Monday, April 1, 2013

A Woman Who Fears the Lord is to Be Praised

She is clothed with strength and dignity, and laughs without fear of the future. 
Proverbs 31:25.

If I said this past week has been anything other than a whirlwind, I'd be lying. Life has flown at me in a way it never has before and decisions are appearing that need to be made right and left. It is easy to get lost in the chaos and I'll admit that is how I am feeling. My heart is battling itself. The tendency to be a meticulous planner, the desire to decide on a whim, and the need to settle into the assurance of God's hand in and plan for my life. 

I want to fear God and honor Him in the choices I make, and those choices include how and what I share with my family and friends about what He is doing in my heart. Part of me wants to give the bare basics and save the rest for the secret place with Him. Part of me knows that is not possible in sheer logistics. But in sorting through these, I want to be honoring and surrendering all the while. Below is something I found while roaming around tumblr this weekend (my home and retreat pre-blogging). It definitely spoke to where I am these days and I hope it encourages you as well.

Seven Characteristics of a Godly Woman
By Joyce Meyer
A godly woman desires to receive a vision from God that will give her a glimpse into her future.
A godly woman has courage to be herself in all situations. She never compromises her godly values and teachings to fit in with her surroundings. She is faithful to God at all times.
A godly woman's strength is demonstrated during times of difficult tests. When things in life seem heavy to bear or people don't understand how she can maintain joy and peace in God, she confesses that the "joy of the Lord is my strength".
A godly woman is bold in her approach to fulfilling the will of God in her life. She is not offensive as to hurt others' feelings but she is not afraid to do or go where God commands her to go. Her boldness rises when others may have a draw back spirit or are afraid of what others may think of them.
A godly woman is convinced that God cannot fail. She seeks Him and goes to Him in every situation in her life because she believes without a doubt that God is on her side, she has victory in every area of her life and that the schemes of the devil will not prosper.
A godly woman trusts in God's word. Through prayer she is sure that God is always involved in her affairs.
A godly woman must understand and know her purpose from God. She has spent time in prayer and studying God's word to know what god has deemed for her corporately and individually.


3 comments:

  1. This was such a lovely post. One of my favorite reads in a long time.

    Thanks for writing this.

    xo CZ

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  2. You spoke right to my heart. I love how sometimes God choses persons you've never met to tell you something. :)

    Thanks!

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  3. Good stuff here, friend! This encouraged me today.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog last week. Nice to meet you!

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