March 14, 2016

Girls in the Wild - Verse of the Week

Are you well? I hope so. I am just coming off of an intense week and a half of being up at 5am almost every morning and serving my tooshy off at a women's conference held at my church.

Exhausted? Yes. Brain-fogged? Yes. Overwhelmed with thankfulness at what I get to be a part of and sit under? Yes. Excited for this week's verse of the week? You bet here it is:

Many of you have probably heard the story of Ruth before. If not here is a quick recap:

Naomi is a widow with two sons who are married to Ruth and Orpha. Her two sons die and leave her daughters-in-law widows as well. They are traveling back to their home town where they have heard God is blessing the people with an abundance of food.Here is where we pick up the story.

When you have heard of this story, you have probably heard about how Ruth's obedience led her to the man God had for her. Or, how Ruth's dedication to people (Naomi) led her into God's provision for her life (Boaz).

All awesome points, but I want to go in a different direction with it- SISTERHOOD {:I mean I just came off of a week and a half at a women's conference can you expect anything less?:}

Some of you are probably tempted to stop reading right now thinking....I may be a girl but I don't even really like them! Trust me I have been there and you probably have said some of the things I have said: "guys are just chill, no drama," OR "Girls can be so mean and the guys could care less if I match, my nails are painted, or my roots need colored!" Yes?

Well here is a crazy idea....God created women to be in connection and relationship with other women. Crazy idea huh? But here is the kicker: if it wasn't true why would the enemy try so hard to keep Gods women at odds with each other?

We live in a wild might even say we are "Girls in the Wild." Life can be crazy wild sometimes as it throws us loops, turns, and downhill drops faster than your favorite roller coaster. 

You can bet your fanny pack {:and you should because there are some things that should NEVER come back in style:}, life was pretty wild for Naomi and Ruth in this story. Poor Naomi had lost both her sons and her husband and Ruth had lost her husband. But in the midst of hardship and circumstances that were just plain sucky Ruth recognized that she needed Naomi more than ever. They needed each other. They needed SISTERHOOD.

I wonder what our worlds would look like if we chose to encourage the women in our worlds rather than criticize them. What if we reached out a hand of hope and help instead of just taking pity on them? What if each woman in your world realized her potential and started encouraging others to do the same instead of looking at one another as competition? 

I honestly don't know exactly what would happen, but I know that God is waiting for it to happen and will release something amazing on the Earth through his UNITED daughters when it does.

"If ever there comes a time when the women of the world come together purely and simply for the benefit of mankind it will be a force such as the world has never known."
~Matthew Arnold~

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1 comment:

  1. Very well written! I've learned only within the last few years how important sisterhood and deep friendship is. And I treasure it because it's special.


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