3 Truths for Women to Claim in Their Unique Call to Ministry
“Now it is God who has moulded us for this purpose, who has given us the Holy Spirit to give us confidence, the assurance of things to come” (2 Corinthians 5:
Women serve a profound purpose in the Kingdom of God. Women of faith are distinguished by courage and design, uniquely qualified for a particular calling that they can and will bring to the salvation of many souls. Jesus uses women around the world, regardless of their circumstances, for the glory of his kingdom through their own heartfelt testimony and compassion.
If I have seen anything during my years serving with my husband in the mission fields in Africa and Latin America, I have seen new salvation in the lives of women. around the world through Jesus. Despite being surrounded by oppression, abuse, and breakdown, these women have chosen to follow Jesus and are walking in freedom, which is changing the lives of those around them through the chain-breaking power of the gospel in their own stories.
“And provide for those who mourn in Zion—give them crowns of splendour instead of ashes, oil of joy instead of mourning, and robes of praise instead of despair. They will be called the oak of righteousness, the tree the Lord planted to show his splendour” (Isaiah 61:
Women have special God-given passions, intuitions, traits, and skills that are different from what men are given. With these unique characteristics, they receive sacred opportunities for evangelism and discipleship.
God calls women to ministry.
“She opens her arms to the needy and reaches out to the needy” (Pr 31:
When I think of God’s purposes for women in God’s Kingdom, I often think of the women who served Jesus; This verse from Proverbs is an amazing prophetic parallel to these New Testament women. Jesus was a man without earthly status, wealth or luxury. However, these faithful women supported his ministry, followed him to the foot of the cross, and even after his death honoured him with reverent mourning and grief. I can only imagine how touched they were to see him again when he rose from the grave – to see the tears of joy these women cried when they saw the saviour. and their friend came back to life.
The matching affection and devotion that God gave these women resonate with us today. We are naturally attracted to the least of them. We are equipped to serve the poor, help the abused, and guide the lost with compassion and tender affection. We are prepared by the Holy Spirit for spiritual appointments for these people who can only be given to us by Jesus. We look forward to joyful days when these wounded will experience freedom and redemption in Jesus, which is a reflection of the resurrection. I can only imagine the joy we will experience in Heaven one day when we can dance and sing with these brothers and sisters, with whom we now share love. abundant love of Christ. How poetic God is to show us the similarities between the simple gospel and our own lives and ministries!
“But honour Christ the Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks you to give a reason for the hope you have. But do this with tenderness and reverence” (1 Peter 3:
Finally, we are equipped to make disciples and increase numbers in the Kingdom of God by sharing the Gospel in truth and love
God designed women for ministry.
“The LORD is near to all who call on him, To all who sincerely call on him” (Psalm 145:
Consider the moment (or moment) when Jesus transformed your life. I’m sure He has honestly met you right where you are, as He usually does. Now I know that God is always near to me, whether I realize it at the time or not, both in times of joy and times of total brokenness and despair. He was always there, holding me steady and speaking the truth to my heart. That is real love.
How can we do the same for others?
This is where Jesus calls us women – entering the depths of the hearts of others – preparing us to walk in dark places with Jesus as his guiding light and holy voice. us so that we can tell others about life. Once again, we are made different from those of the Kingdom – and how happy I am with that fact!
Jesus gives us the divine ability to recognize the beauty and holiness of others in order to affirm and encourage them in the Spirit. What a great privilege and honour we have to partner with and for Christ in this! How beautiful our Savior is!
“But the meek shall inherit the land and enjoy peace and prosperity” (Ps 37:
God can only use women in ministry.
Because of our unique design, we are called and anointed to speak and lead specific groups of people that men do not have. We are directed by God to comfort the afflicted, respect the meek, lift the invisible, and extend our arms of mercy to women who have been hurt by men and children. Orphans were abandoned by their fathers. I can only imagine how God’s heart is filled with joy when someone who does not trust men – such as a victim of human trafficking, an abandoned child or an abused woman – comes to God. Jesus for a woman who fulfilled her role in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Let us humble ourselves in obedience at the feet of the Father; let us respond to our call to be sensitive in the Spirit to all to bring the least of us to Jesus’ feet! This is good news.
“In the same way let your light shine before others, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 5: