Saturday, March 9, 2024

Women's International Day!

 “Charm is deceptive and beauty fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised”. ~ Proverbs 31:30

Today all around the world they celebrate “Women's Day”. Women's day was a result of several socialist movements, which demanded voting conditions. While countries across the world have since celebrated the day, its roots go much further. According to the UNs official website, the first National Woman's day was first observed in the United States on February 28, 1909.  “In 1908 garment workers strike in New York, where women protested against working conditions”. Around 15,000 women marched that day for shorter hours of work, better pay and voting rights, the International Women's Day (IWD).  As early as 1848, Americans Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott staged the first woman's rights convention in New York. International Women's Day is rooted in womens centuries old struggle to participate in society on an equal footing with men. The first woman according to the bible was created in Genesis 2-3 by the name of Eve. The name Eve comes from the Hebrew word chavah, which means “the living” or “life”. She was the mother of all living (Genesis 3:20). Eve was made in God's image, just as Adam was too (Genesis 1:27).  Eve was the mother of Cain and Abel and Seth and other sons and daughters. Eve was the first woman, the first wife, and the first mother in the world. Eve lived in the garden with her husband Adam. Unfortunately, Eve gave into temptation to eat the forbidden tree. She was deceived by the serpent. “For Adam was formed first, then Eve, and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor”. The serpent sowed doubt in Eve's mind by telling her “You will not certainly die”. The enemy uses these schemes to paralyze many women and makes them believe that they can be better without God. Eve took the fruit and ate it and then gave some to her husband, Adam, who also ate. Women need to be more full of the Holy Spirit and not be ignorant and think that Satan will just stay still. Since the beginning we see how he hated women. His intentions were and are to destroy women. He is a liar. Death came to the human race as a result of what Eve was tricked into doing to Adam's subsequent choice of sin.  

God multiplied Eve's pain in childbearing, He pronounced that the relationship between man and women would be characterized by conflict. “To the woman he said, “I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing, in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be contrary to your husband, but he shall rule over you”. To, Adam said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate the fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, “You must not eat from it” “Cursed is the ground because of you through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life”. But here is God's good news, women. “ and I will put enmity between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed; he shall bruise your head and you shall bruise his heel”.

I understand that many are the affliction of women. But the Lord promised to be with us until the end. Remember that you are chosen. God loves you and he has inscribed you on the palms of his hands. Never doubt your value to God as a woman. Jesus loves you and created you strong and with purpose. You are God's masterpiece and plan from the beginning. So what does God really think about women? Jesus, delivered women from diseases and set them free from spiritual darkness. Jesus taught in places women were present. Jesus invited Mary Magdalene to join his ministry. The Apostle Paul wrote: “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus' '. You are never less than a woman. Jesus was willing to break cultural rules to prove anything. Today in “Butterfly by Grace '' Mommy & Daughter Blog”  I like for you women to take a moment and think of what Jesus thinks about you. How do you see yourself? Remember, Jesus loves you. I like to encourage you to stay focused. Celebrate all your success. Love yourself and fear God overall. God has made you special with a talent to keep fighting the good fight. Lets pray,

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