Pursuing God's Purpose and Promises For Women
Greetings!

Welcome to Promise Helpers' August 2022 newsletter. Registration is open for Promise Helpers' fall retreat, Pursuit 10.22: In The Trenches. We hope you are planning on joining us!

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Overview for our August newsletter:

  • Registration for Pursuit 10.22: In the Trenches
  • Article "The Spiritual Mirror" by Karla Maxwell
  • Lyric Video "Who You Say I Am" by HillSong Worship
  • What's Happening in Your Area?
  • Our Contact Information
It's Almost Time!! Are you registered?

It is just weeks away, Friend, for Promise Helpers' fall retreat Pursuit 10.22: In the Trenches. If you have not already registered, do so now as we only have 75 seats available. Invite your friends, family, people you meet... they will be blessed and so will you.

The weekend is based on Psalm 144:1, "Praise the Lord, who is my Rock. He trains my hands for war and gives my fingers skill for battle". We are in a constant spiritual war against the Lord's enemy. As followers of Christ we are said to be in the trenches fighting this battle. During the weekend we will focus on what being in the trenches means and how to fight in the trenches. It will be amazing to see all that the Lord will do during this time. You do not want to miss it!

As with every Pursuit retreat, we will have our 40 day time of praying and fasting. This retreat's 40 day timeframe will begin August 22nd and we would love and appreciate if you would join us in bathing this specific weekend in daily prayer. Fasting does not have to be food related, but can be anything that tends to take our attention such as social media or television; or perhaps you can do without sugar for 40 days— the Lord knows the majority of us could all use that. Whatever you choose to fast, even if it is for just a few days, your time spent focusing on the Lord and the retreat will not go unnoticed by the Lord. He will bless you for your efforts in many ways.

For the weekend, all meals and lodging are included. We will have incredible praise and worship music, excellent speakers, baptisms, free time to spend with friends, and beautiful prayer rooms to spend quiet time with the Lord.

Everyone is welcome to arrive as early as 2:00 Friday afternoon to start your enjoyable weekend. There are on-site trails to hike, the Paluxy River is within walking distance, and there is the Glen Rose Downtown Square to explore. There are plenty of things to do to start enjoying your weekend in Glen Rose.

Would you like extra blessings poured upon you? We have a great need for scholarships for ladies to attend the retreat. If you would like to be a part of blessing someone's life by contributing to our Retreat Scholarship fund, click the "Scholarship" link below and you will be directed to our PayPal account.

And do not forget to register before leaving this email if you have not done so already. The Registration link is just above the Scholarship link.

September 30th - October 2nd, 2022
Glen Lake Retreat Center, Glen Rose TX
$135 includes all meals and lodging
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The Spiritual Mirror
by Karla Maxwell
Mirrors. We use them every day, perhaps many times a day, to exam ourselves making sure we are presentable-- hair in place, clean teeth, checking if we have the right accessories on, etc. We know what we look like, but many times it is all in the details; after all, we do not want to walk around with broccoli in our teeth, right? If you looked in the mirror and did see broccoli in your teeth, you would not leave it (at least hopefully not); you would get rid of it.

James talks about mirrors in his first chapter (James 1:22-25) where he tells us to "not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says." He continues by saying, "Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in the mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like."

When we look into the spiritual mirror, the image we see should be that of Christ, not ourselves. When Christ is reflected in us, we do not forget what we look like. We do not forget who we belong to. We do not forget we are made in his image. It is all in the details of studying his Word, applying it to our lives, and making him a part of our daily lives. Verse 25, "But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it-- not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it-- they will be blessed in what they do."

As you know, a mirror helps us see what needs to be done. It shows us if we need to comb our hair, or if we have a stain on our shirt we would not see otherwise. But it is up to us to act upon what needs to be done. The mirror cannot comb our hair or remove the stain, it just reveals the issue.

Similarly, God's Word is our spiritual mirror and shows us the things in our life that need to change. What we see in the spiritual mirror often times is not seen in us, but that is okay. Remember, God's Word reveals what we need to change. We are a constant never-ending work in progress. Our Holy Spirit convicts us to make the necessary changes in order to become more Christ-like, but it is still up to us to change. The Lord created us with a free will. We can choose to either obey him or not. When we do obey him, we reflect more and more of his image, allowing those around us to see the true image and love of God.

We can walk in confidence when we reflect the image of Christ. Remember, it is all in the details of knowing we belong to him, studying his Word, and applying his Word to our life daily. The next time you look in the mirror, ask yourself, "Do I reflect the image of Christ?"
Lyric Video "Who You Say I Am"
by HillSong Worship
What's Happening In Your Area
Cross Plains
2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings Bible study 6:00-7:30 p.m.
At the home of Connie Kirkham
Contact Connie Kirkham
              

Parker/ Wise /Tarrant Counties 
No activities at this time
Contact Debbie Barber
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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.