May 2018 Prayer Focus: Women

Women (Galatians 3:28-29; 1 Corinthians 12:26)

Rev. Myles Holt

The month of May is special in Western Society because more than any other time of the year we take the time to encourage, give thanks, and empower women. What’s traditional is that we give flowers, candy, and trinkets to show our love. However, in today’s world, I submit, there are plenty of things we should be giving instead of items that fade away. As a society we must give our voices, resources, and attention to women to guarantee they have the same options, safety, and access as men do.

Scripture informs us that in Christ there is neither male nor female because in Him we are all one and heirs to the promises of God. In Christ, we all share the good news of the Gospel with the world. In Christ, we are all reflections of his love. In Christ, we all receive and rely on God’s grace and mercy. In Christ, we are all equal and have full access to The Most High God our Father and in response to truth of our identity in Christ we must all be striving to hold all who are in The Body in high esteem.

All over the world, throughout our nation, and here locally women are suffering. Suffering from toxic masculinity that upholds an erroneous sense of entitlement that would have everyone believe that women are tools and should be used at the discretion of the men they are connected to. In Christ, women are leaders not tools. The world has for ages placed the value of women between her legs instead of their minds and character. In Christ, women are judged by the same principles as men, that is; their quality of service to their neighbors.

Here at First Baptist Church East Point let’s pray for God to guide us in how we can better love the women of our church and be sensitive to the issues impacting women everywhere. Lastly, always remember that since we are all connected, what one suffers, we all suffer.