She built up the campfire, while the others set out some blankets and strung lights. We set a table of marshmallows, graham crackers, and Hershey bars, alongside mason jars of flowers. We prayed over the details and the benches, inviting the Holy Spirit to come: come fill the women who would enter, sit, sing, eat, and pray. We, as sisters, set up our temple for Him that evening, knowing that God had long before set up his temple within us.
Temples for the Holy Spirit.
At our Fall Gathering, our DWITW women met in the great outdoors around an intimate fire at beautiful Camp Chautauqua .
Daisy prayed over us, welcoming our triune God and asking Him to come near.
We worshipped God the Holy Spirit, led by our sister, Kelly Gwin.
Natalie reminded us what and who the Holy Spirit is: a equal and important member of the Trinity; a real living person, not just a power; one who serves many vital roles in our lives. He's a witness, life giver, teacher, encourager, sanctifier, intercessor, protector, gift giver. And we can know He's with us because the Bible assures us it is so.* Hallelujah!
Jillian led us in a time of prayer, challenging us to pray directly to the Spirit. Then she announced the launch of the DWITW podcast!
We enjoyed the fire, enjoyed each other, and enjoyed some s'mores.
It was a beautiful, sacred night.
Didn't make it to this gathering? Never fear! We'd love to have you join us at these upcoming DWITW events:
- Workshop: So you want to start a Bible Study... Have you ever felt the nudge from God to lead others through His Word, but ignored it because it felt overwhelming? Our fellow DWITW sister, Jen Ward, will be offering insight and practical tips on how to successfully lead a group of ladies into studying the Word of God. The details: October 19th, 7-9PM, at Apex Community Church.
- Winter Gathering: Join us Tuesday, December 6th, at 7PM to celebrate God, The Son! We will be meeting at Faith Christian Fellowship, 1178 Grange Hall Road, Beavercreek, OH 45432.
*For further reading on the topic of the Holy Spirit, check out these titles: