Tuesday, October 25, 2011

TRUST...whew, this is TOUGH

Not even sure what I want to say, I may just ramble but I have to post something. If not for anyone except me. So that I won't forget what God has shown me tonight. Finishing up Week 3 of One in A Million by Priscilla Shirer.
If you haven't done this study, you need to and please do it with someone that will keep you accountable. I have wanted to quit no less than 25 times. But, I know that I can't. I won't. But I want too. I know that this study is "for such a time as this" in my life. I thank God for placing it on Deidre's heart for our Fall Study. I also, have secretly decided numerous times that I should just end this friendship. Do you have that friend that just keeps you accountable no matter what? Sometimes, I (the flesh me) doesn't care to hear it. Even though its TRUTH.
Anyway, speaking of truth an exercise on Day 4, I just have to put it on here in case I lose my note card. 
Phil 4: 4, 6 &  8.
whatever is true.....
I am ~
unworthy ~ He is my REDEEMER, fear not for I have redeemed thee Isaiah 43:1
useless ~ I am a mother, wife, daughter, friend....He will never leave me
confused ~ "let me never be put to confusion" Psalm 71:1
defeated ~ God is my refuge & strength Psalm 46:1
depressed ~ the rivers shall not overflow me! Isaiah 43:2
discouraged~ He has a plan... Jeremiah 29:13

Now when I am feeling one of these on this list ... I need to fight it with TRUTH from God's word!!

(taken from One In A Million)
HE IS GOD and I am NOT! Another truth... yes I know I am not God....but I can allow satan to tempt me with being a "little god". I need to learn to trust that God works on my behalf regardless of what I am facing. No matter what I should HONOR HIM.  I know that I will face trials in my life and I don't have to allow them to derail my relationship with HIM. He will make a way for me to experience HIS greatness.
Trusting God to work in my life in His ways not mine is what I am praying. His ways are HIGHER and He has so much more for me if I will TRUST HIM with all of me....not just the parts I don't think I can handle.

I need to do this
and stop struggling with many things that are keeping me from living the abundant life God has for me!

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10

Lord this is what I desire..... Please do it or something better!!!

Praying & expecting!

Piper :)


Deidre said...

Well, good heavens, your post made me laugh. Let me just say that if you try to end this friendship, I would hunt you down. The way you got all up in my business in the chiropractor's office would pail in comparison.

Also, you never called me to answer the questions about you. Scared???

I love all you posted about the study. God ordained for sure. He amazes me with His timing. It's been amazing to watch.

Love you!

Anonymous said...

I loved your post. What an encouragement. Letting go and let God. Sometimes easier said than done. Keep on blogging. Thanks for sharing your heart.