You are among a great company of women of faith—women of faith, whose stories are written in a book by the hand of God, women of faith not afraid to break a sweat and strengthen that which remains. You have been added to a list of women of faith throughout history. Women like:
• Sarah, who had faith to conceive when it was impossible
• Rahab, who had faith to hide the two Israelites spies and saved her whole family
• Ruth, who had faith to leave her people and home to go with her mother-in law to a foreign land
• Esther, who had faith to risk her life and go before the king to petition for the life of her people
• Jael, who had faith to invite an evil king into her tent and then kill him, saving her nation
• Dorcas, who had faith to selflessly make clothes for the poor
• The widow woman, who had faith to give her last ounce of food to a man she didn’t even know
• Harriet Tubman, who had faith to lead slaves to freedom through an unconventional way
Kathryn Kuhlman, who had faith to see God move powerfully to heal people
• And You, who have faith to...(What will be written about you as a woman of faith? Oh,
And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
(1 John 5:4).
Women of faith are more than just pretty faces with painted eyelids, nails and lipstick; they stare down and have a face off with doubt and fear. Women of faith take strides of grace and run their race in high heels. They’re unstoppable. You’re unstoppable. Women of faith are not afraid to cry because they know their tears are precious to God. Women of faith are not void of issues, but full of endurance to get through their issues.
Women of faith are fully alive. Women of faith are good at math and are daily adding to their faith, virtue and kindness. Women of faith have foresight; they see and hope for what is not yet seen. Women of faith laugh without fear of the future; their confidence and assurance is in the Author and Finisher of their faith.
Women of faith—what a good tribe to be a part of and good company to keep. I desire and pray to be a woman of great faith and to be among the company of these great women. And at the end of my life one of the things I would like to be known as is a “woman of faith.”
I always thought that to be a woman of great faith meant to have perfect, unwavering faith, but as I look at the stories of people of faith, their journeys of faith weren’t perfect. “Christ isn’t asking us to believe in our ability to exercise unwavering faith. He is asking us to believe that He is able.” 66 I love this quote by Beth Moore. It’s so freeing to know that my sometimes-too-often wavering faith doesn’t disqualify me from the hope of one day being a woman of great faith. It doesn’t disqualify you, either. (1 John 5:4). We are women of faith on a journey taking one step at a time, trusting and believing and overcoming. I’m glad to be a part of this great company with you. Run your race well, and I’ll meet you at the finish line.
You’re on the move. You are going from faith to faith. Your faith has been through fiery trials like gold in a furnace. Your faith has run laps around the track of life and back like a great track star. It’s endured and persevered and overcome. “And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.”