Pursuing God's Purpose and Promises For Women
Greetings!

Welcome to Promise Helpers' June 2021 newsletter.
 
It is now June, which means we are halfway through 2021. Time is flying by! Traditionally, June is the month for weddings. Have you ever in your lifetime had the thought you were "always a bridesmaid and never a bride"? The truth of the matter is, as followers of Christ we are all Brides. That is so enthralling and comforting, isn't it? It's just a matter of time until we will be united with our Bridegroom; meeting Him face to face for the first time. The One who died for us, rescued us from death is waiting to come back for us.

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Overview for our June newsletter:

  • Article "Always a Bride" by Karla Maxwell
  • Music Video "Dance with Me" by Heartcry of David
  • 17 Simple Ways to Spend More Time with Jesus
  • What's Happening in Your Area?
  • Our Contact Information
Always a Bride by Karla Maxwell
Can you feel it? A shift in the spiritual atmosphere? It's happening! A sense of excitement is building!
 
I recently watched a program on DayStar about Old Testament Jewish weddings and the traditional Jewish process a groom and his bride went through. If you have never studied Old Testament Jewish weddings, I highly encourage you to do so. It is THE most intensely romantic betrothal, extremely well thought out and exciting for all involved, and is a beautiful portrayal of Jesus Christ as the Bridegroom and us, His Bride.
 
For an Old Testament Jewish betrothal, the bride and groom were separated for a length of time, typically for an entire year; a year of not seeing one another, a year with growing anticipation for being together again. While they were separated, the groom was building their home and getting it ready for their new life together, and the bride was to prepare herself and be ready for when her groom returned. The father of the groom would determine when it was time for the bridegroom and bride to meet again. No one, not even the groom, knew when the father would give the go-ahead for the groom to go retrieve his bride. Does that sound familiar to you from the New Testament? Jesus said, "My Father's house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am." (John 14:2-3). He also made it clear no one but the Father knows when His Son would return for His Bride- "But concerning that day and hour, no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only (Matthew 24:36).
 
Just as a groom in Old Testament times waited with great anticipation for his father to tell him, "It is time. Go get your bride!", you know Jesus is waiting with greater anticipation to hear those words from his Father, only He has been waiting for much longer than a year. Can you visualize him waiting at his Father's side for this long-awaited moment? He knows the time has to be close. Our world has drastically changed just in the last few years all for leading up to Christ's return.
 
Are you as excited for Jesus as He is for you? Are you waiting with expectancy for His return? In the DayStar program I watched, the bride went as far as sleeping in her shoes because she wanted to be completely prepared for when her bridegroom would come for her. She did not want to miss a moment in keeping her bridegroom waiting. She had her oil lamp filled with oil because, by tradition, the bridegroom came in the middle of the night to steal her away. Had her oil lamp not been filled, she was considered not prepared.
 
Do you have your shoes on and oil lamp filled with oil like a Bride of Christ? Or are you more like a lukewarm Christian? Often times, our daily affairs and life in general keep us from being completely prepared. And we cannot forget the enemy and the tactics he uses to distract us and try to defeat us. Be intentional while waiting in preparing for the Bridegroom to return.
 
We long for Christ's return, especially now with our rapidly changing world. But the Father is not ready. There are more betrothals to be made, lost souls to be saved. We can do our part of staying pure and clean for Him by obeying Him. Did you ever stop to think that as a Bride of Christ, whenever we put anything or anyone ahead of Him, we are committing adultery? Yowsers! Stay focused on Him, anticipating His return with great excitement. Wake each morning thanking Him for His goodness and mercy. Let Him challenge you with His will and purpose for you. He is our Bridegroom, longing to be with us. He died for us. The least we can do is be thankful for His love and share His love with others.

To God be the Glory

Karla Maxwell
Music Video "Dance With Me" by Heartcry of David
17 Simple Ways to Spend More Time with Jesus
  • Listen to Christian music daily
  • Download a daily five-minute Bible devotional
  • Enable phone reminders to pray for family members
  • Sing your favorite worship songs
  • Dance to your favorite Christian songs
  • Pray while folding laundry
  • Talk to God while cleaning your house
  • Listen to Christian podcasts while cooking dinner
  • Memorize scripture with your family
  • Go for a walk in God's creation
  • Download a Bible screen saver for your phone
  • Post Bible verses throughout your home
  • Read a good Christian book
  • Replace Facebook with God's book for a week
  • Bake treats or cook a meal for a neighbor in need
  • Do simple acts of kindness to others
  • Put Jesus at the top of your daily to-do list


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What's Happening In Your Area
Cross Plains
2nd and 4th Tuesdays:
Tuesday mornings Bible study 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Tuesday evenings Bible study 6:30-8:00 p.m.
At the home of Connie Kirkham
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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.