A Special Place in God’s own Heart

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Ladies. “Fellow laborers” in Christ as Paul says. I want to talk to you about how God really sees us as equals and a partner with men to serve him. The Bible actually tells us we are special. Important. Equal. Loved. {Tweet this quote!}

So many different types of Christians see women as lesser, thwarting the beautiful “Good News” into something it was never intended to be. Women are mistreated {throughout history, and today more than ever} because of the fall. The Bible talks about this.

In Genesis 3, Satan attacks the woman first. He tries to get her to pull away from God, so that her husband, who loves her more than his own life— will follow. See the influence and potential the wicked one sees in her. And then stomps on it:

“Now the serpent was MORE CRAFTY  than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”
The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’”
You will not certainly die,” {The lie satan ALWAYS uses on MEN and WOMEN!} the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

… Later, because of what they’ve done, A “forever curse” is put on both man and woman, they must leave paradise- walking and conversing with the Heavenly Father- to labor in misery and pain. They will never look upon the face of God again until Jesus comes, dies, and returns to bring us all home to paradise again.

Read carefully: “13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”….
14 So the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this… I will put enmity
    between you and the woman,
    and between your offspring and hers;
he will crush your head,
    and you will strike his heel.”

Satan hates all believers. He hates anyone who loves God. But in my reading of the scriptures I believe he has a special hatred for womankind.

Throughout history humanity has enslaved, mistreated and abused women. Young and old. Yes, the weaker vessel.

But that’s not what God intends for us. We may be smaller (1 Peter 3:7), but our souls are NOT so. We were created in God’s image with many of the Trinity’s beautiful, compassionate traits. Women nurture and love in a way all their own. {Tweet this quote!}
Satan would love nothing more than for us to take every single thing that comes our way, believing we are lesser and cannot serve. Do you see his plot? (I have a close to home testimony about this in my own life. Maybe a story to come later.)

What would GOD love, and satan HATE?

For women, all around the world to rise up and disciple other women in the TRUE Words of God- the Bible. The Good news. To spread His love despite our lesser view in humanity’s eyes. There is nothing more we can do but prepare for God’s return and just go around loving others!

Women, we actually have a really tough assignment. We have to put aside our differences between each other, and any of the past hurts we have experienced, and go all-in for the cause of the gospel. For one young lady, it may be a season of life of staying home and discipling and pouring into our children and husbands. For another, maybe a season of life that is singleness and finding other women to pour into. For yet another, it may be serving in the local church here or abroad.

God sees who we are “on stage” (figuratively or literally)… and he sees us “off stage”. Let’s strive to make both a pleasing aroma to him.

“Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends!
I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. YES, and I ask you, my TRUE companion, help these WOMEN — since they have contended at my side in the CAUSE of the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are in the book of life.” Philippians 4:1-3

Your names are in the book of life, beautiful women all around! Take the baton, God has called you out! Rise up, and serve!

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