Call to Prayer

Weekly devotional thoughts by Mary Laughman, State Prayer Coordinator

Call to Prayer for October 16, 2017

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Call to Prayer for October 16, 2017

‘Fruit of the Spirit … Meekness’ (thoughts shared by Carol Poe, Multiethnic Coordinator for Georgia WMU/WEM) – During this month, we continue to focus our thoughts on “meekness” (gentleness) …… a fruit of the Spirit that often seems lost in our self-centered, “what’s in it for me”, 21st century world that wants us to believe that “meekness” is just another word for “weakness.”  This kind of thinking opposes everything that God’s Word teaches us so let’s not be fooled by the way the world wants to confuse us. So, what is “meekness”?  Some have defined it as “strength under control”.   Others remind us that meekness is the quality within us that...

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Call to Prayer for October 9, 2017

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Call to Prayer for October 9, 2017

‘Fruit of the Spirit … Meekness’ (thoughts shared by Martha Ann Carter, 1st Vice President for Georgia WMU/WEM) – Galatians 5:22-23 ‘But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law’.  Instead of meekness, several translations use gentleness while others use humility. Whatever the translation, we know that meekness is not weakness. Someone once explained that meekness is “breaking of a wild horse”. In other words, obedient to the master’s will. My parents taught me many Christian principles. One incident, told by my dad, illustrates his learning meekness…obedience to his...

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Call to Prayer for October 2, 2017

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Call to Prayer for October 2, 2017

‘Fruit of the Spirit … Meekness/Gentleness’ (thoughts shared by Daphne Youngblood, Support Staff for Georgia WMU/WEM) – This year we are exploring verses Galatians 5:22-23, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” Gentleness is described as a strong hand with a soft touch much like a mother caring for her child. Others say it’s sensitivity of disposition and kindness of behavior, founded on strength and prompted by love. Do you think gentleness is outdated or counterproductive to getting what you want out of life?  The world would tell us that in...

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Call to Prayer for September 18, 2017

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Call to Prayer for September 18, 2017

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.  2 Corinthians 5:7 ‘Fruit of the Spirit … Faithfulness’ (thoughts shared by Barbara Morris, Vice President of Finance for Georgia WMU/WEM) – What does it mean to walk by faith?  It simply means to know Jesus; listen to Him, trust Him, obey Him and worship Him.  Walking by faith and not by sight requires us to go to a place we do not know, one that God will reveal as we walk in obedience and trust Him. Remember Abraham or Moses as great examples.  Walking by faith means that we continue to cling to the dreams God has planted in our heart.  If we choose this path, we must be willing to get out of our comfort...

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Call to Prayer for September 11, 2017

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Call to Prayer for September 11, 2017

‘Fruit of the Spirit … Faithfulness’ (thoughts shared by Diane Robinson, West Central Area Mission Mobilizer for Georgia WMU/WEM) – What is faith? Do you have faith? The Greek word means “trust”.  The corresponding verb means “believe”.  In Hebrew 11:1, it states, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.” This verse is not so much the definition of faith as it is the description of what it does. The first part, hope for, involves future hope, the second part involves the realities that are unseen. Faith and hope are dependent on each other. Faith is the past (Christ died for our sins) and hope is in the future (Jesus...

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