I was taking my children to a friend's house when these words came over the podcast I was listening to. My daughter immediately picked up on the word "wimpy" thinking that would be a word you should not say. What followed was a discussion of what would wimpy theology be and would it make someone wimpy. We decided we did not want to be wimpy women.
Here are some quotes from the podcast by John Piper at the True Women 08 conference. To hear more you can go to this link and listen to the message titled The Ultimate Meaning of True Womanhood.
"Wimpy theology does not give a woman a god big enough, strong enough, wise enough, good enough to handle the realities of life in a way that enables her to magnify Him and His Son all the time. He's not big enough."
"Wimpy theology is plagued by woman-centeredness, or as we usually call it, man-centeredness."
"Wimpy theology doesn't have a granite foundation of God's sovereignty underneath. It doesn't have the steel structure of a great God-centered purpose for all of human existence, including the worst of it."
"So I turn to my main point, the ultimate meaning of true womanhood, and I start by stating that solid steel structure of God's ultimate purpose in all things. God's ultimate purpose for the universe, and all of history, and your life, is to display the glory of Christ in its highest expression in His dying to make a rebellious people His bride. That's the reason the universe exists: To display the glory of God's grace in its highest expression as the Son of God dies to make a rebellious people His bride. "
Dear Father in heaven, Thank you that you are too big to put in a box. Sometimes our problems seem so big but help us to remember that nothing is too big or impossible for you. May I display the glory of Christ in all that I do." Amen