Wife-In-Waiting Training: Characteristic #3 (Part 2) – Be Busy About Your Father’s Business

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In our last post, we emphasized the necessity of focus in carrying out your Father’s business. We learned that Rebekah had no time to busy herself in the affairs of others.  Her focus was solely on caring for the family business.  Her faithfulness caused her to run headlong into her destiny.

 

THE SHEPHERDING BUSINESS

Residing with her brother, a shepherd, I’m sure one of Rebekah’s duties was also to play the role of a shepherd even as her niece Rachel had.[1]  This can be evidenced by her ability to provide water for Eliezer’s camels.[2]

Once we have become acquainted with Jesus, and have begun to build a deep and intimate relationship with him, we are promoted by our Father to assist in attending His sheep.  Peter’s title for this promotion is “royal priesthood [3].”  In order for us to fulfill our obligations in this newly appointed promotion, we must gain a clear understanding of our job description as a shepherd.

The duties of a shepherd include tending, herding, feeding, and guarding herds of sheep.  Now let’s look more closely at each of these responsibilities: Continue reading “Wife-In-Waiting Training: Characteristic #3 (Part 2) – Be Busy About Your Father’s Business”

Wife-In-Waiting Training: Characteristic #3 – Be Busy About Your Father’s Business

Rebekah Shepherd

Before he had finished speaking, behold, Rebekah…went down to the well, filled her water jar, and came up. (Genesis 24:15a, 16c)

Welcome to our third installment of “The Rebekah Factor”.  These posts explore the life of Rebekah and qualities she displayed that created a platform for her to be found by her husband, Isaac.  If you haven’t read her story yet, click here to take a peek into her life.

In our first two posts, Rebekah taught us how to truly walk in beauty and how to maintain our chastity. If you haven’t read those posts yet, I strongly urge you to read them before plunging into Characteristic #3 as they lay the foundation of your preparatory journey.   Due to the length of this lesson, we will break it up into two installments.

There are two key nuggets hidden in these few words, the first having to do with focus, and the second to do with shepherding.  Today we will focus on … focus.

 

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Lust ≠ Love Series: Lies And Truth

In our last post, we touched on the topic of maintaining virtue. Before plunging into Rebekah Factor Characteristic #3, I would like to give you a few points to ponder that I feel may help equip God’s people in maintaining Virtue. The following post, is the final post in a series entitled Lust (does not equal) Love. I encourage you to check out the remaining articles in this series. I guarantee you, they will bless you.

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When we are faced with sinful desires or overcoming them, sometimes we are faced with lies, excuses  or even a mental battle that may result us into falling into temptation. This final post in this Lust Love Series identifies some of the lies/excuses that sinful desires tell you, Joshua Harris in his book called Sex Is Not The Problem (Lust Is) came up with scriptural weapons to fight them back with. Which lie are you familiar with?

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Lust is no big deal

Truth: “For lust is a shameful sin, a crime that should be punished. It is a devastating fire that destroys to hell. It would wipe out everything I own” (Job 31:11-12)

Lie

A little sinful fantasising won’t hurt.

Truth: “To set the mind on flesh is death, but to set mind on the Spirit is life and death and peace.” (Romans 8:6)

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Wife-In-Waiting Training: Characteristic #2 – Maintain Chastity

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In our last training session entitled Walk In Beauty, we revealed the importance of

  1. salvation, which marries you to your Lover, Jesus Christ, and 
  2. beautifying your thought life by taking captive impure thoughts.

Today’s lesson focuses on the importance and relevance of Chastity.

Years ago, while ministering in a ministry that targeted people in the local community, a stunningly beautiful drug addict who supported her habit through prostitution came seeking assistance.  She was desperate to find relief from the life that rendered her destitute.  After counseling her and praying for her, she surrendered her crack pipe, decided to marry Jesus, and got baptized.  She shared how prostitution became her means of survival.   Continue reading “Wife-In-Waiting Training: Characteristic #2 – Maintain Chastity”

The Rebekah Factor: Characteristics Of A Wife In Waiting

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Throughout the globe, there are countless numbers of single Christian women who are believing God for a husband.  Many claim that God told them who their husband is, or that it is God’s will for them to be married.  Clinging to that hope, they wait for that blessed day when God ushers their proverbial Boaz into their lives.  I’m sure that in most instances, these women who are waiting for their “dream” husband are doing just that…waiting. Have you ever asked yourself, “why does there seem to be an endless delay from the time we begin to believe God for marriage and the time that we receive God’s gift of marriage?” Continue reading “The Rebekah Factor: Characteristics Of A Wife In Waiting”