Day 4 Be an Example

Who are you and who are watching you? Whether you are aware or not people are watching you. You need to know you are so you can be yourself. Be who God made you to be. He looks at your heart. Be true to God – not to man. We must always seek Him in all we do.

I Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD _______not as man __________; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD_________on the heart.

In order to be a godly example we must have a heart for God one that is in tune with God’s thoughts. How do we do this? Is this something that comes easy for us? No, I do not believe it comes easy. It’s easy to sit in front of the television and eat popcorn for two hours. Study God’s word – digging deep into the scripture – actually takes time, patience and dedication.

I Chronicles 28:9 And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off forever.

What happens when we seek him with a perfect heart? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

II Chronicles 19:3 Nevertheless there are good things found in thee, in that thou hast taken away the groves out of the land, and hast prepared thine heart to seek God.

What has to be prepared before we seek God? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Acts 1:24 And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,

What does God know? ______________________________________________________________________

Jeremiah 20:12 But, O LORD of hosts, that triest the righteous, and seest the reins and the heart, let me see thy vengeance on them: for unto thee have I opened my cause.

What does God see? _______________________________________________________

Remember, when you are seeking God you will grow closer to Him and you will start to see yourself – how the Creator made you. Be a true example to others. Show them how to seek God. God will use you to open their eyes to the Holy Sweet God that He is.

I Timothy 4:12-16

12 Let no man despise thy youth; but _________________ of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

13 Till I come, give attendance to_________, to exhortation, to __________.

14 _________ not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.

15 ___________ upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.

16 Take heed unto __________, and unto the ___________; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.

I love this song by the artist Selah. I think it sums up our God.

Sweet Jesus, my Savior
You are my faithful friend
You made me, You know me
And You see my every sin

And my soul is amazed
By this gift of Your grace
And these arms that take me in

Sweet Jesus, my Savior
You are my faithful friend

Sweet Jesus, my shelter
You are my faithful friend
The refuge that I run to
When my world comes closing in

Why should I be afraid
When I know I am saved
By the arms that take me in

Sweet Jesus, my shelter
You are my faithful friend, oh yeah

Sweet Jesus, my shepherd
You are my faithful friend
You hold me, You lead me
I’ll follow till the end

And once more I will say
On that beautiful day
When Your arms take me in

Sweet Jesus, my shepherd
You are my faithful friend
Sweet Jesus, my Savior
You are my faithful friend

While you complete the matching ask yourself these questions. As a woman, what should I be doing each and every day of my life? How is God telling us to be an example?

II Timothy 2: 3_______ A. …thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.
II Timothy 2:15 _______ B. Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
I Timothy 4:6 ________ C. To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
Titus 2:5 _______ D. That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
Titus 2:3 ________ E. Study to shew thyself approved unto God
Titus 2:4 ________ F. The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things

Think about how you go through your day. Are you doing just that – making it through? We as women we have a lot to manage and take care of. We should be looking for all the good in our lives and not getting bogged down in routine. Who have you encountered today? How did you act in front of those people? God may have placed a girl or woman in your path that needed to hear “Have a good day.” Simple words of kindness can change a person’s day. Even when it’s hard and the person you encounter is rude and grumpy. That person you come in contact with could be Jesus. That would not be a happy moment when you realize you shrugged off Jesus.

I am surrounded by so many godly women. They are faithful and continually are serving God with a pure heart. I know by conversations, whether it is verbal or just their life’s walk, these women have continually sought the face of God. Philippians 1:27 Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;

They have sought Him for decades. These women have been godly examples to me. I want young women to look at me and be able to say, “She is a seeker of God’s face.” What an accolade that would be! What an encouragement we can be to others. All we have to do is want to seek and glorify God.

As women we learn from one another. When we are together we tell stories. That is exactly what God wants us to do. The young learn from the old. As we grow older we begin to think about those stories and have a need to share them.

Psalm 63:6 When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.

Application: Have your prayer today be, God please have me to be an example and leader that offers guidance to those around me.

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