I recommend Daughter, You Can Make It by Dag Heward-Mills. Here are a few quotes from the book…
Many women are embittered by their lives’ experiences. They are hardened, unforgiving and unmerciful. The painful experiences of life have washed away the beauty of faith and trust. “Never trust a man,” they say. They say to themselves, “Never trust another woman.” I notice how many women live in
solitude. They are loners with almost no friends. Notice how Jesus spoke to the woman of Samaria. He was trying to get this woman to believe the things he was saying.
…WOMAN, BELIEVE ME, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
Notice how Jesus spoke to the woman caught in adultery. This was a woman who had almost lost her life at the hands of unforgiving men. He wanted her to believe in love again.
…WOMAN, WHERE ARE THOSE THINE ACCUSERS? hath no man condemned thee? She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
Notice also how Jesus spoke to this woman who had suffered from scoliosis for eighteen years. This woman had been through many things. She had been in bitterness and pain for a long time. This woman needed a miracle. Notice how Jesus addressed her in church:
…WOMAN, THOU ART LOOSED from thine infirmity. And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.
Luke 13:12,13I believe that these quotes have encouraged you to want to get a copy or copies of this book. It would change your life even as it has changed many others. daghewardmillsbooks.org/shop/index.php?productID=79Women are doing the things men are supposed to do. And I am happy to say women are doing these jobs very well. There are Deborahs who are ready to take the honour and win battles for the Lord. I suggest to every pastor, to release the Deborahs into the harvest fields. What the Baraks cannot do, God has raised up Deborahs to do. In my own experience, I have found that women are very good pastors and shepherds. When they get their hands to the plough, things really get moving. I have found women to be more receptive to the anointing and more open to spiritual leadership. Perhaps the original plan was that men should occupy these great leadership positions. Perhaps in the original plan men should have borne all the fruit. Unfortunately, there are always men like Barak, who for various reasons do not do what they are called to do. This is why God has to fall on people like Deborah to accomplish his will. Dear friend, the will of God is fixed, settled and unchangeable.
God has decided to save this world. Jesus trained twelve disciples (men). I believe that the divine plan is that men should be used to lead the church into victory. However, the reality is that there are men like Barak with us. There must be Deborahs
who are going to fill the vacuum created by unfruitful, fearful and indecisive men.
The Scripture tells us that once God’s plan is established, he does not turn back his hand. Once he is determined to build his church, he will do it whatever it takes. He has threatened to use stones in the past. If stones can be used, how much more human
beings? That’s why I believe that women can also be used! Once, a donkey was used to send an important message to a stubborn pastor. Dear friend, if donkeys can be used to preach, so can anyone; and so can women.