Thursday, September 25, 2014

I Am a BMW

I am a Baptist Missionary Woman.

          I want to learn.

                    I want to grow.

                               I want to be more like Christ everyday.

As I look in His Word, I also find examples of women who gave all, sacrificed, and displayed God's powerful work in their lives.

I want to be one of those women who makes a difference for eternity. I want my life to demonstrate what God can do with women who are fully submitted, yielded, and abiding.


I want to be recommendable like Phebe. (Romans 16:1)

I want to be a faithful teacher for my children like Lois and Eunice. (1 Timothy 1:5)

I want to be courageous and wise like Deborah. (Judges 4:4-8)

I want to be bold in faith like Zelophehad's daughters: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milkah, and Tirzah. (Numbers 27:1-7)

I want to be faithful like Anna. (  )

I want to be graceful, ready to risk all, and confident in God's leading like Esther. (Esther 5:1-2; 7:4,6)

I want to be full of sacrificial faith and compassion like Jochebed. (Exodus 2:2-3)

I want to be a bold intercessor like Abigail. (1 Samuel 25:23-31)

I want to be meek, flexible and trusting like Sarah. ( )

I want to be a woman of prayer and faith like Hannah. (1 Samuel 1:9-20)


As I look at these women, I realize they were just women. The greatness wasn't in them. The greatness was in their God.

And As I look at myself, I realize I am just me. But I serve a great God who is changing me, working in and through me.

I am a Baptist Missionary Woman. That is true... but that isn't what will make my life impact those around me. The difference will be made by the God I serve who is using me, transforming me, and directing me.

                                                                     And I love what He is doing.

(Thank you to those BMW's who contributed to this post.)


Lou Ann Keiser said...


Dee Snyder said...

AMEN!!! Can I copy this and use it or a ladies' devotional at some time. It is so rich and encouraging.