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{Week 12} He Hears Us & Winter Session Announcement

Last week in our 1 John Good Morning Girls study we read:

1 John 5:14- This is the confidence we have in approaching God:
that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

That one verse came alive for me a few weeks ago. I had been driving through the night with my 3 young daughters and mom, we had gotten a call from my uncle earlier that afternoon telling us my grandma was dying and we needed to come home as soon as possible. My grandma lived in Indiana and I live in Texas. We got on the road at 10 pm that night and drove straight through to Indiana. At 7 am the next day we got another call from my uncle saying he didn’t think we’d arrive before she passed. I was driving at the time and started to cry and pray…begging God to let me see her one last time. I so desperately wanted her to know that we were on our way, trying our hardest to get there as fast as we could. I wanted to tell her one last time how much I loved her and thank her for being such a wonderful grandma to me. As I was praying this and crying out to God, I drove through an underpass and there on one of the columns someone had spray painted “Trust Jesus”……ohhh how sweet God is to us when we are hurting and crying out to Him! He so encouraged me to have faith that we would indeed make it there in time…which we did! ;) I was reminded on this trip that sometimes we feel the closest to God when we are hurting. He does hear our prayers!

I had always struggled with knowing if my grandma was truly saved. I have prayed for her for YEARS and as I was driving to Indiana, I continued to pray and ask God for proof that she was indeed saved. The day of the funeral was hard, my grandma had asked that I speak on her behalf, which I did…..but the ceremony was hard for me. After the ceremony was over, I made my rounds thanking people for coming and came upon a sweet little old man and his wife. The man turned out to be a retired pastor and his ministry in his retirement was to go to my grandma’s nursing home every Sunday and give a sermon. He told me that one Sunday a few years ago he had an alter call and that my grandma had received Jesus as her Savior! Can you believe that!!!! Ohhh the goodness of God! I’m so thankful for that sweet man’s ministry, I’m so thankful he and his wife came to my grandma’s funeral and shared that story with me and I’m so thankful that God allowed me to hear that story and thus answered my prayer. He hears our prayers!


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This is our last week for the 1 John study here at Good Morning Girls. Week 12 is our week of reflection:

Monday: Reflect on weeks 1-3

Tuesday: Reflect on weeks 4-5

Wednesday: Reflect on weeks 6-8

Thursday: Reflect on weeks 9-12

Friday:

The main point of 1 John is:

I feel God wanted me to learn:

I will forever be changed by this truth:

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For our winter session here at Good Morning Girls we will be studying….

Ephesians!!!

Courtney and I pray you will join us again for our upcoming winter session.

Sign-ups begin December 15th

Winter session runs from: January 15th-April 15th

Please feel free to comment below and let us know if there is anything we can do to make GMG even better! We love to hear your suggestions!

Love God Greatly!

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  1. Beautiful post Angela. God Bless. :o)

  2. What a wonderful testimony Angela! My condolences on the loss of your grandmother. That verse also struck me too… I’d been reflecting the other day on how God knows my heart and sometimes even when I don’t ask He provides. I’ve always had trouble asking, but this verse reminds me that, if it is in accordance with His will, nothing is wrong with asking for what I want. My prayer is always, as Jesus’ was “…not my will but yours”

    Thanks to you and Courtney for hosting this wonderful book study and I look forward to joining you for Ephesians.

    God bless!

  3. Tammy Dorman says:

    your experience was meant by Him to share with us!!!
    I remember when my mom was passing almost nine years ago on December 27th of 2002. She was only 62 years old and had an incurable cancer. She had gone through 18 months of grueling chemo and radiation but her fight was over. during those months I had asked our pastor to visit my mother. She was not a christian and had not been saved..
    One day at the hospital my grief was unbearable and I started to sob with my head on her bed. She patted my head and said to me, “don’t cry Tammy, you have helped me to know I am going to heaven”
    The day she passed was so bittersweet. My sister was trying to hurry that afternoon from work but as we realized she wasn’t going to make it, I put the phone to mom’s ear and I heard her moan, (she was nearly comatose) and then I heard my sister singing Amazing grace to her. As my mother took her last breath I saw her open her eyes wide and they were so clear and she had the look of someone who saw something beautiful and breathtaking!
    I knew then that she was taken to Heaven..
    I also feel that I was given this opportunity to witness so I may carry the message to others who feel hopeless..
    Thank you Angela for sharing and allowing me to remember and experience the love of God.

  4. I am so touched by your testimony, this is very good for new believer to built up our faith. My condolences on the loss of your grandmother.

    Yes god has always be with us he will not forsake us as what he said in the bible and he is always with me every min every sec of my life. Thank you Jesus, Amen!

    Thank you for hosting this bible study, this is so helpful especially for busy mummies like me cos i can’t attend bible course at my church and i am serching online bible study but there were too many that i don’t know which one to chose so i pray to god to help me to find one which he think that is sutiable for me and i found you, thank you and thank God.

    Looking forward to joining you for Ephesians, pls count me in as i dont have a group.

    Thank you
    God Bless
    Eileen

  5. Such an awesome testimony! I will be praying for you and your family during this time of grief, and I know you have comfort in hearing the story about your grandmother’s salvation. What a wonderful way for God to answer your prayer! Also, thank you ladies for your faithfulness and obedience to GMG. This past study on 1 John was my first time participating and I cannot begin to explain in words the impact and spiritual growth it has had in my life. I am so excited about the new study in Ephesians! I cannot wait! Blessings to you all!

  6. First off, your grandma was beautiful!! Secondly, i had a similar situation with my grandma. For years i had prayed for her salvation and while she was in hospice a christian friend of hers lead her to the Lord. After years of her denying Him. It was such a relief!

  7. Angela, thank you so much for sharing your story. What a wonderful way to see God’s abundant blessings in such a real and personal way. You and Courtney have been a blessing to me in providing this study. I was praying that our next book would be – Yes – Ephesians! So excited. Thanks for being used by God to bless me.

  8. Thank you everyone for your sweet comments and condolences! I just love how God goes out of His way sometimes to show us that He does indeed hear our heartfelt prayers and loves us!! :) Praising God with all of you today!!!

    Love God Greatly!

    -Angela

  9. Hi girls – you are doing such a wonderful ministry to women all over the world! You even inspired me to start my own little christmas bible study… Looking forward to read the next book of the bible. Looking back on the year 2011 there was so much bible reading. Wow!
    Just one little request. If you do a study book as last time – I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to translate this to German for our reading crowd here overseas. Would just need one or two weeks before the session starts – please consider that.
    Have a wonderful Advent time!
    Yours
    Katja

  10. Charity Silvers says:

    HI there,

    I made it through the I John study doing SOAP’s each day and posting them in our FB group. BUT I didn’t get the reflections done because that takes much more time to reflect on things.

    I’m not sure how you divide up the chapters and verses for each day but it seemed like in I John, at the start we were only covering 1 verse each day and then later on we did 3-5 verses each day.

    I’m wondering if it is possible to even it out more so we have about the same amount of verses to read each day rather than only 1 verse some days and lots of verses other days.

    It’s only a suggestion so take it or leave it as you wish.

    Charity

  11. I am interested in doing any kind of Bible Studies but because of my schedule i do them either in the evening or weekend. so would like to do ephesians on my own, always wanted to study it with worksheets and other. I am a born again christian and very active in the church i go to, i go to a baptist church that only associates with a kjv bible. i have had some good things happening to me and it would have never happened unless i knew our God. He is wonderful.
    i am anxious to start on this study.

    denise

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