March 14, 2016
Good Morning Princesses!
Happy Monday! It’s a good morning! Tuesday starts Session 3 of GO! A quick recap of our journey thus far.
Breath, The Life of God Within Us
We started with Breath (understanding the power of the Holy Spirit, knowing who, what and how the Holy Spirit works within us). We came to understand that the Holy Spirit leads us; that we must stay lock step with the Holy Spirit (not the other way around).
If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.
Living Beyond Yourself, Exploring The Fruit of the Spirit
Next we learned what it meant to live beyond ourselves (Galatians 5:22-23). We came to understand that we needed the filling of the Holy Spirit each day to manifest the Fruit of the Spirit. Our purpose is beyond us.
Love Never Fails. Joy Cometh. Peace Rules. Patience Waits.Kindness Tenders. Goodness Does. Faith Fights. GentlenessBows. Self-Control Stops.
And now that we know in order to live victoriously each day with the filling of the Spirit (Fruit of the Spirit), we must pray for the filling of the spirit each day.
As it is found in James 2:26, "life is in the Spirit".
Life in the Spirit requires that we come to the Lord each day in prayer. We need the Holy Spirit!
Pour Out (Cleansing)
Acknowledge HIS authority!
Abound in HIS presence!
Pour In (Yielding)
Ask to see HIS glory and power!
Award HIM with your mouth!
Approach HIM with praise!
Attribute all satisfaction to Him!
Audit the manifold blessings!
Allow yourself to rest in His arms!
Filling of the Spirit.
Princesses, do you realize that through the Holy Spirit, God has given us power in HIS name and with the ordaining of HIS power we can do things we could never do on our own, feel things we could never have felt and know things we would never think or imagine.
Being immersed in the Holy Spirit means that we can walk on purpose. Walking on purpose means that we are living not for ourselves, but for Christ. Something bigger than any of us can do on our own. In doing so we become the witnesses, ambassadors and the light that God always knew we could become! A mission that will take the full breath and power of our Lord, Savior and Father. YAY!!! HE’s growing us up princesses, training us and teaching us so that we can be HIS mighty princesses.
Let’s continue to "live like every single chapter of our life might be the last one"!
The Armor of God
Session 3 we will continue our training- understanding the enemy. Yes, we must understand that we don’t live in a rose garden and that the real enemy has a set plan- to derail our training; to stop us from reaching our full potential. We must protect our fortress. Over the next several weeks, we will discuss how we can each day walk protected in the Full Armor of God to live victoriously. For seven weeks, we will focus on prayer. We ended Session 2 with learning a prayer strategy (see above) and will continue to focus on learning to pray intentionally so that it becomes part of who and what we are.
Are you ready? Full Armor of God (registration link)
If you haven’t purchased the book for $13.00 at Lifeway, please do so. If you are unable to purchase the book, let me know. If you wish to participate, but are not able to attend, we have a new online version, where you can join us for our weekly session. (Send me an email and I’ll get you set up)!
This is an important session that has been on my heart and others. Our prior sessions have led us to this one in particular and it’s not a coincidence that this is where God needs us to be for this point in time. Focusing on our prayer life, learning how to pray and understanding the power of pray so that we can live, fight and walk victoriously is the goal. I hope you can join us!
Know that through the Holy Spirit you can:
• do things you couldn't;
• feel things you didn't; and
• know things you wouldn't.
For your praise and worship:
Every Prayer – Israel Houghton & Mary Mary
Let the Praise Begin/Oh Give Thanks/I Will Bless (remix)- F. Hammond and RFC
Spread the word and invite someone to Session 3 (March 15- April 2016) as we continue our conversation and study about life in the Holy Spirit. Bring a journal with you!NEW ONLINE FEATURE FOR SESSION 3---We have an online feature for our next study for those of you that live out of town and want to participate in the study. Just register and purchase the book. Send me an email if you wish to join online.Online Bible Study- last week (in case you didn’t get a chance to take a look and complete the online bible study. Read Acts 1:1-8 (NIV) and Answer the following questions in the GO! to FormSee you on Tuesday, March 15th- Week 1 of The Armor of God, Stark County Library Main Campus, INNOVATION CENTER.
Remember, each day is an opportunity for us to...
Lead, Serve, GO!
Each day we have an opportunity to be the light and salt God has called us to be to others. Matthew 5:13-16 (NIV)