By Michelle James freely given by the Holy Spirit
"But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought
The Lord has used MANY women to fulfill His purposes, but one instance in particular excites me personally! On the third day after Jesus was crucified for men's sin and buried in a borrowed tomb, these women went to care for Jesus body. When they arrived they found the tomb empty and spoke with two angels.
"And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest. It was Mary Magdalene and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles. And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not." Luke 25:9-11
The men refused to hear or accept it!!! During this timeframe, women were to be "seen and not heard". Very unfitting for women to speak before being spoken to. Sadly, many still have this unfortunate mindset.
The men spoke among themselves in disbelief! Not remembering the words of the Master. Can you imagine having this amazing news to tell and being completely disregarded because you're a woman? Shortly after Jesus appeared unto them and confronted their foolishness! Their response was this... "Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre; And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive. And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not. Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:" (vs 22-25)
Whooppish!!! Can you feel the corrective tone in Jesus voice here!?! Incredible rebuke!
Ladies, as long as we are earnestly seeking the Lord in all we say and do, in all humility and inline with the Word of God, there is NO reason the Lord cannot and would not use us for His Kingdom & glory! As Ruth said, "for such a time as this..." We are placed here and now, created by the Lord, called and chosen to serve in Love our amazing Daddy God! Let us then continue and not grow weary in well doing, nor let the enemy hinder our walk, work nor testimonies unto the Lord!
Gracious & Mighty Abba Father, we humbly and joyfully come into Your presence full of hope, joy and praise for using the base things of this world to confound the wise! We ask that You continue to open doors and prepare the hearts of those whom You will send across every God-fearing daughter of Yours! We ask and give all, seeking Your face and Will for our lives, in Jesus mighty & precious Holy name, amen!