One of the most influential mentors in my life -
a woman who walked closely with Jesus and had an understanding of His ways of which I only dream.
She was a Warrior Princess.
Its true - that was the name God gave her.
Visions of Zena may come to your mind...but oh, if you knew her, you would understand there is no better description of who she is, her role in the Kingdom, and her pursuit of the hearts of the broken. She believed, really believed, in the prayer of a righteous man. And she believed I (and countless other women) had a warrior princess inside of us. Daughters of the King, devoted to Him, pursuing His heart, pursuing others. Crushing darkness and claiming territory that belongs to our King - that is, the hearts of sons & daughters. Her weapon was love, her strategy intentionality. She believed in community, authentic community. Vulnerability. Confession. Repentance. Reconciliation.
She asked me hard questions, but she loved me even harder. She fought for my heart. She still fights for my heart though distance and time and years separate. She invested in me, poured herself into me. And I am forever changed. I think this is the essence of discipleship.
I want to be a Warrior Princess like that. I am praying God shows me how.