and then was a widow until she was eighty-four.[a] She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying. 38 Coming up to them at that very moment, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem.
I love this scripture! This is one of the first accounts of a woman in the bible, beside Mary and Elizabeth and the linage of Jesus. Her name was Anna. And this is what she did "She keeps talking to everyone about Jesus". Another translation says she spoke to everyone. I believe us women are called to not stop talking about the Lord and keep testifying. Maybe that’s why us women can talk. Lol. Maybe God made us to tell the world, all about Him.
You see another story in the bible I can think of is, the women at the well (john 4:4-26), "which I think is prophetic in its self". Jesus is the real well! Once she encountered Jesus she when and told all the man in the town about Him. She is another who couldn’t stop talking about all she had witnessed and what Jesus had done.
I believe the making of an amazing women of God, is a women being one of devotion, worship, prayer, praise, fasting, and the word of God and of testifying of her king. These women were all of these. You see Mary the mother of Jesus when she encountered the angel and the calling she was giving, she said:
“Oh, how my soul praises the Lord. 47 How my spirit rejoices in God my Savior! 48 For he took notice of his lowly servant girl, and from now on all generations will call me blessed. 49 For the Mighty One is holy, and he has done great things for me. 50 He shows mercy from generation to generation to all who fear him. 51 His mighty arm has done tremendous things! He has scattered the proud and haughty ones. 52 He has brought down princes from their thrones and exalted the humble
What an amazing way to respond to her calling. She also keeps all the miracles in her heart and thought about them often. Wow. Now I believe these quality in all these women make a truly amazing women of God.
How are you responding to God today? Are you praising and rejoicing in Him that he has called you? Are you being sold out in love with Him, seeking Him first in everything? Are you testifying to His wonders and goodness in your life to everyone? I believe us women were born to testify. Maybe that’s why God made us to talk so much. Maybe He created us to talk all about Him and testify to His goodness to everyone. Obviously we are His bride and as women we know how to get wrapped up in love with our bridegroom!
Be you and rejoice in our Lord today. Share His goodness with all that you see. You were born to testify of Him. One woman can make a difference and together we are a great force.