When God says, Wow.

“You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God” 1 Peter 3:4, NLT.

The story of Ruth is my favorite story in the Bible because it is the first real Cinderella story I always felt I could relate to. You have a woman, Ruth, who was born in the strange and foreign land of Moab. She married and experienced loss. Then she left Moab to follow her mother-in-law, Naomi, to Bethlehem Judah. In this new land, she met Boaz. They would eventually marry, and she would become the mother of Obed, who was in the lineage of King David and Jesus. What was it about Ruth that not only caught Boaz’s eye but, more importantly, God’s eye. What was it that made this woman from a foreign land stand out the moment she stepped foot into Bethlehem? It is the same thing that causes you and I to stand out whenever we enter a place. The Bible says there’s a quality of a woman that is so precious in God’s sight. This quality stands out to man and to God Himself. It is the quality of a meek and quiet spirit. It causes both God and man to stand back and say, Wow!

Meek means mild and humble. Quiet means stillness. We women have had to be strong and tough, haven’t we? All throughout history, we’ve had to take care of our families. We’ve had to work long hours to make ends meet. We’ve had to endure suffering and pain. We’ve had to breakdown barriers and go to great lengths to show that we are capable and worthy of love and respect. This verse isn’t saying for us to give up what we’ve worked so hard for. It’s not saying for us to stay in our place and be silent. What God is saying is this quality of meekness and quietness goes deeper into the heart and soul of a person. This is real strength that He’s been trying to get us to see. Meekness and quietness is a pure resolve to trust God with your entire wellbeing. It is power under control. It is handling messy situations with class because you trust in the love God has for you, how He feels about you, and what He has spoken over your life. It is a sweetness that is released when being crushed. It is a perfume that everyone smells when pressure comes. And it can only be produced in the heart of someone who allows God entrance into their life to work in them.

Prayer: Father, I cry out to you. I want to be what you consider beautiful. Work in me. Work in my heart and mind. Accomplish in me a meek and quiet spirit that’s not worked up and out of control. Help me be the woman you thought of when you were forming me in my mother’s womb. I trust you, Father. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

(Read the book of Ruth; 1 Peter 3:4-5)

14 thoughts on “When God says, Wow.”

  1. Yes Yes Lord!!! Do it for me Lord. I surrender it all to you. Help me to be that women that you created me to be. That 1 Peter 3.

  2. Yes, Lord. Strengthen me and help me to be consistent in the fruits of Your spirit. Help me to always quiet myself and be meek in/through You. My spirit is willing but my flesh weak. Please help me for Your Glory. In Jesus’ name, Amen

    Blessings, Shalom and Agape.

  3. Good morning this is God speaking through you to me Tgank you for listening being obedient to the Lord God spoke directly to my heart ❀️ I asked the Lord to show me what it looks like to be what He wants me to be and this was His answer to me Thank you I will seal His word in my heart
    Keep me in prayer πŸ™ thank you

  4. Amen πŸ™πŸ½Father God help me to be the woman that you made me to be Father God blessed with you loving ❀ heart. Thank you Sis Kesha for blessing us readers with your daily devotions and prayers send β€β€πŸŒ·βš˜πŸŒ·πŸ™πŸ½

  5. Thank you for that word you shared. Ruth is also one of my favorite books in the Bible. I taught a bible study on it. (Romance to redemption).
    I heard it put this way, meekness is not weakness it’s strength made tender❀️

  6. Thank you, Lord, for that word, it spoke directly to my heart. Lord, continue help me to be the woman you created me to be. I receive it in the Name of Jesus.

  7. To God Be The Glory! My prayer is that my conduct daily would be pleasing to God and I will walk in the spirit and be decreased and God be increased by my lifestyle by being the example of the woman God intended for me to be by letting my light shine daily.

  8. Thank you Father for seeing in me a pearl in your eyes. Your daughter Ruth is such a beautiful testament of strength in you. Thank you for your Faithfulness to your daughters. Use us for your Glory amen i love you Jesus

  9. I needed to hear exactly this in my life right now. God give me what I need for this season, so I can present as a true Daughter. In Jesus name.

  10. Yes sister Keisha, the story of Ruth is my very favourite in the scripture. When a woman obeys and trust in God miracles are wrought in and through her. When God open a door for you, the way is made clear for his πŸ’˜ and grace to shine out to others. Then the fruits of the spirit radiates from your heart drawing others to Jesus. Praise His holy Name. Thank you my sister for this word today.

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