EVERY WOMAN HAS A MINISTRY

Matthew 27:55 -56 MANY WOMEN were there, watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to CARE FOR HIS NEEDS. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary, the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee’s sons.

We live in the era of GENDER EQUALITY. Women, just like men want to be recognized as equal partners and players in the development of our societies. And while this century has given women the opportunity to prove themselves in different fields, there is a place for the woman which has not changed over the years. Yes, each woman no matter what they are professionally has a MINISTRY. And this is every more true for the CHRISTIAN WOMAN. Below are just but a few ministry callings in the bible which are still relevant and necessary for today’s woman.

PRAYER INTERCESSOR – Luke 23:27-28 A large number of people followed him, including WOMEN who mourned and wailed for him. Jesus turned and said to them, “DAUGHTERS OF JERUSALEM, do not weep for me; WEEP FOR YOURSELVES AND FOR YOUR CHILDREN.

MINISTRY FINANCIERS – Luke 8:2-3 And also some WOMEN, who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdelene) from whom seven demons had come out; Joanna the wife of Chuza, the manager of Herod’s househols; Susanna; and many others. These women were HELPING TO SUPPORT THEM OUT OF THEIR OWN MEANS.

HOSPITALITY – Matthew 8:14-15 When Jesus came into Peter’s house, he saw Peter’s mother-in-law lying in bed with fever. He touched her hand and and the fever left her, and she got up and BEGAN TO WAIT ON HIM.

GENEROUS – Acts 9:36 In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which, when translated, is Dorcas), who was always DOING GOOD AND HELPING THE POOR.

TEACHERS – 2:3-5 Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to TEACH WHAT IS GOOD. They they can TRAIN THE YOUNGER WOMEN to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind and to be subject to their husbands, so that no-one will malign the word of God.

CHILDBEARING – 1 Timothy 2:13-15 For Adam was formed first, then Eve. And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner. But WOMEN will be saved through CHILDBEARING _ if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.

As a Christian woman, do you think God has a ministry for you? What is your ministry? Remember: A minister is simply ‘a person who attends to the NEEDS of others.’ That’s what the women did as they followed Jesus to the cross.

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10 thoughts on “EVERY WOMAN HAS A MINISTRY

  1. Great post on women in Ministry!! I love your break down of women and some of their gifts in the bible.

    I am definitely a woman who wants to be ministry. My passion is for speaking and teaching. I love teaching others about thought provoking ideals and life challenges.

    God has plans!

    Blessings back to you!

  2. I once heard someone say, “if you have a testimony, you have a ministry.” I like that. I certainly qualify. My “ministry” is being part of the Great Commission… a “truth-teller” of God’s amazing grace and witness in my life and of pointing others to his truth so that they might know him more fully.

    I get a bit weary with “roles”, yet I see them as necessary as they pertain to our giftings. Gender holds little relevance for me, as long as the heart is in the right place.

    peace~elaine

  3. Don’t forget Priscilla (Romans 16:3). The early church recognized her as a powerful preacher and an apostle.

    Or what about Philip’s four daughters who were prophetesses (Acts 21:9).

    There is no doubt in my mind that the Lord can use a woman as much as He uses a man…especially Kenyan women who live in Poland.

    God bless you.

    • Thank you for the additions. Yes, Priscilla can’t be overlooked. Hope the readers will also do their own homework on the women in ministry. And, God can and is using a woman…to take nations!

      Blessings.

  4. Hi Gladwell! How are you? I was being challenged for a little while; but hope in God sustained me; it was my anchor. Praise Him!

    Thank you so much for pushing my thoughts and reminding us all of the many callings of God.

    I couldn’t help but be reminded of Ephesians 4: 11 which says:

    And he gave some apostles and some prophets; and some evangelists and some pastors and some teachers; (v12)…For the perfecting of the saints for the work of the ministry for the edifying of the body of Christ.. (and the scriptures that follow are blessed! 1 Corin 12 says more as well.

    The bible clearly says that we are all ministers and I love the definitions in Webster’s 1828 Dictionary ( some listed below) for the word minister: ” 1. To afford supplies; to give things needful; to supply the means of relief; to relieve.

    When saw we thee hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

    Matt.25.

    2. To give medicines.

    Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased?

    In this sense, we commonly use administer.”

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    I totally agree that it is clearly biblical that God uses us (women) in the ministry in these last days being critical; and we can see where you have showed us that Jesus used women (who proved to be quick to believe and walk in faith) …and it does prove true that God “is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him”; as we now see women used throughout the earth in the Five-fold ministry!

    Again Gladwell, an excellent article of great historic and bible based significance. It Blessed and inspired me! Love E

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