You Are No Ordinary Woman by Courtnaye Richard

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You Are No Ordinary Woman
Series: The Influence of a Changed Woman
Courtnaye Richard
1 Peter 2:9


Do you have a daily To-Do-List? Do you have a monthly or weekly calendar that you keep up with on a regular basis? Are you running around here and there with either your own schedule and/or your kids' schedules? Lastly, do you ever feel like there's just not enough hours in your day? I would know...from experience! One day in the midst of my busyness, the Holy Spirit whispered to me, ''You are no ordinary woman.'' And I want to share this same word with you... 

YOU are no ordinary woman. 

You see, as women, we cook, clean, wash, mop, feed our kids, clothe them, drop off our kids at school, drive them around to their sports practices and events, send them to bed, all the while, trying to respect our husbands, love them, help them, support them and watch movies with our families, work out, hang out with girlfriends, and the list could literally go on and on. Right?!

Well guess what? ANY mom, wife, single or career woman can do that! Christian women, we are supposed to be different. Set apart. Born-again. Changed. Peculiar. First Peter 2:9 tells us, ''But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:'' (KJV)

With that being said, yes, we may have some of the same daily routines, but we are daughters of the Most High God. We are a royal priesthood. That means that our schedules and routines should look a bit differently. Which means that we should include devotion with God, spend time in prayer, pray for our kids before they go to bed (or pray for them if they are older and away), lift up our kings (husbands) in prayer, attend a regular women's Bible study, be connected to a local church where we can serve and extend love and humility to one another, and be a light in our community as we go about the busyness of life.

Why? Because we are no ordinary women.

Romans 12:2 says, ''And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.'' So what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God? It means being different. It means being a light wherever we go. And most importantly, it means staying connected to Jesus in every way, while accomplishing God's will and plan for our lives.

Proverbs 16:9 says, ''We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.'' It's all about letting Jesus take the lead in our daily planning. It's about allowing the Holy Spirit to guide our days and shine bright in a dark world. We're running out of time to do this, sis.

So don't just grab your coffee, planner, tablet, or phone and hop in the car to head off to work without talking to God or ask ...

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