Trust God you are doing well and enjoying the goodness of God.
The Word of God says if we are willing and obedient, we shall eat the good of this land.
I pray that the grace to be willing and obedient will come upon us so we can eat the good of this land that was prepared for us before the foundation of the World. Romans 8:30
We shall continue from where we left off last month and I pray that the Lord will grant us understanding in Jesus’ name.
From the previous edition, we have discovered that a woman was not created to be without a covering.
At this stage of widowhood, the woman is no longer under her father’s covering. A woman scripturally, have her father’s covering before she gets married but the authority shifts to her husband after marriage.
3.”If a woman also vow a vow unto the LORD, and bind herself by a bond, being in her father’s house in her youth;
4. And her father hear her vow, and her bond wherewith she hath bound her soul, and her father shall hold his peace at her: then all her vows shall stand, and every bond wherewith she hath bound her soul shall stand.
5. But if her father disallows her in the day that he heareth; not any of her vows, or of her bonds wherewith she hath bound her soul, shall stand: and the LORD shall forgive her, because her father disallowed her.”
Brethren! That is authority!
It doesn’t matter if she is physically resident in her father’s house or not, as long as she has not been officially handed over to her life partner by her family/father no matter how crude, unintelligent and unexposed she considers him to be.
When a man is suddenly snatched from his wife by the cold hands of death, she loses direction.
She might not admit it to herself talk less of discussing it, but a void is created. It’s innate.
God has made provision for a woman to be covered all through her life. Numbers 30:6-7
Back to the issue of fear. The fear of the unknown sets in. She is faced with the issue of taking over her husband’s responsibility.
Finance and provision might not be an issue for some women.
The presence of a father in a home is indispensable as regards security and raising of children because of the tremendous impact it has on the home generally, no matter how irresponsible and uncooperative the man appears to be.
Often, the absence of a male in a home when discovered attracts unpleasant actions from some quarters.
Younger children, generally appreciate the presence of their father in a home irrespective of their mother’s feelings, even when he does not or is unable to meet his financial obligations. The children warm up to their father, at times secretly to avoid hurting their mother’s feelings.
The presence of a father in a home helps curb children’s excesses.
In homes where the father is absent, children especially boys as young as 6 has an innate disposition to protect their mother, they naturally feel it’s their duty to protect their mother and sisters from Intruders and danger even when they obviously do not have the capacity to execute the role.
At this point, a woman is naturally confronted with the fear of the unknown, raising her kids and when she has no kids, she is confused, she begins to wonder where to begin her marital journey or either to stay single and also the societal disposition to her status.
The good news is that God already made provision to fill this void, the Word of God declares in 1 Corinthians 4:15-16
“For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.
Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.”
The Lord has made provision for her at this stage to acknowledge and accept her father in faith, where she worships as her father, not many instructors, I mean the pastor in her primary place of worship.
“And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall lead you with knowledge and understanding.”
Mark the word “LEAD”
It is expedient to state here however as a matter of fact that in some cases a woman who lost her husband under the ministry of her pastor especially in the same church she and her husband used to attend may find it difficult to accept the leadership of that pastor depending on the circumstances that led to the demise of her husband.
The truth is that no pastor genuinely called by God with sheep under him will willingly want to lose any one of them.
Under these circumstances, the woman needs to look inwards and allow the Holy Spirit to lead her with regards to if she wants to continue to worship under the same pastor or not.
Next Month, we shall continue where we left off.
The peace of God will continue to keep your mind and soul in Jesus’ name.
Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!