Showing posts with label Resolutions. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Resolutions. Show all posts

6.4.16

Girl's Night - A Resolution to Value Myself and Celebrate Others

This week at Girl's Night we had a really good look at our identity, insecurities and fears. We also chatted about how nasty women can be to each other and how this often stems from our identity, insecurities and fears. After a good heart to heart, we agreed to choose to see the best in each other, build each other up and support each other on our journey to finding our true self.


THIS IS WHO I AM






Intelligent Design 
Using an interesting analogy of interior decorating, we considered how our life may not have turned out as we planned based on a small detail that we have allowed to affect us.


Discussion questions:

  1. What are some minor incidents you’ve allowed to shape your self-image or self worth? 

  2. How has the decorating scheme of your life turned out differently than you would like as a result of that? 

  3. Read 1 Peter 2:9-10 and record that statements of value declared concerning you. Make a point of really studying and meditating on this Scripture, digging more deeply into the truths revealed. 



Supernatural Selection
We had a good look at how we are chosen by our God, set apart and appointed by Him.  This is a powerful position that we have that allows us to be secure in who we are and what we are meant to do here on planet earth.

Discussion questions:

  1. Choose at least one of the following verses to study and memorize: a. Eph. 2:10 – a declaration of your importance to God b. Jer. 1:5 – a confirmation of your selection by God c. 2 Cor. 3:5 – a verification of your sufficiency in God 

  2. Consider the things you may have failed to do because you felt ill equipped or unworthy to participate. Choose one of them to begin doing this week. 



Happy to Be You 
This is a wonderful section on celebrating who we are as well as celebrating what we see in others. Too often we take who we are for granted and are unable to appreciate our uniqueness or we simple don't see our special qualities and live completely blind to them.


Discussion questions:

  1. Record uniquenesses another person sees in you. Which of these surprise you? 

  2. Record how you can be more intentional about using and celebrating those characteristics. 

  3. How would the dynamics of your family, your office, or your relationships benefit from your doing this? 



The Affirmation Crusade
Take time to look back over your notes from this section. Consider what will be required for you to live authentically, as well as the freedom you’ll experience when you do. Additionally, think of some other women who, for whatever reason, you are hesitant to compliment. Make a point to commend them for their unique value and worth to you this week. Read the resolution out loud and sign your name below it.



You are welcome to join us at our Girl's Nights in Cheltenham or if you wish to set up your own group and study along with us where you are get a copy from Amazon and stay connected through www.resolution.kingsdaughters.co.uk and Facebook where we will post every study and chat in the comments boxes below each post.

Love

Girl's Night - A Resolution to Value Myself and Celebrate Others

This week at Girl's Night we had a really good look at our identity, insecurities and fears. We also chatted about how nasty women can be to each other and how this often stems from our identity, insecurities and fears. After a good heart to heart, we agreed to choose to see the best in each other, build each other up and support each other on our journey to finding our true self.


THIS IS WHO I AM






Intelligent Design 
Using an interesting analogy of interior decorating, we considered how our life may not have turned out as we planned based on a small detail that we have allowed to affect us.


Discussion questions:

  1. What are some minor incidents you’ve allowed to shape your self-image or self worth? 

  2. How has the decorating scheme of your life turned out differently than you would like as a result of that? 

  3. Read 1 Peter 2:9-10 and record that statements of value declared concerning you. Make a point of really studying and meditating on this Scripture, digging more deeply into the truths revealed. 



Supernatural Selection
We had a good look at how we are chosen by our God, set apart and appointed by Him.  This is a powerful position that we have that allows us to be secure in who we are and what we are meant to do here on planet earth.

Discussion questions:

  1. Choose at least one of the following verses to study and memorize: a. Eph. 2:10 – a declaration of your importance to God b. Jer. 1:5 – a confirmation of your selection by God c. 2 Cor. 3:5 – a verification of your sufficiency in God 

  2. Consider the things you may have failed to do because you felt ill equipped or unworthy to participate. Choose one of them to begin doing this week. 



Happy to Be You 
This is a wonderful section on celebrating who we are as well as celebrating what we see in others. Too often we take who we are for granted and are unable to appreciate our uniqueness or we simple don't see our special qualities and live completely blind to them.


Discussion questions:

  1. Record uniquenesses another person sees in you. Which of these surprise you? 

  2. Record how you can be more intentional about using and celebrating those characteristics. 

  3. How would the dynamics of your family, your office, or your relationships benefit from your doing this? 



The Affirmation Crusade
Take time to look back over your notes from this section. Consider what will be required for you to live authentically, as well as the freedom you’ll experience when you do. Additionally, think of some other women who, for whatever reason, you are hesitant to compliment. Make a point to commend them for their unique value and worth to you this week. Read the resolution out loud and sign your name below it.



You are welcome to join us at our Girl's Nights in Cheltenham or if you wish to set up your own group and study along with us where you are get a copy from Amazon and stay connected through www.resolution.kingsdaughters.co.uk and Facebook where we will post every study and chat in the comments boxes below each post.

Love

Girl's Night - A Resolution to Value Myself and Celebrate Others

This week at Girl's Night we had a really good look at our identity, insecurities and fears. We also chatted about how nasty women can be to each other and how this often stems from our identity, insecurities and fears. After a good heart to heart, we agreed to choose to see the best in each other, build each other up and support each other on our journey to finding our true self.

THIS IS WHO I AM





Intelligent Design 
Using an interesting analogy of interior decorating, we considered how our life may not have turned out as we planned based on a small detail that we have allowed to affect us.

Discussion questions:
  1. What are some minor incidents you’ve allowed to shape your self-image or self worth? 
  2. How has the decorating scheme of your life turned out differently than you would like as a result of that? 
  3. Read 1 Peter 2:9-10 and record that statements of value declared concerning you. Make a point of really studying and meditating on this Scripture, digging more deeply into the truths revealed. 

Supernatural Selection
We had a good look at how we are chosen by our God, set apart and appointed by Him.  This is a powerful position that we have that allows us to be secure in who we are and what we are meant to do here on planet earth.

Discussion questions:
  1. Choose at least one of the following verses to study and memorize: a. Eph. 2:10 – a declaration of your importance to God b. Jer. 1:5 – a confirmation of your selection by God c. 2 Cor. 3:5 – a verification of your sufficiency in God 
  2. Consider the things you may have failed to do because you felt ill equipped or unworthy to participate. Choose one of them to begin doing this week. 

Happy to Be You 
This is a wonderful section on celebrating who we are as well as celebrating what we see in others. Too often we take who we are for granted and are unable to appreciate our uniqueness or we simple don't see our special qualities and live completely blind to them.

Discussion questions:
  1. Record uniquenesses another person sees in you. Which of these surprise you? 
  2. Record how you can be more intentional about using and celebrating those characteristics. 
  3. How would the dynamics of your family, your office, or your relationships benefit from your doing this? 

The Affirmation Crusade
Take time to look back over your notes from this section. Consider what will be required for you to live authentically, as well as the freedom you’ll experience when you do. Additionally, think of some other women who, for whatever reason, you are hesitant to compliment. Make a point to commend them for their unique value and worth to you this week. Read the resolution out loud and sign your name below it.



You are welcome to join us at our Girl's Nights in Cheltenham or if you wish to set up your own group and study along with us where you are get a copy from Amazon and stay connected through www.resolution.kingsdaughters.co.uk and Facebook where we will post every study and chat in the comments boxes below each post.

Love

12.2.16

Introducing Resolutions for Men



Introducing The Resolution for Men!


After our first Girl's Night in January the women were buzzing so much that the men insisted on having their own night too! We are so excited because we have a special night for men and women now where we focus on resolving to be the men and women that God intended us to be. In a society with so much gender confusion and uncertainty, even in the churches, we want to get back to the basics.

Hosted by Charlton King's Baptist Church but open to all - you are welcome to join us at our Girl's Nights or Men's Nights.  If you wish to set up your own group and study along with us in your own church let us know how we can support you.

Get a copy of the books from Amazon.
Girl's and stay connected through www.resolution.kingsdaughters.co.uk
and King's Daughters on Facebook or your men can join in at www.mensnight.adlife.uk or AD Life on Facebook.

It's time for the church to shine brightly, for men to boldly stand out as men and women to courageously stand out as women.  The world wants to be gender neutral but God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. 

Let's resolve to be all that God created us to be!


Love

2.2.16

Girl's Night - A Resolution to Champion Biblical Femininity

Oh my goodness tonight's discussion was heated! We didn't even get to some of the discussion questions as we were in very serious debate about this subject. It seems that there is a real aversion to the word feminism, submission and other words that are used to describe us as women. At Girl's Night we broke up into three groups and each discussion one of the sections below. By the end of the evening we had no conclusion or consensus about Biblical Femininity  but we all agreed on one thing - that we would go home and diligently seek God for a revelation of Biblical Femininity. Next month when we meet again we will share what we feel God has said to us and then if we all agree we will sign the resolution together.

You must be curious now about our discussion so let me get on with sharing an outline with you.

THIS IS WHO I AM



Pretty in Print?
This section took a look at how the pendulum make have swung a little too far over to the other extreme as a result of women fighting for their rights for years. It hits a tender chord of self worth where women have often confused their identity, gender and self worth. Have we gone too far?

Discussion questions:

  1. How have you seen feminist ideals affect women in the way they . . . dress? Act? Make decisions?  
  2. What are some of the most noticeable ways you see young women turning away from biblical womanhood? 
  3. What biblical principles of womanhood strike you as stifling or repressive? Why do you think you feel that way? 
  4. As you continue to read, offer your concerns about this issue to the Lord in prayer. Ask Him to use this time to answer your concerns and reaffirm His priorities for you in this area.

It’s Good to Be a Girl
God created us in His image - both male and female. Women are worth neither less nor more than our male counterparts. We are different but only in function. Sadly since the beginning of time women have been subjugated and abused because they are women. Jesus demonstrated how to treat men and women equally! We women are important and necessary.

Discussion questions:

  1. Choose one of the many roles you currently play in your life, and record for each one how you are . . . good for it . . . necessary to it . . . an important component of it .. . worthy to be a part of it . . . trustworthy to fulfill your role in it. 
  2. In what situations and around which people do you find the biblical value of womanhood most challenged and questioned?
  3. How do you raise daughters to be ambitious, educated, and sure o themselves while at the same time help them appreciate the rewards and blessings of submission? How do you raise boys to view women with a similarly high regard? Discuss with friends some creative approaches.

Role Reversal
This section took a look at..... dare I say the word..... submission. We looked at the divine arrangement of roles, boundaries and responsibilities that are intended to exude blessings in all directions.

Discussion questions:

  1. In preparation for signing your second resolution, read this statement again: “A woman’s strength is best seen not in the demonstration of her power but in her ability to harness it under the authority of God-given leadership.” Consider it carefully and determine what it will look like when fleshed out in your own life. Make this resolution with confidence, knowing that you are choosing to align yourself under His all-wise plans. Enter with freedom and sign your name to signify your commitment.





You are welcome to join us at our Girl's Nights in Cheltenham or if you wish to set up your own group and study along with us where you are get a copy from Amazon and stay connected through www.resolution.kingsdaughters.co.uk and Facebook where we will post every study and chat in the comments boxes below each post.

Love

5.1.16

Girl's Night - A Resolution to be Content



Well I can't tell you how happy I was to see our first topic of discussion - A Resolution to be Content.  I long to be content! I have so much energy and passion which is great but it can also mean that I can't sit still for two minutes.  I perceive contentment as being something peaceful and beautiful and I crave it. So when I saw that the first resolution was a resolution to be content I was very pleased.

Tonight at Girl's Night we studies the four section of the A Resolution to be Content and it was really powerful.  One things that really struck me was that, and let me emphasise it.....

Contentment is not about how we feel but what we have decided to do. 
Choose to be content - it is your choice!

That is my take away from this evening, but let's get back to the beginning so I can share with you how I got to this conclusion.


THIS IS WHO I AM



Every Bite Counts
This section was about making every moment in our life count. Too often we don't live in the moment because we are yearning for the next moment, completely unappreciate the moment we are in or even dwell in the past.  It's all about making every moment count!

Discussion questions:
  1. What have you been hurrying through?
  2. What have you been hurrying to get to?
  3. What are some of the good parts of your experience that you’ve missed in your attempt to rush through the more difficult ones?
  4. What can you do differently today to “scrape the plate” – to gather up all the good things around you and begin enjoying the journey of your life?

One thing that really stood out was how much modern technology and social media can rob us of living in the moment.

The Secret
In this section we take a look at our needs and wants, all that the material and physical world offers us. Are we content with what we have? Do we trust that God will provide all our needs?

Discussion questions:
  1. A woman of contentment is aware of her needs and what God has already supplied to meet them. Begin your journey to contentment by making a list. Label one side “My Needs.” Label the other “God’s Provision.” Then match up your needs with the way God is currently meeting them. Place your list in a handy place for the times you are tempted to lean toward dissatisfaction.
  2. What might God be trying to grow in your character or cement in your relationship with Him by keeping you separated from some of the things you want but don’t yet have?

Overflowing Blessing
Ironically it seems that the more we have the less content we are.  In this section we are challenged to give out of lack and no necessary only out of our abundance. Luke 6:38 says, "Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." We are also challenged to give of ourselves but also to find the balance and know when to say no.

Discussion questions:
  1. When you consider your level of willingness to give of yourself, does it reveal more contentment or discontentment residing in your heart? In what way?
  2. Based on God’s provisions that you listed at the end of the last chapter, what is one thing you could close this book and go do for someone else out of that resource?
  3. Record your thoughts regarding this statement: “Sometimes the best, most empowering word you can learn to utter is no.”

The Balancing Point
This chapters states that “by choosing contentment, you are not getting rid of your desires; you’re just demanding that they assume an appropriate, humble position in your life…it means you no longer allow your yearning and aspirations to control you, to rob you from you the full use of and gratitude for what you’ve currently been given, leaving you unable to enjoy this because He hasn’t seen fit to give you that.”

Discussion questions:
  1. Go back and reread your answers and comments from the questions in this section. Then read the resolution you are about to make. Pray about it. Sit with it a while. Rest in it. Even if you’re exhausted from life’s challenges and demands, make this a moment to breathe deep and savor what God is inviting you into, what He’s asking you to give and what He’s promising to supply you in order to do it. When you’re ready, make this resolution out loud, maybe even in the presence of someone who can help hold you accountable to it. Then sign your name below it.



Wow, what an amazing start to our journey together this year. It is a lot to digest but not to worry we have a full month to put this into practice before our next Girl's Night.

You are welcome to join us at our Girl's Nights in Cheltenham or if you wish to set up your own group and study along with us where you are get a copy from Amazon and stay connected through www.resolution.kingsdaughters.co.uk and Facebook where we will post every study and chat in the comments boxes below each post.

Love

Girl's Night - The Resolution for Women

2016 IS going to be a great year! Not because circumstances will be favourable but because we will resolve to make it a great year no matter what comes our way. Our life is a series of choices that we make so let's choose together to have an excellent year according to the will of God!

"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

"Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect." - Romans 12:2





THE RESOLUTION FOR WOMEN
With everything you have to do, have you taken time to decide who you want to be?

Join us in 2016 as we resolve to be all we can be as King's Daughters. You are welcome to join us at our Girl's Nights in Cheltenham or if you wish to set up your own group and study along with us where you are get a copy from Amazon and stay connected through www.resolution.kingsdaughters.co.uk and Facebook where we will post every study and chat in the comments boxes below each post.

Here is our study schedule for 2016:
05 Jan A Resolution to be content
02 Feb A Resolution to champion biblical femininity
05 Apr  A Resolution to value myself and celebrate others
03 May  A Resolution to be devoted to Christ and defined by His Word
07 Jun A Resolution to devote myself completely to God’s priorities to my life
05 Jul A Resolution to esteem others with my time, concern, and full attention
02 Aug  A Resolution to release others from the prison of my hurt and anger
06 Sep A Resolution to live with the highest standard of virtue and purity
04 Oct A Resolution to care Look Again
01 Nov  A Resolution to be the kind of woman who truly blesses her man
06 Dec A Resolution to train my kids in righteousness
03 Jan A Resolution to make my home a welcome place to be
07 Feb A Resolution to live today with tomorrow in mind.

We would love you to join us as we resolve to be awesome Godly King's Daughters.

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