Our Women’s Ministry 2013 theme is “Love Revealed.” So, once a month throughout 2013, we will discuss this theme and look at ways to apply it in our lives. This month and next, we will explore specifically how to reveal His love in our own unique ways.
We know that our best definition of love is God, because God is love (1 John 4:16).
The word revealed means: to make known; disclose; divulge (to reveal a secret); to lay open to view; display; exhibit. It follows then that God Revealed means to make God known and to display or exhibit God.
So really, our theme is “God Made Known.”
When we reveal God, we divulge Him as if He was a secret that all can now know. Revealing God also means making him openly viewable by all.
The question is, “How do we do this?”
We are all a unique part of the body of Christ, created for a unique purpose and function. Therefore, we will all reveal God uniquely. That doesn’t mean we won’t have overlapping elements, but it does mean that our unique combination of qualities (could be called our style) for revealing God will look like no one else’s.
It also means we should stop comparing ourselves in a way that looks as one as lesser than another.
Daughters of the King
All women are very different from one another. But we also have a lot in common, the most important being that we are all daughters of the most high King.
“How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” (1 John 3:1)
We are part of the royal family of Heaven as daughters of the King. As royalty, we have a tremendous inheritance!
God has revealed His love, that inheritance, for us in innumerably and immeasurable ways.
What are some of those ways?
- Through a loving family member
- By a new understanding of His character through His written Word
- By giving you opportunity to demonstrate His love to others
- By giving you specific encounters with Christ-following individuals
- By stepping into your circumstances and providing what is needed
As daughters’ of the King, we reveal Him as we fall more and more in love with Him. Our love for Him comes out in our attitudes, actions and words.
To help us in sharing that love, we can build in triggers that create natural ways of sharing Him. We can also make sure we are always prepared and ready to share Him.
But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect (1 Peter 3:15)
How can we prepare ourselves? How can we make sure we are always ready? The ways are as varied and unique as each individual. Be creative. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal ways you can prepare yourself. He will show you those crowning moments, where your beauty as a daughter of the King can shine.
DISCUSSION: What are some ways we can prepare ourselves and make sure we are always ready to “give an answer to everyone who asks the reason for the hope you have”?