The LOVE Series – Women’s Bible Study Jodi Meiter – February, 2015 Arizona Community Church, Tempe, Arizona AUDIO   1. Love For God All of our relationships in life must be built on the foundation of God’s love for us, and our response to His love. When we love God, our life will look differently than before we knew Him. Our life should be a quest to get to know God better, and love Him more, so that we can more accurately reflect His love to the world. :: 2. Love in Marriage The marriage relationship gives us a unique [ …read full story ]

The Journey of Surrender

 Posted by on Sun, Apr 26, 2015
Apr 262015
The Journey of Surrender

Why is it so hard to surrender?  I think we have each struggled with surrender since birth.  Have you ever met an infant or toddler that didn’t struggle to get away from a diaper change?  I think we are all like that.  We don’t want to deal with our stink.  And we certainly don’t want anyone else dealing with our stink.  The problem is, we don’t just stink, we bear the mark and consequences of sin in our lives. You name it.  Self absorbance, independence, willfulness, pride, idolatry, greed, envy, power.  It could be any number of root sin issues [ …read full story ]

Mar 162015
"What we have and who we are is enough:" Finding Contentment

    So, I think I uncovered another Secret. I know there are many that we will discover throughout our Christian lives, but this is a biggie.  Paul describes the secret in Philippians 4:11-13 “I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.  I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty.  I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.  I can do [ …read full story ]

Mar 042015
Embrace His Dream.  Walk in God's will. Live Well! Living Well Spending Less Story  Secret #13 Embracing God’s Dream for our Lives Not too long ago, I did a little fast. It was a fast from shopping for clothes, for me. Just a little spiritual exercise, purging excess from my life, prompted by Ruth Soukup’s new book, Living Well Spending Less. One of the practices was taking time off of buying clothing. Well, that’s hard for me because I like fashion. And I like trends. And I like to look cute. But, off I went on my “shopping fast.” No sooner did I get the itch to buy [ …read full story ]

Oct 282014
When one part of the Body hurts....Restore it gently

I woke up in the early morning hours with my right hand completely numb.  I’m talking, I couldn’t feel my hand, you guys!  It was scary.  I started to pray, “Lord, let the blood go back into my hand and my fingers.”  I began to consider all of the reasons that I need my right hand.  I need it to write.  I need it to cook, clean, drive, and touch the faces of my loved ones.  And I need to use it to touch people who need to be touched.  I need it to reach out, laying on hands in [ …read full story ]

Oct 142014
How should we respond if one of our church leaders falls into sin?

Many are asking, “How should we respond when a church leader falls into sin?” The body of Christ at our church has had a tough week.  We have had to endure the painful fallout of a Pastor that gave in to sin.  Unfortunately, we have had to live through the pain caused by a respected one letting us down.  There is a reason that the Bible says that our leaders are held to the highest standard.  James 3:1 states  “Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my brothers, because you know that we who teach will be judged [ …read full story ]

Be prepared to share

 Posted by on Wed, Sep 3, 2014
Sep 032014
Be prepared to share

Are you prepared to share what God has been teaching you? You never know what kind of opportunity you will get when you are prepared to share your spritual journey with others.  God will provide opportunities for us to share our faith and encourage spiritual growth in others, if we are prepared.  How do we prepare to be a light and share our relationship with God with others? Last weekend, I spoke at a Friend’s retreat.  I had spent many hours, days, weeks and months preparing to share what God had placed on my heart.  I had poured over Scripure, [ …read full story ]

Real Relationships

 Posted by on Tue, Aug 12, 2014
Aug 122014
Real Relationships

How do we do ‘Real’ in our Relationships? My kitchen is messy.  My cupboards are cluttered. There is laundry on the couch. The kids homework isn’t finished and they just left to go play basketball.  I haven’t planned my homeschool year yet, and it started last week.  I lost the remote control garage door opener to my friend’s house where I was cat-sitting, and when my husband picked them up at the airport last night, they had to come sleep over because they had no other way to get in their house!  Thrilling, with a 10 month old. I fail [ …read full story ]

God’s Commands

 Posted by on Mon, Jul 21, 2014
Jul 212014

Keeping God’s Commands Donʼt we all want to live long, prosper, and have things go well with us? The Bible has the answer for this age-old question. God want our hearts. Oh, that their hearts would be inclined to fear me and keep all my commands always, so that it might go well with them and their children forever!  Deuteronomy 6:20 40 day fast What do you need to fast from? An idol is anything that distracts you from focusing your heart and life on Jesus Christ. Is there anything that is taking too much of your time and energy. [ …read full story ]