HOW TO BE A GODLY WOMAN

HOW TO BE A GODLY WOMAN

Being a godly woman in this ungodly world is no easy task, however, it is necessary that we put in much effort to stand out in this generation, as people who God would be proud of.

Being a godly woman, is one of the major expectations which are required of Christian women, that there is a need for them to be holy and pure in the sight of God. For instance, taking a look at women who expose more flesh on social media platforms, and the media world in general, that is not what God wants for his children, particularly his daughters.

Such acts are often known to cause immorality, and it is something which spreads like wildfire in our world today. To be different from people who commit such acts, it requires a lot of strength, faith and resolve.

The first step in being a godly woman, is in our dressing. It is required that godly women dress well and not provocatively. Our dressing speaks volumes of our character.

A woman who wears a miniskirt and a top which reveals her abdominal region, would most likely be regarded as an immoral woman. Godly women should not be a part of this, as they are a special breed of people.

Also, in speech and conduct, a godly woman must stand out. The way we speak and act around people says a lot about who we are. We should not be proud in our speech and actions. We should also not use words which do not glorify God. People look up to us, and judge us by the way we speak.

As a matter of fact, for the younger generation, they tend to pick up things so fast and hence, there is a huge tendency that they could take after you in your speech and your conduct. Therefore, godly women have to put efforts into ensuring that they are women who are worthy of emulation.

In marriage as well, a godly woman needs to reflect the character of Christ, as she would be a model to her husband, her children, her neighbours, and women like her. There are a lot of people looking up to God through her, and it is up to her to ensure that she does not disappoint God.

THE CHRISTIAN VIRTUOUS WOMAN

THE CHRISTIAN VIRTUOUS WOMAN

Basically, according to Christian faith, a virtuous woman is one who is known to be upright and having a noble character, alongside having admirable qualities. The Bible poses a question, asking if such a woman can be found. Looking at the story of women in the Bible, only a few have measured up to the expected standard. Hence, in our churches and believers’ gatherings today, people particularly women, are always encouraged to strive and measure up to the standard of a Virtuous woman.

From the Bible, the following are features of a Virtuous woman:

  • Her husband treasured her: Taking a look at the Bible, notably the book of Proverbs, it can be seen that the woman talked about, had a blissful marriage and a wonderful home. Her marriage did not hit the rocks, and she was treasured by her husband because she had three outstanding qualities namely: Her trustworthiness, her affection and her influence.
  • She exhibited full-scale capability: The book of Proverbs shows that she was a woman who was very capable, as she was able to effectively manage the affairs of her home. This particular chapter mentions that she was very industrious, she was prudent, and she exuded great energy, which was evident in the day she managed the resources of the house.
  • Her children loved her: For a woman to be loved by her children, it implies that her deeds have been worthy of emulation. Proverbs tells us the reason why her children loved her: She was loved because of her thoughtfulness, as she always thought of others before herself. Also, she was known to be a disciplinarian, alongside exhibiting wisdom in the process.
  • She exhibited generosity: For those who lived around her, the Virtuous woman ensured that she showed practical Grace as a Christian. She exhibited Charity to the needy, she looked after them well. She was also very generous, as she gave anything she had. She also went lengths to delivering alms herself, which is a practical way.
  • The Lord was pleased by her actions: Wrapping up the concluding chapter of the book of Proverbs, it was said that she was pleasing to the Lord. She made efforts to please the Lord, as she was endeared to obey him.

Value In All

First and foremost, Luke 12:6-7 (ESV) reads as follows; “Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs on your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows”. In relation to the verse above we see Jesus at the forefront of the crowd-which includes his disciples-speak on the things of God. In doing so, he both uplifts-and encourages-thousands by reminding them of their worth, in the midst of how not to be fearful.

It is through his presentation before many, that his care is exemplified simply through his words. For, nowhere does the passage prior-in Luke 12:12-say, “when so many thousands of men had gathered together,” or “when so many thousands of women had gathered together”. It says, “when so many thousands of the people”, for God’s people are all. Man or woman, poor or rich, young or old, crippled or in good health, black or white, etc. each holds great value in the eyes of God because each is called to do something great if he/she puts his/her trust in God.

Furthermore, Psalm 139:1-3; “O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways”. In turn, God knows each and every one of us better than we know ourselves, and sees value in all of us. He has our path paved out,  and even though we may have trouble seeing the road ahead, and/or the future, in the midst of a fog filled vision, he places value in each one of our steps. Not just in our lives, but in the lives of others we cross paths with.

In conclusion, God sees worth in all of his children, and knows everything about us. Every heartbreak or smile, every circumstance and situation that makes us happy or sad, and everything else that lies beneath the surface. As a result, anyone has the ability to impact the world, and each one in a different way. That’s why it is of great importance that both genders understand their worth and value in the sight of God. For, his role for them is greater than the role that society tries to force on them.

God’s Purpose In Women

Oftentimes-as we live our lives day by day-many of us find ourselves experiencing a series of memorable moments, but with each comes times of trial to contrast. For, as women, a thought might present itself within an instant-whether it be through a discouraging situation, mistake, disagreement, etc.-which can then cause us to harmfully question ourselves, and/or see ourselves as the world sees us.

In turn, if we are unaware of the amount of value that we hold through God’s eyes-which can be distinguished throughout the bible-then we may begin to be swept up by that of our own insecurities, or what society says we are. Fortunately, countless scripture illustrates the value of women-as well as God’s purpose in their lives-so that when they begin to question whether or not they are good enough, they are reminded by him of just how much they are.

First, she is beautifully made, for she is a creation of the most high. “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well” Psalm 139:14 (ESV). She wasn’t just thrown together on a whim, but crafted wonderfully by the one who knows every detail, and who has a purpose for her life far greater than her own.

Second, she is strength. “Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come” Proverbs 31:25 (ESV). For, it is through such that she finds herself blanketed by her faith, with God serving as her anchor. He carries her during the times when her feet begin to fall, and strengthens her in the midst of weakness. She feels as though her ship is sinking, or as though she might drown due to all that’s weighing her down, but then suddenly she remembers how her God holds a beautiful future for her right in the palm of his hand.

And lastly, she is valued. “God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns” Psalm 46:5 (ESV). She knows her God, and knows he’ll come to the rescue every time-and that the restoration and healing that took place within that of her past, will be repeated once more. For, her God is merciful. She knows that she is valued, and finds favor in his eyes, as he comes to her aid. He leads her away from what may have once been seen as a helpless situation, and through him she’s immovable.

What It Means To Be A Proverbs 31 Woman

As we are forced to engage/interact with that of our modern day society, it can oftentimes be disheartening to see the way that the changing world around us impacts/influences the actions of various individuals-including those that surround said individuals-and sometimes even ourselves. For, those who have love for God find it difficult to see those push him away, in exchange for the things of this world. In response such sorrow can be suffocating at times, as the enemy tries and uses such sadness to destroy the joy of christian woman.

In turn, it can be challenging for women to endure the day to day, without having first established a relationship with God-for, it is through faith, and his word, that they are able to discern right from wrong. We see an example of this in one of the most well known scriptures-Proverbs 31-which explains the characteristics of a woman who fears the Lord. This can help women to be strong leaders, and bring others to Christ-as they stay on track in their relationship with God, in the midst of a world that tries to rip him away.

First and foremost, we see in verse 10 (ESV) that “she is far more precious than jewels”. She is worth more than material items, and as a result no one can put a price on her because she sees her worth in God’s eyes. She knows that she is precious in his sight, and even as the world tries to destroy her image, what her creator says of her remains true. For, He is a God of truth more perfect than that of man, and it is through her faith, and his consistency, that she is reminded of just how valued she is in his sight.

Second can be seen in verse 20 (ESV) which goes to say, “She opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy”. In turn, she does good unto others, and others can take heart in her good deed, as she outpours kindness-doing things in love, and not for gain, and/or reward. “Her lamp does not go out at night…” Verse 18 (ESV), for she shines bright, and serves as an example for all to see.

In conclusion, a number of qualities can be seen in a woman such as this, and even though I’ve only listed a couple above, there are several seen within line after line of Proverbs Chapter 31. In turn, it is through these verses that women are reminded of what God sees in them, and who they are in Christ. It is then that they can further grow in their relationship with him, as well as all that he has called them to be, by reading such truths, and speaking them into existence.