1. Through God’s grace we will help and not hinder men. Through His strength, we will individually pour a drink for our spouses. We will ask God for ways to honor, serve, and outpour to men in our family, church, and city. As daughters of God, we find our strength in Him and have no need to emasculate them, undermine their leadership, exploit their need. We will guard our hearts and thus, allow our brothers to guard theirs.
2. We will invite the Spirit of God to work in our hearts, homes, churches, workplaces, and cities. We cannot stand idly by while religiosity hushes His voice or relegates His position in some segregated Godhead to the back of the church bus. We welcome His help and His fullness in concert with the authority of God’s Word to “not quench the Holy Spirit” and we will also “test and prove all things” so that we may “hold fast to that which is good.” (1 Thessalonians 5:19, 21)
3. We refuse to close our eyes to the reality that Sunday still proves to be the most segregated day of the week. If every tribe and tongue will worship before the Lamb (Revelation 7:9-12), then arguments of worship-style preference fall as flat as an old soda. Passivity cannot be allowed to peddle the excuse of preference. Racial, generational, and denominational divisions in the Body of Christ weaken our testimony and effectiveness. “What we are comfortable with” is not what matters. We are willing to forgo the familiar and become uncomfortable to support unity through time, service and prayer.
4. We will listen for the distant cries of women still waiting on the shorelines of faith and decision for something to believe in. We will respond to their groans and show them who Jesus is and who He has been to us, more than enough to build our lives around. We will reach out to them with the truth of the gospel and the raw truth of our own story.
We will ally toward unity and purity and dependency upon the power of the Holy Spirit because we want to see the goodness of God in the land of the living.
We don't just want to know about God.
We want His heart: in the heights of victory and the depths of the suffering and in the outpouring of a new Kingdom wave rising.
We position our hearts and ally not by our own might, but by the power of the Holy Spirit.