Day Two - The Day That You Realise Your Womanhood Matters

Day two

So did you dance in the rain barefoot or paint your footprints on some paper yesterday? Or if you live in the Southern Hemisphere then maybe you had the joy of ocean and sand (and we don’t envy you at all!!).

So today I want to introduce you to the ‘Daughters of Z’ just briefly ( and then tomorrow we will talk about this incredible concept called our ’Holy Chutzpah’ that will help you take these steps into a new year)

This story is found in Numbers 27 in the Bible and I read it a few years ago and felt like it was a profound word for women all over the world. As you know I have a huge passion for the feminine strength and I have actually just taught on it for A Seat At The Table Online Conference (hosted by Gather Women and it’s not too late to purchase the whole day! It was profound)


Zelophehad has five daughters, Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah (we will talk about these names in a few days); he has no sons.

Zelophehad is part of the generation of Israelites who departed from Egypt under Moses’ leadership and died during the forty years in the wilderness. His five daughters belong to the new generation that would enter and possess the promised land….. I love this ..

even as a daughter of wilderness you can take steps into your promise.

According to God’s command, the promised land is to be given only to those members counted in the census recorded in Numbers 26 (see 26:55-56). Since only men were counted in the census it meant that Zelophehad’s daughters would be left without an inheritance.

Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah step forward to appeal this regulation, stating their case in front of the sacred tent of meeting in the presence of Moses, Eleazar the priest, the leaders, and indeed the whole community (Num 27:2). They argue that their father’s name (lineage) should not be cut off from his clan just because he had no son and that they should be permitted to inherit his land portion (v. 4) in order to avoid this potential injustice to their father’s name (and property).