Wednesday, August 20, 2014

August Meeting Notes

Hello all! Brooke here. I am finally getting some things done on the site. Thank you for being patient!

Here are the notes from the August meeting.

8/17/14 was our first meeting and it was a great one. We focused on the topic, God's Will for My Life" asking ourselves, what does God want me to do? We dug deeper into this question by splitting it up into 3 focuses.

1. What should you be doing today?

2. What will you be doing in the future?

3. Is there something special God wants me to do?

The first focus was on what we should be doing today. God's Will for My Life in the Present. We looked to the Bible for guidance and went over two verses that really described God's will for our lives.

Romans 12:1

"So Brothers and sisters, since God has shown us great mercy, I beg you to offer your lives as a living sacrifice to him. Your offering must be only for God and pleasing to him, which is the spiritual way for you to worship."

Romans 12:2

"Do not change yourselves to be like the people of this world, but be changed within by a new way of thinking." Then you will be able to decide what God wants for you; you will know what is good and pleasing to him and what is perfect."

Our second focus was on what we should be doing in the future. God's Will for Me in the Future. We really focused on one verse to help guide us towards God's will for our future.

Ephesians 5:18

"Do not be drunk with wine, which will ruin you, but be filled with the Spirit."

The third and final focus of our first meeting was, How do I Know if God Has Something Special He Wants Me to Accomplish?

A lot of us struggle with knowing our purpose. Not everyone is meant to lead a church or help on a mission trip, but how do we know what we are to do to make a difference? The verses we looked to really help to put trust in the Lord and his plan.

Matthew 22:37

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind."

Ephesians 2:10

"God has made us what we are. In Christ Jesus, God made us good to do good works, which God planned in advance for us to live our lives doing."

The August team challenge is to invite one person to our September GLAM meeting.

Our first meeting was a great one to start GLAM.

I will be adding the details of prayer requests, our next meeting, and the volunteer opportunity here soon so hang tight!

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