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Women are important for the growth of women. We are teachers, thinkers, artists, musicians, mothers, believers, motivators, leaders, nurturers, healers, scientists, physicians, soldiers, fighters, ministers, missionaries, lovers, athletes, philosophers, and helpers.
In essence, by divine design, we are doers. I can’t hear your answer, but I’m going to ask anyway. Why do you do the things you do for other women? To inspire? To help, to teach, or to lift? Maybe to connect? I know a fire burns in your bones to do good for others. And God needs doers to reach the lives of others.
President Russell M. Nelson, a father of nine daughters, elaborated in a 1989 general conference, “To help [each other] reach [our] celestial potential is part of the divine mission of woman. In partnership with God, her divine mission is to help spirits live and souls be lifted. This is the measure of her creation. It is ennobling, edifying, and exalting.”
Maybe He knows He can reach more and reach faster if women are a conduit to women. For example, “Mom-squads” (moms collaborating together to raise children) provide mothers a safety net of personal experiences to draw much-needed confidence to raise children; teams of women in the workplace create strong professional relationships that provide a springboard of motivation to stay focused, overcome hurdles, and set goals; women in religious organizations connect through spiritual discussion, fellowship and gatherings, mutual trust, and common morals; and women who are more independent in their endeavors sometimes meet with a friend one-on-one for mutual edification and connection.
I believe mortal women play an important role in the angelic ministry of God, and are called upon to lengthen His reach, through various mediums and capacities within our families, our church congregations, at work, at school, on the internet, and on the other end of the phone line. Narrowing the idea even further, I believe God reaches through women to women through our special capacity to foster deep connections and build relationships upon foundations of love, trust, and innate understanding.
This is not to say that God does not reach through men to come to women, for certainly this is true. Thankfully, it is true! An article in Forbes Magazine says the edification of women stems from the “Power of the Pack,” and proclaims, “There is a special place in heaven for women who support other women.” I would add the highest level of feminine empowerment happens in the name of God and through honest collaboration.
What are your thoughts on this? let us know in the comments!
The following was taken from the book, God Comes To Women currently on sale at cedarfort.com.