The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself. Proverbs 11:25
In this verse, the Hebrew word behind ‘liberal’ means a gift, a blessing, and prosperity, denoting a giver of good things when taken in context. The second part of this verse adds depth as the Hebrew word for ’watered’ (‘yarah yara’) is the root word for ‘torah’, which is the Hebrew word behind the English word ‘law’ in many verses throughout Scripture. ‘Yarah yara’ means to flow as water, to lay or point out, to teach and instruct.
But the priests the Levites, the sons of Zadok, that kept the charge of my sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from me, they shall come near to me to minister unto me, and they shall stand before me to offer unto me the fat and the blood, saith the Lord GOD: …And they shall teach my people between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean. Ezekiel 44:15, 23
The theme is a recurring one, going well beyond these two texts: men and women who teach what they are taught will be taught more. It is a blessed work, where laboring and giving and being gifted repeat over and over again in praise to the Living God. The same promise given to Moses is given to us today, “Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.” (Exodus 4:12)
Hey, Maidens! ❤︎ It has literally been a blogging eternity since you guys have last seen any action. I take full responsibility and apologize for that!
I'm praising my Heavenly Father and His Son for each and every stream of feedback I get from you as my fellow maidens. Please know that I am richly blessed by your encouragement! :) Many of you have been instrumental in helping me to commit, by God's grace, more time and energy to this ministry.
One of the biggest events that has occurred has been my wedding and marriage! I am now a married maiden (yes, I just coined that term). Our Father has worked beautifully in our lives to bring us together.
As you know, marriage is no light step or small undertaking, and lots of dedication and commitment to learning an obedient and God-fearing marriage has been going on. Needless to say, this first year of marriage has been much preoccupied in the real-life training school of the Word of God, particularly as it relates to marriage and family.
On a side note, let's talk modest wedding dresses! Choosing a modest wedding gown was very important to me, and at the time I wanted to involve my fiancé's taste in the matter, as he is keenly convicted on modesty too. Together we found a dress which we felt exemplified our convictions for a godly wedding: simplicity, purity, and significant. I also handcrafted my belt, headcovering/veil, and the bouquets/boutonnières as a way to incorporate my personality and crafty flare into the atmosphere of the day.
Each sweet maiden out there whom I am able to reach is constantly being lifted up in prayer; know that you are never alone, for we truly have family everywhere! Feel free to reach out and send me an email or Facebook message if you need encouragement, prayer, or support. Freely I have received, and freely I want to give. ❤︎
Until next time, stay faithful!
It is a beautiful thing that when the heart (or mind) is recreated after the righteousness of our Messiah, all other aspects of the life are transformed as well—even dress. Yes, you may not think it, but our dress is a pretty big aspect of our life as daughters of God. The first thing you notice about someone is almost always what you see, or the visual first impression. Which is why it is so important that our appearance —and all that it includes—boldly tells the world around us that we are our Heavenly Father's daughters.
As daughters of God, we represent Christ, and we want His attributes and loveliness to shine through and be seen in us, rather than ourselves. When He has our hearts, He will change them from stone to flesh (Ezekiel 11:19). Consequently, our wants and desires will be changed also, and the perfect example of this is how David describes himself in Psalm 26. It is thus that the Word of God becomes so very comforting and satisfying to our souls as we read and live it.
Just some inspiration for your day and life.
For I have kept the ways of the Lord,
The strength a sister can give to her sister is a true gift. I pray that these posts may be uplifting, inspiring, and motivating. All centered around modesty and biblical femininity in a modern world. Hugs! ❤︎ Erica