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Consider Job? For Discipleship Class?

Yesterday we began another Discipleship Class for women in our community. For previous classes we have taken 20 of our Ladies in our Dames group and paired them with one of the ladies that had been sought, prayed about and asked to come. This time we are doing something a little different by using our mission staff who are also strong leaders for all of the women in the Dames group. Mama Gigi, Tezzie, M’NeNe and Elirose along with Kenson, Pierre and myself will be teaching and coming alongside this group of women.

As I said we began yesterday and as I sat down this week to prepare our first lesson I kept coming back to the book of Job. Really God? You want me to use Job? How? Why? And then…Why not!! I’ve seen to often the ladies that begin coming and then a prayer wasn’t answered, struggles were overwhelming, the enemies schemes overtook them, and they would leave going back to old ways. The ladies and I have gone out to check on those we haven’t seen , to encourage them and pray with them, but many, still wrestle with the chains that have entangled them. Each home I’ve entered my spirit senses this heaviness and battle they are in and so…We Pray!

The Example of Job
Before I jumped into Job I asked the ladies a few questions.
I asked them if they knew why they were here. Most of them said no and I shared with them that they weren’t here by accident, but that we were praying for the women in this community and that God led our ladies to them. That they were chosen. When I said this you should have seen many of their faces go from downtrodden to all smiles! My heart burst with joy!!

I proceeded to ask a few more questions. Who did they believe did the most good for all people in the world? “God” Who did they think was the greatest teacher? “God” Who did they believe in all of history lived a most holy life? “God” This was very telling to me as the name of Jesus was never uttered. They gave me blank faces when I said His name. I shared with them that no other person in History had influenced the world more for good than Jesus Christ and that He was the reason we were meeting. I shared from John 14:6 and then said…
He is the only way, only truth, and only life.
He is the key to knowledge and understanding
He is the wellspring of wisdom.
He is the foundation of faith.
He is the doorway of deliverance.
He is the pathway to peace.
He is the roadway to righteousness.
He is the gateway to glory.
He is the bridge to joy and happiness. (S.M. Lockridge, Ann Graham Lotz)

Then I explained, “we want to share with you who this Jesus is and why we love Him, why we trust Him, why we believe He is who He says He is, why when the difficulties and heartache of life hit us that we run to Him and praise Him because He is our strength. He is our refuge. He is our comfort. He is our hope. He is our peace. He is our deliverer. He is our defender. He is our song and we love and trust Him with our lives.” Then I asked them…”Are you you ready for the journey?” A resounding Yes!!!

I asked them if they knew the story of Job and most had not. A few knew the name…so Kenson read from Job 1:6-12 and began sharing the story of Job. After sharing the conversation between the enemy and God and then what proceeded to happen to Him we read from 1:21 where Job says,” naked I came from my mothers womb and naked I will leave. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.” He also says later, “though He slay me or though the Lord allows this…still I will praise Him!” I explained, ” ladies do you see him running from God? Is Job blaming God? Is he seeking other Gods or ways? Is he going next door to the witch doctor? Is he praying to Abraham, Issac, Peter or Paul? NO! They said. NO! He is praising the name of the Lord! ”

“Now, I said, ” if Job, who had everything, and now had nothing and had sores all over his body believed and praised God…isn’t it worth finding out more about this God, this Jesus who in Jer. 1:4-5, chose you before you were even born?” YES!!! was their reply .

I shared a little more of Job and then I reminded them how much Jesus loved them and prayed over them.

So…WHY NOT JOB?

Pray for these precious ladies, our staff women, Kenson, Pierre and myself. Pray for Light of Jesus to shine in the hearts and lives of these ladies and their families and pray for the ladies that have returned to old ways and continue to struggle. Pray for roots to be dug down deep. That the anchor will hold!!!

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2 Responses

  1. Hey Beth, praying for you all. Victory in Jesus, our Savior forever, He sought us and bought us with His redeeming blood, He loved us ere we knew Him, and all our love is due Him, He plunged us to victory beneath the cleansing flood………..good song that came to mind 🙂 Hope you are doing well my friend. Love ya, Chris

  2. […] To learn more about this group you can check out our previous blog from November: http://molehaiti.org/2014/11/28/a-different-kind-of-black-friday/ or check out Miss Beth’s blog: https://coachin4christ.wordpress.com/2014/11/29/consider-job-for-discipleship-class/ […]

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