Daughter, you are a warrior princess. You are adopted as a child of the King of the Universe and made in the very image of God himself. So maybe you can see how that makes you a princess, but a warrior? Did you know that you have warrior in your design? It is absolutely true.
Being a warrior is part of the way that God designed us girls. God designed us to be a mighty ezer. You may not be familiar with the word ezer, but it is the word that we often translate as "helper." Genesis 2:18-20 tells us, “The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”
Helper is a word we think we understand. The helper assists and brings their skills and efforts to help make something happen. The helper is not a main character, but plays a lesser or supporting role. This, however, is not a good understanding of the word ezer.
As we look at how the word ezer is translated across scripture, we can gain a much richer understanding of what the word really means. The word ezer is used to refer to military power and strength, as well as to God himself as defender and protector.
These are not images of weakness or second place, but of strength. Survival and salvation depend on the ezer. It is not good for a man to be alone--he needs. He needs help. God is the mighty deliverer riding on the clouds. God does not enter battle as an insignificant helper, and we share the ezer job description with him.
We are not equipped to do the job like God does, but he equips us with his power. We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. God will equip you with his armor to face whatever comes your way. In Ephesians 6:11 Paul tells us, “Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.” You are never left to fight alone.
So be the warrior princess facing the battle; help those who need. Sometimes the warrior in us comes out against the people we love instead of defending them. Remember that you and your spouse are a team, working with and for one another. Your children need you to protect them and guide them. You will stand strong through many challenges in life.
Daughter, warrior princess, be a strong ezer FOR your God, and your family, and your community. You are His daughter, made in His image, designed to defend your faith and your family. Live as the warrior princess that God designed you to be!
Rev. Dr. Rob Toornstra
Rev. Deb Koster