Woman, do you ever feel like a dead tree, even though you know God has filled you with living water and knowledge/wisdom that needs to be shared? Well, be encouraged. Do what's necessary to go from feeling like a dead tree to BEING the fruitful, flowering tree that God wants to make you.
When they say, "You are a strong woman." or "You are an independent woman.", are they being insulting? Are they suggesting that weak and dependent is what they expect the norm to be for women?
Isaiah 61"For the Spirit of the Lord God is upon me;.." https://www.biblegateway.com/audio/mclean/kjv/Isa.61
Nov - Links to TPM Wearables for purchase.
Oct - Mistaken for the side piece.
July - I Cor 7:34 - An Observation, not a Command.
May - Women, we change the atmosphere.
March - Women's History:
Black Women Preachers;
No More Smallin' Up of Me; Our Greatest Fear.
February - Valentines...daily!
Dec - Christmas..don't get too deep.
Nov - Happy Thanksgiving!
October - That's not worship.
August - The devil is a liar!
July - Where do you f-i-t?
June - "No" instead of "Go".
April - Let them "kill" you.
March-Woman, You are good
February - What ministry is calling you?
January - Woman, Go!
November-Don't be a Jonah.
October - It's Time for a new
September - Youth, here is something you can conquer.
July - Passive/Aggressive Leaders.
June - It's hard to leave.
May - Woman, why are you
April - Passive/Aggressive people.
March - God will give you His
own special pulpit
Feb - Rejection can be a blessing.
January - Snakes in your life.
When the mess is so messy that even God says "RUN!", it's still a decision to be deeply pondered before you make a move. "Be Strong and of good courage...for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9 I truly believe this. He’s there to tell you how to handle yourself while you are there, how to not handle yourself, how to fight, how to wait, how to learn and what to not learn. He’s also there to tell you when to stay , go forward, mark time or get the heck out of there and even HOW to get the heck out of there.
Even when there is no mess, but you have to move - because of a job, new home, a call, because God said so - the questions will come.
How will I tell the kids they have to leave their youth group or choir?
Will the kids like the new Youth Department? Will they make new friends?
What will I tell the unbeliever who already has trust issues with churches or leaders?
Who is going to get Mom or Dad there, if they chose to stay and tough it out when I chose to leave?
Where else will I go?
How long will I observe before I join and dive in?
Will I even care to dive in?
Will it be worth the move? Do I want my kids to become what the leaders project/feed to the followers?
There will be and should be some questions.
When God says "go", then "go". God will lead you. It will be worth the move.
Now, GO! (Matthew 28:19-20)
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