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Looking for a man? Put on a dress. Looking for God's plan, put on His Word.

The world is so inundated with magazine articles and "how-to" books for women on the art of attracting a man.  Add to the mixture the well-intentioned friend's advice and of course wisdom from mom that today's woman has her compass pointing south most of the time!  Figuratively speaking.

Sad is the day when a woman equates her physical attraction and choice of dress with the hidden, yet often not unnoticed, meaning behind it all.  I venture to say that some women who put on a dress can, and in fact will, attract the male gender in some form or fashion (excuse the pun).  If it's working for her she will continue with this odyssey until or unless something changes.  This is the way of the world and the way worldly women behave.  For the woman of God -- (not to be confused with the "godly woman" i.e; one who appears to be holy and righteous) she desires to wear the aroma of Christ Jesus and His Word. 

 - Women attract a man based on what is in his heart.

 - Men? What is in your heart?  The world or The Word?

I sit every day at a cafe where my ministry has been since 2002 and frequently men approach me asking about scripture or commenting about God.  It isn't because I'm dressed in the latest fashion carrying a Gucci handbag, it's because I wear His Word daily.  In front of me is my Bible, a tablet for journaling and my John 3:16 cup filled with coffee.  I could be in jeans, wearing sunglasses and no makeup -- it doesn't matter.  Men are attracted to a woman who is different -- one who stands out from the ordinary.  -

- Jesus should not just be the ice breaker when conversing with a date, He should be the  main topic.

I believe that there is a place within every man's heart that truly wants to meet a woman who loves God.  One who is intently seeking after Him, digesting His Word and focused only on the white and red letters in her Bible.  When a woman sets herself apart to be with Jesus amazing things happen.  Allow God's Word to be the magnet that draws a man of God to you.  Sincerely desire to know Him more this way, every day.

"A woman's heart should be so lost in God that a man needs to seek Him in order to find her."  Barbara Ries

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GBY!  Barbara :) 


- This biog is an extension of HOPE Ministry and "The Secret Place" -- if it has sown a blessing into your life please consider sowing back into the ministry at the website link below:

www.hope2007.org

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Comment balloon 13 commentsBARBARA RIES • May 28 2008 12:40PM

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Barbara,

"A woman's heart should be so lost in God that a man needs to seek Him in order to find her."  Barbara

What a beautiful post!

Posted by Karen Gentry>>Charlottesville, Virginia Real Estate Professional (RE/MAX Excellence-Charlottesville VA) almost 10 years ago

Hi Karen: Thank you for the post and for stopping by. Please visit often. God bless! Barbara :)

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) almost 10 years ago

Hi Barbara,

I believe thats true for me...I want Jesus to be the main topic.  Thats not what people are comfortable with, but I do desire that Jesus is the main topic...waiting for the one.

Posted by Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert (RE/MAX Results) almost 10 years ago

Hi Chuck:  Thanks for the post. I believe your heart will lead you to the one God has planned for you, without a doubt! Blessings, Barbara :)

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) almost 10 years ago

Barbara,

Thanks for this amazing look at our world and the women who live with it and in it.  What a great ministry you are exhibiting.  I am sharing your posts with some others outside of the AR family.  Great post. AGAIN

Posted by L. Wayne Denton, I have a handle on your market!!! (Denton Properties, Inc.) almost 10 years ago

Barbara:

May the men who engage you know your spirit and respect you for the light that lives within. You will see it in their eyes. TFTP. Go forward!

Posted by Pete Rondello Sr (Coldwell Banker Mulleady Inc.) almost 10 years ago

Hi Wayne:  I am quite humbled by your comments so thank you... thank you very much.   Please visit often and God bless you.  You can access the ministry site(s) via www.hope2007.org -- I covet your prayers for the work set forth before me and the ministry.  In Christ, Barbara :)

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) almost 10 years ago

Thank you Pete -- I am glad you visited and shared a post with me -- God bless you!  Barbara :)

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) almost 10 years ago

"Beauty is fleeting and charm deceptive...but a woman who respects (fears) the Lord...is to be praised!!!"

Old Testament

I can see you ARE one of those types, a women of God, Barbara......

KEEP at it, sister!!

=-)

Posted by Alexander Harb, Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing (Knights Investing) almost 10 years ago

Wow Barbara...this is a wonderful post and so very true...I have a dear friend who I have been trying to tell her the same thing...God should be first and foremost and the rest will fall into place...thanks for sharing this. 

Posted by Patty Ledford, Your N. Ga. Mountain Agent -The Ledford Team-Blue (RE/MAX Town and Country) almost 10 years ago

Hi Patty: You're welcome.  And I hear what you are saying too.  I mentor women and so often I hear they do not want or know how to yield to God and mean it.  You can direct your friend, if you like to the ministry website where she may find or read something that blesses her.  Here is the link: www.hope2007.org -- the main website (HOPE Ministry) can be accessed from that site as well.  God bless you sister.  Barbara :)

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) almost 10 years ago

Go, go, go, Barbara -- I am printing this off and sharing it with girls and ladies I love, and need to receive your well-crafted and RIGHT ON message!  Thanks, and God bless you!

Posted by Terry Rasner-Yacenda, "Dreams Realty" (Broker,Owner - Dreams Realty) almost 10 years ago

You rock Terry!  Should any desire mentoring send them my way: www.hope2007.org 

Blessings sister and thank you for the post!   Barbara :)

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) almost 10 years ago

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