(trying to keep up with schedules while nursing a back injury is not my stong suit. Sorry, i need to post once a week for now. If any of you would like to post something from this study, let me know, or leave a comment with a link, or email me and we will work something out so you can do that. Please keep moving with this study…)
Monthly Archives: September 2010
Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World, by Dr. David Jeremiah
Once again Dr. Jeremiah writes eloquently. Easy to read, Easy to understand, and yet meaty enough to keep my attention. He addresses the world we live in, not excluding any of its chaotic state, or the destruction path we are on. Everything is factual as I checked them out myself.
Dr. David Jeremiah shows scripturally how this is prophesied in Revelation, and how we are to cling to the words of Christ for our comfort. Keeping our eyes on our LORD in order to rise up like on wings of eagles. His reminder through out the book of a cursed/broken world is timely. As believers we need to remember that first, and then the blessing we live under.
I loved this book, although the truth that is spelled our here is hard to swallow at times. Jesus did not promise us a life with out trials, or chaos. HE did promise us to never leave us, to guide us, to comfort us, and to give us peace.
This is a must read. Todays world, todays news can not just steal our confidence but will tear us down. Thank you Dr. Jeremiah for the truth you have given to us in this book, no doubt a reminder from God.
(fell behind last week, later today i will post for today, and back on track! noticed i have a few stalking w/o commenting, please comment, your thoughts are safe here, no condemnation)
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.”
Genesis 25:29-34 /Genesis 27:1-10
Jacob was named the “Deceiver”, remember grasping his brothers heel at birth. This family had some issues! Parents you favored one more then the other, a son who would sell his future for a bowl of food, the other who would gladly take it all, and a mother who keep the secret, and send her son away to protect him from the other.
WOW! Still God’s plan. HE knew they would choose these things, and HIS greater glory would still shine through them. I am always amazed when looking at this family line, and the fact that God had every bit of it written down for us to know and see, HIS mercy and grace, His plan that can not be stopped. Faithfulness.
Which of these family members gets your attention? Are you amazed at how God makes a plan that would not look anything like the plan we would make? Thoughts?
Isaac and Rebekah have twins after trying for 20 years! I am amazed with how God has a thing for making babies where the woman is barren. He did it with Sarah, then again with Rebekah, fast forward to the new testament…again with Elizabeth (mother of John the baptist) and then the ultimate conception with Mary a virgin. (just alittle of how my brain ran on.. 😆 )
Esau and Jacob. Two completely different types of men, one a hunter, and one a home body. Interesting in just that. The fact that Jacob was grasping his brothers heel at birth was no mistake in the story. The struggle between them started before birth, and carried on much of their life.
We have parents here favoring one or the other. Please don’t forget that in all their bad choices, God hand picked them to be the family line of HIS son! yep, back to looking at the heart, and knowing the plans HE has.
GOD doesn’t play favorites, no one is more popular or more worthy, more beautiful, or more wealthy, or has a brighter future, none of this matters to HIM, He adores all HIS children, and sees them equally. I love that! Pshhh! the world needs to get behind us!
Ephesians 6:9 MSG Masters, it’s the same with you. No abuse, please, and no threats. You and your servants are both under the same Master in heaven. He makes no distinction between you and them (Ephesians 6:9MSG).
As I read through this study, so many things are stirred, and brought to mind…God’s plan always works, HE selects people who have made bad choices, HE shows how strong HIS hand is to make that plan happen, and the shadow of HIS redemption plan is all over the old testament. Amazing!
Who in this section interested you and why?
(sorry for taking so long for this post, it has been incredibly hot here and i drive a school bus, needless to say, at the end of the day, exhaustion is all i have. catching up..now)