(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…)
Category Archives: hope
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.
Romans 15:4 “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.” why do we read scripture? to learn, to know more about HIM, and so that we will have the hope that HE wants us to have. Honestly, there is no place like HOPE.
(Who does not want hope? raise your hand..and I hope you will be okay with me thinking you are my Special person in this study! 😆 )
“God doesn‟t look at outward appearance, God looks at the heart. He looks beyond what man looks at (1 Samuel 16:7).” I had to stop here..and breathe..God Looks At The Heart! Yours, mine, and Abraham’s heart…
Abram (later to be renamed Abraham), 75 years old, and his life was just to begin…
The LORD had said to Abram, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household
and go to the land I will show you. “I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I
will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and
whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth
will be blessed through you.” So Abram left, as the LORD had told him; and Lot went with him.
Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Haran. He took his wife Sarai, his
nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired in
Haran, and they set out for the land of Canaan, and they arrived there.
God picked Abram to father HIS country, HIS people, and made him promises that were incredible. Abram’s faith in God was huge. He believed that GOD could do what HE said.
There are times I struggle with this, I know God can do anything, but taking a step in faith can be terrifying.
What are your thoughts on Abram? Can you imagine hearing God speak, and picking up your family and just going, without knowing where you are going? Don’t we usually want our ducks all in a row? thoughts?
The word GRACE used to totally baffle my mind. Not many people can even define the word, much less apply it to daily living. When I was a child my Sunday School teacher defined Grace as an acronym
Altho I could understand that Jesus died for me, the whole riches, and expense escaped me.
Grace is so much more, and once we accept the fact that it is a gift that we will never be able to pay for, or feel worthy of…IT’S AMAZING! Abundant is the word! As believers we are swimming in it! GOD said.. “My Grace is sufficient for you” . WOW, sufficient…its enough, you are not left wanting or needing..its enough! Nothing is too hard for HIM, nothing is too costly, nothing is too good for you as HIS child. HE does reserve the right to decide what is good for you. 🙂
The Blood of Jesus is enough to cover yours and my sins. No limit to the power of it, and its given to us FREE…
What are your thoughts on Grace?
Just came from my friend Gracie’s blog, and she inspired this in me. (click the link and see if that post doesn’t move your heart..thats God calling..definintely)
So often we forget what God means when HE tells us to love. So often we pick and choose what that love should look like in us. While reading her blog I thought of a song that said “Jesus said to love like him, then HE died for me…can i be like my Jesus” (from My Jesus, by Todd Agnew)
While pondering on this…it all comes down to know HIM, loving HIM, and understanding that there is nothing we can do to earn HIS love, and if we got what we are entitled…to put it bluntly..we would get Hell an eternal seperation from our Holy God.
My love for HIM is rekindled pondering on who HE is. HE doesn’t need us or anything we can do, HE wants us…the ONLY unchanging ONE
The Only unchanging One, by Todd Agnew
Trying to memorize this chapter. So much in this that applies one day or another. Another part of my Journey -to knowing HIM more…
PSALM 27 (NLT)
A psalm of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation– so why should I be afraid? The LORD protects me from danger– so why should I tremble?
When evil people come to destroy me, when my enemies and foes attack me, they will stumble and fall.
Though a mighty army surrounds me, my heart will know no fear. Even if they attack me, I remain confident.
The one thing I ask of the LORD– the thing I seek most– is to live in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, delighting in the LORD’s perfections and meditating in his Temple.
For he will conceal me there when troubles come; he will hide me in his sanctuary. He will place me out of reach on a high rock.
Then I will hold my head high, above my enemies who surround me. At his Tabernacle I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy, singing and praising the LORD with music.
Listen to my pleading, O LORD. Be merciful and answer me!
My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “LORD, I am coming.”
Do not hide yourself from me. Do not reject your servant in anger. You have always been my helper. Don’t leave me now; don’t abandon me, O God of my salvation!
Even if my father and mother abandon me, the LORD will hold me close.
Teach me how to live, O LORD. Lead me along the path of honesty, for my enemies are waiting for me to fall.
Do not let me fall into their hands. For they accuse me of things I’ve never done and breathe out violence against me.
Yet I am confident that I will see the LORD’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living.
Wait patiently for the LORD. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the LORD.