When I think of powerful, Godly women, I think of my grandmother. Zella Kate was born in 1884, married young and raised 15 children during the Great Depression. She died before I was ever born, but I know she was a powerful Godly woman because of the testimony of my mother, aunts and uncles. I recall stories where my grandmother encouraged her husband and children, served in her church and community, held her post as the keeper of the home, spoke the truth with grace and prayed fervently. I wish I had known her personally but her legacy remains in the lives of her children and grandchildren through her dedication to live as a powerful woman of God.
The scripture teaches that a woman who proclaims good things and is the keeper of the home, reaps a powerful victory. Over the years, I have been reminded of this many times in my struggle with this powerful woman of God process. (believe me, it IS a process) Now, as my children are entering adulthood, I can see that God’s promises are true. I feel victorious and strong, as I look into their lives and realize that God is really leading. I am a conﬁdent, courageous warrior and imagine that every morning when I put my feet on the ﬂoor, the devil says, “Oh crap! She’s up again!”
Here are a few secrets I’ve learned along the way… (thanks Grandma!)
1. A powerful woman is conﬁdent; conﬁdent in herself and her Creator. Her worth is not found in popularity, money, fame or love, but wholly found in Jesus Christ. Because of this deeply rooted sense of worth, this woman stands strong, unshaken in her faith.
2. A powerful woman is a servant. Like Mary, this woman uses her hands to serve others. In doing so, she becomes the hands of Christ. Just remember, strength is for service, not for show.
3. A powerful woman is the crown of her husband. She understands her role as a wife, the helper of her husband. She constantly encourages and prays for him. The best way to be the crown of your husband is to seek God’s direction in becoming his best, closest, dearest, and most-intimate friend. (This is not easy and may require more prayer than you can imagine.)
4. A powerful woman shows God’s heart to others. She celebrates the victories and appreciates the differences in the lives of those around her. She compares herself to no-one but Christ. She does not gossip, judge or tear down others. Her life bears the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance (Galatians 5:22-23).
5. A powerful woman speaks the truth in love. Can I be real with you for a moment? Way too many women speak the truth without love. On the contrary, too many women speak love without the truth. Why is this? A truly powerful woman of God ﬁnds the perfect balance of truth and love. She speaks only words that are selﬂess; words that build up for the glory of the Father. Every word, every attitude, and every gesture should
reﬂect Jesus Christ.
6. A powerful woman is feminine. Read over Proverbs 31:10. Being a woman is not a bad thing, although our culture seems to think differently. God’s purposes for women cannot be ﬁlled by men and there are no blurred lines between genders. A powerful woman does not rebel against her own nature, but embraces it. She is tenderhearted, loving, nurturing and joyful. She loves caring for her husband, her family and her home.
7. A powerful woman is a world changer! My mission as a woman and a Christian artist is to become the hands of Christ, by sharing His love and heart with the world. I encourage every female who wants to be a powerful woman of God to embrace a life mission that seeks unity, encourages others, models Godly behavior and produces fruit. In doing this, you will change your marriage, your family, your community and your world.
Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates. Proverbs 31:30-31
Belinda Jane is a musicianary, writer, speaker, teacher, coach and all around renaissance woman, who tackles life creatively, wanders down a road less traveled, and leaps beyond the ordinary to share the love of Christ with others. Find more about Belinda Jane, her music ,and ministry at http://www.belindajanemusic.com.