This morning as I was doing my Good Morning Girls study I was once again struck by how much God's hand was in the fact that I joined this particular group. As I was reading through some of the other ladies responses to the passages I got to thinking I wonder what led each of them to this group.
So me being me and the fact that I am me and like to talk I started to write down on that page about why I joined the group, then I realized that I REALLY like to talk and it was becoming too wordy so I thought hey I will do a post and then I can share just how happy I am and thankful I am that God led me to this group.
About a year and a half ago or so I cyper stalked this wonderful lady who happens to be a friend of my cousin. I read her blog and got to know her that way. I honestly don't remember exactly how it all started after that but we became friends on Facebook and things just sort of snowballed from there. Definitely God's hand.
About 8 months ago she made a comment about how she was loving the Good Morning Girls group. I was curious so I asked what it was about. Then I googled it. Yeppers I am a cyper stalker. LOL. She replied and it really started me thinking.
This summer I knew that I wanted to strengthen my faith and walk so I decided that I really needed to join a bible study of some sort. (We live half and hour away from our church and I home school my daughter everyday. Every night we are busy with dance and on Wednesdays we also do youth. So I knew I needed something that would fit into my schedule).
Then I read a tweet that this wonderful lady had written about the Hello Morning Challenge and I was intrigued even more. So I decided to join.
During this time I had emailed Michelle asking her about the Good Morning Girls study. She informed me that they were in the middle of one, that I was welcome to join in then or wait until the next one. I decided to wait.
This is were you will really see God's hand in this.
As we started the study I was really enjoying it but I wondered how I would be able to do both studies at the same time. Would I be able to get up and focus on both groups and would it strengthen my walk or make me stumble? Whereas then would I get frustrated and end up quitting both groups??
I prayed a ton about this decision. In the end I decided I really wanted to join the Good Mornings Group as well so when Michelle emailed me and asked again I said yes!
I have to say I am so happy I followed God in this. This amazing group of ladies have fast become my friends. I love the connection that I am getting with them and the support is amazing. I even received a phone call from one of them yesterday. I know I shouldn't be but I am still astounded by God's work in this.
He is shaping me and molding me. My fruit tree is growing and coming something that I am thankful to show off.
Now I realize that this is not a conventional thankful Thursday post from me, but it is one large reason why I am thankful this week non the less.
I am linking up today with Red Oak Road.