Every month I look forward to the Ladies Bible Fellowship at church. It’s a wonderful time spent encouraging each other with fellowship and God’s word. Oh, and of course, there’s always delicious food. 🙂
I guess you could say, I go for the food. But not the snacks, coffee, veggies, etc. The best part about the meeting is the spiritual food we gain from God’s Word. Every time I leave with a heart full and encouraged by what God gave the speaker. Tonight Mrs. S continued speaking to us about a Life Well Lived. The focus was on the church and the importance of it. What a huge blessing it is to me to have a church that I can call home. A church that I can not only be fed the meat of the Word, but a place that I can go to have Christian fellowship with other believers.
God’s Word says in Hebrews 10:24-25, “And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” How can we be that source of encouragement and exhortation to one another in the faith if we are not faithful to God’s house? And a thought that challenged me was this: How are we “provoking” one another? Is it to love and good works? That’s my prayer.
Another blessing of the church is the opportunity we as women have to serve. God gives us SO many examples in the Bible of women who served faithfully in the ministry. In Romans 16 Paul speaks of Phebe, a woman dedicated to serving the Lord in her church at Cenchrea.
Lastly, a blessing of the Ladies Bible Fellowship is the Secret Prayer Sister ministry, which I believe I’ve mentioned before. It is sooo encouraging to know that I have a dedicated sister praying for me daily. And on the other side of the coin, I enjoy so much lifting another sister to my Father who cares so much about our daily struggles and heartaches. And, of course, it’s always fun to shower her with blessings anonymously throughout the month. 🙂
For this, and many other reasons, I feel very blessed today. It’s amazing how the Lord gives you exactly what you need WHEN you need it. How have you been blessed so far this week?
Miniature Roses from my Secret Prayer Sister. 🙂