My mom gave me a picture that says “Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning, the devil says “Oh no, she’s up!” I totally want to be this woman. That requires that me to be intentional and have integrity. Most days I don’t feel like a threat to the enemy, but praise the Lord, God’s truth is greater than my feelings!
~1John 4:4~Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
Behind the scenes of every single minute of every single day, an unseen war is playing out between God and Satan. It’s a war for the souls of men, women, and children. Whether we realize it or not, every day we open our eyes and our feet hit the floor, we enter the battlefield.
A battle between good and evil, growth and immaturity, godliness and carnality, life and death.
Jesus said in John 10:10 that “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
Our enemy uses the influence and temptations of this world, and the ever present desires of this nasty flesh we carry around, to keep our minds occupied with pursuits, passions, or pleasures that waste time and hinder God’s work in our lives. He keeps us blind to the fact that he is sneaking in our homes and carrying away captive our husbands, our children, and our godly influence.
He is stealing our marriages and our ministries right from underneath our noses and we are not doing a single thing about it. We choose whether we are going to continue to be a victim, or victorious, for the glory of the Lord and His kingdom.
The next generation of women in the church of the Living God needs to know how to not just survive these days of lies, hypocrisy, and evil, but to thrive in them for the glory of our King.
What can we do?
We need to teach women to be warriors. Not worriers or wimps, but strong and stable women who are mission-minded and battle-ready.
Warriors for the Lord are virtuous women- strong, powerful, able, trained, a force to be reckoned with. They are valiant women, noble, wise, women of valor. The Hebrew word for “virtuous” is used to describe the Proverbs 31 woman; Ruth in Ruth 3:11; and in Proverbs 12:4. Besides the three references for women, it’s used in reference to “mighty men of valor” for David’s men; in Joshua’s army; “able men” who Jethro told Moses to appoint help bear his burdens in leadership; and “a host” describing Pharaoh’s army. They are men in leadership, strong and valiant men. They need virtuous women by their side, to help them accomplish the mission of God.
Want to be a warrior but don’t know where to start? Check out my next post-Every Woman a Warrior Part 2!
~Ephesians 6:10~Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.