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A letter from Kari Powell

Hello ladies,

Has anyone else had a chaotic week?  We’ve had wind storms, power outages, fires and smokey days, and back to school all smashed together.  That’s just what we’re dealing with on the outside.  What are you juggling or struggling with personally?  The world around us keeps getting more unsettled.  Every day there is more of a reason to turn to God, to cling to Him, and to release the control.  We don’t know the answers, and can’t control so many things in our lives.

Last week everyone was busy, and we weren’t able to meet together for a Zoom meeting.  So that means a catch-up week!  We’ll discuss chapter three tonight.  It’s on Obedience.  What does obedience have to do with control?  Everything!  We have to give up the control to have the plan, to know where this is going and why.  We have to let God have control and just obey.

Jennifer writes


“Obedience is not an act of the weak, but a rising up of the strong.  Obedience might embarrass you or inconvenience you.  Sometimes it will leave you in the dark, and the only light you will see is the small patch pooling at your feet.  You ask for a spotlight to see straight ahead into the next two years of your life, but instead, God gives you a “lamp unto your feet” and lets you see no further than this hour.”



This week we study some great examples in the Bible where God or Jesus asked people to do some pretty outrageous things.  He didn’t tell them why, or how it would turn out.  He just told them to do it, and thankfully they obeyed!

I hope you can work through session three in the book, watch the short video from the author, (click the link here –> Session Three Video) and join us tonight at our Zoom meeting (Zoom Link). This is a tough, but freeing lesson.

Keep trusting God in all things.  It’s so easy to get caught up in the unrest and sadness of the world.  Let’s keep trusting that God has it all under control.  If we can do this, we’ll be amazing lights shining for Him!

Hugs and Prayers,
Kari

Here comes September already.  2020 has definitely been an unusual year, and now so many of us are about to head into another challenge.  Whether you call it homeschooling or remote learning or something else – most kids will be doing back to school at home.  Parents and caretakers are more involved than ever, and now have to add one more thing to juggle in life.  In light of that – we’ll do our scripture reading and writing on the theme “God is my strength”.  Take a little time each day this month to keep your soul refreshed and be reminded that we don’t have to do this alone.  When we seek it, God will give us an ample supply of His strength.  Isn’t that awesome? Not only that, but it glorifies Him!

2 Corinthians 12:9-10 
But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”  Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.  That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties.  For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Whether you’re taking on back to school as never before, or have some other challenge to face, remember that God is holding our hand every step of the way! You’ll find a PDF of the reading plan by clicking this link: September Scripture Journaling Plan. 

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