I am having a moment this morning as I reflect on what has happened this summer. My friend Donna and I were inspired in the Fall of 2014 to bring Bible Study to our community at a Precept Ministries Conference with Kay Arthur. We met at a Coffee Shop on our way home from that Conference and put to paper some ideas and dreams that were beginning to stir in our hearts for the women of the South Greenville area where we live and a community ministry was born... RESOLVE.
We have prayed, planned, dreamed of ways that we could inspire and encourage and provide opportunities for Ladies to Know how to Study the Bible. Our only resource being that the Holy Spirit has prompted us to share what He has done in us...calling us to a deeper relationship with God the Father through the Word of God.
Leading up to this Summer, we prayed for the this study, Children of the Day, by Beth Moore, to be a timely one for us as well as any who would desire to attend in our area. We prayed and planned and set out to be obedient to the call of God to reach the women of South Greenville- not just a select CHURCH or Group of Ladies... we want to reach as many as we can for the Kingdom.
So, 36 ladies from our area came. Representing 7 different churches and a couple of denominations.
SUMMER BIBLE STUDY is not usually successful because of vacations and a general "vacation" from church that many take due to many activities that aboud in our communities and families.
The Ladies Came. And we had an average weekly attendance of 28. WOW!!! Wow!!! Thank you Lord.
Donna and I- just this past weekend- attended the Precept Ministries Conference with Kay Arthur where she, again, has a tremendous burden for our country and the way it is heading and what God's Word has to say about nations who turn their backs on Him.
Kay's heart for the Church in America is that we DO NOT know the word of God well enough to STAND FIRM in the days that are to come as God allows His judgement to fall on us in increasing measure because we have Failed to Keep our Faces toward Him. Our great country was founded on IN GOD WE TRUST and our forefathers sought to establish a nation whose God is the Lord. We have not kept to that foundation and have deviated from TRUTH as a nation.
Understanding that God's Word STANDS... Donna and I have been seeking and praying to continue to Know the Word for our selves, throughout our personal Bible Study and worship times as individuals, but also with the women that we potentially serve in our communities. How can we inspire and motivate and encourage you in the ways of the Lord and His Word. How can we be RESOLVED TO KNOW the timeless Word of God so that He will find us FAITHFUL to Him?
Thankfully, we have been blessed by the most recent study of 1 & 2 Thessalonians with Beth Moore. For those of you who have participated and taken the time to seek the Lord this summer with us... THANK YOU!!! and many BLESSINGS be on you, in the Lord!
We must be diligent to live IN TODAY and to see that His Word runs ahead and spreads rapidly and is honored. So please help us as we continue to seek and pray how HE would unfold this ministry that He has placed on our hearts to serve you.
We have no budget. We have not the expertise to organize and run a ministry. We don't have... BUT HE has all that we need and we are trusting Him to meet us every step of the way.
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