Nasty Woman

What a week it has been in our country!
I’ll confess, I watched the Inauguration because I genuinely thought Trump was going to be assassinated.
Ivanka and Melania were gorgeous.
But Melania is a mystery.
I’m usually good at reading people, but her…I got nothing.
The next day, Facebook feeds and news outlets were filled to the gills with news of millions of women descending on cities all over the world.
Donning pink toboggans (and some other interesting attire…) they marched and chanted and stood up for what they were passionate about.
ashley-judd
Most notably Ashley Judd, Madonna, and Alicia Keys used their celebrity to lead others in the cause.
A lot of my friends marched in their respective cities.
People I love dearly and respect.
I chose not to march.
Not because I don’t believe women should be treated equally.
I do.
But we are not equal.
Men cannot physically carry life in their bodies and then feed those babies from their breasts.
Women, conversely cannot physically go up against a 320 pound Offensive Lineman of the Green Bay Packers.
We are different.
But not less important than one another.
We were created to compliment each other.
Both male and female are differently made in the image of God to bring forth His glory.
I’m not sure much glory was brought forth on Saturday….
Instead of marching I choose to fight with different tactics.
if my peopleGod gave us a sword to use to fight battles, His sword of truth.

Ephesians 6:12
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
A girl with a sword.
That’s how I want to be known.
That’s how I want my girls to be known.
Not that they marched through the city streets with a vagina costume on their head.
Although I’m sure those girl’s mothers were proud of them…

I want us all to be known as warriors for Christ.
The woman who will stand up for injustice of other women all over the world who are violated and mutilated and forgotten.
The woman who will serve the least of these and not need a front page headline telling the world about their work.
I want to be a nasty woman for the Kingdom.
Whatever that may look like.
Lord, here I am!  Use me!
I want to be a woman who is nasty with the blood of scraped knees as I pray for lost loved ones and healing of diseased bodies.
A woman who is nasty with the sweat of working to lift others up and encouraging them and causing unity, not division.
A woman who is nasty with a tear streaked face of pure joy when those prayers are answered and when hearts are tender to the Holy Spirit and when God’s presence is so thick you can physically reach and touch Heaven.
I want to raise daughters who, when faced with troubling times and adversity, will take to the throne room and not the court room.
Can you imagine how differently our landscape would be if millions of men and women took to the streets and became the hands and feet of Jesus to proclaim the good news?
Luke 4:18 gives us a glimpse of that
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free,
Can you imagine?!
He wants all of us free!
The turmoil and divisiveness and pain the people of the world are going through is NOT what God wants for us!
Instead of taking to the streets lets take to our knees and wield the only weapon we need for victory.
Then, and only then, God can heal our land.

37 thoughts on “Nasty Woman

  1. Thank you. I believe in the power of prayer and the power of protest. God, gives us the strength to use our voices in multiple ways. Praying is important, but I don’t think our work stops there. Prayer requires faith and as is stated in James 2, “Faith without works is dead.” Unity is a beautiful and powerful tool when coupled with fervent prayer. To see people of different faiths work together to try to right wrongs peacefully, and make our country what it needs to be- is awesome!

    Even though, what some of them wore on their heads was not my preference, I choose not to criticize what didn’t symbolize hate, because I am ever so mindful of my foreparents who had to be concerned of the white sheets that some wore on their heads that very much symbolized hate by those who threatened my foreparents lives, those who supported equality and our democracy. If I were to criticize the marchers for some of your reasons, I would first criticize the many publications that picture women’s vaginas as toys exploited for others’ lust and displaying others’ as sex objects. I would criticize those who purchase them and pose in them- including our current first lady.

    But again, thanks for your view. I think there is room for multiple viewpoints, forms of protest and forms of poetic expression….

    • Thank you Bren for your perspective. It takes all kinds to make the world! I appreciate your honesty and transparency. I hope you didn’t see a critical heart as you read though, because that certainly was not my goal. I too see ANY outlet that victimizes, demeans and hurts women all over the world as a work of the enemy. God bless you and your family!

    • Excuse me, but how is Abortion “not hate”? How is a group of women carrying posters with obscenities towards men, “not hate”? How is dressing the way so many of the women dressed “half naked”? “Objectifying women”? Women are objectifying themselves. The toys you speak of. They are made by mostly women! There is only one way, one truth, one life and no one can go to the father except through Him, Jesus Christ our lord and savior. So you see, your faith without works was not for you to do work to bring forth things for yourself it is all to glorify God. Works to Glorify Him not us. I don’t believe the teenage women ,who at 18 and under have no idea about the reality of life yet, know the darkness they are being trained to walk in.

      But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness. You but denying its power. And from such people turn away! For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was. Timothy 3

      This chapter in Timothy is what Saturday’s March was. And it being as old as it is has nothing more than proved itself to be true in this dark age we live in,
      PROVERBS
      Chapter 4
      Security in Wisdom
      Hear, my children, the instruction of a father,
      And give attention to know understanding;
      For I give you good doctrine:
      Do not forsake my law.
      When I was my father’s son,
      Tender and the only one in the sight of my mother,
      He also taught me, and said to me:
      “Let your heart retain my words;
      Keep my commands, and live.
      Get wisdom! Get understanding!
      Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth.
      Do not forsake her, and she will preserve you;
      Love her, and she will keep you.
      Wisdom is the principal thing;
      Therefore get wisdom.
      And in all your getting, get understanding.
      Exalt her, and she will promote you;
      She will bring you honor, when you embrace her.
      She will place on your head an ornament of grace;
      A crown of glory she will deliver to you.”
      Hear, my son, and receive my sayings,
      And the years of your life will be many.
      I have taught you in the way of wisdom;
      I have led you in right paths.
      When you walk, your steps will not be hindered,
      And when you run, you will not stumble.
      Take firm hold of instruction, do not let go;
      Keep her, for she is your life.
      Do not enter the path of the wicked,
      And do not walk in the way of evil.
      Avoid it, do not travel on it;
      Turn away from it and pass on.
      For they do not sleep unless they have done evil;
      And their sleep is taken away unless they make someone fall.
      For they eat the bread of wickedness,
      And drink the wine of violence.
      But the path of the just is like the shining sun,
      That shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.
      The way of the wicked is like darkness;
      They do not know what makes them stumble.
      My son, give attention to my words;
      Incline your ear to my sayings.
      Do not let them depart from your eyes;
      Keep them in the midst of your heart;
      For they are life to those who find them,
      And health to all their flesh.
      Keep your heart with all diligence,
      For out of it spring the issues of life.
      Put away from you a deceitful mouth,
      And put perverse lips far from you.
      Let your eyes look straight ahead,
      And your eyelids look right before you.
      Ponder the path of your feet,
      And let all your ways be established.
      Do not turn to the right or the left;
      Remove your foot from evil.–

      So no, we should not walk together in all faiths together to protest. Seekers of God the father, Jesus Christ the son, and the Holy Spirit that works in us. They should actually walk a totally different way. Saturday in ” no way, shape or form” glorified the God you think you may have been glorifying. It glorified Satan , lucifer, beezlebub whatever you may call him the angel of death. That is exactly who and what Saturday’s march glorified.

      • I hate to sound so cruel, but comments like yours are why I have struggled with going to church.
        People marched last Saturday to have their voices heard. They want this new administration to know that WE will not be treated as he has so wickedly treated women in his past, like second class citizens there for his pleasure.
        I’m sure you are a lovely person, but this reply did not leave a good taste in my mouth and heaven forbid our gender take up for ourselves. Apparently that’s a sin.

        • kellee mantle e….why did all of hrc’s devotees give the pervert bill a free pass Always? did Ashley judd understand that she sounded more like a little hitler than her vilifying of the potus. America should celebrate or at least recognize the importance of a change in power. that was why hrc and bho’s presence at the inauguration was so important. this mass of women descending the next day looked like poor sportsmanship to me and some others. hitler came to power by yelling and screaming against the government of post WWI Germany. he wanted things to reflect what he considered was best for his country. like trump or not, he gained the white house as he was supposed to…by winning the electoral college. the electorates understood this and stood by the way the people voted…this is the precedence of this country. because a certain segment lost, they choose to no longer want that. because they lost, they want to turn out en masse to protest. because they lost, they want to scream and yell in the name of whatever disgruntled form of liberalism they identify with. yes, fight for equal pay. fight for equality in ways that are being denied you, or you feel are being denied to you. I think there was a lot of hypocrisy involved in this march. women who were pro-life were not asked to join. I saw little of the truly disadvantaged of America. where were the poor, the disabled, the elderly?? wanting a piece of the pie is ok, but don’t be hypocritical about it….this was as Ashley judd showed a demonstration against the potus – and mainly because she lost. say what you want about persons that hold a different view from yours, but you cannot show where they act like heathen whenever their point of view is neither the prevalent one nor when they are in power. the news being shoveled out by all major media is proclaiming your unhappiness, not stating that some of us are very content and hopeful for the future. like the lady who you responded to, I think the liberalism and immoral state of our society at present can only bring us sorrow. you may be ashamed of our potus (and some of that contempt is deserved) but rest assured that I feel just as great a sorrow and contempt for the liberals of Hollywood. I did not watch the awards show, but it took little courage for one liberal to stand up in front a society of liberals who feel their own importance. what would have been courageous would be one person who would stand against that crowd even if it meant not working in that weird town ever again…..that person would have my respect. until then meryl streep and ashely and ashton need to pay for their time slots if they wish to use an award show to pout.

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  3. Jill this was a great read and I enjoyed it. I don’t know what you do for a living but if you are not writing maybe you should take it up. Thank you.

  4. Amen and Amen! Thank you, Jill, for this and your whole blog…. it is Holy Spirit inspired and I am in full agreement! What a blessing you are and I know your sweet Mama must be proud!!

    • Oh Lezlie! You make me smile! Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words! I still can’t believe that people read my little corner of the internet! So so thankful for you!

  5. May He be exalted and glorified by your work. Don’t ever budge on your Faith which is also in the law. The enemy will sneak in and cause you to reduce the impact of the message for those that are walking in darkness. In fear of hurt feelings. You can cause someone to leave this message thinking they are still ok, and they are not. They will go on to the next march pridefull. God Bless

  6. I feel for Ashley Judd..she has stated over and over that she was sexual abused..I know where she is coming from..I too despise the man because he has money and thinks he can do what ever he wants to women because he has wealth and people know his name…I have relived my abuse over and over since I saw the clip and I have cried..can’t sleep..just can’t believe we have to see him plastered everywhere for the next 4 years. My emotions are ; why does he not have to pay for the scars he has left on these women? I was abused by a Dr. He lost his license but, not from me coming forward but 4 years after he abused me women with strength came forward.

    • Kathy I am so sorry that you were hurt at the hands of a man. We all have a story and I’d love to hear yours if you’d like to share. Please feel free to contact me through email. Also know that I’ll be praying for you for complete restoration of what was stolen from you. God is a healer and will never ever hurt or shame you. Love you very much sister.

    • I do not understand the comments toward the man Trump? He should pay for the scars he left on the women? What I don’t understand is why he has to pay, yet Bill Clinton who was president. Who took advantage of his power, was honored and praised for his abuse. This totally puzzles me.

  7. I see your point of view and certainly respect your thoughts. I agree the physical being of men and women are different each with their own strengths. The point is for legal equality in all areas and we are still a lon g way from that. I love and very much appreciate my strong man. But I want to be treated equally, legally. Legally get paid the same for the same work, legally get the healthcare I need without permission.

  8. Thank you for your insight, but may I ask a question for clarification? In your article you mention serving Christ, however in the first statements you say that you “watched the inauguration because you genuinely thought Trump would be assassinated.” Is this something that you were hoping for? I personally did not care for former President Obama’s liberal agenda. I, as well as my children 9 and 11 at the time, did watch Obama’s inauguration because it was history in the making. I would have never wished an assassination attempt on him and although I feel that he divided this country beyond what any human can repair I still do not wish that on him or his family. Donald Trump is a husband, father, and grandfather. He has a sin nature just like you and I. He may be saved by grace, just like you and I regardless of comments that he made years ago. I have to say that I discounted this article a bit at the very beginning due to this statement, and I pray that an assassination was not what you were hoping for on Inauguration Day. Please pray for our leaders regardless of whether or not you agree with them. This is what God commands of us in his Word. God bless you.

    • Good morning Karen! Thank you so much for reading my post and for taking the time to comment. I really do appreciate the opportunity to clarify for you my intentions of my words. I absolutely did not wish for him to be assassinated. That event would do nothing but cause confusion and more turmoil for our country. I watched the inauguration because I fully expected it to happen. The level of division and conflict in our country today seems unprecedented and he seems to be such a hated man that I assumed someone would stop him before he could even get started. Even though I didn’t vote for him, I genuinely wish him the best and pray for him daily in leading our country. I didn’t vote for Obama either, but like you, I watched his inauguration because of the history that he was making. I truly hope this clarifies things for you and again, I really appreciate the opportunity to explain myself! God bless you and your children!

  9. Confusing that you say you want to be a warrior for Christ, yet you began your article with sickening words. You stated that you watched the inauguration only to see our new president assasinated. Wow! As a Christian, I don’t see the parallel. We must be careful not to advertise ourselves as Christian warriors, if we don’t walk the talk!

    • Amber, thank you so much for your comment and for taking the time to read my post. I apologize if the way I started my blog post bothered you. That certainly was not my intention. Of course I didn’t watch the inauguration with the hopes of him being assassinated. I pray for him and our leaders everyday and never wish harm to come to them. What I said was I felt the likelihood of it happening was very high given the division that is present in our country today. I hope this clarifies my intentions. God bless you!

  10. I’m with Carol. Why does Trump have to pay? What about President Bill Clinton, President John F. Kenemy and all the other presidents and politicians that abused women, their wives, mistresses, etc?! Trump has plenty of high paid women in his businesses, of all color. Why was not an example set with these other womanizers???

  11. Once again I’m amazed at your wisdom, I know your mom is proud of you. You have grown into such a beautiful soul. ❤

  12. I found all of these posts very interesting. I particularly appreciated the respectful way the responses were written. This is how people are supposed to respond to each even in disagreement.
    I voted for President Trump because he was not a politician ! And he is a business man and understands that we cannot continue on the slippery slope of debt as a country or a free people. In
    Debt you are a slave to the lender. On welfare and other govt handouts, (and they are not handing out their own money, but that of the working people of America)you are also dependent on the govt and therefore a slave to their programs.
    The women marching were marching for one thing only, the right to allow men to use them for recreational sex and have no consequences! The man has no immediate consequences, the woman however is left to raise a child on her own, knowing that the man can return at any time 1,2,7 years in the future and demand “his fathers rights” to be in this child’s life, and our courts will grant it!!
    Or she decides to destroy her own child, (not a constitutional right or amendment , as many ” nasty ” women claim , but a court decision that can be overturned ), but making this decision, the woman condemns herself to live with the knowledge of her heinous decision for all eternity ! Hardly no consequences for the woman! Or her unborn child .
    The scriptures state clearly, in the last days good will be made to look evil and evil will be made to look good !! We have thrown our beautiful young women under the bus of immorality, and we have taken all sense of responsibility and purpose from our young men . Satan’s plan from the outset has been to destroy our families, and he is having great success! His counterfeits of sex for love, feeling good instead of being good, secular slavery to society instead of the lovely yoke of the Lord.

    I am amazed that so many are willing to judge President Trump and his wife for every past behavior real and alleged , yet give the pass to all others . These marching women are marching because Hillary wasn’t elected, and yet she has been proven to be guilty of a multitude of sin , not the least of which are, the failure to protect our brave people in Benghazi , the email disaster which for any one else would mean prison , not to mention maligning any woman her husband had anything to do with, and of course , as an attorney defending one of the three men who abducted and repeatedly raped and further abused a 12 year old girl, Hillary maligned the girl saying she enticed the men , and later bragged she got her man off with only one year in jail ! Why are these women not vilifying Hilary???
    Sorry this has been so long. Please daughters of our wonderful Heavenly Father, don’t call yourselves ” nasty” in any way shape or form . You are so much better than that ! I understand using their term and turning it for good , but really , we have many better words and I believe many reasons to not align with these women !

    My prayer is for all to return to His council. We need not repeat the nightmare of Babylon and the disintegration of Rome ! I believe our new President wishes to make our country strong again by restoring is to a law abiding citizenry. I pray we will all do our part In our shared sisterhood in Christ .

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