Sunday, September 30, 2007

The Ezer Kenegdo Woman

If you have not read the book "Captivating" by John and Stasi Eldredge you need to take the time and read it. One chapter of the book talks about Gen. 1:18; the "helpmeet passage." It is brought out that a better translation is lifesaver alongside. There is sooooo much more, you'll have to read about it.

Being the lifesaver alongside my man motivates me to come alongside my husband and encourage and help him in ministry. We are to complete, not compete. If you feel as if you are to minister as pastor alongside your husband, come into agreement and do the best you can, bringing glory to God. You are not ministering for your own selfworth and glory. You are ministering in that capacity because God desires you to be there.

Another thing we can do as women in ministry is come alongside other in ministry in ministry, as encouragers and supporters. We need each other. My prayer is that we get out of the mindset of keeping things to ourselves - that is dangerous - open up to each other and share your hurts, disappointments and by all means your accomplishments. This is how we help each other. By doing this we will hopefully encourage someone that was ready to give up on ministry, marriage, or life.

Come alongside each other and develop into the women God created each of us to be.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you.