Next week is the last week of our “James: Mercy Triumphs” Women’s Bible Study. It has, once again, been enriching & challenging in some many wonderful ways! If you have a moment, let us know your thoughts on this study as we greatly value & desire your input.
Our “doing” activities have also felt life-giving to me. James has really pushed us to think & act more practically & so I hope you will be able to continue to incorporate this into your life rhythms. This week, we want to look back at what we have done & maybe see something(s) we didn’t do. This is your opportunity to “make up” an activity that you maybe missed or would simply like to do again.
Here is a quick recap of our “doing” activities throughout the study:
Week 1: To actively show Christ’s love to those around us by bringing items for Winnipeg Harvest. (Please note: we have already brought our donations to Wpg Harvest, but please feel free to drop them off there yourself or at any of the drop off locations they may have.)
Week 2: Encourage one of your pastor’s or leaders. Perhaps with a note of encouragement, a meal, etc…
Week 3: Reach out to someone around you who is facing difficult circumstances, discouragement, loneliness, or simply someone who could use help – a neighbor, a new Mom, an elderly friend – let’s be a practical help to someone around us.
Week 4: Find a way to build up & encourage someone around our Bible Study table. Write a note, send an email, call…
Week 5: To consider your words – think through some situations where you might choose to hold your tongue or how you might choose words of life rather than words of destruction. Consider those closest to you – your parents, your husband, your kids, your room-mate, your colleague and move out there.
Week 6: To gather books & school supplies for Cathy Loeppky’s Kindergarten/Grade 1 classroom in the inner city. See the previous post titled “Bless the Children” for a list of ideas.
I also want to encourage you to keep the women in your table group in prayer throughout this week. In the homework portion of our last week, James emphasized the importance & power of prayer.
James 5:16b (NIV)
Blessings to each of you!