Monday, July 09, 2007

Summer lovin...

I teach high school history, and as many of you know, teachers get the summers off. The last two summers I worked full time as a youth intern and didn't take a vacation. This summer I am off, no job. Which sounded wonderful at first, but I realized that I am a person who likes to be doing something. I like to be occupied. So I have invited friends over for breakfasts, started excercising again, invest in the church a lot more and scheduled many wonderful lunch dates.

Today, at one of those lunch dates, I was sitting outside with a dear friend. Her and I were discussing the importance of theology. The question came up: "Is it okay for us girls to be so interested in theology?" I remember when I was in college I heard a boy say: "I don't want to date Merea, she knows too much about the Bible." I am not going to lie, I wanted to punch him in the face.=) Of course, I smiled and continued on with my day, but that always stayed in my mind. I was really discouraged. and just last week, another good friend and I were headed somewhere and we started talking theology. Of course, my big mouth and I were so excited to be discussing this topic and I was just carrying on back and forth. Bringing up things I have thought about and asking questions. A couple days later that same friend told me that I was a 'smart cookie,' and never really completely agreed with what they said, always challenged them. That person was not saying I was argumentative and I think they meant it in a good way. I was trying to take it as a compliment, but it hit me pretty hard. Remembering back to that comment from college, I started thinking about it again.

I read in Proverbs 31, which seems to be a good description of a Godly woman. Verse 26: "she opens her mouth in wisdom and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue." Verse 30: "Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised." Girls, I have come to a conclusion. First of all that wisdom comes from God, and we can know God through His Word. So study it, discuss it, pray over it, and live it. I think men and women alike are to be theology students. The word theology just means, the study of God. I think we should pursue theology, or God rather. He is everything, His nearness is our good. And to know that we must study doctrine, we must like theology. So get down with the truth girls and be smart. Get down girls, go 'head, get down.

5 comments:

Jenni said...

Merea you do know how to get down:) Thanks for blogging. I enjoy reading your blog and you are right. We all should strive to know God, men and women alike. We can not know how to live unless we study His Word. It is essential for all. I love you!

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Anonymous said...

Dear Merea,
As an older woman, I am commanded to "teach what is good"- what is good is His Word!!! So keep on studying and encourage men and women to do the same!!
Love, Mom Harvey

hannah's mom said...

let's get down! i love to read your blog. merea, you are one of the neatest people that i know and even though i don't know you very well, the part i do is seriously amazing. you are a fantastic example of a woman who loves...LOVES...the Lord and seeks Him in every day. i will second...or is it third...or is it fourth, your call to women to study, discuss, pray, and live the gospel. that's some just plain good advice!

Merea said...

Ashley,
Thanks for reading my blog. i love that you do. and wow, what an encouraging comment. Let's be women who make the gospel look good. Not that it needs our help, I was just referring to the sermon we heard on Mother's day. =)