Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: Matthew 28:19-20a
So how can I make an impact in my corner of the world? By accurately reflecting Christ to those He brings across my path and pointing them to Him. In order to be Christ-like, I need to spend time with Him – in prayer and Bible study. God’s Word is a treasure chest filled with jewels of Truth designed to conform me to His image (click to tweet).
What characteristics come to mind when you think of a godly woman? Someone who is kind? Soft spoken? Generous?
The last several weeks, I’ve been facilitating a Bible study (True Woman 201: Interior Design) that highlights ten qualities that describe this godly lady. Traits the Lord wants to develop in my own life. Traits I need to share with the women in my church and community. They are supernatural characteristics that showcase Christ and draw people to Him.
She is discerning – she speaks/teaches “the things which become sound doctrine.” (Titus 2:1) Her plumb line is the Word of God. She knows the difference between truth and error.
She shows honor – “that they be in behavior as becometh holiness,” (Titus 2:3). She is constantly mindful of God’s presence and honors Him with appropriate behavior in every situation.
She loves family – she loves her husband and children and teaches the younger women to “love their husbands, to love their children,” (Titus 2:4). She has a mindset that values God’s plan for marriage and the family.
She is disciplined – she is sober/serious-minded. “That they may teach the young women to be sober. . .” (Titus 2:4). She is able to exercise self-restraint because she has yielded her will to the Holy Spirit.
She is pure – she is “chaste,” (Titus 2:5). She is morally pure and innocent because of the sacrifice Christ made for her sins. 100% pure in the eyes of God.
She values working at home – she understands God’s definition of ‘work’: “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;” (Col. 3:23). She emphasizes and teaches the need to be a good steward of the time God has given.
She is benevolent/kind – she is “good,” (Titus 2:5). Her heart is bent toward being: tender, compassionate, forgiving, humble, gentle, meek, gracious. Sound familiar? These are the fruit of the Spirit on display in her life.
She is submissive – she has a soft, amenable spirit, “. . .obedient to their own husbands,” (Titus 2:5). She understands the beauty of submission according to God’s Word. “Being submissive means having a responsive, lead-able spirit that is willing to be obedient to God-ordained authority.” (True Woman 201: Interior Design; Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Mary A. Kassian; p. 183).
She leaves a legacy – she is a teacher “of good things,” (Titus 2:3). She realizes her God-given responsibility to pass the baton of godly womanhood to the next generation. She is willing to invest in the lives of young women.
She is beautiful – her life points to the beauty of the gospel, “. . .that the word of God be not blasphemed,” (Titus 2:5). She allows the Holy Spirit to cultivate the previous nine characteristics in her life.
So many wonderful traits listed in just a few short verses in the second chapter of Titus. When you give the Lord access to your heart and yield to His will, these characteristics will become part of your life – a life that will bring honor and glory to Him.
Would you describe yourself as a godly woman? What step will you take to apply these truths to your life today?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word – it’s what sanctifies and cleanses us. Help me to grow in grace and in the knowledge of You so I can be the godly woman You want me to be for Your honor and glory. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Maria I. Morgan in an inspirational writer and speaker. She is the award-winning author of Louie’s BIG day! Regardless of the age of her audience, her goal is the same: to share God’s truth and make an eternal difference.
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