Friday, November 25, 2016

Women-only group: Standing in the gap



I am starting a women-only Facebook group for two purposes:

1. To inspire a praying culture and hopefulness that will help us maintain a fervent prayer-chain [and Bible study]

2. To get us to walk in the consciousness that we should not only be praying for ourselves but also for others-- especially the men in our lives - husbands, fiancé, boyfriend, friends, brothers, cousins, sons, nephew, male boss, mentees.

We are a dominant force that believes that "...The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much". James 5:16

I was reading the book of Genesis and for the first time realized the connection between Eve's influence and Adam's fall....and how God had to re-direct the woman's position to the place of serving her husband. I also saw the story of Abigail and how her influence spared her "foolish" husband from experiencing the wrath of king David. And Deborah, the wife of Lapidoth, who fought for Israel and won. There is also the story of Zipporah, Moses' wife and how she stood in the gap for her husband when God sort to kill him. And the slave girl who told her master, Naaman, about the prophet Elisha, where he sought healing from his leprous disease. We can mention Mary the mother of our Lord Jesus Christ...through whom God brought our saviour into being... not forgetting Mary, who worshiped Jesus with her expensive perfume.

And then, the women who supported our Lord's ministry with their wealth.

The list is long!

Bottom line, you and I as women are very influential...right from the beginning when God created Eve. No wonder the society like to suppress women...LOL.

I hope we can help one another up on our knees and also help influence the men in our lives. Please feel free to share a monthly [or bi-monthly] prayer point in this group, Bible verse or inspiration from the Holy Spirit as you are led! You don't have to...but I hope you do!

Let us grow together!

Shalom!

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