As young or even older women who are growing strong in Christ, we can tend to slip and slide sometimes, but we should stay strong in Christ and not walk around as if we were walking on ice. If we cling to God and divulge into His Word, we will grow stronger, wiser, and better in our walk with Him. There are some specific qualities that a woman of God has, but what are the qualities of a godly woman?
The basic quality that a godly woman posses, is a strong relationship with Christ. A godly woman immerses herself into the Word, she goes to Jesus for strength, and glorifies Him through all times. A godly woman is so lost in God and her relationship with Him, that a man must go through God to find her. That is how deep our relationship with God should be as godly women.
“Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,
But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.” Proverbs 31:30
A godly woman fears the Lord and doesn’t let the outside define her. A godly woman understands that beauty goes away and that charm can be deceiving; therefore, she fears God. When we fear the Lord, worship Him, and are in deep fellowship with Him, we are less likely to slip, for we have a strong bond with Christ! Therefore, it is important that we have a strong foundation in Christ, and then all things will follow.
Having a strong relationship with Christ is the number quality that a godly woman should posses, but then there are other qualities that are just important. Godly women also exhibit a meek and calm spirit. Godly women know when to speak and when to stay silent. Godly women know how to pick and choose her battles, which can be difficult at times.
“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
As godly women, we should not let our appearance be the main focus. Now, that does not mean we do not brush our teeth, wear makeup, and so forth. It’s okay to be fashionable, but don’t make that your number priority. 1 Peter says that a gentle and quiet spirit contains incorruptible beauty! As godly women, we should focus on our communication skills, are gentleness, and our meekness.
We should learn to listen to others instead of waiting to reply. We should let Christ shine through us, and that means toning down the loudness in our spirit, which can be a challenge. When we become gentle and meek, God views that as precious! Therefore, we must learn how to communicate well and be gentle.
Godly women aren’t just gentle and meek, but we are also headstrong in our faith in Christ. Godly women stand strong in Christ, even if it means standing alone. We do not stand for anything sinful nor do we allow it to happen. When troubles arise, we stay anchored in our faith. When times are great, we stay joyful in our faith!
“Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.'” Isaiah 41:10
As godly women, we must stand strong in Christ, we must not grow weary, we must not grow fearful, but we should remain faithful in Christ. This does not only apply to godly women, but it also applies to godly men as well. This is something that every Christian should posses! We must stand strong in Christ, and not let the waves knock us down.
We should be forgiving in all circumstances, for Christ forgave us for our sins; therefore, godly women should forgive no matter what others did to us, what was said to us, or anything. A forgiving spirit does not hold grudges.
“Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:31-32
We should put away all human emotions, even if you feel like crying, saying something out of anger, or whatever you are you feeling. Christ forgave our sins, which we sin a lot, so we should forgive those who have done us wrong. We should be loving, kind, and not turn to anger, clamor, or evil.
A godly woman forgives, but a godly woman is also wise and gives wisdom to others. A woman of a God is not foolish nor does she speak things that are untrue. A godly woman gains her wisdom through her growing knowledge in Christ, for when we grow in Christ, He makes us more wise.
“For the Lord gives wisdom;
From His mouth come knowledge and understanding;” Proverbs 2:6
When we go to Christ for knowledge and understanding, He makes us wise. When we receive that wisdom, we are now able to spread that wisdom with others. Godly women exhibit wisdom. When approached with a question, a godly woman answers wisely. When asked about a particular situation, a godly woman gives wise and godly advice.
These are just a few of the many qualities that a godly woman should posses. We all have trouble in areas, but none of us are perfect; however, we must cling to our Savior and be willing to let Him work in us. When we ask Him to change us and to make us even more godly, that will show, and it will let the unsaved know that we have something they want, which is Jesus!