TIP 1 Be set apart for God.
Every person wants something that is exclusive. The price of things becomes much higher the rarer it is. Being set apart for God is not singing love songs to Him and Jesus each week. Being set apart for Him is a person that is Holy, devoted, in love with and very focused on Him.
Sin is the first thing that comes to mind when I write the word Holy. I look at my own life and I have to say I am very happy with my level of sin. I have worked hard on this. To be Holy, one has to respect the Word of God and accept and practice it in your day to day life.
That's not being a busy body. That's not speaking ill of people. That's taking the plank out of your own eye before looking at the speck of another's. We all like to judge, it's in our carnal nature. We like to compare ourselves and justify ourselves while we discuss how bad someone else is.
A Holy person directs the conversation away from gossip. A holy person does not go to another person and say, "Do you know what that other person said about you?"
Holy is doing all the do's in the Bible and not doing the don'ts!
I see many ladies that love Jesus in worship and trying to reach out to God. But then I watch how they like to have what the world has. I see so many times how they warn for the things of the flesh.
I wonder how many people of today would sell all they have and give it to Jesus and travel with him? I wonder how many ladies would willingly be homeless to travel with the Messiah?
A guy set apart for God, and I have to say they are quite rare, would have no problem with a wife that is devoted to Jesus.
Twenty Australian dollars buys four Bibles in Bangladesh I found out last week. Do you know how excited that makes me? I look forward to giving twenty dollars frequently to the head pastor of a church I attend so he can pass it on.
How dedicated are you to the Lord?
Would you remain single for him?
Would you marry a man that is called to the ministry as an apostle to plant churches who is always using all his spare cash to support the new churches and who has you move every few years?
Would you marry and support a man while he writes and speaks full time with little income and would you rent and pay the bills while he serves the Lord?
Would you be a pastor's wife and work as hard as him but not get a salary?
In love with Jesus
Could you love Jesus more then your own husband? Could you love Jesus and His will so much that your could cope with your husband being way from home six months out of the year as he ministers to the body of Christ?
Does your relationship with Jesus have merit?
Is Jesus a very real part of your life. Is He there for you when you wake and because the day do you chat to him? Do you speak to Him like a husband? Could he fill the loneliness you experience as your husband is away?
Could you rest in Jesus?
Is He that real to you?
Focused on Jesus
If I could be very simplistic for a second can I reduce out of everything in the world the two things that matter most to Jesus?
Jesus is interested in two things.
1 That sinners find his saving grace.
2 That the people that know Him grow into a defect and more intimate purpose driven life with him.
When you are focused on Jesus these two things should be your focus to.
You know if a book has led you closer to Jesus taking the time to write a personal review of that book on EzineArticles or on Amazon can encourage others to buy that book and get closer to Him.
There are many things you can do to help Jesus have those two things I said He was interested in. The first thing you could do is make sure that your life is set apart for him.
When I meet women that are set apart for the things of God I take the time to make very good friends with their husbands so that whenever I am talking to his wife they are not concerned. I have three women in my Salvation Army church that are like this. All of them are married to guys that you would like to marry. All the guys have a future that will include serving the Lord full time.
TIP 2 Dress moderately
Fashion looks to want to show off women's body parts. A man of God can have a struggle with his eyes until he gets them into submission. A man of God will not appreciate you showing off your body to him. Covered up is fine and he will see you for who you are inside where it counts, not for what you look like with your midriff exposed.
The three women that I like all dress well. Never have my eyes been distracted by anything that they have worn.
Maybe some of you will object to this. Perhaps these are words of a prude. Let me quote Peter and see if he supports me in this.
1 Peter 3: 3-4 (New King James Version) 3 Do not let your adorment be merely outward-arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel- 4 Rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the Incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.
See Peter says what is really attractive, the beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit.
TIP 3 Be a prayerful woman.
Prayer is not a thing of sexes. Both males and females can pray. Some of the best speakers in the world that were male were great men of prayer, but when I think of prayer most often I feel that women are better at it.
I have to laugh at myself. How can women be better?
Well simply put women are better communicators and so this asset most often moves into the realm of prayer.
If women are good at prayer they need not worry as much. Women seem to really know how to worry and an active prayer life that has even just a mustard seed of faith can make a great impact on that woman and the people she loves and reduce worry.
Jesus said that we are not to worry. So many things can be solved simply by prayer.
I had a friend that once said to me, "Do not worry, pray!"
It has really helped me find much peace in my life.
A lady friend of mine wrote this as a comment on one of my articles.
Subject: Peace You seem to have more peace than ever right now. I am glad to know that. I pray that God continues to heal you and to give you more and more of His peace. God bless you!
It's good that she can see peace in my life. When a man sees that you are a woman with a steadfast faith grounded in regular prayer he will know that you will be a faithful wife.
TIP 4 Be a woman of the Word
There is a difference between a person that can quote the Word of God and a person that is living the Word of God. You look at the worries and fears in the average woman's life and you'd think she has never heard the promises of God.
God wants us to rest on His Word. Not just know the Word, but have the Word living in us fighting with the cares of this world.
In the parable of the four seeds Jesus mentioned the seeds that fell among the thorns. The thing that clogged the growth was said to be the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches.
A strong foundation in the Word will have you not chasing to be rich in this world and it will remove your worries and cares for the things of this world.
A man that is going to shake his town or his world, wants and needs a woman beside him that can not only support him and encourage him, but with prayer and knowledge of the scriptures in the Bible can teach him things.
Many pastors would love a wife that could preach also.
I pray that this article has helped you and I encourage you if you were blessed to rate it out of five stars or post a comment on it that will give me insight into how well I have done.
God bless all you ladies.