Sep 14, 2012

Friday SHINE....

Today's Reading: 1 Corinthians 8

Happy Fun Friday, SHINE girls! What an incredible journey this week through 1 Corinthians. Paul is covering almost everything, isn't he? :)

I wish that we could all sit in a circle with some hot coffee and talk about these last few chapters of our reading. I would love nothing more than to hear your sweet voices sharing your hearts and what you are learning through our reading. Heavenly!!

 "For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” 
Matthew 18:20

Before SHINE first began back in January, I never ever dreamed that my friends and I would be DAILY discussing God's Word together. The Lord put a desire in my heart a very long time ago to have a Bible Study that all of my friends could attend.

At the time the desire was placed in my heart, my friends all lived in different places. It would have never worked out for us to coordinate a time and place to meet. It was a dream that seemed impossible to come true.

Oh, but when God places a desire in your heart HE is able to fulfill it! Yes, He is!

"Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart." 
Psalm 37:4

So, in His perfect way, He created SHINE on January 1st of this year. A long time desire of my heart, finally fulfilled in His impeccable timing. Oh, how He amazes me!

A bible study that ALL of your girlfriends can attend....oh, yes, He is Good.

My favorite part of this ministry is discussing the reading when I am out and about with other SHINE girls. I still stand in awe that our conversations have changed. Our reading materials have changed. Our hearts have changed, and are still changing.

Girls, only God could bring such awesomeness. Such fulfillment. His word is nourishment to our weary souls.

Our Fun Friday Challenge:

Talk about what you are reading in His Word with someone today. Tell them what God is showing you form His Word. Change your conversations, girls. Turn it all back to Him!

Want an extra credit challenge? Be BOLD, step out and start a SHINE discussion group with a few of your friends. Meet once a week, or once a month and talk about what you are reading in His Word. No purchase necessary! All you need is a Bible and someone to discuss it with. :-)

God showed me this verse a couple of years ago, and I truly try to live this every day! It has helped me to keep my eyes fixed on Him:

 "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.  These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates."
Deuteronomy 6:5-9


Let's live this, girls! Eating, drinking, and breathing His Word daily will change our days. It will change our conversations, it will change our homes, it will change our neighborhoods, it will change our towns, it will change our states, it will change our world. 


let's do this,

jill

“But forget all that—it is nothing compared to what I am going to do.
For I am about to do something new.
See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?
I will make a pathway through the wilderness.
I will create rivers in the dry wasteland."
Isaiah 43:18-19 


2 comments:

  1. Anonymous9/14/2012

    Jill, thank you for stepping out in your faith. I am very thankful to have a place to go and feel the love of God as well for other shine girls. The excitement and compassion through the shine girls fills my soul each morning. I am truly given me a reason to shine. Each morning I share the verse that God lays on my heart with the ladies in our ministry at church. This week I felt God place on my heart to add my husband, daughter, sister, mother and a dear friend. I will take your challenge today and share the word with someone. I am excited to see who God has chosen. So happy to share Coffee with the shine girls every morning. Angela Miller

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  2. Anonymous9/14/2012

    Awesome!!! :) I love that Deuteronomy verse! Sarah

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