“Eve was the mother of all living” This was part of the beginning of time in Genesis 3:20.
I am sure most people have heard of the story of Adam and Eve, the first two people that ever was created on this earth. Eve was known as:
“The First Woman”
God’s first words about the creation of mankind are these:
“So, God created man in His own image; in the image of God he created him, male and female He created them” (Genesis 1:27)
Creation was complete! God was so busy for six days creating His beautiful new world. Now the stage was set. God’s magnificent scenery stood finished and in place. His sun, His moon and stars lighted up His perfect planet. All creatures great and small enjoyed a perfect environment. Yet, all the universe stood at attention, awaiting God’s final creations. God presented His showpiece to the rest of nature. Firstly, Adam (Genesis 2:7)
Let us prioritize here, with the actuality that God created Eve. I particularly love that the English poet and polemicist John Milton indicated Eve as “the fairest of all creation”, it continues on to say “last and best, Of all God’s works, creature in whom excelled Whatever can to sight or thought be formed, Holy, divine, good, amiable, or sweet! How art thou lost, how on a sudden lost, Defaced, deflow’red, and now to death devote?”
So, what can we do to connect with Eve and jollify in personable femininity?
Accept your remarkable femininity
There is no need to feel lower in rank or status, second – class, or mediocre. No lady on this earth was made to be “last”, but “first”, just as Eve was, and we can learn to individually reflect God’s image and His glory by accepting ourselves with what body we have, what securities we have, what we own or possess, giving ourselves “as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to Him.”
Begin to cultivate your remarkable femininity
The whole book of Elizabeth Georges is about “the lovely, gracious, glorious, beautiful, prized by God women of the bible”. So, as you read this continuing series, allow God’s truthfulness to pervade your perception and realization and transfigure your view of yourself as a lady until it marrys up with the equivalent of God’s view of yourself and other women.
This following point is my absolute favourite. The words are just spot on, and assist you with your worth as a woman.
Commit to excelling in your remarkable role as a lady
So, because of this scripture, you have to learn to be the best of the best, and delight in God’s perfect design and plan for your life. He created you AS a lady! And because of this truth, you can unite with Eve to be the “fairest of creation”.
God saw that the creation He made was good, so he decided to make a helper comparable to Adam. Eve was God’s solution to Adam’s incompleteness. Her number one role, and the purpose for her creation was to be a companion and a helper for Adam. What I absolutely love is that to be a wife, meant Eve was created for a position of honour, being born to life’s loveliest and most exalted throne of glory. You can refer to 1st Corinthians 11:7. The ‘first wife’ reflects the glory of the first husband. We then know that she was the first to sin, and was unable to resist some temptations that came from the serpent (Genesis 3:1-6), and lead to eating from the tree God had prohibited, which we know as “The Fall”. Then amazingly, Adam proclaimed “Your name shall be called Eve, the mother of all living” (Genesis 3:20) Eve then experienced a future and a hope as – the mother of all life!and became the mother of all generations.
So, you, darling, are a remarkable creation, and you can choose daily to feed your spiritual life. God was the strength of Eve’s life, and can be yours too!
I love this.
Eve was thankful (And so can you)– Be thankful that you can trust God for what has gone before for what you are facing in the present, and for whatever happens in the future.
Eve learnt about the following:
God’s promises – There are 8000 promises from God in the bible. One is Phillipians 4:13.
God’s goodness – Your lack of hope can never nullify God’s goodness.
You are created in the image of God. When God created woman, He created her in HIS image. Think of yourself as intelligent, imaginative, graceful, stylish, elegant, attractive, sensible, coherent, wise and well grounded. All the words that make up an “Eve”, can make up YOU!
Elizabeth says “You are a reflection of God’s glory, and that’s what being created in His image means. You reflect Him to other people. Every time you reach out in love, perform a deed of kindness, soften your heart in forgiveness, show a little extra patience, and follow through in faithfulness, other people experience the character of God through you!”
Here are some things you can do to do those things:
Rejoice in your worth in God and your similitude to Him
Resolve never to criticize or downgrade yourself, but instead, Rejoice that you are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14) This is something that I am currently learning myself, especially in the intellect department
Resolve to seek a deeper relationship with God to
Rejoice that He is near to all who call upon Him (Psalm 145:18)
Resolve to walk by faith paths you may not understand; and to
Rejoice in the promise of His closeness as He directs your way
Resolve to spend time communicating with God on a day to day basis through prayer and the study of His Word
And don’t forget!
Rejoice in His love!
NOTE: Next week I will be posting a new woman of the bible, I have been selective, and won’t be doing ALL of the women in the book, but most importantly, choosing ones that I think would be of help to you, and ones that I love the most.