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I believe that this year at WIW, God is expecting great things from us, for us and within us. I think each of us needs to get ready for a supernatural transformation, being turned "inside out" for God!
Change, for the most part, is exciting - so get excited about God. Pray, giving Him full access to you - mind, body, heart and soul.
Rest assured you will have your "days," BUT GOD will change your days. In fact, all our days are filled with "moments." Just think how much God cares about our moments. He will change your moments if you let Him! And as I look forward to the days and moments that God will change in my life, I realize that it is not the circumstance He will be changing, but the way in which I respond to them...empowered, enabled, tempered by His Holy Spirit within me.
So, roll up your sleeves. Read Phil 3:12-14...and isn't it just like God to so beautifully weave our Mary Spirit study into this one by bringing us again to this verse in Philippians? I would spend some time with this verse. I know He is telling each of us some thing important. Let's PRESS on, STRAINING toward what is ahead, PRESSING toward the goal to WIN the prize. Sisters, you are not alone in
this. Not only do I and every woman at Bible Study walk beside you, but you are filled with the very Spirit of God.
He is calling you by name.......Do you hear Him? There is no more beautiful sound.
My prayer for each of you is that you experience a new willingness to
rely and depend on the power of the Holy Spirit, not just in the big
things, but in the everyday grind. Just like Beth Moore shared in the
video, you will be guaranteed to do things you couldn't, feel things
you didn't and know things you wouldn't.
You can do it!!!