Thankful Thursday: Christian Women Servants

Today, I'm writing my Thankful Thursday post about Christian women who have dedicated themselves to serving the Lord.

I am thankful for the many Christian women who have followed
God's will for their lives. They have used their spiritual gifts and have found true joy in serving Him. These women are inspiring examples for us to follow. Here are four women that I am thankful for:

Susana Wesley
This Christian mother raised 19 children. She developed a personal relationship with each one by scheduling a private time with each one once a week. Two of her children grew up to become famous men of God. John Wesley, her 15th child, was a great preacher and the founder of the Methodist Church. Her 18th child, Charles Wesley, was one of the greatest hymnists of all time. Despite poverty, 2 house fires, and her husband leaving them for a year, she raised her children to trust in God and to serve Him.



Amy Carmichael
The Christian missionary, Amy Carmichael, founded the Dohnavur Fellowship in India in 1901. This orphanage has been a sanctuary for over one thousand children. Many of them were young girls that would have been dedicated to the gods and forced into prostitution to earn money for the priests. This orphanage is still in operation today. Amy Carmichael also wrote thirty-five books - many about missionary work. She served God in India for fifty-five years without furlough.



June Hunt
This woman is a Christian counselor. She helps people through her books and radio shows. June Hunt also has a ministry to train Christians in counseling through materials, classes, and online shows. When you listen to her speak, you can hear her compassion for people who are hurting emotionally. She bases all of her counseling advice on what the Bible says and she points people to God - the Great Physician who can heal any hurt.



Stormie Omartian

This Christian author has written many best selling books teaching us how to pray. The Power of a Praying Wife encourages women to pray daily for their husbands. In this book, Stormie gives examples of what to pray about. Many woman have grown closer to their husbands by praying for them. And many husband's lives have been changed for the better, because their wives have been actively praying.


How about you? Which Christian women have made a positive impression on you? Which ones are you thankful to for their service to the Lord?

14 comments:

Denise said...

Such great blessed women, thanks for sharing.

Nancie said...

This is such a sweet thankful post and a wonderful tribute to many godly women.

The great preacher, Charles H Spurgeon's wife, Susannah Thompson, left a very deep impression in my heart. She was very ill most of their married life but she loves the Lord and served Him fervently by sending out Spurgeon's books to needy ministers. She laboured under much pains and sufferings but never complained. Her love for the Lord and devotion to His service greatly encouraged me. Thank God for godly women who set such wonderful examples for us.

Thanks for sharing your thankful heart and this lovely post with us! Have a blessed day.

genny said...

Thanks for sharing those women that have done a lot of things for the good cause. Take care and God bless.

Erica said...

Thank you for putting together that collection. It is amazing to think that my choices today would impact the world for years to come. That's reason enough to get in the word and bring my heart before the Lord!

sharon said...

I love your post! What a blessing to have women like that in the history of the Church.
You didn't mention Mary Slessor - she was missionary to Nigeria.

Thank you and God bless!

Margaret Neufeld said...

I never heard of the last too. One woman who has impacted my life is Dannah Gresh, author of And The Bride Wore White.

Sita said...

I just clicked here by way of Yesu garden and have seen your site on other blogs as well. I can see why. This is truly a blessing. I am adding you to my blogs that bless. Will drop by often. Thank you.

Cheryl said...

Great post. So nice to hear more about these women!

Mary said...

Great way to honor women. God has used so many women to extend His kingdom! Thanks for sharing. Blessings on your weekend.

Gina's Public Diary said...

Thank God for dedicated women.

A Stone Gatherer said...

Ruth Bell Graham is one of my spiritual blessings! Beth Moore, and my friend Debi for her strengh in sorrow!

Hazel said...

how about princess Diana?i think she too is a kind hearted woman

Hazel said...

happy weekends

BP said...

I enjoy Stormie O'Martian's books. I appreciate Beth Moore studies.