As the traditional line of priesthood holders and political leaders, men have traditionally been the center of our attention. A current of righteous influence, however, mirrors the wonderful women of God who have lived in every period and circumstance.
In both the secular media and God’s word, greatness cannot be gauged by the amount of space given to its story. However, the history of Biblical women remains untold.
What does it mean to be a godly woman? Or maybe you’ve considered calling yourself a “woman of God,” only to discover you have no idea what that really means. How can a woman show the world that she wants to follow God’s heart and be a woman He delights in?
- 1 What Does It Mean To Be A Woman Of God?
- 2 What Makes A Woman Beautiful In God’s Eyes?
- 3 What Is The Role Of A Woman Of God?
- 4 What Distinguishes A Woman Of God From A Man Of God?
- 5 Who Are The Women Of God?
- 6 7 Great Women Of God In The Bible
- 7 How Can You Become A Woman Of God?
- 8 Encouraging Ways To Become A Woman Of God
- 9 Conclusion
What Does It Mean To Be A Woman Of God?
A woman of God is in the first place a daughter of the true God. Through a saving connection with Jesus Christ, one is born into the family of God (John 1:12; 3:16–18, 36). When we place our faith in Jesus for our salvation, we are renewed (2 Corinthians 5:17).
To help us grow into more Christlike people, God sends us the Holy Spirit (John 14:15–17; 1 John 4:13; 2 Corinthians 3:18). A Godly woman is, at her core, a Christian who allows the Holy Spirit to shape her character.
What Makes A Woman Beautiful In God’s Eyes?
Apostle Peter emphasizes the importance of enhancing one’s inner beauty rather than being excessively preoccupied with one’s exterior attractiveness.
1 Peter 3:3-4 states, “Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear—but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.”
What Is The Role Of A Woman Of God?
In modern society, women play different roles that have made them equal to their counterparts. What roles make a woman of God stand out from all the women in the world?
The Hebrew term for “helper” is ezer, which may make you feel inferior at first. It’s like getting demoted from full professor to classroom assistant. Have you ever considered that this very word is used by God to describe himself? More than thirty times in the Bible, the word ezer is used to convey anything about God’s nature or behavior.
A God-fearing woman’s role as a supporter does not diminish her authority (think of the Old Testament judge Deborah). Rather, she ensures the success of everyone around her regardless of whether she is in the lead or following.
To what extent does one’s identity define what it means to be a provider of life? To focus on Christ, who is your strength, rather than your own discontentment and disappointments; to cultivate relationships rather than destroy them; to edify others rather than criticize them; to bring life and joy to conversations instead of the latest gossip or factions; to point others to Christ, who is your strength, rather than yourself. It is no other than Jesus Christ who has the power to turn every Christian woman from a life-taker into a life-giver.
God-Fearer And People-Server
She wears her strength and dignity as armor, and she joyfully anticipates the future. When she speaks, knowledge and the practice of compassion are on her lips. She is observant of her family’s routines and does not indulge in the bread of idleness. A lady who respects and honors the Lord is to be commended, for charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting (Proverbs 31:25–27, 30).
According to Barbara Hughes “The woman clothed with ‘strength and dignity’ will behave in a manner worthy of her honored position. She knows who she is, and she carries herself with that assurance—not to impress or intimidate anyone but to honor her Creator and Redeemer.” In essence, the woman of Proverbs 31 is one who prioritizes her relationship with God and loves her neighbor as herself.
Older women should not defame or drink too much wine. They are to instill in the young women a love for God and for their families, as well as a desire to be self-controlled, pure, hard-working, kind, and obedient to their own husbands, so that God’s name may be praised throughout the world (Titus 2:3–5).
Godly women are concerned for other women. Observe the women in your life to get a sense of what it means to be a godly woman. Listen to the godly ladies who have lived out their faith and spent time in God’s Word. You may learn the most about becoming a godly woman from these ladies. If you are a woman of God, it is your responsibility to look out for the younger women in your community.
What Distinguishes A Woman Of God From A Man Of God?
God makes it clear that he made men and women differently: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them” (Genesis 1:27). Because God is multifaceted, he decided to have both sexes carry his likeness.
The scientific literature confirms these distinctions. Did you know, for example, that women have an enhanced sense of smell and taste because they have more taste buds and olfactory cells? The ability to identify subtle color changes is more developed in women than in males.
Men’s minds are wired to get their bearings through physical objects, whereas women are more adept at navigating through facial features. Such are some examples of God’s imaginative sex classifications for human beings.
Who Are The Women Of God?
When many men in Israel were content to submit to the paganism of Persia, Greece, and Canaan, it was strong women who maintained the line of loyalty. Do we not talk about Ruth and Naomi more than David and Jonathan when measuring love fidelity in a human relationship?
Tithing was taught by a widow’s mite. A destitute widow shared her supper and oil with Elijah, teaching us how to share. Moses was rescued from the bullrushes by an Egyptian woman’s divine maternal instincts, proving that babies are blessings, not burdens.
Do the words “And many women were there beholding afar off” from the account of the crucifixion at Calvary not speak volumes about the depth of women’s intelligence? (Matt. 27:55.) Their stay was like a litany, their presence a prayer.
Who was first to Christ’s empty tomb? Two women. Who saw Jesus initially after his resurrection? Mary Magdalene. Women of God’s spiritual sensitivity keeps them hoping when others have given up.
7 Great Women Of God In The Bible
The Bible is replete with remarkable women. Here are seven Biblical women of God you have to know:
Mary Of Nazareth
Mary of Nazareth, Jesus’ mother, plays a pivotal part in the Bible. The world’s savior was born to her during her teenage years. Even though she was terrified to learn of her special position in God’s story, Mary accepted her mission and gave birth to the one who would become the Messiah.
Here’s a scripture about Mary: “Six months after Elizabeth knew she was to become a mother, Gabriel was sent from God to Nazareth. Nazareth was a town in the country of Galilee. He went to a woman who had never had a man. Her name was Mary.
She was promised in marriage to a man named Joseph. Joseph was of the family of David. The angel came to her and said, ‘You are honored very much. You are a favored woman. The Lord is with you. You are chosen from among many women.’ When she saw the angel, she was troubled at his words. She thought about what had been said.
The angel said to her, ‘Mary, do not be afraid. You have found favor with God. See! You are to become a mother and have a Son. You are to give Him the name Jesus. He will be great. He will be called the Son of the Most High.
The Lord God will give Him the place where His early father David sat. He will be King over the family of Jacob forever and His nation will have no end’” (Luke 1:26–33).
“Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, ‘Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.’
But the Lord answered her, ‘Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her’” (Luke 10:38–42).
Jesus reprimanded Martha, sister of Mary, for prioritizing her social responsibilities over listening to and absorbing his teachings. Still, she was a passionate follower of Christ who had a strong desire to get to know and love Jesus and who did all in her ability to honor him as the undiscovered king.
“And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb.” – Genesis 30:22
Initially childless, she gave birth to Joseph, who single-handedly saved Israel by the might of God, and Benjamin, Israel’s last tribe to stay faithful to God before the exile.
Rachel’s significance in the narrative of redemption cannot be understated, and she should be honored for her courage amidst hardship through the Lord’s might.
Ruth The Moabite
“But Ruth replied, ‘Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God’” (Ruth 1:16).
Ruth, a Moabitess, played a crucial part in the arrival of Jesus. Following the death of her husband, she went with Naomi, her mother-in-law, to Israel, where she encountered Boaz. They would ultimately spread the bloodline of the Messiah, becoming the great-grandparents of King David.
“After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb” (Matthew 28:1).
Misconceptions about Mary Magdalene abound. Yet she was Jesus Christ’s faithful follower. After Jesus cured her, she followed him about, taking care of him and his followers, and finally becoming a witness to his death and burial.
When Mary arrived at the tomb three days later, she discovered the empty tomb firsthand, making her one of the most important eyewitnesses to the resurrection and a key source for the gospel authors, lending historical legitimacy to the early Christian church.
“But Jehosheba, the daughter of King Jehoram and sister of Ahaziah, took Joash son of Ahaziah and stole him away from among the royal princes, who were about to be murdered. She put him and his nurse in a bedroom to hide him from Athaliah; so he was not killed.” (2 Kings 11:2)
Jehosheba was King Joram’s daughter. She is renowned for having saved her baby nephew.
Prince Joash, her nephew, was to be murdered by the Queen Mother. Joash’s survival ensured the continuation of the dynasty of David and, by extension, the line of the Messiah.
Jehosheba’s courage was crucial to the possibility of Christ’s arrival, and it is difficult to understate God’s work via her unwavering dedication to his objectives.
“And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, [and] with his seed after him” (Genesis 17:19).
Sarah was a significant biblical figure. She was Abraham’s wife and an illustration of the truth that God always fulfills his promises. Sarah gave birth to Isaac at the age of 90, despite her incapacity to produce children, in fulfillment of God’s promise to Abraham that he would have a son.
How Can You Become A Woman Of God?
A woman’s goals in life should be to help other women succeed, to glorify Christ in all that she says and does, to equip the next generation to answer the question, “What does it mean to be a woman of God?,” to love in a way that gives glory to God and to the people God created in his image.
Encouraging Ways To Become A Woman Of God
How can a lady arrange her life in such a way that God can stir her affections? Take heart from these three inspiring suggestions to become a woman of God:
1. Choose The Ways Of The Lord Whenever Possible
Make a conscious effort to favor God and His ways with all of your actions, thoughts, and words. Becoming a godly woman means setting one’s priorities in line with God’s, and we should act in a way that demonstrates that God is your top priority. In the end, “priority” comes from the same root as “to prefer.” When given the option, we’d rather do things God’s way.
2. Make A Daily Commitment To God
Each new day is a chance to recommit yourself to God. Start over with God every day by dedicating yourself, your life, your time, your money, and all you own to Him in prayer, whether it’s written or spoken. Simply commit everything to God and leave it at the altar.
3. Develop A Passionate Heart
A lady with a love for God will find that hers grows increasingly passionate. Ponder on what Jesus said, “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth (Revelation 3:15-16).” Based on this passage, which form of the heart’s disposition do you think God despises the most?
The Christian women are God’s unfinished masterpiece, those who are being transformed into the image of Christ as they grow in their knowledge and obedience to Him (Ephesians 2:8–10). Godly women not only exhibit the selflessness all Christians are required to in the face of adversity, but also the special strength God has given women in order to accomplish His will on Earth.
Peace, clarity, and joy will be yours when you follow God’s principles in every aspect of your daily life, and you’ll eventually become a woman after His own heart.