The Satisfied Woman’s Guide

August 6, 2011

“For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to make themselves beautiful. They were submissive to their own husbands,” 1 Peter 3:5

The world’s standards of what a woman alt to look like has a lot of woman in bondage. Woman spend a ton of money on ways to enhance their beauty, through plastic surgery, make-up, and weight lost ( in a healthy manner and unhealthy manner.) Woman who take their cues from the media will always be unhappy, because the media changes their opinion every so often.

The trend amongst woman who are satisfied take their cues from the Lord. When God tells us what a beautiful woman really is, we can be content in knowing that God’s standards will never change. For the Lord says ” I am God I change not, I am the same yesterday, today, and forever.” Hebrews 13:8

If you want to be satisfied with who you are as a woman, take your cues from God. Strive to make his word apart of your life.

Here are 10 characteristics of a beautiful women:

1. Noble“A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones.” Proverbs 12:4

2. Respectful“However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.” Ephesians 5:33

3. Fears the Lord“Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.” Proverbs 31:30

4. Gentle and Quiet spirit“Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty that depends on fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should be known for the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.”1 Peter 3: 3-4

5. Builds her house “The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.” Proverbs 14:1

6. Kindhearted“A kindhearted woman gains respect, but ruthless men gain only wealth.” Proverbs 11:16

7. Worthy of respect“In the same way, their wives are to be women worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything.” 1 Timothy 3:11

8. Temperate and trustworthy“In the same way, their wives are to be women worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything.” 1 Timothy 3:11

9. Humility“Since prayer is at the bottom of all this, what I want mostly is for men to pray—not shaking angry fists at enemies but raising holy hands to God. And I want women to get in there with the men in humility before God, not primping before a mirror or chasing the latest fashions but doing something beautiful for God and becoming beautiful doing it.”1 Timothy 2:9-10

10. A good thing“He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the LORD.” Proverbs 18:22

Challenge: Make a list of the characteristics on this list that you do not yet posses.  Tackle one trait each week until they become a part of who you are.

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