For He satisfies the longing soul,
and the hungry soul He fills with good things. Psalm 107:9 ESV
What a beautiful verse full of promise!
What do you think of when you think of the word “feast?” It's such a wonderful word that brings so many visions to our minds and imaginations. You probably think of a huge, delicious spread of food to savor and enjoy! The Scriptures are full of feasting for God’s people.
But there is more to the word "feast" when you dig a little deeper. The seven Levitical feasts of the Old Testament were designed to point us to Jesus and the redemptive work of God’s Son. At the heart of all the feasts is Jesus.
When we think of the word feast, we think of abundance.
Let’s see how Webster defines the word;
a : an elaborate and usually abundant meal often accompanied by a ceremony or entertainment
b : something that gives unusual or abundant enjoyment
This year in Restore Ministries we are planning something different.
Beginning in September, we will gather women from across the body of Christ on one Friday night each month to come together for a feast. A literal feast of food, but also a feasting on the living Word, Jesus Christ.
We are calling this new endeavor...
Restore has always been a ministry in which women from many different churches have participated together through our retreats, nights of worship and teas. We would like to offer an opportunity to experience this amazing community of women more often. Meeting only once a month allows you time to participate in studies at your local church, but also gather with women from across the community and the body of Christ. We have much to learn from one another in the work the Father is doing within us. We will come together to share our hopes, our dreams, our struggles, our questions, and seek God's truth as we delight in the words of Jesus.
So we invite you to join us!
Come to the Feast and savor God’s Word as we listen to the stories of Jesus
when He lived and walked among us. Each month we will gather at His Table
for study, worship, communion, prayer, and feasting as we
celebrate God's abundance in community.
Sherry and I will be spending the summer months writing this new Feast for Your Soul Bible Study. We will explore and study some of the feasts in the New Testament in which Jesus participated and the lessons He taught us at those feasts. Therefore, we will be taking a summer break from the Monday Musings Blog to prepare. We would be so grateful for your prayers as we seek the heart of the Father for this new Restore Ministries Study.
Are you a regular blog reader? We encourage you to explore the blog archives found on the right side of your screen on the website. Our Restore Ministry blogs began in 2013! There are many inspiring and encouraging blogs for you to enjoy this summer and throughout the year. And we would love to hear from you about your favorites!
Maybe you're thinking, "What about the Restore Retreat? I was planning to attend one this year." We had a spring retreat in March and we are sorry you missed it. It is our desire to continue to retreat with you; however, our plans for the fall have shifted. Restore retreats are the heart of this ministry! And although we are not planning one, we would love to bring a Restore Retreat to your group or church! Go to the "Book Us" section found on the website menu
to see all of the different retreat themes that are available and contact us. We would love to hear from you!
More details and dates will follow in the coming months about our Feast for Your Soul Bible Study...and we are cooking up some surprises, too! So keep looking for Restore posts!
Feasting on Jesus,
Kathy and Sherry
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