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Set Apart – Be Different

This morning I am going to be finishing the last part of this particular Bible Study.  It has been over a year of putting the pieces in place as the Lord spoke to my heart what to cover.  You might wonder if this is how all my Bible Studies go – NO!  I study each day and usually am done with my personal studies over a matter of weeks, but this one is different.  This study has connected with women all over the world.  I have had no less than 12 countries respond and they were on 5 different continents.  The Lord placed on my heart that what He wanted in this was to prick our hearts to seek to be more and more Godly in our position of wife … Read entire article »

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Sunday – Set Apart for the Lord

We are now finishing up the last “day” of our study.  This Bible Study will remain on our website permanently and so I have been in no hurry to post the different parts.  Hopefully it will continue to bless the sisters who find it.  For four months I have prayed over the Sunday portion of the study because in many ways it is the most important.  We will not treat this as the “Sabbath” day of our week, but as the Lord’s Day which is how the New Testament church treated it.  The Lord has prompted me to title it “Set Apart for the Lord” because His original intent in creating a day following all His work was a day set aside to rest.  As we study being set apart I … Read entire article »

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SATURDAY – Project Day

It’s Saturday in our Godly Wife Bible Study.  For our study we are using Saturday as “Projects Day”.  Most families tend to do particular things on particular days of the week whether they realize it or not.  Here on Shepherds Hill we generally use Saturday as a day for doing big projects.  The reason is that this is the day when everyone is usually home from work and we can all devote a large block of time to something particular, whether  as a family or individually. We have already covered “Making Something” on Wednesday but today is about a bigger picture.  For the purpose of our study I want to expound on this in the vein of setting goals and establishing a plan to accomplish what the Lord has shown you … Read entire article »

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Friday – Baking Day continued

 It has been awhile since I added to the Godly Wife Bible Study but as I said before, I have been determined that I will not make an addition until the Lord clarifies to me what He desires to be added.  This morning He has finally given me the addition for it.  Any baker knows that one of the main processes of baking is the waiting.  Waiting for the dough to rise, waiting for the oven to preheat, waiting for the actual baking and then waiting for the item to cool.  Waiting is one of the most difficult things that we do as humans.   We are an impatient people and want what we want when we want it.  In baking though, to get the desired end results there is no … Read entire article »

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Friday – Baking Day

 Mmmmm, can you smell that bread baking today?  As we continue our study on being a Godly wife we find ourselves on Friday.  Being Friday we want to do our baking for the upcoming weekend.  There are so many areas that we could explore in baking day, let’s just see where God takes us.  You might think that our discussion will be about recipes for breads, cakes, pies, etc.  And yes, I do want to discuss that, but I feel the Lord leading me to begin this study on one of the most important aspects of baking bread – the yeast.  Uh Oh!   As a young mother I wanted to be able to make fresh bread for my family.  I didn’t know anyone that knew how to do that – there was … Read entire article »

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Thursday – Market Day

As I have stated before there are many versions of our little poem and so there are many versions of what Thursday should be.  I have chosen the version that has Thursday asMarket Day.  As I have prayed about how the Lord would have me cover this day’s activity, I feel confident that I am not to delve too deeply into finances even though it would be a reasonable topic to cover from the title.  We are going to discuss to some degree being faithful stewards.  In our study of being of Godly wife, we must include the aspect of being responsible with the money that is provided to us for keeping our home. Market day is obviously the day in which we would make the purchases necessary for that job.  So … Read entire article »

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Wednesday – Sewing Day (A Day to MAKE Something)

 Ah, it is finally time to move on to Wednesday.  Hopefully, as we have spent a lot of time on Monday – Wash Day and Tuesday – Laundry, you are now ready for Wednesday – Sewing.  I have read some versions of our little “Chore Days” poem, and some list Wednesday asMending Day.  I was tempted to use this phrase instead of sewing, but as I have pondered and prayed I feel that this “day” we will be focusing on creating and not necessarily repairing.  I hope that the previous areas of our study have helped us all to concentrate on repairing and re-establishing some things in our hearts, minds and marriages.  Now it is time to begin creating something new.   I was looking for examples of women in the Bible … Read entire article »

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Wednesday – Sewing Day

 After going over the beginning of this day’s section, I got really excited!  Whenever I have written something I just release it for the Lord to use it as He Will.  As I re-read this, I honestly felt as if I was reading someone elses writing and the Lord reminded me that I was.  He is the author!!  Isn’t that a wonderful thing – to know that Father God is using us as His tools.    Okay – Creativity – I have had some ladies tell me in the past that they are just NOT creative.  They feel that they just really don’t have the mental ability to come up with new ideas and such.  But you know, that is not necessary – we don’t have to come up with some brand-new, … Read entire article »

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GARMENT OF PRAISE

What a month it has been – I have loved all the emails and thoughts on this section of the Bible Study.  One phrase that has been going through my mind continually on this topic is a scripture, but also a song that I learned in the church during my teen years “Put on the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.  Lift up your voice to God.  Praying in the Spirit and with the understanding, Oh, Magnify the Lord!”   Isaiah 61:3 “To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be … Read entire article »

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Tuesday – Laundry Day – Modest, Shamefaced and Sober

All right, let’s move on in our discussion of the GARMENTS/CLOTHING of a Godly woman.  As I read through the scriptures I can see, especially in the Old Testament, how meticulous the Lord was about the items that were worn by the priests in the temple.  God was so specific about each and every item that it makes me realize the importance of dress.  We have already gone over the  way the Lord made clothing for Adam and Eve –He did not make their clothing from leaves and plant material (as Adam and Eve had tried to do), but from skins of animals – which of course, was the beginning of the blood sacrifice to cover sin. I think it is apparent that when humans try to choose their clothing … Read entire article »

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Tuesday – Laundry – Part 2

 Some really good discussion so far on this topic, please feel free to comment on any previous points, but let’s move ahead and talk about what garments we need to have as women of God and as Godly Wives.  As I study the Word and use the word “garment” as my beginning I find that obviously, as already stated, the garment was to cover our nakedness as in the case of Adam and Eve, but it also was a sign of wealth or position or gender.  In Deuteronomy 22:5 it says “The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.” In reading 6 other versions/translations of the Holy … Read entire article »

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Tuesday – Laundry Day

All right, time for Tuesday.  This is the second day of our work week and as wives, let’s see what would be included in our Godly Wife’s Laundry day.  Already I can see many opportunities to explore here.  The obvious focus of the laundry is clothing but let’s narrow this down and begin with our spiritual garments.  Using the Strong’s Concordance we find the Hebrew words (Old Testament) for Garment  “Beged” – 0899 – used for garment (107 times), clothes 69, cloth 13, raiment 12, apparel 4, robe 4, wardrobe 2, very 2, clothing 1, lap 1, rags 1, vestures 1 1) treachery, deceit 2) garment, clothing (used indiscriminately)   “Addehreth” – H155 – used for mantle (5 times), garment 4, glory 1, goodly 1, robe 1 1) glory, cloak a) glory, splendour, magnificence (of a vine, shepherds) ) mantle, … Read entire article »

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Monday – Wash Day – Part 3 – Taking Out the Trash

In every cleaning job there is an element of garbage that is left over that must be removed.  Whether you are cleaning a bathroom or scrubbing a kitchen floor there is always something unsavory left after the work is done.  So in this part of our study, let’s deal with the trash that we have discovered in the cleaning of our hearts, minds, emotions and spirit.   In the comments above, Le-Teisha spoke of those feelings of not being good enough and that has kept her bound up and unable to really have the freedom to enjoy the blessings that the Lord has given her.  Shellie, so beautifully shared how she has had to go step by step and rid herself of those things that caused hurt and resentment to be manifest.  … Read entire article »

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Wash Day part 2

“Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”   2 Corinthians 7:1    How do you clean your home?  What is your method of attack?  As I said before, my first step is to find the worst room and go from there.  My worst room is ALWAYS the kitchen.  We cook constantly, whether canning, general preparation, meals for guests coming or just frommidnightmunchies.  Our kitchen is literally the HEART of our home.  So this is where I begin – the heart.  My heart needs continually to be examined every day and I need to pay close attention to not allowing it to be cluttered with the things that would cause it to be heavy and … Read entire article »

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Lesson 1 – Monday Wash Day

 The word “wife” appears 407 times in the KJV of the Holy Bible.  The Hebrew word is ‘ishshah. Strong’s Concordance defines as: 1. Woman, wife, female       woman (opposite of man)       wife (woman married to a man)       female (of animals)       each, every (pronoun)   This is a pretty generic definition of the word, isn’t it?  The first use of the word “wife” is in Gen 2:24 “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” It is interesting to me that this is the scripture telling us that a wife is to become ONE flesh with her husband.   In the New Testament – the Greek – the word for wife is gyn?. Strong’s Concordance defines as: 1.  A woman of any age, whether a virgin, … Read entire article »

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Introduction

 This is a Bible Study on Being a Godly Wife.  I am excited about what the Lord is doing in the lives of His daughters.  I believe that more and more women are realizing that the lies the devil has perpetrated against women in the form of women’s lib and feminism are just that – LIES.  As women begin to see that their roles as Godly wives and mothers are vital to the health of the Body ofChrist, they desire to learn the “whys and wherefores” of their role.  There have been numerous books published that have points of truth in them, but they also include worldly attitudes and motives that should be abhorrent to the woman of God. This Bible Study is going to be just that – a BIBLE study.  … Read entire article »

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