My life verse for 2016 is Romans 12:2…
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
The Lord has clearly presented this verse to me time and time again this year in many forms. As the year has moved along, I have been pondering how to truly live this verse out.
This verse tells us we are transformed by the renewing of our mind. I believe this means meditating on God’s Word and searching out what he has to say about how we are to live our lives. As Christians, I think that sometimes we do not even realize we are “copying” the world’s standards. We MUST learn to respond to the culture through a biblical worldview in all areas of our lives. We need to be influencing the world, not copying it.
I encourage you to dig deep into God’s Word. Seek out how he wants you to live. What do the Scriptures say about being a woman? How are we to act? What is God’s definition modesty? Who are we truly created to be? The answers you find will not be “politically correct”, however, you will discover exactly who He created you to be!
Here are a just few verses to get you started…
Titus 2:2-5 Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.
1 Peter 3:1-2 Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct.
Proverbs 14:1 The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down.
Proverbs 31:20-21 She opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of snow for her household, for all her household are clothed in scarlet.
Proverbs 31:26 She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
1 Timothy 2:8-10“I desire…that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works.“
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