Our theme for the week is PRAYER! Noelle set the foundation for this week’s chapter as she so graciously offered up beautiful prayers for many of you throughout last week’s comments.
Before we begin today, we want to announce the winners of Noelle’s Giveaway. She has written a note regarding the giveaway. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AS YOU WILL BE AMAZED AT HOW THIS GIVEAWAY HAS TRANSFORMED!! Please find her note below:
Isn’t it amazing how we can have a spark of desire in our hearts, and when we lift it to God, He can create a wildfire? I have the distinct privilege of working out with an amazing boot camp team at o’dark thirty each weekday morning. We believe in striving for our own goals and at the same time, fighting the good fight for others. On Wednesday, I shared the idea of randomly choosing three ladies to receive copies of Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner.
My team took that vision and multiplied it. As a team, we would like to offer a copy of Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner to every lady who posted a comment this past week. If you don’t already have a copy, we know that this book will bless you beyond measure. If you do have a copy, we would love for you to give the gift of hope and healing that you have received and pay it forward.
We believe that God can work miracles in and through your hearts.
With love and support,
Transformation by Truth boot camp team in Aliso Viejo, California
Noelle, Molly, Amy, Jill, Ed, Greg, Juan, Jen, Holly, Bill, Shelley, Denise, Rekha, Sagar, Nora, Tami, Dianne, Colleen, Margarita, Jamie, Ron, Gisselle, Mary, Sarah, Christine, Dayna, “Hollywood” Audry, Gina, Freya
When I received this e-mail from her, I was truly blown away. Their generosity truly brought tears to my eyes because, other than Noelle, I have never met a single one of them. But God ordained it. He moved their hearts to give in this way. Why? Because God is omnipotent. He knew there was a need for you or someone in your circle of friends and family to truly know His Hope as told through Hidden Joy. He knew the goodness in Noelle and in the hearts of her boot camp friends. And God made a way to meet your needs through their generosity.
As for this week, I am excited about spending a week on prayer. In the video, you will find an invitation to write a prayer. You may write a few sentence prayer or a paragraph. My heart’s desire is that we put into practice what we learn. Please share your prayer with us!!!
You will also find a book recommendation. My dear friend (and wife of my pastor), Marilynn Chadwick, has written a book on prayer entitled Sometimes He Whispers, Sometimes He Roars. It is her first book and one of my favorite books on prayer. If you would like to meet Marilynn, click here to see an interview she and I did a few months ago. Also, feel free to stop by her web site and say hello. She would love to hear from you. Marilynn gave me one of my first opportunities to share my testimony. Because of her invitation and encouragement, I felt confident to step out and share it more and more.
Below please find this week’s video lesson, assignment, and prayer.
Assignment: Read Chapter Nine in Hidden Joy, “Prayer.” Complete the Guide for Reflection and Study questions for Chapter Nine located in the back of the book.
Memory Verse: “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” Colossians 4:2
Dear Heavenly Father, I praise You as the source of all Truth, as the Author and Perfector of my faith. Thank You for creating me to be in relationship with You. Thank You that You desire for me to come before You in prayer. I commit to deepen my times of prayer with You. Please meet me every time I open my heart to receive all You have to offer. Bring the fullness of Your Spirit into my prayer time with You. Let me sense the power of Your presence. Show me that You are active and listening. I claim Your promise that when I draw near to You, You will draw near to me. May I be different because of the time I spend in prayer with You. Change me as a woman, as a wife, as a mother, as a friend, and as Your servant. Make me a blessing to all those for whom I pray. May I draw others to You because of what You are going to do through me. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
Please know I will be praying for you thorughout the week, and I look forward to reading your prayers!!