No one can doubt that the times we are living in are filled with much consternation and uncertainty. The Bible is criticized and Christianity is mocked. There was a time when Christian women could boldly talk about Jesus without fear of being ostracized. It is no longer “politically correct” to say that Jesus is the “way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me” (John 14:6). Christians have been marginalized, but there is still hope. We can follow the examples of these courageous women to bring light to every corner of the world.
There have been times in history when things were much, much worse. But strong people, including scores of courageous women, rose to the occasion and fought for the truth. Men and women were willing to sacrifice even to the point of giving their lives to spread the Gospel and bring people out of the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of Light.
Jesus gave the Church the Great Commission – “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:19,20).
Perhaps many are too discouraged to try. I am glad that there were women who have gone before us who were not too disheartened or shy. Boldness is needed more than ever.
On this Site you will see hundreds of stories of women who boldly took the Gospel to the lost. Some of these were missionaries who gladly gave up everything for the Gospel. What would cause a woman to die in Christ’s service? What beliefs could be strong enough to compel her to draw a line in the sand and say, “I will not cross that!”
Many were just women who were faithfully following the call of God in their lives to serve Jesus by serving others. Some would lose their lives on the mission field; some would give their lives in service in our country as evangelists or founders of charitable organizations. The vast majority of women faithfully serve Christ every day as wives and mothers. All sacrifice their own wishes and wants for the privilege of serving Jesus Christ.
On this BLOG, I want to share stories of women that will be an inspiration to us. These women have all had the courage of their convictions. I hope that their stories will spur us on to do greater things than we thought possible.
So why did I decide to name this Blog, “mylordkatie”? The title is an affectionate name for Katherine von Bora Luther, used by her husband, German reformer, Martin Luther. Here is a woman we would do well to emulate. She is a model Proverbs 31 woman. She assisted her husband in his ministry as a pastor’s wife and mother. She cared for a large household, occasionally turning her home into a hospital, receiving refugees, providing meals and beds for all. She grew much of their food, and earned money to pay for supplies. She was well educated and loved the Lord. There is so much more to say about this remarkable woman. She is a good example of a Christian woman who serves Christ by serving others.
All of the stories should inspire us to serve our Lord Jesus Christ Who sacrificed His own precious life for us. How can we do less?
“Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.” C. S. Lewis