Sunday, June 10, 2012

not sure of the author of this but it's wonderful:

“A Strong Christian Woman”
I read a reflection recently that talked about “strong Christian women” and it went something like this:
"She girdeth her loins with strength,
and strengtheneth her arms." Proverbs 31:17
I have known many women over the years that I just think exude strength. No, they weren't muscular or mannish. On the contrary, they were some of the most feminine women I've ever known. I admired them because they walked with confidence and had powerful lives. They were a joy to be around because they walked with a strong sense of faith.
With summer on our doorstep, I always feel like the passage of another season brings new hope and a chance to focus on new opportunities. So, here are some areas that we might consider for becoming even stronger women, even stronger women of faith! Maybe pick just one to focus on and see how much stronger you become!
1. Strong Women are Strong in their Prayer Life ~ Making prayer a vital part of our lives gives us such strength. It uplifts and girds us as we go on our way. Prayer is such a powerful thing. Making it an important part of our lives keeps us focused on what’s important.
Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice." Psalm 55:17
2. Strong Women Study the Bible ~ Reading the Bible builds up our bodies. It's kind of like those exercises that you have to do so many repetitions every day in order for it to do any good. We've just got to keep reading, studying, and listening for God's Word to keep fit and strong.
"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." 2 Timothy 2:16
3. A Christian Woman Is Strong In Their Love For Others.
There's nothing like concentrating on others to give us a boost. Having a genuine love for others is kind of like drinking one of those sports drinks. It will restore all those minerals you've been missing! Think about how love was a big part of Christ's life. It definitely should be a big part of ours. Caring, reaching out, encouraging, and praying for others will make us strong. We all know the benefits of walking when it comes to our health. Just think how walking in love daily could have an impact on our strength. 

"A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another." John 13:34,35
4. Be Strong In Self-Care.
If we are not living in a healthy way physically, our strength is going to get depleted. When we are down physically, it affects our emotional and spiritual well being as well. There are certain things we need to do in order to maintain our health such as eating properly, exercising regularly, and having regular checkups. Many of us are so busy loving others that we forget to love ourselves by taking good care. And please, don’t forget to have fun and laugh often!!!
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31

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