Friday, February 17, 2012

the time has come

It's time to stop being lazy and get back to this blogging world. I am constantly busy these days with 3 growing kids, a church planting husband and 2 dogs who act like they are my kids as well.
But I want to take time and share with you as I can, because I hope to maybe encourage someone along the way.
Over a year ago, I had a young mom/wife in the church ask for a mentor. Keith suggested that I start meeting with this young woman and I agreed it was an excellent idea. :) Honestly, at first I was nervous about it because... what if I couldn't answer her questions or I didn't do a good enough job at this mentoring thing. I pushed away my anxiety and insecurities and we started meeting weekly. We have gone through 3 studies together and are now on our fourth. We have grown from two and somehow have become a small group of ladies meeting to pray, encourage and learn from each other and most importantly, God's Word. Most importantly is the truth that God brought us together, we did not pick and choose who could/could not meet with us. My desire is for this to multiply throughout our church and city.
We have studied through great book such as Practical Theology for Women ( http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Theology-Women-Knowing-Difference/dp/1433502097/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top), Respectable Sins, Biblical Womenhood in the Home, and now we are now reading through Feminine Appeal.
This has been such a blessing to me! I never knew I would love this as much as I do. My hope and prayer is that this group will encourage other women in our church to mentor one another in groups all over Macon, Warner Robins and other areas!
We need accountability and growth in our walk with the Lord. We need friends who will pray with us and for us, who will encourage us with wisdom from scripture and life lessons.
I want to see other women (of all ages) start studying/meeting/praying together!! I encourage you to pray and seek how you can do this. What a great opportunity we have to walk together in this journey called life and not do it alone. If you need help finding a mentor, let me know and I will do my best to help connect you with someone. God is good and He wants us in community with other women.
To God be all the glory!