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A Passionate Christian Woman

Saturday, January 26, 2008

by C. M. Woychik

What does a passionate Christian woman look like? Well, she’s not a woman who’s perfect, peerless or guiltless, but is as human as you and me. Essentially, a passionate Christian woman is someone who has a deep passion for the things of God and is driven to do something about it.

She is a woman who thirsts for God. He is the driving force of her existence, the meaning behind her life. She doesn’t live primarily for the latest fads, fashions, or fancies, but for God (1 Peter 3:3,4). She cares little for fame or fortune, recognition or reward. Instead, she has experienced the intense satisfaction of a personal relationship with a holy God, and just as a deer longs for a cool, refreshing stream to enjoy, so she longs for her God (Psalm 42:1).

She hungers for truth. In a confused world where wrong often seems right, a passionate believer pursues God’s truth with intensity and determination. Never one to accept mere human opinion or feeling-based experience, she considers God’s Word to be as necessary to her as her daily food. She has a Berean mindset (Acts 17:11), persistently comparing the spoken word to the written Word, and sifting it to find the truth. A passionate Christian woman is passionate about the Bible, for therein God has revealed His heart and mind for mankind.

She loves others with Godly passion. She demonstrates sincere concern, models unconditional love, and does her utmost to influence those around her for heaven. She doesn’t portray one who has arrived, but one who knows where she’s going. Then she coaxes and encourages and helps others to join her on her journey. Her love is practical, pure and positive. The motivation for her outreach is her up-reach to God, and she does it with fervency and attention to detail.

She lives today with tomorrow in mind. A passionate Christian woman knows her time is limited. She is acutely aware that her life is as a drop in the bucket of time and eternity. She will pass off the scene all too quickly with only her influence remaining. She realizes she has no second chance, no life “held over on account of rain”. So she is compelled to live each day to its fullest with this goal in mind: to follow hard on the heels of the very God in whom we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28). Fulfilling today’s duties while fixing her eyes on the goal, she is committed to going out with a bang instead of a whimper.

Finally, a passionate Christian woman avoids sin so she can gain intimacy with God. Though the world allures and tempts, this child of God knows her boundaries and accepts her playground. She doesn’t walk the fence row, desirous of the apple across the way. She romps in the field God has given her, content to run home at the end of the day with clean hands and a pure conscience.Is this a description of the perfect Christian woman? No, but rather of a passionate one. Passionate Christian women don’t have boundless amounts of energy, super-human strength, or a superior spirituality. In fact, they are utterly ordinary – failing, falling, and tired at the end of the day. They are tested and found wanting all too often. But they have heard from God through His Word, seen Him work in their lives, and have experienced peace, answered prayer, and power and comfort through the Holy Spirit. Thus their heart is fixed, their commitment firm, their joy complete. They learn and grow, and find divine purpose in mundane tasks and the every day routine of living. They are passionate believers living a purposeful life, alive with a passion for God!

What about your journey with God? Are you living with passion, conviction and purpose? Are your eyes fixed on Christ, or have you lost your focus? Though a passionate Christian woman may fail and fall, she is quick to recognize the love, forgiveness and strength of her God. She understands that God has given her the gift of His Holy Spirit who lives within her, to guide and empower her to follow His ways. Why not take a moment to pray this prayer and yield your life anew to God? He is faithful to keep His promises and desires for you to keep in step with His Spirit.

Chila Woychik is a freelance writer, wife of 23 years, and homeschooling mom. She and her family are active on their small hobby farm and in their church. Chila enjoys reading, outdoors, Jeeps, and friends.

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