Be Connected
Wherever you are during the Polar Vortex Winter days, I pray quiet moments in a warm, cozy spot for you to meet with the Lord and find renewed hope and vision for 2019. In 2018 we started GLD Pastors' Wives' prayer partners within our district regions. We prayed through the Fruit Factor of the Rooted Woman of Valor from Proverbs 31. We want to continue our same prayer groups in 2019. If you are not in a group and would like to be added, please email me at .
In 2019 we are going to move to four GLD PW Connection emails based on the seasons.
Winter/February   |   Spring/May   |   Summer/August   |   Fall/November
Be Encouraged
Our 2019 prayer themes will focus on our Rooted Woman of Valor's heart and the roots that nourish her praiseworthy life as seen in Proverbs 31:30. Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
During these winter months until May, let's pray over each other's lives the following verses that speak of the many Benefits of a Fear of God Heart as they relate to our Life Realms and Fruit. (You'll find these verses in our book, Rooted Woman of Valor on pages 51-54)
1.   Our Marriage: Fruit of Trustworthy Love ( Malachi 3:16)
Then those who feared the Lord spoke with one another. The Lord paid attention and heard them, and a book of remembrance was written before him of those who feared the Lord and esteemed his name.
2a.   Our Home & Work: Fruit of Creative Diligence Inside Home (Psalm 31:19)
Oh, how abundant is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear You and worked for those who take refuge in you, in the sight of the children of mankind!

2b. Our Home & Work: Fruit of Profitable Enterprise
Outside Home   (Proverbs 15:16)
Better is a little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble with it.
3.   Her World: Fruit of Loving Deeds (Psalm 103:13)
As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him .
4a.   Her Character: Fruit of Strength and Dignity In Our Spirit (Proverbs 16:6)
By steadfast love and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for, and by the fear of the Lord one turns away from evil.
4b.   Her Character: Fruit of Wisdom and Kindness In Our Mouth (Proverbs 9:10)
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.
4c.   Her Character: Fruit of Spiritual Discernment In Our Eyes (Psalms 33:18,19)
Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, on those who hope in His steadfast love, that he may deliver their soul from death and keep them alive in famine.
5. Our Rewards : Fruit of Praise from Family (Psalm 128:1-3)  
Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in his ways! You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoot around your table.
Be Resourced
I've been resourced by a 15-minute audible devotional called Encounter podcast . A daily podcast of sacred and mindful meditations to help you encounter the Lord throughout your day. It provides musical background, verses, and clear application. (Available on the podcast app.) Also, YouVersion Bible app is a key resource for Bible reading plans and hundreds of themed devotionals.
Praying for each of you, Jan Thompson and the GLD Pastors' Wives' Team
Link for GLD Pastors' Wives on the Great Lakes District website, 630-881-7050
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