Old Testament stories serve as bold examples for believers today.  A beautiful illustration lies in the pages of the Book of Judges where we meet a fearful young man named Gideon hiding in a winepress.  The angel of the Lord appeared to him and said, “The Lord is with you, O mighty man of valor.”  How could it be that the Lord would see this timid and anxious young man and yet choose to call him a “mighty man of valor?”

Do you ever feel that way?  Timid and fearful?  Even so, God has indeed equipped us to be strong, courageous and passionate as we travel through life.  Join me in a short study through the Scriptures as we learn five simple characteristics that will fortify you to be a mighty woman of valor amid a culture that is filled with conflict.