Ten Titles for Christian Women to Wear
Women love to certify their position in relationships. The following titles describe the spiritual status of the Christian woman, based on her relationship with God. Even if she is the only person who refers to herself by her title of choice, it will influence her to demonstrate her relationship with Him in her attitudes and her interactions with others. All quotes are from the New King James Version.
1. Royal Daughter
The royal daughter is all glorious within the palace.
Psalm 45 celebrates a royal wedding. This verse describes the princess bride who is dressed and waiting for the procession which will take her to the king.
The portrait of a bride-to-be is a perfect metaphor for the woman transitioning from a life governed by worldly permissive standards to a life of virtuous standards set by God, her Heavenly Father and King. While she transitions, it helps to remind herself that she is His Royal Daughter.
I chose you out of the world. . . (John 15:19)
Matthew Poole’s Commentary states: “I [God], having chosen you out of the world, have given you new hearts, new frames and dispositions quite contrary to theirs; therefore the world, disliking you, and seeing that your principles are quite opposite to theirs, abhor and hate you.”
This title makes her aware of her obligation to focus on the path which God has chosen for her to walk.
3) Fragrance of Christ
For we are to God the fragrance of Christ.
(2 Corinthians 2:15)
The Christian women is an atomizer of the sweet nature of Christ. The influence of His grace lingers like the scent of perfume after she has left the room. Not only do people benefit from her fragrance; God Himself is pleased that she maintains His influence. She does it in her smile, her speech, her deportment at all times. This title describes her spiritual legacy.
4) God's Masterpiece
For we are His workmanship. (Ephesians 2:10)
Masterpiece is borrowed from the New Living Translation, and fits the woman who doubts her value, since God does not make junk. Remembering that God made her for a unique assignment, keeps her standing even if she has to lean. This title reminds her that there is purpose in her struggle, and in the strides she is forced to make. Masterpieces endure the process of refinement.
The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying:
“Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love.
Here is the title every woman longs for. No better source than God to supply it. He loves first, continually and unconditionally.
The confident Christian woman writes her name in the blank: “_______________, loved with God’s everlasting love.” She can repeat the phrase whenever thoughts of low self-esteem, self-doubt, hopelessness, or any other self-defeating emotion surfaces.
Which of the first five titles do you prefer?
6) Holy and Beloved
Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved,
put on tender mercies . . . (Colossians 3: 12)
Any woman will gladly respond to the title of Beloved, with probably a blush and a feeling of being special. She may not respond so promptly when God adds Holy to the mix, but if she is willing to answer to Holy, God will qualify her for the title.
He will help her maintain the kind of connectedness with Him which will facilitate a display of His holiness in her life. She can evaluate her progress by how consistently she wears the kindness, humility and other virtues listed in verses 12 and 13 of Colossians 3.
7) Temple of the Holy Spirit
Do you not know that your body is the temple of
the Holy Spirit who is in you? (1 Corinthians 6: 19)
Many women spend time and money on the upkeep of her physical features and physique, primarily out of concern for her outward beauty. That is no reason to condemn them, but the genuine Christian woman has additional motivation. God dwelling within her is the primary reason for keeping her body in good shape.
If she maintains her body with proper nutrition, exercise, water, air, sunshine, temperance, rest and surrender to God; if she refuses to abuse her body with excessive drugs, with alcohol, tattoos and illicit sex, she can honestly and humbly wear this title.
8) Private Garden
A garden enclosed Is my sister, my spouse.
(Song of Solomon 4:12)
The love story in the Song of Solomon features a lover (male) and a beloved (female) who also represent the love between God and His people. The term “private garden” refers to the fact that God loves His people to commit to Him alone, in the same way that morally-minded couples want exclusive relationships.
This concept encourages the single woman to reserve herself for someone who deserves her. It insists that the married woman shares physical intimacy only with her husband.
But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. (Matthew 10:30, 31)
The Christian woman's value is not attached to her possessions. Her value is anchored in the eternal qualities of the One who made her and sustains her by His love and care. This sense of value prevents her from lowering her moral standards or engaging in illicit behaviors to gain a feeling of importance. This title comes with the guarantee that her value cannot depreciate since the Source of her value cannot decline.
10) More Than Conqueror
In all these things [tribulation, distress . . . ] we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
When a Christian woman comes through her struggles with her soul in tact, she is a conqueror. When in her struggles, she gains more than she loses—more strength, more character, more hope—she is more than a conqueror. And her victories are empowered by God’s love for her, a love from which she will let nothing separate her.
This title encourages us to testify that God’s favor can take her from behind the starting line and push her past the finish line—in record speed; that His grace can change her status from unknown to a significant status of honor—above some who expected to rule over her. It happened to Queen Esther. God is still the same!
Which of the last five titles do you prefer?
© 2017 Dora Weithers