You know I love You. I want to trust You. Depend on You. Honor You. I’m struggling though. You see, I’ve been living with fear and doubt a long time. I’m reading Your Word…admittedly not every day, but a lot of days. I’m praying. God I’ve asked you for more confidence, more faith, for help….but I don’t feel it. I want to live a full life, like so many others I see in this Online Bible Study. Why do others seem to get it and I don’t? I’m scared now that this study is coming to an end. I still have problems! What if my heart is still troubled, then what? Father, please give me what you’ve given to so many others. I want faith. I want peace. I want confidence. I want security. I want joy. I’m just saying….You know my thoughts anyway, so I’m being completely honest. I love You Lord. Waiting and waiting on an answer from You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen
Is there a sister out there who can relate to this prayer? Come on, fess up, don’t be shy….
I hope today’s message will enlighten you. Do you realize, that if you have invited Jesus to live in you and be your Savior, that every single thing asked for in the prayer above has already been given to you? It’s been wrapped up with a nice bow called the cross. It’s yours for the taking. God gave it to you. So maybe the question isn’t, “God, when are You going to give me these things?” but maybe it’s God’s turn to ask you, “My child, when are you going to receive and take these things that I’ve already given to you? When are you going to open up the package of faith, peace, confidence, security, joy, etc and actually claim and use them in your life? I’ve done My part. I provided you with an Answer…My Son, Jesus. Now it’s your turn to accept, believe, and receive, and live fully.”
Ladies, I don’t typically assign a video/audio message, but I thought this one was so spot on for where we are in our study, especially as we are nearing the end. So, grab a cup of coffee, tea, or whatever soothes you (coke zero for me…just saying!), sit back~with a pen and paper…you will want to take notes, and soak in these Truths from my pastor, Steven Furtick from Elevation Church. It will only take 47 minutes and 15 seconds of your time and it’s well worth it! The message is titled, What Are You Waiting For? (Get your own goat) and you can watch it online by clicking the title in this sentence. Or if you’d rather listen via iTunes, you can find the podcast here. Currently it’s the number one selection, titled What Are You Waiting For? (And just FYI, the guy, Buck, who Pastor Furtick brings on stage at the end, that would be one of my boot camp trainers~he just kicked my booty this morning so don’t feel too sorry for him! LOL!)
Sweet friends, I don’t want to see this study end with you still paralyzed with fear or in a pit of despair. That’s not the way God wants it. What you want has probably already been given to you (not always, but often). It’s time to take action and access what He’s given you. Start by listening to this message.
I believe in Truths behind this message so much, I’m going to host another give-away.
In the comment section, give me 3 main points from Pastor Furtick’s message and you will be entered to win one of 3 copies of Pastor Furtick’s book Sun Stand Still: What Happens When You Dare To Ask God For The Impossible. ***Note, these books are the Advanced Reading Copies that were given to me before the book was actually released. They are technically uncorrected proofs of the book. With that said, I also own the real book, and the contents are the same. Winners will be announced on Saturday, so you have plenty of time to listen to the message.
I love you Online Bible Study Friends!!!! And I’m praying for you as we near the end of this study and prepare for the next. We got this because God has got us! Untroubled Hearts Unite Under God!
****Sign ups have begun for our next study, I Used To Be So Organized by Glynnis Whitwer. Sign up in the right column of my blog and order your book today so you will be ready to begin May 27th! You can read about it here. More info coming soon.