And filled with adventure.
It is a wild and exciting life to be a.....Believer in the Lord Jesus.
It is especially exciting this week. :)
God, being the King of all Kings and Lord of all Lords (Rev 19:16), is more than capable of keeping my life in His control.
I am HIS. I am his child (Gal 3:26). In my heart I may plan out my life, but the Lord establishes my steps. (Prov 16:9) So He is in control of where I go and what I do.
In fact, He literally directs my steps. (Prov 20:24) And He directs YOURS.
This week as I presented myself to God as one of his workers who correctly handles the Word of Truth, (2 Tim 2:15) good news followed.
Every day I flee from the girl I once was. I pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, and call on the Lord out of a pure heart. (2 Tim 2:22)
And then I stand back. What the Lord does next never ceases to amaze me!
This week alone, the Lord has opened up an opportunity for me and the His Proposal team to speak side by side, shoulder to shoulder with Kay Arthur (Eeek!) speaker and author at the His Proposal conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee the weekend of September 13-15.
You may be one of the 75 million households that her television show reaches. She is a very well known speaker and author. We have some of her books in our home. And I will be speaking side by side with her? It's surreal. Her show is in 30 countries. Did I mention the words 'Oh my goodness' yet? What an honor. The team and I want you to come for the weekend to soak up all the goodness available.
I've got news for YOU. I speak from my own personal experience.
The Lord deals in the supernatural and we as believers get to tap into that if we allow the power of the Holy Spirit to work in our lives.
'But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.' Philippians 3:13-14
Here's the deal.
God does NOT show favoritism. His word says it. Romans 2:11
So needless to say, but I am saying it, I am no different than anyone else. I am being obedient to him. And the ride is SO EXCITING.
He wants to bless you, and the things that you are investing in.
So, all glory to God, the Monday night conference call biblestudy Good Soil Girls continues to have God's hand of blessing resting squarely on it. He continues to draw girls and women from all over the world (literally) to himself to hear the WORD. We are always happy for more girls to join. If you are interested in connecting with girls to study the Word verse-by-verse, line-by-line, join Good Soil Girls on Facebook. OR go to www.goodsoilgirls.wordpress.com for a list of all the recordings.
This week, I received a message from a Good Soil Girl. God is at work!
Jennie, I wanted to thank you for sharing your heart and your love for Jesus. I have been so blessed by this study, I have been praying so long for God to bring women into my life who just love The Lord and can be encourages and mentors and I feel like he has done this.
I just can't tell you how God has laid it on my heart that he desires for my ministry to be to women and young ladies. That started several years ago and so I feel privileged to get to listen and learn from you ladies.
The last few weeks have been some of my hardest ever, we are walking through my oldest daughters pain and the beginning of God's healing her from sexual abuse. I have raised my fist to heaven and said "Why my baby!!!!" And tried to answer her when she looks at me with tears after I said "God loves you so much you are His princess". And she cries, "Then why did He let this happen to me?" I share this with you because yesterday I felt like I reached my breaking point, but every time in my life I have felt that He sends an encourager to lift me back up and remind me that I can. He used you this week, I am a homeschooling mom also who feels defeated but you reminded me that He will enable me to accomplish the task laid before me. Thank you, I pray that God will allow me to minister and encourage the women he brings into my life the way you have encouraged me. I am praying for you ladies.
26 He replied, 'It is not right to take the children's bread and toss
So lets look at a few things. Number one, Jesus from the beginning, knew that He was gonna heal her daughter.
Take a look at this. He doesn't even answer her. At all. She's listening for anything. 'Hmm hmm hmm hmm' Nope. NO response. Pin drop. Clearly she noticed only silence from Jesus, and yet, she persisted. And then she got on the disciples nerves. Which is kind of funny. They were so bothered by her, they said, "Lord why don't you just take care of her. She is a menace."
A woman of great faith doesn't just sit quietly. She CRIES OUT TO GOD! This woman cried out so long that the disciples wanted to shush her up. It's like the crying baby at the movie. Everyone thinks, 'Come-on. I paid 15 bucks for a ticket, someone better take that baby outta here.' So whoop it up to God. If you get shushed by someone for crying out to God, GOOD! She did too.
A woman of GREAT FAITH bows before the Lord as she cries out to Him. The word in the greek is proskyneyo. From which we get the word PROSTRATE. Which means WORSHIP. Holla!
-be in love with
-pay attention to
God ONLY. God alone.
WORSHIP him while you cry out! Worship while PROSTRATE.