I can’t remember the last time I anxiously waited to attend a Super Bowl party with my husband. Normally, my time spent at an event like this is talking with the other wives who were brought along with their husbands. This year was different though, I was anticipating Beyonce’s half-time performance. Ms. Bey did her thing, honey! She delivered everything her audience wanted. Her singing, stage presence, hair, and everything about her was executed flawlessly and powerfully.
I heard many Christian women criticizing and condemning her performance but that’s not my practice. Instead I chose to applaud and bless. This is how I was EMPOWERED by the half-time performance. I noticed how everyone acknowledged her as “QUEEN B” so I begin to investigate and think of how I view my self and what does the Word of God say about a Queen. The book of Proverbs in Chapter 31 illustrates the characteristics of a Queen. It encourages and promotes a woman of God to act and operate as a Queen.
After reading Proverbs 31:10-31, here is what I envision for a Queen of the Kingdom of God. A queen is filled with the wisdom of God, she suffers, and she sacrifices and becomes beautiful because of it. She proves that she could hold her own kingdom (her home) together. She rules with power in the market place and at home. But she cares deeply about something bigger than herself and that is her commitment to God.
When a woman has owned her worth and value we can see it. I saw that through Beyonce on stage. Regardless of the critics she lives like a Queen, she performs like one, and she is to the world Queen Bey! We can’t look to the world for our standards or for our worth, but we can be reminded to get in the Word of God and find out what He says. Only God can crown us and He already has! For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. (Psalm 8:5 KJV)
I thank You for choosing us to be royalty and crowning us all as Your Queens. Father, we place You on the throne of our hearts, in our nation, in our homes, churches, and work places. We ask for the grace to rule as wise women and powerful women not by the world’s standard, but by Your kingdom’s. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!
I EMPOWER you on today rule from the power that God has placed in you. The Lord has made you apart of a kingdom of might and power. He is backing you up! I EMPOWER you to no longer let satan, fear, doubt, insecurity, inferiority, immaturity, or irresponsibility rob you of your crown.
What are you doing to transition into the Queen that the Father desires you to be?
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Mrs. Lisa M. Purnell-Marshall is happily married to the wonderful and inspiring Antoine L. Marshall. She is the proud mother of two gorgeous girls. Her voice is one of the leading and authentic voices for breast-feeding, especially for the African-American community and Generation Y. She currently works inside of her home and plans to become a professional licensed lactation consultant in 2014. She and her family are members at Spirit of Liberty Church located in Markham, IL. Embracing the love that God has for her, Lisa labors to live an acceptable and pure life through the leading and keeping of the Holy Spirit so that her attitude, words, and actions attract the glory of God. In her free time she loves receiving manis and pedis. Her favorite promises that she find comfort and reassurance in are: Psalm34:19: “A righteous man may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all” and Luke 6:38: “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”