And we all, with unveiled face,
beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same
image from one degree of glory to another.
For this comes from the Lord
who is the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18
True Woman Movement--Chapter Three
Mary identifies in the book that the foundational premise of feminism as: “[We] need and can trust no other authority than [our] own personal truth. The women of the feminisnist movement, had the belif in self-fullment and trusting in their ways. When we choose to trust in ourselves we choose to go against the ways of God.
When we choose to trust in God:
Many sorrows shall be to the wicked;
But he who trusts in the LORD, mercy shall surround him.
You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You.
But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You;
Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them;
Let those also who love Your name
Be joyful in You.
When you choose to trust in yourself:
Let him not deceive himself by trusting what is worthless,
Quotes from Gladys Aylward "I wasn't God's first choice for what I've done for China…I don't know who it was…It must have been a man…a well-educated man. I don't know what happened. Perhaps he died. Perhaps he wasn't willing…and God looked down…and saw Gladys Aylward…And God said - "Well, she's willing." “If God has called you to China or any other place and you are sure in your own heart, let nothing deter you….Remember, it is God who has called you and it is the same as when He called Moses or Samuel.”
"My heart is full of praise that one so insignificant, uneducated, and ordinary in every way could be used to His glory for the blessing of His people in poor persecuted China."
Abba, I have been hurt and sad a lot this year. Many things have come to my attention, I have been lied to and talked about by people. I'm heartbroken by the way people have treated me. Abba, forgive me because I tend to treat people the way they treat me. But I know I should show respect to all people and see them as You see them (with love). 5/17/2011
During my high school and undergraduate years, I was put in circumstances that challenged me to forgive others. I have been taken advantage of, rejected, teased, seen abuse. When I was hurt, I wanted revenge, sometimes I would isolate myself, or lie to myself about being okay. I have learned since my younger years, positive ways to handle hurt. I would first admit, the pain I was feeling. Then, I asked God to help me forgive and love the person. And lastly, I began praying for the person and my own heart. The Lord has met me while I was in pain and I am sure He will meet you in your own pain and struggles.