Good Morning Princesses!
Can you say it with me? Alright on the count of three, 1,2, 3…Good Morning Princess!
Greetings and blessings I bring to you today on this glorious Monday! As with all Monday GO! Reports we have a few updates, so please see below for our last two sessions in our Ruth series. We will be meeting this Tuesday (May 7th- Ruth Chapter 3) and next Tuesday (May 14- Ruth Chapter 4). In-Person Class Session on Tuesday, May 7@6:00 pm- Stark Library, 2nd Floor Meeting Room STUDY: Ruth: Loss, Love, and Legacy
This summer we will be taking a tiny respite. No meetings and book read this year, however, we will be launching our GO! WEN forum and communications will continue this summer with sharing, videos, songs, prayers - all lifting up our Heavenly Father and continuing our April 27th conversation. Whew!
So let’s jump into this week! If you have been following along, we are at Ruth Chapter 3. A lot of things have occurred but one item stands out the most and simply put it's an interplay between two words.
1. Two Words; Two MeaningsTwo of the most commonly confused words in the English dictionary are: Mourning Morning In reviewing those words, both sound exactly the same, however, according to Merriam- Webster’s Dictionary each bears a different meaning.
Isaiah 43:18-19(ESV) - “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV) -Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
Ephesians 4:22-24 (ESV)- To put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
Philippians 3:13-14(ESV) - Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Revelation 21:5 (ESV) - And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
Notice the areas highlighted. Remember these promises, dear Princesses. Our God, our Father has, will and will always continue to make all things new for us because we are His children.
God asks that we put off the old and move forward. So whatever you have been carrying, burdens or mournings, let them go. Surrender them. Let God lead you to a new morning, a new beginning and move forward. Because in the morning, all things are new. Trust and believe God's words, “for these words are trustworthy and true”. (Revelation 21:5).
Oh, princesses of faith...remember Prayer “empowers and ‘charges up’ every other piece so they can be used effectively against the enemy. Without prayer… your armor, cannot, will not, be infused with the power that only God’s-Spirit can give."