Socorro Gill - Confessions of a Mother's Heart
Motherhood, Education, Faith & Family
Currently, I am hosting Ladies Time-Outs with encouraging messages for moms, and a monthly ladies book study by Sally Clarkson at Ken Caryl Church in the Denver, CO area.
I invite you to visit my blog at https://4gillgirl.wordpress.com/
to see what's on my heart or keep reading below for the latest post.
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. (Proverbs 12:12)
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Happy New Year!
When I last wrote to you, I had accomplished one of my main 2017 goals by starting and then telling you about the new nonprofit organization, TLC Squared.
Now I’m going to try to explain how scared I was of even moving forward with it and how it is surprisingly moving along.
In 2016 I was not very confident in what God was speaking into my heart. I had many doubts.
“Will this work out? Will my husband be on the same page as me and my vision for this ministry? Will there be ANY women interested in coming along side to work towards the common goal that is commanded in Titus 2:5-8? Where is the seed fund for this ministry coming from? How will I ever do this well while raising our three growing girls and educating them from our home base? And, on and on the list continued.
Despite these fears and doubts, I felt supernaturally empowered and confident in my God, who is greater than all these things, to believe He has a plan for TLC Squared and the ministry initiatives already occurring ( Tea ‘n Talk, Ladies Time-Out , Confessions of a Mother’s Heart and the Home Care Kits for women and new babies).
How could I, a mostly unimportant, stay-at-home, postpartum depression recovered, home educating mom ever do this? I might not be very confident in what my place is in this world or of the ever changing political, social, and economic status of this country, but I am most passionately convinced of the one constant in my life; the one true and Living Word of God, Jesus Christ!
There was only one way TLC Squared Ministries could take off and make a difference in the local community and prayerfully, in the world. That was through the power of the living, breathing and active Word of a loving God’s Spirit!
“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.”
Matthew 24:35 KJV
I don’t believe in myself, my abilities, or disabilities to make an eternal difference in people’s lives. I NEED something or someone bigger than me to believe in, in order to accomplish something supernatural. I chose to believe that God is bigger than my fears and doubts! I chose to believe in the unchanging Word that helps keep me focused, especially when I’m feeling weak in flesh and spirit.
As a result of God’s faithfulness and my beliefs, I moved forward with telling others about my vision for TLC Squared, starting with our church family pastor and other leaders in my family’s circle of influence. It was encouraging to receive positive feedback. Because of these meetings last spring, my husband and I took the next step and created business cards, opened the business bank account, have a post office box and all the other trappings of getting this venture going. BUT, I didn’t just rely on other people’s feedback to keep us going; I also relied on specific bible verses. Here are a few:
“Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.”
Colossians 3:2 KJV
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
2 Timothy 3:16-17 KJV
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
Proverbs 1:7 KJV
At TLC Squared our goal is fulfill the Titus 2:5-8 command and to share the Love of Christ in order to ”Re-create Homes One Family at a Time via Teaching, Loving and Connecting” people.
So what is next for TLC Squared? Only God knows, but for now I can say that I’m looking forward to continuing to lead monthly Ladies Time-Out’s; presenting Tea ‘n Talks at Natural Grocers, Senior Centers and mom’s groups; handing out Home Care Kits this spring; and hosting Confessions of a Mother’s Heart Ministry events as part of my personal ministry, www.Socorrogill.com in Denver, CO beginning this fall.
If this is something you would like to get involved with, please let me know. I’m building a team of women who have a heart for helping families grow strong in Christ by fulfilling the Titus 2:5-8 command. I would love to hear how you can come along side this new ministry to families. Go to www.TLCsquared.org and contact me to set up a time to talk!
Would you consider giving a one-time financial gift to the seed fund? Go to https://www.aplos.com/aws/give/acn/tlc-squared to donate!
Next month I plan on giving you more details on the growth and happenings of this ministry and sharing some insights for living as a woman of God in 2018.
What did you do last year to make a difference in your family, friendships or community that you are continuing to build upon in 2018?
Being mindful of God’s truth’s,
If thou seekest her (wisdom) as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;
Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God.
For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding
(Proverbs 2: 4-6 KJV)
The challenging question that pushed me to take the leap and not be afraid of starting this site occurred at the 2015 Sally Clarkson conference, "Own Your Life". Chrystal Hurst, a guest speaker at the annual January conference asked the question,
"What would you do if you were not afraid?.
For the last 10 Years I had put the "Living The Life Ministries" on the back burner of my heart because I had been afraid of what my family would think or what failure it might be, instead of fearing God and following His leading in my life.
While two of my kids were very young He gave me the inspiration and resources to create a website and mail out a newsletter to my brothers and sisters that shared the Gospel of Christ and Salvation, both in English and Spanish!
Very recently, God clearly moved in my family again, spiritually and physically, across the country to the East Coast and I was and am still so excited, about what He did and is continuing to do!
There were many unknowns! As a result I was scared, but God was my strength. He shined through all of my and my family's adventures in New Jersey, while working, living and home schooling. We are back on Colorado now and are grateful to be home!
God knew what was ahead and He was already there working in the lives of many of the people we met.
My family and I have chosen to continue trusting God because He will never leave us or forsake us!
"Trust in the Lord will all your heart and not lean on my own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and he will direct your paths." (Proverbs 3:5-6).
I am following, by faith, believing that there are women everywhere that also want to live the life that God is calling them to by following what His Word teaches, through daily, hourly obedience and complete surrender of their fleshly desires.
As the Lord leads me I am meeting with moms in Colorado individually and in group settings to teach His Word, encourage them through my personal testimony and lift them up in prayer by the power of the Holy Spirit.
I pray you find this site encouraging and insightful!