Monday, November 28, 2011

The Woman of God I Want to Be

Welcome! This week we’re in chapter 11 of Renee Swope’s A Confident Heart. Have you thought about the woman you want to be? The woman God wants you to be?

As a woman of God, I want to…

…be open to God’s leading—not stuck in the plans I’ve made for myself.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

…find my hope and confidence in Christ, not in myself or others.
”But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.” Jeremiah 17:7

…dream the dreams God places in my heart. If they seem impossible, I’ll remember that nothing is impossible for God.
“Jesus looked at them intently and said, ‘Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.’” Matthew 19:26

…be willing to ask God for guidance—and do it His way, not my own.
“Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.” Proverbs 3:6

…let God use me in His Kingdom, even when it’s outside of my comfort zone. If God lays something on my heart, He will equip me and see me through.
“…may He equip you with all you need for doing his will.” Hebrews 13:21a

…find my patience in Christ. God’s timing is always perfect.
“We also pray that you will be strengthened with all His glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need.” Colossians 1:11

…find my strength in Christ, not in myself.
“For I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13

…trust God even when I don’t understand what’s going on around me.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5

…have unwavering faith in Him. God never changes, even when everything around me is falling apart.
“I am the Lord, and I do not change.” Malachi 3:6a

…live out my faith in ways that allow others to see Him through me.
“What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone?” James 2:14

(All Scripture verses are from the New Living Translation.)

As a woman of God, what would you add to this list?

In Christ,
Laura

8 comments:

  1. Visiting from "Write It, Girl" - this is a beautiful list! I especially liked reading and being reminded of Proverbs 3:5 this morning - not to trust in our own understanding.

    One more thing that comes to my mind about being a woman of God, would be - that our hearts would be broken over the things that break His heart. Which then also leads us to pray for the things that are on His heart.

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  2. Hi Cherry,
    I think you added a great one--that our hearts would be broken over what breaks His. Not only would it lead us to pray for His will in all things (like you said), but I think it would also open our eyes to what is important to Him. It's so easy to get caught up in our own world of what's important to us and forget it's not about us. It's all about Him!

    Thanks so much for stopping by & leaving a comment!

    In Christ,
    Laura

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  3. As a woman of God I want to walk victoriously in freedom so that I can bring others to a place of freedom in their walk with Him! Loved your list!

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  4. Thanks Barbie! Great addition, thanks for stopping by today!

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  5. Visiting from Write It, Girl...

    What an inspiring post, Laura. I, too, long to be the woman of God you described. Thank you for the verses and encouragement!

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  6. Stephanie, thanks for visiting! God bless!

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  7. Thanks for all those wise, strengthening words. Great post!

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  8. Nothing is impossible with God! Oh I needed to hear that today!

    Thanks for linking up and you have been such an encouragement to everyone during Write It, Girl! Thanks for being so gracious and kind!

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts!