Monday Morning Inspiration

Monday Morning Inspiration

Good Morning My Beautiful Link Sisters.
I hope and pray that your day is off to an amazing start. First, let me say what an amazing event we had yesterday! The speakers actually depicted how women and girls can influence and impact each other.
I found that the theme for this year’s Women’s History Month is “Women Providing Healing and Promoting Hope.” What an awesome theme! As I began to pen my thoughts, I thought about an article that I found and it is so on point. I decided that it is a great article to share with you because of what it says about who women are.
“The 2022 Women’s History theme, “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope,” is both a tribute to the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during this ongoing pandemic and also a recognition of the thousands of ways that women of all cultures have provided both healing and hope throughout history. Women as healers harken back to ancient times. Healing is the personal experience of transcending suffering and transforming it to wholeness. The gift of hope spreads light to the lives of others and reflects a belief in the unlimited possibilities of this and future generations. Together, healing and hope are essential fuels for our dreams and our recovery. This year, in particular, we are reminded of the importance of healers and caregivers who are helping to promote and sustain hope for the future. The NWHA encourages communities throughout the country to honor local women who bring and have historically brought these priceless gifts to their families, workplaces, and neighborhoods, sometimes at great sacrifice. These are the women who, as counselors and clerics, artists and teachers, doctors, nurses, mothers, and grandmothers listen, ease suffering, restore dignity, and make decisions for our general as well as our personal welfare. Women have long advocated for compassionate treatments and new directions in public health and in women’s mental and physical health. Women have also historically led the way in mending divisions, healing wounds, and finding peaceful solutions. This timeless work, in so many ways and in addition to so many other tasks, has helped countless individuals in our communities recover and follow their dreams. The 2022 theme proudly honors those who, in both public and private life, provide healing and promote hope for the betterment of all.” This article actually depicts all that we are and the important roles that we play in the lives of others. The following are several well-known Biblical Women. Which one or how many resonate the most with you? Mary of Nazareth Mary’s significant role in Scripture is widely known: Mary of Nazareth is the mother of Jesus. She gave birth to the savior of the world when she was just a teenager. The angel Gabriel told her of the unique role she would play in God’s story and, while this certainly was frightening, Mary bravely embraced her calling and bore for all of humanity the savior of the world Ruth the Moabite Ruth the Moabite played a significant role in the coming of Jesus. After her husband died, she followed her mother-in-law Naomi to her homeland in Israel, where she met Boaz. They would become the great grandparents of King David and eventually propagate the lineage of the messiah. Ruth faced great tribulation as a woman in an ancient context with no protection. But she boldly followed Naomi to the land of Israel, devoted herself to the Lord, and played a critical role in the victory of God over sin and death through her everyday faithfulness in the face of impossible circumstances.
Mary Magdalene Mary Magdalene is often misunderstood. She was a faithful follower of Jesus. After Jesus healed her, she ventured alongside him in his ministry, meeting his needs and encouraging the disciples, eventually bearing witness to his crucifixion and burial.
Deborah Deborah was the only named female judge during this time. She aggressively pulled on the moral bridle of Israel to return to the worship of the one true God and ruthlessly purified the nation of those evil actors who were interested in keeping Israel spiritually complacent and under slavery to the Canaanites.
Miriam Miriam was a prophetess and Moses’s older sister. She helped to save Moses when he was only an infant. Moses’s mother left him in a basket to protect him from being murdered by Pharaoh due to his being a Jewish baby. When Pharaoh’s daughter found Moses and had mercy on him. Miriam devoted herself to Pharaoh’s daughter in order to raise him so that they could remain together. We can credit Miriam with instilling Moses with a devotion to the Lord that manifested itself in later days, which enabled his openness to divine encounter with the one true God and his moral conscience which guided Israel all the way to the promised land.
Sarah Sarah was a strong woman of the bible. She was Abraham’s wife and served as an example of the fact that God always keeps his promises. When God promised Abraham he would bear a son, despite Sarah’s inability to bear children, Sarah gave birth to Isaac when she was 90-years old.
There are others and I am sure that we have all either read about them or heard their names in messages. Let’s continue to follow these examples and demonstrate faithfulness, face suffering, and handle issues in the manner that we know would be pleasing to God. These biblical women represent not only the kind of bravery to which all Christians are called in the face of suffering, but they also depict a uniquely powerful purpose that God has chosen for us to achieve His plan which would otherwise be impossible.
Join me in saying that “we are women who provide healing and promote hope.” We are the women of The Birmingham Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. Our names might not be in the Bible but trust me God knows our name, so let’s pray and ask Him to fill us up until we overflow so that we can continue to positively impact the lives of many.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKWkYxikygQ Tasha Cobbs – Fill Me Up / Overflow (Medley) [Live] – YouTube Official Video for “Fill Me Up” / “Overflow” (Medley/Live) by Tasha Cobbs Leonard taken from the album Jesus Saves Get Tasha Cobbs Leonard’s Latest Album Her… www.youtube.com Love you all. Have an amazing and very blessed week! Link Stephanie
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