The Prophetess Miriam

Ex:15:20: And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.

Ex:15:21: And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea..

Miriam was the earliest of the female prophets, whose ministry was served during the birth of the nation of Israel as they were brought over the Red Sea into their quest for the promise land.  It is obvious that Miriam heard from God, because of her complaint that Moses acted as though he was the only one who heard from God
.  Numbers 12 :2: And they said, Hath the LORD indeed spoken only by MosesHath he not spoken also by us?  And the LORD heard it. Though the scripture said that Miriam was actually speaking against Moses because he was married to a black (Ethiopian) woman, (Note; these passages of scripture shows God's opinion on interracial marriage).  We do find that God was also speaking to her as a prophetess.  We learn here that a meek and quiet spirit is necessary to serve the Lord, even in the highest of positions that a woman can obtain with God.

1Peter 3:4: But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

Though Miriam failed in this one point in her ministry, she is still regarded in the deliverance of the children of Israel.

  Micah:6:4: For I brought thee up out of the land of