To be a woman is more then just flowery clothing, a long skirt, earrings and makeup, the ability to birth children.
A true woman embraces her femininity, whether she is milking cows in the barn, helping bring in hay, or cooking a meal for her family in her frilly apron. She is uniquely feminine, and that does not change no matter what situation she finds herself in.
Her heart is set on the Lord. She does not compromise her femininity with flirtatious looks, employ feminine charms to get her own way, or use her body to tempt men.
She thinks on what is true, acts on what is virtuous, and teaches her children in the ways of the Lord. She is a true helpmeet to her husband, or a single handmaiden serving the Lord.
She may not be blessed with abundant physical beauty, but her face may be radiant from the light of the Lord.
This is what it is all about.
The feminine, modest clothing side of things is just a coverup if your heart isn’t really set on striving to be a woman of God. Oh we all fall – I’m so incredibly weak I just shake my head somedays and pray harder.
But we have to keep a vision before us of what we are striving for.
It’s not to be a feminine character from a Jane Austen novel.
We are made to get our hands dirty, to get on our knees and mop our floors, move our furniture around, and labor for hours on end to bring forth a miracle, a precious baby. Femininity has many different “faces” and not all of them are pretty, but they are all beautiful.