Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Tami Rutledge Discipling/Accountability Group

I'm happy to announce that Tami has organized an accountability site for christian women. The Site is called "Abide In Christ". I get to have the fun of the organization and template but she is the one leading us.
This site is for christian women to find encouragement and accountability for any area they feel the need for it. From taking vitamins to doing that one load of laundry, from loving our husbands in a specific way to speaking words of kindness to a certain neighbor.
Please read the introduction from Tami and then there are further instructions following:

I Can't But HE Can!
Philippians 4:13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

Ephesians 3: 20Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen

1 Corinthians 10:31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God
Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.

2 Peter 2:19 ...—for a man is a slave to whatever has mastered him.

Romans 13: 13Let us behave properly as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and sensuality, not in strife and jealousy. 14But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts.

Hebrews 12:11No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.12Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. 13"Make level paths for your feet," so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.

This means... set yourself up for success. Make your paths level, not full of pot holes that will trip you up.

SO .... for those of you who want to join here are the rules.

1. You must start with one thing - you can add one thing each week. But in an effort to succeed we must set ourselves up to succeed. Start small and work up. It may seem slow going but do you realize that in just 2 months that will mean 8 - 9 new things. Slow and steady wins the race.

2. You must give an account daily if not a couple times a day.

3. You must commit for one month and not back out.

4. with each new thing you are wanting to be held accountable you must have a verse to go with it. For example for this first week I want to be held accountable to drink my vitamin drink twice daily.My verse... Proverbs 14 : 1 The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down. I am sure if we need it there will be more rules but simplicity usually works.



The site is a private site. Those women interested in taking part are made authors on the site so they can post their thoughts and updates. All you should need is a Google account and password. These are free and easy to sign up for through Google if you don't have one. It may be possible to set up a password anyway with your email. I'll have to look into that. Just email a request to sign up and the invitation will be sent to you!

Requests to join go to : thevineandbranches@yahoo.com

Tami Rutledge will be posting weekly encouragements there at Abide In Christ, but even if you are not part of this group, I highly suggest you visit her regular blog Rejoice regularly for practical, biblical insite on lifes simplest yet most important subjects of the heart.

Please feel free to post here if you have questions or you can send questions to the emial above as well.



Zimms Zoo said...

if you have a blog does that work since it is google?

Abide in Him said...

yes, but i need to send you the invite....it's on it's way.