It’s International Women’s Day today. This is a political day borne out of the demand that women should reach equality with men in the workplace. On March 8, 1857, garment workers in New York City marched and picketed, demanding improved working conditions, a ten hour day, and equal rights for women.
God speaks to my heart. While the world fights, argues and an entire political movement demands – I AM that I AM. In Christ alone is perfect equality. His Word says it all – “For you are all one in Christ”. (Galatians 3:28) What the world wants to fight for I AM the One who has already made it so for My people.
Oh beloved, rejoice! You are living in the most wonderful time of History! In these last days God is pouring out His Spirit on ALL FLESH! That includes you! You come behind in no gifting. You aren’t lagging in your calling. You aren’t just abiding in Christ you are thriving in Him! There is so much you can participate in and live in as a strong, mighty, powerful woman of God! You can celebrate being you! Your destiny is more than just the courageous acts of your past – though you have lived through much. Though you saw hardships, sorrow, troubles and more. God is lifting you out of those things – because they belong in the past! It’s a new day! It’s a day filled with the hope and promise of the Resurrection! It’s a new day full of the truth of God’s Word!
Regardless of how anyone feels about your gender or any other identification of you in the flesh – God says beloved, mighty, princess, daughter, co-laborer, blessed, anointed and appointed! It’s not time to brag, but it is time to walk in the Truth that’s always been in God’s heart for you! This is no light thing! When you pray to the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth, He hears your prayers! And though He is far above all Kings of the earth, He answers you. As a woman, you are in perfect position to worship, praise, petition and receive from God all the fullness of life in Christ! You don’t have to picket, argue, or persuade – you just abide. In abiding in Christ you access all the virtues of your faith life. Refresh yourself in God’s promises by running to His Book of Love and read! You were created to be a magnificent display of God’s Glory and you shine with the light of the One who called you out of darkness into His Marvelous Light! You never have to fight flesh and blood because the zeal of God consumes you and your destiny includes pouring out His power and love everywhere you go whether you are in the prayer closet or the board room – His Spirit is within you to achieve His will in every area you are in!
God loves you and He’s for you! No day of the year can make you what God has already done for you! Even if things seem unequal you are not behind, you are not left out. You are going forth this day with renewed fervor and spiritual ardor as you live and move in the Light of His Wonderful Word!
Galatians 3:26-27 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. NIV
John 6:63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.
Isaiah 58:11 And the LORD will continually guide you, And satisfy your desire in scorched places, And give strength to your bones; And you will be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water whose waters do not fail.
John 15:7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
Isaiah 33:6 He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the LORD is the key to this treasure. NIV