Our Central Women’s Ministries Book Club just complete it’s first book, Jesus Feminist by Sarah Bessey. So many words and sections spoke to me, but when Sarah quoted Carolyn Custis James’ book, Half the Church I felt like the message of our God’s purposes for us all was spoken in a new way. Not saying anything different than the messages from the Word of God, but articulating it with new words, but words with the same meaning. I enjoyed it so much I created the image below. I hope you enjoy it too!
The community of God’s people should be the epicenter of human flourishing – where men and women are encouraged and supported in their efforts to develop and use the gifts God has given them wherever he stations them in his world….God never envisioned a world where his image bearers would do life in low gear or be encouraged to hold back, especially when suffering is rampant, people are lost, and there is so much kingdom work to do. He wants his daughters to thrive mature, gain wisdom, hone their gifts, and contribute to his vast purposes in our world….God created his daughters to be kingdom builders – to pay attention to what is happening around us, to take action and contribute.
Carolyn Custis James – Half the Church