Friday, January 22, 2016

Biblical Womanhood.

What I want my daughters to know about Biblical womanhood

I read this article this morning and thought it was very good. Teaching Norah about Jesus is an immense responsibility, opportunity, and privilege! Here is a general synopsis of what she says:

1. Being a Godly woman means surrendering your whole heart to Jesus. This means He defines who you are and that is your identity, no matter what happens or how you feel.

2. Surrendering your heart means obeying. It's tempting to be the boss of your own life, but in submitting to God, He will make you the woman He wants you to be.

3. The world wants you to think that outward beauty is the ultimate goal, but God wants you to have a gentle and quiet spirit (1 Peter 3:3-4). True beauty is listening to what Jesus thinks of you and having a peaceful heart as you rest in that.

4. Don't fall into the trap that a man is the ultimate goal of womanhood. If God calls you to be single, you are not less adequate than wives and moms. If God wants you to marry, your husband will not provide lasting fulfillment. Biblical womanhood is based on your relationship with Him, not a man. He alone will provide you with ultimate hope and security.

5. Don't define Biblical womanhood by what you do, or you will always be comparing yourself to others. It's about attitudes more than actions, about having a soft and submissive heart towards God and His commands. In becoming what He wants of you, you will find freedom and joy.

2 comments:

  1. I followed a link from Madison's blog to this post. These are great reflections! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you! I just summarized what she said in the article, so it's not from me, but I thought they were great reflections too!

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