I’m part of a trio. The only kind I’ll be a part of! A “Teaching Trio” with my friends Julie and Michelle. We lead a Women’s Connection, Monday Night Ladies Bible Study group at FGT Family Church. Two days ago was an epic night for us girls. It was our finale for the Season. One of those happy/sad things. We were happy to get together, but sad it meant we wouldn’t be meeting for a couple months during the summer holidays. We’ve become such a close group that Monday nights are going to seem weird not being together! We’re so close one of our members Rosie shared how we’re not just friends, we’re family. She and her daughter left Jamaica and have no relatives here. We are her family. I agreed with Rose and told her we’re just the pale side of her family 🙂
The night started off with an incredible dinner prepared for us by the Lovely Leah! We normally do pot-lucks, but this allowed us all to relax and enjoy every part of the evening. Eight of our sisters shared testimonies of how God has brought them “through” the desert and provided them with water in their desert. Many while going through my book, WATER IN THE DESERT in the study. Dawn, Michelle and Susan all shared how the study and the group helped them when they lost their moms this past year. Others shared about broken marriages restored by the power of God’s grace. Kerry shared about how God used her cancer journey to restore so much to her that she is glad she went through that desert! Powerful stories of God’s greatness in the lives of amazing everyday girls!
We listened to the faith infusing song “I WILL PRAISE YOU” by Rebecca St. James http://www.rsjames.com Here are some of the lyrics:
JOY, comes in the morning. The sun is rising, and I wait for you.
STREAMS, flow in the desert. There’s an oasis, and I wait for you.
WHATEVER the storm, WHATEVER is lost, WHATEVER it takes, WHATEVER the cost…
I WILL PRAISE YOU!
Every lady that shared told about how God provided streams in their deserts and how He brought joy in the morning! They are women who have lived out the WHATEVERS in lives and continued to praise God! They were, and are so inspiring!
Prayer time has become an integral part of our group. We have seen so many miracles in answer to our prayers. So often at special events we don’t have our normal prayer time and this event was no different. Our prayer time was anything BUT normal! For the girls that could stay, we ended up sitting in a circle sharing our deepest needs, praying together, encouraging each other with words and in The Word! It really was indescribable how sweet the presence of God was in our midst. The unity in our group is what opened the door for God to move in such a dramatic way. Each of these girls touching my life in powerful ways. If you’re spirit is in need of hydration, you NEED to join a Ladies Bible Study group! Getting into the Word with other Girls will change your life!
Hope you like the pictures of me and my girlfriends!