Hello and yes I did, I finally created a blog! To everyone who has cheered me on to engage in such an endeavor, here you go and thank you!
I cannot promise the frequency of new post but I will promise to post something.
So for my first post, I would like to share a quote from one of my favorite Christian author’s Elisabeth Elliott……
The fact that I am female does not make me a different kind of Christian
But the fact, that I am a Christian does make me a different kind of woman!
If we are honest, we will agree that virtues once associated with a woman/womanhood has flat lined. We are living in a time wherein our laws or leading us to become a genderless and role less society. We are also being challenged in accepting truth, namely Biblical truth. In our personal lives we are like Eve unable to say what God said. . We are slowly but surely moving toward truth being one’s personal stance led by self-centeredness and self- indulgence. So our battles become repetitious partly due to our lack of discipline and discipling. Now more than ever before, there is need for us to return to biblical manhood and womanhood. A difference between a woman of God and a woman of the world should be distinct. Radically distinct! I did not say perfect but some things should not be second guessed like our dress, our speech, and our attitudes.
Have you purposed in your heart to allow that which you believe to change you from the inside out?
On her sixteenth birthday in 1831, Elizabeth Prentiss received a rebuke from her mother that rebuke seemed to be so influential that she recaptured the experience in her journal, here’s what she wrote, “she said my character will be shaped by the time I reached my twentieth year, and left it to me to say if I wished to be as a woman what I was now as a girl. I felt sulky, and would not answer. I was shocked to think I had only four years in which to improve, but after all a good deal could be done in that time. Of course I don’t want to be always exactly what I am now. Mother went on to say that I had in me the elements of a fine character if I would only conquer some of my faults “You are frank and truthful,” she said “and is some things conscientious.” I hope you are really a child of God, and trying to please Him” and it is my daily prayer that you may become a lovely, loving, useful woman.”
Can you imagine hearing those words when you were sixteen? I was well pass sixteen before I gave thought to what kind of woman I wanted to be. My delay was not because no one asked after all I had been a Christian since I was nine. My delay was that I did not let that which I heard penetrate to the core of my being. I was not given to the command to please God!
Is that your desire as a woman of God, to please Him? If it is, how are you doing? The lipid test is not in the confession of your faith! The answer is evident in your temperament, your disposition, and your attitude. In the privacy of your intimate relationship with Christ, inquire and ask, “Lord how am I doing in pleasing you?” Yes, we all can do better so let’s be likeminded and encourage one another and disciple one another to grow in the love and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ not based on a worldview but according to a Biblical perspective displayed in how we live our lives according to an established Biblical order in an ungodly world!
Be encouraged and become disciplined in being a woman after God’s own heart!
You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.
2 I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. 3 Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. 4 I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. 5 I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you.
6 On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night. 7 Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings. 8 I cling to you; your right hand upholds me.
No matter your age, may your thirst be to please God wholeheartedly according to His established Biblical order!
Remember you are loved with an everlasting love and underneath are the everlasting arms ~ Elisabeth Elliott