Thursday, July 3, 2014

Names of God



I recently started working through the devotional bible study , Lord I Want to Know You with my friends Rachel and Nicole. They announced the study at a good time because I had been really struggling having consistent and quality quiet time, and I was also desperate to know and trust God more.

This season of our life is filled with a lot of unknowns and if you know me you know I operate best when my future is crystal clear to me. The fault in my logic, in my need for a tightly controlled plan is I really never am in control, even when I feel like I am. I struggle the most when I try and yank the reins from Gods hands and try and do it all myself without consulting or relying on God.

Thats why this study already in three days has been so wonderful for me. Yesterday the chapter was on the promises of God and taking heart knowing He's never left us alone and He promises to help us in times of need. As a Christian, in my head, I know these things. But it takes slowing down, reading God's word and reflecting on it over and over again to really let those truths change me.

I went for a run last night after work and somewhere along the way I realized that God has never made a promise He didn't keep. We can rest in those promises, friends. If you're interested in joining the study, you can order your book and catch up today. There are no strict guidelines, we just are reading each day and then blogging our thoughts and reflections at the end of each week. The first few days readings are relatively short, so you could catch up quickly!


5 comments:

  1. So, so glad to read what the Lord is already speaking to your heart through this. I think it is encouragement enough to know that He loves us and He WANTS us to grow. I absolutely struggle with the same things. It’s hard when we don’t know exactly what’s next. I pray that as we go through this study our faith will grow deeper and our trust in Him grows! SO thankful you are apart of this!

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  2. It's so great to see the Lord working in you. I think it's a struggle for all of us to rely on God completely.

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  3. I wish I was more like you with your Bible study. You are so wise and faithful. I admire that about you.

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  4. Isn't that SO true? I think we are all that way regarding plans...it would all be so much easier if we knew what was going to happen next. But I feel like that's the beauty of the Lord's plan though--He doesn't allow us to see the whole picture, not to hurt us, but to make us depend on Him more.

    The Lord is so faithful, sister. I know we both know that, but cling to that when you aren't sure where to turn next. I need to remind myself of the same thing. He will always provide! Love you dearly!

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  5. you are amazing in your bible study. I have been struggling so much with it. We have been struggling with finding a church family and some christian couples are age. I will have to check out this book.

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