Monday, February 6, 2017

Salt & Light--Denying Ourselves


 

Last night was our second official week of Salt & Light Discipleship.  It was amazing.  We were thrilled by our numbers considering it was right smack dab in the middle of the SuperBowl.  I love how much we are loving being in His Word!  His Word is POWERFUL!  It's EMPOWERING!  It's ENCOURAGING!  It's TRANSFORMING!

 
If you want to follow Me, you must deny yourself the things you think you want. You must pick up your cross and follow Me.-- Matthew 16:24

I loved every part of last night, but my favorite was when we dissected Matthew 16:24.  Here is how God spoke to us through collective conversation:

1-If you WANT:  We have to pray and ask God to give us want-to

2-MUST deny:  Denying is not optional.

3-THINK you want:  How many times do we "think" we want something, only to get it and find out it doesn't satisfy our soul the way we thought it would.

4-Pick up YOUR cross:  Not our children's crosses, or our husbands crosses, or our friends crosses.  We can get each other back to God and through the power of the Holy Spirit we can be empowered to pick up our cross.  We cannot do it in our flesh.  God has to transform the way we think and THEN we can change our behavior.

 
Golden Thread-Knocking

Now pay attention; I am standing at the door and knocking. If any of you hear My voice and open the door, then I will come in to visit with you and to share a meal at your table, and you will be with Me.--Rev 3:20

Just ask and it will be given to you; seek after it and you will find. Continue to knock and the door will be opened for you. All who ask receive. Those who seek, find what they seek. And he who knocks, will have the door opened.-- Matthew 7:7-8


 

Such a sweet treat!  Thank you Lynn Doto for making SUGAR-FREE muffins as I am learning how to deny my flesh.  You are such a sweet gift to me. 

Monday, January 30, 2017

And It Begins....

 

Faith Covenant officially launched it's first ever Salt & Light  groups last night!  It was awesome and amazing and full of  God's Word and personal application.   The evening was magical.

 

We spent 8-weeks in the fall building the strong foundation to launch Salt & Light by walking through the Freedom Workshop.  Two weeks ago we held our first S&L Introduction class and last night we LAUNCHED!   

 
SIX classrooms of women eagerly sitting at the feet of Jesus to hear from Him through His Word.  I wish I had a video of our closing assembly.  


 
The JOY was palpable as the women flooded back into our main assembly.    

 
Women were eager to share how God spoke to them through His Word.  Not only from our own personal reading, but then as others shared scripture the Holy Spirit gave them we continued to be counseled by the Word of God.  There were tears, laughter, and lots of aha's!


 
We missed you Mary Jane, Bernice, Amanda, Dreama, Cathy, and Erika.  We cannot wait to see you next week!  


 
GOLDEN THREAD

Each week we try to find God's Golden Thread where we see Him moving with the same message on many different hearts.  This weeks was from Isaiah 40:31:

But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.


Saturday, December 24, 2016

A Picture is worth a thousand words.....

 

Celebrating The King With A Few Of Our Favorite things....captured in pictures!