Series two is titled - The Praying Woman
Last week, I mentioned that I was invited to speak to a group of married women during their Mother's Day Symposium. To read the first post on The Forgiving Woman, click here.
Based on their responses, I decided to share the presentation in a seven-series post.
Today, I'm going to discuss The Praying Woman.
Every year, Elkanah and his family went up to Shiloh to worship and sacrifice to the Lord of Hosts. During the offering, her husband gave Peninah several portions for her daughters and sons. To Hannah, he gave a double portion because he loved her.
For years, Peninah provoked Hannah severely to make her miserable.
Know that no condition is permanent.
(iii) The woman in marriage must be willing to endure hurt and misery because she knows the Lord will remember her for good. She knows she is loved by God and understands that these trials builds her patience and maturity.
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(v) She brings up her children to fear the Lord. She teaches them and instructs them in God’s commandments.
(vi) The woman in marriage places her trust in her God.Hannah trusted God.
Woe is he who puts his trust in man. Do not put your confidence in a companion. Micah 7:5.
Oh woman, when you put your TRUST in your husband, you erroneously equate him with God. When your ‘trusted’ husband commits adultery, bears a son outside your marriage or deceives you, all hell breaks loose. Your world falls apart. Why? Because you forgot your husband was HUMAN.
God is Dependable, Reliable, Unshakeable, Unchangeable, Unfailing, always there to lift you up, because HE is your Helper, your Deliverer, your Strong Tower, Your Refuge and Fortress, your Shield and Buckler.
(vii) Dear Woman, trust God to keep your husband faithful and wise, to keep your children on the narrow path and to make your home a place of refuge for others who hurt because you have been through it.
The series continues next week with the Virtuous Woman. Thank you for visiting.
You can listen to the presentation by clicking; The Woman in Marriage Video.
If you missed any post in the seven series, click on the links below;
Series 1 - The Forgiving Woman
Series 2 - The Praying Woman
Series 3 - The Virtuous Woman
Series 4 - The Wise Woman
series 5 - The Submissive Woman
Series - 6 The Faithful Woman
Series - 7 The Patient Woman