Prayer for week of August 5 – I Am A Woman
If you are ever tempted to think that your role is small, if you ever find your eternal vision lost between matching socks and refereeing children’s quarrels, if you are ever just tired and soul weary from the stuff life throws at you, remember this: Your place as a woman in the plan of God cannot be over-emphasized. It cannot be over-stated. Just as God offered the plan for redemption–Jesus!–through a woman, so still today God is offering His continued plans for healing the world through you.
We stumbled upon the following poem on a Bethel Redding podcast. These words, which are turning our perspectives inside out, are what we want to offer you today. Meditate on these things. And offer yourself to the Lord today.
I Am a Woman, by Christiana Maas
My willingness to carry life is a revenge –
the great rebuttal of every murder,
and every genocide.
I sustain humanity –
deep inside of me life grows;
I am death’s opposition.
I have pushed back the hand of darkness today
I have caused there to be a weakening tremor among the ranks
of those set on earths destruction.
a vibration that calls angels to attention
echoed throughout time;
our laughter threatened hell today.
I dine with the greats of God’s army –
I make their meals,
I tie their shoes.
I walk with greatness,
and when they were tired,
I carried them.
I’ve poured myself out for the cause today.
It’s finally quiet,
but life stirs inside of me –
The pulse of life
sends a constant reminder to both good and evil
that I’ve yielded myself to heaven
and now carry its dream.
has ever had such a privilege
nor any man.
I’m humbled by the honor;
I am great with destiny –
I birth the freedom fighters.
In the great war
I am the leader of the underground resistance.
I smile at the disguise of my troops,
surrounded by a host of warriors.
Destiny swirling – invisible yet tangible
and the anointing to alter history.
Our footsteps make our land for conquest,
we move undetected throughout the common places.
I was the barrier between evil and innocence.
I was a gatekeeper,
watching over the hope of mankind,
and no intruder trespassed.
There’s not an hour in the day or night
when I turn from my post.
The fierceness of my love is unmatched on the earth.
And because I smile instead of frown,
the world will know the power of grace.
Hope has feet –
it will run to the corners of the earth
because i stood up against destruction.
I am a woman
I am a mother.
I’m the keeper and sustainer of life
here on earth.
Heaven stands in honour of my mission.
No one else can carry my call.
I’m the daughter of Eve,
and Eve has been redeemed.
I am the opposition of death;
I am a woman.
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