Maria Morgan is an inspirational writer and speaker.
She is the award-winning author of Louie’s BIG day!
Regardless of the age of her audience, her goal is the same:
to share God’s truth and make an eternal difference.
Maria is offering an exciting brand new live online book study
focused on the contents in her 2015 work Outrageously Fruitful,
which was the subject of a Cafe “Find It Only Here On Friday” exclusive
which you can read HERE .
Her online book study “Outrageously Fruitful” will be hosted on Facebook live
and begins Wednesday, September 7th at 12:00 noon (EDT).
The companion study guide is available on Amazon: Outrageously Fruitful
(a 10-week Bible study for women designed to find life and fulfillment through
depending on Christ and becoming Christ to others – whenever, wherever, as the Holy Spirit leads)
Maria is also an inspiring regular contributor (LifeWriter) here at LifeLetter Café
and is today’s featured contributor to “Find It Only Here On Friday”.
Her newest Café exclusive “You Were Created For Community” can be found below . .
BUT FIRST . . the Café thought you just might want to know
how an Encouragement Leader like Maria Morgan
has been encouraged in her own faith recently.
In her own words…
I love the Lord’s sense of humor.
When I began writing my Bible study, Outrageously Fruitful, on the fruit of the Spirit,
I had an academic understanding of each of these impressive characteristics.
But composing each lesson was intensely personal,
and I realized that many times I had tried to produce this fruit in my own strength.
It’s called the fruit of the Spirit for a reason.
Only by staying connected to the Lord Jesus Christ, can the Holy Spirit enable us to live a life
that demonstrates love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance.
It’s His fruit.
Moment by moment, as you and I yield to the Heavenly Father’s will,
the Holy Spirit can produce these beautiful qualities within us.
As they flow out of us, they will catch the attention of a watching world –
one that is hungry to know Him.
Today’s Find It Only Here On Friday
“You Were Created For Community”
by Maria Morgan
Do you ever feel left out? …
I can relate. Sometimes we just don’t feel like we fit in – we don’t have anything in common with our co-workers, classmates, or neighbors. Feelings can be deceiving. It’s comforting to know we were created by a God who designed us for relationships.
We were made to have a relationship with God and with others. It’s neat to see this pattern began way back in the Garden of Eden, “And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him…And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man,” (Genesis 2:18,22; KJV).
In Adam and Eve’s case, they became husband and wife – a family. Friendships are valuable relationships too. Stepping outside of our own world and connecting with others is important.
Value of community
Whether we’re part of a family unit, a church, or a group with similar interests (art, music, etc.), there’s no denying the value community plays in our lives. Within community, lots of things happen. We can:
*share our concerns
*offer words of encouragement
*learn from each other
*support one another
Love is powerful …
Jesus emphasized the importance of our relationship with Him and others: “…Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind…Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” (Matthew 22:37, 39; emphasis added).
Love lets us reach out to others without expecting anything in return. It helps us focus on others instead of ourselves. Embrace the relationships you were created for and thrive in your community.
Can I pray for you?
Heavenly Father, Thank You for creating me for relationships.
Help me love You and others so I can be an encouragement and support to those in my community.
When I obey what you tell me to do, You meet all my needs. You’re a good God.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
I’ve recently released a 10-week Bible study, Outrageously Fruitful. You’re invited to join me as I teach through the study on Facebook live beginning Wednesday, September 7th at 12:00 noon (EST). This information-packed, 11-week series will challenge you to stay connected to Christ so your life will make an eternal difference.
Weekly lessons, live teaching, and discussion will make this an opportunity you don’t want to miss. You can pick up a copy of the study here. Be part of the community and get ready to be outrageously fruitful!
**Not available at noon? Not a problem. Live videos will remain posted on my Facebook page, so you can watch them at your convenience!
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