I Am Woman
Introduction: Designer handbags, designer fashions, designer frames, designer décor…a lot of women gravitate toward designer brands because they are high quality. They’re often especially exquisite. They’re authentic. They’re true to the designer’s precise specifications.
God has a divine design for womanhood. Far more attractive than the cheap, fake imitations the world promotes!! The women’s movement rejected the idea that God has a divine design for women. It proposed that WOMEN CAN DECIDE what womanhood can be. It led us to believe that differences between men and women are not all that important.
The current culture of women encourages you to be strident, sexual, self-centered, independent, and above all—powerful and in control. But sadly, this model of womanhood hasn’t delivered the happiness and fulfillment it promised.
YOUR WOMANHOOD IS NOT A BIOLOGICAL ACCIDENT. GOD WAS INTENTIONAL WHEN HE MADE YOU A WOMAN.
GOD WANTS YOU TO DISCOVER, EMBRACE, AND DELIGHT IN THE BEAUTY OF HIS DIVINE DESIGN.
REPEAT AFTER ME: YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL AND I AM GORGEOUS.
I want to deal with two things in this opening session…What God Said and What God Did.
I. WOMAN WAS GOD’S IDEA-- Repeat after me, “I AM WOMAN!”
A. What God SAID
Gen. 2:18 “then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him. “
—“IT IS NOT GOOD FOR MAN TO BE ALONE
All life must cross-pollinate in order to be productive.
NO UNI-SEX in God.
1. I WILL MAKE HIM A HELPER…suitable for him”
Heb. HELPER = EZER>aid, relief, alongside, encourager, aid: a strong help in the position of a counterpart
(Ezer is used in the OT 21 times. 2 of those refer to WOMAN and 19 refer to HELP THAT COMES DIRECTLY FROM GOD.
• “My soul waits for the Lord; He is our HELP (ezer) and our shield. (Psalm 33:20)
• “I am afflicted and needy: Hasten to me, O God! You are my HELP (ezer) (Psalm 70:5)
• Our HELP is in the name of the Lord. (Psalm 124:8)
YOU are GOD’s idea. This is why Romans eight says that HE knew you from the foundations of the earth. YOU ARE WHO HE MADE YOU TO BE!!
Repeat after me: I AM WOMAN
2. HELPER in the NT. GK=antilempsis>comforter, encourager, advocate, intercessor
• John 14:26 “but the HELPER, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name…He will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.”
• John 16:7 “but if I do not go away, the HELPER will not come to you.”
B. What God DID—“He put man to ...
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