March 2, 2014

AprilRAVEs

Happy Sunday sweet friends!
I hope you all had a beautiful Saturday with this incredible weather like we are currently having in the south!
It has been in the 60's today....but we have an ice storm warning on Monday
Hello there flu season!

ANYWHO

I have some VERY MEGA exciting news to share with you lovely ladies! I have been teaming up with Rave Ministries for a couple of months and I have been asked to help lead a campaign this April which I am SO excited about!
Before I announce the info, let me give you a little background. Rave ministries is a ministry that was created by girls, for girls! They desire to create a community of girls while sharing and leading in the ministry of Christ. The mission of Rave is to give girls a desire to live a life worth RAVEing about and to know that a life in Christ is ANYTHING but dull!

Perfect or what??

Here is the deal:
This April, we are doing a campaign called "AprilRAVEs". It is based off of Isaiah 55 and it is a whole month of nothing but encouragement! We want to start this trend and make it HUGE! 
For 30 days, commit to extravagant praises towards others. Write a hand written note to encourage someone every day during the month of April. After you write the letter, give it, email it, mail it, stick it on a car....whatever you can think of. Isaiah 55 talks about sowing seeds. With this campaign, we are all sowing seeds of pure encouragement. 

You NEVER know how large of an impact this could make on someone's day. Everyone knows the saying "April showers bring May flowers." Think of the campaign in this way. You "sow your seeds" of encouragement for the month of April. Then think of how encouraged everyone will be in the month of May! 

If you have heard of Rave Ministries in the past, you have probably heard of No Makeup November. This campaign was about girls committing to wearing no makeup in the whole month of November. Instead of focusing on ourselves, our appearance and our outward beauty, focus on Christ and see yourself as beautiful the way Christ sees us as beautiful. It created an enormous impact that you can read about here, here, and here. With AprilRAVEs, we are trying to gain a strong (and stronger) impact than No Makeup November. 

I would highly, highly love if you joined along with me on this. It would not only make others feel good, but it would also make you feel good about helping someone else. If you would like to join along with us on this campaign, use the hashtags #aprilraves #extravagant and comment below!

1 "Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. 2 Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare. 3 Give ear and come to me; hear me, that your soul may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David. 4 See, I have made him a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander of the peoples. 5 Surely you will summon nations you know not, and nations that do not know you will hasten to you, because of the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has endowed you with splendor." 6 Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near. 7 Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will freely pardon. 8 "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD. 9 "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. 10 As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, 11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. 12 You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. 13 Instead of the thornbush will grow the pine tree, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow. This will be for the LORD's renown, for an everlasting sign, which will not be destroyed."

4 comments:

  1. This sounds awesome! I would love to be involved and be a part of something that will be so encouraging!
    Encouragement really is "seeds"....you never know how it may take root and be a really valuable thing in someone's life! http://www.lovelydoesit.com

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  2. I love this idea! I always thought encouragement was one of my spiritual gifts but I feel like I've been slacking lately. This sounds like the perfect kick I need to get going again!

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  3. Even though I don't think I could do this every day in April, I would certainly love to commit to a number closer to 7 or 10!

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  4. this is awesome. What a neat idea.

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