indwelling-holy-spirit“How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!” (Psalm 139 : 17)

You are very precious in God’s sight because our Lord has chosen you before the foundations of the world. Some women feel inferior and worthless. The problem arises when women allow others to decide their value instead of accepting the truth that if they are in Christ, they are dearly loved children of God. Many women desperately seek for affirmation and they strive to gain the approval of others. After redeeming you from your sin, Jesus has put a price tag on you declaring the value of your soul to be greater than the value of the whole world.

Women have been told that demanding for their rights was the ticket to happiness and freedom. Successful relationships and healthy cultures are not built on the claiming of rights but on the yielding of rights you are not a helpless victim of your circumstances or your past. You should understand that you may not be able to change the circumstances of your life, but because of what Jesus has done for you and in you, you can control your attitude and your responses with the help of the power of the Holy Spirit and you should obey and take responsibility for your actions.

The deception that physical beauty is to be esteemed above beauty of heart, spirit and life leaves both men and women feel unattractive, ashamed,embarrassed and hopelessly flowed. While there is nothing wrong with being physically attractive, Christian women ought to be more concerned about cultivating true, inner beauty of the spirit-the kind of beauty that increases rather than diminishes with age. Beauty is only skin deep! Physical beauty is fleeting. The beauty that matters most to God is the beauty of inner spirit and character. We, as Christian women should seek to reflect the beauty, order, excellence and grace of God through both our outward and inner person. The outward appearance of the Christian woman is to reflect a heart that is simple, pure, and well-ordered. In this way, she reflects the true condition of her heart and her relationship with the Lord. “ Your deepest longings of your heart cannot be fulfilled by any person or thing. Your unfulfilled longings can help you look forward to heaven”.

Betsey Patterson of Baltimore was regarded as the most beautiful woman in America and the charm of her beauty was acknowledged in the highest circles of Europe. Napoleon’s youngest brother became infatuated with Betsey and married her, but the marriage was afterward annulled through the influence of Napoleon. Toward the end of her remarkable career, Betsey wrote to her friend, “ I am dying with ennui.(mental boredom) I am tired of life and tired of having lived.” Such was the melancholy confession of a woman who had great beauty of body and delighted to adorn that body, but had no inner beauty of the soul.