From the Heart

In this Bible study, we spoke about something that was from the heart; our ministry to the Lord, and His ministry to us - a woman’s perspective. We do not see this picture anywhere else in the Bible except in the Gospels, and I think if we understood what that ministry looked like, it would be enough for us, spiritually speaking. The young woman, the married woman, and the widow are all there in the Gospels, which clearly shows us God’s heartbeat towards women.

In Luke 1:28, we read how God thinks about women, when the angel Gabriel comes to Mary saying, “Hail, thou that art highly favored, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.” In the following verse, Mary was troubled at this saying because she had a wrong estimation of herself. Often, as women, we can have the same thought pattern. Our picture of God is very much incorrect. Let God speak for Himself. Don’t let yourself, a man, or your friends speak for Him. Let God speak for Himself. It’s automatic. You are highly favored. When the angel Gabriel told Mary that she was going to bear the Son of God and that the Holy Spirit was going to come upon her, she never doubted but instead gave an incredible response, “Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word.”

As women, we are actually very spiritually gullible in the best sense of the word. We are willing to believe the impossible.

Some examples of women who had high degrees of faith, are Hannah, who prayed and believed she was going to have a son in 1 Samuel 1:17-18; Menoa’s wife who believed she was going to have Samson in Judges 13:22-23; Mary Magdalene, in John 20:1-15, who thought Christ was dead and missing from the tomb, but when she heard her name being called, she instantly knew it was Christ, risen from the dead. We have such power to believe the impossible. Don’t neglect that or push that down. It belongs to you. It encouraged the Lord that a woman, healed of evil spirits, would love Him; that the Syrophoenician woman would believe that Christ would be able to heal her daughter, even when she was seemingly pushed away; that the woman at the well would be a willing missionary, telling a whole town of people, though she was despised, mocked, and rejected, who Christ was.

We have the ability to touch God in such a way that He can’t help himself. Isn’t it interesting that God seems to know more about what we are willing to do when we are connected with Him? He seems to know more of our usefulness to the Kingdom and our value to Him than we know. That’s why we have to let God speak for God. We can’t speak to ourselves. We have to believe the complete healing, the complete impossible thing, and He completely accepts my touch.

This message was taken from the Monday night Bible study. If you would like to listen to the full message, click here.