If you haven't joined this study yet, please buy the book, "What Happens When Women Walk in Faith" by Lysa TerKeurst and join us. Catching up won't be a problem as I feel Lysa writes with the busy woman in mind. Easy reading chapters and a few Bible study questions at the end of each chapter will leave you feeling longing for a faith-filled life.
Last week I took a poll about this study asking if you'd like to do 2 chapters a week since there are 20 chapters in the book or just stay at one a week. (The results are still posted in the upper right corner.) Thanks for your votes. Starting next week, Tuesday the 22nd we will be discussing chapters two chapters each week. I pray this doesn't burden the ladies who voted to stay the same. So beginning next Tuesday, July 22nd we will be discussing chapters 4 and 5. Okay...let's begin today's study.
CHAPTER 3: God has a plan.
Remember anything in blue is a quote from the book.
This book is getting tougher to put down and we're only on the first part of it! I had to run some errands with the older kids last Friday and as I waited in the car I was reading this chapter. Yesterday at the pool I was reading this book as I got a tan. It is just one of those books that is too good to let dust collect on it. It's a book that is not only drawing me closer to God, but I'm learning what He requires from one to walk in faith. I want to be like Abraham and just go!!
God brings me to a stronger faith than I had before. That's God's plan, you know. His ultimate goal is to grow us to be more and more like His Son, who had incredible faith.
I loved this so much. Abraham~father of faith. Noah~2 by 2 the animals filled his boat of faith. I've always thought of these guys as the faithful ones, but strangely, I've never thought of Jesus as having incredible faith until now, and yet He did. One thing that struck me this Sunday that our pastor said was, "The more I try to be like Jesus the more I realize I'm nothing like Him." Jesus went when He was told to "go". To earth, to gather His disciples, to the cross. His father told Him to go and without any hesitation in His bones, He went. Left.
I want that kind of faith. I want the heart of obedience that pounds within the chest of my Savior.
God doesn't seem to want to do things my way, or in a time frame that I would choose. So to leave some things behind, we need to learn that God has a plan and to trust His plan.