Do you know that scientists believe we have over 3,000 thoughts every hour? The sad truth is an alarming percentage of these thoughts are unhealthy ones, circulating in our brain over and over again every day, causing us to doubt who God is and who He created us to be. They keep us boundaried, shut down, scared and insecure. These negative thoughts are wreaking havoc on our lives. It’s time for us to jump into the ‘war’ that is already in progress for our minds and life. It’s time to partner with God and take the best of what neuroscience and scripture have to offer, wage our own war and fight for control to win back our thought life! The battle for His ‘true’ peace is on...especially in these unprecedented times. This is why SOULWELL Ministries is launching our first ever ZOOM Bible studies for both women and men. Our passion is to watch Jesus transform lives and change legacies, one soul at a time. We believe there is no better time than NOW!
Each week we will be combining a little bit of ‘SOULWELL’ - this means we are teaching Spiritual Soul Tools ( i.e. Spiritual Practices/Disciplines) that can actually help you move from living life as a ‘human doing’ to living as God called us to live, a thriving ‘human-being!’ These soul tools are life changing, just ask one of our close to 100 men and women who have completed their SOULWELL Journey with us! These spiritual practices aren’t anything new, the founders of our faith invented them by modeling the way Jesus lived His life. They teach us how to slow down and learn to just ‘be’ with Him, how to create rhythms of grace with God that help shut down our false egos and learn to ‘Listen for God’s Voice’ and follow Him only.
Won’t you join us and help show the world that as a Christian, you live your life differently?
Details on the Men’s and Women’s Studies being offered:
Our study kicks off with our second of two introductory sessions tomorrow night @ 7:30. We are doing Jennie Allen’s brand new study on the book of Philippians, ‘Get Out of Your Head’, which is being released tomorrow. If you would like to join us, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Joining us is FREE, all you need to do is purchase your work book for less than $15.00!
We have a big group, but still a few open spots. We meet in a large group all together at the first of the session and then, by the grace of God and wonderful zoom technology, instantly we can move to smaller ‘zoom breakout rooms’ within the same call. It’s going to be crazy good y'all! Grace and prayers are needed as we have a big group and technology has not always been my strong suit but this Jesus girl is learning as fast as she can and I hope you’ll join me.
Our men’s study offering will be NO MORE EXCUSES by Dr. Tony Evans. Details about the study and how to sign up will be posted on our FB page later this week.
My prayer is for each of you that have found your way to reading this blog that you will say YES to this invitation from God to learn to create sacred space and time with Him. He longs for a relationship with you, not to fix you, but to show you how much He loves you and wants you to dive deeper with Him. In the process, He will continue to form you into the best version of ‘YOU’ and more into the image of His beloved Son, Jesus Christ.
Like all of us, I can’t wait to return to our new normal and get back to the business of helping people find more freedom leading our SOULWELL Journey retreats. But until we can, I am answering God’s invitation in this season of my life and I’m hoping you will join me.
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Matthew 11:28-30 The Message (MSG)
Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petition and praise shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.
Summing it all up, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things that are true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies. Philippians 4:6-9 The Message