Some years after having my four wonderful children, I was listening to a radio program about healing after abortion. I never had an abortion, but I had five, perhaps six miscarriages. I had never thought much about my miscarriages because I understood and still do the verse in Job 21 that says, “The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised.” However, on this day, one of the comments in the discussion caught my attention. It had to do with asking God to reveal the name of the baby since he knew the baby before the foundations of the world. I turned off the radio and began praying for the LORD to reveal the names of my miscarried babies.
Whether we attain to God’s high calling does not depend on our circumstances: what kind of husband we have, how many children we have, how great we feel physically, what kind of personality we have, what our living conditions are, or even what kind of background we have. God is not a respecter of persons. However, attaining to the high calling of motherhood does depend upon the quality of our relationship with Jesus.
What comes to your mind when you think of a crown? Something hiding in the closet collecting dust? Hardly. We immediately picture something glorious; something very beautiful to behold. Almost unconsciously we envision the honor, dignity, and power which a crown represents. Try to imagine a crown of pure gold, inset with thousands of diamonds and hundreds of pearls. Wouldn’t it be beautiful? Now think of a woman who is ‘made of pure gold.’
by Kary Martin The Heartbeat of the Remnant, December 1998 Christian women readily admit that it is not God’s will for them to be the head of the home. Does that mean that their lives have little impact on their families because they aren’t in the ‘driver’s seat’? What is the role of a woman…