On this journey toward understanding sisterhood we have covered a lot of ground! We have talked about the call to sisterhood, embracing who God has made us to be, risking getting real, learning to accept each other’s differences, encouraging one another, how comparing ourselves with others steals our joy, and lastly, rejoicing over the fact the He sees each one of us.
And, so as we end this journey I want to ask you a few questions that you can ponder in your own heart:
-What is your greatest hindrance keeping you from getting real?
-Where have you been comparing yourself to others?
-Do you really believe that He sees you? Are you finding your identity in Him?
As I shared this at the Relevant conference, I asked the ladies to put their hand on the shoulder of a woman near them. Let’s do this virtually! Think of someone, a friend that you can pray for right now….
-Pray for her heart, that she would rest in who God has made her to be.
-Pray over her ministry, that she would be so filled up with His love that it would spill out of her both online and off.
-Pray for her friendships, that she would seek to love others as He has first loved her.
As we end, just this:
The world is watching us. They arewatching how we love one another, to see if we truly practice what we preach. We have the unique privilege and responsibility to be missionaries to a watching world. We can present to the world a picture of unity in Christ, and be a shining testimony for Him to a world that is lost.
This is our Esther moment. Let us not waste this opportunity to stand firm together in a beautiful picture of sisterhood, unity, and a true picture of the body of Christ. Each of us using our unique callings, abilities, personalities, and gifts to reach a world that is lost.
Let me pray for all of us:
O Lord, you know that we are weak and frail women. But, O Lord, we do so want to be used by You, to shine Your glory. Lord, I pray that You would bind us together, to become a picture of the unity of Christ to the world. May we stop looking at ourselves, at our insecurities, our failings, our mess-ups, but rather only to You. Use each of us with our unique capabilities however you will. We pray, O Lord, that you would mold us into Your image and use us as a sisterhood of women. May we only seek your applause and rest knowing that we have followed You. Amen.
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