“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”
On Thursday we gathered for our first Savvy, Sexy & Social Women Who Love God Bible Study in my home. I must confess that I've attended so many bible studies in the past, but this was the very first time I hosted one - so I was kind nervous, especially because I've always spoken with GOD using my first language (Portuguese). Somehow I knew that GOD already had a plan and HE was in control and told me to trust him. And I did.
That day, I got myself thinking about how all of us at some point in our lives have challenged GOD why we go through battles and storms and how easy things could be if our lives were perfect and if we did not have to deal with problems, death, diseases, and pain. I realized that we should start our first Bible Study learning more about THE BEGINING when GOD created all living things - including us. So we started studying Genesis 1-3
Like I mentioned, GOD had everything planned, seven lovely ladies came that evening and one of them RSVP'd at the last minute exactly one hour prior to our meeting. She is Dorota Brian with Gift of God Ministries a lady that I've been friends with over a few years on Facebook but we never had a chance to connect in real life. And only now I understand why ... I believe that GOD really sent her to meet with us all that evening, The experience was indescribable and life changing for us. A prophetic and healing ministry in the name of JESUS was delivered.
GOD is faithful!
We learned studying Genesis 1 that GOD made a good world and commissioned humans to rule it, and then they gave in to evil and ruined everything. Humanity rebelled and ended up ruling the world in a destructive way, leading to violence, death and all the other challenges we encounter everyday.
GOD loves us unconditional and HE still has plans for us. HE is not done with us! GOD , who has all power and all wisdom gave us free will, so that we could make our own choices. The Fall occurred because man used his free will to listen to Satan.
Having free will does not mean that we can do whatever we want without suffering the consequences. While we may have free will, we are still responsible for the choices that we make. We can choose to sow whatever we want, but we cannot choose what we will reap.
“For whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.” Galatians 6:7-8.
Just as GOD respects our free will, we also must respect the free will of others. If we all understand this living concept the world can become a better place for us to live and we can minimize our problems. When we face the storms of life we will understand that there is a purpose for everything, that GOD did not abandoned us and HE is not punishing us, HE is just teaching us that for every action there is a consequence and we should think wisely any time before exercising our free will. My take is let's not have our problems define us but refine us and make us a better person so we can learn to live in the dependence of GOD. Trusting GOD with our lives, even when it makes no sense, is to choose to grab hold of the pearl of wisdom.
Our Bible study group meets monthly and is designed to encourage women to grow closer to GOD and to one another. These special times of sharing are designed to build relationships and fellowships between the ladies who attend. Our next Bible Study is scheduled for September 16th and it'll be hosted at our Savvy, Sexy and Social lady Gisella Howe's home in Great Falls. Save the date and stay tuned for more information. We'll be updating our calendar here on our website next week. Don't miss it! I hope to see you there.
We are looking for volunteers to host our upcoming Bible Studies, if you are interested to open your home to all of us please give me a call at 240-595-5335 or contact me Here.
Please note this event is for both Members and Non-Members of SSS.
Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend ladies, I hope you are doing something fun with family and friend this weekend .
Women Who Love God