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This week’s prompt: Woman.
“Woman: an adult female person.” (Dictionary.com)
This label has legally applied to me for less than a year, so I’m still discovering what it means. Entering adulthood, I have many questions about what my role is in the church and in society as a whole. What is unique and special about being a woman? What gifts did God give women that He didn’t give to men?
Toward the beginning of this year, I read the book Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge (Thomas Nelson, 2011). In this powerful book, the authors discuss the three desires of every woman’s heart: to be romanced, to play an irreplaceable role in a great adventure, and to have a beauty to unveil.
From the time we are little girls, every woman feels these longings. We want to know that we are lovely, wanted, and delighted in. We want to feel needed.
As I embark on the adventure of womanhood, I pray that I will look to Jesus as my first love, following Him as my great adventure, and a “gentle and quiet spirit” (1 Peter 3:4 NASB) as the greatest beauty I can possess.