Sunday, November 24, 2013

Warrior Princess

Aiiieeeeeee!!! Yi-yi-yi-yi!!

That's my Warrior Princess yell. Impressive, huh?

Maybe not.

It's not that I'm trying to impress anyone, or even to scare or intimidate anyone for that matter. But after a bit of study, a couple of sermons, and one speaking engagement, I've come to realize that my life has taken on a completely new meaning. I have so much clarity lately and a new sense of direction. God's healing hand in your life does that to ya.

But you are a chosen generation, royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light... ~1 Peter 2:9, NKJV (emphasis added)

Do you realize that each one of us are chosen by God? CHOSEN! That means that He picked you! You are a "royal priesthood." That means that you are royalty! You are God's "special people."

And as God's chosen people, you and I should be telling others about what God has done in our lives. We should be helping others to find the freedom in Christ that we have found.

Yet, there is an enemy who doesn't want us to do that. So he sends obstacles, often other people, to trip us up and make us doubt ourselves so that we won't do what it is that God is calling us to do. To that, I say, "Ohh, Nuh-UH!" Not anymore!

Because of our "royal priesthood" that makes you and me a princess. Because of our calling, that makes us warriors. Therefore, I am a warrior princess! So are you, my sisters.!

For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children. And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering. ~Romans 8:16-17, NLT (emphasis added)
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There is an army rising as we speak. An army of Warrior Princesses, women who have experienced the healing hand of God.* These warriors are standing in the gap for their sisters in oppression. These are Warrior Princesses who are bringing a message of hope to the multitudes, building the ranks of women warriors. These are also women who are tired of the oppression, intimidation, exploitation**, and abuse of other women.

God's favor is upon us, dear warrior princess sisters! He is calling us into the ranks and raising us up to be leaders, examples, and mentors to those who are still in the pit; to those who are still in the black hole.

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be releasedthat the blind will seethat the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come. ~Luke 4:18-19, NLT (emphasis added)

We are called. We must live brave! We have to keep our armor on at all times; be girded in Truth, wear your Breastplate of Righteousness, put on your feet the Gospel of Peace, make sure you take your Shield of Faith, the Helmet of Salvation, and above all, do NOT forget your Sword of the Spirit, the Word of God (Ephesians 6:14-17)!

We all have different gifts that can encourage others and give hope to those who think that this is just the way life is. It is NOT! There is so much more! Warrior Princesses unite! Put on your armor and let's go to battle for our sisters in bondage. Let's fight the good fight of faith to free those who are oppressed, controlled, manipulated, intimidated, those who have no self-esteem, or self-worth; for those who have no hope. Let us band together and bring that hope to them. Be the Warrior Princess that you are!

*Has God done something miraculous in your life? Tell your story! Encourage others!

**If you want to get involved in helping to free exploited women from human trafficking, contact the A21 Campaign (Christine Caine, founder) at the link below:


Karla Akins said...

Soooooo GOOD. Thanks for the link to the campaign! My current work in progress deals with slavery and sex trafficking so this is good info. Thanks!

Shelley Wilburn said...

You are most welcome!

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