The name Donna means ‘lady’. It is the equivalent of Lord who is “a Ruler, a Sovereign or a Master. One possessing supreme power, a Feudal Superior and the holder of a Manor.” Lady is the female equivalent. It can be used by an unmarried woman in her own right, or by the wife of a man with the title: Lord, Baron or Sir.
Since we are talking about a modern day American woman our Donna does not hold court or have maids attending to her every need. Our Donna is more like the woman in Proverbs 31. This lady did indeed rule her home. She obviously had servants and money. Maybe our Donna does too but most likely not. But in any case Donna does have a rule in her life, her family, her part of this world.
How does Donna accomplish all this? Maybe Donna is loud and outgoing, everybody knows her and where she stands on any issue. Her ideas, wants, desires are plainly known by anyone within hearing distance. And no one dares to cross her. She rules her area of the world, definitely.
But what about the quiet Donna? She is not likely to let others know her wishes and desires much less impose them on others. So what does she do? Most likely she retreats to her quiet place, where she can be alone with her God where she indeed is a Lady and is treated as such. She makes known to her God, her husband, her Lord her needs wants and wishes and He in His sovereign will and way will see to the matters that most concern her. He is her Lord after all and He takes care of His own.
The other Donna, with her boisterous ways how does she relate to her God, Lord and master? In the exact same way as the quiet Donna. God makes all His children different while all the time they are all made in His image and likeness. Most of the time God seems quiet and far away not really involved in our day to day lives which of course is not true at all. And then there are the times we just know that He is here and very active for all to know and see.
Which ever temperament God has given our Donna she has the same directive from the throne. Serve Him first and then she will indeed rule her part of her world, family and environment, the people she knows and loves and those she knows in just a general way. Everyone who knows Donna will get to know a side of God that they might never have known in any other way.
Prov. 31:10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. 11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her,