Today's interview comes from the amazing S'ambrosia of From Kansas to Kenya with Love- where she blogs about her experience of moving to Kenya to minister with her (Kenyan) husband, despite being an African-American woman born and bred in Kansas.
I find her writing and honesty about navigating this dynamic, as well as marriage/life in general, so refreshing- and her contribution today is no different. With that being said, read on as S'ambrosia discusses why Abigail is her favourite woman of the Bible and what we, as modern Christian women, can learn from her.
Who is your favourite woman of the Bible and why? What would you say that modern women can learn from her?
My favourite woman of the Bible is probably Abigail (who can be found in 1st Samuel 25). She demonstrated true discernment and caught the eyes of the king because of her actions. I believe God has given women the gift of discernment, and when we use that gift to seek justice or to serve others, it catches the attention of our King.
Please finish the sentence: I am a Christian woman who is…
I am a Christian woman who is pursuing her calling and discovering God’s strength within with each and every step she takes.
Please finish the sentence: I am a Christian woman who is not…
I am a Christian woman who is not afraid of change.
Any final words of encouragement?
Everything you do is worship unto the Lord. When you clean up after your kids, that is servanthood in action. It is an extension of the second commandment- to love your neighbour as yourself. Whenever you begin to feel like what you’re doing doesn’t matter or even if you feel like you’re not as close to God as you used to be, remember that when you serve others, you serve God. And that is worship.
Related: An Interview with Jolynn on Abigail