Women's Corner | April 2023

The Battle is Not Yours

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Sis Michelle Rhnea Yisrael

Sis Michelle Rhnea Yisrael

https://iammediabooks.com/

The Image of a Woman

Contributed by Michelle Yisrael

Made in the image of God
man was made from the murky sod.

Woman was taken from the rib bone of he
without which the head would fall to his knee

 

Included in the species of man

functioning as a implementing counterpart when she can

Especially for her man was she delicately handcrafted
having difficulty standing when treachery is engrafted

Fashioned as his helpmate are we

walking in love, patience, peace, and morality.

 

Designed to be his best friend

in God we trust he will commend.

 

Walking in virtue and kindness  while him we esteem

functioning as co-captain of this distinguished team.

 

Fulfilling not the works of the flesh

and un-desirous of carnal mesh.

 

While humbly obeying the voice of God

submitting to his benevolence is her job.

 

Knowing with all asurety that battles small or great are not hers

Not dismayed by reason of a great multitude and to God she defers

 

A most honorable and awesome ambition

when lead by a merciful head in position.

 

From Sistuh to Sistuh our role is clear

hold up our heads having no fear.

 

As beautiful as a blooming baobab tree

standing strong, firm and faithfully.

 

Glorifying the Father each day

in the name of Jesus we pray.

 

 

A proverb is a concise statement of a general truth that condenses common experience into memorable form. A proverb is a meaningful saying compressed to the size of a seed used to persuade people. It is defined as a concise statement of a general truth that condenses common experience into a memorable form to convince people to act. Proverbs discourage people from doing things that are stupid, unlearned, or simply not the right thing to do. In many cultures, the Word proverbs itself is usually associated with wisdom. The Word means precepts, morals, and rules. For example, proverbs 31:30 says, “Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain: But a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.”

In the interlinear dictionary, “favor” means “Charm.”  Charm comes from the Hebrew Word “Ha Hen”, using the letters Hey (h), doubled, and a nun (n) (הַ֭חֵן). So, hey (h) is symbolic of a man (male or female) with arms raised. The letter nun (n) means heir, seed, and continue. So, the inference is as a man (male and female) continues to live, we need to raise our hands in prayer and teach our children, and they teach their children to do the same thing so we can be heirs to the Kingdom of God, New Jerusalem. “And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together,” Romans 8:17.

In English, we know favor is related to kindness, goodwill, and grace. Similarly, charm is glamour, alluring, charisma and seductiveness. But, unfortunately, these can be deceitful and vain. A wise man (male and female) will walk in fear of the Lord. God will check this woman’s love and devotion to him just as he checks her make counterpart. Her esteem of scripture and her willingness to soak in the Word and let it permeate her being is evident in her daily walk. She is measured by how she allows the Word to correct her and how she responds to it. She will make personal changes to please her Creator. “Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish (merciless, harsh, and unfeeling), 

Proverbs 12:1. She accepts chastening and correction from the Word, understanding that although challenging, the outcome is growth in the Fruits of God’s Spirit. “Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby,” Hebrews 12:11. A woman of God has traded the world’s way of defining womanhood for God’s way. She trusts him over the culture, traditions, worldly men, catty women, and perhaps even her own feelings or desires. She is a blessed woman because God has blessed her. God has blessed her because she belongs to him. And how does he know that she belongs to him? The evidence of her love is in her daily walk and keeping the commandments. “If ye love me, keep my commandments.” John 14:25. She gets her understanding from them; they are how she shines her light. There is no one else she loves or fears more than her Father.

Her life is based on love and the fear of the Lord.  God is a woman’s lifeline. She can trust him with everything, including outward beauty and what she looks like. The woman who fears the Lord will have external beauty in its proper place. She will submit to her husband as he submits to Christ and loves her like Christ loves the church. If she is single, she understands that Christ is her husband and head. Therefore, whether single or married, she will treat her neighbor as she wants to be treated, be a blessing to others, show hospitality, and not employ deceptive or vain charm to get things to go her way. The adage pretty is as pretty applies to a woman God. Inner beauty and virtuous character are very precious in God’s eyes.

Therefore, she will make her inner beauty more important than her outer beauty. It’s alright to have stylish hair, wear gold or silver jewelry, wear fine clothes, and look and smell pretty. However, these are secondary and of minor importance, nor do they have any real value. Instead, a virtuous woman spends more effort making herself beautiful inside and in her heart. As a result, the light of God shines within her, and others see an enduring quality of a kind, gentle, and peaceful spirit. She can be the epitome of that virtuous woman described in Proverbs 31, which most women in the truth aspire to be because she has become a praying woman who trusts her “Daddy” and her spiritual husband with all her heart, soul, and might. She is an ambassador of Christ. This is the image of a woman.

 

by Michelle Rhnea Yisrael
https://iammediabooks.com/