Lately there has been a call for the men to rise up... this is good, and as it should be.
We women want good Godly men; leaders. Courageous leaders.
But, you know the saying; "Behind every good man is a good woman"
Are we standing behind our men? Are we supporting them in the battles of life?
Battles they are. Men wage war against the enemy of our souls daily. They, more so than we women. The enemy attacks them more than us, because they are the heads. They are the leaders, the guides. If the enemy defeats the leader, he has the whole army.
By attacking the men, and winning, he wins his greatest victory.
We seem content to stand back and watch them get crushed by the enemy, and then instead of at least trying to heal the wounds we could have spared them; we start kicking them for losing!
When in battle, if the enemy can eliminate the leader, he can better defeat the entire army.
Yes, others can step up, and make a stout resistence; but in the end, it all comes down to, without a leader, they lose.
We see that happeneing in so many families. The man loses interest; he abandons his family. They are left to fend for themselves. The men fall under the attack of the enemy, because they have no support.
We cannot send them out alone and expect them to come back victorious.
They are the leader, we the minute men.
Rather than doing the normal these days, and trying to take the leadership; we should be the footmen, coming to the aid of our beloved general.
Trying to take the lead ourselves only helps the enemy win.
Mutiny never accomplished anything but defeat.
We as the footmen are to defend our leader. The way in which we are to defend, is to pray for them. Support them. Encourage them. Stand behind them when they are in the right, and never back down, even when the going gets tough.
Where are you women, who will rise up, in the face of adversity; and strive to be virtuous Proverbs 31 women, and be in support of your men?
Be it fathers, brothers, husbands, uncles, grandfathers, cousins or just friends. Rise up and support them!
We will never see a generation of Godly men, that stand firm on the truth, until we see a generation of Godly women rise up in support of them.
Yes, there are Godly men now. But they will get battle weary, and eventually lose to the enemy, as so many others have; unless we rise up now and support them!
The best source of truth, as we all know, is the Bible. But it's also the "virtues handbook". I want to be virtuous, but didn't really know what true virtue is. Well, I've found the answer, by the help of some friends. Proverbs lays the ground work of virtue. It give specifics. It teaches how to be virtuous.
We have the source, now we need the strength to do it. Prayer is the answer to this problem. Pray without ceasing that you will be endowed with the strength to press on toward the goal. It's all uphill. But by God's strength, we will win!
We've put forth the call for true men... Now I put forth the call for true women!
In the service of my Father
P.S. Yes, I am the warrior sort. And I intend to use that warlike bent in service to my Father, and support of the men in my life.