In “The Ten Qualities of a Gifted Woman's Speaker“, Sheila Wray Gregorie saysif you’re wondering whether or not God has called you to speaking, here are the ten qualities that best define a gifted woman's speaker.
As always Sheila is blatantly honest. The requirement is that we focus on Christ and Him crucified.
Isn't it the pits to sit through a ladies meeting only to discover that the focus is on the newly learned craft of basket-weaving or leaf-staining? Nothing irritates me more! One of my speaking mentors insists that 'it is a sin to gather a room full of people and leave them without the Christ!'
Are we guilty of that very thing? Do people come to know Jesus when we speak? And I don’t just mean public speaking either. When we aren't in 'speaker get-up' do we share Christ with others?
I never thought I was an evangelist. Then I started to speak for Stonecroft Ministries and my heart melted for those who didn't know Him.
If sinners will be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our bodies. And if they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees, imploring them to stay. If Hell must be filled, at least let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go there unwarned and unprayed for.” (Unknown)
Prayer: Father God, give us a name right now. Who should we tell today? In Christ's name, Amen.