Essence Ministry originally existed to shed light on the essence of a woman's heart and nature. It still exists for that purpose, but more than that - and even more importantly - this is a place that longs to search for, and shed light on, the essence of God’s heart and nature.
Both men and women are a unique and glorious expression of who God is, and we want to discover and celebrate those core qualities within humanity as a whole and the uniqueness of male and female individually. We also see God in beauty, animals, nature — all of creation! Here we long to search the Scriptures and discover God through His Word, and then rejoice in our Savior and His creation!
Every human being is inherently and equally valuable, but we are not all the same. Men and women possess different qualities and, at the core of their being, have a totally individual nature. The more we understand and accept our God-given identity, the more we find peace in who we are, and freedom to live as we were created to live. And, for the record, women may possess masculine qualities and men may possess feminine qualities! This is not about assigning roles to genders but discovering the beauty and essence of each one, and celebrating both. In Galatians 3:28, in regards to faith and unity/oneness in Jesus, Paul says, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
This is quite bold if you do not ignore what it says. I, personally, do not often see this lived out. It is no secret that there is much division between the Body of Christ, and there is often great separation between us due to social status, poverty or wealth, gender, theology, etc. But it is clear from the scriptures that we are one in Christ, so much so that there even “is no male and female”. What if we lived in the freedom that we truly possess through faith in Jesus? How would it change our actions, our hearts, our lives? If men and women could come together to represent God more completely than apart, if the Bride of Christ could cast no one aside for if she casts anyone aside that belongs to Jesus, she does it to all that belong to Jesus: she does it to herself.
Essence is about more than just revealing what is at the core — it’s about the true good news of the gospel: complete forgiveness, impossible transformation, kindness that leads to repentance, eternal salvation, and the joy and perfect peace that comes from faith in Jesus — and so much more! We can freely, gratefully, and confidently rejoice in the God we serve who has made Himself known to us though He cannot be understood. We long to trust Him fully, worship Him wholeheartedly, and seek Him continuously!