Lord, let me be a woman in this generation that wants to be known for following Jesus. Allow these beautiful truths to sink deep down into my heart and to those around too. Amen.
“She will truly have His heart and His eyes to see sons and daughters when she looks at His people.
She will be a doer of the word and not a hearer only.
She will refuse to judge and condemn and do her best to love people back to wholeness.
She will be a fountain of mercy and grace and one who will breathe life back into dry bones.
She will know that it is the love of God that breaks every yoke.
She will be a living epistle of love and humility and will demonstrate the scriptures with kindness and gentleness and compassion.
She will give credit where credit is due.
She will point others to Him. She will give Him all the glory. All of the honor. All of the credit.
She will understand fully- the truth that is this. If it were not for the grace of God- there go I.
She will reach to the back row and encourage and minister to the hearts of the women who can’t get past the grief and sorrow of their own life.
She will look past circumstances and situations and appearances that look different than her own to see daughters of the living God who have yet to discover their worth.
The new church lady is looking for opportunities to be a blessing- instead of looking for her own opportunities.
The new church lady knows that the only way up is down. She knows that “humility isn’t thinking less of yourself but it is thinking of yourself less.”
Graciousness is her hallmark.
Gratitude is her beauty treatment.
She is a woman of her word.
She is a worshipper. In spirit and in truth.
She is a prayer warrior and holds trust from others as sacred.
She is supportive of others and is not an opportunist.
She understands that to become the Proverbs 31 woman- you can’t skip chapters 1-30.
She is fully aware of her own shortcomings and seeks Him daily for His love and guidance.
She recognizes hopelessness and worthlessness in others and speaks life.
She is an excellent listener. She listens with her head and her heart. She hears what is not being said.
She is a lifter. An encourager. A hope giver.
She forgives- fully.
She knows that the same grace that was made available to her- is also available to everyone else.
She does not gossip. She does not constantly brag or boast. She speaks blessing.
She sees the best. Believes the best. Hopes the best.
She places a high value on God’s people.
She invests in the greatest investment in the world.
She is known for what she stands for.”
But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy, good fruit, impartial and sincere. ~ James 3:17
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