When is the last time you used the word “equanimity” in conversation? GARBC Conference workshop presenter Jill Osborne brought that term to life on Wednesday, June 25.
Jill, wife of Pastor Nate Osborne of Faith Baptist Church, Winter Haven, Fla., emphasized the need to prioritize and discipline life according to God’s Word. Jill challenged women to spend one hour each day working on the essentials of balancing life, 20 minutes for each category: Bible meditation (spiritual), body (physical health), and bed (physical intimacy with their husbands).
Jill explains, “God’s Word is powerful; it quickens us. Exercise is potent; it rejuvenates us. And sex is designed by God to set the stage for intimacy and understanding.” For unmarried women, Jill encouraged them to pick a different third category that represents a priority needed in their lives. Equanimity allows all women to “lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, Who desires all men [women] to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:2–4).