Hear from Erica:
BFF- Annual Celebration of Women
When God made the world, He called it good. After He created women, He called it very good. Think about that for a minute. The presence of women made everything God created even better. And women have sought to make everything better ever since. Once sin entered the world there was a whole lot of junk to fix.
But sometimes as women, while we want to make everything better, we forget about ourselves. We are so busy figuring out how everyone else could make better choices, live better lives, and become happier or healthier, we continue to stay stuck in our own cycles that are not even good, let alone very good. Let’s be honest, some of our choices are very bad and things are not getting better at all.
I think the word God used for women tells us a lot about our strengths and our weaknesses. God called women “helper” but not like an extra that pitches in when needed, it’s actually a military term, meaning to rescue or save. It depicts a mighty warrior coming to fight. God calls Himself by this same word over sixteen times in Scripture. It’s a heroic term. God called women warriors!
Our heart as women is to rescue and save, but we can become so busy coming to the aid of helping our family members, our kids, or others fight their battles, we don’t see where we ourselves are bleeding to death.
I’m not suggesting we become selfish. I’m expecting you to tend to your own wounds. No warrior enters a battlefield with brokenness or infection. They receive the care they need before returning to the front lines to fight. BFF is the place of healing that forces you to pause and assess where you can get better. It’s the place where you become reminded that God rescues you and fights for you so you can be strengthened and ready to face the battles of life.
You were created to be mighty. Not a victim. You are meant to help others. But you need to let God heal your brokenness. He will help you fight your battles. Will you allow Him to rescue you?
Deuteronomy 33:26-26 NLT “There is no one like the God of Israel.
He rides across the heavens to help you,
across the skies in majestic splendor.
The eternal God is your refuge,
and his everlasting arms are under you.
He drives out the enemy before you;
he cries out, ‘Destroy them!’