Sisters of Faith Defined
You are not alone
I am nobody special.
I do not have a ministry. I am not an evangelist, a best-selling author, a prominent church person, a podcaster, or a leader of any kind. I don’t have a list of credentials to persuade you to read what I write, nor do I have any formal theological or seminary schooling that gives me special knowledge about God or His Word.
But I am here, evidence of God’s mercy and grace. I write to share what I have learned and continue to learn.
The Bible tells us to share what God has done in our lives, not to promote ourselves, but to glorify Him. Two remarkable young women, my Battle Sisters, recently reminded me of that. No matter what I think about it, my testimony is important, and it does not belong to me. It belongs to God.
These same young women showed me that regardless of our age or circumstances, we struggle with the same things.
So here we are.
Testimony about God’s impact on our lives is too important to set aside. If I am honest with myself, fear feeds the procrastination in sharing it. Anxiety, worry, nervousness, not feeling confident… all of it is fear-based.
Enter the reframe: love casts out fear.
My love for Jesus and His love for me compels me to love others. If I write from a place of love, there is no need to fear. My love for Jesus compels me to study His Word and learn about Him and how to encourage others in faith.
And now you are here, a woman in need of encouragement from others who have been there or are going through similar things. There is strength in numbers, and we must constantly strengthen the shield of faith.
I lived the majority of my life in sin, awful, awful sin, most of which I was blind to. Almost 10 years ago, I acknowledged I needed Jesus and started calling myself a Christian, but it wasn’t until more recently that I was completely saved. For real.
Jesus transformed me because I surrendered to Him completely. That is when I recognized the difference between calling myself a Christian and having a relationship with God. It doesn’t matter what label you slap on yourself for quick identification. What matters is the condition of your heart. This transformation opened my eyes to the reality of the struggle faced by God’s children.
Battle Sisters unite!
The purpose of Sisters of Faith is to glorify God by chronicling the journey, sharing His Words, and empowering each other. Spiritual warfare is real, and without support, encouragement, and prayer, the enemy’s attack on those who love Jesus is brutal and constant. I have the time, energy, and inclination to pursue learning about the Bible and how to apply it in our daily lives, including how to stand firm against the onslaught of this world. This is what I want to share with sisters of faith because not everyone has that kind of time. Perhaps what I learn and share can help you, and you’ll share what you learn.
We were never meant to fight alone.
I owe my salvation not only to God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit but also to my husband, son, and family, who fought for me relentlessly. Without them, I would not have had the will or the strength to stand in the face of evil, claim my rightful place as God’s daughter, and cast the evil out. Without them, I would only see myself as broken, unworthy, and hopeless. They were there for me, and now we need to be there for each other, even through an online conversation.
My love for Jesus compels me to share with you, dear sisters. Join us by following and sharing this newsletter. Engage with us via the Substack chat. Let us know how we can pray for you.
We are all loved more than we can understand. Accepting that love and embracing our identities in Christ is the secret. We can do all things through Him who gives us strength.
God is doing a new thing; can you perceive it? (Isaiah 43:19)
I pray, in the name of Jesus, that the words in Sisters of Faith shine His light into the dark places and that the Holy Spirit moves in unprecedented ways.
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A version of this post was previously published on Medium.