A Woman of Beauty

Dear friends,

When I find myself having a “bad hair day,” or I snap at my children, or things just look dreary, I remind myself of what is truly important for a woman of God. The words to this song were inspired by 1 Peter 3 and Proverbs 31.




A Woman of Beauty
by Virginia Knowles

A beautiful woman is quiet in spirit
Gentle in all that she does.
Adorning the inward part
She trusts the Lord with all her heart
She is a woman of beauty!
She is a woman of beauty!


She does not need ornaments of fancy gold
And it’s not in how she fixes her hair.
As long as she’s clothed in strength and dignity,
It doesn’t matter what else she wears.


A beautiful woman is quiet in spirit
Gentle in all that she does.
Adorning the inward part
She trusts the Lord with all her heart
She is a woman of beauty!
She is a woman of beauty!

~*~*~

There is nothing more attractive in a woman than “the unfading beauty of a gentleand quiet spirit.”But how can we nurture a serene spirit in the middle of the sometimes overwhelming demands of motherhood and home schooling?
 
“The LORD your God is w ith you… he w ill quiet you w ith his love…” Zephaniah 3:17
 
“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10
 
“The effect of righteousness w ill be quietness and confidence forever.” Isaiah 32:17

Sisters, I am not at all advocating that a Christian woman become a silent wallflower or a doormat in her quest for inner beauty.  “Quiet in spirit” does not mean she doesn’t talk — just that she is peaceful and peaceable! We need to know when to speak up and speak out with love.  I really like Lizzie Julin’s blog Submission is Not Silence.  Lizzie beautifully reminds us that our husbands need our full creative selves, the ones that God created to enrich their lives.   What do you think?  I’d love to see your comments on this!

May the Lord minister to your spirit, making you not just a mom, but a gentle woman of true and lasting beauty.Blessings,

Virginia Knowles
http://www.comewearymoms.blogspot.com/

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About virginiaknowles

I am a mother and grandmother of a huge family, and I still home school my youngest daughter. I write to stay sane. My WordPress blog is a combination of my Blogspot blogs, and may not be continually updated.
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One Response to A Woman of Beauty

  1. Lizzie says:

    Virginia:

    Your life and purpose and gifts help us all. (Including making the crockpot yogurt which I did yesterday; had it for breakfast with granola today; yum.)

    Keep it up. We're out here.

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