2019 Theme: Fruitful & Overflowing: Be Joyful
This resource is designed to help Girls’ Brigade members worldwide, make a positive impact as they work with girls and young women all around the world as
together we explore our theme and see our amazing vision unfold. This year our
programme resource has been divided into 6 sub-themes;
2019 THEME:‘FRUITFUL AND OVERFLOWING:BE JOYFUL
Preparing the Soil and Planting the Seed
• Equip the Sower
• Caring for Creation
• Sow the Seed
• Be Loving
• Be Joyful
• Be Peaceful
This Prayer Calendar is based on GB International’s 2019 theme:
‘Fruitful and Overflowing… Live Joyfully’.
It is designed to complement the GBI “Fruitful and Overflowing: Be Joyful” Programme Resource.
GBI will be providing you with a monthly prayer calendar and reflections.
Are joy and happiness the same? How are they different? Is there really any difference? If so, what’s all the ‘buzz’ about joy and happiness? They both make us smile, they both give us warm fuzzy feelings, and that should be good enough. Shouldn’t it?
Sharing our source of true JOY – our trust and relationship with Jesus and God – is what Girls’ Brigade is about. We have the privilege of walking alongside girls in their formative years – as youngsters, teenagers, young women – as they are setting their paths in life AND even more importantly the paths in which they will guide their families and communities.
I live in a country where we have drought areas and very wet areas. Our Country is a very big island and we can cover four seasons in one day. Bush Fires and floods are happening all the time. Everything is so unpredictable, each year the season seem to change, due to climate change.
Most of us will know the story of the farmer sowing seeds in Mark 4 v 1-20 where some seeds fell on the path, some fell on rocky ground, some fell among weeds and some fell in good soil. In the parable, Jesus teaches that when people hear God’s word they will react in different ways, either ignoring the word, hearing it but not accepting it, accepting God’s word but eventually becoming tempted by the world or fully accepting God’s word.
There are so many little ways we can reach out to the community but do remember that we must reach out in God’s love and in so doing, show that we are Christ’s disciples. Without dependence on God and His love in our hearts, it would be difficult to sustain the service.
I believe that every year that God gives us on this earth is to be a year where we are as productive as we can be for His work and as pleasing as we can be for His glory.
What does God say to us? He does have plenty to say about how we can maximise every year He gives us to reach our God-given potential to be what we ought to be, do what we ought to do and become what we ought to become.
I send greetings from the Isle of Wight. Our motto is “All this beauty is of God” and everyday I thank God for the beauty that surrounds us.The New Year has begun and our farmers look to the future.
When I say that you need to love yourself ,I’m not referring to the stuck-up, prideful,worldly type of loving oneself (also known as self – worship) ; I’m talking about a concept of being thankful ,and appreciating the person who God has made in you. Loving yourself is based on humility and thankfulness. The two could not be more different. Low self-esteem – always seeing yourself as a failure, or less than those around you.