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Sunday, Mar 31 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | 3rd Floor - 3001 The Chapel
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Peter and John are arrested for teaching the people that through Jesus Christ there is resurrection. Join us with Regan VanSteenis and bring a friend as she dives into chapter four in the book of Acts. You will be encouraged and empowered!

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Laughing, Loving, Learning

Join us every Wednesday night before the main service for coffee, conversation, connection and more. See you there!

The GIFT


Growing in Faith Together

Calling all of God's beautiful daughters! Join us in the GIFT class where you will meet new friends, have fun and Grow in Faith Together.

The League


Building Women in Business and the Workplace

The League will provide networking opportunities that allow you to glean from seasoned businesswomen, be inspired, challenged and help you achieve your potential.

MomWise


Wisdom Through Every Season

Join our new moms group every Sunday at 10:15am in room 3001A next to the chapel. From diapers to diplomas, being a mom is an emotional, physical, and spiritual commitment. What you are doing is important, rewarding, and yes, challenging. Truth is - moms need other moms and we ALL need wisdom! Let's come together and gain wisdom and strength that comes from God and His Word. Together we'll reap a harvest of joy! Galatians 6:9

Don’t Give Life to a Complaint

| by Victoria Osteen

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
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It's interesting that soon after the people of Israel had been freed from slavery in Egypt, they started complaining about their hardships in the wilderness. One of their complaints was that they were tired of the manna, the bread that God provided supernaturally for them every single day. They grumbled, "Now we have lost our appetite; we never see anything but this manna!" (Numbers 11:6). That complaint got them thinking about "the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions, and garlic" they used to eat in captivity. They let the food they had become tired of become more important than their freedom from slavery.

God is taking all of us somewhere, and like the people of Israel, we have everything we need right now to get to where He's taking us. But that's where the Israelites missed it. They were only looking at their circumstances and what they thought they didn't have. They forgot to look to their God! It's so easy to see out of natural eyes that look for problems rather than see out of supernatural eyes that behold the hand of God working behind the scenes, the almighty God who's providing for all our needs.

Today, you're going to have many opportunities to find faults because there's no perfect friend, no perfect spouse, and no perfect job. Life is filled with imperfections, so we can't escape the fact that there will be much to criticize. What I want to suggest is that rather than enter into faultfinding that we figure out a way to be the solution to problems rather than complain about problems and find a way to act properly when we feel negative.

You can't stop all the negative thoughts you have about people and situations, but you can stop giving those thoughts life by speaking them out. You can watch what you say by stepping back and reminding yourself that complaining only finds the worst in situations and other people, never the best, and speaking them out only makes things worse. Don't give it life! Don't ruin relationships and situations.

So what should you do? The apostle Paul says, "Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen" (Ephesians 4:29). Let's keep our mouths closed, stay the course, and be grateful to God. Let's not be faultfinders. Let's be those who "rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus" (1 Thessalonians 5:16–18).

About the Women's Ministry

The Women's Ministry is a place to connect and share, to be rejuvenated, inspired and equipped to manage the many hats we wear as women. No matter what age or state of life you're in, we have a place for you!

Services

Better Together - Laughing, Loving, Learning
Wed, 6:30 pm in The Chapel (3rd Floor)

The GIFT - Growing in Faith Together
Sun, 10:15am in The Chapel (3rd Floor)

The League - Building Women in Business and the Workplace
1st Thursday of every month, 7pm in The Chapel (3rd Floor)

MomWise - Wisdom Through Every Season
Sun, 10:15am in Room 3001A next to the Chapel (3rd Floor) 

Contact

Phone 713-491-1286
Email [email protected]

 

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