I Want to Be a Stephen!

After I studied what I’m about to share with you I was like a school girl again, raising my hand, begging my teacher “pick me! Pick me!”

I’m kicking myself for not getting this lesson sooner. I had listened to voices for so long that said, “You’re no better than a servant girl” “you have no power” “you have no ability”. Those were Satan’s lies and no longer will I let them rule in my thoughts.

Okay, listen here, ladies…

Did you know that Stephen was just a waiter in a small restaurant? No, seriously! He served food to customers and washed tables…BUT he was a believer. Did you catch that big bold but? Acts 6:8 says this about Stephen, “a man full of gods grace and power, performed amazing miracles and signs among the people.” Doesn’t this just excite you? (You can show emotion. No one is looking!)

Stephen, a waiter, an ordinary man, showed up and through Gods grace carried out miracles-not just little or simple miracles, but amazing miracles. And all in front of the people that he lived among.

Let’s let this just sink in for a minute. Stephen wasn’t an apostle or prophet.  He wasn’t an evangelist or a pastor. He wasn’t even a teacher of the Word. He was an ordinary, nothing out of the norm, believer of Jesus Christ.

Ladies, the word says that he “was full of gods grace and POWER”! He had Gods power within him and guess what! So do you and me! His grace and power entered us when we accepted Christ as our Savior. It’s the same grace as Stephen’s. We can use it.  Why don’t we? Really.

No matter if you are a businesswoman, stay-at-home mom, doctors, school teacher, student, politician, investor, real estate agent, police officer- occupation does not matter. He commissions us all (read Mark 16:15-18).

I want to be a Stephen! I want to use all the grace and power that God gave me (it never runs out) to perform AMAZING miracles and signs.  I’ve seen them from others and through prayer. I want to be able to touch a woman’s hand and see God enter her heart in a completely new way. I want to see the faces of women, when the truth being shared, turns on like a lightbulb within them.

So, I sit here, worship music playing, eyes closed, hand raised, just like a school girl asking God to Pick me! Pick me! And you know what? He always says yes to the willing.

Lord, my biggest desire is to serve you. I pray that your overflowing grace and power spill out of us ordinary women who want to see miracles happen. Holy Spirit, rain down. In your name, amen.

Tara DeMaris

Tara, graduate of Crown College, is the mother to four beautiful children.  Together, Tara and her husband, David, and their family make their home in North Pole, Alaska.  Tara is passionate about reaching the hearts of women and young ladies.  She loves to write and teach God's Word.  God put a desire in Tara's heart over seven years ago to start a ministry that reached women and today she has founded Titus II Woman Ministry.  God is showing her miracles and his hand at work every day.
Tara, graduate of Crown College, is the mother to four beautiful children. Together, Tara and her husband, David, and their family make their home in North Pole, Alaska. Tara is passionate about reaching the hearts of women and young ladies. She loves to write and teach God’s Word. God put a desire in Tara’s heart over seven years ago to start a ministry that reached women and today she has founded Titus II Woman Ministry. God is showing her miracles and his hand at work every day.

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