There I was at 29... getting dangerously close to that next milestone birthday, feeling lost and wondering desperately what in the world was going on with my life. Being 29 and single (especially in the South!) will make you question everything. It will make you question if God is paying attention to you, like He seems to be your friends. It might make you question if you screwed up along the way and if this prolonged season of singleness is just a form of punishment. It could even make you question if God loves you. Thankfully, through this string of questioning and sessions of pouring out my heart, the Lord spoke such truth to me in those low moments that forever changed the way I view life and my circumstances. Not only did it change my outlook, but it also led to unleashing some blessings He had in store for me that eventually changed my circumstances. How My Perspective Changed What became almost way too simple to me was that singleness is not that important to God. But eternity is. My relationship status on earth is not His focus. My relationship status (with the Lord) for eternity is His focus. This world has [...]
What is the difference between pursuing merely momentum and actively pursuing God's power? Like Michelle Myers said in class, maybe the reason we constantly find ourselves frustrated in this tension of constantly desiring more momentum is because we are expecting God-sized results without doing God-based activity. We walked through eight questions, all stemming from the first few chapters in the book of Acts, digging into HOW it was possible that the same disciples who fled when Jesus was arrested were also the same men who led the explosive growth of the local church. But here's the one question that all the other questions hang on: are you living on the right side of your testimony? When was the last time you really thought about what your life was like before Christ and how putting your faith in Him changed everything? Are you still LIVING in the power of what Christ has done in your life? P.S. Members, it's a understatement to say that you're gonna wanna catch this recording and download the companion resource ASAP. We love you! Join swHw!
We LOVED being able to see our members + their men last night on the mastermind! It was SO fun to be able to have James + Kent join Michelle + Somer as they answered some of your questions. Here are just a few of the questions: The recording is up in the member portal as well as the Facebook group. Join swHw and get access to the recording + notes (as well as past recordings!) P.S. Not ALL questions pertain to marriage -- so if you're single, we promise, there's still nuggets for you! Join swHw! P.S. If you haven't yet, you may want to check us out on social! We're doing a special valentines day treat that you may want to take advantage of if you've been thinking about joining us! We love you and can't wait to meet you!
Whether you're a hopeless romantic who loves the idea of Valentine's Day, or you're anti-needing a Hallmark holiday to show your husband affection, we can all benefit from upping our prayer life for the men in our life. Of course this isn't an exhaustive list, but here are some quick prompts to help you spend some intentional time praying for your husband. (We highly recommend bookmarking this one and repeating more than once!) Pray that he will pursue God above everything else. Matthew 6:33; Exodus 20:3; Matthew 6:24; Galatians 2:20 Pray that he will prioritize God's agenda before his own. Matthew 28:19-20; Matthew 10:38-39; Matthew 22:37-40; John 3:30 Pray he will protect himself against the enemy's schemes and attacks. Ephesians 6:11-18; Ephesians 4:27; James 4:7; 1 Peter 5:8-9 Pray that he will surrender his mind and thoughts to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5; Philippians 4:8; Romans 8:5, Colossians 3:2 Pray God will strengthen your marriage and love for one another. Ephesians 5:22-33; 1 Corinthians 13; Romans 12 Pray for his relationship with each of your children. Ephesians 6:4; Psalm 103:13; Proverbs 22:6; Hebrews 12:11; 1 Peter 5:2-3 Pray for unity in your home. Colossians 3:12-17; Joshua 24:15; 1 Corinthians 1:10; [...]
Somer started class (inside membership!) on Wednesday by having us draw three concentric circles. Each circle represent our callings, starting with the inside being the most important: follower of Christ. Often times, we look at "calling" as simply our vocation, but as she reminded us, in Scripture, the general idea of "calling" is much deeper than any one part of your life. But we also won't find our calling studying ourselves; we've got to study Him. Here's the action step: What we should be asking is “How do I obey with my feet?” Let's walk in obedience and ask God to close doors that are not from Him. Want to watch the full class? Become a member and get instant access! We've got a giveaway happening all month long. Become an annual member and we'll send you one free copy of a swHw book of your choice!