The Zealous Woman: The Christian who Ministers

Luke 8:1-3 . “And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him, 2. And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils, 3. And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance”

Women have always been involved and played significant roles during the earthly ministry of our Lord Jesus. This stand has never changed. Women are still very important vessels in the hands of the Lord.

Women are Beautiful in the hands of God for His use and His glory.

To be Zealous :

  1. This means feeling or showing strong and energetic support for a person or for a cause : filled with zeal: {which means great energy or effort in the pursuit of something}
  2. To be Zealous also means a strong feeling of interest and enthusiasm that makes someone very eager or determined to do something
  3. To be Zealous is a Christian grace, which must be grounded on right principles and directed to the right ends – Galatians 4:18
  4. This means a Christian Woman who has zeal for the things of God according to the right principles of God directed to the right ends.

The Christian Woman : 

  1. First and foremost the Christian woman is a daughter of God, born of God – John 1:12-13 “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” 
  2. The Christian Woman is one who has the Spirit of God dwelling in her and led by Him John 3: 6. ” That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.”    Romans 8: 14 ” For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” 
  3. A Christian woman has a daily walk with God, trusting & believing in Him and building a relationship with God
  4. A Christian Woman is one who the life of Christ in her reflects in her relationship with her family and with others.

To Minister: 

  1. Simply means to serve; while a minister means a servant.
  2.  All Christians are meant to be Ministers who serve God and others with what God has given to them. .
  3. Jesus taught his disciples how to serve and not to lord over others. – Luke 22: 25-27 “And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve. For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.”

Substance: 

  1. A fundamental or characteristic part or quality
  2.  The most important or essential part of something or the Real, something great
  3.  The quality of being dependable or stable

The Christian Woman ministers with her God-given Substances 

1. She Ministers with The Life of Christ in her – 

  1. The greatest substance that a Christian woman has is the New life given to her.
  2. The Christian Woman has the life of Christ – 2 Corinthians 5:17. “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” 
  3.  Zealousness in the Old nature cannot please God that is why He gave us his life. A New  life.
  4. You cannot do the things of God in the old nature. Let your zeal and passion be from and in the New nature. You have a new life. Gal 5:19-21 speaks of the old nature

2. She Ministers with Her Family – 

  1. A Christian woman is meant to serve God with her family. God made the woman a builder, to build a people for His glory and His use.
  2. The Christian Woman is very Zealous when it comes to her family.
  3. She raises a godly and strong family. She is always on her knees {the first and best way to start building her family and home}
  4. She builds a family that is a blessing to the Church and the society.   Proverbs 14: 1. “Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.”  {She is not building the walls of her house but her family}
  5. Hannah understood and promised to raise a child that would serve the Lord if given one {At the time God needed a priest & prophet in His presence}
  6. Abraham taught his children and God trusted him. – Gen 18:19
  7. Your family is a great substance from the Lord that you have to build them to be a blessing to the world.

3. She Ministers with Her Time – 

  1. The Christian Woman understands that time is a blessing to her.
  2. She understands that how she spends her time is more important than how she spends her money.   John 9: 4. “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.” 
  3. The Christian Woman with Zeal for the things of God will not waste her own time neither will she allow others to waste her time.
  4. The virtuous woman of Proverbs 31 is described as a great manager of time. With her time she served God, served her husband, served her children, gave time for her business and was successful in all.
  5. Women are multi-tasking in nature. We are not lazy. Women were important in the ministry of Jesus and we are still very important for Him today.
  6. Use your time wisely because time wasted can never be recovered back.

4. She Ministers with Her gifts, Talents and her work – 

  1. Every Christian is endowed with gifts and talents – Romans 12: 5-8
  2. Proverbs 31: 24. “She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. 25. Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.”
  3. Discover your gift and your passion and be a blessing with it.

5. She Ministers with Her Money – 

Proverbs 31:16.   ” She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. “

20 “She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.” 

  1. The Virtous woman is not a liability to her husband or those around rather she is a blessing.
  2. She works very hard to make her own money and spends it wisely.
  3. She knows how to give. She gives to the work of God, and gives to bless others.

How She Ministers with her Substance  –

1.As unto the Lord – Colossians 3: 23. “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men” 

Ephesians 6: 7. “With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:” 

Whatever we do for the Lord must be done born out of Love.

2. In the Love of God –   Hebrews 6: 10.  “For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.” 

3. With the Spirit of God – 1 Corinthians 12: 7. “But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.” 

4. In humility – James 4: 6. “But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.” 

Ephesians 5: 22. “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord” 

Prayers – :

1. Lord help me to be faithful with all you to me to the glory of your name in Jesus mighty name

2. I receive the wisdom to build my home for your glory in Jesus name

3. I declare that My family and I are for signs and wonders.

Are you blessed by His Word? Or you can share your view on how to serve with all God gives to us!

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