This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below:
Hello ladies! Just want to encourage you to fight the faith fight! God has been doing some mighty things in your walk and it makes me want to bust. I was praying for each and every one of you this morning in my car driving to work and I was so encouraged and energized by your victories and your struggles. Just shows how faithful God is. Keep going!
I haven’t finished my day 1 homework yet for this week, because in between Beth asked me to pause and enter into distinctly directed prayer to ask God to cause His Holy Spirit to remind me of Jesus’ works throughout my life. I just finished praying and I wanted to share with you that I had such an intimate, God-revering, sweet, and intentional time of praying. I literally went through my entire life and saw how He had saved me when I didn’t think that I needed to be saved, guided me in my early days of seeking Him and in all the trials that I have faced up till now, disciplined me with His rod during my darkest of times because His love was so deep for me that He could not bare to watch me sin like that any longer, taught me His truths and reminded me of His promises when I began to doubt His love for me and suffer the consequences of my sin with an overwhelming amount of guilt, extended His forgiveness and grace toward me even though I was so undeserving, strengthened me in times when I felt that my legs could not bare to stand (just as Aaron and Hur held up Moses’ arms during the battle of the Amalekites when his hands grew weary), encouraged me and lifted up my spirits when I could have been left to despair forever, and O how He continues to expel His lifesaving truths onto me today! I tell you sisters, as I draw closer to God today, I believe He is drawing closer to me also (James 4:8). Oh how this is already a GodStop for me today. The LORD is good and faithful and He is our Immanuel!
Thru the study I’m learning about judgment vs discipline. God’s judgment is no longer on us, but on Christ. He remembers our guilt and sin no more. Therefore there is no longer any place for condemnation or guilt or despair. NONE. It’s not about me and what I can never do, but having faith which is my unmerited righteousness. The pennies are dropping.
But His DISCIPLINE to those He loves remains – to instruct and correct to fulfillHis promise to sanctify and redeem my sorry butt. He also gives me everything I need to remember His word and EVEN the power to obey Him. That’s straight from the bible.
Because of God and what He has promised, no wonder we are called “more than conquerors.” Amazing grace!!