“If you painted a picture of biblical womanhood, what would it look like?”
Before you read on, close your eyes, and really ask yourself, “How do I picture biblical womanhood?”
I asked Barbara Rainey—painter extroardinarre and True Woman ’08 speaker—this question. Before you watch her answer below, here’s a look at my painting—not necessarily of biblical womanhood, but of Christianity—almost three years ago to the day:
“I can’t remember the last time I stopped considering how Christians thought I should live my life, and just asked God what would please Him. I feel like my Christianity should look like Megan’s*: all bubbly, passionate, and exciting. And at the same time, it should look like Trina’s: disciplined, strict, modest, rigorous. And it should be like Sarah’s: I should know Scripture backward and forward. Oh yeah, well I’m at it, I should be like Kathy: pure, uninterested in the opposite sex, and I should definitely mentor someone. Is it no wonder I’m passionless and exhausted?”
Can you relate?
Alright . . . here’s Barbara Rainey on how she would paint biblical womanhood:
When Jesus said, “Apart from me you can do nothing,” that included walking the Christian life and living out biblical womanhood. Is He powering Your life, or are you? Are your daily decisions and priorities God centered, or self-centered?
*Yes, names are changed.