The Garden

July 2010

The beginning of your story is in Genesis. Like good food (fruit, veggies, complex carbohydrates, good quality protein), true doctrine makes true difference in successful lives. You will understand your significance as you move through Scripture comparing one passage with others..

Your life is a continuation of the story of Adam and Eve. When the man and woman disobeyed God he punished them but He did not take their dominion away, neither did he take their individuality away. Since God has given you a spirit, soul and body they are yours to develop and refine. Don’t give your individuality away: your perspective, what you believe in, your heart, your personality, your temperament and your abilities. They are gifts from your Creator to you, personally. Many facets of women, and their right to grow in them, are dismissed by both the Church (Christianity) and men in leadership. They are sometimes equated with rebellion or attempting to secure dominance. To some men a woman who grows in her abilities is a threat. Girls, females, women, don’t give your distinctiveness away. At the sin in the garden God did not take it from you just as it was not taken from the man. God did not take dominion from the woman or the man when they disobeyed.

What God did was to give them each a handicap; their lives would now be much harder. To the man God said, “By the sweat of your face you will eat bread;” he would never get out of it: earning a living would be hard. To the woman God warned: “I will greatly multiply your sorrow…in sorrow you will bring forth children; and your desire will be to your husband, and he will rule (have power) over you.” Ge 3:16. Handle the rule, grow wise, grow whole, earn his respect, but don’t suppress your uniqueness. “And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” I Th 5:23

Keep in touch. More is on the way. Love, Lizzie

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4 Responses to The Garden

  1. Anonymous says:

    Mrs. Lizzie :)! I love every aspect of your blog! I feel encouraged, inspired and challenged! I am so excited to read your book and will continue to read your blogs! You possess great wisdom and I will enjoy applying the wisdom you receive from our Father to my life :). Love, LaPhelia Wiggins

  2. Anonymous says:

    I like how you mention that the consequences God gave to man and woman were a "handicap". They were not a command of how God wanted man to suffer in his work, and woman to be ruled by man. Rather it was a statement of the harsh reality of what it is like for human-kind to choose the knowledge of good and evil over obedience to God. Choosing anything else over God tends to have consequences!

    Keep up the good work mom! With love, your son Zach.

  3. Lizzie says:

    Thanks for checking in, Zach.
    Love, Mom

  4. Lizzie says:

    LaPhelia: Your encouragement fuels my day. Love, Lizzie

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