Today's interview feature comes from Felicity Dale of Simplychurch.com, where she writes about house churches and the role of women within the Kingdom of God. May her insights on Deborah and what we, as modern women of God, can learn from her bless you as you read.
WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE WOMAN OF THE BIBLE AND WHY? WHAT WOULD YOU SAY THAT MODERN WOMEN CAN LEARN FROM HER?
Deborah because she did not hold back from being a warrior and a leader of the nation. Over the years, I've been in many situations where I've needed to engage in spiritual warfare and have seen God step in on my behalf many times. I've had to learn how to put my spiritual armor on and how to fight, often for hours at a time, to see a spiritual victory.
Christian women can often either think of themselves as or be portrayed as "the weaker sex" but Deborah was a strong; victorious woman who willingly went into battle. She knew how to fight. As women, we too can be strong with "our hands trained for battle".
Deborah and Barak worked together, demonstrating that men and women can work together arm in arm for Jesus' Kingdom. She was also a prophet who wisely led the nation., showing that, as women, we too can hear from God and influence many others.
PLEASE FINISH THE SENTENCE: I AM A CHRISTIAN WOMAN WHO IS…
I am a Christian woman who is "desirous of knowing Jesus more and more”
PLEASE FINISH THE SENTENCE: I AM A CHRISTIAN WOMAN WHO IS NOT…
I am a Christian woman who is not content with the status quo.
ANY FINAL WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT?
God is using women all around the world. Women are rising up (not in a rebellious but in a humble, godly way) to work alongside the men to fulfill the Great Commission. I know women, for example, in India, who are responsible for starting more than 2000 churches. I know of women in the Middle East who are leading churches and training others. In China, around 80% of the leadership is women.