I was in town the other day driving around with my younger sister when I spotted the most mind boggling bumper sticker I have ever seen. Now, I have traveled a lot and I have seen many bumper stickers. Some were humorous, others rude, and some biblical, but this topped them all because it caused me to become angry-over a sticker! It said “HISTORY NEVER REMEMBERED WOMEN WHO BEHAVED”. I sat and thought about it for a moment. All my life growing up I had heard more about honorable women then about vile women. Sure, there was Cleopatra, Helen of Troy, Queen Mary I (Bloody Mary), Marilyn Monroe, and I’m sure I missed quite a few, but when I think of women throughout History, noble, brave, honorable, and virtuous women come to mind.
Maybe it’s just the day and age we live in. Schools don’t teach about women like Martha or Mary Washington, Joan of Arc, Florence Nightingale, Anne Frank, Susanna Wesley, Clara Barton, Sarah Adams and many, many more! Instead those historical heroines are replaced with women like Marion Reid and Caroline Norton, founders of the feminist movement, Margaret Sanger, founder of the Planned Parenthood organization, and others of the like. It’s no wonder that noble women of the past are blotted out in today’s society.
It’s so sad that girls in the 21st century are under the pressure of feminists who say that girls should be independent, sexy, strong, bold and masculine. “We can do what we want, when we want, and with whom we want.” No one knows the beautiful truth of what being a feminine, virtuous, beautiful, graceful woman means.
How can we fight the angry tide of feminists, naysayer’s and radicalists of the demanding century that we live in? We must become Women of God. But what is a Woman of God?
Real women are hard to find today. Not just a girl with a career, good looks and a college degree. I mean a real woman. A woman who is not afraid to be ridiculed for what she believes in, a woman who is ready to take the next generation into battle against people who want to destroy children, our country, and people who rid the schools and society of God. Not just anyone can be a woman. It takes strength of mind, heart and soul. It takes undefiled love and devotion to one’s family, friends and Lord.
A thirteen year old girl with a sweet demeanor and a spirit that is one with the Lord’s calling and will for her life defines her more as a woman than that of a 25 year old girl with a brash and brazen character immune to her conscience and Savior.
To be a woman is to have grace, dignity, class, and character, devotion to The Lord, love for her family, care, selflessness, compassion and above all, wisdom.
Devote yourself to learning and practicing these character traits of a godly woman. They will define you in your later years. I love this quote by the Former U.S. Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall. Sometime during the 1940’s, he stood up to teach and said this in his sermon:
“The world has enough women who know how to be smart. It needs women who are willing to be simple. The world has enough women who know how to be brilliant. It needs some who will be brave. The world has enough women who are popular. It needs more who are pure. We need women, and men, too, who would rather be morally right than socially correct.”
― Former U.S. Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall 1940’s
Being a woman in today’s culture is frowned upon; the kind of woman with the description above is not accepted easily. Men want flirtatious supermodels, the work industry requires a tough and outspoken personality, and society in general seems to despise the words grace and dignity. But we can’t afford to let this stop us any longer!
“Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel— rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.” 1 Peter 3:3-4
When we obey God’s word we will be blessed. We need to have faith that if we wave goodbye to the 21st Century culture, God will reward us. We can trust Him because at one time, he too was tempted with the things of the world. (Matt 4)
Satan took Jesus up to a high mountain and showed him “all the kingdoms of the world and their glory.” Satan tempted Jesus and said he would give all of this to Him if Jesus fell down to worship him. But Jesus refused and said “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’”
Why did Jesus refuse everything the world had to offer? He did it for you. He loved you and knew that you would need a Savior, not another worldly role model. He chose death on a cross, the perfect act of True Love, so that you might be with Him in heaven.
We can do the same! We need to do the same, for the sake of our family, our future family, our grandchildren and our great grandchildren. Jesus sacrificed for others and we can do the same. We need to be the ones to step up and say “No”. We must become the inspiration for biblical femininity in our sisters, friends and community. I hope this inspires you! We can make a difference if we follow Christ’s example and become strong enough to defy the ways of the world-then honorable women will be REMEMBERED!
Thanks for reading; I will be praying for you!