Restoring Our Womanhood

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Each month a new theme will be posted, with verses to encourage, with challenges to inspirire you both in your faith and in your craft. We hope that you will jump on board the journey of Restoring your Womanhood and that God will use these challanges to draw us closer to Him and also give us a purpose in our roles.

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Week 3 - Identifying Tempation

The first 4 weeks we are really looking at our relationship with God and His purpose for us. Being daughters of the King, being his princeses it's really important to restore that relationship and look at our own walk before we start "taking it to the streets" and getting our home in order. This week we need to focus on our tempations. What stops us from being able to answer God's call and what stops us from being the Christian woman we desire to be. I know myself I can get so easily distracted with stuff and put off what I know I should be doing.

Verses - Matthew 26:41 "Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak."
- Luke 11:4 Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation.

Prayer - Ask God to help you identify the temptations in your life. As for strength to overcome those temptations and to "not be lead into temptation" to help remove them from your life.

Application - Record in your journal areas of temptation & some stragegies to overcome them. Also keep going on weeks 1 & 2, praying for your calling to be clearly revealed and working out how you can get into God's word more. Also what temptations keep you from God's word?

Here's a layout share from Week 1 to create your journal. I'm doing mine in a folder, with this slipped in the cover.

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Flowers, bling & swirls - Willro&co Sweet Things
Photo corner rounding - Kellie Mize template
Paper - Mindy terasawa
Fonts - Book Antiqua, Kuntsler Script & Edwardian Script

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Week 2 - Firm Foundation

I hope you are starting to get a little closer to God and your walk with Him as a Christian Woman. That God is starting to reveal to you His plan for you I hope that one of the callings is to draw closer to God. Last week we were having devotions with our kiddos and a neighbour and we were looking at the story of the house on the sand and the house on the rock. It occoured to me that before we can even look at practical changes in our life like visiting a neighbour etc, we have to make sure we are spending time with God, getting that foundation right. God is our rock and one of the best ways to build our foundation on him is not only through prayer but through spending time in His word.

Verses - Matthew 7:24-27 24"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash."

Prayer - Continue to pray for direction in your walk and God's plan for you over the coming months. Pray also that God will reveal His plan for you in His word and that you will find the time to spend in His word and find His treasures. Thank God for the freedom that we have to have His word in our homes.

Application - Start making it a habit to spend some time each day in His word. How about setting your alarm 10 min early and start the day with God's word. When you find a treasure right it down in your Restoring our Womanhood journal and why it is a treasure to you.

I also came across this devotion from Ellel Ministries which is perfect for this week :-D

Called to be with Jesus

Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him. He appointed twelve … that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach and to have authority to drive out demons.Mark 3:13-14, NIV

We are often encouraged to identify our particular calling - to preach, to teach, or to evangelise. But I wonder if you've noticed that in Mark's gospel the first call of the disciples was to be with Jesus, and then He sent them out to preach and to cast out demons. For each of us our prime call is to be with Jesus, set apart for Him, spending time with Him. All else will follow from our relationship with Him.

In this account Jesus went up on a mountainside and called those He wanted to come to Him. Presumably in order to respond to Him they had to leave the clamour of the crowds and the demands of the people below and go up higher to be separated and alone with Jesus.

Is Jesus calling you to go up the mountain to a higher level of intimacy with Him? That may mean temporarily separating yourself from the hubbub of life, leaving those things that clamour for your attention - even the good and worthwhile concerns that God may have given you in the past - in order to be with Jesus, to listen to Him and to hear His heart. If you do this as a priority, you'll be able to do the things He is calling you to do.

In the story of Martha and Mary, Jesus told Martha that Mary had “chosen what is better” as she sat at Jesus' feet and listened to Him (Luke 10:42). Will you choose what is better today, to go up the mountain to be with Jesus?

Prayer: Lord Jesus, please forgive me for the times I have ignored Your call to be with You. I want to make it a priority to respond to You, to come up the mountain to be with You. Thank You that You want to be with me. Amen.

Today's Writer : Jilly Lyon Taylor Jilly Lyon Taylor is part of the Leadership Team at Ellel Pierrepont. She worked in publishing and then with children in Hong Kong before concentrating on being a full-time mother and serving in the local church. Her desire to see people healed led her to the Luke Nine Eleven Training School (NETS) at Pierrepont, and now she teaches and ministers there.

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Week 1 - His plan

It's so easy to get carried away, for the first week of Restoring our Womanhood we can have grand plans about all the things we want to acheive, make better in our life and who we think we'll be at the end of the program. But first things first, we need to go right back to the begining, back to The Creator and ask Him.

Verses - Psalm 128:3a Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house;

Jeremiah 29:11For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Prayer - In your prayers ask God to lead you in your role as a Christian Woman. Ask the Lord to reveal to you the dark spots in our heart that need cleaning up and to prepare us on our journey of restoring our womanhood. Pray also that the challenges will be an encouragement and that blessings will come from following the course. Ask for an open heart to accept our role as women. Also pray that he will show you how to be a fruitful vine in your home. It doesn't matter if you are a sister, daughter, mother, flatemate etc. Ask how you can be fruitful in your houeshold, regardless of it's makeup.

Application - Create a journal to document your journey in restoring your role as a Christian Woman.