Monday, November 22, 2010

Woman of God

What does it mean to be a woman of God?

I think it means embodying an almost impossible balance.

Sensitive: Listens patiently, cuddles children, in tune to feelings, tender, delicate
Strong: anchor in crisis, capable, supports, pulls weight, bridges gaps, volunteers

Friendly: Warm, interested, welcoming, encouraging, genuine, causes smiles
Guarded: Vigilant, veiled, guards the sacred, "feminine mystique"

Humble: Soft-spoken, doesn't seek attention, praises others, thinks then speaks
Brave: Speaks truth, resolves conflict, advises, corrects, valiant, determined

Beautiful: sweet disposition, elegant, classic style, little attentions to appearance
Modest: appropriate, Biblical, natural, pure, beyond reproach, not given to self focus

Sounds impossible. Perfection, godliness, righteousness, holiness...they all sound impossible in human strength. However God enables the called and He has called for godly women.

Higher than the highest human thought can reach is God's ideal for His daughters. I haven't even come close to living up to this ideal,but it is my aim.

1 comment:

Emily said...

Dear Proverbs 31 Woman,

I believe that God is well on His way of making you a woman after His heart. Amidst the nearly impossible descriptions, of what being a godly woman is, remember the promise, "He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it".