Hello dear sisters! I hope you have been enjoying week 3 of our study and learning God’s design for us is. “The Lord created His girls to have responsive spirits. Women are responders. Responding is in our nature. We will either respond to good or we will respond to evil. We will either respond to truth or be swayed by lies. If we don’t establish the practice of receiving and responding to God’s Word, we will be more vulnerable to be receptive and responsive to the wrong kinds of men, ideas or counsel.”
We had a great discussion in our Monday evening study! We all found the information about the differences between men and women in day 1 was very fascinating.
Here are some discussion questions. You can share your thoughts and comments here, write them down in your book during your quiet time or discuss them with another sister doing the study with you.
- What negative reaction or fears might the thought of being considered the “soft” ones evoke in some woman? Monday night one of our sisters brought up the point she never thought of as being soft but comparatively speaking we definitely are. Maybe we have some things to work on in the area of being “soft” but that’s God’s design for us.
- As we were discussing day 3 and being responsive, one of our sisters brought up the example of ballroom dancing and the difference between having a partner who knows how to lead verses one that does not. When a man knows how to lead a woman can respond accordingly. How could you cultivate a heart that is even more soft and responsive to Christ and His Word?
- What do you think it means for a woman to look well to the ways of her household? In our discussion we all agreed this is much more than just keeping a clean house. One of our sisters said creating a safe place for family and their friends and sharing Christ with them. How might this calling to manage the home be applied by single women?
“It’s one thing to understand God’s ideal; it’s another to apply it in a world that is broken and fractured by sin. This week we’ve considered several elements that are at the heart of what it means to be a woman: softness, forming deep relational bonds, having a welcoming, responsive spirit, creating a place to beget and nurture life and being a helper. Which of these do you find the most challenging or difficult? Ask the Lord to mold you into a woman who reflects His heart and ways.”
We have a group of women meeting on Monday evening to do this very same study. Click here to see our discussion on week 3 Sugar and Spice. Enjoy this extra just for fun, click here to read or listen to Responding to His Lead.
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