Greetings to my godly holy sister saints!
I made that picture to show some of the characteristics of a godly woman. How strengthening it is to read such words and rejoice that we are fulfilling them or be convicted that we need to be working harder at some. Either way it's a great blessing to have these precious words to help guide us. We're so blessed to have His precious word to gorify Him, sharpen ourselves, encourage one another and reach out to the lost.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
He came to set us free from satan to serve Him, what a glorious savior!
But that only comes to those who are willing to lay down their lives and be born from above through the biblical gospel which you can test yourself to HERE.
And once you are, you have a burning desire to give that truth with all those who were lost like we were. I'll share a story about doing just that, today.
This morning I pulled up a grocery store app to see if there were any sales on yogurt and saw there might be some possibilities when I combine them with my cash back app. The store was a block away from where we parked last night so it was decided that I would walk over and brother Tupos would bring the van over. I wandered the store just a bit here and there looking for opportunities to share the gospel when I saw a woman giving out samples of iced coffee, so I headed right over. I asked her what that was all about and she went on to explain the samples (giving me a little cup of some to try), telling me which kind most people like etc.
We talked for a bit and I took out a gospel card, she took it and I warned her about man made religion. She commented that she's non denomination and that they teach right from the bible and she would never be deceived. I could clearly see she was deceived not only physically but also that she doesn't see through all the sins of those places. I told her about Revelation 22:14-15 about loving and practicing just one lie with leave you outside the gates of heaven and then proceeded to list a few of them. She began to get upset at me and I felt led to push the issue a bit further for God's glory and her soul was on the line. It ended up getting a bit heated from her so I ended the conversation and walked on to get my yogurt.
Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith
which was once delivered unto the saints.
They didn't have what I was looking for but I found this deal. Just one but I'm thankful for it. But it's not about the yogurt, although it's a nice deal to get paid to eat yogurt...more importantly was being willing and able to share the gospel, looking for those opportunities to do so. The focus is witnessing and on the side is getting my things I came for. Let that be a good focus for us sisters....when you go out in the world, make sure you're Christ centered and the gospel giving is on your mind more than the errands you have to do or the items you have to buy.
For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body,
and in your spirit, which are God's.
1 Corinthians 6:20
Don't get so wrapped up in this world and what you have to do that you lose sight of why you are here in the first place. Be Mary not Martha.
Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.  And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.  But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.  And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:  But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
Ponder that. "Mary hath chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her". What can we put between us and 'the good part which shall not be taken away'? House, family, husband, children, belongings, groceries, clean floors and windows, freedom and so much more we would be here all day listing them. Not that we shouldn't care for or do what must be done in the lives of a godly woman but we need to (and I do this often) stop and look at what we are doing and for who? If it's for the Lord, we will make sure He's the focus and not be side tracked and miss opportunities to share the gospel or be a good witness or rejoice in Him. If it's for our flesh (like putting such things listed above as more important) then we're not ready, we forget, we get distracted etc. It's a constant battle and reminder to keep our focus rightly directed.
Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation:
the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
One good way to do that is to first put on your Ephesians 6 armor (listen to brother Tupos audio HERE on that) and then start your trip off by finding a way to share the gospel even if it's putting a gospel card someplace.
I often go to the book section and put one in it, praying the Lord will use it to help someone out of the darkness and into the light. Yep, they might just toss it out but it was glorifying to God, it put you in the mindset to share and think of others over and above yourself in what you need to do and we don't know what seeds are planted.
Another way to get yourself focused is to share the gospel and truth and scriptures and encouragement online. I say that because if you are reading this, then there's absolutely no reason what so ever that you cannot be sending some light and truth out in a dark world every day. That glorifies God, edifies saints and encourages seekers. It's better to give than to receive amen? If you go online and receive encouragement from us at dontperish.com and maybe other sisters who are truly set apart, called out ekklesia...why are you not doing the same? And sending out the gospel to those who might come across you like maybe you came across us and others? Ponder that lest you be hiding your light under a basket and it's our reasonable service.
What are you doing for the kingdom of God and your neighbor today? Let me know how I can help encourage you in the ways of godly women and sharing it with others.
To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.
Strive on in all truth!
Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you,
will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
Love in Him,
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