Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Godly Women

I wanted to blog today about what I feel are attributes of a Godly Women along with things to remind yourself about how much God loves you for you.
  • First- read Proverbs 31:10-31-"The Wife of Noble Character".
  • "Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised"~ Proverbs 31:30
  • She does not call attention to her physical beauty. "Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God. This is how the holy women of old made themselves beautiful. They trusted God and accepted the authority of their husbands. ~1 Peter 3:3-5. Now; some think that this verse teaches us that physical beauty is somehow sinful  or that we should pay any attention to our outward appearance. What it condemned is taking pride in God-given beauty, giving excessive attention to physical beauty while neglecting matters of the heart.
  • To God, my soul is worth more than the price of the whole world, ( "For God so loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life." ~John 3:16)
  • She accepts the negative facts about herself.
  • She learns that she was uniquely created for God’s pleasure. (Revelations 4:11 NLT)
  • She considers homemaking a high and noble call.-After all a stay at home mom is someone who's raising the worlds next generations; the worlds next leaders, teachers, and pastors.  A woman's first duty is the making and keeping of her home. Many a modern woman chooses a career, hires a baby-sitter, and rushes her children through childhood so that she can be free to pursue her selfish interests. The Bible teaches that women are to be "keepers at home" (Titus 2:1-5). Now- I know some women out there have to work to support their families; I understand that their are many women that would love to be stay at home moms but there husbands left them so now they have to work- I get it.
  • She is a woman of prayer and devotion to God.
  • She is a women who does not base her value of what others think or what she thinks of herself. ~My value is determined by how God views me.
  • She knows that God never makes mistakes.
  • She knows that she doesn't have to perform to earn God's love or favor (Ephesians 1:4-6)
Now I'd like to share some poems I enjoy about being a Godly Women;

A woman of beauty
A woman of grace
A woman of excellence
Beholding God's face
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She walks with the Lord
With integrity
Knowing her purpose
And destiny
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No matter what happens
She walks in God's love
Reflecting the beauty
Of her Father above.
~M.S.Lowndes
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The Bible speaks to everyone who follows in the Way,
But some parts are specific in the things they have to say.
The fathers are encouraged, and those alone in life,
And there are admonitions for the mother and the wife.
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I always linger over these; they speak to my estate.
They offer me direction in the small things and the great.
To be a godly woman is the goal I want to reach,
And so I need to study what the Scriptures have to teach.
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A woman who is called to be a mother and a wife,
Who takes the cross and purposes to live a godly life,
Is ever growing in the faith she’s chosen to profess,
And there are certain qualities she covets to possess.
The godly woman stays at home, her duties keep her there.
She rises while it yet is night and gives herself to prayer.
Her days are full of service and her heart is full of love;
Her mind is full of gratitude and praise for God above.
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Though not employed outside the home, she has no mind to shirk,
She eats not bread of idleness, but fruit of honest work.
Her brother and her sister, her parents and her neighbor,
Her husband and her children share the blessing of her labor.
The love her husband feels for her is easy to reflect,
And she not only loves him, but she gives him her respect.
In her, his heart may safely trust; she does him only good;
When he confides his inner thoughts, he finds them understood.
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She’s mindful, too, of Eden, where the woman was deceived.
She knows it’s not her place to teach, as others have believed,
Nor to usurp authority, but listen with subjection,
In meekness and humility, accepting his direction.
When all the church assembles in a solemn, formal way,
The godly woman listens to what the brethren have to say;
And if she hears a statement made that makes her sit up straighter,
The question forming in her mind she asks her husband later.
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Still, there is a congregation where her voice is often heard,
And her children are attentive as she teaches them the Word,
When she sits within her house, and when she walks along the way;
When she lays them down at night and when she rises with the day.
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The godly woman is discreet, not seeking other’s praise;
She’s modest in appearance, and she’s modest in her ways.
She isn’t prone to gossip, but her neighbors know she cares,
And any help her hands can give is certain to be theirs.
The godly woman isn’t gay; she’s left that all behind.
She’s pleasant and she’s cheerful, but she has a sober mind.
Her covered head, her simple dress, her modest mien are one;
Her singular adornment is the good that she has done.
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When years of faithful laboring have bent her body low,
She’ll teach the younger women in the way that they should go.
And verily, I say to you, she’ll have a rich reward.
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Oh, make of me that woman, Lord! And guide me in that way.
Behold, thou art the potter, and I the softened clay.
Encourage me where I am right; rebuke me where I’m wrong.
I read these Scriptures often and I ponder on them long.
~Janice Etter~


Oh; as a sort of p.s. I was looking over my blog and I realized that I have been posting a ton of posts! I guess it's official, I can't ignore the facts....I'm addicted to blogging.
Gabrielle W.
"The Lord directs the steps of a christian. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand." Psalms 37:23-24

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