Women: God’s Secret Weapon to Preserve Our Nation

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” -John Adams

My father believes that you can determine a person’s intelligence by how far into the future they plan. If all they work for is a party weekend, that tells you something about them. But if the person has a 1-year, 5-year, or 10-year plan, that also reflects something about their intelligence and their character.

I would take what my father said a step further and link morality with forward-thinking as well. A person who has a clear sense of right and wrong tends to think further into the future. They long to leave a legacy, to make the world a better place, and to share the blessings they enjoy. They think about the type of nation their children and grandchildren will experience. They also tend to care more about ideals and working toward them. This could be the reason John Adams said the U.S. Constitution was made for a moral and religious people.

Our Founding Fathers knew that “government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master” (George Washington). The Founders put into place clear checks and balances to control government and to foster individual responsibility among its citizens.

Shortsighted individuals will use governmental force to satisfy their own immediate needs and wants. Forward-thinking individuals realize that when we abdicate personal responsibility to the government, we enslave future generations. Thus the need for a moral and religious people – people who will not use government to take from one group of people and give it to others.

In my opinion, there is only one way to reclaim our country and that is to instill moral and religious values into the current and future generations. And the best way I know to impact generations is through women. It is said that a good woman impacts four generations. Think about that! That’s her children, her grandchildren, her great grandchildren and her great great grandchildren. As William Russ Wallace wrote, “The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.”
 
I have found this to be true. Today, I and thousands of others are still being influenced by my fifth great grandmother, Dicey Langston (a 14-year-old girl who saved an entire village during the Revolutionary War). Women who are clear about who they are and what they stand for, who lean upon the Lord and reflect His light, impact the world in powerful ways. Their influence radiates, ripples and cascades through time.

Imagine if we were to bring together thousands of these women so they could learn from, support and encourage one another. Then they would no longer be a single prism standing alone reflecting God’s love and light to the world. They would be part of a glorious chandelier of prisms, tied together in a way that could not be ignored.

Women coming together to light the world could be part of what Isaiah saw in his vision of the last days:

Isaiah 60:1-4,8

“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.  Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side.  Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?”

In an ever-darkening world, women are God’s secret weapon. As we wake up and get clear about who we are and our relationship to Him, His light shines through us. Then as we encourage and support one another, we “arise and shine. Our light is come, for the glory of the Lord rises upon us.”

As we light up the world, leaders of nations will take notice, and good people everywhere will flock to the Light like doves to the windows.

If you would like to join with other like-minded Christian women across denominational lines to make a difference, we want to hear from you!  Join us in April 2010 for the Light the World: Birthing Your Destiny Retreat.

12 Comments

  1. Marnie, these quotes and your comments are right on target! When people are not moral it makes them incapable of regulating themselves. Then someone needs to step in to do it for them. That opens up huge problems with power seekers and out of control government agencies.

    It’s much better to live righteously so that our freedoms remain. We want to be free now and for all the generations to come!

  2. Hi Marnie,
    I love all of the insight you have gotten thru the scriptures. I need to read them more and become a scriptorian like you. You have such a good understanding. I always hesitate to get dates for myself because of family things, but this time I feel it is legitimate. Our youngest son will be coming home from his mission to Fresno on April 21. He got a 6 week extension so we will all be anxious to see him. I think your retreat of like-minded women sounds great. I will be anxious to hear how it goes. Hopefully you will do another one. I would like to take my daughters and daughters -in-law. Nan

  3. Hi Nan! Thanks for you kind comments. Congrats on your son coming home in April! I know you’re excited about that! Our son just landed in Honduras last week. Just another 22 months to go. 🙂

    I understand totally why you can’t be at the event, but if you know anyone who would enjoy it, please do spread the word. 🙂 Take care!

  4. Thank you so much for being a blessing to all.praying that God continue to inspire you to help the nations around the world.
    God bless.
    Martin from Uganda.

  5. Absolutely brilliant. I do feel that women are so career driven and determined now a days we forget what a privelage and a duty it is to be a women. I want to be successful and am constantly striving to do so … but am very aware that we should all do that with our feminine flair. And if we involve God and “let His light shine through us” surely we’ll all be that blessing that God calls us to be.

  6. Marnie,
    I’ve been thinking about some of these same things lately! I love the points you make, and how well you state them! I love your dad’s definition of intelligence because it makes me an off-the-chart genius!!! 😉 I think as women we greatly underestimate our power and influence! You are an inspiration to me as you go forth and fulfill your purpose in a powerful way! Thanks for all you share with me and other women!
    Alisa

  7. I stand in awe of how God is raising us women around the world. I have been awakened to the call of God ro raise up women and begin to help them align their lives with the promises of God. As a result of this ‘awakening’, my prayer group and I are working hard to do what God has told us to do. We are to hold ‘THE GREAT AWAKENING CONFERENCES FOR WOMEN all over Denmark and the Nations. Our first of these conferences is on April 24 2010. We are a group that has been in existence since 2007 and are all foreigners in this country and we are not even known in this but God has been opening up doors for us and connecting us with people we didn’t even know we could one day share the pulpit with and He (God) keeps showing himself faithful to this end time prophetic calling. I encourage all women to stand together in prayer and let God move mightily through women in this final hour.

  8. Thanks everyone for your comments! Hildah, I think it’s wonderful that while we’re bringing women together over here in the states you’ll be doing the same thing in Denmark in April! Keep up the great work!

  9. Hi Marnie,
    Sounds like the retreat is taking on a political nature. Now it’s confusing, however, I do appreciate your presenting this prior to the event.

  10. Actually, Chris, it’s not political in the least. No part of the retreat will be political. I just personally feel that women who live true to who Jesus Christ created them to be are more forward thinking. And like the poet said, the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world. Women impact societies… especially good women. Just a by product of living in the Light.

    Marnie

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