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Called of God

I have news for you. I haven't always been this bold. I used to be shy until I found out shyness was a form of fear. My voice used to shake when I stood in the pulpit. I was too concerned about what people thought. God is calling women to win souls for the kingdom of God. Today women are acting as modern day apostles, risking imprisonment, torture and their lives to plant churches that teach the Good News. In Russia, Natasha Shedrevaya, a church planter, oversees her Moscow-based denomination of 300 churches, as well as 300 churches in the former Soviet Union. Her goal is to plant a church in every Siberian village. In China, Sister Peng, like the Apostle Paul, has been tortured and imprisoned many times. She is now a fugitive for the sake of the Gospel. She risks her life to distribute Bibles to pastors, travels from village to village and preaches the Gospel and trains missionaries to go into the predominantly Muslim republics of China. According to Spirit Led Woman Magazine, between one-half to two thirds of all church planters in China are women between the ages of 18-24. Faith To Raise The Dead In Africa, the faith of Nneka Ekechukwu brought her husband back to life after he had been dead for two days. Pastor Daniel Ekechukwu's chest was crushed in a car accident on November 30, 2001. Though he survived the crash, he later died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital as he was instructing his wife to carry on the work of their church. Nneka, knowing it wasn't time for her husband to die, held on to Hebrews 11:35, which states, "Women received their dead raised to life again...." When family members wanted to bury her husband, she steadfastly refused, insisting that he be taken to a Reinhard Bonnke service that was being held in the area. There, under the anointing, he was brought back to life, and his testimony is bringing many souls into the kingdom. Imagine for a moment if Nneka would not have stood on the Word and exercised her faith! Get Aggressive It's time to be aggressive where the promises of God are concerned. We have been told that we would do greater works than Jesus (John 14:12), but if we hold back, we'll never see that promise fulfilled. I don't know about you, but I am aggressive about my inheritance. I want everything that God has for me. I'm not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and I'll preach it to anyone who has ears to hear. You may say, "That's fine for you because you are bold in the things of God, but I am too shy to preach to a crowd." I have news for you. I haven't always been this bold. I used to be shy until I found out shyness was a form

of fear. My voice used to shake when I stood in the pulpit. I was too concerned about what people thought. However, I got tired of being limited by fear and anxiety. After searching the Scriptures, I found out who I was in Christ and obtained deliverance from fear. Now I am free from people bondage and am as bold as a lion when it comes to God's Word. You may not be called to minister before millions, but you are called to win souls where you are. God desires fullness for your life, regardless of your gender or age. He has prepared paths full of good works for you to walk in and prearranged for you to live the good life (Eph. 2:10 AMP). I encourage you to boldly lay hold of what is rightfully yours and step out in faith to receive the promises of God. Don't allow fear to keep you from rising up and taking your rightful place.