Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Seven Marks Of A Godly Woman

John Mark Comer from Solid Rock gave a sermon on this subject and I thought you would enjoy what I learned from him.  He gave these points so men would know what to look for in a wife.  Since most of you are wives or are looking to be one, I think you will like this.  Here they are {taken from Genesis 24, the story of Rebekah and Isaac} ~

1 ~ She is part of God's family. She loves Jesus and is pursuing a relationship with Him.  She is filled with the Spirit and overflowing with joy. The gravest mistake a godly man can make is to marry a woman not committed to the faith. Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? (I Corinthians 6:14)

2 ~ She is willing to follow her husband. Men need a help meet. Her role is to help him in his role. And the LORD God said , It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. (Genesis 2:18)

3 ~ She is beautiful, the way God defines beauty not man. "And let not your adornment be external only...but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God." (I Peter 3:3, 4)  We should care for our body and do the best with what we have, but we should concentrate much more on being joyful and having a sparkle in our eye!  Men are very attracted to happy women.

4 ~ She is committed to purity. Where men have unrealistic expectations of how women should look because of pornography, women have unrealistic expectations of how men should act. She doesn't spend her day watching soap operas and trashy novels. She guards her body and mind. To be discreet, pure, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. (Titus 2:5)

5 ~ She has a servant's heart.  Godly guys love a woman with a servant's heart. Two givers in a marriage make a very good marriage. For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love be servants of one another. (Galatians 5:13)

6 ~ She desires to become a mother. The Bible says women will be "saved through childbearing." (I Timothy 2:15) Something comes alive inside a woman when she bears a child. The wife will influence her children more than anything else in life.

7 ~ She is modest. "Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly..." (I Timothy 3:9) Men are visual creatures and godly men want to walk in purity, so help  them by dressing modestly.

He encourages women to pay more attention to who they are becoming than sitting around waiting for the right man.