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Call to Prayer for December 11, 2017

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Call to Prayer for December 11, 2017

As we prepare for Christmas 2017, I wanted to share again the posts related to the weeks of Advent that were shared last year as a reminder of why we celebrate Christmas (the following was originally posted as our Call to Prayer for 12_6_2016)   ‘Preparing for Christmas’ (thoughts shared by Karen Pace, Consultant for Georgia WMU/WEM) – As a child, one of my favorite decorations to hang each year on our tree was a simple paper angel.  It was a personal card sent to me from my Grandpa.  He died when I was in second grade, but each year as I prepare for Christmas, I still hang that paper angel.  Even though I have the words he wrote memorized, I still...

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Call to Prayer for December 4, 2017

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Call to Prayer for December 4, 2017

As we prepare for Christmas 2017, I wanted to share again the posts related to the weeks of Advent that were shared last year as a reminder of why we celebrate Christmas (the following was originally posted as our Call to Prayer for 11_28_2016) ‘Preparing for Christmas’ – Yesterday was the beginning of Advent for those who observe this time of preparation for Christmas which begins on the fourth Sunday prior to Christmas Day.  Even though this has not traditionally been an observance by Protestant and evangelical believers, more and more are recognizing the spiritual significance of Advent as they prepare for Christmas and the celebration of God’s greatest gift –...

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Call to Prayer for November 20, 2017

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Call to Prayer for November 20, 2017

‘Fruit of the Spirit … Self-Control’ – (thoughts shared by Pam Crovatt, Georgia WMU East Regional Mission Mobilizer) – During the third week of November, we will continue discussing the “Fruit of the Spirit”, self-control.  In Galatians 5:22-23 you will notice that the position of this “fruit” is last. According to Steven Lawson in his article, “Self-Disciple,” this placement is no mistake.  He states, “By occupying this final position, self-disciple assumes a place of strategic importance …self-discipline is the summation of the previous eight qualities that the Spirit produces.  The work of the Spirit reaches its consummation in self-control.  This...

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Call to Prayer for November 13, 2017

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Call to Prayer for November 13, 2017

‘Fruit of the Spirit … Self-Control’ – (thoughts shared by Marni Laughman, Ministry Assistant for Centennial Baptist Association) – Self-control- restraint exercised over one’s own impulses, emotions or desires. I think it’s quite hilarious that God designed this call to prayer fruit of the Spirit for the month of November. This is the month when most Americans will gather around several buffets over the course of a week and indulge in massive quantities of food. Self-control is not something most would consider the week of Thanksgiving. “It’s only once a year”… “A second helping won’t hurt, because Grandma made this with love not calories”… “I will do...

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Call to Prayer for November 6, 2017

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Call to Prayer for November 6, 2017

‘Fruit of the Spirit … Self-Control’ – (thoughts shared by Daphne Youngblood, Support Staff for Georgia WMU/WEM) – The final fruit of the spirit is self-control as stated in Galatians 5:22-23. I don’t know about you, but restraint is very difficult to practice today with so many distractions and the world telling us to do what feels right. First, let’s define self-control, then look at how we can have more of it in our lives and be victorious in the journey without getting paralyzed by our failures. Self-control is to restrain one’s emotions, actions and desires. We can restrain our outward actions for a season perhaps for a diet or acting a certain way to get someone...

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