A Useful Woman

Thanking God for Women of Service. In honor of Women History Month…”honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate”, so says Proverbs thirty one and thirty one.

A useful woman is a woman who does good, whether she resides in King’s palaces, or in the neighborhood. Her desire and goal is to serve, whether or not her voice is heard.  She’s mindful, God can use anyone to fulfill His plan. He can use a woman in ways, He chooses not to use a man.

So, beautiful woman, do you know who, and whose you are? Who, you really are?  You are God’s. You are His choice; His helpmate for man throughout every land. You are His instrument for mass production to birth kings and queens, ministers, scholars, lawyers, doctors, engineers, presidents, and so many more. Woman, you are unique; one of a kind. In creation, God already had you in mind.

You may not be humble as Mary, who bore our precious Savior. Nor courageous as Ester, who risked her life to save a nation. Perhaps not loyal as Ruth, whose love for her mother-in-law guided her heart. But one thing you can do; stand, and follow in God’s righteousness and truth.

You may not be  hospitable as Martha, or skillful in tent-making like Pricilla; nor heroic and fearless as Rahab, who hid the spies to save their very lives. Still there’s one thing you can do; you can always do good and not bad.

You may not be a seamstress like Tabitha, who made clothes for the poor and needy. Just the same, whatever service you do, do freely. Beautiful woman, be who you are. Be the best woman you can be, never compromising your integrity. Yes, we applaud those women who have long paid their dues. Now, it’s our time to be “that woman,” God can use.

“She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.”  Proverbs 31:27-29   ESV  In God, I will keep on thanking Him for His strength to serve.   By Hertistine Washington



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