You Are God’s Unique Masterpiece

Disclaimer: This article is intended to glorify the Master Creator God. “God created man in his image: male and female he created them…” (Genesis 1:27 & 28)

These lines from the Bible have provided countless generations with a faith-based understanding of God’s design for humanity. God’s intention was for man to have a partner like himself but also very different in every way – especially on a physical level. Man himself recognized this as good, exclaiming “at last, this is bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh!”

Genesis 1:27 & 28 is critical to God’s teaching on the marriage relationship, aka man and woman. It’s so sacred that prophets used it as an analogy to explain God’s relationship with His people…

Christian Womanhood ~ Living the Everyday Challenge of the Christ-Centered Life
WHO Am I You Ask? GOD SAYS YOU’RE UNIQUE.

The world’s tried very hard to fix who you are, and in the process have broken or destroyed you. The depth of you has been altered and left you walking life as a pilgrim in a strange land. You don’t fit anywhere. You ask, WHO am I?

GOD SAYS YOU’RE UNIQUE.

The world’s stripped you of YOU, REPEATEDLY. Stamped a label on you one day, a new one the next. You’re “this” & we’re going fix you… again & again… It’s no wonder you ask, WHO AM I.

Oh! But GOD SAYS YOU’RE UNIQUE.

The world’s got you spiraling out of control, without an identity. You’ve been offered so many solutions, tried their version of who YOU should be. You’ve been medicated & over-medicated so many times, that you don’t even know or feel like YOU anymore. Sadly, you ask again: WHO am I? 

“I KNEW YOU BEFORE I FORMED YOU INTO YOUR MOTHER’S WOMB.

BEFORE YOU WERE EVEN BORN, I SET YOU APART.” Jeremiah 1:4-5 

NO ONE ANYWHERE IS EXACTLY LIKE YOU

  • You have your own fingerprints.
  • Your lips have little markings, grooves on them, a different pattern.
  • No one smells like you. It’s why police dogs follow your trail by the smell you leave behind.
  • Every eye in the world is different and used to identify you — just like fingerprints.
  • Your stomach’s different from everyone else’s, no two exactly the same.
  • Even your heart is different. No two people with the same size or shape.

GOD SAYS YOU’RE UNIQUE

You’re an original, a special design. You’re NOT from a factory line; you’re ONE of a kind.
GOD SAYS YOU’RE UNIQUE.
  • You’re NOT a number.
  • You’re important because you’re YOU.
  • God says you’re different. YOU’re special.
  • He knows all about you and your needs.
  • He knows what you feel & think.
  • He knows exactly what you’ve done.
  • He loves you in a way only He can. 
  • His has a plan for your life that is unique & special.

Jesus said to those who had believed him, “If you abide in my WORD, you are truly my disciples, you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32  For all who are weary & burdened, feel you’ve lost your way, with no purpose in life, feeling lost & beaten – there IS rest for your soul…. 

LOOK to JESUS. 

You Are God’s Unique Masterpiece 

Search Me, O God & Know My Heart

  • “O Lord, you have searched me and known me!” Psalm 139
  • “Before a word is on my tongue, O Lord, you know it altogether.”
  • “You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar.”
  • “You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways.”
  • “You created my inner being, formed & knitted me inside my mother’s womb.”
  • “I give thanks because I’m amazingly and miraculously made…” 
  • “Where shall I go from your Spirit? Where shall I flee from your presence?”
  • “Even darkness’s not dark to you; the night’s as bright as the day, darkness’s as light with you.”
  • “You made me; you created me. Now give me sense to follow your commands.” Psalm 119:73-74 
Many Reference Proverbs 31 For Good ReasonIn Proverbs 31, we see an all-out illustration of the godly wife and mother. She’s this virtuous woman worth far more than rubies. Who can beat that? Her husband trusts in her completely, she does him good all the days of her life. She knits, sews their own clothing, makes tapestry, she is never idle and her hands are always moving. She rises early in the morning and goes to bed late at night. She clothes her children well and they are never cold. She works the fields with her hands growing crop, then brings her stuff to the market to sell, and feeds her household well. She is a strong honorable woman, very generous to the poor and needy. Her husband is a well-respected man where they live and when she opens her mouth, out pours wisdom. Her children look up to her and call her blessed. So does her husband. She is not caught up in outward beauty; her beauty comes from her fear of the Lord.WOW!!!! Quite a standard to live up to, right?Many other proverbs give insight into how a woman of God is to walk, what kind of womanly influence she is to have in her household.

Follow me as we take a look and glean a few takeaways! These are more pieces of advice that address our hearts, tongues, and priorities – some specifically aimed at wives and mothers.

WOMANHOOD SPEAKS LOUDLY

  • Compared to Wisdom, the Lady Folly is rowdy, loud, naive and ignorant. Proverbs 9:13
  • A wise woman builds her house, but a foolish one picks it to splinters with her own hands. Proverbs 14:1
  • The man who finds a wife finds something good, and the favor of the Eternal is indeed his. Proverbs 18:22
  • Much like a gold ring in the snout of a pig, so is a beautiful woman who lacks good judgmentProverbs 11:22
  • Houses and riches may be inherited from parents, but a sensible wife is a gift from the Eternal. Proverbs 19:14
  • You would be better off living in the middle of the desert than with an angry and argumentative wife. Proverbs 21:19
  • A dignified wife brings honor to her husband; a shameful wife is decay eating at his bones. Proverbs 12:4
  • It is better to dwell outside on the corner of your roof than to live inside your house with a badgering wife. Proverbs 21:9
  • The alluring words of a seductive woman are a deep hole; the Eternal is incensed toward those who fall in. Proverbs 22:14
  • Foolish children bring misery to their fathers, and a wife’s bickering is a like constant dripping from a leaky roof. Proverbs 19:13

YOUR WORDS, DO THEY STRESS OR REFRESH?

  • When we speak brashly, folly is upon us seeking attention for ourselves.
  • Words of grace, discernment, and purity are pleasing in the sight of God and man.
  • Be fueled in God’s Word of hope! Stay away from worldly lust, keep your heart pure. 
  • Do you exercise wisdom or folly? Godly ladies build up others, lifting spirits that flourish. 
  • A woman’s behavior reveals her relationship with the Lord, and the value of her character

GOD SHARES ENCOURAGEMENT FOR WIVES OUT THERE

  • We have potential to be a direct blessing from Him, worth far more than any riches.
  • An upright wife brings glory and honor to her husband, she is excellence in her ways.
  • Her prudence—or thoughtfulness over others is a lovely fruit of her faith in the Lord.

A WIFE CAN MAKE OR BREAK HER HOUSEHOLD

Scripture’s Language Is Strong – Due to discontent, a nagging wife is a sorrowful thing in her household. Wow! Once she loses sight of Christ, the dangers of becoming quarrelsome and generating unnecessary friction increase dramatically.  The godly wife is to seek loving God and her husband wholeheartedly, for this leads to peace and prosperity.


MOTHERHOOD

  • 12. My son, keep your father’s commandment, and forsake not your mother’s teaching. Proverbs 6:20
  • 13. A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother. Proverbs 10:1
  • 14. A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish man despises his mother. Proverbs 15:20
  • 15. The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother. Proverbs 29:15

Takeaways:

You may be thinking: these are about sons, not women! Yet the son reflects the mother, the one who teaches him.

These proverbs reinforce the powerful reality that our mothering has a long-term impact on the attitude of our children…and that we should be so deeply tied to the nurturing of our children that their disobedience or disrespect is heartbreaking.

The last proverb gives us a solution. It tells us moms that we have to be willing to love our children through discipline, correcting their wrongs with devoted discipleship, for it reaps godliness rather than shame.

While touching aspects of womanhood a little differently than Proverbs 31, these proverbs provide wisdom that remind us to speak sweet words, serve our husbands joyfully, and impact our children for good.