Pursuing God's Purpose and Promises For Women
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Welcome to Promise Helpers' April 2022 newsletter. Here we are at a favorite time of year as we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior; a time of rejoicing as we remember his fulfilled promise for giving us the opportunity to have eternal life with him. It is a time of refreshing renewal both spiritually and physically. Have a blessed Easter!

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Overview for our April newsletter:

  • Spring Retreat 2022 Student of the King Wrap-up
  • Article "Who is a G.O.A.T.?" by Karla Maxwell
  • Music video "That's The Power" by Hillsong
  • Psalm 23 Analyzed and Broken Down
  • What's Happening in Your Area?
  • Our Contact Information
What an outstanding weekend we had at our Spring 2022 retreat, Student of The King! The weather could not have been more perfect, we had seventy-seven beautiful ladies praising and worshiping the Lord together, seven ladies baptized on Saturday afternoon in our make-shift baptismal kiddie pool (remember that ladies? lol). We had excellent and inspiring speakers, and the Holy Spirit was there with us from the get-go. It was the first Promise Helpers retreat to attend for HALF of the ladies there! That is extremely exciting! We prayed over new marriages and new babies, we prayed for our country and each other. The prayer rooms were spectacular, and the presence of the Lord embraced all who entered. It doesn't get much better than that for a weekend getaway with the Lord. Thank you to everyone who had a hand in preparing for the weekend, whether it was physical help or praying us through. You will be richly blessed for all you did!
 
Plans are already being made for our fall retreat, Pursuit 10.22: In the Trenches! It will be here before we know it! Mark your calendars now for joining us back at Glen Lake Retreat Center in Glen Rose on September 30th - October 2nd, 2022! Registration will open in July.
 
Who is a G.O.A.T.?
by Karla Maxwell
Are you familiar with the acronym, G.O.A.T.? The first few times I heard it, all I could think was who would want to be called a goat? I have goats; thirty of them, and I would not want to be called a goat. They are goofy followers, easily swayed creatures, so naturally I thought being called a G.O.A.T. was a put-down.
 
After seeing the term on a friend's duffel bag, it piqued my curiosity enough to finally look up what those four letters stand for. Boy, was I surprised to find out it means "Greatest Of All Times." That's a nice compliment to give or be given. On the other hand, it is a bold statement to make, so it should be taken lightly.
 
In reality, there is only ONE person that should be considered the Greatest Of All Times, and that is Jesus Christ. He died for all mankind so we would have a chance of eternal life. His coming to earth to save us is the greatest event of all times, and there is no better time than this coming Easter to celebrate him as the G.O.A.T.
 
Jesus is actually two G.O.A.T.s. We know He is the Greatest Of All Times because He is the God Of All Truth. His Word is full of promises He keeps when we trust him, yet we as humans tend to put our Living God of All Truth, the Greatest Of All Times, in a box by limiting his ability and pulling him out of the box only when we need him, or we deny He even exists. The Lord created each of us with a purpose to have a deep relationship with him and to glorify him in all things. You would think that would be a simple task to do, praising him and spending time with him, but there is a deceiver that wants to be the Greatest Of All Times in the world, and wants mankind to pursue being the Greatest Of All Times to distract us from the God Of All Truth.
 
Notoriety and ambition in our society has become a god in our world; how many "Likes" can we get on our social media, attempting to impress others with our words, attractiveness, actions, or purchases. Our desire as a society to walk humbly before the Lord is cratering. What does notoriety bring us? A temporary feeling of happiness? Happiness is what the world believes is our ultimate goal, but happiness is transitory; it is the nature of earthly joy. But the God Of All Truth wants to give us his never-ending joy.
 
Our spring retreat was just a few weeks ago where we talked about joy. When we trust and obey the Lord, we will find joy. Joy will see us through the challenging times. Joy exudes the light and love of the Lord. Joy is never-ending. As followers of Christ, joy belongs to us.
 
Since the Lord is the Greatest Of All Times, those of us who are followers of Christ have Him with us at all times. We have the Spirit of the One who is the Greatest Of All Times with us wherever we go, whatever we are going through. That, my friend, is humbling in itself. He loves us with unconditional love, He fights our battles, He protects us, He is our Rock when we trust and obey him. And if the only thing we can do during a time of trouble is say his name, that is enough power to defeat the enemy; just the mention of his name makes a way.
 
The G.O.A.T. was actually a sacrificial Lamb who came to earth for us. What greater gift can be shared with others? Give those around you the joy of receiving the God Of All Truth, the Greatest Of All Times, Jesus Christ. Blessings to you!
 
To God Be the Glory
Music Video "That's The Power" by Hillsong

"That's The Power" by Hillsong speaks of the power of
the name of Jesus. Be blessed when you listen.
Psalm 23 The Lord is My Shepherd
Analyzed and Broken Down
The Lord is my Shepherd.... that's a Relationship!
I shall not want... that's Supply!
He makes me lie down in green pastures... that's Rest!
He leads me beside still waters... that's Refreshment!
He restores my soul... that's Healing!
He leads me in the paths of righteousness... that's Guidance!
For his namesake... that's Purpose!
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death... that's Testing!
I will fear no evil... that's Protection!
For thou are with me... that's Faithfulness!
Your rod and your staff comfort me... that's Discipline!
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemy... that's Hope!
You anoint my head with oil... that's Consecration!
My cup runs over... that's Abundance!
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life... that's Blessing!
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord... that's Security!
Forever.... that's Eternity!
What's Happening In Your Area
Cross Plains
Tuesday mornings Bible study 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Tuesday evenings Bible study 6:00-7:30 p.m.
At the home of Connie Kirkham
Contact Connie Kirkham
              

Hamilton 
No activities at this time
Contact Alicia Saldaña


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.