Faith Sisters – I think all women need them. They are fellow followers of Jesus, women of the Word, of like precious faith – and yet not religious, but very real women! These are women who will answer my call at any time, listen to anything I need to say (without shock or dismay). They will pray, tell me the truth – what the Word says, set me straight when necessary, and encourage me in the faithfulness of God.
I am privileged to have several women like this in my life. Some are like mothers, nurturing me with the love of God. Others are like sisters, we learn and grow together in grace and faith. No matter time or distance, the Father’s unconditional love has bound our hearts together. I am humbled by the gift of these Faith Sisters, and so grateful for each one and how God has used them to strengthen my faith. My prayer is that all who read this will find and connect with the Faith Sisters (or Brothers) that I know He has for you.
One of my mothers in the faith wrote this beautiful poem and gave me permission to share it with you. Just as Roberta effortlessly radiates the love of Jesus, I pray these words will minister His peace and grace to you.
MOST PRECIOUS TREASURE Be encouraged, little Daughter: Your God is on your side. Draw near. Bask in My Presence. Let My Love abide. Allow My living waters To wash away each thought That counteracts My promises And the life that Christ has bought. You are My precious treasure Purchased at great cost, The sheep that I came looking for Who is no longer lost. Arise and shine right where you are. Let’s join in harmony. Your world awaits your entrance. Through you, they’ll soon find me. I find in you, great pleasure. You’re the apple of My eye I promise: I’ll not leave you. I’m always standing by. By Roberta M. Spinney; shared with her permission.