We are women. God made us from Adam, who was created in His Image. So as a woman we are to reflect the Image of God. Not just when we leave the house to go somewhere, but at home in our every day activities.
As a woman we have many roles in life. We are wife, mom, teacher, friend, daughter, & sister. It can be quite hard to keep up with these roles. We multi-task as much as we can but in the end, unless we have God first in our lives this proves to be an impossibility. Of course we may make it several days, weeks or months without God, but then we crash and burn when we realize we simply can not do it all without His help.
In the 5 R’s, Lorrie takes on the things that we need as women to help us thrive. So what are the 5 R’s?
When do you feel refreshed? Is it after a long walk? How about after reading scripture and doing your Bible study? Does that leave you refreshed? Well I tell you what. After listening to and reading about being refreshed, it is definitely something I want to be more of!
In this first “R”, Lorrie talks about putting God first in our lives every day. When we first wake up. I must say that I was convicted as this has been a very weak point in my every day life. The tagline for this first “R” is very appropriate. A Woman Who Kneels Before God Can Stand Before Anyone. This is so true and can be applied to every aspect of our life! Often I tend to rush through my morning activities and put aside my daily devotion time. I make sure I do devotions with my kids so they get what they need, but neglect myself. Well after listening/reading this, no more! I need to take care of myself so I can take care of my family! They deserve the best from me and by putting God first I can do that!
Lorrie gives such wonderful, yet simple ideas to help us feel refreshed. You will think of BB’s and M&M’s completely differently now! She even offers the suggestion of sharing your devotion time if your little one comes and finds you while you. What a better way for your children to learn about the importance of time with God than to see it from you!
Psalm 119:11 (TNIV)
that I might not sin against you.
The next session was Rekindle. Now what do you think you are supposed to work on Rekindling? That’s right! Your marriage! Lorrie was such an inspiration in the session on rekindling your marriage. I loved the idea of treating your spouse the way you did before you got married. 🙂 Flirting with your husband, taking the time to talk to him about things going on, having a date night, and many more ideas.
Today we see more than 50% of all marriages fail. That is such a sad statistic! I have been fortunate to see my parents marriage go 34 years and I can’t wait to see the next 30 or more! My husband and I just celebrated our 10 year anniversary. And I will tell you, society has it wrong when they paint the picture of marriages being all blissful and happy, no problems. Marriage requires both parties to give not just 50% like a lot of people think but 100% effort to make it work.
I know I plan on implementing several suggestions that Lorrie gave in this session. It is so important to keep the flame kindled and to never let it go out. It is our job to build up our house, our husband and our marriage. The Bible makes this very clear in Proverbs 14:1 (as Lorrie talks about). “The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.” (NIV)
It is very important that we take time for ourselves and our marriages. Always keep God in the center and rekindle the flame!
If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read here about these 2 sessions, you will love the other 3! My review for them will be out in August. The 5 R’s of Godly Womanhood is a MUST have. It’s timing for me to review was impeccable and I am so glad I got to share my thoughts on the first 2 sessions with you. This is a product that I would definitely buy myself if someone suggested it to me.
Feel free to stop by The Gabby Moms page to see the other reviews for this wonderful product. Also, if you are interested in becoming a Gabby Mom there is exciting news! They are accepting applications for the upcoming 2012 year!! YAY!! So if you think this is something you would like to do, then click here. An application will load for you to apply to the program.
I wanted to share about my time with the Gabby Moms. I have read many books, listened to many audio files and never felt as refreshed and able to tackle my day as I have with Lorrie’s books and audio’s. They are wonderful and you can tell how much she cares about what she is talking about. She has a passion to help women as mothers, wives, and teachers. These products have been such a blessing to me and I am so glad to have found the Gabby Moms group.
Disclaimer: I received The 5 R’s to Godly Womanhood as an official member of The Gabby Moms blogging program for Eternal Encouragement Magazine. I did not receive compensation for this post and all opinions are solely my own.