I am beyond excited that you are stepping out in faith to begin a ministry of encouragement to those who are hurting and struggling with various life issues preventing them from living the abundant life that Jesus came to give. If you are a leader, there is a good chance you relate with what people will be going through as they process this material with the leading and guidance of the Holy Spirit. You probably know firsthand that this process can be pretty tough initially. It can be hard to see the painful realities and coping mechanisms we develop in order to stuff or rise above. It can be exceedingly difficult to face the very things we’ve tried to hide from, but then, how precious to know that through it all; God has loved us all along. How amazing and exciting when we get to see who God really is, what He intended and who He created us to be. Is there anything better?
I want to encourage you to cling to the Lord with all your heart and allow Him to minister and teach your own heart every bit as much as anyone you’ll be leading in a group. Rely on prayer over your own words, God’s Spirit over efforts of human comfort, and the power of God’s love as the transformer, not a written process or book! Let the Lord move, change and deal with people according to His timing and His will. You will be blessed in the process. I guarantee it! How can I be sure? Because there is nothing that our God cannot do with a willing and surrendered heart.
If I can support you personally, please contact me by phone or by email. I’ll be praying that God will use you in a mighty way, but that you will personally get a more profound revelation of who He is through this process.
May God Bless Richly Bless You!
In His Grace,