Monday, March 8, 2010

Godly Women



A godly woman is very noticeable in a crowd.

She is not the one with the expensive, fancy clothes or the one who is loudest in the crowd.

Instead her spirit is quiet and she carries herself with humility.

She doesn't try to attract attention but instead she draws attention with her meekness because that is such a rare quality today.

She draws attention because she is a rare gem standing in contrast against the muddy darkness of the world.

For woman who are hungry for God, they will notice these women right away.

Her feet bring peace and her hands reach out to help the needy. They are the hands of Jesus bringing water from afar. Her love and patience abounds. Forgiveness is offered freely and grace abounds.

She understands her weaknesses, frailties and sinfulness and is utterly dependent on the Lord.

She knows that there is no one perfect, except her Savior. She does not sucuumb the burdening model of perfectionism that the world doles out on women.

I am blessed to know several of these women, they come in all shapes and sizes but when I see one their beauty is undeniable because their spirit touches all around them.

One day I hope to be like these woman that God has graciously put in my path.

One of these days.

It is a refining process but one I am grateful to be on the journey for.

See, I wasn't raised to be a Proverbs 31 woman.

In fact, very far from it.

If I shared with you my past-- you would be quite astonished.

But one of these days, I hope I might grow more in this area.

And as God continues his mighty refinement process in me, I am grateful to learn from women who make themselves available.

Be sure to listen to this free clip and be blessed as you enjoy the freedoms of godly womanhood:








15 comments:

  1. Thank you! :) I have been embracing the calling of being a Godly woman! I am being transformed by the Master right now! :)

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  2. I agree...have you read my side bar about what kind of woman the world needs? Thanks for the good thoughts...come say hi :D

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  3. Great post!

    I am enjoying the online mentoring with Mrs. Botkin very much!

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  4. What an encouragement this is!

    Thanks for sharing it ... I'm off to listen now and be further blessed -

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  5. I am so thankful for people like you and Mrs. Botkin, who graciously make themselves available. What does it matter what's in your past? The amazing thing is how God is using you now...both in the lives of your family and all these women who visit your site!!! :)
    Blessings to you June!!
    Blessings,
    Joy

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  6. Dear Ladies,

    The Lord is continually working on me as well, isn't He good?

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    Julie,
    I left you a comment at your blog! :)

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    Joy, God has been good to me. And the Lord has blessed me through your site too!

    Many blessings...

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  7. This is a great post. I want to be more like this too....I want to be the woman God wants me to be and let others see Him in me. Thank you for this beautiful reminder.
    Blessings,
    Elizabeth

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  8. Thank you for the post - Amen. I too have had a troubled past with no one to look to for a good example and no mother around to teach me how to be a woman. Praise God He has brought me out of that. Praise God also for His grace that teaches us how to live this way (godly, soberly and righteously in the wicked world). Titus 2.

    Lord bless you as you serve Him in truth.

    In Christ,
    Joanne in MO

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  9. Thank you so much for this. I believe our pasts do count for a lot. I thank God for his forgiveness, and the ability to move on from that past. But how wonderful it is to see how far I have come from my past beliefs and life! I hope my daughter will not have such a "past", and will be blessed with such a life in biblical womanhood as I am now trying to have. I LOVE reading your blog. it is so UPLIFTING!!! my gratitude.

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  10. This has touched my heart, in the deep and quiet places, that others do not see. Thank you for the blessings.

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  11. Hello, I'm a new follower! I'm so happy to have found your blog. Your words are helping me so much. This particular post touched me b/c I was raised completely different from the way I want to raise my two young daughters. I feel like I have to undo my "wiring" regarding the roles of women and taking care of a household and learn more about biblical womanhood myself. Any advice on how you did that?

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  12. Dear Southern Savvy,

    I read the Bible,alot of godly books, watched and learned from godly women, prayed, and learned from godly websites and made alot of mistakes along the way. I'm still learning and consider myself a work in progress!

    Many blessings...

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