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An Answered Prayer…

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Ps. 27:7 Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud: be gracious to me and answer me!

Hello There! I just wanted to share a little challenge with you that the Lord laid on my heart to give to you all.

For the past 15 years, my husband and I had been living in a beautiful town near the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia with our four kiddos. I was that full time working mama and running on fumes, you know the one who goes to work, grocery shop, pay bills, feed/walk the dog, participate in all the church activities, meet up with friends, date your husband every now and then, you know living a tornado whirlwind.  So about two years ago, just after our fifth baby was born, I had reached my last fume and, I “secretly” started praying that I could quit my job and stay home with our fifth baby. He was great, and such a little surprise, but I could not play this “Super MOMMY” role anymore. The day my husband got the letter and brought it home, he said, “What have you been praying?” and I just simply said,“ That I could stay home with my babies.” He said, “Well, you got it, but it will have to be in Georgia.” So my prayers were answered, BUT that meant I had to move away from everything I knew. I knew then that the Lord had been faithful, funny, and what I thought was unfair. I had just had our fifth baby, and now no one to run to when times got hard.

So now, here I am in a new town of Acworth, Georgia, and had “no one.” I knew no one and had to take fives kiddos everywhere I went, and that in itself is a job. We moved from everyone, everything, my job, my family, my church, my friends, my normal routine. So who did I have now? Of course, my husband and kids, but you know, ladies, we “need” our sisters in Christ. 

The Lord had to strip me of everyone and everything I knew to depend on Him solely. Have you ever had your family, church, friends ever taken from you? So now, I ask,” Who are you truly depending on?” Yourself, husband, social media, or Jesus? I see now why the Lord allowed me to go through this season of my life to share how the Lord helped me get through this as well. Here are just a few things that I did to really strengthen my daily walk with the Lord.

  • First, find a “prayer room” mine literally was the shower - not to get too personal, but when you cry out to the Lord and tears are just flowing, it saves on the “tissue” shortage right now. 
  • Next, read daily from the Word, find a study or book, or even read a proverb a day.
  • Next, find a good church that will challenge you to be more like Him, and that reaches the lost, and lastly, claim a verse every week and meditate on it. Hide God’s Word in your heart that I might not sin against God. (Ps. 119:11)

When you have nothing, or so you think, Jesus is right there with open arms. Always! He loves you so much and wants to hear from you. 

Don’t let Satan entice you with the “shiny apples” of this world, don’t let him think you’re not worthy because you are, and He loves you!! Jesus died for you and wants you to know how much he cares for you. Cast all your cares upon Him for HE cares for you. Once you ask him to take ownership of your life, it is a peace that passes all understanding.

Ps. 18:2 Jesus is our rock and our salvation

Psalms 144:1-2 Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle: his is my steadfast love and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield and he in whom I take refuge, who subdues people under me. 

So, I know when times get hard, and you think you can’t make it, just turn to Him first, Seek ye first, and all these things shall be added unto you.

Remember, you need sisters in Christ too; why not join us on Friday, Sept 18th @ 7 pm for a women’s worship night “Count it all Joy” you can make reservations at this link, register today, don’t allow another day to go by without the support you need.

Kristy Perkins

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Feeling Disconnected?

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Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Therefore make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”  Matthew 28:18-20

The word mentoring can bring a myriad of images and emotions to our minds, ideas that may have been shaped by past experiences, media, or maybe the experiences of others. It may elicit questions. What is mentoring? For whom is it best suited? Do I have anything to give? Do I have anything to receive?

However you view it, and no matter the questions it brings, is it possible that you are taking the first step at this moment? Could it be that you are reading this because God is calling you to something deeper? Do you sometimes find yourself feeling isolated even when you are in the company of others?

You aren’t alone. We live in an age where connecting to others anywhere in the world is easier than ever. Why do more people report feeling empty and friendless than previous generations? The answer isn’t just COVID-19.  How did you feel before your routine and social life came to a screeching halt? Maybe it isn’t enough to simply be with people. Perhaps we were meant to join arms with those around us and thrive within the strength those arms provide. Not just giving. Not just taking.

Did you know that friends do not always equal friendship? Jesus had many followers, but He only had twelve disciples. And from that mentorship came the foundation of the church. From twelve to more than two billion. What a legacy! Jesus exemplified mentorship and instructed us to follow in His footsteps.

and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.” 2 Timothy 2:2

Four years ago, a small number of like-minded women at BHBC felt God calling them to meet a need in their own lives and communities. They felt a call to obey and imitate Christ-like mentorship, which would lead them and others to a rich and meaningful relationship with God. That team has now grown with dozens of women that have learned what true community means.

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17

Just like the disciples that Jesus chose to follow Him, the women who commit to the Standing Strong program come from all walks of life and at different points on their path with God. It doesn’t matter if you are a new Christian or not, how many Bible verses you know, or any. You don’t have to be anyone but yourself.

Perhaps this is your time to consider finding out more about Standing Strong mentoring? Take a look at the website for more info. Applications for the 2021 session are available starting on Sept 1st, the deadline to turn them in is Oct 4th.

Are you ready?

Amanda Chadwell.

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