Monday, January 7, 2019

Monthly ❤To❤ (A Woman of Hope)


A Woman of Hope
We have all been there -- feeling stuck and hopeless -- bound emotionally, physically or spiritually.  As Kingdom Women we must remember that we are connected to the One who gives hope.  "Jesus knows right where you are and He knows how long you've been there". We learned through Sunday's message that we have "delegated authority" and if we make our way to Jesus, in faith, He can change our situations immediately.  We can't give up on God because He never gives up on us!  

Luke 13:12-13 -- And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman thou art loosed from thine infirmity.  And he laid his hands on her and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.

Question:  When was a time that you felt stuck in a hopeless situation and didn't think you would come out of it?  Share how God found you, delivered you and gave you hope to continue.


Monday, December 10, 2018

Monthly ❤To❤ (A Woman of Excellence)

A Woman of Excellence
As Kingdom Women, excellence must be our lifestyle.  This was a powerful chapter and spoke volumes, reminding us not to live a yesterday life.  Excellence defines a movement -- moving forward and is not to be confused with perfection or success.  Edwin Bliss stated, "The pursuit of excellence is gratifying and healthy.  The pursuit of perfection is frustrating, neurotic and a terrible waste of time".   God's desire is for us to excel in our inward character and behavior and He simply expects us to do the best we can, for His glory, with the gifts and abilities He has given us. We have no time to waste.  We have no time to live in yesterday and dwell on the mistakes of the past.  We have to keep it moving and must pursue excellence in our work, walk and worship.  God hates mediocrity and we must give Him our best each day -- dwell on excellence!  After all, we are Kingdom Women so how can we be anything less than excellent!  

1 Corinthians 10:31 -- So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

Question:  Today is a new day, what will you do with it -- how will you live in excellence?

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Monthly ❤To❤ (What's In A Name?)

WHAT'S IN A NAME?  
My birth name is Candace.  In the bible Candace was the Queen of Ethiopia.  We were all given a name at birth and many of our names have specific meanings.  Our names are said to have a significant influence on what we think of ourselves and what others think of us.  When we accepted Christ, God gave us a new name in Him to change our identity and become a part of His divine plan for our lives.  As Christian women the names we use to describe ourselves is critical and speaks to whether or not we know who we are in the Lord.  Today I call myself a conqueror.
Romans 8:37 -- I am more than a conqueror through Him Who loves me.

Question:  If you were asked to tell who you are without giving your name, job title, occupation or anything else, how would you answer?

Friday, October 12, 2018

Monthly ❤To❤ (A Woman of Value)

A Woman of Value
Living up to the Kingdom Woman described in Proverbs 31 can seem like a daunting task.  There are a host of adjectives to describe her, however, the true essence of her value as a Kingdom Woman is found at the end of the chapter, "a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised".  Reverence of the Lord is what sets the Kingdom Woman apart from all other women.  She allows God to determine all that she does and how she prioritizes her life.

Proverbs 31:30 -- Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.

Question:  What are some of the things that we allow to depreciate our value as Kingdom Women?

Friday, September 7, 2018

Monthly ❤To❤ (Change Your Thoughts)


KINGDOM THINKING

"Change your thoughts and you can change your world" 
Norman Vincent Peale

The Israelites did not recognize the gift of freedom they had received when God delivered them from the hand of Pharaoh.  They still kept the same "slave" thoughts and mentality, which kept them from experiencing true freedom.
Philippians 4:8 -- Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable -- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy -- think about such things.  

Question: In what ways do you need to change your thinking in order to experience God's freedom?