Good morning friends,
This morning I am in awe of God’s faithfulness to me once again! As I was having my alone time with God, it seemed like He was just opening His floodgates for me and showing me so many promises and so much that I need to change to be closer to Him. I am so thankful that He keeps showing me these areas and keeps trimming away at self, and making me to be more like Jesus. O how He loves me!
As you probably already know from my recent posts, I am doing the Online Bible Study with Proverbs 31 Ministries right now and we are going through Lysa Terkeurst’s book What Happens When Women Say Yes to God: Experiencing Life in Extraordinary Ways. And to say I have been challenged is an understatement! If you are looking for a new devotional I would highly recommend this book! Just click on the above link and order your copy today.
So on to the bible study challenge for today;
We are in chapter 6 and the title of the Chapter:
‘If it Were Easy, It Wouldn’t Be Worth Doing’
Radical obedience is born out of delight, not duty.
It seems that when the going gets rough its so easy for me to say, thats all I can give right now, God. I can’t handle more and then I just start holding back. However, today I am instead choosing to say, Yes God, I am willing to go through this trial, knowing that you are Ultimately working it out to glorify you and essentially for my good!
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Romans 8:28
I also did a study on the 3 P’s, and wow what a challenge!
noun: the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists verb: have as ones intentions or objective
noun: a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view synonmyns to this word are: outlook, viewpoint, attitude, point of view, approach, way of looking
noun: firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition
Where is my Purpose?
Today I choose to make it my purpose to listen to God and say Yes, even when it seems impossible. Even if it hurts, because I KNOW God is ultimately working it for my good. Romans 8:28
How is my Perspective?
I change my perspective from ‘I can’t’, to “I WILL”. You will give me the strength I need.
How can I refocus to be more Persistent?
Though none go with me, still I will follow. Even if it gets hard and at times seems impossible, “I WILL” keep on saying #yestoGod and keep serving Him. He is the only one worth pursuing. I will not let naysayers or ‘fear of people’ stop me from following with my whole heart!
That’s my decision. Who’s with me?
I’d love to hear from you in the comments below, how you are changing your purpose, perspective and being persistent?!
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