Pursuing God's Purpose and Promises For Women
Greetings!

We pray this coming year your heart will be filled with unending joy, that you will prosper with everything you do, and you grow with the love of Christ. Share with us by clicking the "Prayer" button below what your plans are for this year. We love you and love to hear from you! The year 2020 is going to be an amazing year!

If at any time you need prayer, please contact Promise Helpers by clicking the "Prayer" button below. We have mighty Prayer Warriors ready to stand in the gap on your behalf.

Overview for our January newsletter:

  • Article, "Do You Have 20/20 For 2020?"
  • Music Video "Nobody" by Casting Crowns
  • Helpful Tip: Tools for a Bible Study/Prayer Basket
  • The Promise Center's News
  • What's Happening in Your Area?
  • Our Contact Information
Do you have 20/20 for 2020?
by Karla Maxwell

Wow! The year 2020... can you believe it? It's been twenty years since the turn of a new century, twenty years into a new millennium. What comes to mind when you see or hear the year 2020? For me 2020 represents a year of vision; after all, 20/20 in medical terms is perfect vision. Of course, the vision I am speaking of is not physical, but one's vision or focus for what they would like to accomplish in the next 365 days. What would you like to accomplish or focus on this year? No New Year’s Resolutions here; just honest to goodness burning-desire goals to accomplish.
 
Scripture tells us to be doers of the Word not just hearers only; and when we release our faith, action is required, otherwise our faith is dead. Without a vision the people will perish. In essence, the Lord is telling us throughout the Bible to be active in our pursuits, not just sitting back waiting for things to change.
 
Accomplishing a goal is seldom a simple task. It takes discipline and diligence, commitment-- work. Often times we struggle to accomplish our goals, get off track, or lose our focus all together. If this happens to you, do not beat yourself up. Instead, remember tomorrow is a new day. Lamentations 3:22-23 reminds us, "Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness." Since the Lord shows us mercy, we should show mercy to ourselves and avoid the snares of guilt, shame, and all the negative thoughts the enemy uses to ambush us.
 
Ask the Lord what vision HE has for you this year. He created each of us uniquely with talents and purpose all for His glory, and it is our duty to step out in faith to explore all the unique ways He has made us. When we sit back and "wait" for the Lord to use us (wait for the perfect time, wait until we "feel ready"), opportunities are missed. It is when we step out in faith that we will grow in Christ and He will bless us, and furthermore, we never know how one moment may change our life or the life of someone else. Living for Christ is such an exciting adventure! There is never a dull moment when we allow Him to lead us. There will be challenging storms, or maybe dead silence and we think He has deserted us. Rest during these times and know that HE is God and He is there carrying you through.
 
Whatever your vision and focus may be this year, do it for the Glory of the Lord. Trust in Him. His vision is perfect, beyond 20/20, and He longs to fill the desires of our heart. May the Light of Christ be crystal clear through you throughout this year of vision, 2020.
To God be the Glory!

Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters,
be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in
the Lord's work, because you know that your labor
in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:58

MUSIC VIDEO
"Nobody" by Casting Crowns
Tools for a Bible Study and Prayer Basket
Here is a nifty idea for a portable organizer to use during your prayer time with the Lord. May your time with the Lord this year be a double blessing for you. All you need for your basket is:

  • A basket or cleaning supply caddy with divided sections

  • A study bible in your favorite translation

  • A leather-bound blank page journal for writing down how God’s word speaks to me

  • A prayer and praise notebook

  • Colorful markers or pencils

  • A light color highlighter for highlighting bible verses or messages that really jump at you

  • A Bible Dictionary such as Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words

  • A printout or 3x5 cards of the latest Bible verses you want to memorize

  • Any other Christian books you may be reading 

  • Headphones and a music device with calm, relaxing instrumental music to help quiet your mind from all the chatter.
The Lord continues to bless our Promise Center in Clyde, TX again and again. Promise Center's food pantry will be open beginning January 6th every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. If you know anyone in need in that area, Promise Center may be just what they need-- food, prayer, compassion. Stay tuned next month as we will have more exciting news to share!

Your continued prayers and financial support are appreciated as Promise Center reaches the lost, hurting, those in need physically and spiritually.

You can contact Promise Center at (325) 893-3777
What's Happening In Your Area
Clyde  
Promise Center
Food Pantry open Tuesdays and Thursday 9:00-2:00
Phone Number (325) 893-3777

      
Cross Plains
Bible Study 
The home of Connie Kirkham 
Tuesday mornings 9:00-10:30
Tuesday evenings 6:30-8:00
Contact Connie Kirkham
              

Hamilton 
No events at this time
Contact Alicia Cortez 


Parker/ Wise /Tarrant Counties 
Bible Study
Saturdays mornings 10:00-12:00
Fort Worth
Contact Debbie Barber

Contact Us
Call us (325) 893-3777
Our mailing and physical addresses:

PO Box 1104
222 Archer St.
Clyde, TX 79510
Promise Helpers is a non-profit Christian ministry for women that seeks to help women experience the fullness of God’s purpose and promises for them. Our desire is to bring women to a place of personal wholeness so they can bring wholeness to their marriages, homes, families and communities. Promise Helpers is women ministering to women, reminding one another of the promises of God and encouraging one another to implement those promises into their daily lives. The foundation of Promise Helpers is prayer, for apart from Jesus Christ we can do nothing.