O3 Elect Ladies
IT TAKES MORE THAN A LOUD VOICE TO GAIN RESPECT FOR AUTHORITY.
Margaret Thatcher once observed that being powerful is like being a lady: If you have to tell others you are, you aren�t. Truly great leaders gain respect by the way they conduct themselves, not by the loudness of their orders. You gain respect by respecting others. Follow the Golden Rule in your treatment of others, and you will win their undying loyalty. If you ever expect to have authority over others, you must first prove yourself worthy. You must demonstrate to them that you care about them, that as their leader you will always look out for their interest. A good officer always makes sure the troops are provided for before be takes care of his own needs. It�s a lesson that all too often is lost in the scramble to get to the top-but one that will most certainly undercut your progress if you overlook it.
Napoleon Hill foundation. June 13, 2009. www.naphill.org
Margaret Thatcher was-is, a very wise Lady. We can Learn a lot from Wise Ladies. They have the intellect on how to guide whole nations. She is proof of that. At the same time notice the Bible always gives notice that the men are the stronger vessel and responsible for the final result in all situations.
Rth 3:9 And he said, Who [art] thou? And she answered, I [am] Ruth thine handmaid: spread therefore thy skirt over thine handmaid; for thou [art] a near kinsman.
Rth 3:10 And he said, Blessed [be] thou of the LORD, my daughter: [for] thou hast shewed more kindness in the latter end than at the beginning, inasmuch as thou followedst not young men, whether poor or rich.
Rth 3:11 And now, my daughter, fear not; I will do to thee all that thou requirest: for all the city of my people doth know that thou [art] a virtuous woman.
Rth 3:12 And now it is true that I [am thy] near kinsman: howbeit there is a kinsman nearer than I.
Rth 3:13 Tarry this night, and it shall be in the morning, [that] if he will perform unto thee the part of a kinsman, well; let him do the kinsman's part: but if he will not do the part of a kinsman to thee, then will I do the part of a kinsman to thee, [as] the LORD liveth: lie down until the morning.
Rth 3:18 Then said she, Sit still, my daughter, until thou know how the matter will fall: for the man will not be in rest, until he have finished the thing this day.
What we had here was Ruth and her Daughter-in-Law Naomi, plotting successfully to bring Naomi into the tribe if Israel in a peaceful manner. Notice it was the man who chose to maintain the integrity. Men have more power than they, the media, and often times the Women give them credit for.
Now Note how Samuel was conceived:
1Sa 1:8 ¶ Then said Elkanah her husband to her, Hannah, why weepest thou? and why eatest thou not? and why is thy heart grieved? [am] not I better to thee than ten sons?
1Sa 1:9 So Hannah rose up after they had eaten in Shiloh, and after they had drunk. Now Eli the priest sat upon a seat by a post of the temple of the LORD.
1Sa 1:10 And she [was] in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore.
1Sa 1:11 And she vowed a vow, and said, O LORD of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the LORD all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head.
1Sa 1:12 ¶ And it came to pass, as she continued praying before the LORD, that Eli marked her mouth.
1Sa 1:13 Now Hannah, she spake in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard: therefore Eli thought she had been drunken.
1Sa 1:14 And Eli said unto her, How long wilt thou be drunken? put away thy wine from thee.
1Sa 1:15 And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I [am] a woman of a sorrowful spirit: I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but have poured out my soul before the LORD.
1Sa 1:16 Count not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken hitherto.
1Sa 1:17 Then Eli answered and said, Go in peace: and the God of Israel grant [thee] thy petition that thou hast asked of him.
1Sa 1:18 And she said, Let thine handmaid find grace in thy sight. So the woman went her way, and did eat, and her countenance was no more [sad].
God then gave her the enfamous Prophet Samuel who annointed King Saul, and later annointed the infamous King David.
It can be said: “It takes action to get things done. However it takes Prayer to get us there.” Pastor Thomas. www.cfcmi.org
And in this last example it took prayer first. And the prayer of a lady at that.