I want to share with you critical times when God used women on the earth. I submit to you He chose a woman at those times because He wanted a woman on that assignment. It was not because there wasn’t a man around. God uses all of His people to accomplish His assignment to “rule all that moves on the earth”. He used a woman held in captivity, Esther, to save her nation (Esther 1-10). A woman, Jael, killed Sisera, a military leader with 900 chariots and a huge army (Judges 5:21). God used Deborah to judge His nation Israel (Judges 4-5). When Jesus revealed Himself to the Samaritan woman she likely became one of the first evangelists and told her whole city about Jesus, the Christ (John 4:39-42). When Jesus rose from the dead He appeared first to two women (Matthew 28:1). He had those women go and tell the others (Matthew 28:10). It was a businesswoman, Lydia, who was known as a worshiper of God whose home was a place of prayer in her community (Acts 16:14-16a).
The Word tells us that a woman builds her house up or tears it down (Prov. 14:1). And last, but surely not least, the Proverbs 31 woman is one amazing woman. What is her secret, and likely the “secret” of all the women God finds He is able to use to bless His people? It is fear of the Lord, which is not fear as in afraid of a snake. Rather it is an awesome reverence of our God. You see, “Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised, Give her the product of her hands, and let her works, praise her in the gates” (Proverbs 31:30-31).
Ladies, let’s not hold back…..get to the front lines……and in obedience, reverence, and praise of our Lord…..tend the garden where you have been planted; build up your household, never tear it down; take down the enemy who comes against the destiny God has prepared for those you love; evangelize a nation; start a prayer movement; tell all those you can find that………Jesus is alive!!