Good Morning!! I'm super excited to share this with you all!

At the beginning of the year I chose three different books I was going to read to help enhance my spiritual life!  The world has A LOT of knowledge to offer... but I prefer wisdom, ergo, I try to stick to faith focused material.  

I blazed through the first two books already and have moved on to the third book, which is actually a Bible study!  I have only read the first chapter and I LOVE IT!  

It is called Understanding Purpose, By Carolyn Custis James. It is a Women of Faith Bible study!  I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a Women of Faith conference many moons ago and those ladies are truly inspiring.  

The premise of this study, is understanding that God's purpose for our life is indestructible.  He had a plan for you, far before you were every created.  At He nit you together in your mother's womb, He fashioned in you all of the talents and gifts you would need to fulfill the purpose He created you for, and no matter what tragic storms sweep through our lives, that purpose cannot be destroyed.  It remains, through the floods, the hurricanes, the darkened paths of life.  In fact, God has a purpose for those things.... within our purpose.  Does that make sense?  LOL

One of my favorite statements I read is how many many try to fit the mold that they believe the world expects of them or try to squeeze themselves into the mold of another woman; like Cinderella's stepsisters, to be forever trying to squeeze into a pair of shoes that simply don't fit.

I have done that!  I have tried to garden! (FAIL)  I have tried to be super duper organized! (FAIL)
I have tried to be the PERFECT housekeeper (FAIL)
I have tried to be a DIY Queen, taking on projects I had no business pursuing (FAIL)

Those were not my shoes to try and squeeze into!  Though I have no doubt that if God desired for me to do those things, He would give me the ability, those things were not my purpose.  My energy was to be put elsewhere.   

This study will not only help in identifying my specific purposes but also, that my purposes can never be swayed or changed by environmental circumstances.  

Is that not AWESOME!  God is King over the flood and nothing can get in His way.  

This will be my new morning posts and would love anyone interested to join me!  I will post some of the content, however, if you would like to follow along and do the study with me, I will post a link to the book!  It was only $9.99 on Amazon!

Here are some questions to begin pondering....

1, What do you believe is a woman's purpose?  Where do you believe a woman find her greatest fulfillment and why to you believe this to be true?

2. What are the "what if's" in life? What changes or adversities make it difficult or impossible for a woman to achieve her purpose as you defined above?

3. What has happened to you or someone you love that seemed to put purpose out of reach?

I pray you will come along on this journey!  I would love to have you!

Here is the link to the book!
https://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Purpose-Women-Faith-Study/dp/1418507113/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486472074&sr=8-1&keywords=understanding+purpose+women+of+faith

Peace and Blessings 
Your Friend 
Missy
 


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02/08/2017 1:33am

As written in the Bible, man should not live by bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. On my personal note, the greatest supplementary food for our soul is the Word of God. It is okay that we have other books to read but what is more important is that we understand what inside the Bible. When we open and read it, we can discover the promises of God and the miracles He had done for the humanity. Develop your faith through the Word of God.

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What an inspiring post. I don't usually read books because for me it is not interesting. While reading your post I realized that reading books is quite interesting and if it is for your own good. Your post is very informative about spiritual books. My mother loves to read books and I know that she will love the books that you shared in your post. I think this is really a big help for those people that likes to read this kind of books.

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04/24/2017 3:07am

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