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Thursday, September 20, 2012

First LEGACIES Bible Study RECAP

By Ayelen Carrasco, Communications Co-Chair

Last Monday night a group of women gathered for the first time for the group called LEGACIES, excited to embark on a journey to be ever closer to God!

Darcy, our lovely hostess prepared a meal for those of us coming straight from work, and we had a brief time of visiting with each other. As we got started she described the two books God had put on her heart to lead us through this coming season as we look to press into Gods presence and seek his guidance in every aspect of our lives. 

The 2 books we looked at are "Practicing His Presence"-  & "The Best of All" by Gien Karssen (out of print but many copies of used books can be found on the internet.) 

"Practicing His Presence" describes the thoughts (through letters) of Brother Lawrence--from the 17th century. 'Brother Lawrence was a humble monk who spent much of his monastic life working in the kitchen. His life and writings reveal the secrets of daily, moment by moment fellowship with God. Full of realistic honesty, friendliness, and simplicity,  "Practicing His Presence" encourages us that it's possible to relate with God among the pots and pans-during family gatherings-before and during business meetings- literally every moment-in the ordinary, daily events of life.
Available for reading online here. Available for purchase here.

"The Best of All" delivers a message that many other 'authorities' offering feminine formulae simply can't capture. From no other source than God's word can the secret of success be capsuled with assurance and with guaranteed results! The Proverbs 31 woman can be intimidating-she is the ultimate feminist, not in the worldly sense of the word but in the truest godly sense of the word. She is a virtuous woman of nobility, a teacher for everyone who wants to discover God's true design for his daughters of Eve. She holds the key to the very dilemma of our modern female lives!

By coupling the study of both books, we are able to examine God's true intention for us (The Best of All) while spending more and more of our every day lives in His presence (Practicing His Presence). By listening to His voice and guidance (sometimes it's a whisper) we can intentionally live out our ultimate design and greatest destiny-becoming living LEGACIES for God's Glory!

As a NYC women of God, you live in a hurried and fast pace lifestyle-very often deprived of the VERY THING which will have the greatest impact on your life-the wisdom, guidance, and LOVE in the presence of God! We gather together to remind, encourage, and pray for each other to intentionally seek Him!

Please join us next Monday as we dive deeper into these books and share experiences of what it looks like to seek God's presence with our whole lives! 

Time: 6:30 Mingle and snacks (women can't focus on an empty stomach.)
7-8 Bible Study
8-8:30 Prayer Time

Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near. – Isa 55:6

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