Saturday, September 27, 2014

Remain. Tucked in. Safe. In Jesus!




 

Remain. Tucked in. Safe. In Jesus!
Good Evening Yes Girls! I hope you had a Super Saturday. I had an interesting day - I spent the day with my husband (a good thing -yes!) at AAA at a driving class for "seniors" and I don't mean high school. This is when you know you have past the half-way point in your life! I did learn a lot though but I think I was youngest in the class because there was a 91 year old man who just got his license renewed the other day and it's good for FIVE more years! Scary - Ok enough of that. This evening we (my husband & I) went out to dinner and it's so amazing how God puts people in your life, I have had a divine appointment with the same lady twice in less than 24-hours, I can't wait to see what God has in store for us!
Ok back our study! This morning I asked you to read John 14:20 but you also need to read John 15:4. I have a little video I prepared, I love technology but part of the reason I'm a little late is because I was trying to figure out the video on my laptop but finally gave up and grabbed the iPad. I will not be defeated by technology!!!

Before you watch the video message I have for you, I need you to gather all the items below for the exercise we are going to do that will show you how loved and tucked in safe you are in Jesus.
You will need:
3 envelopes of graduating sizes (large, medium, small ~ each should fit inside the other)
1 index card or small piece of paper
Like this:



 

I will explain the labeling of the envelopes and index card/paper in the video, which you can view below.  Go ahead, open your Bible to John 15:14 and John 14:20 and take a look at this:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izoT41XX70U
  


Have a great rest of your weekend!
Peace & Love,
Cheryl

Saturday, September 20, 2014

WEEK 3 – Learning to Live Open-handed


Good Morning Ladies!

So much positive energy and enthusiasm during our time together on Thursday! How exciting!

Welcome to Week 3!!!

Today during my quiet time I was lead to read Colossians 3:2 – "Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things." This verse fits perfectly with Jeremiah 29:13, "You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." When we "set our minds on things above," we look at things from God's perspective and "seek" what He desires. With so much going on in the world around us, when we follow after Christ, we can love and serve those around us. Regard the world as God does and live in harmony with Him!

In Philippians 4:8, Paul tells us to "Think on These Things" - … whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

Our assignments for the coming week – here they are:

This Weeks's Memory Verse

"Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me." John 15:4

Here's the link to verse mapping it - http://heatherbleier.com/2012/06/13/a-day-with-jesus/

  1. Read Chapter 3 & 4
  2. Work on the questions at the end of each chapter
  3. Phrase of the week "Wholly Committed"
  4. Here's a link to a book recommended by the Chapel Store – it looks and sounds great. "Love-Skip-Jump: Start Living the Adventure of Yes" It's available in the bookstore & on the online store.

    http://store.calvaryccm.com/detail-Books-Women-Love-Skip-Jump-107-3132.aspx

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Friendship





Acts 17:27 says,

God did this so that they would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.

He is after the people around you, and He pursues them through us.

Next time you are in a public space, be awkward and look in people’s eyes. People – nearly every one of them – are hurting, even if they don’t say it. And we hold their cure. We get to give God away, and it is for our joy. I am never more content than when I am meeting needs.

At some point we have to decide whether or not it is worth it to spend our lives helping people be free from bondage, meeting their needs, cheering for them as they run, giving them God. And at some point, if I find myself being completely mocked and rejected and hurt, is it still worth it for me?

That is the question we all have to ask. Is it worth the saving of many lives to you?

So who needs God around you?

Pray.

Pursue them.

Ask them great questions.

Share your struggles and your God.

Dream of ways you can meet their needs.

Seek out relationships with people outside of your circles.

 

Excerpt from: Friendship – Who do you need? Who needs you?
Jennie Allen

Monday, September 15, 2014

Yes to God - Week 2, Chapter 2






Hello There All You Yes Girls!!!

We had an amazing First week of Bible study last week.  It’s such a joy to see all God is doing in and through you. I know this week will be even more!

Just a reminder we are doing Chapter 2 this week. So, let’s get started!

Stop whatever you’re doing and get started reading – “Hearing God’s Voice” – chapter 2.

Unpack this week’s key verse – Jeremiah 29:13, it says “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Try verse mapping it - http://heatherbleier.com/2012/06/13/a-day-with-jesus/

In Chapter 2 Lysa shares with us 5 great questions we can ask ourselves when we are are trying to discern God’s voice.

These are great questions to ask ourselves to help keep that genuine desire front and center. Here’s some encouragement she gives us in this chapter:

·       Remember, this is not the end-all way for hearing God’s voice. It is simply a stating place.

Could I challenge you to ask yourself just one of these questions today?
 
 
Seeking God’s voice is challenging – there’s no formula, but the Bible gives us the promise that when we do seek Him (with everything we’ve got) … we will find Him.
 
Remember - we will connect on Facebook, Thursdays at 8pm!

Say What?!  See you there!
 
Cheryl
 
 

 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Yes to God - OBS - Week 2




 
 
Hello, Yes Girls!


I hope you’re ready for another amazing week! I am just so honored to be a part of this study and walk alongside each of you as we take this journey and “Say Yes to God!”


We started with a list of 11 ladies who signed up for this study and now we have grown to 32 Yes Girls! on our Facebook page and more requests to join us daily. Because I want to make sure everyone gets the assignments, I have prayed and ask “How can I make sure that everyone gets the emails I send out?” So, in addition to the emails, I will post this and other communication on my blog with a link on our Facebook God’s Girls page. That way if I miss someone’s email - the link is there.


Alright. You ready?



Yes to God ~ Week 2
  • Read Chapter 2
  • Phrase of the week: “Say What?”
  • Verse of the week: “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” - Jeremiah 29:13 [NIV]


Keep those Palms Up, get ready to Say What and I’ll see you right back here Monday for our next assignment!


Peace & blessings,
Cheryl

How Should We Pray?



 



How Should We Pray?

 

  • In Secret – Matthew 6:6
  • Without Ceasing – 1 Thessalonians 5:17
  • In His Name – John 14:14
  • Believing – Mar 11:24, James5:15
  • With Thanksgiving – Colossians 4:2, Philippians 4:6
  • With Humility – 2 Chronicles 7:14, James 4:10
  • In Agreement – Matthew 18:19
  • With Praise – Hebrews 13:15
  • With Delight – Psalm 37$
  • With Commitment – Psalm 37:5
  • In Righteousness – Proverbs 15:29, Psalm 34:15
  • With Persistence – Luke 11:9-10
  • Fervently – James 5:16
  • Definitely – Philippians 4:6

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