Thursday, August 26, 2010

True Womanhood: Part 9

True Woman This is the final installment of a series of posts I have written on the book Voices of the True Woman Movement: A Call to the Counter-Revolution by Nancy Leigh DeMoss.  I received a complimentary copy from Revive Our Hearts ministry just for sharing my thoughts on each chapter.

Chapter 9: "A Call to the Counter-Revolution" by Nancy Leigh DeMoss

We have reached the final chapter of the book, and Nancy sounds the battle cry calling to Christian women to stand together and live counter to the culture.  She addresses each type of woman: teen, single, married, mother, retired.  Each of us has a different responsibility, but we all have a common role.  We have been called out by God to live in a way that brings Him glory. 

Are you ready to work for the Kingdom, even if it means you must lay down your life?  A true woman does so, denying herself and taking up the cause of Christ and His gospel.  What does that look like?  Strong doctrine.  Submission.  Femininity.  A legacy of prayer. Courage.  Growth through suffering.  Walking by faith.  Surrendering to God for such a time as this.

I wish I could say I execute every one of those points with perfection, but I don't.  I live them at various times, but never consistently.  That's okay because that's why it's called progressive sanctification.  It's still a worthy fight to press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus (Phil. 3:14 NKJV).  That's what it's all about, glorifying God and striving to win the prize.

I leave you with a final thought from Nancy....

Yes, God's calling on our lives will be difficult at times.  It may involve hardship and suffering and obstacles.  He has not promised us an easy life--a life of comfort, convenience, and self-fulfillment.  Rather, it is a calling to glorify God by laying down our lives, following in the steps of the Lord Jesus who willingly obeyed the Father and laid down His life so that we could live. (pg. 163)

I am determined to keep working at becoming a true woman of God.  It's a process, and it requires a daily submission to the Lord in every aspect of your life.  Are you ready to become a true woman, too?

If you would like to purchase this book, click here.  I believe it's an excellent resource for Christian women.

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