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Almost every other wednesday evening at 7:30pm the women of the Boston International Christian Church gather for a time of prayer, fellowship and teaching from the word of God. At these services I have the privilege of teaching and sharing from the scriptures. Most often God puts the lessons on my heart, I write them out, and then I share the message. Other times i’m inspired by another woman ministry leaders message, someone’s example of life and Godliness, first principles, a followup bible study, my quiet times, reading, or a personal experience. I have decided to post old and new lessons I have taught at the BICC midweek services here for other women ministry leaders to use, or to offer feedback on. I hope you enjoy the newest additions to my blog!

Christmas worship service invite, and helpful advice for my co-workers in the ministry

Hello Friends,

As you well know the Holidays are upon us!

It’s time for those of us in the ministry to design our flyers for our upcoming Christmas Services.

I recently stumbled upon a wonderful site (It’s literally too awesome for me not to share with you!) It’s http://www.canva.com, and let me tell you it has been so helpful for me, I’m sure my co-workers in the ministry will also benefit from this awesome site.

I have used canva to easily (and very affordably) design women’s day flyers, shower invites, and most recently the flyer for our upcoming Christmas Service. (See graphics below)

I’d also like to use this blog post as an opportunity to extend a warm invite to anyone who may be looking for a place to worship on December 18th, 2016

If you’re in the Orange County area and are looking for a Church home then please don’t hesitate to join us for our upcoming Christmas Worship Service!

 

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Women’s Day: Worthy!

Those who know me well, know that I passionately love Women’s Day! Only once a year do just the girls have this very special day, on which, we as a church host a life changing event. Since we have planted the Church in Boston 2012, we have had two Women’s Days, and in just forty days we will be opening the doors to our third Women’s Day “Worthy”!

Our first Women’s Day we hosted was entitled “Fearless”!

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“Fearless” was in November, and the color scheme was…. Fall:) Beautiful pumpkins took the role of vases on the ivory covered tables. fearlessdine.jpg

and the women who shared testimonials talked about the things that with God’s help they were able to fearlessly face, and overcome.

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Theresa Broom flew in and delivered a powerful keynote presentation, that inspired women to conquer their fears, by pursuing a biblical relationship with God.

Secondly we had our Women’s Day last March entitled, “Stronger”

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This was a really fun theme! Swing music, and a 40’s theme set the tone, for an outstanding time!  It was refreshing to hear an impactful message by Brittany Underhill about true biblical strength, and very woman in the room was called to be “Stronger” by embracing a relationship with God.  The testimonials that the women shared moved everyone in a very powerful way.

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Testimonials:  https://mandeerohn.wordpress.com/2015/08/28/2015-womens-day-testimonials-stronger/

Brittany’s Keynote: https://mandeerohn.wordpress.com/2015/08/28/2015-womens-day-stronger-featuring-brittany-underhill/

To our God’s incredible glory, we have had more than one-to-one visitors at both of our previous Women’s Days!  And of the greatest encouragement is the women who’s lives have forever been changed, as they have become Christians as a result of attending this spectacular event.

I’m eagerly looking forward to this years Women’s Day that is now just 40 days away! 

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“WORTHY” will be our theme for this years conference!

My amazing husband encouraged me to be our keynote speaker this year, and I’m so excited to share from my heart on this topic.

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If you are in, or you know of anyone in the Massachusetts, or New England area, please do not hesitate to invite them to join us on March 19th for this life changing time:)

Thank you!

Mandee M. Rohn

 

 

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26

It was one of those prayers that I began praying as a newly baptized disciple of Jesus back in the Summer of 2006.  “God please save my parents, please allow them to become disciples, and receive their salvation in the waters of baptism….”

My parents lived near Eugene, Oregon at the time I started praying this for them, and so my prayers really didn’t seem all that “impossible” back then. My Dad even began studying the scriptures, and making notable changes in his life. However in 2006 he made the decision that he just wasn’t ready to make Jesus the Lord of his life, and him and my Mom moved to Northern Idaho much closer to many of our family members, and much much further from any of the churches that I knew were preaching biblical discipleship,  and baptism.

…….My prayers for them began to feel “impossible” at times….

My parents did however put great effort into finding biblical teaching in Idaho, and they met some amazing people along the way. People whom I know planted great seeds of faith in their hearts.

However my Dad always felt something was missing.

Over a span of 9 years my parents longed for the zeal, and love of the sold-out movement, and they would visit our fellowship every once in awhile over the years.

And after every visit they seemed to fall more and more in love.

They fell more in love with God,  with the disciples, the way of life that is so radically different then that of the world, and more in love with His Kingdom.

God is so faithful,  and he has shown me time and time again that HE has the power to make anything that seems impossible, a reality!

I will never give up on praying for my family, as we have many many more in our family who need a biblical relationship with God 🙂

Thank you to all the Eugene Disciples who influenced and inspired my family from 2006-2007. Thank you also to all the disciples who gave all our their hearts to make Coltin and I’s wedding so special back in 2010, my parents saw a great glimpse of God’s love that day. Im so grateful for my husband, and all the disciples here in Boston as they have prayed earnestly, and faithfully instructed my Dad & Mom in the ways of the Lord.

~Please enjoy these videos of my Parents Baptisms~

April Shanks is Baptized January 3rd 2016

Mark Shanks is Baptized January 6th 2016 

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My Parents as Disciples

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Ted Karonis- The Midnight Baptizer! 
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United in Christ

The Women’s Ministry Advances in Boston!

As a Women’s Ministry Leader, few things bring me as much joy as seeing other women enter into a biblical relationship with God! The Boston International Church has been greatly encouraged by the addition of these precious souls being added to the family here over the last few months.

Please enjoy these videos of these amazing sisters being added to the Kingdom through the refreshing waters of baptism, or through the grace of restoration 🙂

~Share-Leigh: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ds1Kn1o9CJs

~Mayfern: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hgmz74MSlug

~Darnell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_UW4CsUMms

~Arahdna: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKVzplhlzaE

~Stacia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtQOfUgSWeo

~Bridgett: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bX5opCJiLQ

~Jeanine: (Video unavailable) However you can find her on FB as Jeanine Calhoun and encourage her there!:)

~Latisha: (Video unavailable)

 

Please pray for these amazing women as they continue to learn how to walk steadily with our God, I hope this news of these sisters brings you joy and encouragement as we remember that Jesus is the only reason for the season. Glory to our mighty and powerful God forever and ever! Amen:)

All My Love & Merry Christmas!

Mandee Rohn

 

 

Defeating Evil Thoughts (skit)

“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” 1 Corinthians 10:5

Roughly a couple of years ago I enjoyed a seeing a Women’s Ministry Leader (Lianne Kernan) ask for two volunteers during a lesson she was doing at a Conference.  Many in the crowd threw up their hands and waved them around hoping to be chosen; as she chose two of the excited volunteers.

As the girls made their way to the stage one of the learned she was to be herself; a disciple in the skit. The other was to pretend to be…. an unwanted thought. The disciple was instructed to take the “thought” captive. As we might expect this illustration of 1 Corinthians 10:5 was extremely amusing as the sister tried to wrestle the “thought” to the ground. Arms and legs were flailing about as they tried to take each other captive.

The 2-person skit was a brilliant visual of such a powerful passage. It painted a picture that one doesn’t easy forget, as we as women battle undesired thoughts day in and day out.

I have been sharing a “Love the Lord your God” series with the women here in Boston. The topic for last nights Women’s Midweek Service was all about loving God with all of our minds. As I sat down at my desk to craft the lesson I was going to share… that brief, comical, and brilliant little skit came to mind!! So I remembered how inspired by it I was and decided to put together a little skit of my own for the women here in Boston! It was also very impactful as the women saw 1 corinthians 10:5 come to life!

Please enjoy!:)

Women’s Midweek Skit

 

Sister 1: Disciple (Jenny Rydstedt)

Sister 2: Evil Thoughts (Dishauna Hydes)

Sister 3:Discipling Partner (Nancy Joseph)

Scene: Jenny comes up and stands near the pulpit near the narrator.

Dishauna (Evil Thought) quickly and obnoxiously runs up on stage, and firmly places her hand on Jenny’s head!

Jenny and Dishauna freeze, and stand side-by-side facing the audience.

Narrator explains that sadly we sometimes get comfortable with our evil thoughts. Jenny then acts cozy/comfortable with Dishauna’s hand still firmly on her head.

Narrator explains that Jenny becomes friends with Dishauna (evil thought) Jenny then offers Dishauna a snack, or does something friendly.

Narrator then explains that Jenny starts to entertain the thought.

Jenny then attempts to juggle, and entertain Dishauna (Hand still firmly on head)

Jenny then try’s to share the evil thought. She walks together with Dishauna through the fellowship, and tries really hard to place Dishauna’s other hand on another sister’s head.

Jenny returning with Dishauna to the front of the room gets tired of the thought, and tries to remove her hand but she can’t. Dishauna keeps her hand firmly planted on Jenny’s head.

 

Narrator asks! What are we supposed to do?

-Jenny calls her discipler Nancy confesses her unrighteous thoughts.

-Nancy comes up front to help!

-Nancy at first aggressively says, “Jenny just stop thinking that way!!” and Nancy then attempts to aggressively pull Dishauna’s hand off of jenny’s head…. but she cannot do it!

-Nancy then helps renew Jenny’s mind by sharing a scripture from her QT and prays with Jenny.

Dishauna then loosens her grasp, and slowly lifts her hand from Jenny’s head. Dishauna then hangs her head low and she walks away sad as she knows she has been defeated by prayer, and discipling with the word of God.

 End

Let’s Learn to Love God with ALL our minds!

Women’s Midweek Service-With all your mind!

Opening Scripture: Turn to Matthew 22:37

37Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment.”

LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD

Three part series.

  • #1 With all your heart
  • #2 With all your soul
  • #3 With all your mind

The last time we were together. We talked about loving God with all of your heart and tonight we are going to talk about loving God with all of our minds, and the next time were together we will focus on loving God with all of our souls.

Here we go… Loving God with all of our minds.

In the KJV Proverbs 23:7 says, “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.”

And that’s point #1.

 

Point #1 As a woman thinketh, so is she

According to proverbs you are what you think.

What does this mean?

  • If your thoughts are critical, then if those thoughts go undealt with you will likely become critical of others.
  • If your thoughts are ungrateful, then you may not see the blessings when they come!
  • If your thoughts are unkind, then it may be difficult for you to be nice to those around you.
  • If you think it’s a burden to seek first the kingdom, then eventually you wont obey Matthew 6.
  • If you get a bad attitude about group d-times, then instead of being grateful for someone making time to get with you… you will likely arrive with a bad attitude.
  • If you think that effectively fishing for men is impossible, then you will live as though it is impossible. But if you think it’s possible you will make it apart of your lifestyle.
  • Encouragingly the opposite of this is also true! If your thoughts are positive, then you will live in a faithful way!

How has it been going loving the Lord your God with your mind?

A notable few quotes on this topic:

  • “It doubtless is true that people become what they think about.”- Gary Collins
  • “When you think on the powerful truths of Scripture, God uses His Word to change your way of thinking.”

Elizabeth George

  • “I also have to tell you a very important fact. Your mind is under siege every single second of the day. There is a great plan to control your thinking. In the course of time, you will become on the outside what you believe on the inside.” -Unknown

 

  • “The devil loves to take advantage of a mind that is ignorant or one that is pushed around by wayward emotions.”
  • The mind of man is the battleground on which every moral and spiritual battle is fought. – J. Oswald Sanders
  • Our defeat or victory begins with what we think, and if we guard our thoughts we shall not have much trouble anywhere else along the line.” – Vance Havner

I especially like the quote by J. Oswald Sanders… he says our mind is a battleground!

And as a movement we believe in winning battles!!

Illustration: – Though you may be unable to keep disease-ridden ships from sailing back and forth on the ocean, you can refuse them docking privileges in the harbor of your mind.

In other words:

There are two kinds of evil thoughts.

-The disease-ridden ones that are fleeting (just quickly pass through)

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-The disease-ridden ones that we allow to dock and take harbor in our minds.

If we are going to be women who love God with all of our minds then we need to control our thoughts, and not let our every thought (or feeling) control us.

Amen?

So how can we love God with our entire mind!

How can we change the way we think?

(Call up women to perform skit)

2 Corinthians 10:5

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

God tells us exactly what to do when we have thoughts that are not in line with the word of God.

But sadly we don’t always obey, and there are a few things we may do instead:

-Get comfortable with the thought.

-Become friends with the thought.

-Entertain the thought.

-Share the negative thought.

What are we supposed to do?

Take it captive and make it submit to Christ!

-Not always easy!

-We can’t do it on our own but most often we need all the help we can get.

-Call discipler up to help the thought submit!!

What can we do?

Some Practical’s to help:

#1 Confess that mess!!

 

Confess your sin:

Mark 7:21-23

“ For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, 22 adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. 23 All these evils come from inside and defile a person.”

Our sin starts in our thoughts.

We need to confess our sin as soon as it’s a thought.

I will never forget a sister back in Eugene; she confessed to me that she had cursed while taking her exam.

I was really surprised as I imagined her sitting in her classroom getting angry and saying a curse word in a classroom full of her peers.

Then she later told me that she cursed in her mind.

She understood that she is help accountable for her thoughts, and she confessed it as sin!

If we are to love God with all of our minds then we too, need to confess all of our sin including our sinful thoughts as we learn from Mark 7 that it’s evil thoughts that lead to a sins of commission.

You are not a strange case, as we all battle weird, dark, and evil thoughts every day. There is help available!:)

Practical #2 Ready, set, renew!

 

Romans 12:2 “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

There are two kinds of women.

  1. Those who conform to the pattern of this world and
  2. Those who are transformed by the renewing of their mind.

The way we renew our minds is by having:

Daily Quiet Times!

If we don’t renew our mind with the word of God every day then we are likely going to conform to the pattern of the world.

Having great quiet times every day should not be an option. In the same way someone who is hungry should not skip breakfast…

We all need spiritual nourishment and should not skip our spiritual breakfast that is the word of God.

I don’t know about you girls, but there have been times that I have really battled my thoughts. Some scary and violent, others impure and critical….

Many of these thoughts were super embarrassing.

When someone confessed sin to us, it’s always helpful to relate.

We need to be reminded that we are all in this together and that we all face similar struggles.

The best way to overcome our thoughts is by confessing your sin, and renewing your mind everyday.

Saturate your mind with the word.

Apply your mind to understand and study the bible!

Use commentaries!

Embrace the heart of a Berean. (Acts 17:10-12)

 

Practical #3 It’ll repeat itself until you replace it.

 

Have you every had the same thought re-occur and you can’t seem to get rid of it.

I have had times that I have told Coltin that I have felt haunted by my thoughts.

In addition to confession, and daily renewal, we need to replace our thoughts!

Scripture: Philippians 4:8

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

Sometimes we just have to pause. Acknowledge that we had an evil thought, and that we are not loving God with all of our mind, and replace the thought with something else.

Or instance if you have a critical thought about a sister, your discipler, or your husband.

Stop and consciencly replace it by asking yourself:

What is true?

What is noble?

What is right?

What is pure, lovely and admirable?

What’s is excellent or praiseworthy?

Asking yourself these questions will work as an effective exercise to replace the thoughts that are displeasing to God with thoughts that are pleasing.

 

In addition to controlling our thoughts, there are many ways we can love God with our mind.

 

But in closing I want to share…

1 Corinthians 2:16

…for, “Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.

 

I don’t know about you, but this scripture encourages my soul.

As baptized disciples we are to have the mind of Christ.

So we need to be imitating his qualities, and do whatever needed to become like-minded

To God be the glory!

2015 Women’s Day ” Stronger” Featuring Brittany Underhill!

Boston International Christian Church’s 2015 Women’s Day!

Please enjoy this powerful message by Brittany Underhill https://youtu.be/9TpHPZB9Fdg?list=PLS0kGxSblqTSTMvKd_qGnfIkVSxwAg6Zo

2015 Women’s Day Testimonials “Stronger”

The testimonials from our 2015 Women’s Day “Stronger” are available on youtube! 

Women’s Midweek Service- With All Your heart!

Opening Scripture: Turn to Matthew 22:37

37Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment.”

The title of tonight’s lesson is:

LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD

Three part series.

  • #1 With all your heart
  • #2 With all your soul
  • #3 With all your mind

Many of us are familiar with C.S Lewis he was a British author who is widely known for many of his famous books.

I believe C.S Lewis hit the nail on the head when he wrote the following quote:

He said:

Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.

C. S. Lewis

Christianity if true is of infinite importance.

 

Point #1 WITH ALL YOUR HEART

JOKE: The scripture doesn’t say love the Lord with all your kidney… or all your appendix … because who knows what that’s for anyway?! Cass?

How important is our heart?

Would anyone disagree if I said that it is of infinite importance?

Our life kind of depends on it?

If you don’t believe me that its of infinite importance…just talk to Sarah who works as a perfusionist and I’m sure she will tell you that you need your heart in order to live.

Our heart is essential to our survival… we simply could not live without it.

And how much of this organ that is vital to our lives does God want….?

He wants every beat of it!

He wants all of it!

Give him any less of it…. And you will not survive as a Christian.

You will die spiritually.

The word all in the greek is “Holas” and it means “all, whole, and completely”

The word “heart” in the greek is “Kardia” and it denotes the centre of all physical and spiritual life.

  • The heart is the vigour and sense of physical life
  • And the centre and seat of spiritual life.
  • Therefore God requires all of your vigour and all of your zest for physical life, AND he requires that you place him in the center and seat of your spiritual life!

Question: I have a very important question for each of you tonight…. And it is simply…

Have you given God all of your heart?

Have you given God all your vigour and zest for life! Or do you have a greater zest for work, school, marriage, or fill in the blank__________________

Have you placed God at the center seat of your spiritual life?

Something we can all be really encouraged by is the fact that

God loves us with all of his heart.

How do we know?

Scripture: Turn to John 3:16 

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

 

So loved the world.

The love we read about in this passage is an agapeo love. It is to love dearly. A sacrificial love.

 

He gave his one and only son.

His only child.

Quote: Author Elizabeth Stone said “Making the decision to have a child – it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ”

Elizabeth Stone

Jesus fully had Gods heart.

And yet God sent him to die in our place.

If any of the mothers in room here tonight saved your life in place of their childs would you ever question their love for you?

No.

Their love for you would be unquestionable.

When it comes to Gods love It is absolutely unquestionable that God loves you with all of his heart.

He gave his very best so that we could have an eternal relationship with him.

The question is:

Do you love God with all of your heart?

John 14:23

Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching.

 

1 John 5:2

This is how we know that we love God’s children when we love God and obey His commands.

It is very simple… To love God is to obey him.

If your discipling partner has to try and repeatedly convince you to obey the scriptures…

What you are really doing is refusing to love God.

God gave you his best! Was the sacrifice of his only son not enough for you?

When we repeatedly flirt with the world, or refuse to love God with all of our heart….

It is the equivalent of telling God that Jesus isn’t good enough for you.

Do you love God? Is Jesus enough for you?

Illustration: It’s been so encouraging watching Brian and Jhoally fall in love. They dated long distance. Then Jhoally moved to Boston and as she lived with Coltin and I for a while I had the encouragement of watching her make him little gifts…

And as Brian and Jhoally have worked along side Coltin and I in the ministry we have gotten to know them and come to love them a lot

We can all see that Brian and Jhoally love to spend time together! So much so that there about to venture into spending the rest of their lives together!

Their love is tangible. It can be seen.

And their wedding is going to be one to remember!

I want to use a hyperbole here. That is an exaggeration to prove a point.

Lets all just imagine for a minute that September 5th comes and it’s the most beautiful wedding we have ever seen.

The first few months go by and married life is treating them well and then suddenly…

Jhoally becomes a little with drawn. She starts to say things like I need some space, and you take up a lot of my time. Then one Saturday night she texts Brian and says I don’t think I’m going to come home tonight. I just feel like I need a break!!

Wouldn’t that be tragic! They exchanged vows in the presence of God and his kingdom!

Amen Jhoally is an awesome faithful woman of God and I don’t think she would ever do that!

But wouldn’t that be devasting!!!!!

The truth is we have all seen much much worse then that happen.

Anytime someone walks away from God and his kingdom they forfeit the vow they made when they entered a covenant relationship with God.

I hope this helps us get perspective.

Turn to Ecclessiastes 5:4-7  When you make a vow to God, do not delay to fulfill it. He has no pleasure in fools; fulfill your vow. It is better not to make a vow than to make one and not fulfill it. Do not let your mouth lead you into sin. And do not protest to the temple messenger, “My vow was a mistake.” Why should God be angry at what you say and destroy the work of your hands? Much dreaming and many words are meaningless. Therefore fear God.

 

Illustration: On July 10th 2006 I made the most important vow of my life.

I vowed in the presence of God and his Kingdom that “Jesus is Lord.” And then I entered the waters of baptism when I was 19 years old.

If you are a baptized disciple you made the same vow when you made your good confession!

God teaches us in this passage that when you make a vow do not delay in fulfilling it and do not protest to the temple messenger (aka your discipling partner) that your vow was a mistake.

That is foolish…. And God has no pleasure in fools.

To try and take a break from Gods kingdom is the equivalent of trying to take a break from God.

Look at Colossians 1:15-20

15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

Is vs 19 We learn that God was pleased to have his fullness dwell in Jesus.

The fullness of God can be found in Christ.

And just above that in vs. 18 we learn that Jesus is the head of the Body and the Body is the church….

Should a head ever be separated from a body?!?!?!

Never!

So for us girls… if we try to take a break from the church the body… we are also trying to take a break from the head that governs the body and that is Jesus.

I think we can all agree that we need Jesus.

We all need someone to love us, to lead us, to listen to us… and we find that in his Body.

I don’t know if your anything like me but the thought of giving all of my heart is scary!!

When I think of giving all of my heart….

I think of the dedication that takes

The sacrifice

The time

The denial of self

The surrender of self….

However this is God we are talking about!

Question: What does God do with our heart when we give it to him!

Point #2 What are you gonna do with it God!?

 

Ezekiel 36:26

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.

 

He chisels the stone off of it, and he makes it soft again.

He gives you a soft heart, one capable of retaining his word. And in turn he softens your face…

You can normally tell when someone has a heart of stone… bcs their eyes and face are also like stone.

Why don’t you give your heart fully to God….?

He will soften it.

He will also soften your eyes… and your expressions.

You may still be wondering what are you going to do with it God!!?

Ezekiel 11:19 I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them;

God wants your heart to be fully unified with his.

He will give you a heart that is dedicated to him and his purposes.

-It’s awesome to be a part of a dedicated team! Teamwork makes the dream work.

Is your heart undivided when it comes to your purpose. What would your bible talk leader say?

God wants to give us a heart that’s unified and that’s undivided in our love and commitment.

Psalm 119:1-2

Blessed are those whose ways are blameless,

    who walk according to the law of the Lord.

Blessed are those who keep his statutes

    and seek him with all their heart—

Gods desire is that we give him all of our heart and in doing so he fills us with blessedness!!

If your not happy its because you have not given God all of your heart.

God wants every one of us to experience the highest levels of fulfillment and blessedness imaginable!

Q: What are you gonna do with it God!??

A: I’m going to make you happy.

The list of what God is gonna do with your heart when you give him 100% of it goes on and on but lets look at one more passage.

2 Chronicles 16:9

“For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.”

Gods eyes are scanning the earth… and when he finds someone whos heart is fully committed to him. He stops and he strengthens that heart!

Q: Will your heart be strengthened this evening?

In closing let us leave here tonight determined to Love the Lord our God with all of our heart, with all of our souls, and with all of our minds!!

To God be all the glory!

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