Saturday, April 26, 2008

Becoming a Godly Woman (oh boy!)

Lately it has been on my heart to become more of a Godly woman. It's not that I'm a horrible person compared with the world's standards, but when compared with God's standards? I could use a little help (yes, that's an understatement.) Thus, I've been watching more carefully what I wear, I've been trying to help out around the house, and I've been trying to watch the words that I say. I want my words to be edifying to the body of Christ and also non-believers. There is obviously SO MUCH MORE to being a Godly woman, but Rome wasn't built in a day.

Today I worked on helping out around the house more. I'm not feeling too well today, stemming from not feeling so well yesterday, but I managed to get out of bed long enough to assist my mommy in cleaning the windows in the house. Afterward I did some laundry and did the dishes. And then I ran to the grocery store to pick up some food for dinner. I actually FELT better. Who would have thought that such small tasks would make such a big difference physically and spiritually? As I was washing the windows I kept thinking about the house that I would one day be washing windows in. And my heart was filled with desire.

As followers of Christ we have higher expectations, higher standards. We should have bigger dreams and goals too. God can do sooo much with us if we just let Him take control. If He can turn my lazy bum into a daughter that actually HELPS around the house, He can do anything. Honestly. Our God, is an awesome God. And I know I say that a lot, but oh thank ya Jesus, it's soooo true!!

P.S. We had our first BBQ of the season, YUMMMMMMMY :D


Dragonflysoul said...

i agree - helping around the house is great way to continue building a relationship with God and to become more and more of a Godly woman. serving others and putting others' need first creates such a soft, compassionate heart (even with housework!) and it really helps build humility, patience, and a heart of service. so i commend you for taking the initiative to help out more at home, and i encourage you to keep going! that desire to help and serve will just continue to build and trickle into so many avenues of your life. and you will see Christ so much in all of it, and others will see Him in you, and glorify the Father.

it's awesome. and i know it's not always easy - trust me, i know first hand that laziness is so sinfully delicious, Lol. i'm sure your family really appreciates your efforts. :-)