Woman of God

Woman, when you’re feeling down and discouraged, degraded and used;

When you are tired and overworked, ignored or cast aside, God asks you, “Do you know who you are?”

He reminds you:

You are in his family, not as a second-class member, but with full inheritance, you warrior, equal helper.

Did you know it was women who first declared the gospel? No one believed them that Jesus was alive, but what they spoke was truth, those courageous women.

That along with others Anna, the prophetess, proclaimed the coming birth of Christ?

Do you see that it was a woman who gave birth to the Messiah?

A woman anointed Christ for burial?

That women were close enough to Jesus to call him “Rabbi” when the custom of the day forbade it?

Did you know that when many disciples fled as Christ hung ragged on the cross, scripture tells us women remained? Women visited the tomb while many cowered in hiding.

Woman of God, you are a part of the story. You are not an afterthought.

You are created in His image. You reflect Him.

I remind you of these things in a sometimes-ugly world. I remind you because others may not recognize these truths. Others may oppose this, disguising their lies as righteous.

Don’t listen.

I want you to know:

There is a God who fights for you. When there is injustice, lay down your rights, live in obedience and He will lift you up. Move forward in bold humility, confident in the one who made you.

There will come a day when we will know fully what we now know in part; when no person, culture, or societal norms will hinder you from living fully from who He made you to be.

Until then, remember who you are, you woman of God.

Published by AllisonGraber

Allison Graber is a Nashville writer and lover of Jesus. She is 14-years married to Lynn, a mix engineer with quiet ways and a loyal spirit. Her two little girls, Ellis and Adeleine, daily coax delight out of her heart. The paradigm through which she sees the world has been built brick-by-brick from her experiences with her Jesus, her love of people, through loss, curiosity, Holy words, and through the surprising joy of motherhood. She writes about these things at allisongraber.com.

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