Written & Published by Lolita Buck
Hey hey hey! This is where I get to celebrate women across the world. This includes you phenomenal woman! Of course the song written by Carl Carlton is speaking about a woman's figure & how dope it is. While there is truth to this ladies as we were fearfully & wonderfully made today however; I'll be focusing on a few sisters who "did their thing" back in biblical times. I'm sure we can all stand to learn a valuable lesson or two from each of them. I won't bore you with their entire stories only a snippet of their greatness. I just want to leave you with a few golden nuggets. So let's get right to it.
The first sister I want to speak about is Mary the mother of Jesus. How cool was it that she was chosen to give birth to the Messiah. The one who would ultimately save the world! And then she was a virgin too! Can you imagine an angel coming up to you telling you that you were going to have a child & that it would be conceived by the Holy Spirit? This girl was BAD! She had an assignment from God that would scare the bejeezus out of most people. But from all that I've read she handled it with dignity & class. So are you believing God for something impossible? If not, you probably should. IMPOSSIBLE is God's specialty in fact it's his middle name. Mary surely did, so why can't you?
Luke 1: 30-33
And behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus. And the angel said unto her, "Fear not, Mary: for thou has found favour with God. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob forever; and in his kingdom there shall be no end."
Moving right along. The next young lady I'd like to talk about is the woman with the issue of blood. Unfortunately the bible doesn't tell us this sister's name, but needless to say she should to be acknowledged. Her encounter with God is definitely noteworthy. So can I be real with you ladies today? I have an issue with blood once a month as I'm sure some of you can relate. I can't even imagine twelve long years. Man I'd probably be pulling my hair out! But instead this sister pushed her way through the crowd just so that she could touch the hem of his garment. Truth be told I probably would of popped a couple Motrin's & would have been laid out on my bed praying Jesus fix it. That's just me, I don't know about you. But I don't think I would have been trying to push and shove my way through a crowd of people, I'm just saying. But that's what makes this young lady awesome! She knew that if she could just get a touch from God, just a touch she'd be made whole. So the sister was relentless in her pursuit. I don't care how long you've been suffering it can all change in the blink of an eye. God speaks and things are, it's just that simple. So don't give up, your miracle is coming & it may just happen sooner than you think.
Just then a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak. She said to herself, "If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed." Jesus turned and saw her. "Take heart daughter," he said, your faith has healed you." And the woman was healed at that moment.
Last but certainly not least, I'm going to add Ruth to the mix. She had to be one of the most selfless women ever! I mean for crying out loud the woman was a widow herself probably mourning & grieving the loss of her own husband. But she insisted on staying with her mother-in-law Naomi to comfort & console her. Who does this people? First of all who even likes their mother-in-law?, just kidding... And wouldn't you know it God as usual had a trick up his sleeve. Ruth is minding her own business out in the field doing her daily tasks and she meets her knight and shining armor Boaz. If this doesn't give us single ladies hope I'm not sure what will.
Ruth 2: 22-23
Naomi said to Ruth her daughter-in-law, go with the women who work for him, because in someone else's field you might be harmed. So Ruth stayed close to the women of Boaz to glean until the barley and wheat harvests were finished. And she lived with her mother-in-law.
So there you have it ladies. I hope that each of these stories inspired you on some level. Though their circumstances were very unique and different their outcomes were the same. God was faithful to each of them! He honored their willingness to believe; their courage; and their tenacity in the face of adversity. Each of these women in their own way was a bad mama jama and so are you!
As you go forward in your daily journey I extend love & peace to each of you. I pray that you find your "it" and that you OWN IT. That the chains of this world be broken off of you & that you walk in the light that God intended you to walk in.
With dedication & servitude