Sunday, May 23, 2010

Who is my Elizabeth?

When Mary, was given the biggest news of her life, she had no husband

to confide in. Her first instinct after her visit from the angel of

the Lord was to immediately go out and seek Godly counsel from her

cousin Elizabeth. Then Mary said, "Behold the maidservant of the Lord!

Let it be to me according to your word." And the angel departed from

her. Now Mary arose in those days and went into the hill country with

haste, to a city of Judah and entered the house of Zacharias and

Elizabeth. Luke 1:38-40

Mary didn't waste any time, she went with haste. The definition of the

word haste is: to move with speed, or in a hurry or a rush.

As a Christian woman, who is your Elizabeth? Who do you rush to in a

hurry? Who do you seek for your Godly counsel? If you don't have an

Elizabeth of your very own, ask God to put one in your life. I have

included below a few characteristics to look for in your Elizabeth.

Your Elizabeth should:

  • Have a steadfast walk with the Lord.
  • Give Godly counsel in truth and love.
  • Encourage you in your walk in faith.
  • Encourage you in your marriage, studies, career and relationships.
  • Be someone whom you desire to learn from.
  • Pray for you and encourage you when you are down and out with life stress.
  • Rejoice in your successes.
  • See your God-given gifts and encourage you to use them.

Your Elizabeth should not:

  • Gossip with others about things you have shared.
  • Disrespect your partner or family.
  • Remind you of past failures, or make fun of your shortcomings.
  • Pull you away from others.
  • Discourage you from serving the Lord.
  • Be in competition with you, or insecure in your achievements.
  • Your Elizabeth should not take the Glory of God for herself by saying I prayed for her that's why she is driving this car or that's why she has gotten that job.

Take a moment and stop to ask yourself, "Who is my Elizabeth?"

Reader’s Contribution


Adri Costa said...

So many people ignore the importance of having an Elizabeth in their lives and end up losing the opportunity, many times given by God, to listen to the right advice, the right word, the right guidance on what to do in order to overcome problems and difficulties in their lives. I do thank God because He has given me the chance of having Elizabeths in my life and they have been a great blessing in each and every way. I am also happy to see that God has used my life to be an Elizabeth in the lives of my friends. I keep on praying and watching for Him to keep the qualities and characteristics of the true Elizabeth in me and always allow me to find them on those whom I trust. Thank you Marcia for such inspiration.

Donna said...

Thanks Marcia and God bless you.

flocos said...

Very strong inspiration Mrs Marcia, this is my desire,i want to have this in my mind,always asking my God for me to be an Elizabeths to other , I thank God for the many Elizabeths I have in my life as well.

Thank you so much and God bless you always.

Veronica Nunes

lindiwe said...

Dear Mrs Marcia,

Thanks for the article,I sometimes feel that I should not bother people to tell them about the promblems that I am facing but Thank God I now can be able to ask for the advice I have found my Elizabeth