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Dear Friends,

This weekend my parents came to visit from Nicaragua and met my little grandson, Henry James. They LOVED this little bundle of joy… so young, so new to this world. My dad is 91 years older than Henry James! Wow! Wouldn’t it be nice to transfer all the wisdom my dad has acquired in his years of life to little Henry? But that is not possible. We each must live our own lives and acquire wisdom as we experience our journey on earth. But event though wisdom is acquired through the years, there is a way for the young to be also wise. How? By asking God for the gift of wisdom. Today I’m sharing a devotional from my book “Devotions for Working Women” that talks about how you can enjoy being young yet being wise too. Enjoy!

You Can Be Young and Wise

Ecclesiastes 11:9 (NLT) Young man, it’s wonderful to be young! Enjoy every minute of it. Do everything you want to do; take it all in. But remember that you must give an account to God for everything you do.

Being young is wonderful. I haven’t met one person yet who wants to be old—and I doubt I ever will. But many old people want to and yearn to be young again.

Youth represents strength, life, health, beauty, smarts, and many other positive things. Notice, however, we don’t usually associate wisdom to youth. On the contrary, the words old and wise go together in our society. When we are young we think we know it all. Why is that? I believe it’s a lack of maturity and experience. Only as we get older, we realize how little we know and how much more we have to learn.

We must teach our young people to seek the wisdom of God. Imagine what youth can accomplish with the weapon of wisdom against the enemy of the world! Very few young people are wise. I believe that’s for two main reasons: one, because they don’t ask God for wisdom, and second, and most importantly, because wisdom comes with experience and maturity with the things of the Lord. Wisdom is a gift from God, and we must be trustworthy to be able to handle it. Otherwise, we misuse it or waste it.

If you are a young working woman, ask God for wisdom and use it for Him. Remember also, the more gifts you have, the higher the responsibility. Seek to be called young and wise in your life. Enjoy your youth, but know that one day you will give account to God for everything you did in your life. Know also, that when you repent of your sins from your heart, God forgives you and wipes your slate clean.

 

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Dear Friends,

Have you ever wondered what’s next in your life? Do you feel something is missing in your life? Are you curious about your personal mission in life? Are you a leader who has achieved some success in life and now you’re looking for significance? Do you want to know God’s dreams for your life?

The Master’s Program for Women (TMPW) is a three-year spiritual leadership development journey that may help you discover the answers to these life-changing questions and help you find your place in God’s master plan—your Kingdom calling. This Bible based program helps you find your “why” and have better balance, margin, and focus in your life.

It is my honor and privilege to teach TMPW in Minneapolis, MN. I graduated with the first group that I taught in 2016. I am now teaching a second group which will graduate in October of 2019 and I am starting the next class in February 2019. As a graduate of the program myself, I can tell you that it was an amazing experience and journey of discovery. I now know my purpose and my Kingdom calling. The program is three years and we meet quarterly for the sessions and once in between quarters to share about what we’re learning and get to know each other. Each year we focus on the following aspects of our lives:

  • Year 1 Personal Realm: Body (physical), mind (intellectual), soul (relational), and spirit (spiritual)
  • Year 2 Family and Professional Realm: Your family, finances, and career
  • Year 3 Kingdom Realm: Your Kingdom calling and your involvement in church and community

If you’re interested in attending the FREE Audit Session 1, please connect with me by email at marcia@marciamalzahn.com or register by clicking on this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-masters-program-for-women-minneapolis-audit-session-tickets-54858787109. If you would like to learn more about TMPW, you can also visit the website: www.themastersprogramforwomen.org.

I hope you will consider attending the free Audit session on Wed. 2/20/19 from 2 to 5 p.m. CST at Cornerstone Studios 2220 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418 and joining the next group. TMPW may be just what you’ve been waiting for to step into the next chapter in your life!

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