Believe it or not, I used to be rather tom-boyish. That is to say, I was jealous of what girls weren’t and couldn’t do. I did enjoy some girl-things. But there was a time where I’d rather stick my tongue out at what I thought was all frivolous nonsense, then trying to prove girls were just as competent ; I would run off to have ‘real fun’. I guess in a way I was a little feminist, thinking that girls had to be like boys in order to be ‘something’. It’s not a season I’m proud of, so let’s not expound on it further.
Thankfully God woke me up, and made it clear that he wanted me to be feminine- a biblical woman, and enjoy it too. It’s amazing what God’s grace can do! Now I’ve find joy in exploring Biblical femininity, I love being a girl and it’s my passion to share that with my fellow women!
Here’s just a few ways to cultivate Biblical Femininity, I hope you enjoy!
1-Seek to build the Kingdom of God
Biblical femininity needs a vision, a reason and a future (Proverbs 29:18). Life wasn’t made for femininity, but femininity was made for life- for building the kingdom as a helpmeet.
Matthew 6:33 & Proverbs 31:30
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.
“…A woman that feareth the Lord she shall be praised”
2- Become a Nurturer to the needs of those around you. Proverbs 31 talks about the godly woman taking care to nuture the needs of those in her household:
“She riseth also while it is yet night and giveth meat to her household and a portion to her maidens”
“She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.”
Her care for people’s needs extends also out of her family;
“She stretcheth out her hands to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.”
(The references for the above verses: Proverbs 31: 15, 21, 20)
Being ready to give an answer in knowledge and truth is essential in every Christian’s life. Having knowledge and understanding allows us to use it for edification, and allows it to change who we are ( for the better) . Also, as a nurturer and helpmeet, there is so much value to a word of wisdom, fitly spoken;
“The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so”
“The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness” – Proverbs 15:14
“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” – 2 Timothy 2:15
There is certainly more to cultivate for Biblical femininity, so stay tuned for Part 2!
Til’ next time,
“Who can find a Virtuous Woman? For her price is far above Rubies”
~ Proverbs 31:10 ~