Word For You
Happy Mother’s Day
14 March 2021
"I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are your works, and that my soul knows very well."
Psalm 31:10-31 describes the perfect woman, the woman everyone wants as a friend, the wife every man wants, the mother every child desire and a lady the Lord is well pleased with because she fears Him.
I am sure for most women across the globe, it is a description that makes them feel inadequate and not good enough, they say our greatest critic is ourselves, so perhaps, whilst it is true we do not measure up completely, those around us love us just the way we are. Today, women are being celebrated for their inner and outer beauty, sit back, and enjoy!
Whenever there is a celebration of any kind, it is the perfect opportunity to reflect, evaluate and put a plan in place to address the shortcomings identified. As Christians, it is imperative we commit our plans to the Lord in order that He establishes our steps. We must be diligent in our plans so that it leads to abundance (Proverbs 21.5).
This month, the Lord is telling us to rejoice because He is doing a new thing, Isaiah 43:19 “Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.” What a perfect time to align ourselves with the will of God.
In all that we wish for, we must above all desire to be Godly women of purpose. This is not something we can attain in our own strength and wisdom; we must be wholly dependent on God to equip us. It is God’s grace that is sufficient and His mercies that are new every day that would see us through.
There is no doubt our function as wives and mothers is pivotal to who we are, however, we have another important role in the advancement of the kingdom, our nature nurturing attribute should be a great channel to demonstrate love and bring healing to the needy. The closest we come to experiencing the agape love of Christ is the unconditional love of a mother.
Someone once described human life as an orange, we can never be whole unless all segments are together. Thankfully, we have the word of God, the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the counsel of others, and examples of Women of Purpose in the Bible.
As we put our action plan together for our new beginnings and our aspiration to be the noble character in Proverbs 31, let us look at some women in the bible.
Ruth was a woman who was not an Israelite but rather was from Moab, she married an Israelite. Both her husband and her father-in-law died, and she helped her mother-in-law. Let us not allow our backgrounds to stop us from making a difference.
Rahab was a prostitute in the city of Jericho. When the Hebrews began to conquer Canaan, Rahab harboured their spies in her house in exchange for her family's safety. Rahab recognized the True God. After the walls of Jericho fell, the Israelite army kept their promise, protecting Rahab's house.
Rahab became the ancestress of King David, and from David's line came Jesus Christ, the Messiah. Rahab played a key role in God's plan of salvation for the world.
Deborah played a unique role in Israel's history, serving as the only female judge in a lawless period before the country got its first king. In this male-dominated culture, she enlisted the help of a mighty warrior named Barak to defeat the oppressive general Sisera.
Deborah's wisdom and faith in God inspired the people. Thanks to her leadership, Israel enjoyed peace for 40 years.
We must be God-fearing and prepare to be totally obedient, we should also be willing to use every talent we have acquired or has been given to us by God
There are numerous examples of women in the bible who reached the highest point of spirituality against all odds and showed great attitudes and examples of faith, another point to note is what defined them was much more than motherhood.
Let us rejoice in faith as we look forward to the Lord doing a new thing as promised. In order for us to feel the full force of what is about to happen individually and corporately, we must strategically position ourselves. But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:3)
From: Deaconess Anita Dejan-Willis