Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Courageous Movie - The Resolution for Women

 So the book I'm beginning to go through for a study is "The Resolution for Women" by Priscilla Shirer.  I really like her writings because she really puts things into practical application.  I'm excited to go through this book, but also know from reading the introduction...that it's going to be a book that will challenge me to become the woman that God wants me to be. 

I'm so glad that Priscilla Shirer was the chosen writer of this book, because I have read other books of hers and she brings things to a level of understanding.  It's like she is talking to you instead of you reading what she has said.  I really think this is a book for any woman who wants to be challenged and who wants to become the woman of God.

There are 13 resolutions in the book.  They are as follows:
  1. I DO SOLEMNLY RESOLVE to embrace my current season of life and will maximize my time in it.  I will resist the urge to hurry through or circumvent any portion of my journey but will live with a spirit of contentment.
  2. I WILL CHAMPION God's model for womanhood in the face of a profeminist culture.  I will teach it to my daughters and encourage its support by my sons.
  3. I WILL ACCEPT and celebrate my uniqueness, and will esteem and encourage the distinctions I admire in others.
  4. I WILL LIVE as a woman answerable to God and faithfully committed to His Word.
  5. I WILL SEEK to devote the best of myself, my time, and my talents to the primary roles the Lord has entrusted to me in this phase of my life.
  6. I WILL BE a woman who is quick to listen and slow to speak.  I will care about the concerns of others and esteem them more highly than myself
  7. I WILL FORGIVE those who hav ewronged me and reconcile with those I have wronged.
  8. I WILL NOT TOLERATE evil influences even in the most justifiable form, in my self or my home, but will embrace and encourage a life of purity.
  9. I WILL PURSUE justice, love mercy and extend compassion toward others.
  10. I WILL BE FAITHFUL to my husband and honor him in my conduct and conversation in order to bring glory to the name of the Lord.  I will aspire to be a suitable partner for him to help him reach his God-given potential.
  11. I WILL DEMONSTRATE to my children how to love God will all their hearts, minds, and strength, and will train them to respect authority and live responsibly.
  12. I WILL CULTIVATE a peacheful home where everyone can sense God's presence not only through acts of love and service but also through the pleasant and grateful attitude with which I perform them.
  13. I FULLY RESOLVE to make today's decisions with tomorrow's impact in mind.  I will consider my current choices in light of those who will come after me.
Pray for me as I begin this journey.


Becca Vandekemp said...

Thanks for sharing this! My friend and I spent a while praying over the resolution and your blog was the only place we were able to find it. God bless!

Nathan Seely said...

This resolution is very self oriented. I would be saddened if this caught on and would considered in the same breath as the resolution. You get to number 10 before mentioning your husband. The resolution puts God, wife, and family in number 1. I dont think that is biblically sound. Sorry for a negative review but I don't like the selfish, feminist spin poured on this. God bless...

DeeJay said...

Thank for your comment Nathan. I understand your concern. I did not put them in this particular order. I do believe God can bless the women who do this study. Nothing is impossible with God.

Anonymous said...

Hi Dee Jay, Just informing you that there is one more- I don't know if it's in the book and it's at the end of my list. It may be last but certainly not least. I think it's probably the most important.

This is

I WILL courageously work with the strength God provides to fulfill this resolution for the rest of my life and for his Glory.

Without God this would be impossible.

This isn't a knock back just an addition. I love this idea.

DeeJay said...

Thanks for your input. I think that is a great addition.