Titus 2:3-4 “But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine. Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.”
Every year, I am a guest speaker at a women’s conference sponsored by the First Lady of our church, Believers’ Bible Christian Church. Mrs. Anna McNair has been leading the women on a “Women’s Advance” each summer for 23 years. Along with this special time of ministry, “Mama King” also mentors young women regarding life and the grace of Jesus.
Sometimes, people call me a hypocrite saying that because I am a three time divorcee, and a post abortive mother, I don’t have anything to say to women today. Well, I do have a grateful and humble testimony about the love and forgiveness of God and the transforming power of the Blood of Jesus. How God anointed Alveda King, who has a testimony like the Woman at the Well and the Woman caught in the Act, how God anointed Mama King to tell the truth and shame the devil!
God has set me free, and now as a mother and a grandmother, I am teaching my children, the people God allows me to humbly mentor, and groups of women on how to love themselves, their husbands and children, and to love and obey God.
Along these lines, I will be ministering to a Women’s group in Manassas, VA this weekend at Reconciliation Community Church where Pastor John Peyton is Senior Pastor. Since I joined his pilgrimage to Israel as the guest of a mutual dear friend who is co-sponsor to the Israel mission ministry, Pastor John continues to be an inspiration in the prolife ministry and a force to be reckoned with!
Also, I met one of my Facebook friends, Jennifer Washington face to face. Her testimony is so powerful: She had an abortion and for many years was depressed and sad about her decision. She has been a friend on Facebook and had learned about Rachel’s Vineyard from my own experience. She said that I “have been so instrumental in my coming out from the darkness and speaking out about my testimony. I even attended a Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat because of your work. We are Rachael’s Vineyard “sisters” and she is a vessel of honor used by God to tell the truth and shame the devil.
Our mutual goal of leading souls to Christ and sharing God’s love by the power of the Holy Spirit is such a blessing.
Have a blessed weekend everyone!
(Titus 2:1-5 ESV)