Praise God for the life of our speaker, Ma’am Vholet Nabus, for preparing a wonderful lecture that was perfectly fit for us. We talked about the different signs that we no longer love the Lord. You see, most sins don’t happen overnight, most of it’s gradual, it most often start with a “little compromise” that continues on and before we know it, we already fall into the enemy’s traps! So during this fellowship, we were reminded to be alert. We needed to be watchful to the signs that we no longer love the Lord. Our lecturer said that, we no longer love the Lord when we start to become:
-Unloving toward God. Our relationship with God should be filled with joy and should not feel like an obligation. We were asked simple but thought provoking questions like: “When was the last time you whispered to your God that you love Him?” It is when we loose of joy in serving that we start to become unloving toward God.
-Unloving toward the gospel. Mrs. Nabus reminded us through the word of God that Our LOVE for the gospel should always be there. Our passion for the lost souls and desire to win them for the Lord should be there, always.
-Unloving toward the unlovely. Sometimes we choose who we love. Jesus didn’t. He died for all, he loved everyone, even those who are unlovely. We were reminded that we should have a a deep compassion for others, just like the Lord Jesus Christ.
|The delegates at the start of the program|
When we start to become unloving toward God, we need healing, and this was what’s advised to us:
- Concentrate on other’s need instead of your own. This will keep your heart from growing cold.
- Do something for other in a daily basis. This will be great exercise for your heart.
- Stay close to the Lord. This keeps our heart beating correctly.
- Read God’s word daily – maintenance for the heart.
3. Reminded (of the organization's goals and plans)
One of the purposes of this fellowship is to make the organization involved of the activities and that need of a guidance from a “mother”. During the business meeting, we talked about our plans for the next fellowship as well as our participation for the upcoming Kid’s Camp this coming December.
When we are not completely aware and informed, that’s when we don’t know how we can help. Through this fellowship, we’re able to make clear to the members how they can help the ministry that the GWW is involved with. That erases confusions from the members and in return make each members want to do their part in the ministry.
Another exciting thing to look forward to is of course, the next fellowship which will be in November next year! Yaaay! I heard it might be a retreat, although the host and the officers are still going to plan for it but that’s the partial idea of what to expect for the next fellowship.God was with us during this fellowship, the bible is clear on that. "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." (Matthew 18:20). Praise God for the wonderful fellowship that we had.
|L-R: Melisa Sanchez (VP), Ethel Macalisang (Secretary), Ma'am Vholet Nabus (Speaker), Ghen Sande (PIO), Elma Tiro (President), yours truly (treasurer) PLUS Precious Sande (who made it to the photo opp, haha)|
Thanks to everyone who joined, to our speaker, our advisers and church pastors who made it to the fellowship. Thank you! And 'til the next GWW fellowship! ♥
|More photos, 'coz 5 isn't enough! :)|