Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Portrait of a Godly Woman

Kendal from The Father Knows Best is jewel when it comes to Christian Women Bloggers. I personally follow her and read her posts often and always come away challenged! Today, she will be sharing with you a Portrait of a Godly Woman. Please hop over to her site and leave her feedback from her post and if you like her writing please show your love by following her {you won't be disappointed}!

The Proverbs 31 woman, wife and mother. Who is she and why is she the most referred to woman in the Bible? I believe God has given us a picture of the woman He created us to be. This woman loved the Lord, she treasured and adored her husband, she diligently trained and taught her children; she was a woman that saw the importance of homemaking. She was undeniably a very selfless woman!

I fall so short but God's grace covers all of my failures! I so aspire to be this woman but realize I have such a long way to go! But thankfully, He is not done with me! What God completes, is completely done!

10 Virtues of the Proverbs 31 Woman (avirtuouswoman.org)

1. Faith - A Virtuous Woman serves God with all of her heart, mind, and soul. She seeks His will for her life and follows His ways. (Proverbs 31: 26, Proverbs 31: 29 – 31, Matthew 22: 37, John 14: 15, Psalm 119: 15

2. Marriage – A Virtuous Woman respects her husband. She does him good all the days of her life. She is trustworthy and a helpmeet. (Proverbs 31: 11- 12, Proverbs 31: 23, Proverbs 31: 28, 1 Peter 3, Ephesians 5, Genesis2: 18)

3. Mothering - A Virtuous Woman teaches her children the ways of her Father in heaven. She nurtures her children with the love of Christ, disciplines them with care and wisdom, and trains them in the way they should go. (Proverbs 31: 28, Proverbs 31: 26, Proverbs 22: 6, Deuteronomy 6, Luke 18: 16)

4. Health – A Virtuous Woman cares for her body. She prepares healthy food for her family. (Proverbs 31: 14 – 15, Proverbs 31: 17, 1 Corinthians 6: 19, Genesis 1: 29, Daniel 1, Leviticus 11)

5. Service - A Virtuous Woman serves her husband, her family, her friends, and her neighbors with a gentle and loving spirit. She is charitable. (Proverbs 31: 12, Proverbs 31: 15, Proverbs 31: 20, 1 Corinthians 13: 13)

6. Finances - A Virtuous Woman seeks her husband’s approval before making purchases and spends money wisely. She is careful to purchase quality items which her family needs. (Proverbs 31: 14, Proverbs 31: 16, Proverbs 31: 18, 1 Timothy 6: 10, Ephesians 5: 23, Deuteronomy 14: 22, Numbers 18: 26)

7. Industry – A Virtuous Woman works willingly with her hands. She sings praises to God and does not grumble while completing her tasks. (Proverbs 31: 13, Proverbs 31: 16, Proverbs 31: 24, Proverbs 31: 31, Philippians 2: 14)

8. Homemaking – A Virtuous Woman is a homemaker. She creates an inviting atmosphere of warmth and love for her family and guests. She uses hospitality to minister to those around her. (Proverbs 31: 15, Proverbs 31: 20 – 22, Proverbs 31: 27, Titus 2: 5, 1 Peter 4: 9, Hebrews 13: 2)

9. Time - A Virtuous Woman uses her time wisely. She works diligently to complete her daily tasks. She does not spend time dwelling on those things that do not please the Lord. (Proverbs 31: 13, Proverbs 31: 19, Proverbs 31: 27, Ecclesiastes 3, Proverbs 16: 9, Philippians 4:8 )

10. Beauty – A Virtuous Woman is a woman of worth and beauty. She has the inner beauty that only comes from Christ. She uses her creativity and sense of style to create beauty in her life and the lives of her loved ones. (Proverbs 31: 10Proverbs 31: 21 – 22, Proverbs 31: 24 -25, Isaiah 61: 10, 1 Timothy 2: 9, 1 Peter 3: 1 – 6)

Let's be intentional in our efforts to fulfill the Proverbs 31 calling. Ask the Lord to reveal hidden sin that could hinder you from becoming the virtuous woman He has called us to be. It's a high calling for sure, but with the Grace of our Lord we can joyfully walk in the divine role He has placed on our life.

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1 comment:

  1. Great post, Kendal!

    You're right - we DO have to be intentional in our efforts to fulfill this very high calling!

    I'm looking forward to sitting down and looking up all of the scripture references during nap time today!