass on the baton of godly womanhood.

God's ways are good: they are always good!


© Glenys Robyn Hicks


"The aged women likewise, that [they be] in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children," Titus 2:4-5

16 comments:

  1. Glenys...I nominated and passed on to you the Liebster Award today @http://whatjoyis.blogspot.com. Love your blog and today's post is very encouraging to me as I make my way to where you now walk. :o)

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    1. Thanks so much, Naomi! You are such an encouragement to me! Blessings!

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  2. I'm glad that you posted this. I think it's important for Christian women to realize that regardless of what season God has them walking in, they can still be helpful and beneficial to others.

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    1. Yes, it's important to know that God wants us to pass the baton of godly womanhood down to our younger Sisters. He doesn't see age as something to be sniffed at like the world... Thanks for sharing tea with me again today...

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  3. Thank you Glenys for these words of great encouragement. As a mother of a ten year old, your shared wisdom and life time knowledge gained from living a life pleasing to God is appreciated by me so very much. God's peace be with you. Love, KC

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    1. Thank you too, KC for your encouragement... I look forward to sipping tea with you again. Blessings!

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  4. I am glad to know. I also admire people who can live this way. New GFC follower, visiting from friendship friday.

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    1. Welcome to the tea party! I look forward to sharing more cuppas with you over the Word... Blessings!

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  5. You are such a blessing I am following, so I can get more of your wisdom. I am so thankful for women that see it as a privilege to teach and instruct younger women.

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    1. Tesha, you are too kind! I look forward to taking tea with you often! Blessings!

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  6. As I have mentioned to you before, I have had the wonderful opportunity to have some excellent examples of Titus 2 ladies in my life (aunts) and they have been my role model as I get older. The role of the older woman is important and should be valued far more than it is in society.

    have a lovely weekend - I hope you are feeling a little better :)

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    1. You and I have been blessed then... I had some lovely TItus 2 ladies in my life as well... I am still very tired and achey, but I am up and about again. Have a lovely weekend as well.

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