How to be a Great Woman

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In 2 Kings 4:8, the King James and a few other versions refer to the woman of Shunem as a “great woman”. I’ve always wondered what made her so deserving of the title: great woman. It could not have been her wealth alone that made her to be known this way.

The question here is how can you – as a daughter of the Most High – be known as a great woman as well?

During our travels, we’ve come across many bitter women. We even found some people who shut their minds against marriage because of past hurts.

I believe that God loves His daughters very dearly. But life has its own ways of teaching us different lessons. Out of these experiences, many wander off onto wrong paths and come to wrong conclusions.

Here are some good reminders as you prepare yourself for the right partner God has for you and as you grow into being the great woman that God wants you to be.

1. Know your value: As a young woman, you must value yourself first before you expect others to value you. There will be some people who will try to bring you down. But being a person of worth is a personal choice. Every time you look at a person to feel worthy, you are giving that person the power to hurt you. Know that you are precious from the second you were born. And you are so loved by God that He decided to send His Son to die for you!

2. Don’t be super-spiritual: I do not know how else to put it. Some girls seem to live in the extreme nature of spiritualizing everything.  Not everyone you are going to meet is the one that God wants you to marry. From wanting to eat a donut to wearing their favorite dress, everything seems to be a vision or a dream they say they saw day before yesterday. Don’t be so spiritual-minded that you are of no earthly use, and don’t be so earthly-minded that you are of no heavenly use either.

3. Protect your body: Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. You don’t have to share your body to be accepted. Guard your body, feelings and emotions from people that take advantage of it. Your body first belongs to God, then to your partner after you are married. Your past baggage can cause trouble in your present unless you let your heart and mind be renewed by the Word of God and the blood of Jesus Christ, our Savior.

4. Guard your worth: As the rule goes, “No woman should pursue a man.” The demonic nature of domestic violence and abuse can be averted in advance when you learn to say “no” to being treated without worth. When you do not know your worth, then you become an easy prey to being taken advantage of. Stay away from people who manipulate you with words or deeds.  

5. Flee bad behavior: I am amazed by how some women repeatedly attract abusive relationships. Even after knowing that the guy is abusive, violent, an alcoholic, tells lies, and has other crazy habits, some women still proceed with those friendships. This is basically rooted in the “Saviour” attitude. Don’t try to fill in God’s shoes by feeling obliged to save the guy by yourself. The man has to grow to be responsible to take care of a woman. It can be emotional or mental abuse even from a friend of the same gender. It’s good to check if you intentionally overlook bad behaviors.

6. Pursue humility: A woman’s real beauty lies in her inward character. Don’t let your hurts, rejections and pain make you adamant or arrogant in trying to prove yourself. Humility and submission are the basics of a woman who possesses inward beauty. The humility in you opens you to have a teachable spirit. “An arrogant heart creates a foolish woman” (Proverbs 9:13). Don’t be the kind of woman who lacks femininity in your character. Run away from the ‘women-must-rule’ mentality. Be respectful and full of love as the Lord wants you to be.

7. Guard your mouth: Guard yourself from the ‘I’m-desperate’ type of conversations that eventually lead to sin.
Fill your heart with godly things; guard your ears from silly talks; and never stop learning. These will cause you to speak things that are fruitful and encouraging. It’s always good, from time to time, to check if your conversations are at a tangent and not God-centered. Every day, check to see if you have been loose-talking. 

8. Pursue Godly friendships: If your friends are not rooted in the Word of God, chances are that they could take you away from God. There are great dangers in trying to understand the world and life from another woman who is filled with worldly passions. A woman who has had unhappy relationships will not be able to guide you about how you treat your man. Find godly and matured mothers and sisters who are women of great faith. They will be able to guide you in the path that pleases God.

9. Be Persistent in your Pursuit of God. Remember not to give up. Success never comes overnight. Pursue God with all your heart and the Lord will help you grow in the character that pleases Him. And when you remain in God, the Lord will make your ways a blessing to your family and others.

A woman who is fully consecrated to the Lord will do wonders and bring glory to the name of Jesus!

10. And finally, ________________________. 

A call to all my sisters: What can you add to this list? What do you think is a quality of a great woman? Has any woman inspired you in particular? Share what you have learned with us below in the comments section. [Brothers, don't shy away, share your two cents too!]

 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Elina-Ravichandra/1437175568 Elina Ravichandra

    Awesomest post… !!!!
    “”Every time you look at a person to feel worthy, you are giving that person the power to hurt you. “‘–>> this is so true…. we forget here to GUARD OUR HEART #sad

    Joyce Meyer is my all time fav!! – she on TV
    and my two darlings – Nima akka & Tinu  my fav :p

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com Shyju Mathew

      Thank U Elina.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Elina-Ravichandra/1437175568 Elina Ravichandra

    Awesomest post… !!!!
    “”Every time you look at a person to feel worthy, you are giving that person the power to hurt you. “‘–>> this is so true…. we forget here to GUARD OUR HEART #sad

    Joyce Meyer is my all time fav!! – she on TV
    and my two darlings – Nima akka & Tiny  my fav :p

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Thank U Elina.

  • Bernadine Wicket

    Be the person God wants you to be:  

    Every woman has a special and unique calling.  We all need to recognize and know what God has called us to and ask the Lord to give us the grace to be the person He wants us to be.

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com Shyju Mathew

      Thats deep! Thanks for sharing!

  • Bernadine Wicket

    Be the person God wants you to be:  

    Every woman has a special and unique calling.  We all need to recognize and know what God has called us to and ask the Lord to give us the grace to be the person He wants us to be.

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Thats deep! Thanks for sharing!

  • http://twitter.com/musiqchild007 Jherrel Peters

    Well I would have written a comment if Shy didn’t specifically ask for the ladies to respond. lol…

    BUTTTTTT..since I’m a chatterbox I’ll write one anyway.. :D

    I think that the last point would be that great women are women of PURPOSE. A prime example of a woman like this would be the Prophetess Deborah. She was a woman of an unusual anointing of technology. She represents a woman who wanted to do something different, who refused to allow a culture to determine how high she went. She understood that her anointing and her calling did not come from her femininity but out of the result of a need. Interestingly enough, in Judges 4:4, she is identified as the “wife of Lapidoth”. The name of Lapidoth means ‘fire’ or ‘torch’ and the name Deborah means ‘wick’, in other words “wife of Lapidoth” can be loosely translated as ‘wife of fire’ or ‘fiery woman’. This gives us an indication as to who she was. She was a courageous woman who knew what she was about and how she was going to do it. She was a woman of purpose and nothinig and no one could derail her from it, not people, not society and not culture.

    And the best part is, she is a woman of purpose but at the same time she keeps her femininity because she is referred to as the “Mother of Israel” in Judges 5:7. She is elegant, sophisticated. She was a wife, social activist, spiritual leader and prophetess. It should be noted that she is also the kingdom counterpart representation of Jezebel.

    AND I’m done. 

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com Shyju Mathew

      I just updated, brothers obviously would have something to say to their dear sisters ;)

  • http://twitter.com/musiqchild007 Jherrel Peters

    Well I would have written a comment if Shy didn’t specifically ask for the ladies to respond. lol…

    BUTTTTTT..since I’m a chatterbox I’ll write one anyway.. :D

    I think that the last point would be that great women are women of PURPOSE. A prime example of a woman like this would be the Prophetess Deborah. She was a woman of an unusual anointing of technology. She represents a woman who wanted to do something different, who refused to allow a culture to determine how high she went. She understood that her anointing and her calling did not come from her femininity but out of the result of a need. Interestingly enough, in Judges 4:4, she is identified as the “wife of Lapidoth”. The name of Lapidoth means ‘fire’ or ‘torch’ and the name Deborah means ‘wick’, in other words “wife of Lapidoth” can be loosely translated as ‘wife of fire’ or ‘fiery woman’. This gives us an indication as to who she was. She was a courageous woman who knew what she was about and how she was going to do it. She was a woman of purpose and nothing and no one could derail her from it, not people, not society and not culture.

    And the best part is, she is a woman of purpose but at the same time she keeps her femininity because she is referred to as the “Mother of Israel” in Judges 5:7. She is elegant, sophisticated. She was a wife, social activist, spiritual leader and prophetess. It should be noted that she is also the kingdom counterpart representation of Jezebel.

    AND I’m done.

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      I just updated, brothers obviously would have something to say to their dear sisters ;)

  • Reanact

    Hello, this is my first time coming by, I like your blog… I am also a christian, a baby one if I can say so.. my 2nd blog is also on worship.. http://www.clairereana.com

  • Reanact

    Hello, this is my first time coming by, I like your blog… I am also a christian, a baby one if I can say so.. my 2nd blog is also on worship.. http://www.clairereana.com

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Welcome Reanact to GTH. Be blessed.

  • http://www.shyjumathew.com Shyju Mathew

    Welcome Reanact to GTH. Be blessed.

  • Princy

    An excellent post…i would like to add a line which i had come across.” A woman’s heart should be so hidden in Christ that a man should have to seek Him first to find her!!”May the precious Holy Spirit guide us to be more like Christ :)
    Thanks Shyju..timely post again :) God bless u gys !

    • Elzajemi

      amazing!

  • Princy

    An excellent post…i would like to add a line which i had come across.” A woman’s heart should be so hidden in Christ that a man should have to seek Him first to find her!!”May the precious Holy Spirit guide us to be more like Christ :)
    Thanks Shyju..timely post again :) God bless u gys !

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Good one!!

    • Elzajemi

      amazing!

    • Trish

      thats powerful Nikita  thank you i will teach my young girls that.Please may i be your friend are you on face book? my fb name is Trish Carmen N’tombela i woulf like us to encourage each other spritually time and again my email is trish@trishcarmen.com i look forward to hearing from you

  • Limminghan

    Awesome! U should also write one for us guys.

  • Limminghan

    Awesome! U should also write one for us guys.

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Now thats the hard part :) Do you have any suggestions on the topic?

      • http://twitter.com/musiqchild007 Jherrel Peters

        “Journey to Manhood”

        “Man Power” lolol

  • elina

    hiiiii

  • elina

    hiiiii

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gloria-David/540755414 Gloria David

    lovely….note brother thank you for sharing!……A woman’s real beauty lies in her inward character. vey true lines…..

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com Shyju Mathew

      Hey Gloria, most welcome.

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com Shyju Mathew

      Hey Gloria, most welcome.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gloria-David/540755414 Gloria David

    lovely….note brother thank you for sharing!……A woman’s real beauty lies in her inward character. vey true lines…..

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Hey Gloria, most welcome.

  • http://www.shyjumathew.com Shyju Mathew

    Now thats the hard part :) Do you have any suggestions on the topic?

    • http://twitter.com/musiqchild007 Jherrel Peters

      “Journey to Manhood”

      “Man Power” lolol

  • http://www.shyjumathew.com Shyju Mathew

    Now thats the hard part :) Do you have any suggestions on the topic?

  • http://www.shyjumathew.com Shyju Mathew

    Good one!!

  • http://www.shyjumathew.com Shyju Mathew

    Good one!!

  • Sherlie Davids

    Amen! Amen! Amen!
    Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!!

    Thank you so much my Father God  &
    Thank you my bro Shyju..

    I loved this post..

    And finally, _____________________ , I would like to add on..
    Be Strong & Be Still !!!

    I feel, one of the quality of a Great women is Quietness..

    My mom is the person who always inspires me…

  • Sherlie Davids

    Amen! Amen! Amen!
    Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!!

    Thank you so much my Father God  &
    Thank you my bro Shyju..

    I loved this post..

    And finally, _____________________ , I would like to add on..
    Be Strong & Be Still !!!

    I feel, one of the quality of a Great women is Quietness..

    My mom is the person who always inspires me…

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Now not insulting, but the usual assumption is that it is not possible. Do you have any suggestions on how a women can develop that?

      • M Sarcar

        If you can tune into the Holy Spirit and hear HIS voice..It’s like practising the Presence of God…It may not come overnight but it will with His Word(studying & applying) and Communion with the Holy Spirit.

        A blessed blog man of God, thank you!I will share this with all my single-female friends who may receive from the blog than their friend.

        • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

          Thanks M. I hope your friends will be blessed.

  • http://www.shyjumathew.com Shyju Mathew

    Now not insulting, but the usual assumption is that it is not possible. Do you have any suggestions on how a women can develop that?

    • M Sarcar

      If you can tune into the Holy Spirit and hear HIS voice..It’s like practising the Presence of God…It may not come overnight but it will with His Word(studying & applying) and Communion with the Holy Spirit.

      A blessed blog man of God, thank you!I will share this with all my single-female friends who may receive from the blog than their friend.

      • http://www.shyjumathew.com Shyju Mathew

        Thanks M. I hope your friends will be blessed.

  • Preethi Agnes

    Beautiful and an indepth one!! Thanks and God Bless!! I would also like to add one small thing, I don’t know if it would be of benefit though, Do not blindly Trust somebody!! Coz when you put your trust in that person and it breaks, you go down again… Our Trust should be in the Lord.

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com Shyju Mathew

      Trust the Lord is right! Thank you for sharing.

  • Preethi Agnes

    Beautiful and an indepth one!! Thanks and God Bless!! I would also like to add one small thing, I don’t know if it would be of benefit though, Do not blindly Trust somebody!! Coz when you put your trust in that person and it breaks, you go down again… Our Trust should be in the Lord.

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Trust the Lord is right! Thank you for sharing.

  • Juliet Esther

    The quality of a great woman of God  ……

    A great woman of God desires to be holy  – contagiously holy – spurring other women to be holy as she interacts with them..  Why? Without holiness no one will see God through us.   Because  He is holy she desires to be holy too.

    Thank you for this blog. This one is special. God Bless you,

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com Shyju Mathew

      Deep thought. Most welcome Juliet. 

  • Juliet Esther

    The quality of a great woman of God  ……

    A great woman of God desires to be holy  – contagiously holy – spurring other women to be holy as she interacts with them..  Why? Without holiness no one will see God through us.   Because  He is holy she desires to be holy too.

    Thank you for this blog. This one is special. God Bless you,

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Deep thought. Most welcome Juliet. 

  • Susanchitra

    Awesome post…thank you for sharing

  • Susanchitra

    Awesome post…thank you for sharing

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Most welcome Susan!

  • Esther

    A timely word of exhortation and encouragement to all.   I watch daily the deterioration of standards of how women view themselves,  how they allow the culture, media, Hollywood, ( and now the Bollywood )  tabloids and the world of Fashion, dictate, how they dress,  how they speak and how they think/ behave/ and what they think they need to possess to be valued and accepted.   

     I can go so far as to say there were some standards that were established in North America over a time period when Judeo Christian values governed the establishment and running of this part of the world , governance, free speech, freedom to practice one’s faith, equal oppotunity for women in the electoral process, education, employment opportunities and equality of wages for the same employment etc.,.  The feminists will claim they fought hard to win these.

    I also see how powerful these value systems are entrenched and are like a strong hold.    Thanks be to God for the pockets of born again faith community that has to work so hard to hold on to their counter cultural values and how sometimes after a prolonged period of time, begin to lose their identity.  My pastor Christopher Myers has put out a study called  ” THE CULTURE OF DEATH ” on http://www.unionvillebaptist.ca  if one goes to Audio Sermons and choose the last button called Topical sermons.  The last piece is called the culture of death.  It does give one an idea of where north american culture is today.  This is the culture into which we are called to shine as lights.  But for the power and grace of God,  I do not know where I would be.  I was raised in Asia and after the Lord laid His word in  my heart , He brought me here unexpectedly with out much notice.  It has been a long ride.  This is why I way there has been a steady deterioration and now it has begun to permeate the church.   May God use this blog to reach out to the millions of women in NAmerica from all cutures, who need to read this blog.  I am going to start circulating this to all my young women friends.  Thanks .  Shyju pls  stay near the cross.  God bless.

  • Esther

    A timely word of exhortation and encouragement to all.   I watch daily the deterioration of standards of how women view themselves,  how they allow the culture, media, Hollywood, ( and now the Bollywood )  tabloids and the world of Fashion, dictate, how they dress,  how they speak and how they think/ behave/ and what they think they need to possess to be valued and accepted.   

     I can go so far as to say there were some standards that were established in North America over a time period when Judeo Christian values governed the establishment and running of this part of the world , governance, free speech, freedom to practice one’s faith, equal oppotunity for women in the electoral process, education, employment opportunities and equality of wages for the same employment etc.,.  The feminists will claim they fought hard to win these.

    I also see how powerful these value systems are entrenched and are like a strong hold.    Thanks be to God for the pockets of born again faith community that has to work so hard to hold on to their counter cultural values and how sometimes after a prolonged period of time, begin to lose their identity.  My pastor Christopher Myers has put out a study called  ” THE CULTURE OF DEATH ” on http://www.unionvillebaptist.ca  if one goes to Audio Sermons and choose the last button called Topical sermons.  The last piece is called the culture of death.  It does give one an idea of where north american culture is today.  This is the culture into which we are called to shine as lights.  But for the power and grace of God,  I do not know where I would be.  I was raised in Asia and after the Lord laid His word in  my heart , He brought me here unexpectedly with out much notice.  It has been a long ride.  This is why I way there has been a steady deterioration and now it has begun to permeate the church.   May God use this blog to reach out to the millions of women in NAmerica from all cutures, who need to read this blog.  I am going to start circulating this to all my young women friends.  Thanks .  Shyju pls  stay near the cross.  God bless.

  • Tulasi

    Awesome post..:) My Pastor Sulochana Royal and Pastor Surekha Fernando has inspired me much regarding every detail, lastly but very importantly my mom..

  • Tulasi

    Awesome post..:) My Pastor Sulochana Royal and Pastor Surekha Fernando has inspired me much regarding every detail, lastly but very importantly my mom..

  • Clara Divistor

    This is really a awesome post. Most of the women who are god fearing. they have no reasons why they like these abusive relationship. where there mind is fully out of control. And at the end they are broken, and come to a end of life. This would help lot of women to live a godly life. (A woman’s real beauty lies in her inward character). I once read in the bible that a mans happiness lies in the beauty of his wife. what if a guy marries a girl who doesnt look good??? shyju can u please brefily tell me about this.

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com Shyju Mathew

      R u sure u read that in the Bible? I have not read that one before. To me the most beautiful women in the world is my wife, that does not change when her looks or style change, my taste is my wife’s current style and shape! If a guy does not marry a women for her inner beauty, its only a matter of time when the outer beauty fades.

      • Clara Divistor

        Thanks for your reply Shyju. I am very sure that i read it in bible, And i don remember the book.
        i was upset reading that worse. And i was arguing about this too many people. I actually like the way you preach. When i lost hope in life, Why does god shut our door (video) gives me a lot of relief and helps me to get back to god. In every meetings you do say “Out of every brokness there will be a greater blessing” I always have this in my mind. And please do pray for me. I wish u have pray meetings contacted in chennai too:) this is a request. And please add me in ur prayer list, there are lot situations where i am losing hope in life. How to be a great women is a very inspiring message for all women who doesnt know there worth. God bless you shyju:)

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Elina-Ravichandra/1437175568 Elina Ravichandra

        Awesome.. loved tat…evn tho i knew tat..wat u wrote ministered to me in a different way..
        frm the above comment.whr it says a man happiness lies in the beauty of his wife..  in tat  i belive “beauty” clearly means the character of a woman NOT the outward beauty..

  • Clara Divistor

    This is really a awesome post. Most of the women who are god fearing. they have no reasons why they like these abusive relationship. where there mind is fully out of control. And at the end they are broken, and come to a end of life. This would help lot of women to live a godly life. (A woman’s real beauty lies in her inward character). I once read in the bible that a mans happiness lies in the beauty of his wife. what if a guy marries a girl who doesnt look good??? shyju can u please brefily tell me about this.

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      R u sure u read that in the Bible? I have not read that one before. To me the most beautiful women in the world is my wife, that does not change when her looks or style change, my taste is my wife’s current style and shape! If a guy does not marry a women for her inner beauty, its only a matter of time when the outer beauty fades.

      • Clara Divistor

        Thanks for your reply Shyju. I am very sure that i read it in bible, And i don remember the book.
        i was upset reading that worse. And i was arguing about this too many people. I actually like the way you preach. When i lost hope in life, Why does god shut our door (video) gives me a lot of relief and helps me to get back to god. In every meetings you do say “Out of every brokness there will be a greater blessing” I always have this in my mind. And please do pray for me. I wish u have pray meetings contacted in chennai too:) this is a request. And please add me in ur prayer list, there are lot situations where i am losing hope in life. How to be a great women is a very inspiring message for all women who doesnt know there worth. God bless you shyju:)

        • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

          Kindly sign up on our website here, http://www.shyjumathew.com to partner with us and we will be coming to Chennai in August. You can get that info on the website too.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Elina-Ravichandra/1437175568 Elina Ravichandra

        Awesome.. loved tat…evn tho i knew tat..wat u wrote ministered to me in a different way..
        frm the above comment.whr it says a man happiness lies in the beauty of his wife..  in tat  i belive “beauty” clearly means the character of a woman NOT the outward beauty..

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kavita-Jain/581469110 Kavita Jain

    A woman who is fully consecrated to the Lord will do wonders and bring glory to the name of Jesus!
    AMEN!
    thanks…brother.for d beautiful word….really encouraged!

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com Shyju Mathew

      Most welcome Kavita.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kavita-Jain/581469110 Kavita Jain

    A woman who is fully consecrated to the Lord will do wonders and bring glory to the name of Jesus!
    AMEN!
    thanks…brother.for d beautiful word….really encouraged!

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Most welcome Kavita.

  • Mini Abraham

    I am going to take a print and keep this with me.. deep learning and maturity …!!

  • Mini Abraham

    I am going to take a print and keep this with me.. deep learning and maturity …!!

  • Esther Lee (Unbound)

    Thanks for the post Shyju. I especially love how you reiterated the value and worth of a woman being imperative. I have seen far too often (and even in myself) how the devil attacks the value and worth of a woman based on various things in her past. They are all lies from hell and we need to know who we are in Christ. Let’s not forget what the WORD says about us! Whenever we doubt our value and worth, remind yourself of this passage:

    “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s SPECIAL possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.” 
    1 Peter 2:9

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com Shyju Mathew

      Most welcome Esther. Thank you for the share too.

  • Esther Lee (Unbound)

    Thanks for the post Shyju. I especially love how you reiterated the value and worth of a woman being imperative. I have seen far too often (and even in myself) how the devil attacks the value and worth of a woman based on various things in her past. They are all lies from hell and we need to know who we are in Christ. Let’s not forget what the WORD says about us! Whenever we doubt our value and worth, remind yourself of this passage:

    “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s SPECIAL possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.” 
    1 Peter 2:9

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Most welcome Esther. Thank you for the share too.

  • priyanka

    Amazing One Dear Sister Tiny And Brother Shyju

  • priyanka

    Amazing One Dear Sister Tiny And Brother Shyju

  • Jyothiyona

    Amazing and Awesome post!!! which really rejuvenates woman’s spritual life….
    Thanks Shyju… its lovely and lively post :) 

  • Jyothiyona

    Amazing and Awesome post!!! which really rejuvenates woman’s spritual life….
    Thanks Shyju… its lovely and lively post :) 

  • Reach2jyothi

    Amazing and Awesome  post !!! which really rejuvenates the woman’s spritual life.

    Thanks Shyu for the lovely and lively post … :)

  • Reach2jyothi

    Amazing and Awesome  post !!! which really rejuvenates the woman’s spritual life.

    Thanks Shyu for the lovely and lively post … :)

  • Deana Deva

    i so wanna comment….
    but i am speechless !! al i can say is WOW !
    that is so inspiring…. God Bless U !! 
    Thank God for all that i could learn from this….

  • Deana Deva

    i so wanna comment….
    but i am speechless !! al i can say is WOW !
    that is so inspiring…. God Bless U !! 
    Thank God for all that i could learn from this….

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Glad u did! Thank u Jesus is right!

  • http://www.shyjumathew.com Shyju Mathew

    Most welcome Susan!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nikita-Carelle-Mahabir/8649805 Nikita Carelle Mahabir

    This one made me laugh: “No woman should pursue a man.” I told someone that just yesterday! It’s a great article. Totally in line with my beliefs.
    I would add to the point “Protect your body”- do not be unequally yoked/joined to an unbeliever. Keep yourself for someone who’s keeping himself too :)

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com Shyju Mathew

      Thats a good thought!! Thanks Nikita!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nikita-Carelle-Mahabir/8649805 Nikita Mahabir

    This one made me laugh: “No woman should pursue a man.” I told someone that just yesterday! It’s a great article. Totally in line with my beliefs.
    I would add to the point “Protect your body”- do not be unequally yoked/joined to an unbeliever. Keep yourself for someone who’s keeping himself too :)

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Thats a good thought!! Thanks Nikita!

  • http://www.shyjumathew.com Shyju Mathew

    Kindly sign up on our website here, http://www.shyjumathew.com to partner with us and we will be coming to Chennai in August. You can get that info on the website too.

  • http://www.shyjumathew.com Shyju Mathew

    Glad u did! Thank u Jesus is right!

  • Reach2jyothi

    Thanks Shyju for the beautiful post!!

    A woman who is fully consecrated to the Lord will do wonders and bring glory to the name of Jesus! This is such an encouraging line…
    Pursue Godly Friendship : Yes there is a chances with worldly friendship, which takes away you from god, so we should be aware!!
    I would like to add one point, “A woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised”.

  • Reach2jyothi

    Thanks Shyju for the beautiful post!!

    A woman who is fully consecrated to the Lord will do wonders and bring glory to the name of Jesus! This is such an encouraging line…
    Pursue Godly Friendship : Yes there is a chances with worldly friendship, which takes away you from god, so we should be aware!!
    I would like to add one point, “A woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised”.

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Amen to that!

  • http://www.shyjumathew.com Shyju Mathew

    Amen to that!

  • Gingerbear33

    What can I say, another great article, women need to receive this message, and learn to love themselves, and that will bring the perfect mate into their lives. 

  • Gingerbear33

    What can I say, another great article, women need to receive this message, and learn to love themselves, and that will bring the perfect mate into their lives. 

  • Sherinafan

    Thanku so much for this post. I personally learnt what i missed out on. It is all so true down to every word. Thanks again. Loved it.

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com Shyju Mathew

      Most welcome!

  • Sherinafan

    Thanku so much for this post. I personally learnt what i missed out on. It is all so true down to every word. Thanks again. Loved it.

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Most welcome!

  • Lakshikabenjamin

    That’s a great lesson for me since I work with battered and hurt women and also young girls. I am greatly inspired by Joyce Meyer who overcame all the blocks and now a blessing to many. My own life has moved in this line and now I know why God let me go through these rough patches so that I could feel, cry, encourage and push these women of God to be what they ought to be in Christ- from nothing to something like Queen Esther.God made us women with a great plan in His kingdom and I pray that His Kingdom come on earth among the women folk. You both are a great blessing to me and I would definitely pray for your ministries as mentioned in your itenary. Pray you bless Sri Lanka again with your visit ( Josh’s mum at life Centre-Youth Explosion Meeting
    Bless you both!
    Lakshi

  • Lakshikabenjamin

    That’s a great lesson for me since I work with battered and hurt women and also young girls. I am greatly inspired by Joyce Meyer who overcame all the blocks and now a blessing to many. My own life has moved in this line and now I know why God let me go through these rough patches so that I could feel, cry, encourage and push these women of God to be what they ought to be in Christ- from nothing to something like Queen Esther.God made us women with a great plan in His kingdom and I pray that His Kingdom come on earth among the women folk. You both are a great blessing to me and I would definitely pray for your ministries as mentioned in your itenary. Pray you bless Sri Lanka again with your visit ( Josh’s mum at life Centre-Youth Explosion Meeting
    Bless you both!
    Lakshi

  • Trish

    thats powerful Nikita  thank you i will teach my young girls that.Please may i be your friend are you on face book? my fb name is Trish Carmen N’tombela i woulf like us to encourage each other spritually time and again my email is trish@trishcarmen.com i look forward to hearing from you

  • Sparklingiris

    a very needed post .i hav a doubt many women mess their lives by comprmising than submission wht is the difference btw comprimise and submission??????????? how do v know the difference.do women need to compermise

  • Sparklingiris

    a very needed post .i hav a doubt many women mess their lives by comprmising than submission wht is the difference btw comprimise and submission??????????? how do v know the difference.do women need to compermise

  • Nightingale Daniel

    Kathryn Kuhlman s ma greatest inspiration!!!

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com Shyju Mathew

      Awesome!!! May God use u too!

  • Nightingale Daniel

    Kathryn Kuhlman s ma greatest inspiration!!!

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Awesome!!! May God use u too!

  • WCJD (nita)

    Please pray for me and my husband as we celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary with our kids, families, and friends on October 21. Pray for our strength and happiness. Thanks be to God for all your prayers…..praise the lord.

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/blog Shyju Mathew

      Wow 10th is amazing! God bless u & keep u as a family.
      Blessings.

  • Guest

    Please pray for me and my husband as we celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary with our kids, families, and friends on October 21. Pray for our strength and happiness. Thanks be to God for all your prayers…..praise the lord.

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Wow 10th is amazing! God bless u & keep u as a family.
      Blessings.

  • chris

    Solid & Sound

  • chris

    Solid & Sound

  • FaithInGod (Nita)

    My gloryand the One who lifts up my head.( Psalms 3:3 *NKJV )
    Dear Friends
    ,
    when your life becomes filled with anxiety and
    confusion, and you become
    concerned about the events in
    your life today, turn to our Savior Jesus
    Christ! For He
    said, These things I have spoken to you, that in
    Me you may
    have peace. In the world you will
    have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I
    have
    overcome the world.” ( John 16:33 )
    After all Jesus’ never abandons
    us, or leaves us to struggle
    alone! For He has promised us; “I will never
    leave
    you nor forsake you.” So we may boldly say:”The
    Lord is my helper;
    I will not fear. What can man
    do to me?” ( Hebrews 13:5 ) Therefore
    we
    can always call on Him in even the most troublesome times,
    for He is
    always with us!
    After all; The Lord will guide you always;He will satisfy your needs in a
    sun-scorched landand will strengthen your frame. You will be like
    awell-watered garden, like a spring whose watersnever fail. ( Isaiah
    58:11 )Also remember that when confusion, worry and fearenter your life,
    it is not from God but from satan. Forit is written that; God is not the
    author of confusion but of peace. ( 1 Corinthians 14:33 )So Friends, Be
    anxious for nothing, butin everything by prayer and supplication,
    withthanksgiving, let your requests be made knownto God. ( Philippians
    4:6 ) and let Him comfort,guide and direct you through the troubling times in
    your life! Amen( A World-Wide Ministry for Jesus Christ.

  • FaithInGod (Nita)

    My gloryand the One who lifts up my head.( Psalms 3:3 *NKJV )
    Dear Friends
    ,
    when your life becomes filled with anxiety and
    confusion, and you become
    concerned about the events in
    your life today, turn to our Savior Jesus
    Christ! For He
    said, These things I have spoken to you, that in
    Me you may
    have peace. In the world you will
    have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I
    have
    overcome the world.” ( John 16:33 )
    After all Jesus’ never abandons
    us, or leaves us to struggle
    alone! For He has promised us; “I will never
    leave
    you nor forsake you.” So we may boldly say:”The
    Lord is my helper;
    I will not fear. What can man
    do to me?” ( Hebrews 13:5 ) Therefore
    we
    can always call on Him in even the most troublesome times,
    for He is
    always with us!
    After all; The Lord will guide you always;He will satisfy your needs in a
    sun-scorched landand will strengthen your frame. You will be like
    awell-watered garden, like a spring whose watersnever fail. ( Isaiah
    58:11 )Also remember that when confusion, worry and fearenter your life,
    it is not from God but from satan. Forit is written that; God is not the
    author of confusion but of peace. ( 1 Corinthians 14:33 )So Friends, Be
    anxious for nothing, butin everything by prayer and supplication,
    withthanksgiving, let your requests be made knownto God. ( Philippians
    4:6 ) and let Him comfort,guide and direct you through the troubling times in
    your life! Amen( A World-Wide Ministry for Jesus Christ.

  • Sibi

    10 And finally a women should be wise. Wisdom comes from fear of the lord. a wise women will be able to handle all her affairs diligently. Proverbs 31 : 26, 27,30

  • Sibi

    10 And finally a women should be wise. Wisdom comes from fear of the lord. a wise women will be able to handle all her affairs diligently. Proverbs 31 : 26, 27,30

  • http://twitter.com/ufff_yaar ★Indu Barla★

    Thankyouu so much for this beautiful post. One of the most important thing i lag in my life is Godly Friendships, i long for such companies in my life. I am surrounded by a bunch of people who either make fun of me when they come to know of my spirituality or are filled with worldly passions.. But i want to be one what God wants me to be.
    Again thankyou for this post, helped me a lot. May Jesus be with you always!

  • http://twitter.com/ufff_yaar ★Indu★ (✿Bonnie✿)♪

    Thankyouu so much for this beautiful post. One of the most important thing i lag in my life is Godly Friendships, i long for such companies in my life. I am surrounded by a bunch of people who either make fun of me when they come to know of my spirituality or are filled with worldly passions.. But i want to be one what God wants me to be.
    Again thankyou for this post, helped me a lot. May Jesus be with you always!

  • http://www.facebook.com/tracy.rodrigo.1 Tracy Rodrigo

    Loved every single line …Thanks Shyju…Praise the lord…

  • http://www.facebook.com/tracy.rodrigo.1 Tracy Rodrigo

    Loved every single line …Thanks Shyju…Praise the lord…

  • Radhuka

    A great post essential for girls………..A woman should be submissive and tender as it is unique character design of women……Under the label of spiritual women, she should not detach from her house hold works especially cooking……….As the popular saying says” The way to reach man’s heart is through stomach”……She should be spiritual and also should be good mother who looks after her household better……..
    Proverbs 14:1
    The wise woman builds her house…………..

  • Radhuka

    A great post essential for girls………..A woman should be submissive and tender as it is unique character design of women……Under the label of spiritual women, she should not detach from her house hold works especially cooking……….As the popular saying says” The way to reach man’s heart is through stomach”……She should be spiritual and also should be good mother who looks after her household better……..
    Proverbs 14:1
    The wise woman builds her house…………..

  • Krupalini Kavitha

    Thank u brother…really touched this msg… to me….the words “life has its own ways of teaching us
    different lessons. Out of these experiences, many wander off onto wrong
    paths and come to wrong conclusion”…very true…. “GOD after creation of Man, HE is observing him and recognized Gap in creation….then to fill that Gap and to satisfy that Man … for both he created Woman…… with woman completeness came in creation …And a real Girl will honour her husband with her and satisfy her husband with all what she had after GOD… she will walk according to the Word of GOD as a wife……Girl has to think “yes i am very precious in sight of GOD… before ages he Designed me… according to HIS plan i came on earth…. Definitely in my partner matter also he will guide me…proclaiming her standard in GOD” That words -Super spiritual- also really correct…. HE is the father…. Father always gives the best…Confidence on HIM … may be this is old blog….but it helped me now at right time…. Loved it brother.. Pray for me….for my marriage…. Thank you…..

  • Krupalini Kavitha

    Thank u brother…really touched this msg… to me….the words “life has its own ways of teaching us
    different lessons. Out of these experiences, many wander off onto wrong
    paths and come to wrong conclusion”…very true…. “GOD after creation of Man, HE is observing him and recognized Gap in creation….then to fill that Gap and to satisfy that Man … for both he created Woman…… with woman completeness came in creation …And a real Girl will honour her husband and satisfy her husband with all what she had after GOD… she will walk according to the Word of GOD as a wife……Girl has to think “yes i am very precious in sight of GOD… before ages he Designed me… according to HIS plan i came on earth…. Definitely in my partner matter also he will guide me…proclaiming her standard in GOD” That words -Super spiritual- also really correct…. HE is the father…. Father always gives the best…Confidence on HIM … may be this is old blog….but it helped me now at right time…. Loved it brother.. Pray for me….for my marriage…. Thank you…..

  • harry

    pursue humility…what the hell that means…someone is raping your mother and she will ask you to forgive that bastard and a girl got abused must forgive………..cause she is meant to be humiliated..i think somethings should be edited

  • harry

    pursue humility…what the hell that means…someone is raping your mother and she will ask you to forgive that bastard and a girl got abused must forgive………..cause she is meant to be humiliated..i think somethings should be edited

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