9 Qualities of a Kingdom Woman


Dear Woman of God,

I wanted to start this blog post as a letter. I wish I could sit across

from you over coffee and share our stories of how we came to

know the Lord Jesus Christ. I wonder how many of you are new in


your faith or are seasoned in the scriptures. Or maybe you are

reading this and you have never encountered the Lord Jesus

Christ. It is my prayer today that as you read this blog, that you

will glean some wisdom to take with you on your journey of

becoming a kingdom woman. I don’t think any of us have ever

really arrived until we reach glory. We are all a work in progress

growing closer to the LORD together.

There are many examples of Kingdom women in the bible, but I

chose to use Hannah’s example in 1 Samuel 1-2 because I believe

she displays many good qualities of a kingdom woman. Hannah

was married to a man named Elkanah who also had another wife.

Back in biblical times many men of the Old Testament had

multiple wives. Now this is not a post on why would God allow

that, but maybe the following scriptures will add some clarity to

that.

Romans 15:4 says, “For whatsoever things were written aforetime

were written for our learning, that we through patience and

comfort of the scriptures might have hope”

Corinthians 10:11 says, “These things happened to them as

examples, and they were written for our instruction, on whom the

ends of the ages have come”

I think the bottom line here is that we don’t always have to go on

the field trip to learn the lesson. Let’s face it, human nature and

relationships are messy especially when we don’t wait on the

Lord. I think that is why the bible is so interesting in that it can

teach us things without us actually having to experience them. It

can relate and speak into our situations because it tells us about

imperfect people that lived imperfect lives. Either way, two

women fighting over one man is going to cause problems. People

claim the bible is unrelatable, but this scenario isn’t too far off of

today’s society, nowadays it’s not just two women fighting over

one man but multiple at that.

Nevertheless, in Hannah’s case, which we will soon find out, she

didn’t react like the world, she handled it with dignity and class.

In 1 Samuel verses 1-8 we glean our first couple of kingdom

woman qualities.

It says, (and I’m paraphrasing), that Hannah was barren and

Peninnah who was his other wife had multiple children. Elkanah

would worship and sacrifice to the LORD year after year. He

would provide for Peninnah his wife and all of her sons and

daughters. But with Hannah he gave a double portion, because he

loved her. Then in 1 Samuel 1:6, it says, “and her rival used to

provoke her grievously to irritate her, because the LORD had

closed her womb. So it went on year by year. As often as she went

up to the house of the LORD, she used to provoke her.”

1. Kingdom women take their distress to the LORD

Hannah ignored her provokes. She didn’t retaliate, get even, or

even respond to her mess. Hannah kept her class and reacted

accordingly. She went to God. Kingdom women do not get caught

up in the comparison trap or the competition trap that the enemy

would like to throw in their face. They don’t go on social media

and go on a rant about whoever is trying to provoke a response.

They respond in the Spirit not react in the flesh. We don’t know

why Peninnah provoked her, maybe she was jealous that Elkanah

loved her more but either way Hannah let God deal with her

enemies. Proverbs 19:11 says, “A man’s discretion makes him slow

to anger, and it is his glory to overlook a transgression.” Kingdom

women reflect the glory of God when they ignore the offense and

not react in anger. They entrust their hurt to the LORD.

2. Kingdom women stay in the presence of God

Notice how Hannah went to the House of the LORD often. It

wasn’t every now and then but she had a deep intimate

relationship with the LORD. The bible doesn’t mention the other

woman going to be in the LORD’s Presence. It’s interesting to

note that as hard as Peninnah was coming after her with

harassment, the deeper Hannah dove closer to God. Hannah was

a worshiping woman. Kingdom women worship God harder when

they are going through persecution.

1 Samuel 1:7b says, “Therefore Hannah wept and would not eat.

And Elkanah, her husband, said to her, “Hannah, why do you

weep? And why do you not eat? And why is your heart sad? Am I

not more to you than ten sons? After they had eaten and drunk in

Shiloh, Hannah rose.”

3. Kingdom women have an obedient spirit

Hannah was stressed out over this woman but she knew her

priorities. God first, and husband next, with that being said she

listened to her husband and obeyed him. I’m sure she did not feel

like eating or getting up, but she respected her husband and

obeyed what he said. Kingdom women have a submissive obedient

spirit first to God then to their own husbands. Single ladies if you

are reading this, how will you ever submit to a husband if you

aren’t willing to submit to the God man? Submit to the Lord and

watch Him bring you to your husband.

1 Samuel 1:9b-11 says, “Now Eli the priest was sitting on the seat

beside the doorpost of the temple of the LORD. She was deeply

distressed and prayed to the LORD and wept bitterly. And she

vowed a vow and said, “O LORD of hosts, if you will indeed look

on the affliction of your servant and remember me and not forget

your servant, but will give to your servant a son, then I will give

him to the LORD all the days of his life, and no razor shall touch

his head.”

4. Kingdom women are prayerful


Hannah talked to God over and over about her heart. She

didn’t go to her girlfriends she went straight to the LORD.

Kingdom women don’t pose and posture before man they

know the one who ultimately has the answer. They continue

to petition the King of heaven until they receive an answer.

Notice also that her prayers were very specific she told God

what she was going to do with the blessing if she received it.

5. Kingdom women have a servant attitude

Three times Hannah refers to herself as the Lord’s servant.

Kingdom women have a humble spirit about themselves. Their

attitude is one of servant hood. It’s the servant attitude that shows

up to church saying what can I give instead of what can I get? It

says how can I serve others instead of what can I take from others? This attitude puts others first and thinks of others before self. This isn’t the attitude that shows up to church to get a word for their life but goes to church to get to know the LORD better.Philippians 2:3 says, “Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit (through factional motives or strife) but with (an attitude of) humility (being neither arrogant nor self-righteous) regard others more important than yourselves.” Amp version.

6. Kingdom women know the LORD intimately

Hannah calls him the LORD of Hosts. This name means: God as Lord over earthly or heavenly armies. Hannah knew she was in a spiritual battle concerning Peninnah. She knew that she needed to call on one of God’s specific names to win this battle for her. She understood Ephesians 6:12 which says 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over thispresent darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” She needed the strong name of the LORD. Kingdom women spend time with God and know him intimately!

1 Samuel 1:12-18 “As she continued praying before the LORD, Eli observed her mouth. Hannah was speaking in her heart; only her lips moved, and her voice was not heard. Therefore Eli took her to be a drunken woman. And Eli said to her, “How long will you go on being drunk? Put your wine away from you.” But Hannah answered, “No my lord, I am a woman troubled in spirit. I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I have been pouring out my soul before the LORD. Do not regard your servant as a worthless woman, for all along I have been speaking out of my great anxiety and vexation.” Then Eli answered, “Go in peace and the God of Israel grant your petition that you have made to him.” And she said, “Let your servant find favor in your eyes.” Then the woman went on her way and ate, and her face was no longer sad.

7. Kingdom women respect their earthly authority and have a healthy fear of God

Hannah could’ve easily been offended for being accused of being drunk. She could have easily snapped back at Eli to try to defend herself. But instead she softened her tone and was careful with her words. Maybe she knew Proverbs 15:1 which says, “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” Kingdom women know the scriptures and apply them to everyday situations. She also had a healthy fear of the LORD. She understood and revered Eli’s position. She understood Eli was God’s servant.

Romans 13:1-4 says, “There is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. The LORD answered Hannah’s prayer. It says in due time Hannah conceived and bore a son, and she called his name Samuel, which means “God has heard.”

1 Samuel 1:24 says, “And when she had weaned him, she took him up with her, along with a three-year-old bull, an ephah of flour, and a skin of wine, and she brought him to the house of the LORD at Shiloh. 27…For this child I have prayed and the LORD has granted me my petition that I made to him.Therefore I have lent him to the LORD. As long as he lives, he is lent to the LORD.”

8. Kingdom women keep their word and vows to the LORD

Remember back in verse 11 Hannah vowed to give her child to the LORD all the days of his life. It must have been very difficult to release him to the LORD but she understood that earthly children are a gift from God. They really belong to the LORD and our job isto raise them into kingdom citizens. Nurture them to become young men and women who fear God and obey Him. Later on in the end of the story God blessed her with three sons and two daughters. Obedience and follow through always yields blessing and when God blesses he does it exceedingly abundantly above what we could ever ask think or imagine.

9. Kingdom women model worship before their children

When she went to take Samuel up to the house of the LORD she brought her offering and her sacrifice. She modeled true worship before her son. The scriptures say raise up a child in the way they should go and when they are old they will not depart. Modeling before our children worship, prayer, and thanksgiving will give them a good foundation to stand on. Kingdom women view their children as a trust from God. They know they are responsible for raising them up in the LORD. 10. Kingdom women are grateful for God’s blessings.In Chapter 2 of 1 Samuel Hannah writes a long prayer of Thanksgiving to the LORD for what he had done. Kingdom women don’t forget to say thank you. They remember the blessings of the LORD and they express it through praise, prayer, and thanksgiving.

In conclusion, ultimately what makes a woman a kingdom

woman is her fear of the LORD. I want to encourage each and

every one of us to grow closer to the LORD and to become a

kingdom woman in a dark and deprived world.

You Are Loved,

Rock ya faith!

PS: Just a side note, Hannah means ‘favor of God’ so it’s safe to

say that she lived up to her name! Let’s live up to ours ladies!

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