Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love. I Corinthians 16:13, 14 NKJV

Friday, March 24, 2017

Biblical Portrait...series...

Examining our walk in the light of Scripture
The verses on the following pages express God's heart for women. Together they provide a biblical portrait of a godly woman.
The questions that follow each verse are designed to help evaluate how well you are applying the Word in your daily walk. the point is not to answer a simple "yes" or "no" to each question, but rather to use the questions as a basis for person meditation, application, and response to the Lord.
Some of these verses are directed specifically to married women. Other apply more broadly to all women. Regardless of your marital status, ask God to open your heart and to help you see areas where He wants to mold you and make you a woman after His own heart.
To get the most our of this exercise, you may want to focus on one verse each day, asking God to show you how your life measures up to that particular aspect o His design. As you work through this section, highlight three or four verses that reveal specific areas of need in your life, so you can memorize them and engraft them into your heart and life.


How does God want to use me in others' lives?

"I exhort therefore, made....for all that are in authority" (1 Timothy 2:1-2, KJV).
Do I faithfully pray for the leader that God has placed in my life (e.g., husband, parents, pastors, employer, elected officials), asking God to bless them, to meet their needs, to protect them, and to make them godly leaders?

When someone in a position of authority fails, do I pray for them, rather than criticizing or attacking them?
"She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness: (Proverbs 31:27).
Am I a hard worker?
Am I attentive to the needs of those around me?
Am I faithful in fulfilling practical responsibilities in my home?
"...well known for her good deeds, such as bring up children, showing hospitality, washing the feet of the saints, helping those in trouble and devoting herself to all kinds of good deeds." (1 Timothy 5:10).
Is my life characterized by compassion, sacrifice and acts of service?
Do I have a reputation for reaching out to minister to the needs of others?
"Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality" (Romans 12:13)
Am I sensitive to the needs of other believers?
Am I generous in sharing with others who are in need?
Do I open my home to minister to others?
"Teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good" (Titus 2:3).
Is my life a godly example to younger women?
AM I self-controlled and temperate in the way I speak and in my lifestyle?
AM I actively involved in teaching younger women how to live their lives according to the Word of God?
"Train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God" (Titus 2:4-5).
Are my priorities in order?
Am I adequately focused on loving and meeting the needs of my family?
Do I model a selfless, sacrificial, serving love for my husband and children?
Is my spirit self-controlled, pure and kind?
Is my life an illustration of the "biblical portrait of womanhood"?
Be sure to stop by on Sunday where I will be sharing a poem from this book.

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