REALWomanhood: List 2 things you have learned about God from reading this chapter.
Written by Dr. Merle Ray on December 26, 2018
Lesson 1 – Pondering Questions
Introduction: REAL Women Don’t Cheat
Textbook: Spiritual Identity by Dr. Merle Ray
Please read the Introduction and then answer the question. Post your answers below by the requested due date. Reply also to the comments posted by your Corporate Sisters.
Tanika Guidroz On May 17, 2020 at 5:49 pm
the two things that I am able to take from this chapter are 1.) God truly loves me. He loves me so much that He wants to give me the keys to life so I can be successful. But procrastination, fear, intimidation, etc, have held me bound. All of this is because I didn’t know who I was in Him. Now, that I am learning my spiritual Identity, I can flow how God flows without being bound by society, family, or my insecurities. 2.) As I learn my spiritual identity, God will give me the strength, capacity, ability, wisdom, more knowledge, and grace to help other woman. I am being healed and made whole as I seek the face of God.. this training/ journey will allow me to tell my testimony on how I became an overcomer through Christ Jesus.
Dr. Merle Ray On May 17, 2020 at 8:55 pm
Amen, glory to His Name!
Sharron Austin On April 11, 2020 at 11:22 am
What I realized the spirit of procrastination was the robber and cheater in my life.
From pages 13-16
When I began to rest and surrender my self to “My Daddy God”. The things that was tormenting me in my mind are no longer a treat. I’m am kingdom mined to all God has called me to be.
Dr. Merle Ray On April 23, 2020 at 2:45 pm
Sharron Austin On April 10, 2020 at 5:01 pm
When i read this I realize that i no longer had to listen to the(lies from my pass that keep me bound thinking that I needed to second guess myself or needing to ask people opinion.
2.As i began to really get in my word and spend private time in of present my heavenly Father, he reassured me that i am his child whom he was well please no matter, what lie the enemy told me when i was younger. Its was time to except and walk in the confidence of knowing that what he said I’m. now i can walk out Psalm 31;24
Diana Williams On April 5, 2020 at 8:29 am
REPOST LESSON 1 Introduction Real Women Don’t Cheat
My take away from this lesson was that God is True Love. He desires me to draw closer to Him, to sup with Him. His opinion of who I am is not predicated on who others have defined me as, but rather who He created me to be. My value is found in Him and Him ONLY, Secondly, I do not have to enter into a performance trap to attract His attention. His love for me is not based on what I do. My value is rooted and grounded in Him, I am accepted in the Beloved. I am His and He is mine, so therefore, it is He who gives me value, and I must draw closer to Him for that is His desire.
Dr. Merle Ray On April 5, 2020 at 10:35 am
Benita Edwards On April 4, 2020 at 11:35 pm
1. I realized that regardless of the things (the lies) that I witnessed and experienced in my life, came in just as subtle as I am passive; 2. Now that I’m aware of those lies and whose behind them. I know can call to my Father for the Truth, and He will show me great and mighty things I know not of.
Dr. Merle Ray On April 5, 2020 at 3:47 am
Benita, glad to see you made it!
Juanita Robinson On April 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Worldview wisdom for women can mean a lot of things in defining themselves, as I allow the HOLY SPIRIT lead and guide me In truth the more I’m experiencing and rediscovering the woman GOD made me and accepting my uniqueness.
The Second thing that stood out though I spend time with GOD is allowing myself to get preoccupied that I sometimes neglect laying my head on the spiritual chest of my Daddy as I definitely needed
Dr. Merle Ray On April 5, 2020 at 4:14 am
Amen, Juanita! We applaud you for giving yourself and God, the Father that intimate time!
Yolanda Perry On April 2, 2020 at 7:31 am
The two things I learned about God from the chapter Real Women Don’t Cheat: I must continue to spend time in God’s presence to be healed. In addition to listening to his heart to hear want God has to say about women everywhere.
Yolanda Perry On April 2, 2020 at 6:53 am
The two things I learned about God from the chapter Real Women Don’t Cheat: 1) Women that don’t know they belong to God become unpregnant with life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. 2) I must lay my head in Daddy God’s chest to hear want God has to say about women everywhere.
LaShawn Darthard On March 29, 2020 at 3:17 pm
Reposting ….. Introduction: REAL Women Don’t Cheat. The two things that stood out for me 1.) To lay my head on the spiritual chest of Daddy God to hear what He’s saying so that I can partake in the healing of our women hearts and souls. To see God’s wider definition of our womanhood this has caused me to never look at another woman the same. 2.) Once you come into the knowledge and understanding of your true spiritual identity you will then become fulfilled and passion about your purpose.
Kimberly Thompson On March 29, 2020 at 2:26 pm
1. There is no alternative to the truth, God is truth, our resource for all things and God wants me to personally know that He is my resource and any other option is a lie and not God’s best for me,
2. God wants me to be fulfilled and to release all the issues and stereotypes and labels society has placed on me that have kept me bound and be free in the spiritual identity that He gave me. He wants me not to just exist but to become alive and live with passion.
Deborah Stevens On March 29, 2020 at 1:44 pm
Being “sexy” in church equals being exciting, approachable, desirable and fulfilled – new concept for me.
My freedom has come from knowing that I am God’s woman.
Dr. Merle Ray On October 17, 2020 at 12:43 pm
Awesome! I agree wholeheartedly. Knowing that I am God’s woman, gave me my definition of real womanhood. That is when “knowing God” became sexy to me. We (God and I) began a Sacred Romance. I began to realize just how much He had been wooing me for a long time. I didn’t realize it until I turned around the age of 30. We’ve been in a love affair ever since. It’s not always been easy, but He has never mismanaged my life nor my heart. And that is what makes Him sexy to me.
Christie Mangum On March 28, 2020 at 9:07 pm
I believe God is saying his original intent was for us to always come to him and trust him as our source of truth. Everything outside of God is faulty and subject to change but he is eternal.
The second thing is learn to dwell in his presence. In his presence is fullness of joy and at his right hand pleasures forever more. If we are full of him, there won’t be room for anything else. The more time we spend with him, the more we become like him. His reflection is seen on us and his likeness exude from us. Once you find a hiding place (not out of fear but out of love and passion) in him, all else becomes undesirable because he’s not made by anyone or processed, he’s authentic, the original by which all men were formed. In your own words “these deceptions focused our attention on being copies instead of masterpieces” when we reject truth in order to embrace the conditions in our various environments.
Teressa Simmons On March 28, 2020 at 8:55 pm
Two things that I have learned about God are that He does not specialize in imitations but only Masterpieces and that He imparts His value to every masterpiece He creates.
Barbara Crater On March 28, 2020 at 12:48 pm
1. I really got it that God wants me to know He is the source of my existence, my power, and my strength.
2. I have my own inheritance that comes from God.
Destinee Montgomery On March 28, 2020 at 10:40 am
In reading this chapter two things I learned was as women we become more attractive the more we spend with God and make him our “Lover”. God wants to whisper in our ear
I learned that God is the source of our existence and the source of our power and strength.
We just have to tap into Him.
Dr. Merle Ray On March 29, 2020 at 1:29 pm
That’s right, Destinee, tap in, tap in!
Sheronda Odums On March 28, 2020 at 8:34 am
1. You do not necessarily have to be in poverty, young you can be wealthy have a great job and still be unfulfilled.
2. Self identity allows me to walk in my purpose. I do not have to desire to be like what I see on tv or social media most of the time it’s not real. Being confident, bold, assured and knowing who I am will cause me to own my own self identity.
Jacqueline Williams On March 27, 2020 at 10:03 pm
Two things I learned about God from reading lesson 1
1.God wants us to know (not just have head knowledge but revelation knowledge) that He is the source our existence and thus, He is the source of our power and strength, regardless of whether we choose to believe and tap in to Him or not. p18
2. We are God’s masterpiece that continues to be marred by life and He longs to repair and restore us to our original state. As a matter of fact He has created us anew in Jesus Christ. The repairing and restoring can only be done with us getting in His presence and it’s a process.
Dr. Merle Ray On March 27, 2020 at 11:42 pm
Amen,amen! Great feedback, Jacqueline!
brendab On March 27, 2020 at 6:46 pm
Real women don’t cheat: From reading the Chapter, I received from it that you have to be willing to take inventory on yourself and make sure you deal with any issues you have in order to help others such as the younger women to deal with what issues they may be facing, you also have to be open and honest, not acting like you are perfect and don’t have things that may arise in your life that you may be dealing with, be open, honest, transparent as a wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, or someone that can listen and not be judgemental
Dr. Merle Ray On March 27, 2020 at 7:15 pm
Excellent! You are so right, Brenda!
Jerrelyn Gaines On March 24, 2020 at 8:14 pm
Reading lesson 1 – Introduction: Real Women Don’t Cheat there were a few essential reminders from these section that are take aways or nuggets;
I am God’s Woman. Therefore, because I am a real woman, I am faithful to God, faithful to self, faithful to my family, and faithful to my country. In addition, I am becoming more exciting, approachable, desirable and fulfilled. In Jesus Christ, Amen.
Dr. Merle Ray On March 27, 2020 at 7:19 pm
Yes, it is so! Great job!
Dr. Merle Ray On March 23, 2020 at 11:11 am
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