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August 2021

Pumpkin spice latte, anyone? Already I see stores stocking their shelves with the

flavors of fall. If you are a fan of pumpkin spice, you can find that in almost anything

now. We seem to jettison from one season to the next at such a rapid pace, keeping

us longing for the next season while forgetting to enjoy the current season. Like many,

I am also guilty of looking at the current season of my life and longing for the next.

What I have found in my relationship with Jesus as his follower, is that no matter what

season we are in, we have a God that provides his presence (Exodus 33:14) in every

season. Jesus said he did not leave us orphans but has given us the Holy Spirit to be

with us. (John 14:16-18) This fall, God has laid it upon the hearts of our Beloved

Warriors team to focus our events and series on three words that describe what His

presence can do in relationship with Him: Renew, Refresh, Rebuild.

Seasons change, life changes. In the midst of these changes, one of the most precious

things that our Savior does is renew us. As we come to put our faith in Jesus, much of

the work we see our Lord doing involves our inner life with him. We do see God

working around us but what he wants to do most of all is work on our inner life to bring

peace and strength despite the circumstances of life. His Renewing brings a new

perspective to our thinking, strength to our spirit, and new life.

As our renewed life is lived out in relationship with him, he refreshes us with his

presence. When we choose to engage with his Word, it fills the dry areas of our heart

and spirit. Making worship a priority in our day refreshes our soul by focusing on the

one who is worthy of our worship. Laying our burdens at his feet, displaying our trust

and surrendering our own wills, refreshes us with a lifting of our spirits.

Renewed and refreshed believers are then able to rebuild, with their Savior, the life that

he died to give them. (John 10:10) Our enemy came to destroy but our Savior came

to bring abundant life to all that will engage in a relationship with him. In the most

loving way, Jesus starts to rebuild our thought life, our habits, our choices, and our

relationships with others. Rebuilding often follows devastation but no matter what, our

Savior is there in the midst of it all.

Today, be encouraged that you have a Savior who wants to renew you, refresh you,

and rebuild with you every day. All women 18 and older are invited to our events.

Come explore more about all your Savior wants to do in this season of your life.

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