What a promise.
This is a promise full of rich & heavy rewards for the wife and woman who seek after God & who are determined to live counter culturally. Which isn’t easy.
Our culture doesn’t honor a woman who is gentle & quiet. One who doesn’t always have to respond to every action or word spoken to her. One who knows when to speak & does so in such a way to her wisdom is heard and accepted.
The culture & our negative experiences have led us to believe that the only way to be strong is to be loud, aggressive, & cutting. The world we live in today wouldn’t advise you to be meek & gentle because you’ll be taken advantage of and abused.
But, then the culture betrays us and puts us on this merry-go-round of emotions because we’re hurt & angey when our men don’t respect us, when they won’t lead, & retreat.
The culture won’t tell you that the way it’s programming you to think will tear down your man and your very own home. It will have you truly believing that this way, aggressive & boisterous, is the way to protect yourself and to remain true to yourself. But, it will forget to warn you about your children & how they will learn to live and love/respect other men & women in their lives. It won’t tell you that your chosen way of life will create more conflict than peaceable situations.
I pray that you will see how important it is and how good it is for us as women & wives to walk in the way God laid out for us. I pray that we place attributes and character traits that He loves and finds beautiful above the ones that the culture prefers.
I pray that you see the influence you are able to have in your home, workplace, church, & community just by knowing how and when to say what truly needs to be said. I pray that you seek wisdom and ask God to mold you into the Godly woman/mother/wife He would have you to be. I urge you to find other women in your communities who are gentle & quiet in spirit who will help you along the way.
In Jesus’ name!!
At times, we have a backwards way of looking at life. We tend to think that the louder, flashier, and “bigger” we are, the more attention we will get. I challenge this perspective. The quiet, more humble one who is busy serving may not get the most attention first, but soon her worth will be recognized and she will be honored. She is confident- she doesn’t need to be loud. She is wise- she understands that if she busy trying to get the attention of others, she isn’t focused on the task at hand. She doesn’t focus completely on out shining anyone because she knows who she is and for what she’s here for. She’s not looking for the approval or acknowledgment of the culture or anyone drawn to it.
Her God is pleased, her husband is respected, her children have a Godly role model, & her home is peaceful.
This week, pray that the Holy Spirit urges you to be gentle & quiet. Ask God to develop a spirit in which He will be pleased. And, pray that you will be sensitive to the spirit’s nudges and whispers.
For a woman of noble character is worth far more than rubies.
… here’s to being worthy. (Straighten your crowns, ladies!)