I have been very occupied with some normal events of a woman’s life: time with sisters, working through sadness in my son’s life, and rejoicing in the birth of my fourth grandson. These things are true for most women–given to us by God.
God has also given us visions and opportunities beyond what most of us even imagine, as expressed by these wise words from women:
“The most important thing about a woman is her view of God.” Vonette Bright (co-founder of Campus Crusade, author of many books)
“Why (would) God in this solitary instance… endow a being with powers which He never intended her to employ? Catherine Booth (co-founder of the Salvation Army–an amazing woman: read her story
“If God hasn’t provided it, then it isn’t a need.” Elisabeth Elliot (author, speaker)
“Being god’s image bearer means my highest calling as a woman is to know Him, to represent God in this world.” Carolyn Custis James (author of Half the Church).
“Faith is not a feeling.” Ney Bailey (shepherd of CCC women worldwide) Read her book by the same title.
“Missionary life is simply a chance to die.” And “One can give without loving, but one cannot love without giving.” Amy Carmichael (founder of Donhavur Village in India, where she rescued and raised thousands of young girls)
Oh, and here’s one from me: “God raises me up to more than I can be.”