Women of Honor Influence Integrity Strength

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Encouraging Devotional for women to personalize Scripture for their home, their husbands and children. Inspirational meditations! Free ebook by Karen McCants.

Encouraging Devotional for women to personalize Scripture for their home, their husbands and children. Inspirational meditations! Free ebook by Karen McCants.

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  • 1. 1 Women of Honor, Influence, Integrity and Strength “Devotional for Women to Ponder” Rev Karen McCants
  • 2. 2 Copyright All Rights Reserved  Rev. Karen McCants “Heart of Life Ministry” Published by Beyond the Veil Prophetic Ministries Not for commercial use
  • 3. 3 Women of Honor, Influence, Integrity and Strength “Devotional for Women to Ponder” Rev Karen McCants
  • 4. 4 Contact Information Website: http://www.heartoflifeministry.org/ Facebook & Contact Information: Rev. Karen McCants https://www.facebook.com/messages/karen.mcc ants
  • 5. 5 Table of Contents Fields of Beauty------------------------------- 6 Transition of Beauty…………………….10 The Course of Beauty…………………….14 Strength in Beauty……………………….19 Honor in Beauty…………………………22 Integrity Scripture Devotionals…………26 Notes……………………………………..50
  • 6. 6 Fields of Beauty God’s plans for us were founded long before we ever came to be and those plans were and are still fully settled in His heart and mind, thought they may not be in ours. We are not yet what we will be in our latter days, however the seeds, dreams and aspirations to be that person have been instilled and planted deep within us.
  • 7. 7 In that place of becoming we begin to sprout, grow and spread out and sometimes it seems as if we are all over the place. I know in planting flowers some seeds are scattered to make a field of beautiful, colorful, flowers while other seeds are planted to bring forth one variety. I believe God has both scattered and painted seeds in deep within us and I
  • 8. 8 love variety and color in wild flowers. During our process of day-to-day growing there we have lots of trade ins, giving, letting go of and receiving taking place. 1. We learn how to grow in our place. 2. We learn how to trade hate for love. 3. We learn how to receive true love
  • 9. 9 and thereby give true love. 4. We learn how to trade our “That is mine” for ok, I will let this go. 5. We learn how to pray for and give to others. 6. We learn how to forgive and release. 7. We learn how to bless others and receive blessings. 8. We learn how to receive peace and let go of strife. 9. We trade our unfaithfulness for His faithfulness.
  • 10. 10 Transition of Beauty We trade our unfruitfulness as we begin to be fruitful and productive. This is a beautiful time of transition, transformation and preparation for our future and it is not hidden from those around us. We need to remember that our future is not years from now somewhere far off and way down the road.
  • 11. 11 No, our future is effectually our tomorrow. Each day we are in the future of our yesterday. Lets say it this way, what we do on Monday affects Tuesday, as Tuesday is yet to come and is in the future. Some who are older and wiser see what God is bringing forth in our lives and are honestly delighted in watching it unfold.
  • 12. 12 However some others even within our own family may not be so happy about our becoming who God has called us to be. The fact is change has a way of bring out the good, bad and ugly in all of us even when it is good change. We see signpost, billboards, posters, lapel pins all saying, I’m under construction, or God is still working on me. Ah! The end result is worth is all the suffering of going through
  • 13. 13 process to become. Without the process we are left undone and unfruitful and this is not a good place for us to be living in.
  • 14. 14 The Course of Beauty True story! My parents right up until the day of their deaths still said they liked the old me better, now that is truly sad. The old me was sick, dying and needed help. Full of insecurities, bruised, beaten down, wounded, angry and bitter. I was wounded and a victim I was easy prey and depended on whosoever to pour into me.
  • 15. 15 I was a big ugly mess and only God could fix me, and He did! If a person is not whole and leaning on God for help and healing, they will settle for whatever comes along, and trust me this is seriously dangerous and can open many wrong doors. You remember the old song; “Looking for love in all the wrong places?”
  • 16. 16 Well that is what happens and these are called detours and short cuts. God did not call us to take detours and short cuts because they lead us down a primrose path getting us off our true course. He will call us to come aside for a while and this is totally different. In coming away with Him for a season He begins the process of plowing our hearts to remove the stones,
  • 17. 17 wounds, and the hurtful and harmful words that have been deeply buried. They must come to the surface and dealt with so healing can flood our whole being and only then we will begin to bring forth good fruit in abundance. We go from victim to one who overcomes. In becoming the women God has called and the woman we desire to be we must first apply by putting in
  • 18. 18 practice what we have learned from Him in the secret place, I call these lessons to live by.
  • 19. 19 Strength in Beauty As already stated on this road some will rejoice in what is happening and encourage you along the way, while others will not want you to reach your true and full potential. “Why is this?” Well this is something you will find out from God as you journey together for there are many reasons.
  • 20. 20 What I can and will tell you is, “Do not let any man or women stand in your way of becoming the woman God has called you to be.” You must be determined and willing to venture out and go forth with God. Today I am here to encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and
  • 21. 21 even your insecurities and break free from all those who would restrain and hinder you in God’s call on your life. I am calling you to stand up, rise up, step up and move out from that place and step right into your God ordained, anointed and appointed place of destiny and that is His plan for your life. Step by step, day by day.
  • 22. 22 Honor of Beauty This process can be long, hard and arduous at times however the end result is pure gold having been refined in the fire! In His calling of you know that He will never leave you stranded! He will always make provision of what is needed and always at the right time.
  • 23. 23 There are some of you even now who have those who said God said you are my spiritual daughter, or this or that, yet they never impart to you or speak to your heart, but only want you to pray for their needs. Just as in the world there is abuse in families it also happens in the church family. Women of God arise and break free from the spiritual leeches that use and abuse for surely this is not the
  • 24. 24 way of God. If in this Spiritual relationship you are the only one giving, well then that should be an eye opener. If it is only a one-way road then get off and find a park bench and wait on God to speak to your heart. His love for you is relentless and He is jealous over you with a godly jealously. Bless those who are now using you and let them go quickly for your own sake, for this is not a
  • 25. 25 healthy relationship. How do I know this? Ah! Experience teaches us many lessons if we are willing to see through His eyes. And know this, it is God who will speak into your heart what you are longing to hear years before some come along and say…God said!
  • 26. 26 Integrity Scripture Devotionals Proverbs 31:10-31 Amplified Bible is a beautiful portion of Scripture full of insight, foresight, strength, wisdom and all that we need and it comes from God. Read this and read it again and again letting it sink deep in your spirit, your heart and your soul and your mind,
  • 27. 27 your thinking for this is what God has to say about His women. We are called to be strong, soaring, overcoming, powerful, beautiful, intelligent, those who work and pray, give and receive, buy and sell, we are those who are clothed with strength and dignity and our position is strong and secure, because we are in Him and He is in us!
  • 28. 28 Proverbs 31:10-31 10 A capable, intelligent, and [b] virtuous woman—who is he who can find her? She is far more precious than jewels and her value is far above rubies or pearls. Father, I thank You that You have made ___________ to be more precious then jewels. I thank You that ________ value is above rubies and pearls in
  • 29. 29 Your eyes. You have made _______ an intelligent woman to know Your voice; You have made _________ to be a virtuous woman. 11 The heart of her husband trusts in her confidently and relies on and believes in her securely, so that he has no lack of [honest] gain or need of [dishonest] spoil.
  • 30. 30 Father, I lift up ________ husband to You and give You praises that _________ husband, confidently believes in who You made ________ to be. I thank You that __________ is secure and there is no dishonesty in __________ relationship. 12 She comforts, encourages, and does him only good as long as there is life within her.
  • 31. 31 Father, I thank You that You teach me how to comfort ______________, and to encourage ___________ as long as we are together, and You have given me Your life to do so. 13 She seeks out wool and flax and works with willing hands [to develop it].
  • 32. 32 Teach ________ to seek out gifts You have given to ___________ to work with _________ hands, and to become skilled in each talent You have given. 14 She is like the merchant ships loaded with foodstuffs; she brings her household’s food from a far [country].
  • 33. 33 I thank You that teach ________, by Your Wisdom and creativity to meet every need of ____________ family, through You alone. You are _______ strength in all matters of the heart, and ____________ home. 15 She rises while it is yet night and gets [spiritual] food for her household and assigns her maids their tasks.
  • 34. 34 Father, I give You praise that You awake ________________ at night, to minister Your heart for all You have given ______________ to do, and all that comes in and out of ______________ home. 16 She considers a [new] field before she buys or accepts it [expanding prudently and not courting neglect of her present duties by assuming other
  • 35. 35 duties]; with her savings [of time and strength] she plants fruitful vines in her vineyard. Your Wisdom teaches __________________ on what __________ should buy and _________ does in ______ daily activities to be fruitful in Your Garden. 17 She girds herself with strength [spiritual, mental, and physical
  • 36. 36 fitness for her God-given task] and makes her arms strong and firm. You give ______________ strength in all matters, and make ___________ strong and firm in the faith. 18 She tastes and sees that her gain from work [with and for God] is good; her lamp goes not out, but it burns on continually through the
  • 37. 37 night [of trouble, privation, or sorrow, warning away fear, doubt, and distrust]. You keep _______________ lamp burning in __________ heart through every kind of adversity of Life, whether Spiritual, physical, or emotional. 19 She lays her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
  • 38. 38 You teach ___________ use their hands in every area of work in the home, and in ________ Spiritual life of prayer. 20 She opens her hand to the poor, yes; she reaches out her filled hands to the needy [whether in body, mind, or spirit].
  • 39. 39 You give _________ pleasure to feed the poor in every area of ________ lives. 21 She fears not the snow for her family, for all her household are doubly clothed in scarlet. Father, I thank You that ________ does not fear in any area for ______________family needs.
  • 40. 40 22 She makes for herself coverlets, cushions, and rugs of tapestry. Her clothing is of linen, pure and fine, and of purple [such as that of which the clothing of the priests and the hallowed cloths of the temple were made]. You clothe__________ with the Beauty of Christ, and fill _________ inwardly in the Beauty of Christ and ________
  • 41. 41 whole family and habitation. 23 Her husband is known in the [city’s] gates, when he sits among the elders of the land. Father, I thank You that _________ husband prospers in all he does in Your kingdom and You have given __________ favor in leadership in the land, his work, and in all daily work _________ whole life.
  • 42. 42 24 She makes fine linen garments and leads others to buy them; she delivers to the merchant’s girdles [or sashes that free one up for service]. Father, I thank You that You cause _____________ to be successful with _________ hands in business and You have given _______ favor for Kingdom economy from heaven. 25 Strength and dignity are her
  • 43. 43 clothing and her position is strong and secure; she rejoices over the future [the latter day or time to come, knowing that she and her family are in readiness for it]! I thank You Father that ______________ has vision for ________ future and is fully secure in hearing Your voice, by Your Wisdom and creativity. 26 She opens her mouth in skillful
  • 44. 44 and godly Wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness [giving counsel and instruction]. Father, I thank You that _______ tongue is the tongue of kindness and walks in Your Council in all matters concerning Your heart in ____________ life. 27 She looks well to how things go in
  • 45. 45 her household, and the bread of idleness (gossip, discontent, and self- pity) she will not eat. Father, I praise You ! I praise You that __________ knows all matters of _________ household and ______________will not partake of gossip, discontentment and self-pity. 28 Her children rise up and call her
  • 46. 46 blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied); and her husband boasts of and praises her, [saying], Father, all _____________ children will rise up and __________ blessed and _________ husband boasts of her all the day’s of ________ life, publicly and in secret. 29 [c] Many daughters have done virtuously, nobly, and well [with the
  • 47. 47 strength of character that is steadfast in goodness], but you excel them all. Father, I praise You ! I praise You that __________ excels in all ________ does because _______ dwells confidently in You alone. 30 Charm and grace are deceptive, and beauty is vain [because it is not lasting], but a woman who reverently
  • 48. 48 and worshipfully fears the Lord, she shall be praised! Father, I give You praise that ____________ worshipfully fears only You, and You are singing over ____ with songs of praise. 31 Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates [of the city]!
  • 49. 49 I make my petition to You alone Father on behalf of __________ that the fruit of the labor of Love in the life of ___________ will praise _______ in the work of _________ hands and in the gates of Your heavenly city.
  • 50. 50 Notes:
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