Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of a good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things – Philippians 4:8.
Women are always thinking, God has blessed us in a way we can be thinking about something but in the process of thinking we are accomplishing one or more task that had nothing to do with what we were thinking about, the world calls in multi-tasking, spiritually it would be the favor of God. Although we are capable of doing so many wonderful things, when it comes to thinking about ourselves, when we self-reflect it usually doesn’t reflect what the Word of God says about us but what someone else has spoken about us. The reason why so many women are hurting is that they are reflecting on the negative of what someone has spoken about them or how someone has made them feel.
Many women are wearing masks to cover what they are really feeling inside. Having no one to confide in they bottle up their feeling and it causes other emotional problems. Sadly to say, many women in the church are dressed up from head to toe but inwardly they feel less than what their dress attire is saying. Women are in church, but they are hurting and sadly to say, the body of Christ doesn’t have the discernment to minister to the hurting. When you look at the church community, the majority of the congregants are women; women who are bruised and hurting emotionally. This is the reason why in some churches you can’t find the love and affection that’s needed to heal the hurting. Hurting people will hurt others. No, it’s not right when you approach another sister; you’re treated as though you’re below them or their tone of voice expresses what type of mood they are in at that time; before getting angry or offended, pray for the sister, she may just be one of the ones that is hurting and is in need of healing. This is why we must stop playing church and be the church that when someone is in need whether they are believers or a non-believer, we will be able to feel the pain and minister to the hurting.
As stated before, the majority of people in the church are women, as church-going, professing to be Christian women, we need to get in a place with God where He will use us to minister to the hurting. God will reveal to you what’s needed in a persons’ life without them saying anything to you. When we have a consistency prayer life coupled with fasting, reading and studying God’s Word, He will use you as a vessel to minister to others without having a title or license from the church. When women pray as they should, we will see a turn-around not only in our lives but in the lives of others. Women don’t give up when they place their mind on something, let us use that same will to seek the face of God to allow Him to make us vessels to be used to minister to whoever, and whenever.
In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness [propriety] and sobriety [moderation] and sobriety; not with braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array [clothing]. But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works – 1st Timothy 2:9-10.
Appropriate dress is not just for women who attend church or professing to be a Christian; although this Scripture is pertaining to those whose professing to be Christians. A dress code is established with most employers; probably due to the fact, some women will come to work dress inappropriately, if an employer can establish a dress code, surely a church can. The reason for the dress code is to protect the pastor and other males who are trying to live a godly life. It’s hard for the pastor to keep focus if a woman is sitting in front of him with her bosom revealed or her skirt is short enough to observe her thighs. This is provocative and it shouldn’t be in the church. The pastor neither the other male minster’s can pray for a woman effectively, when she comes to the altar for prayer if she’s dressed revealing her bosom or other parts that should be covered.
Women should be aware of their dress attire when attending church; are they trying to get attention? Are they attending church to get a boyfriend or entice someone’s husband? A woman that seduces a godly man will be compensated by God (But whoso shall offend [cause to sin] one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe unto the world because of offenses [enticements o sin]! for it must need be that offenses come; but woe to that man by whom the offenses cometh – Matthew 18:6-7! Although the Scripture indicates a man it means mankind which includes women. Men look at the outer appearance, and some may be weak in their faith, they shouldn’t be influenced to live outside of what the Word of God teaches. A man whose heart has not been completed giving themselves to God will be influenced, and those whose is right with God but doesn’t have the strength to resist will except the influence and when looking for a wife will marry one whose conscience about their dress attire. As women, leave something for the imagination!
God’s house should be reverence (Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil – Ecclesiastes 5:1). Consider what you’re wearing, examine your motives when you dress to influence and especially when you’re going into the house of God.
God didn’t want a man to be alone, so He created a woman out of one of Adam’s ribs, and Adam called her woman. God made woman from Adam’s side indicating that woman was to walk side by side with her husband. She wasn’t to lead him nor was she to walk behind him, but the two were to be in unity. God said the woman was to be her husband’s helpmeet. A helpmeet was to be comparable to Adam, meaning someone similar or equal to. (more…)
Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and call their name Adam, in the day when they were created – Genesis 5:2
When God created mankind, He created them as male and female and called their name Adam. Calling both genders mankind doesn’t mean God created two males. God created Adam from dust then He created Eve from Adam’s rib. When God brought Adam his wife, Adam called Eve “Woman”, (And Adam said, This is now bone of my bone, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman because she was taken out of Man -Genesis 2:23). God knew He had created two different genders but He wanted Adam to be able to distinguish the two, therefore, Adam called his wife woman. Eve is better known for giving her husband the forbidden fruit; she didn’t make Adam eat it nor did she deceive him. He was aware of what fruit they could eat and what they couldn’t eat. Eve was the mother of all living and through her generations and nationalities were birth.
Women were created by God, and He created woman beautifully, she has beauty on the inside that flows to the outside. Beauty is not just the outer appearance but what comes from the heart. A woman can have facial beauty but if she’s mean, cruel, self-center and self-seeking she loses her beauty. God placed love in women that is stronger than any male. A woman will love to the very end when it’s true love and not emotional love. A woman’s love is close to God-kind of love whether she’s a Christian or non-believer. The love she has for someone nothing can deter it; she will take what most men will not and cannot take. She’s built to love, and nurture. God placed wisdom in women to endure and take nothing and make something whereas men would be having suicidal ideation.
In God’s written Word, He speaks about knowledge and wisdom and He speaks of them as being a female, He calls them “her”, this is what He has placed in women “Knowledge and Wisdom”. He has given us the wisdom and knowledge of what and what not to do in any given situation.We have endured through child birth as well as training them to be adults and once they are adults, they are still pulling on our hearts, the pain the mother suffers while the father love them, but he will not allow them or you to continue to hurt them without shutting you down in their mind and heart. Men can’t endure the physical or emotional pain women endure.
Women are wonderfully and fearfully made, our beauty isn’t just skin deep. It’s love in our hearts that flow out to others that have been wounded, forsaken, broken down, torn down, and scorn. It’s that love in our hearts that is willing to help others no matter what the cost maybe. God’s Son was birth by a woman, one that was a virgin, engaged to be married, but when God called her to be the carrier of His Son, her answer was yes. God has created women to be carriers, He knows that women will not be satisfied until they get the job done and do it right. He has placed that in us and because of His love for us, He didn’t just place it in the believer but the non-believer as well. It’s a beautiful thing to be chosen by God to be a female that grows to be a beautiful woman! God chose us to be a female, one that He knows that will be willing to carry whatever comes our way and yet be able to encourage others, full of wisdom and knowledge, strength, fearless and genuine love.
The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry – Psalm 34:15
Too many times we look for other people to comfort us and there is nothing wrong with having someone to comfort you but there is no one that can comfort you or understand you the way the Lord does. You can talk to Him about anything and if you keep talking He will begin to communicate with you. Although God already knows what’s going on but by you talking to Him about the situation it gives Him the opportunity to work on your behalf. It’s building a relationship with a true friend. A friend that will be there with you until the end. He will turn the tears to joy, and He will do it before you get to heaven. The Lord will give you unspeakable joy here on earth while the mess and the issues are still in your life. Let Jesus wipe the tears!
Life brings issues and heart-ache, but God will give strength to the believer to endure until God gives and exit. Every issue and problem have an entrance, it also has a middle before reaching the exit. Many times people can’t endure the pain which causes them to have depression and suicidal thoughts while they are in the middle. Others go into offenses and unforgiveness accompanied with anger and vengeance. All of these will stop the hand of God from moving on your behalf. Let the tears flow and while they are flowing talk to God like you would to your best friend. Sometimes friends can’t be there to give a listening ear, sometimes friends will not want to hear your issue and heart ache, but the Lord is always there to hear and not only hear but to give peace to a troubled mind, soothing a heart-ache, give strength where there is a weakness. No one can comfort you like the Lord, try Him and He will never fail you!