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A Special Message From Jennie Allen

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Hello favorite awesome tribe!

What a few months! I have loved hearing many of your stories and have fallen madly in love with this beautiful spot on the internet. You are a mighty force. And God is moving here. To imagine all of your stories of surrender being played out in of your homes and in all of your cities is too much to take in. God is stirring.

It feels a kin to revival. I know we all are aching for just that. And nothing moves God more than surrendered lives who want him more than everything small here.

I pray for you and I will keep praying. Thank you for allowing me in your space. I will miss you but I will keep checking in. Come say hi now and again here:

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I just found myself rereading this entry that I wrote just after the book released. It was actually so good to remember how difficult this prayer has been at times because today I stand looking at an entire life I would be missing if I hadn’t prayed anything….

and I love my hard messy life. I have more God, more purpose, more joy, more peace even with the difficult.

Isn’t it true? The very most fulfilling parts of life are rarely the easiest.

So I don’t know if you stand looking at a cliff, fearing the worst or if you are giddy full of more God but I promise- this surrender- this deep over-the-top trust in such a good God is worth it.

Jesus does promise a backwards way of finding life:

“whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.” Matthew 10:39

I am cheering you as you each find your places in God’s story! And I pray our paths cross this side of heaven.

Bless you-

jennie

 

 

 

Stay tuned for more info concerning our upcoming Bible study in the coming weeks! Our next official online Bible study will begin September 2nd! Thanks for joining us and enjoy these next few weeks off. See you again in the fall!

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GMG {Mentor} Leaders Training Program…Starting SOON!

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Our summer session is drawing to a close! God has been challenging me and changing me this summer through the studies and groups I’ve been leading. Turning areas of my life over to His control is sometimes scary… but so exciting and worthwhile!

I’ve received emails from a few women who have felt God’s prompting to start leading a GMG group, and also corresponded with some current leaders who want to be more effective. It’s one of those ‘scary steps.’ Being a leader is intimidating – just the awareness that others are looking to you to be an example is daunting! While it may not require public speaking, leadership does require you to be public about your very private beliefs and thoughts.

How about you? Is this something that God has been speaking to you about? Could this be your ‘Anything?’

If it is, we’d like to help!

Good Morning Girls has some amazing resources for leaders.

  • A Leader’s Guide with many practical helps.
  • A GMG Leaders facebook support group.
  • Registered GMG Leaders also have access to a Leaders Only section of the website, where all the materials are located that you need to successfully lead a study.

But more than that – we offer mentoring!
The mentoring sessions are small GMG groups led by experienced GMG Leaders. The two week study, called ‘Women of Influence,’ takes you on a path studying influential women in the Bible – and how you can learn from them and follow their example in your own leadership. At the same time, the Mentor Leaders share helpful articles that talk about things like setting up a group and finding members, dealing with conflict and difficult situations, facing discouragement, and more!

GMG Mentoring Testimonies

Bobbie participated in one of the mentoring groups, and this is what she had to say.

“This is an awesome program that Good Morning Girls provides! I not only felt my own confidence building to lead a group on my own, but also felt my relationship with Christ deepen to another level! I would recommend participating to anyone who is interested in leading/mentoring or even if just contemplating the idea. The scripture/subject material is relevant to not only leading a study, but being a “leader” in Christ in everyday life.”

The Mentor Leaders are a wonderful team of experienced GMG Leaders. Between them they have led more than 70 sessions! These ladies have a heart for God and a heart for serving others. I am incredibly honored to work with them! Our mentors for this session are Ann, Ellen, Heather, Jessica M, Jessica R, Julie, Kesha, Mandy, Martha, Shaun, Sherry, and Veronica.

The Mentor Leaders are there to show you, by example, how to lead a group. They will answer any questions you have, as well – so ask away! These women are maybe the most valuable resource we can offer you.

The upcoming Mentoring Session will start on Monday, August 5th and run until Friday, August 16th. Just like a regular GMG study, daily participation is a must. The Mentor Groups are a little more intensive than a typical GMG study, so please, seriously consider your involvement before applying. There are a limited number of spots available.

To apply to participate in a mentoring group with a Mentor Leader, please fill out this form.

Applications will close on Sunday, July 28th.

Sincerely,

Amanda Buhler- GMG Mentor Leaders, Director

Last Video Interview with Jennie Allen…It’s the BEST one YET!

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(Photo taken by my friend: Julie at Photo Jewels Photography)

Nothing like saving the best for last! I think our 4th video interview with author, Jennie Allen, is by far my favorite. I can’t wait for you to watch it! Because today’s video is a little longer, and because I REALLY want you to watch it, I’m keeping today’s blog post short.

Interview with Jennie Allen #4
Question: Does our “Anything” have to be something big?

(Can’t see today’s video? Click here!)

“So do your everyday and your ordinary. Godliness is found and formed in those places. No man or women greatly used by God has escaped them. Great men and women of God have transformed the mundane, turning neighborhoods into mission fields, parenting into launching the next generation of God’s voices, legal work into loving those most hurting, waiting tables into serving and loving in such a way that people see our God.”- Jennie Allen, page 165

See that’s the thing about our “Anything” prayers…the size of the “Anything” doesn’t matter. It’s the heart of worship, the heart of obedience, the heart of love behind the prayer that truly matters.

Of the 4 video interviews, which one is your favorite and why?
Interview 1
Interview 2
Interview 3
Interview 4

 

Love God Greatly!

angela

{Week 7-Anything} Praying for Unity & Fighting with Prayer

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We are at war. Whether we like it or not, this is a reality for those of us who love Jesus. Though we are in this world, we are not of this world. We are not home yet.

“We were made for this bigger story…we were made to show the glory of God and to fight dark cosmic forces, even if we are at PTA or a Mavs game…We’re fighting for God’s glory and clinging to him for protection and guidance.”- Jennie Allen, page 158

Friends, we are in a battle zone, you can see it all around. Our marriages are under attack, our children are under attack…and sadly, even our churches.

But take heart sweet sisters, we are NOT alone in this battle. God is fighting with us and for us…HE is our shield and protector.

Isaiah 41:10  fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Last week in John 17 we saw how Jesus prayed for us with the power of His mighty name. He prayed for our protection from the evil one and He prayed for our unity.

“Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name–the name you gave me–so that they be one as we are one.” John 17:11

Jesus knows we are much stronger when we are unified, a cord of 3 strands is not easily broken…..but satan also knows that truth and so he comes in and tries to break our unity, cause division and leave us alone and vulnerable.

So how can we fight back?

With God’s Word……that’s why it’s sooooo important to be in God’s Word for ourselves. To be reading it daily, to allow God to sanctify us with His truth, to allow His words to cleanse our minds and help us defeat satan with his lies and schemes. Even Jesus fought satan in the dessert with scripture! Why are we so arrogant to we think we shouldn’t do the same? Part of our disunity is because people would rather hold their opinions close to their hearts rather than God’s Word, God’s truth.

Through prayer- We fight these battles on our knees in prayer. Busy schedules and late nights make it hard to find time to spend with God in His Word and in prayer. I know this because I struggle in this same area just like many of you. My days are busy driving my children from point A to point B, getting groceries, cleaning the house, making meals, running errands….and my list goes on and on. But the reality is, that’s exactly how satan wants us to live our lives. Running from here to there, being busy but not really doing anything significant….like praying…fighting for our churches, for our marriages and for the souls of those who do not know Christ. When we are focused, when we are unified as believers…..when we are intentional with our time and making God first in our lives…..unseen battles are won.

{Week 7} Vlog

(If you can’t see the video, click here)

 

Love God Greatly!

angela

 

 

 

{Week 7} Challenge:
This week pray for the unity and protection of Christians in our country and around the world. Pray specifically for your church. Pray that our churches will be filled with men and women who desire to do God’s will for their lives. Pray that the Holy Spirit will powerfully move through our churches like never before. Pray for Christians to have love and compassion for those outside of the church, that the world will know us by our love. Pray against disunity in our churches. Pray for wisdom and strength for our pastors and elders.

“I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.”- Jesus (John 17:23)

 

Let’s Talk: How can I be praying for your church this week?

{Week 7} Memory Verse

Week 7 Memory verse 1 Cor 1 18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

{Week 7} Reading Plan

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Video Interview 1 With Jennie Allen & GMG Contributors

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I know you’ve been waiting for this…our video interview with Jennie Allen!

You all, we had so much fun talking and answering your questions with Jennie that we talked for almost an HOUR! Ha! So instead of making you watch the whole interview in one setting…..come on, I know you’re busy during the day just like me, I’m dividing the interview up and sharing the questions one at a time for the remainder of the study! I can’t wait for you to watch it! :)

PLUS we had Jen join us too!!! The whole GMG gang was able to Skype in and answer some of your questions! Woot! We had a blast doing it…I’m sure you can tell!

Question: How do you balance being sold out for Jesus and keeping Him your number one priority yet embrace your need and desire for security?

 

Join in on our discussion! How would you answer this question?

 

Love God Greatly!

angela

 

 

 

PS: We have a giveaway going on right now for 2 conference tickets to our Women Living Well conference this coming August! Enter to win and bring a friend! Click here to enter!

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