Today's Christian Woman

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by Evangelist Doris Davenport-Lowry

The Bible is the world’s account of what was, what is and what will be. It is about God’s love for mankind and our struggle to respond to Him. Through the pages of the Good Book we discover the root of our worst sufferings and the nature of our deepest problems. It isn’t always easy to respond to God in a way that pleases Him and women have a unique history and set of challenges to overcome in our walk with Christ. Each of us, no matter what our background is represented in one way or another in the women of the Bible. From the beginning of time, through the Old and the New Testament, Women have played a major role in shaping history. Through a lively cast of characters: young, old, married, virgin, widowed, barren, wealthy, poor, professional, homemaker, prostitute, community leaders… we find all kinds of women playing a role in the building of God’s Kingdom.

If we traced the footprints of women throughout Bible history we would find footprints that represent courage, strength, leadership and initiative. We would also find those that represent weakness and manipulation. Whose footsteps will you follow, those that mark a tradition of sin or a tradition of salvation? Paul taught that tradition was not always a good thing, particularly when it negatively impacted those who were created in the image of God. Jesus confirmed this teaching by treating women as human beings and not as property, which was the tradition of His day. They both understood that there is neither male nor female in Christ Jesus. And yet each Christian has a purpose. As women it is our responsibility to discover and understand our role. Our roles are not different in the world and in the church. We have one role in all places and that is to be available to be used by God. We cannot be good Christians and poor citizens—shouting on Sunday and cussing on Monday. Paul taught Timothy the importance of practicing faith in our daily...
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