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Faith Imagined: Women in Ministry

Faith Imagined

Alisa Hope Wagner: Christian Writer

October 17, 2009

Women in Ministry

Women do not need a title to be in ministry – there is ministry all around us. We don’t have to be pastor’s wives, women’s ministers, church staff or Bible teachers in order to live sold-out lives to Christ. We can go outside our front door, click onto the Internet or head to the grocery store and find fields ripe for the harvest (John 4.35). We live in a lost world, and people no longer know how to reach up to God. God put a desire in each of His children to know Him, but so many people have lost their way. They need someone to show them path to God through Christ! And that someone is God’s chosen – you and me!

We as Christian women have Jesus residing in our hearts, and that Jesus longs to gather up His lost children. That Jesus in us desires to serve the needs of the brokenhearted. That Jesus in us craves an intimate relationship with His children! If we truly want to live spirit-led lives, we won’t be satisfied with simply giving God a small portion of our week. When our lives are God-controlled instead of flesh-controlled, our every moment will crave God’s anointing. Our sole desire will be to please Him!

Our female gender does not exclude us from being fishers of men! Whether through evangelism or discipleship, our lives can make a beautiful mark on God’s kingdom. We can be God’s instruments to bring His children closer to Him! We are daughters of the King, and we work diligently to shine His light into a dark world (Matthew 5.16). God will daily orchestrate divine assignments for us; and if we are attentive to the Holy Spirit, our work will bear beautiful fruits for the world to see and give God glory.

However, our ministry in Christ cannot happen unless we are daily seeking to know God more intimately. Our ministry and good works should be a manifestation of our love for our Father; otherwise, we are just going through religious motions. As we cultivate our relationship with our Creator, the fire of His spirit will burn inside of us (Jeremiah 20.9). Our passion for God and His people will overcome any shame, insecurity, embarrassment or fear we have while proclaiming the Gospel. When we fall in love with our Maker, we can’t help but share His majesty with others!

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Blogger B His Girl said...

I pray we operate out of the overflow of our relationship with Jesus! I think we can all claim the title 'servant'. Thanks for the encouragement to all. B

6:30 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Amen...beautiful post!

5:46 PM  
Blogger Braley Mama said...

Thank you for this post, beautiful!!!!!

7:44 PM  
Blogger Christian Mommy Writer said...

Well said. Sometimes, we focus too much on titles and not enough on the work at hand.

10:48 PM  

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