We seek to serve women with love and grace. We prayerfully seek to glorify God by offering events and activities for our church and community that are biblically-focused and address the spiritual needs of women, support missions, and promote fellowship, thereby encouraging and strengthening each woman’s relationship with Jesus Christ. Through prayer, God’s word, and the power of the Holy Spirit, we desire to create a fellowship of women that serve others with compassion and love each other with a spirit of grace and forgiveness. “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” – 1 Peter 4:10
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“But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.” 1 Peter 5:10 (NKJV)
Have you struggled recently with something that has broken your heart and left it shattered into a million pieces? Or maybe you have been one of the unfortunate ones that have had a troubled life that made it impossible to rise above the weight of the pain physically or emotionally? All humanity shares a true brotherhood over suffering. God has not promised us an easy life. Far from it! But He does promise to meet us in the middle of our suffering to walk with us and build our faith. God has a divine purpose in the pain. Our job is to trust Him through it and wait to see the spiritual fruit that accompanies it in our future.
Have you had one of those days where you had ought with your brother or sister? Maybe even someone in your church family. Well, lets turn to the word of God and see what it teaches us about this. Matthew 18:15 says-If your brother wrongs you, go and show him his fault, between you and him privately. If he listens to you, you have won back your brother.
“If thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee, leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way. First be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.” Jesus, in Matthew 5:23-24
The writings in this journal are meant to be for the ones that I love. Each one will be from my heart. Because of my relationship with God and to bless those who will read them. May God through His Holy Spirit, which dwells within me say the things to others that I have not been able to share with my lips.
I was reminded today about Job. He never faltered in His faith, no matter what kept coming his way. He kept the faith in God and he was rewarded for that. He had endurance to see it through no matter who mocked him and no matter how long it took. He had endurance and we all need endurance. We will receive what was promised when we do the will of The Lord. When we want what we want right now and not in Gods timing, we are not having faith. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
“You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.” Psalm 16:1
Have you ever taken a look at the faces of the people around you, rushing to and fro, living their daily lives? You often see a lot of hurt, pain, sorrow, depression, anger and anguish. Maybe they had one of those days…You know the kind of day that does not seem to be marked by the joy of the Lord due to the overwhelming trials of this life and stress that will uproot you from His presence and casts you into despair.