Thursday, 17 May 2012

Godly Womanhood Is...

Faith & Fortitude
The spirit of godly womanhood is present in the woman who, with courage and fortitude, perseveres through the many challenges of life. She realizes that "faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen," and consequently strives for the principled course of action.

Purity & Contentment
To be pure in mind, body and spirit is more precious than all the promises the world offers. A godly woman guards her heart against anything that would rob her of her purity and she is content to wait upon the Lord and trust the leadership of her husband.

Femininity & Grace
The truly godly woman is one who radiates that inner grace which only comes from the confidence in being a woman of God. She enjoys dressing like a lady and being about the business of women. Because of this, others think of her with respect. Her very comportment communicates a gentle, gracious spirit.

Enthusiasm & Industry
Proverbs tells us that a virtuous woman "works with her hands with delight" and "does not eat the bread of idleness." A godly woman is one who sees her life as mission of service. What others view as a burden, she views as a blessing and opportunity.

Home & Hospitality
One of the defining qualities of godly womanhood is a love for home and hospitality. While other women are driven by careers and ambitions, the godly woman finds true contentment at home. She makes her home a safe haven, first for her family and then for the traveller.

Joy & Friendship
The woman of God is joyful and seeks close companionship with those who share the same vision. For the woman who has embraced the beauty of Christian Womanhood, the richest of friendships begin with her family where she both learns and teaches how to love and honour, and experiences the joy of belonging to another.

Submission & Obedience
The Godly Woman recognizes that "the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man..." She willingly and joyfully submits to him in everything as she would unto Christ. What other women view as a burden and degradation, she views as an honour and a blessing.

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