I love reading and studying the Word of God. I’m part of an online study group going through a few chapters of Luke for the next few weeks. Then over the summer I’ll be part of another online study group. I love the interaction and the sharing of the word.
But I wish we had something like that in person. A ministry that would meet weekly or even monthly to encourage and equip women: young and old, married and single, mothers and daughters. We need more Titus 2, Proverbs 31, 1 Peter 3 type of women to rise up and lead, encourage, pray over, teach, and equip the women of the church.
I’m not talking about a pretty ministry that teaches pretty things and everything is all pink and rosie.
I’m talking about true Biblical Womanhood/Sisterhood. When I think of Biblical Womanhood/Sisterhood, I think of Deborah, Abigail, Rahab, Sarah, Hannah… these women did not have easy lives. Abigail especially is someone I really connect with. She lived with an unsaved husband, but still loved and protected his interest no matter what. Now that’s strength! To love like that is to know the true meaning of what love is. Our pastor defines it as: Disinterested Benevolence. I love you and bless you and expect NOTHING in return. We need to learn that and teach it to the newcomers in our church. So many married wives and mothers are being saved, but their husbands are not.
Biblical Womanhood is being a Prayer Warrior. It’s not pretty, nice, and elegant. It’s that get down on your knees and cry out to God until you have nothing left within you to cry with; it’s that courage and strength to look the enemy in the eye and proclaim victory over your family through the blood of Christ; and yet and still, it’s that beauty that surpasses all beauty in it’s submission and modesty.
Biblical Womanhood is what I try to attain in this life, it’s the legacy I pray to leave behind to my girls and the generations that may come after that, should the Lord tarry. I haven’t reached it, I don’t think I ever will on this side of eternity, but the Lord will help me to be the best He made me to be in His amazing love and never ending mercy.
I currently don’t have a ministry like that in my life.
It’s heavy on my heart.
Waiting on Him,