Women of Great Faith

August 21, 2022 by  
Filed under Daily Devotions

By Judy Davis –

For over 30 years our church has had a powerful ministry each Sunday at the nursing home in our community. Several members of our church meet there in the afternoon for worship, a devotional, message and prayer. The head of this ministry has a list of those in our church who are willing to speak.

Last Sunday, I spoke to these special ladies and gentlemen. After much prayer and seeking the Lord, I asked for a message that would be pleasing to Him. What would God want me to share? I knew in my heart the message would be on Women of Great Faith.

After searching the Scriptures and commentaries from various leaders, one example in the Bible I shared was about the woman of great faith in Proverbs 31. This woman is of noble character and worth far more than rubies. She is a hard worker. She gets up early in the morning and provides for her family and servants. She purchases land. She feeds the poor and helps the needy. She makes clothes for her family. She speaks with wisdom and knowledge. And her children and husband praise her. Many Christian women today love to model this woman.

Another example of a woman of faith is about the Canaanite Woman in Matthew 15. She did several things that made Jesus take notice of her.

1. She pursued Jesus.
2. She revealed her problem to Him.
3. She worshipped him.
4. She prayed a simple prayer: Help me.
5. She disregarded discouraging words.
6. She persevered through testing.
7. She humbly received from Jesus taking the scraps.
8. She received a promise from the Lord.

And Jesus said, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.”

After speaking at the nursing home several women came and told me how much they enjoyed hearing this message. It is my prayer God will use what I speak and bless souls for His Kingdom.

Dear Lord,
We come boldly before the King of Kings seeking you with all of our heart. It is our desire that our children arise and call us blessed and we bring our husbands good, not harm, all the days of our life.

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

About Judy Davis

Judy Davis has been writing for publications since 1985, and is the author of nine books including Moments of Reflection and Inspirational thoughts for writers. She and her husband, Colin have been married for 45 years. They are retired and love to travel. You can find out more at http://cgcwriters.blogspot.com.
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