What does a Godly Woman look like?

What does a Godly Woman look like? 17 things you need to know.

What does a Godly Woman look like?I was listening to a radio show recently, and someone on the panel said with passion in his voice, “As a man, I am guilty of looking on the outside for beauty. But, I don’t just want any woman. I want a Godly woman.” Another panel member quickly responded, “I agree with you. But the trouble is finding one.”

That left me disheartened. I wanted to call in and say, “we are here.” But it got me thinking. Is it that we are hard to find, or is it because who we are and show to the world, does not identify the God that is in us?

Last week, we explored beauty and what the bible has to say about it. Above all, we learned that God’s thoughts and priorities are not like man’s. So God doesn’t focus on the outside, but more on the heart. When choosing the second King for Israel,

“the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”” 1 Samuel 16:7

My friend, this tells me that I need to work on my heart, my character. I need to glorify God, not in how much I adorn myself with the latest trends or the best makeup, but how I live my life. But let’s be careful. Matthew 23:28 warns, “in the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous, but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.” As much as we can trick other people, let’s not fool ourselves in thinking that God doesn’t know our true feelings and intentions.

So, what does a Godly Woman look like?

I went to God in prayer and worship, asking for wisdom and insight into how a Godly Woman should look. I enjoyed studying and learning over the past few weeks. To do this justice, I will list out the qualities I found and spend time on each character quality over the next few weeks.

A Godly Woman’s characteristics:

  1. Believer
  2. Not malicious
  3. Temperate
  4. Trustworthy
  5. Adorns herself appropriately
  6. Submits to her husband
  7. Gentle
  8. Known for her good deeds
  9. Discerning and wise
  10. Hospitable
  11. Trains her children in the Truth
  12. Loves others
  13. Teachers of the Word
  14. Serves in the Church
  15. Manage their homes
  16. Virtuous and held in high esteem
  17. Hard Worker

Girl, let’s not get disheartened. I see you over there! Trust me, I felt the same way and had a come to Jesus moment.

As I studied and identified these characteristics, I felt my spirit getting lower and lower. But in all honesty, I felt God laughing at me when I exclaimed, “this woman isn’t born yet!” And I felt Him lay on my heart, that this isn’t a checklist. These are all characters that are important for women, but we attain them during different stages of our life.

 

Reflection

Food for thought:

There was a burden of relief settling within my soul. I am not several of these things on this list, but I am working on some of these areas in my life. I am blessed and a work in progress, and I am thankful for that. If I were perfect, then I would not need Christ. So my friend, don’t make this list dampen you, smile and be affirmed in your faith that God is with you and He will do great work within you.

Prayer:

Holy Father, being a woman, is hard, especially so for different parts of the world. Many women have had a terrible life but we know that this was not part of Your original design. Sin has corrupted the earth. But we lift our voices to you. Remind her that she is not inferior. We know the great blessings that abound for persons experiencing tribulations. Protect this beautiful woman that is reading this post and may you multiply her blessings. In her imperfectness, You have such a beautiful canvas for mastery. May she open her heart and let Your work be done. Amen

 

May God’s grace, mercy, and peace be with you.

 

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Published by godlywoman911

I became a Christian at a young age and baptized at the age of 13. My journey has been bittersweet. A majority of my life I have been a Christian. But not a Godly Woman. After many failures, tears and tribulation I realized that something in my Christian life had to change. No longer can I profess that I am a Christian but don’t show daily that Christ lives in me! No longer can I claim that I am HIS child when my thoughts, actions and deeds were not overflowing with HIS love. No longer could I live the way I was living and not seek him daily in prayer, scripture and worship. As the Lord blessed me with that knowledge I felt him also calling me to write my journey and share my thoughts, learning and mistakes with others. Hence the reason for 911. Not only was it a crises in my life to become a Godly Woman but as I delved into scripture to understand how to be Godly, I realized that we are living in crazy world where the desire to be Godly was no longer important. Many boast that they are a Christian and weekly attend Church, but lack the Godly qualities that Christ seeks in ALL of his followers. My deepest desire is to serve Christ faithfully, obey HIM joyfully, trust HIM always, seek HIM eternally and become his close friend so that I can share in his truth and knowledge. I pray that this blog blesses you and provide you with the strength, courage and wisdom to be a Godly Man or Woman.

4 thoughts on “What does a Godly Woman look like?

  1. I have a quick question. How do traits number 6 and 7 apply to unmarried women? From the question you are responding to, the one from the man looking for a Godly woman, how is he supposed to know she submits to her husband and raises children in truth? Unless of course he is marrying an already married woman with children?

    1. Hi Maria,

      Thanks for this great question. The traits outlined were not a response to the question I heard, but in fact, the question sparked my interest and research in the Bible as to what the Word of God highlights as characteristics of a Godly woman. But I love your question because it provides an opportunity for greater insight, which you will see over the next few weeks (I will be going into detail each trait). If you may note in the article, I highlighted that no woman will have all of these traits right away, it is something that we grow into during different seasons of our lives. But when looking for a partner, you would want to see hints of the characteristic in how they behave. So for submission, does she have to be the one in control in all situations? Is she overly aggressive in her speech and behavior? In regards to raising her children in truth, you would want to look and see if currently, she lives the Truth in the Bible. Does she study and pray daily? If she is around little ones (not hers but maybe family or community), how does she respond; does she use opportunities to teach them lessons from the Bible?

      Above all, no matter how much a person may want to ‘show’ these characteristics, we are encouraged to seek Christ first and allow Him to guide us in the choosing of our mate. We see the outside, but God knows the heart.

      Does that help? So great to hear from you.

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