She is energetic and strong, a hard worker. Proverbs 31:17
We get up daily and decide if this is going to be a stiletto or flats kind of day. We (hopefully) command our morning with prayer and thanks for seeing another day and start running. Oh yes, don’t forget the kids breakfast, the lunch, sign the homework, cancel and reschedule the doctors appointment. Before I forget, decide whether to do lunch with the girls or happy hour after work. Somewhere in there clothes to the cleaners, grocery shopping, the gym, kiss the hubby and fly. That was just at home! Work is another circus all together!
Does this sound like you!
We as women have the role of care taker, care giver and nurturer. Sometimes we forget to nurture ourselves. As I began reading Kingdom Woman by Tony Evans and Chrystal Evans Hurst, I started to see a lot of myself in the pages of this book. Women are seen as the pillar of strength, the unsung hero behind every campaign, victory and and discovery no matter how big or small. It seems that what we forget is that we are more than our ability to have children, help and serve. We must also fight against the way society and social media ties the sexual noose around our necks.
Mother Eve was a timeless piece created by God. Multi-faceted the Hebrew word used for making woman is Banah which means to build. We are complex so this definition is worth taking note. God made us the way he did so that we could carry out a number of functions. Both men and women were created equally in the image of God though our roles may be different. We, along with man, bear the responsibility of honoring the image in which we were made. God’s order is not to be usurped. It is an established order in heaven and on earth and He maintains ultimate rule over His creations. We are essential ladies. We were created to advance His kingdom and for His glory. Eve did not wake up one morning and decide that today was the day that I am going to screw it up for mankind. No, a choice was made and Satan was very crafty in how he wanted to see the kingdom fall.
You see we are more than our red bottoms and our Gucci. We are more than our ability to burn in the kitchen and keep our kids from burning the house down. We have so much more to offer and we should not settle for we are kingdom made.
We must remember that a choice was made in the Garden of Eden and that our relationship as it was ordained to be was lost at that time but God did not forget us. He sent is only Son to atone for our numerous mistakes. When we position ourselves under God we will then be defined as a woman who operates according to the rule of God over every area of her life. Though we still struggle and want to hold on tightly to our control over situations, God’s grace, love and mercy reminds us that we don’t have to fight so hard.
Value means to regard something of importance or value. We are more than our sexuality and our multi-talents. God held us in a very high regard when we were created. Man is instructed to honor woman as an equal heir in His Kingdom (1 Peter 3:7). Many women have saved nations, families and towns without fanfare and we must note that God looked after all of them. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_women_in_the_Bible
You are special! You are Valueable (Titus 2:3-5)! You are worth more than any jewel you can name (Prov 31:10). You are to be treated as a treasure not as trash. You are a masterpiece to Him who made you and you have a purpose in this realm. Your contribution is more than the children you bear and the house you keep. Start to know your worth in God’s kingdom!
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