Godly Women In The Bible

A Woman of God is Rooted and Grounded in Christ



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Today's generation of women are often distracted and fascinated with change. They are quick to move from one thing to another without much thought. For example, boyfriends are considered temporary and often traded on a whim. Jobs are easy replaced and houses are traded up. Women want new hair styles and new clothes. Those who can afford it will pay a smaller nose, larger breasts and tighter face. These same women have no problem ending a marriage because it's no longer exciting. The list goes on, spiraling down into a bottomless pit of unhappiness and restlessness.

God's Word is clear: those that run after whatever new and exciting thing comes their way are not grounded. They have no foundation to hold them down when the storms of life come. They have no foundation to hold them up when the rug is pulled out from underneath them. Their life is built on sand. When the winds come and the rains fall, everything they have is washed away and they are left completely devastated.

This is not the way God designed women to live their lives. Jesus Christ was made to be the Rock, the firm foundation of hope and strength. Upon that Rock, Christian women are called to build their lives. Life can change, but He never does. Men can leave, but He never does. People and circumstances can disappoint, but Jesus remains a faithful companion.

The Apostle Paul understood the importance of making Jesus Christ the foundation of life: "Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness." (Colossians 2:7, NLT) A woman who allows her roots to tap into the life-giving and life-sustaining Person of Jesus Christ will always find strength.

Some change is inevitable. But a woman who is secure in Christ will not be moved unless He moves her. Circumstances going on around her do not scare a godly woman. She may see the storm coming, but she knows that her house is built upon the Rock. Even changes within herself do not give her a reason to fear. A woman planted in God may feel the emotions rising. She might even want to give in to them at times. But a woman who fears the Lord keeps her eyes on the One who carries her. She is committed to Him, and dedicated to the life that He has called her to. For this, she will never be put to shame.

Written by: Amy Miller