Woman, you are special!!

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We need to be reminded of the fact that we are special.
As women, we are constantly on the go, tending to the needs and cares of everyone else and we forget or don’t have the time to look inward, to appreciate ourselves. And, unfortunately, we often are taken for granted, and viewed as “doings” and not as “beings”. You know what, we were created by God as human beings, and not as human doings. Us women are emotional beings, created that way for a specific purpose.

You and I are special, no matter what we have experienced, perceived or heard. Any negative thing that we are told, or believe about ourselves is contradictory to what God, the Creator, who formed us, says and thinks about us.
Yes, life can be cruel and harsh. Many of us have gone through different forms of abuse at the hands of people who do not know or value the being of a woman. And that is very very sad, because it damages something deep within us.

BUT GOD!! None of what you and I have gone through changes what God says about us, how He sees us, or how much He loves us. He loves you just the same today as the day He formed you when He chose you to be conceived and born.
You are NOT a mistake, an accident, or a coincidence! You are God’s workmanship, for His purpose.

There is no-one quite like you. You are unique! No-one has the exact looks, abilities, talents, personality, qualities, potential that you have. God’s intention was and is to use you in your uniqueness.

I want to encourage you with these words, taken from a seminar I recently attended:-
“I am special. I am rare. And as in all rarities, there is great value. I need not attempt to imitate others. I will accept, yes, CELEBRATE, my differences. I continue to realize it’s not an accident that I’m special. I continue to see that I am special for a very special purpose”.

Embrace that you are special. Believe and embrace what God says about you.

I bless you with the blessings of the Lord!

 

 

 

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God’s Workmanship

Psalms 139:13-18 (ESV) For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I would count them, they are more than the sand. I awake, and I am still with you.

“Reconciled”

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God made us and formed us to have a personal relationship with Him. His desire from the very beginning was to have fellowship, a personal and intimate relationship with man and woman.
There is a part of our being set apart for that relationship with God –  a longing, desire, a void that is only filled in that relationship and friendship with God.

Our personal relationship with God starts with and through His Son, Jesus Christ. Only through Jesus Christ, and the sacrifice of His death on the cross, where all our sins were imputed to Him for our redemption, are we reconciled to God.

Reconciled can be defined as follows:
^ to restore friendship between (people) after an estrangement, or hostility
^ to restore friendly relations
^ to re-establish a close friendship between
^ to settle or resolve
^ reconciliation does not take place between strangers

Romans 5:10,11 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

2 Corinthians 5:18-20   All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

Colossians 1:20-23   and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross. And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard….

Reconciliation involves a change in the relationship between God and man/woman. God reconciles the world to Himself.
When God reconciles us He takes us, who in Adam were made and formed to know Him and to love Him; us, whom He has predestined out of grace; us, who had fallen and are separated and estranged from Him  –  He takes us to Himself through the cross.

The truth of the cross of Christ is this:- at the cross God put all our sins onto His Son, Jesus Christ, in order that His Son, through the shedding of His Blood, might wipe away all our sin in His suffering and restore us to the fellowship of God.

In being reconciled to God, we are also justified in Him and righteous in Him through Jesus Christ. God looks at us through His Son, Jesus Christ.

Once we have been reconciled to God, we have fellowship with Him and build a personal love relationship and friendship with Him. We do this by daily seeking His presence, spending time in the Word of God, spending time in prayer, having conversations with God, sharing our hearts with Him. We also listen and hear His heart for us, His conversations with us, truths He wants to share and reveal to us. Out of this grows the intimacy that the Father longs to have with each one of His children.

We also have the ‘ministry of reconciliation’. Being reconciled to God is to be declared, to be published, to be preached. As Paul said “we are all ambassadors of Christ”. In saying that, each one of us is an ambassador, a messenger, a representative to declare what God has done through Jesus Christ. So that, as we have been reconciled to God, we bring others to a place of acceptance and belief in Jesus Christ, the truth of the cross, and repentance, so that they too may be reconciled to God.

2 Corinthians 5:20b “We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.”

Learning to be Content

Being content (contentment) does not come automatically, it is something which we need to learn.  Even the apostle Paul said in Phil 4:11b “…for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.”

What is the meaning of being content / contentment?
* in a state of peaceful happiness
* a state of satisfaction
* a state of mind in which one’s desires are confined to his lot whatever it may be
* free from care because of satisfaction with what is already one’s own
* 1 Timothy 6:6 “Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment…”
* 2 Cor 9:8 “And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency (all contentment) in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work”

It may sound easy, but it is not. Especially when we find ourselves in situations or circumstances where we want things to be different, and get frustrated because they are not different.

Right now, I am learning how to be content in my current circumstances/situation no matter how it looks to me, no matter how little I understand. It is also a lesson in humility for me, because I know, if I do not turn to God, allow Him to teach me and discipline me, through His Word, through the Holy Spirit, I will not grow in character or in my relationship with Him.

My situation may be entirely different from yours, but in my case, I became so consumed with my situation, and worries and stress, that I spoke of little else, I thought of little else. I became desperate, heavily frustrated and, in a way, rebellious. After every disappointment or let-down I would handle it worse and become more down….

The thing is:- as children of God and according to His Word when we acknowledge Him in all our ways,  He will make our paths straight (Proverbs 3:6). In saying this we acknowledge and accept God’s authority and control in and over our lives. We accept that God has the final say and we revere and respect His decisions even in our disappointment/s.
God knows and wants only what is best for us, and what is to our benefit in our walk with Him. God’s thoughts and ways are far above and higher than our thoughts or ways (Isaiah 55:8,9). God sees far further down the road of our present and our future than we do. 

In being content we choose to be at peace in our current circumstances/situations IN the knowledge that God does know what He is doing and His plans for us are only good (Jeremiah 29:11), that He may receive all the glory.

This situation or circumstance too shall pass and we will be stronger for it if we allow God to work in us and refine us through it.

God bless!

p.s please also see my facebook page ‘virtuous women’ with the same profile photo.  🙂

Intro

Dear readers,

Welcome to my blog. This first post is more like an introduction about me and what I would like to see the Spirit do through me and His Spirit-led writings.

I am a born-again, Spirit-filled child of God, and desire to reach others on a spiritual and emotional level. Women are sensitive beings, and emotional beings, and need to know how precious we are in God’s eyes, and how loved we are.

My heart’s desire is to reach, and reach out to women everywhere with daily posts – to inspire, to encourage, to support and assist through Truth which is Jesus Christ, through the Word of God, through prayer, articles, Word study/revelation, sharing life experiences, etc

Also to create a safe place where you can share, ask questions, ask for prayer/intercession, where we can have discussions, all the while growing together in our relationship with God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and growing into becoming virtuous women.

May this site be a blessing to all, and may God be glorified through this.