When faced with a painful or uncomfortable decision, we need courage to make that choice. Christian courage is one’s the readiness to say and do God’s will no matter what man (or woman) may say or think, because God strengthens and Jesus saves. Courage is essential to spreading God’s word and upholding the truth of Christ. Sometimes we hesitate to uphold Christ because we are afraid of rejection. Do you have the courage to stand on what you believe in?
Respect recognizes value and should be accorded to all of God’s creation. Christians choose to be respectful of God, themselves, and others. We women should be especially aware of respect in their interpersonal relationships. A woman can not truly love and respect others, her husband, or even God if we does not first love and respect ourselves. Respect is being unwilling to do anything that might compromise my virtue in God’s eyes, including giving away the gift — that God has preserved for my husband — outside of the marriage union.
Inspired by Virtue: Inspiration for Women, coming summer 2020!