Monday, July 16, 2007

What is a Christian Woman's strength

The first general, but great principle to assure you walk in the perfect will of God for your life is: "A woman's strength should be spent on her God."
"... As thy days, so shall thy strength be." declares Deut. 33:25. The Lord will give us enough strength for today. He has promised, "Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is evil thereof." in Matthew 6:34. You are going to make it dear lady, if you'll utilize the daily supply of strength that God gives you.
Use your strength on God, not on self. "They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." Isaiah 40:31. You will be rich with His joy; and "the joy of the Lord is your strength." Nehemiah 8:10. You will avoid burnout and be refreshed in your spirit daily.
Ladies, what is the greatest thing you can ever do? The Bible says in Mark 12:30-31, "And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with ALL THY STRENGTH: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these." It is not a waste of a ladies life to spend her strength on God, it is the greatest thing she can do.
How can a woman use her strength on God then? The Bible is filled with some wonderful examples of ladies who blazed the trail before you.
Let's look at some:
Anna used her strength in prayer and fasting- Luke 2:37b.
Other women used their strength at prayer meetings- Acts 1:14
Hannah prayed fervently- 1 Samuel 1:10
Junia was a missionary- Romans16:7
The woman at the well helped win her city to Christ- John 4:39
Rahab the harlot gathered her family to safety- Joshua 6:23-25
Philip's daughters preached the gospel- Acts 21:8,9
Tabitha was a disciple (student) and had a ministry of helps making coats for widows- Acts 9:36-39
Phoebe was a helper in the Lord- Romans- 16:1,2
Women ministered unto Christ of their substance- Luke 8:3
Mary anoited Jesus with ointment very precious- John 12:3
The widow gave of her want- Luke 21:2
Another Mary gave support for the man of God for the Lord-Romans 16:6
Mary the anointer sat at the feet of Jesus and heard His word- Luke 10:39
Priscilla ministered for the Lord with her husband Aquila- Romans 16:3-4
Tryphena and Tryphosa laboured for the Lord- Romans 16:12
This is just a partial listing of women who used their strength for the Lord. The Lord took note of them. Whatever they did whether small or great. There is an old saying, "One life twill soon be past, only what's done for Christ will last." Dear women, a million years from now and throughout eternity, you'll be glad if you used your strength for your God.

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