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God Is Still In The Miracle Business…A GMG Testimony

 

I was always fascinated with the TV show “Heroes” even though I didn’t watch it much, maybe 2 or 3 times, but the idea behind it always intrigued me. The show was about these ordinary people who happened to have special powers . Some could fly. Some could travel through time. Some had incredible strength……all were specially gifted in a certain area and when they worked together…..they were able to accomplish a “greater good.”

Isn’t that a beautiful picture of the body of Christ? This is our reality when we work together as one! God has gifted each of us in special ways, and when we work together with the same focus…..we are able to advance His kingdom!

Romans 12:4

“Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.”

This past week I introduced you to some of my personal heroes. At first glance you might think they are just ordinary women……but remember…..it’s through the ordinary that God does the extraordinary!

These women are moms, wives, “taxi” drivers, teachers and cooks by day……but God has blessed them with powerful gifts He is using to CHANGE OUR WORLD. Yes, they might seem ordinary at first glance……but don’t be fooled…they are modern day heroes in our midst!

Why do I consider them heroes? It’s not because of what they can do themselves, in their own strength, but because of what they are allowing God to do THROUGH THEM! :) HE is the source. He is the gift giver.

It’s their obedience to His calling on their lives that makes them heroes to me.

What makes a Hero?
Anyone who willingly uses the gifts she has been given from God to put others first and advance God’s Kingdom. Anyone who says, “Your will not my will, Lord” and walks in obedience having heaven as her focus as she raises the next generation for Christ, loves her husband, serves and reaches out to the least and cares for her neighbors as herself. An individual like this is a hero because her focus is on God and serving others…..the two greatest commandments.

This past week I shared on the importance of having our Good Morning Girls materials translated. For the next two days, I’d like to share the impact having these materials translated has made in various women’s lives across the WORLD! Let me first introduce you to my dear friend and GMG Translator: Edurne.

Edurne blesses us by translating all our documents into Spanish! Because of Edurne’s ability to translate, God has used her special skill to reach THOUSANDS of women! New women are being added to GMG Spanish EVERY HOUR! Some of the ladies who ask to be in a group are forming other groups at their churches and will be using the Advent eBook for their women’s Bible study. There are women studying the Bible with GMG in ALL South American countries and in almost every country from Central America to the Caribbean!!!

All these women’s lives are being changed because ONE women decided to spend her “free” time translating materials so that other women can learn more about God!

Edurne’s story reminds me that Jesus is still in the miracle business. He can still take our “loaves of bread and fish”….the few extra hours we have each night, and multiply it to “feed the thousands!!!”

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Let me tell you a story…

A few months ago, by accident, I discovered the Facebook page of WomenLivingWell.org, who offered her subscribers a free e-book called “The Proverbs 31 Woman – one virtue at a time” I subscribed, downloaded the e-book, and the first thing I thought of, like I always do when I find good material, was to translate it into Spanish. I contacted the author, Courtney Joseph, to ask permission to translate it, and she gave me permission to do just that. And a short time later, Courtney told me about another page, GoodMorningGirls.org, of her friend Angela Perritt and told me how they would be using the book to do a 3 month Bible study.

I registered for the Bible study and put an announcement on my Facebook page, mainly to let other English speakers know about the e-book and the Bible study.

Then, I receive this message through Facebook saying “Do you want to form a Spanish group? I want to be a part!” I had never thought about starting a Spanish group, because I didn’t think anyone would be interested, but I said to myself “Ok, she and I are a group.” The message came from Trisha Goddard, my friend “ameriguaya”.
So because of this decision to start a Spanish group with Trisha for the Proverbs 31 study, we got the information out via Facebook to all of our friends, and through this, many Latin women became interested. From that, the 1st GMG Spanish group was created, with more than 40 women from different parts of the world, participating day after day, studying God’s Word! This very vibrant, unified, lively group had a hunger for God’s Word. It continues even now, and from this group came the majority of the leaders for the new GMG Spanish groups for the Colossians/Advent Bible study.

After some time of getting to know Trisha, I have found that we have a lot in common: both of us are wives, have 3 children, a passion for missions (Trisha and her husband, Mike, are Americans and serve in Paraguay), and a huge desire to help others grow in the Lord. We have never met in person, and I don’t know the sound of her voice, but during these few months that I have known her, she has become my friend, my support, one that I can count on, my coworker in the ministry, and prayer warrior. Together, we are taking on this dream and overseeing GMG Spanish.

How is this possible? How is it possible to have people who don’t know each other, work together and serve the Lord in ministry?

Because we are the body. And now that isn’t just any “body”! We are THE body.

We are THE body of Christ.

Colossians1:15-18
“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 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.”

Ephesians 1:22-23

And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.

The body of Christ is the universal church that every believer is a part of, regardless of their local church denomination. It is a live organism, made up of born again believers and whose Head is the Resurrected Christ. This is the body that allows people like Trisha, me, Courtney, Angela….and YOU, to have a common ground that we can share and develop our gifts and talents for the glory of God.

Romans 12:4-5

Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.

We are one body, sharing…
…the same faith (Colossians 1:4)
…the same love (Colossians1:4)
…the same hope (Colossians 1:5)

My spiritual growth has been tremendously impacted through the ministry of Good Morning Girls, ladies who are a part of the body of Christ. Each day, as I study the one-two verses, it has helped me to dig into the Scripture – by studying it more in detail, to enjoy its richness, and to find ways to make it practical in my daily life.

Good Morning Girls has given me the opportunity to know other godly women, who too want to grow in their walk with the Lord, and we have formed a friendship of love that goes beyond the computer screen…

…because we are THE body.

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You’ve heard Edurne’s story! Now it’s your turn…..how are you going to use the gift’s God has given you to change the world for Him?

God has gifted you in a special way too! Maybe it’s in raising the next generation for God’s glory! Maybe it’s through loving the least.

Whatever God is calling you to do…….go and do it!!! 

The number of people you reach doesn’t matter…..what does matter is the one thing YOU can control….your obedience to His call!

WE are cheering YOU ON!!!

GOOOOOO TEAM!!!!

It’s YOUR TURN!

 

Love God GREATLY

-Angela

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