“But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God” Ruth 1:16, NIV.
As Christian women, we have a tremendous opportunity to impact the lives of those women around us; with love, support, encouragement, words of wisdom and compassion. To have a true love for sisterhood is a beautiful thing. Unfortunately nowadays, there is so much envy, competition and jealousy that we don’t find the freedom to be who we are with those around us.
There is something to be said about women helping women. It speaks volumes when we are like-minded, when we deeply understand each others joys and challenges within our unique lifestyles, when we are truly full of joy with our sister’s achievements in Christ, and when we celebrate each other and take pride in being a part of that growth.
It glorifies God when we are women who are there as accountability partners, understanding that you may have flaws but loving you anyway; understanding that you will fall many times but holding you up anyway; understanding that you’re not perfect but seeing you through the perfect eyes of Christ anyway! It pleases Him when we are women who pray fervently for you just as we would desire for someone to pray for us, when we don’t judge or criticize, but correct in love when needed, and women who push you towards your destiny with words of hope and courage.
As Christian women, we must return to this quality kind of sisterhood, and we must do it for the Lord’s name.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for the gift of sisterhood. Thank You for those women that surround me. I pray that I am able to offer them the type of friendship that pleases You; a friendship like the one of Jonathan and David and like the one of Ruth and Naomi. I pray that You always help me lead by example and I pray that I am able, through You, to impact the lives of those around me. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Penned by Evelyn Suarez