5 CHARACTERISTICS OF A GODLY WOMAN
1. SEEK GOD FIRST: Reject the lie that anything or anyone else can satisfy you.
“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
2. SPEAK FAITHFULLY: Love others with godly wisdom, boldness, and kindness as a faithful completer of others.
Then the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.”
Better is open rebuke than love that is concealed. Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.
Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all the unfortunate. Open your mouth, judge righteously, and defend the rights of the afflicted and needy. Proverbs 31:8-9
She opens her mouth in wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
3. SHOW TRUE BEAUTY: Bodies deteriorate, persons develop. Invest in that which lasts.
Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.
Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments, but rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making a claim to godliness.
1 Timothy 2:9-10
4. STAY HUMBLE: Be constantly aware of ‘pride and selfishness. Don’t think less of yourself but think of yourself less.
“Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?” declares the LORD. “These arc the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word.”
Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus.
5. SERVE THE LORD: Set your mind on eternal things, serve the eternal King, live to please only Him.
“He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal. If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also; if anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.”
For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.
Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men.
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7
"...God has poured out His love into our hearts..." Romans 5:5
Women have been a vital part of ECWM since day one. The purpose of the Women’s Ministry is to strengthen and encourage the bond between women in ECWM and those outside ECWM. It is aimed at empowering women to cultivate and grow their relationship with the Lord, with each other and to fulfill their God given purpose in life. Women’s Ministries endeavors to create an atmosphere where women can realize spiritual maturity and develop leadership skills.
ECWM Women have been encouraged to accept their responsibility as women of God. They take these responsibilities seriously by offering themselves as living sacrifices, acceptable and pleasing to God. They are devoted to one another in love, honoring one another above themselves. They are committed to serving God and ECWM with zeal, keeping their spiritual fervor; joyfully hope; be patient in affliction and faithful in prayer. They share with God’s people who are in need, and practice hospitality without equivocation