Friday, July 27, 2012

July 26,2012

What does it mean to be a woman of Christ?  Is it about your image or how much you serve the church?  No, to be a woman of Christ you must love the Lord with all your heart. Although image matters to the world, God never looks at image.  Image is the deception of the world.  If you look a certain way you are accepted, successful and are considered to have a full life.  Really?  What does that have to do with our eternity or God's plan. Absolutely nothing.    God doesn't look at the clothes you wear or how smart you are, he only looks at your heart.  We are His chosen women born to live this life fulfilling His plan. You are important, not because you have things or look the part.  You are important to Him because He made You!

Today, we unite as women in Christ.  We call to our Father and shout, "We are Yours!"  Throw away the cares of this world and put on the shield of righteousness.  Unite with me as women with one God, loving our sisters and brothers in all nations, praying for one another and praying that God would restore us to Him.  The world is changing at a fast rate.  We live in a world full of war, famine, death and destruction.  Young people are lost and we, meaning Christians, rarely stay steadfast.  Sin is all around us and we fall into it so easily.  But we have a Savior that came to this earth, perfect in every way.  He was born to save us from ourselves.  He is the Son of God, who joined His Father at the cross.  They are one and we are saved!

Right now as I write this, people are burying loved ones. There are people praying for their children that are lost on drugs.  Many are watching crimes happen in the street and feel helpless.  And for those without food or shelter, they are wandering, wondering when someone will save them.  These are just a few of the many scenarios in the world.  There are many more, like female trafficking, prostitution, abuse, neglect and murder.  Wow!  That's a mouthful.  But it exists in our world, just as it has for centuries.  The crimes are more vivid because we have mass communication and with it, stories from all over the world are revealed.

I'm glad we were born to this age.  A story, a person, or a tragedy is known to thousands and it gives us an advantage because we have the ability to stand in the gap.  We can't change the events.  However, there is power in prayer.  There is power when people come together and pray.  There is power in Jesus Christ.  Don't ever let anyone tell you that there's not.  Jesus knew it.  He gave His life so that one day we would be united with Him in Heaven.  He threw image out the door and sacrificed Himself for us!

You are an important part of His plan.  You were made for this moment.  You were designed and molded for today.  You are special, not because of anything you have done.  He is Your Father and although He could do everything without You, He called You anyway.  I don't know what God is doing in Your life right now.  I only know what He is doing in mine.  My life is open to Him and as I write I feel the Holy Spirit ministering to me and inspiring me.  I hope today You find Your path.  Reach out to Jesus and hear His call.  The workers are few but the fields are many.  Like a farmer, our fields need cultivating.  We must take care to feed our souls with the word and to ask for boldness.  We must believe that our Savior came for us and that we were born for this time.

Please join me in praying for every country around the world.  We need to pray for peace, for restoration and for the hand of God to unite men and women all over the world.  We need to be one voice, one body, loving our Savior.  Time is ticking and at His hand, Christ knows the hour.  Meanwhile, we are to be watching over His flock with courage and diligence.  We can't do it alone.  Christ must be with us and for us.  I believe He is; I hope you do too.

May your day be blessed by the words of our Lord today my sisters.  We are His!  That's the only image we need to count on.  For today, as in every day, I'm wishing many blessings on your lives and those of your families.  Please join me in being counted as one of Christ's farmers.  We have a great work to do, so if you feel called, please have enough courage to move!

Deuteronomy 11:13-14 NKJV:

      'And it shall be that if you earnestly obey My commandments which I command you today to love the Lord your God and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul, then I will give you the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the latter rain, that you may gather in your grain, your new wine, and your oil.

My prayer today:

O, Lord, my prayer is simple today.  Lift up Your workers to cultivate Your fields.  Make us women that love You with all our hearts.  Give us the courage to be bold in our pursuit of You and unite us one by one for one purpose.  We want to serve You all our days.  We ask that You would give us enough strength to do Your work and courage to spread Your word.  Please take away the bonds of our images and replace them with a need to serve You.  This life is hard but You are more powerful than any circumstance.  Bring us to YOU!

Until tomorrow...


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