Twenty years ago I didn’t even realize what I didn’t know. Visionary Womanhood Gatherings (p. 22)
When I met my husband I was not even a glimpse of the woman I am today. My life plan had me graduating college (though I had no idea in what), moving to the big city (I thought Atlanta,) becoming an independent employee (again who knows in what kind of job!) and living up the simple life, advancing in my career and not being dependent on a man. I did not have any plans for marriage. Or kids.
And then I met him.
And all that changed. And fast. I wanted to get married. I thought about having kids - even wanted them one day!
Fast forward to today. I never thought I would be a homeschooling mom of two with no desire to work outside my home. I never thought that I would want to take care of a house full of boys (the grown one included) and actually become a helpmeet. I once thought only of myself and the things I wanted to do and to accomplish. Now, I want to grow my children up to make a difference for God. To focus on the things not of this world. The things that really matter.
The core of Visionary Womanhood Gatherings is creating a place where women can mentor and be mentored. A place for godly women to come together and focus on the things that will make a difference for their families - their husbands and their children. A Visionary Womanhood Gathering includes prayer (lots of it,) teaching (already carefully planned but easily implemented) and a book challenge (there is an easy plan for this too!)
I wish I had had something like this to be a part of while I was a young bride. Although I wanted to get married and have children and bless my husband, I had no idea what any of that meant. I had no idea the responsibility that came with being a parent. Had Visionary Womanhood Gatherings existed when I first married, I may have saved myself a lot of heartache in trying to figure out how to be the best wife and mother I could be. Now, don't take that to mean that I have it all together and do everything right all the time. But I have tried to figure things out as I go without any type of mentoring from godly women.
Written by Natalie Klejwa, the author describes her journey to Visionary Womanhood and how the Lord changed her heart for her family.
And then God graciously introduced me, little by little, toI encourage you, sisters, to consider gathering together with a group of women and forming a Visionary Womanhood group. If God is touching your heart, you need to pursue it. I truly believe in the power of life-change when God turns hearts to Himself. We need to come together, to encourage one another and pray. To learn and to teach. To live life together, fully challenged by the One who created us.
the idea of viewing everything…I mean everything…through a biblical grid.
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