A SPIRIT CAFÉ DISCUSSION GUIDE
1. Welcome and introduce newcomers to the café
2. Open with a prayer for God’s guidance and presence
3. Ask everyone if they heard Sunday’s message.
THE SPIRITUAL PATH OF MOTHERING
May 13, 2018
But I have calmed and quieted my soul,
like a weaned child with its mother,
like a weaned child is my soul within me.
1 John 3:16
By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
Motherhood is a spiritual path….the path of dying to self so that the Spirit can give birth in us. Moms give birth physically so that they can die and give birth spiritually.
“My resurrection moment in motherhood came when I saw what God was killing in me: my self-sufficiency. Motherhood has shown me that I’m not strong enough, and I’m not good enough. There is nothing in me, in and of myself, that can make me be enough. Motherhood has humbled me. It has shown me how weak and needy I really am. This is a good death to die, and I die it daily. Every day I’m reminded of my weakness and my great need for Christ to work in me and my children.” ~ A Mom
God is the archer, we are the bow and arrow. He is aiming for a target that we cannot see.
Though he slay me, I will hope in him.
Even though you cannot see Him right now and cannot understand what he is doing, if you know Him, it’s okay. Faith is the supreme effort of your life—throwing yourself with abandon and total confidence upon God.
Close your Spirit Cafe with prayer requests, praises, and encouragement to continue to move forward in our spiritual journey.
Current running Spirit Cafés:
— 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 7p. Meet at Tammy Jenning’s in Monroe. For more info. on the Women’s Ministry Spirit Café, contact Tammy Jennings.
— Every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month at 6:30pm. Meet at Terri Greer’s in Waynesville. For more info. contact Terri Greer.
— From Sept. thru May, 2nd and 4th Thursdays 6:30p. Meet at Greg Truesdell’s in Lebanon. For more info. on the Men’s Ministry Spirit Café, contact Brent Jividen.