A couple of weeks ago I shared with you the first part of the Women’s Ministries mission statement.
The part I focused on was
The inspiration must always come first. God will always speak through and to people’s hearts. Our passion for something is the most important part because if your heart is not changed in some way you will not move to action.
The second part of our mission statement is
Empowering women to find their God-potential”.
Empowering means just
simply to give official power to. Sounds easy to understand doesn’t it but there is so much more to it. God’s desire for us is that we be all that he has intended us to be. Upon salvation each of us is given at least one Spiritual Gift. That gift that He gives us is to be used for one thing and that is to edify the body of Christ. The power comes from the giver of the gift, Him. One of the goals of Women’s Ministries is to help the women in our churches to find that empowerment. It comes through Christ. As I have had the opportunity to visit a lot of churches in the past 5 months I have been blessed, and I must admit a little taken back, by the large amount of potential that I see in our churches and among our women’s groups.
A familiar passage of scripture to many of us is the Great Commission. We quote Matthew 28, 19 and 20 but many times leave out verse 18. This verse begins with
Jesus came and told the disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth.”
We know the rest of the passage gives the commission for all of us to follow. We are to go to all parts of the earth and make disciples, baptizing them, teaching them to obey all commands. Then the best part. I am with you always.
What better empowerment can we ask for than for our father to assure us that wherever we go and whatever we do He is with us always.
Let’s begin to first inspire. Share those stories of what God is doing on our mission fields and in our churches. After the inspiration begin to guide them in the empowerment. What part does God want them to play? A couple weeks ago I also shared with you that some are called to go but God intends for all of us to be senders.
Proverbs 17:9 says “We can make our plans, but God determines our steps.”
What steps does God have for you or your women’s group to take?