I love this. Thank you for writing!
I love this. Thank you for writing!
This is good, thanks Seth! Laura did do well. I worked with her in 2013 and 2014 setting up the Guatemala base and yes, her apostolic work still has fruit today! Go Laura!
Yes, she did, Noe. She worked in obscurity, but needs to be congratulated for the hard groundbreaking work she put in. Thanks for encouraging her.
Yes, this is good! And, know question the office can land a women with the “yes” in her heart… I would suggest just allowing it to happen, as none of the Apostles mentioned above had it very easy, especially in death!
I’m glad for your writing this. I have often wonder about this very subject, particularly in my role in building up the church, and with the face of missions being predominately women. I never want to limit the way the Lord would want to use the gifts that he has given me and I am willing to use them in whatever capacity he wants me, whether that is only in the role of being a mother or in some position of authority in the church or otherwise. I have a huge heart for empowering the men around me to walk in their Christ given identities and I desire for them to be as willing to go as I’ve seen some women. That being said, I sometimes wonder why the Lord would give me the gifts and desires he has given me for his kingdom if they are only reserved for men to do. Honestly, I don’t really feel like I have an answer either way. I just continue trying to follow the Lord where I feel he is leading me and trust him to take care of the doctrine part of that. 🙂
Yes, what kind of father would give gifts to his children and not expect them to unwrap and use them? That wouldn’t make sense.
As a woman that carries authority when necessary, I can tell you that I’m happy to forgo a title and just get a job done. The title and man’s opinion of it will not stop me from fulfilling all that God has planned for me and other women. So thank you for clarifying the role over the title. Laura is amazing. Blessings on her next chapter of life as she raises her own little disciples of Christ.
Rozy – the Lord has so obviously gifted you as a discipler and a ground-breaker and its so good for others to see that titles don’t matter. You carry far more spiritual authority than most male Christian leaders I know. It’s always fun watching you set people free!
Wow. What a blessing and an honor to be blogged about!!!! When I applied for that first race I had no idea what this journey would be… Much less what walking in my true identity would really mean!!! Thanks Seth for the journey… You are the one who often laid in the mud for us to stand on your back and get one step higher. Thank you for such a great journey. And like my last world race blog… The race is never over!
it was a good start. The best is yet to come.
Thanks for being a great voice on this Seth! Both for apostles and women! I think many that have the gift of Apostleship are often left wondering how they fit in the kingdom when seen from our western church perspective. Pioneering is hard, lonely, and enduring work! Your encouragement is a fresh breath!
Thanks, Jason. I know you’ve done your share of pioneering!
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