Lady Carolyn M. Summerset
Greetings and welcome. Heart of A Woman Ministries this ministry is dedicated to serving the body of Christ through the dedication and effectiveness of Christ-centered women.
Women are to the center (heart) of daily activities of our everyday lives. We are wives, mothers, sisters, aunts, girlfriends, coworkers, entrepeneurs, elders, ministers, and pastors. We are women who are implementing the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19 - 20) of fellowship, discipleship, ministry, evangelism, and worship where we have been assigned by the Holy Spirit. We endeavor to fulfill our purpose and destiny as ordained by our Creator.
Very little gets done that has not gone through the hands of a woman. Knowing this, we strive for the Excellence of the Proverbs 31 Woman. It is our mission to encourage women to move past situations, disappointments, hurts, rejection, fear and themselves in order that they might live their best life! We have chosen to recognize and encourage each other in understanding that we are unique but have a common goal of glorifying God in the earth! Our ministry is to reflect the love of God revealed in the Shed Blood of our Risen Saviour Jesus Christ!
It is my focus, that as we continue to move through the various duties and obligations that we face on a daily basis, that we do so with our mind, soul, and spirit deeply centered in His perfect will.
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Faith That Moves The Heart of God
The woman with the Issue of Blood is one of the most powerful illustration of faith in the Bible. It reveals the personal interaction of the Saviour with a woman who had an issue.
Reaching For His Hem
Jesus and his disciples were returning to Galilee and were met by a crowd on the shore as they anxiously awaited His expected arrival.
It was at this time that Jairus, a ruler in the synagogue, fell at Jesus' feet to ask him to heal his 12-year old daughter, who was dying (verse 42).
We also discover, that in Verse 43, the woman with the issue of blood has been injected into the scenario and we discover that she had been suffering with an issue for 12 long years!
"Twelve is a perfect number, signifying perfection of government, or of governmental perfection. It is found as a multiple in all that has to do with rule. The sun which "rules" the day, and the moon and stars which "govern" the night, do so by their passage through the twelve signs of the Zodiac which completes the great circle of the heavens of 360 (12 x 30) degrees or divisions, and thus govern the year." E. W. Bullinger; http://www.biblestudy.org/bibleref/meaning-of-numbers-in-bible/12.html.
My first though was that the Jairus' daughter had been alive as long as the woman with the issue had been sick!
According to Dr. Ralph F. Wilson, The NIV says "As Jesus was on his way, the crowds almost crushed him" (8:42). The word translated "crushed" or "thronged" (KJV) is Greek sumpnigo, "as a hyperbolic expression for 'crowd around, press upon,' something like 'almost crush.' " It is the same word used by the Gospel writers in the Parable of the Soils (8:14) to describe the thorns "choking" the wheat and making it unfruitful."
Can you imagine Jesus pressing his way through the crowd with Jairus alongside of Him, mindful that every moment that passes brings his precious daughter closer to death?!
Our attention now focuses on a woman who had been through much, for St. Mark writes: "She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse."-- 5:26. Luke 8:43 said that she "could not" be healed!
Edersheim notes, "On one leaf of the Talmud not less than eleven different remedies are proposed, of which at most only six can possibly be regarded as astringents or tonics, while the rest are merely the outcome of superstition, to which resort is had in the absence of knowledge." Even today, with all our medical skill, a hysterectomy is the only treatment that helps many women. But in her day, nothing was really effective.
Not only is our Verse 43 woman sick, she cannot be healed. To add insult to injury, she is viewed in her culture as unclean! She is even forbidden entry into the synagogue for worship! As Christ has stepped onto the shore, it is the crowd that now stands between her and her healing. However, it is this woman's determination that overcomes the obstacle of the crowd and her healing!
This woman's purpose was to meet Jesus but why did she find herself on the ground where she could be trampled? Shame makes us feel unworthy. She had already been shunned by family and friends. She knew she was not worthy of us attention. Have you done something that you knew you shouldn't have done? and even worse the community found out about it! The Woman at the Well bears witness! To get something that was necessary to sustain life, water, she would go to the well at the heat of the day while everyone else went in the cool of the day.
This woman's issue weighed on her so much that she felt if I can just touch the hem of His garment. The Saviour felt "virtue" leave His body and asked who had touched Him! The disciples looked at Him as though He was loosing it. With, being pressed by the crowd, how could someone not touch Him! There she was, at the feet of Jesus! Saving Faith says if you get there, I will work for you!