Are you kingdom-focused?
Women’s Ministry is an opportunity for the local church to embrace women by the power of Jesus Christ. Through this exciting ministry, Christian women are touching the lives of other women in need. They are reaching beyond personal interests and comfort zones to embrace women of all ages, races, professions and social standings. Through this ministry we build an environment for women to mentor other women and a place where women can learn, practice Biblical love and feel God’s love in a very real way.
Is your armor On?
Ephesians 6:11-18 TLB
11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand safe against all strategies and tricks of Satan. 12 For we are not fighting against people made of flesh and blood, but against persons without bodies—the evil rulers of the unseen world, those mighty satanic beings and great evil princes of darkness who rule this world; and against huge numbers of wicked spirits in the spirit world. 13 So use every piece of God’s armor to resist the enemy whenever he attacks, and when it is all over, you will still be standing up. 14 But to do this, you will need the strong belt of truth and the breastplate of God’s approval. 15 Wear shoes that are able to speed you on as you preach the Good News of peace with God. 16 In every battle you will need faith as your shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed at you by Satan. 17 And you will need the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit—which is the Word of God. 18 Pray all the time. Ask God for anything in line with the Holy Spirit’s wishes. Plead with him, reminding him of your needs, and keep praying earnestly for all Christians everywhere.
The Greatest of these is love
As Christians, we are called to walk in love toward all peoples so that we can show forth the love of God who adores His creation. All people, from different walks of life; who are not likeminded or even vaguely similar, to win them to the cause of Christ. Prayer is necessary to first soften our hearts and then build up that great spiritual muscle so that love pours from us at all times.
You might be thinking: people who hurt me have really failed at being a decent human being and they don’t deserve love. Maybe they have failed, but our test as Christians is to pray for people who hurt us. When we can do that, properly, we have not failed at being human or Christian. We will be peaceful and strong in spirit—and make a positive impact on the lives of others.
One sure way to shape and mold the human heart toward the God-kind of love is to embrace this key Scripture:
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 TLB
4 Love is very patient and kind, never jealous or envious, never boastful or proud, 5 never haughty or selfish or rude. Love does not demand its own way. It is not irritable or touchy. It does not hold grudges and will hardly even notice when others do it wrong. 6 It is never glad about injustice, but rejoices whenever truth wins out. 7 If you love someone, you will be loyal to him no matter what the cost. You will always believe in him, always expect the best of him, and always stand your ground in defending him.