I'm so sorry I was not able to finish out our summer study. Things in my personal world have been a bit crazy but the Lord has been working on my heart too. If you were able to continue your reading through Numbers, that's wonderful! If not, here are the chapters to finish up: Numbers 22-36. I wanted to share here what is on my heart and where I see this site going from here.
The purpose of Redeeming Elegance has always been to support Christian Women in their daily walk with Christ, specifically by reading Scripture every day. This is very important to me, but I am just not able to post as often as I once did. So, my goal is to share a monthly reading plan at the beginning of each month. I hope to begin this, the first of November. Take the rest of this month to catch up in Numbers or feel free to go back through the archives and reread some of the books we have already studied. My heart wants to post as often as I can, but I'm not sure exactly what that is going to look like yet.
I have always felt a calling in Women's Ministry, and I know that is an area God wants to use me. I am realizing more and more, that ministry cannot be blessed if my priorities are not straight. Let me clarify. I have always been one to jump right into church and get involved and do all that I can to serve. And I do feel that God has used me in that way in the past. However, now through many circumstances, God has made it clear to me that I have not fulfilled the true ministry that He gave me: my family. My ministry, my calling, my work.....is my family. I am a wife and a mom. All other things must come after serving my family. God has been opening my eyes to this for many years. So after much prayer and study, I know that my focus has to be on serving my husband, children, and home well, according to God's word. I have realized that, this in and of itself, is women's ministry, as I am a living example to those who are watching me. Ahem. That is so scary, because I have failed miserably. As long as I am on this side of Heaven, I will mess up and make all kinds of mistakes. I know this, but I am resolving to do my very best to read God's Word more, study His Word more, and live His Word more. When I mess up, I will repent and seek His forgiveness and hopefully I will learn from those mistakes along the way. But hopefully, I'll bring glory to Him as I try to live a life of Biblical womanhood.
So, that's where my heart and mind is. On a journey to true Biblical womanhood: according to Scripture, not today's culture, or even what mainstream Christianity proclaims. My direction and discretion will come only from the Bible. I hope to post as God leads and as I have time, and I'm hoping a monthly reading plan will be effective and helpful to each of us. Please feel free to comment with any prayer requests because I pray for each of my readers often. And please pray for me!
Now I am off to celebrate a special young lady's 13th birthday!
Keep reading God's Word!
For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. "
Hi! I'm Andrea, wife to my handsome hubby, homeschooling mama to my 6 amazing blessings, and daughter of the King of kings. I am so glad you have stopped by my little piece of the web. My prayer is that the Lord will use this blog to encourage you in your personal, daily walk with Christ.