Skip to main content

Women of Excellence

I read about the "Women of Excellence" in this small book that I recently got, by Cynthia Healrd and it was such an eye opener to what a women of excellence is. The first time I can remember hearing that word was in the beginning of the school year. I did not know what it meant but I wanted to know the true meaning a women of excellence. I love how this small book broke it down about the women of excellence. Healrd first look at the word excel which means to "surpass, transcend, exceed". "The Greek word translated "excellent" in the New Testament comes from diahero, which literally means "transport” or "differ", "best", "the highest and best". She also talks to about the different synonyms for a woman of excellence:
  • "A women of strength-- worth, braver, capability" Ruth 3:11
  • "A virtuous and worthy wife-earnest and strong in character" Proverbs 12:4
  • "A capable, intelligent and virtuous woman" Proverbs 31:10
I could not wait to read more so I could get a better understanding of a woman of excellence. Healrd talked about the qualities of pursuing to become a woman of excellence.
Women Of Excellence:
  1. Knowing God Intimately
  2. Becoming Excellent
  3. Abiding in Christ
  4. Surrender
  5. Obedience
  6. Discipline
  7. Discretion
  8. A Gentle and Quiet Spirit
  9. Holiness
  10. Wisdom
  11. Taking Responsibility
I look at this list and I just can't stop thinking about a woman of excellence. I know that half, maybe all I just can't do by myself and become that woman. But reading this booklet I know only by his grace, I will become a woman of excellence and I know that will be a progress. But I am ready for God to just lead me and teach me. Help me to become all he wants me to be.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Godly Women From the Past (Gladys Aylward Part 2)

Quotes from Gladys Aylward
"I wasn't God's first choice for what I've done for China…I don't know who it was…It must have been a man…a well-educated man. I don't know what happened. Perhaps he died. Perhaps he wasn't willing…and God looked down…and saw Gladys Aylward…And God said - "Well, she's willing."
“If God has called you to China or any other place and you are sure in your own heart, let nothing deter you….Remember, it is God who has called you and it is the same as when He
called Moses or Samuel.”

"My heart is full of praise that one so insignificant, uneducated, and ordinary in every way could be used to His glory for the blessing of His people in poor persecuted China."

Malawi Mission Trip 2016

Its been two weeks since I have been back in America after being in Africa. I was able to go on a mission trip to Malawi. Since being back, I am still speechless. I can't find the words to explain my experience of being in Africa. The land is beautiful. The people are beautiful. The food is amazing. Some of the things I can take away from being in Malawi:

1) To be grateful. There were days that we went without running water (could not take showers). I thought to myself that the Malawi people go through this all the time and I still see them praising God. 2) To Pray, Worship and Rejoice always. I need to make up my mind daily to not let the world fill me up. I saw people walking for hours to get to church and while in church service praising God. I need to daily sit at the Lords feet and be with Him praying.  3) I can live without social media. During the trip we did not have much internet and we were okay. Since being home, I have found myself sitting in silence and meditating on …

Journal Entry #14 - Free me up, from the Fear of Rejection

Abba I pray for peace in my heart and mind. I no longer want to believe in the lies that I am worthless, ugly, and slow. I need (want) you to remind me of who I am in you. When I look at my past I see a girl that has been hurt. A girl that was lonely and invisible. Show me Your love for me. Show me that I belong to you
 3.10.2010

The pain from being rejected still haunts me. My mind is filled with memories of being rejected. There were many times I was called ugly, monkey, slow, made fun of because of my weight and height, I notice that sometimes I would isolate myself from others because I was afraid of being rejected by my peers. What others thought of me, consumed me. I placed more value on what others have said and thought about me then what God says about me, as his child. The Lord has shown me His love and everyday I am learning to lay down the fear of rejection.

Scriptures:
1 Peter 2:99 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, t…