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Last Wednesday, our “R&R” assignment was to read chapters 4 through 8 of Kingdom Woman. These chapters deal with the importance of our commitment to God and the important place we give the faith we have in Him. When we trust that there is real power in depending on Him and giving our best to pursue His way, we will discover that the possibilities for what He can do in us and through us are endless! Taking those steps of faith are not easy, but they are sooooo worth it.
How do we know which steps are the steps God has in mind specifically for us? We read His Word, which tells us about His will, and we pray, so that we can know the nuances of His will for our individual situations. Prayer is such a simple solution to many of our areas of uncertainty, lack of clarity, or need for reassurance, yet if you are like me, you may struggle with taking advantage of this wonderful privilege on a regular basis.
The good news is, it’s never too late to take God up on the wonderful opportunity He has made available to us!
While I will give you a few Monday missions to choose from, don’t feel pressure! Pick one or two if you are ambitious. But only select a mission if it blesses you… not if it stresses you!
What exactly is Monday’s Mission?
Every Monday during our #KingdomWoman “One Month Journey”, I will give you an assignment. It’s great to read a book but what’s even better? Seeing change in your life because a book’s message taking root in your life. Your Monday’s Mission will be an opportunity for any woman who is reading Kingdom Woman to get ideas for applying Kingdom Woman. I don’t know about you but I want to activate change in my life!
~ Your “Mission” for Today ~
Choose from any of the following missions as a way to put “feet” to your faith!
Then be sure to post in the comments to tell me about YOUR mission!
For my fellow do-it-all-a-holics…
Write it down. – In Chapter 4, it’s all about being committed – committed enough to take the next step of faith into what appears to be an abyss of uncertainty. Or maybe it’s being committed enough to keep doing what God told you to do last! Many times we are lost because we don’t remember what are last point of action was or we have lost focus. If you have not been moving forward in faith because you need to focus or remember, take time to write down an action that you can tie to your faith and keep it in a place that you can see. Maybe an index card in your wallet, or write with lipstick on a mirror, or type up a reminder then print and post on your wall or in your cube at work.
Lean on someone else. – There is power when we choose to walk in faith. But sometimes we really need to lean on the strong faith of someone else until we can stand on our own two feet. If you are struggling to continue in your walk of faith, call someone and ask them to pray with you. Call your church if they have prayer line. Email your request to someone else and ask them to keep you lifted up today. It’s OK to admit that you are not able to stand on your own two feet. Don’t be found laid on the ground simply because you refused to lean on someone else. Do you struggle to lean on your mom or mother-in-law because you don’t want them to know you are struggling? The problem with hiding our weakness is that we don’t give ourselves the freedom to benefit from the strength of our sister in Christ, neighbors, relatives, or friends.
Start a prayer journal. – In Chapter 8 we discuss the importance of a Kingdom Woman’s prayer life. While writing down your areas of focus is a good thing, writing down your prayer requests is even better. Now before you get overwhelmed at the idea of one more thing to do, here me out. Keep a journal of your prayers for ONE WEEK. That’s it. From this Monday to next Monday, record your prayers and any responses that you hear from God during your time together. Even if this one week is all you do, it could be a beautiful experience.
Take a Step! – Sometimes the hardest thing to do when we do know the direction in which God is calling us is to take the first step. We might be overwhelmed with accomplishing the overall goal or end result, and so we are paralyzed and do nothing. Has God told you to go back to school? Call a few schools this week and have them send information to you. Has God told you to get out of debt? Set aside 15 minutes a day to work on your budget and find a little money here or there to put towards lowering your debt. Every little bit counts. Are you believing God to provide a mate for you? What is one thing that you can do today to prepare to be the wife that you want to be for your future husband? Need ideas? Marriage requires service. Find someone to serve for no reason. Guess what? Men need to eat. Can you cook? Find one failsafe dish from someone you trust and work on it! Need ideas? Try some from a post I put on the blog this weekend.
Hopefully you have found at least one mission that you can commit yourself to this week! Which one did you pick? Be sure and share that with me in the comments!
What’s Coming Up This Week!
Tomorrow is our Blog Hop! You won’t be able to link up until tomorrow but here is what you can be thinking about!
That’s right Kindreds! Tomorrow’s Blog Hop is all about F-O-O-D! I want you to post a few recipes that you would like to share! We are all looking for ideas all the time and sharing with each other will make it easier for us to keep fresh ideas on the table!
So be thinking about what you want to share, or start googling recipes that look appetizing online, or start bumming recipes off your mom, aunt, grandmother, or sister! See you tomorrow!
Kingdom Woman Wednesday – Dad and I will be at the blog waiting for you with a video to both answer your questions and introduce the topics for the next “R & R”. Be sure and submit your question ASAP! You will also receive this week’s “R & R”.
Facebook Party – Wednesday @ Noon (CST) – You can go to THIS LINK to RSVP!
Twitter Chat – Thursday @ 8 pm – We’ll have fun chatting it up for one hour using the hashtag #KWChat!
A few housekeeping items for those just joining the journey…
Q & A – Submit questions on biblical womanhood for myself or my dad, Tony Evans, to answer! Just click on the “Ask Chrystal” button on the menu bar (under “Chrystal”). Each week on Wednesday via video blog, one (or both) of us will answer some of the questions we receive!
The Blog – The main source of information for the journey is on the blog. Be sure and subscribe so that posts from the blog will go straight to your email box and you won’t miss anything. While, Wednesdays are our BIG #KingdomWoman days and will be the main place for your assignments for “R&R” (reading and reflection) I’ll post here and there on the blog to keep us on track for the journey! While you can find me blabbing away on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest, those are optional places to find me or other info, graphics, or FUN on the Kingdom Woman One Month Journey.
The Comments – Your responses in the comments are your way to make sure that I see your thoughts. Please pour your heart out there. I read every single one. Remember, feel free to reply to any comment that you see in the thread. Let’s encourage each other! If you haven’t already, make sure I can “see” you! Go to Gravatar.com so I can see your face in the comments!
Social Media – Make it easy for me to find you! As you share quotes from the book on Facebook or Twitter or maybe even take, make, and share graphic images on Pinterest or Instagram, be sure and use the hashtag #KingdomWoman. This way, we can find each other as we share!
The Book – We are reading and reflecting on Kingdom Woman. It’s not too late to download an Ebook or pick one up at your local bookstore and join the journey!