10 Disciplines of Godly Women

10 Disciplines of Godly Women

Discipline seems like a hard word, but discipline is your lifeline, something that you learn to embrace and thank God for as you grow in him. The apostle Paul links the idea of discipline with spiritual life: “Train yourself for godliness”—referring to a spiritual workout— for “godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come” (1 Tim 4:7–8). A Christian woman’s life is about bringing her will and every area of her life under submission to God’s will.

As you cultivate the disciplines of godly womanhood, consider Paul’s words: “I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me” (1 Cor. 15:10). There is no contradiction between grace and hard work. As we attempt to do God’s will, he always gives more grace!

1. Discipline of the Gospel: The Source of Godliness

“Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures” (1 Cor. 15:3). To be a godly woman you must know what this gospel is, believe it, and make it the center of your life. Never lose the wonder of the gospel. John 3:16 is not only a beautiful summary of what God has done, it ought to be the true center of our living—defining, motivating, and satisfying us. The gospel is a woman’s first and most important discipline, for it is the source of godliness.