Exodus 6:23 reveals that Moses’ sister-in-law’s name was Elisheba (or Elisheva) which translates as "God is my oath". As women of purpose, this is important to know for 2 main reasons- all of which I shared on my Facebook page this week via the (live) video below.
I almost called this post. “How to be used by God (passed Easter)” because I feel like we can find it really easy to share the gospel during festive periods such as:
Christmas and so on
But then struggle to do so when all the hype is over; in our every day lives. Can you relate, lovely?
Well, the female donkey that Jesus rode into Jerusalem gives us 5 simple steps to overcoming this and making it happen- all of which I shared on my Facebook page this week via the (live) video below.
Matthew 21:1-9 tells the story of Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey just before His death. In verse 8-9, we are told that when the people Jerusalem saw Him they:
“spread their clothes on the road… cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road. [They also] cried out, saying: ‘Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!’”
The branches that the people used were from palm trees- hence the reason why we celebrate this day as “Palm Sunday”.
Often, when I’ve heard this story told from the point of view of the donkey, one of the things that’s brought up is how lucky she was to have carried Jesus (yes, according to Matthew 21:2, the donkey was female).
But, if I’m honest, when I read it I started thinking about the fact that:
As much as carrying Jesus could have been considered the epitome of her donkey career- He was still a weight
Her greatest success was also a great burden and so-
It costs to have a calling on your life
I was also able to extract 5 lessons that she teaches us, as modern women, about how to handle this effectively. I shared all of this and more on my Facebook page this week via the (live) video below.
So if you follow me on Facebook and Instagram, lovely, you would have seen that I was named 1 of 101 Women of Influence! Receiving this honour also got me thinking about what it means to be a woman of influence from a Biblical perspective, especially because:
God promotes us so that we can ultimately promote Him
Every God-sized vision is going to require a team (so you will need to know how to go about being influential so that others will help make your vision a reality)
When I started to think about the how or the blueprint to becoming a woman of influence, I found myself back in Exodus 2 because Miriam and Pharaoh’s Daughter displayed the very definition of “influence”- which is:
“The action or process of producing effects on the actions, behaviour, opinions etc of another or others”
I shared all of this and more via the (live) video below.
So last week, lovely, we explored Jochebed (Moses’ mother) and what she had to teach us about how to faith it til you make it.
In this post, we’ll be diving deeper into her story so that we can uncover what the events of her life show us about:
Why it’s important to protect your dreams (especially in the early stages of when God has revealed them to you)
The 3-step process to protecting them so that they can become manifest, allowing you to speak up, step out and shine as the woman of God that He ordained you to be.
I shared all of this and more on my Facebook page this week via the (live) video below.
So we’ve been doing a lot of talking about Rachel and Leah in the last few weeks, haven’t we lovely? With a particular emphasis on what they teach us about how our pasts can negatively influence us with goal setting. For example, setting goals with the wrong intentions/why or making “God’s word of no effect” by holding on to “tradition”.
The past can also keep us in bondage if we refuse to forgive ourselves for past mistakes, failures or lifestyle choices so that we can become the women of God that He ordained us to be. But never fear, lovely! Asenath (Rachel’s daughter-in-law) has much to teach us about the 4 step process of forgiving ourselves and moving forward so that we can avoid all that jazz (and much more!)- all of which I shared on my Facebook page this week via the (live) video below.
A few years ago, I wrote about the fact that- aside from celebrating Jesus- Christmas is a huge reminder to share our gifts with the world. Not sure how, lovely? Well, here’s a hint:
The most effective way to share your gifts with the world is by walking in God’s purpose for your life.
I elaborated on the 5 whys, wherefores and more of all of this on my Facebook page this week via the (live) video below.