Disciplines of a Godly Woman by Barbara HughesDiscipline.
For many of us, the word alone evokes dread. Its not that we dont want to be disciplined physically, mentally, and spiritually. The challenge seems too hard, and the motivation more about duty than desire. When it comes to our Christian walk, we dont want to be legalistic and just follow some set of rules. Thats not what its all about, right?
Barbara Hughes answers with this encouraging reality: The true heart of spiritual discipline is a relationship with God. As you grow in that relationship, embracing your heavenly Father and his ways, you discover that discipline is your lifeline to him. It is how he gives meaningful shape to all the days of your life.
The dread of a disciplined life will be replaced with desire and anticipation as you find that there is no greater purpose than loving Him in every moment, every activity, and every thought. Using poignant stories and faithful reminders, Barbara opens her own heart to help you find the joy of full surrender. Her honest and encouraging look at the Word of God reveals the keys to living a truly godly life. And to strengthen your walk day to day, she offers hymns and praise psalms for your devotional times, a long list of recommended books that will lift your spirits, and Bible study helps to remind you that youre not alone.
5 Characteristics Of A Godly Woman
An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels. She is more precious than jewels; And nothing you desire compares with her. I have found one man among a thousand, but I have not found a woman among all these. She looks well to the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness. She rises also while it is still night And gives food to her household And portions to her maidens.
What does the Bible say about? Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
We hope these characteristics and their accompanying verses help spur you on to be the kind of woman that God created you to be. So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself.
The Bible records true history of many Godly women. Here are just five Godly women found in Scripture. Ruth is one of those women of the Bible that has a Book named for her. Ruth was born in Moab on the east side of the Dead Sea in the land of Jordan. The Bible does not tell us about her parents but we can see much more about the importance she played in the lineage of Jesus.
By Barbara Hughes. For many people, the word discipline evokes a sense of resistance—but Barbara Hughes points out that the heart of spiritual discipline is a relationship with God. Discipline seems like a hard word, but discipline is your lifeline, something that you learn to embrace and thank God for as you grow in him. To be a godly woman you must know what this gospel is, believe it, and make it the center of your life. Never lose the wonder of the gospel. John is not only a beautiful summary of what God has done, it ought to be the true center of our living—defining, motivating, and satisfying us.