Luke 8 Now it came to pass, afterward, that He went through every city and village, preaching and bringing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with Him, 2 and certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities—Mary called Magdalene, out of whom had come seven demons, 3 and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others who provided for Him from their substance.
Friends, from this we can deduce that women were a part of Jesus’s ministry. We might not have been one of the twelve, but we did played apart in His ministry. So now Sisters, what role are we playing in this season of the Church of the Living God? We were saved to serve Jesus? Heaven is waiting for us to look beyond our own pain to touch others positively for the Kingdom’s sake. Will you let Jesus touch another through your hands?
How are we supporting the ministry God left behind friends? We have been delivered from shame, reproach, sickness, heartaches, failure – career, business, relationship and so on! Oh, Well, some of us still has some outstanding issues, but we know God has got our back, right? Yes He has! What are we going to do with all the wealth of experience we have garnered along the way? We have been given much, are we giving back?
Oh yes, we support our husbands, children and friends here and there! Really? In your sphere of influence are you living as a good example of Christ redeemed? Verse 3b says ” and many others who provided for Him from their substance” NIV version says “These women were helping to support them out of their own means” What substance do we have? What are we giving to His body?
These women cared for the Lord Jesus! Are we caring for Him now? How are we treating the less “fortunate” in our midst? Bringing it home, how about our own children? Are we being a good example? Children learn more from observing us than what we say. They hear us when we call up sister B to gossip about sister A, they are aware of our action when we see sister A. They see through our deceit! We are custodian of God’s heritage and should pay attention to who we are and what the Lord expect of us.
Some of Us have opportunity to influence a host of others in line with the scriptures but rather, we are the one sowing seed of discourse. We are the custodian of evil seed! This should not be so friends, let us come together as women to build together, not tear down. We spread lies here and there, sow corrupt seed here and there, to pull down when we should be encouraging ourselves to seek for more of God.
This is the end time friends and I am imploring all my sisters out there to please go into our closet and seek the face of God for His Church. Yes, His Church, starting from yourself, myself, family, family of believers, local assembly and so on. We do have a part to play in the agenda of heaven. We are Female – Woman! Whatever that means to you, I know that incredible grace has been bestowed upon us! We go through stuff that will break many a man, but we remain strong through it all loving and caring for our immediate family and more.
Please let us reach into that reservoir of grace and love and help to showcase Jesus Christ for the world to see. The Holy Spirit is a spirit of unity, it binds together, it comforts, guide, guards and friendly. Yes! Are We? We have Him in Us as the redeemed of the Lord, let us give Him a chance to work in us so we can express Jesus in spirit and in truth. The World is watching us.
Lord I pray in Jesus mighty name that He would grant you and I, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts and mine through faith; that you and I, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you and I may be filled with all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:16-19
Love you all and do have a wonderful weekend!!