An Invitation

 

An Invitation!

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We need friends. We  need sisters. We may not always get along, we may not always see the world from the same point of view, but we need each other.  God designed us to live life with others. He created us in His image and He is a relational Being and so are we.

I love bible study. I love it even more when I get to share it with other ladies.  There is something very precious to be able to share each other’s lives as we walk this journey, we call ‘life’. I love to learn more about the Word of God and to be able to learn from others is what it is all about for me. It is the Community that is built by walking together. We need each other.

Many of us are actually introverts. We are ‘ok’ on our own but in reality, even the shyest of persons still need interaction of others.

Fall is a time when many churches will roll out their new Bible Studies. It is a time of fresh beginnings and this is a great way to find community frankly, gathering together over a cup of coffee and a study is a wonderful way to connect. We have our own small groups called, House Church.

We live in a highly stressful world. We are asked to be on top of our game at all times. We all need encouragement of other women. We truly are not alone and we all face similar struggles. Whether we are at home full-time or work outside the home full-time. We all have the same desires, the same goals for our children and we all strive to be the best mother, wife, grand mother, sister, whoever He has called us to be.

Come and join a small group. I bet you can find one at your home church!If you do not have one you can join, We also have one online and I am inviting you to join us in our community but clicking on the Our Community link above icon smile An Invitation  We are going through Beth Moore’s A Woman’s Heart together and you are most welcome to join in! When you join the facebook group, please find me, Nancy Adams, and let me know you would like to join our study! I’m so looking forward to meeting you!

 

GOD BLESS!

 An Invitation

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Feasting on the Word

Feasting on the Word

 

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It is finally fall and we had a morning of rain. I live in California and we are in a serious drought. It smelled so refreshing. It is like  my little corner of the world was being washed clean. I’ve been noticing in our area, cardboard signs with the words, “Pray for Rain”.  We need rain, that is for sure, but I would also say, we need the rain to come to our soul..

How do we quench our souls?

Feasting on the Word

Girls, we must be in the Word of God. I know, I’m probably sounding like a broken record. I am always pushing reading His Word on ya.. but we must read it for all it’s worth and then read some more! It is a living and active book. We will never   be full if we are focused on it. We must be hungry for it. It nourishes the soul and frees the mind. We will find freedom if we know His Word!

As women, we are generally givers. We are able to see what others can miss. We are the nurturer and so often we do not take enough time to rejuvenate  our souls, and the only way to do this completely is spending time in His presence. It is imperative for our own good as well as those around us that we set aside time to find time worship and the word.

Do you take time for community? We are not called to be alone but to do this life, this ministry, yes, if you are alive in Christ, you are in ministry…. (we are all called to the Great Commission, but I digress), we are called to community. I have an opportunity to do both… come join us for a Beth Moore Bible Study, A Woman’s Heart, God’s Dwelling Place. We are starting next Saturday, October 4th!!!!  Join us at www.facebook.com/groups/proverb31jewels

Dear Ones,  now is the time to stay in the Word. Now is the time to put our relationship with the King first. It’s time to feast on the Word!

 Feasting on the Word

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Make Him Famous

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I do not know where I’ve heard this before but I am not sure where. It is an interesting concept for me. Am I living in such a way that people know I’m a Christ follower? Do those close to me know that I love the One who created the universe? Do people who see me walking in the grocery store notice that I live differently then most?

or do I look just like the world………..?

How would it look like if I were to live each moment as if my goal in life as if to want others to know how wonderful Jesus is? What if I live as if knowing that the person next to me in line at the movies may not know Jesus and may not live life knowing where they will spend eternity?

What am I doing each day to live as though my relationship with God is something to be pursued? Am I different in my reactions to problems or frustrations and do I react with grace that I’ve been given?

He gave us a command..to go, make disciples, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Teaching them to obey all that He commanded us and that He would be with us with us even unto the end of the age.. Matthew: 28:18-20.

Sounds pretty lofty, too big for those of us who live day-to-day in a quiet manner. As we go about our daily lives, how do we incorporate the Great Commission?

I am sitting in Starbucks, studying and blogging. Watching people come in and out. How does my little life affect anyone around me? I’m an introvert by nature, not given to grabbing a piece of card board and standing up on a table. May a smile, a kind word would be sufficient. I hope so. Am I going to get frustrated and yell in the parking lot or am I going to allow another to take my spot. See, I’m trying to point out, even the littlest thing can count.

So much of the time, we have been on the wrong side I believe. Yelling at people at funerals or walking out of a clinic instead of extending a hand or finding a way to bless  someone in their grief. How am I making Him famous today?

 Make Him Famous

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Changes

 

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I hate transition! I absolutely dislike change!

 

Am I the only one? I doubt it. History has shown me that change is normal .. it comes with life. And, frankly, change is sometimes a good thing. When we are in transition, we are more likely to seek His face for wisdom. We look to the Word of God for guidance.  When we are experiencing a time of change, we allow Him to prune us of all areas in our lives which we need to shed.

I am a list maker and I like to have my life planned out. But, to be honest, I agree with Joyce Meyers when she says that she thinks God must sit up there and laugh at us when we have a plan. I had to giggle when heard that because I can have everything planned down to a ‘T’ and in reality, do I really have anything under control? Do I control the weather? Do I even have a clue on what is happening next? He alone knows if I will even be breathing in this next second!

Frankly, why do I feel the need for control? I know that in reality, only He has control. I can not even predict if I will breathe in the next second! I have a huge need for security and I bet, I am not alone.

Where do you run when life seems rocky and unsure? Do you run to your close friend or your spouse? One is very blessed to have someone close to run to.  These people are true treasures from His throne. He gives us people we can share life with and find community and this is so important! To walk through life with the joy and companionship of a close and trusted friend is precious.

When times of ‘chaos’ come, I have learned to run to Him. Run to Him in worship. Turn on the worship music, rest in His presence and allow Him to speak to me … even when it is a time of repentance. If there needs to be a pruning in my soul, this can be a most welcome time of healing.  When there is a lot of change going on, this is a time of growth if I allow Him to work in my heart. Do I allow Him to rid me of areas that need trimming? Is He actually answering a prayer? I have recently prayed to go deeper with Him… hmmmm… He is hearing my hearts cry.

As I realize this, now I must ask, “Am I teachable?” I pray that I am.  Take me deeper, Lord, take me deeper.

As I pray this, I am wondering, anyone  want to go deeper in His Word? Come and join us on www.facebook.com/groups/Proverbs31Jewels and request to join! In the next few weeks, we will be starting a new bible study. Beth Moore’s A Woman’s Heart, God’s Dwelling Place or possibly her newest study on 1 and 2 Thessalonians.

In His love,

Nancy

 

 Changes

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Psalm 130

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Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD;
O Lord, hear my voice
Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy.
If you O LORD, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand?
But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared.
I wait for the LORD, my soul waits.
and in His word I put my hope.
My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning. O Israel, put your hope in the LORD, for with the LORD is unfailing love and with him is full redemption. He himself will redeem Israel from all their sins.
Psalm 130

 

Oh, this is my heart’s cry today. There has been just a bit too much of life today. So, I have Jesus Culture blaring, grabbed my Bible and I am soaking up His Word. It is  a balm to my soul and a light unto my feet. As I read, I am convinced that I am a sinner, one who desperately needs a Savior.I am never where I want to be. I always fall short. But, He knows I will struggle and I will fall.  His grace is ever abundant and His grace is sufficient for all my needs. All we need is to call out to El Roi, the God who hears. Just as He heard the cry of Hagar in the desert, He will hear our cry. As a friend in our House Church said this past week, ‘our faith if little, but His faithfulness is great’.  I am grateful He hears my cries, even as insignificant as I am that the God who speaks worlds into creation, that is beyond comprehension, hears my cry. And He hears yours too.

 Psalm 130

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