"Is God Calling you to a deeper level of commitment?"
Being asked that question....my answer is most definitely a Yes! Doing this study has really been stretching me. Stretching my thoughts and stretching my heart. Lately, I have been sensing God calling me to a deeper relationship with Him, which is one of the main reasons this study really grabbed my attention. I am so glad that I was obedient to the Lord's nudging.
Here I am saying #YestoGod and am so ready to be #Amazed!
In Chapter 4, "You Never Know How God Will Use You Until You Let Him", I found quite a few wonderful nuggets that really began to stretch me. Following God and saying Yes to Him isn't all "happy happy" moments. It is filled with those refining and stretching moments too! Those moments when I am standing on the edge of going forward in my walk or taking a step back, depending on my answer to Him. Saying Yes isn't always easy nor always comfortable. It can be so easy just to stay right where I am.......but that isn't what I really want. I have a desire to be used by Godbut feel that in the place I am at in my life, it just can't happen without making a move. One of the many things that really hit me was where Lysa said "But Job had settled in his heart to trust God". I need to settle in my heart to trust God in all areas of my life. I am where I am for a reason. I need to trust that God has a plan for me. It may be that God wants to reach someone or it may be to reach me. I don't know but either way I need to settle in my heart...TRUST GOD! (It can be hard at times not knowing the plans He has or understanding everything.)
Another quote that I truly need to have pasted everywhere is "He must be Lord of all if He is our Lord at all." Again, this means He must be Lord of all areas of my life. Is it just me or am I sensing a trend? I am seeing where my deepest struggle lies. #Amazed out how typing/saying things aloud sure reveals the heart! God is so good! "It's Jesus. He is our source. He should be the only object of our pursuit." (I want to personalize this quote: "It's Jesus. He is MY source. He should be the only object of MY pursuit.")
"Job had known of God, but only through his trials and his obedience did he experience God personally."
In trials, in struggles, in doubt, in not seeing the entire plan that God has for me, in all of that, I need to settle it in my heart of hearts, in the deepest darkest part of my heart that I will trust God. Trust Him in all areas and be obedient. It is then that I will experience God personally. I will be #Amazed by God!
"After all, dear friend, you never know how God will use you until you let Him."
Oh how blessed I am being by this study! I know you all are too!
In God I trust!