“When God creates Eve, he calls her an ezer kenegdo.”
“The word ezer is used only twenty other places in the entire Old Testament. And in every other instance the person being described is God himself, when you need him to come through for you desperately.”From “God is our Ezer,” by Ransomed Heart Ministries (accessed April 27, 2019)
Inspired by Proverbs 31:10-31
The Motherly Warrior plays a pivotal role. Her faithfulness to daily tasks strengthens those who dwell within her walls. The enemy lies to her: “Your job is empty and unfulfilling. Embarrassing, even. It makes no difference to anyone. You should leave and do something worthwhile, something more worthy of your intelligence.” But, the reason he attacks her, is that each day she spends serving her family, she is sharpening them like arrows. They will leave the home equipped to wage war on the kingdom of darkness. Without her, they would suffer injuries, remain wounded, and become weakened and vulnerable – no longer a threat. If the enemy can take her down, he may soon take them all.
The Motherly Warrior girds her home with fervent prayers. She calls on the One who commands the angels, and He hears her every word. She observes the dark adversaries, that others may not see. She calls them into the light and renders them disarmed. She spreads wings around her loved ones, covering them in prayers – whispered over the washing of dishes, the folding of laundry, the chopping of carrots. They will have want for nothing. She sees to the things the Lord has placed in her hands, and pleads before the throne for what only He can accomplish.
Though she trembles at night, the fears of the Motherly Warrior will only draw her nearer to the Great Commander. He will hold her burdens and reassure her of His strength, so that she may rest. When she awakens, she is filled with energy, purpose, and creativity. She will diversify her knowledge and abilities, turning profit as the Lord permits. She does not seek glory or achievements for herself, but serves her family’s well-being, and the advancement of the Kingdom.
The Motherly Warrior is filled with joy, and beauty, and her family will rest when she is there. They will increase in hope, as she shares with them the wine the Lord has entrusted to her. She lends her ears, and He whispers to her jewels that she will amass in great storehouses, to be distributed to those who are in need.
The Motherly Warrior sees beyond the appeal of shallow and vain pursuits. Because the Lord has given her His eyes, she will grasp and uproot from her life anything that endangers or distracts from her great assignment.
Where she steps, opponents will flee, because the Commander goes with her and strengthens her arms. The Motherly Warrior is empowered by the Lord, because she dwells beside Him all her days. The Motherly Warrior will not fall, because He has chosen her to arm His soldiers for war. The Motherly Warrior is satisfied, because she is held securely by the hand of God, who loves her.
“Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.”Philippians 3:12
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