Like a Lady

Ladybug! Ladybug! 
Julia Bettencourt

“What? know ye not that your body is the temple
of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of
God, and ye are not your own?”    1 Corinthians 6: 19

Ladybugs are unique creatures. They are also about the only bug I like. I guess because they are so bright and cute even if they are beetles. I can remember when I was little I would catch ladybugs and let them crawl across my fingers.

I think it is interesting that scientists tell the different species of ladybugs apart by the number of spots they have. I wonder if people can tell us by our spots? We are ladies of God. Do we show that fact by how we conduct ourselves? Are we talking, walking, sitting, dressing, acting, thinking like godly ladies?

Talk Like A Lady.
There’s nothing appealing about foul and filthy language coming out of a woman’s mouth. Even less appealing when it comes out of a Christian woman. It’s not just foul language that can get us into trouble though. Let’s not forget the other things that come out of our mouths too. Unkind words, harsh comments, nagging, gossiping, and complaining are some. Those are things that don’t add up to godly spots.

She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. Proverbs 31:26

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that
which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace
unto the hearers.   Ephesians 4:29

Walk Like A Lady.
When I was in high school, I had Charm Class and I remember the teacher having us walk with a book on our head. I recall her telling us not to gallop like horses and not to walk like we just got off of one. That’s good advice. An even gait is much more pleasing. How do you walk? It’s probably something you don’t think about. Do you clomp your shoes, barrel over people, or even trot like that horse?

We don’t want to forget about our spiritual walk as well. Seeking the Lord daily in prayer and Bible study will help us walk more like Christ wants us to do.

And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given
himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet
smelling savour.    Ephesians 5:2

Sit Like A Lady.
I was told over and over when I was young to sit like a lady and I find myself telling my 8 year old daughter the same thing. Sitting like a lady is important. When you don’t sit like a lady it can send all the wrong signals and it isn’t pleasing to those around you either.

How we sit spiritually speaking is important too. The Bible tells us to be careful in this area. Psalm 1:1 talks about sitting “in the seat of the scornful” (those that reject and mock Christ for who He is).

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly,
nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of
the scornful.    Psalm 1:1

Where do you find yourself sitting? Is it with bad company? Maybe it’s a problem with sitting and being idle. Maybe it’s too much sitting in front of the TV or computer? Maybe too much time sitting and gossiping? Proverbs 31:27 talks about how the Proverbs 31 lady “eateth not the bread of idleness.” How you sit will show your spots.

Dress Like A Lady.
What you wear will show your spots too. Have you ever noticed that verse in Proverbs 7:10?

And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.

The woman in this verse was associated with the clothes that she wore just like we are. Some people think it doesn’t matter what you wear because people should look on the heart and not your clothes. Face it. Only God looks at the heart. Man is always going to look at the outward appearance. I’m not saying you get so caught up in your appearance that you go overboard. But we are to be careful in this area. You don’t want to hinder the cause of Christ by what you wear.

In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in
modest apparel.    1 Timothy 2:9a