Annie's "Lovely Christian Ladies" Page

"Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies."
~Proverbs 31:10~

"Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth
the LORD, she shall be praised."
~Proverbs 31:30~

What does a Christian Lady look like?

I was starting to look for graphics for this page and stopped........
How can you tell if someone is a Christian Lady?
Flowers were the closest thing I could come up with.
Flowers bloom and blossom they open up when given sunshine, water, love and
attention. The warmth of sunshine will make them thrive. Actually
snowflake would be a better choice since they are all each
one different but all so snowflake with all the others makes a
beautiful blanket of snow....and when held up to the light they sparkle and
shine. How about a
butterfly starts out as a caterpillar....then
spins a cocoon and hibernates for months and appears to have died...only to
reemerge as a lovely beautiful butterfly.......she doesn't crawl along the
ground anymore she flies free and unencumbered.


Maybe jewels or gems. How about rubies and pearls?

or diamonds. Are we as Christian Ladies like the Proverbs 31 woman?
I prefer ruby's to diamonds myself. Diamonds are so common but a precious
ruby is a rare gem. A rare gem is one of the things a Lovely Christian Lady is.
Is she a treasure chest.....full of unexpected pleasant treasures.
She is a hopechest full of dreams, wishes, expectations and yes hopes.
Remember the story of the ugly duckling. Don't you sometimes feel like that?
Are you wondering when you will turn into the beautiful swan.

Don't forget that the ugly duckling did eventually turn into a beautiful swan.
OR is a Christian Lady a heart ?
A heart that beats and breathes love for her family and for others.
OR would the best graphic be a home not a house as
others have but a Christian Home. A place where the heart of the home
is Jesus Christ as the focus and center, the one who guides them and directs
them. Their reason for living their all and all. They know that things in the
home are not as important as the people who live in it. The things can be
replaced. Our lives are full of new beginnings and second and third changes when
the Lord is in control of it. It is easy to keep taking our lives back and trying
to run everything our way..but God sees the whole picture and knows more than
we could every imagine. It is kind of like the little girl who has a broken
doll. She takes it to her daddy and asks him to fix it. But he is really
busy and tells her she will have to wait just a little while. Daddy has to finish
what he is doing. You know that important phone call. She is so very impatient.
So she picks up the doll after she waits an appropriate time for her.....and
starts to fix the broken doll. Both of the arms were pulled out or fell
one really knows how it happened. After much time she thinks she has fixed the
doll. But oh no! She has put the arms on backwards. That is kind of like our lives
isn't it. We try to fix things for God our way. We don't wait and let the Lord
do things His way in His time. God knows how to pick up the pieces and fix the
problem if we will only let Him. But we have Freewill.....and He loves us so
much that He allows us to make choices. What choice are you going to make? Are you going to be in control of your life or are you going to give over control
to the Lord. He has a wonderful plan for your life. Let Him show you.
OR children might be a picture to embrace BUT we are not all blessed with them.
Maybe the symbol of a wedding ring but not all of us have been given the gift of
a Godly Man. Some of us are divorced or widowed. Some have always been single
or are single again. Yet others have a terrible marriage and some are unequally
yoked or have just stayed together for the kids.

BUT we are all unique and to be treasured and if God loves the sparrow and He
surely watches over me...... God knows all the hairs on our head and they are
numbered.... He even knew us before we were Psalm 139 the word
of God says.

Have we come to any conclusions yet?
How can you tell the difference between a Christian Lady
and a Non Christian Lady?

We don't have a uniform or a name tag.......
even though that would sure make it a lot easier.

We don't have a jewel on our forehead like the Hindu women have.
Say maybe we could all wear a "Fish" broach .....
Do you know what the "Fish" stands for? First let me remind you that
Jesus told us to be "fishers of men".
"Now...... In the early Christian churches, the Greek word for fish
(ICHTHUS) came to be interpreted as a cipher for Jesus.
The first letter of each of the Greek words for "Jesus Christ, Son of God,
Savior" spell ichthus. We do not know when this cipher was first used; but once
the identification was made, the fish became a standard Christian symbol."
~Gary Hardin~ from Holman Bible Dictionary

I have also heard that the early church were forced underground from much if they were on the road and a person approached them they
would draw with a stick in the sand the top half of the fish......if the other
person was a Christian they would complete the symbol.....if they did you would
know they were a brother or sister in the Lord......a Christian. If they did not
complete the circle you would know to be careful of what you said and know
that even if they said they were a Christian they were truly not. Wouldn't it be
nice to have that kind of guidance and secret code today? It can be hard to
really know if someone truly is a Christian. God tells us that He is really the
only one that knows the heart of a man. We are taught to look for the
fruits.....and to be wise. But in today's age deception is so prevalent even in the
church. Be wise and discerning. Our hearts and spirits can be easily
deceived and hurt. So protect your heart.

What do we look like?

Can you tell from the outer appearance what kind of people we are?
We can't see the heart........... BUT
"Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart."
~1 Samuel 16:7~

Remember what the fruit of the spirit are:

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such there is no law."
~Galatians 5:22 KJV~


"They will know we are Christians
by our Love by our Love, Yes
they'll know we are Christians
by our Love!"


BUT what kind of LOVE do we offer......conditional LOVE
like the world or UNCONDITIONAL love like God teaches us to
do.............Even if you think that no one loves you and even if it may appear
to be true. Please remember that there is one person who really does LOVE you:

They will know we are Christians by our HOMEPAGE.....
Do you have one, a homepage that is? Is it obvious you are a Christian from that
page? It is the only thing some people will ever see or know about you.......

Some of us may never meet face to face until we get to heaven...even though
technology is advancing and we can hear each others voices and will soon be able
to see each other on the computer screen......but we can't give each other a
hug over the computer yet.........except in

Words and silence can so easily be person or by email.

"He who does not understand
your silence
will probably not
understand your words."
~Elbert Hubbard~

Have you ever had the Lord direct a page for your site?

If you don't get a paper and pencil you are afraid that the idea and words will
be gone for ever because they are directly from Him. I am not saying He talks
to me verbally, He just directs my thoughts and words for writing.

What an incredible feeling of joy that is. The Lord has opened up the whole
world to me. If you had told me a few years ago that God could use me and my
talents, abilities and gifts, from my living room I would never have believed you.
I didn't even know I had them. It took me until I was 40 years old to find out
where the Lord wanted me and now I think I have finally found my calling and
my ministry. It is still really hard to imagine that I have a ministry but every
day I work on the site the Lord continues to confirm this. If God can use me He
can surely use you. With all that I have been through and the fact that I am a
real broken vessel, broken in many pieces......isn't it incredible to know that
God can put the pieces back together His way.

"I will instruct you and teach you in the way that thou shalt go.
I will guide thee with mine eye."
~Psalm 32:8 KJV~

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths."
~Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV~

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we all were "Lovely Christian Ladies"?


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