Shout Out To All My Diamonds! Ladies Live Your Worth!

This past Wednesday I attended the women’s ministry meeting at my church, Word of Faith Southfield http://woficc.com. The women received an awesome on time word from our First Lady, Minister Tiffany Butler. The title of the message was Live What You Are Worth. Min. Tiffany helped us to see that the Proverbs 31 woman in the bible, can be likened to a diamond. She gave us several examples, definitions and scriptures that I will share with you below. The reason I wanted to blog about this message is because it’s one that EVERY woman should hear. The world tells us that we are only valuable and desirable if we are sexy, skinny, rich and successful by their standards. God has a standard and His way is always right. God’s way won’t have you alone, depressed, hurt and confused! When you don’t know your worth, you live a life that is not pleasing to God and that is hurtful and dangerous to yourself. Below are my notes of the key points from the message. I encourage you to order the message to hear it in it’s entirety. You can order the CD, DVD or MP3 at http://woficc.com

Live What You Are Worth

Proverbs 31 teaches us that a virtuous woman is most desired and searched after by a REAL man of God.

The Proverbs 31 woman can be compared to a diamond. Diamonds are precious, of high cost, valuable, cherished, their pure and durable. Diamonds are capable of withstanding wear and tare.

Just as we take care of the diamonds we own, God takes care of us. We are pure and spotless in God’s eyes.

God designed each of us specifically for a special purpose, just like a jewelry maker designs a diamond.

Ladies it’s time to STOP shaking up, STOP tripping, and know that you HAVE a man who loves you!! JESUS!

Ladies take a second and acknowledge God’s presence and He will whisper sweet nothings to you. He will tell you how much He loves you, how special you are in His eyes, just like His word tells us in the bible.

Stop depending on a man and depend on God! We need to start bragging on Jesus and ALL that He’s done for us!

With Jesus, you don’t have to drop it likes it’s hot, all He wants is for you to spend some fellowship time with Him. (in prayer, praise, worship and getting into His word daily) He wants to know you deeply, not just on the surface when you come to church.

Single ladies, you already have a man who knows how to treat you! God is loving you and taking care of you and when you develop a true relationship with Him and then your man of God comes along, you’ll already know how he should treat you.

Married ladies, make sure you brag on the man who created your man!

We ALL need to know our worth and live our worth everyday!

John 4:10-18

5 Keys To Living What You Are Worth

1. You must have a pure heart and live holy. Matt 5:8. Act and dress like a woman of God at all times.

1 Timothy 2:8-10 Luke 1:58. Live holy to be blessed. Single ladies stop wearing sexy, too tight clothes to church in hopes of finding a man! 3 rules, nothing too tight, too short or too sexy, just don’t wear it!!

2. Be obedient to God, hear and obey His word.

3. Be a woman of compassion.

4. Be patient Hebrews 6:12. Diamonds don’t chance us around the jewelry store saying PICK ME PICK ME, so ladies we need to learn to wait patiently to be picked by our future husband. Also ladies, stay out of these married men’s faces. God won’t tell you that someone else’s husband is yours!

5. Be committed to living a godly lifestyle at all cost. 2 Thess 2:15

**Question: Diamonds, how do you plan to live your worth this year?** Please post your answers below.

6 Reasons Why I Love My Mega Church

 I attend Word Of Faith International Christian Center. I have been a member since Dec of 2002. My life has been forever changed since attending this church. I was born into a Christian home but we had not attended a word based church before Word of Faith. It’s refreshing to be apart of a church that teaches the word of God, not false doctrine,  manipulation and control. If it is in the word of God, it is taught in a practical way so that we can apply it to our everyday lives. At Word of Faith we receive weekly teaches on helpful life changing topics such as: how to run your family business, marriage advice, financial wisdom, guidance for parenting, how to walk in love, forgiveness, holiness, God’s power and purpose for your life, how to walk in faith and not fear, God’s healing power, prosperity and so much more. We are encouraged to read the bible and know God for ourselves and train our spiritual ears to hear His voice. We are not following a man, we’re following Christ.

I know many people can not imagine going to a larger church because of the size and lack of intimacy. My experience at Word of Faith has been the complete opposite of that. I have made more long-term friendships over the last six years with believers than I have ever in my whole life. The young people were very friendly and welcoming. The group I began to hang with spent a lot of time going to movies, out to eat, parks, house fellowships to listen to gospel music, play games, have prayer, bible studies and discussions. I got involved in children’s church, the book store and then the choir. Yes the church is large BUT  it quickly became my home and the members became my family.

Here are 6 reasons why I love my mega church:

1. The word of God is taught in a way that I can understand and apply to my everyday life. I am excited about the word and the things of God.

2. My Bishop and the first family are loving, led by God, wise, down to earth and have a heart for the people, to spread the gospel and win souls for the kingdom. The ministral team is the same way. They are always available to pray, counsel and provide spiritual guidance and support.

3.  Through our singles meeting bible studys, I learned what it meant to be a godly proverbs 31 woman. I learned the true purpose of dating and how to be holy in my lifestyle, thoughts and behavior. I meet my husband at the church and we grew in God and friendship together. When he felt led, he prayed and approached me and we dated for the purpose of marriage. Now we’ve been married for 26 months and we are forever grateful for our church continually teaching us the word of God and how to apply it to our everyday lives. The church has a marriage ministry that we now participate in as well.

4. I have grown so much in God because of the word and the fellowship with the believers there. I learned what it meant to have an intimate relationship with the Lord and see Him as my daddy and not the big man in the sky.

5. Because of attending the church, I began to attend GphiG campus ministry meetings at Oakland University. I developed relationships with my ministers there and we still keep in contact after all these years. Min. Angela Bullock taught me so much about being a woman of God and seeing God as my heavenly daddy. Min Carmen Bessant played a vital role in me beginning counseling and getting set free from the past issues of the rape that I experieced in 2000.

6. 95% of my friends attend my church. Word of Faith’s members are my family. My friends are my accountability partners, prayer partners, encouragers and so much more! We pray together and play together. It’s almost impossible to walk out your relationship with God without any fellowship. Believers who don’t attend church and don’t surround themselves with the other sold out believers will fail. The bible says not to forsake the fellowship of the believer.

For more information about our Southfield MI main headquarters church or our many our church locations throughout the world, please check out http://www.woficc.com

Word of Faith Int’l Christian Center

Bishop Keith A. Butler, Pastor
Pastor Andre Butler, Co-Pastor
20000 W. Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Phone: 248.353.3476
Fax: 248.353.3693
TTY: 248.355.0242

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