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Woman Evolve: Break Up with Your Fears and Revolutionize Your Life by Sarah Jakes Roberts

Dear Reader: 

Woman Evolve is a book that is written by Sarah Jakes Roberts. The book is about the role of women in Christianity and the evolution of women over time. The author discusses her own journey as a woman and how she has evolved over time.

The author talks about how Eve was originally created to be subservient to Adam but through the years, Eve has gained more power and control over her life. She also talks about how God has been evolving as well, with His thoughts on what women should do evolving with time.

The book also talks about how there are still many issues that need to be addressed such as the wage gap between men and women, sexual harassment in the workplace, and sexual abuse in general.

In Woman Evolve, author and pastor Sarah Jakes Roberts shares her thoughts on how faith has shaped her life. From being a woman to overcoming adversity and finding a purpose in life, this memoir discusses what it’s like to grow up in the church and how one becomes a woman of God. Woman Evolve is also a beautifully written memoir that tells the story of Sarah’s life. The book opens with a brief description of what it was like to grow up in the church and how she came to find herself as a woman through conversations with her pastor parents. As she continues on, she shares her struggles and triumphs that brought herself to this point in life, where she has found peace through faith—even when surrounded by chaos.

If you haven’t read this book, I hope this encourages you to pick it up. If you’ve already read this book, how has reading it helped you? 

The Story of Deborah

Dear Reader, 

I would like to end Women’s History Month with the story of Deborah:the judge, the military leader, and the prophet. The Book of Judges even describes her as a “mother of Israel” but it can be assumed that this is a title as there is no mention of her actual children. I just want to take a deeper look into the characterizations of Deborah and what that could mean for us, as women.

THE JUDGE

What is most interesting about Deborah’s story is that she was called a judge before she called Barak to war. People came to her to resolve disputes: she was–what can be described in modern day terms —a mediator. She would just sit under a palm tree and help people. 

Maybe you’re called to resolve some minor disputes that are happening around you… as a woman of God. As a woman who can hear and discern the voice of God, maybe you can help. 

Maybe you’re just being called to stop stirring the pot. I love gossip, I mean wow do I love to know the tea about everyone and everything, but that aint biblical. People’s business should only be in your mouth if you are praying in your prayer closet and talking to God about helping them find a solution. 

THE MILITARY LEADER

Another interesting aspect of Deborah’s story is how Deborah became a military leader. Barak was the military leader for the Israelites at this time. His army was something like 10,000 in number. Because Deborah was attuned to the voice of God she told Barak, commanded him- in the authority God had given her- to go to war with his army. Barak was nervous about going to war and he said he wouldn’t do it unless Deborah came with. (Judges 4:8)

Barak put Deborah in position because he needed support. Maybe you need support. Maybe you need to call in backup in your life right now and the backup is divinely ordained to see you through this season. 

THE PROPHETESS

The real reason any of this happened, is because Deborah was attuned to the voice of God. Today too many things distract us from the voice of God. It’s very hard to discern if that was God or the debate on twitter that triggered the next desire in your spirit. 

What is most interesting is that Deborah’s prophetess-ness was different from the priests of the day. Biblical scholars say that she didn’t go make sacrifices. God just talked to her and she shared what she heard (leading worship and preaching). 

Maybe you are called right now to draw nigh to God so he will draw nigh to you… so you can be attuned to his voice. I’m not say you’re going to be a prophet or dream dreams and see visions… but maybe someone is waiting on you to be the hands and feet of God, which you can only be after you hear from Him. 

Women in Church Leadership: The Brief History and Its Impact on the Church

Dear Reader, 

The church has been around for centuries, and during that time, women have not been allowed to hold leadership positions. This is a topic that has been debated for many years, and the church is starting to see the benefits of having women in leadership roles. In this blog post, we will discuss the brief history of women in church leadership and its impact on the church today. We will also explore how the church would benefit from having women in leadership positions!

Discuss the brief history of women in church leadership, from biblical times to the present day

Despite the many obstacles women have faced, they have continued to contribute to the church in significant ways. Today, there are more opportunities than ever for women to serve in leadership roles in the church. While there is still much progress to be made, we can take heart from the examples of courageous women throughout history who have paved the way for us.

The Bible mentions several notable women who played important roles in ministry and leadership. For example, Deborah was a judge and prophetess who led Israelites into battle. Huldah was a prophetess who helped Josiah reform Judah’s worship practices. And Priscilla was an influential teacher of early Christians.

Today, there are many opportunities for women to serve in leadership roles in the church. While there is still much progress to be made, we can take heart from the examples of courageous women throughout history who have paved the way for us. As we continue working towards equity and inclusion in all aspects of church life.

Examine the impact that women in church leadership have had on the church and society as a whole

One of the most significant impacts that women in leadership have had on the church is their ability to bring new perspectives to ministry. Women often approach problems differently than men, which can lead to new ways of thinking about solutions. As a result, churches that are led by women are more innovative and effective at reaching out to people who may be skeptical or hostile towards Christianity.

Another important impact that women in leadership have had on the church is their ability to provide a more nurturing environment. Churches that are led by women often place a greater emphasis on relationships and emotional care. This can create a more supportive and loving community, which is vital for the health of any church.

The impact that women in church leadership have had on the church and society as a whole is undeniable. Churches that are led by women are more innovative, effective, and loving. In addition, women in leadership positions tend to be better at developing lay leaders and fostering collaboration within the church. As a result, it is clear that appointing women to leadership positions is something that more churches should consider.

Bad Girls of The Bible

As you can see, I started off Women’s History Month talking about the “bad girls” of the Bible. I wanted to take a moment to talk about the women who are vilified by Christianity in sermons, in children’s stories, just everywhere. Even people who do not read the Bible know the story of Eve, who is said to have sent the world into chaos by eating a fruit.

In the genre of vilified women, I would like to recommend a book. Please note that as an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.