God Rushes In

{Rooted} “Anything” Study – Week 5: God Rushes In, No Turning Back, Spreading Insanity

God Rushes In

God Rushes In

Hello Rooted Ladies!!

Welcome to week 5 where we cover Chapters 11-13. I hope you all have had a great week. I also really hope that everyone is in the flow of reading and digesting this awesome book. I don’t know about you all but I find myself getting stuck in certain areas – areas that God is calling me to examine. I am having to re-read and re-read pages and adjust my prayers. {I’m just saying!} 

This week we finish up part 2, which is all about our conversations with God…

part 2: praying anything

Chapter 11: a thousand problems: God rushes in

This chapter really made me start trying to discern when I hear God speaking to me and when it’s just me talking to myself, or just hearing my doubts and fears. I’m learning more about being still and being silent. How are you hearing God speak to you?

1. How do you personally discern when God is speaking to you?

2. Have you ever willingly walked into the “reckless and unknown (pg 101)” for God? What was the outcome?

3. For me, there are certain areas of my life where surrendering it to God feels really scary. Does surrendering to God feel like bondage or freedom to you? How do you apply the truth of God’s word to the broken places of your life? “How do we actually let God change us?”

4. Share a time when you felt helpless in relation to your children, but as you trusted them to God you saw Him come through in a way that grew their faith and yours (pg 103)?

5. Read Psalm 9:10, Psalm 37:5, Proverbs 3:5.

And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you. Psalm 9:10 (ESV)

Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. Psalm 37:5 (ESV)

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5 (ESV)

  • Believing that God is trustworthy and He knows how life is lived best, in what situation do you need to press through doubt and fear to follow Him?

6. Read Romans 6:6-8.

We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. For one who has died has been set freefrom sin. Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. Romans 6:6-8 (ESV)

  •  How does dying to this life free us?

7. Read Matthew 5:1-11. [The Sermon on the Mount] Which statement made by Jesus is the hardest for you to believe and why?

8. Ok, ok. I really love my lattes. This question really rang true for me. What are you trying to fix in your life with “counseling and a good latte” (pg 104)?

9. Read Eph. 6:10-18. [The Whole Armor of God] Do you live with an ever-present view of the reality of spiritual warfare? According to Scripture, how do we fight the devil each day? What does that practically look like in your life?

10. Read the last paragraph on pg 104 where Allen lists the things she would have to learn to do in order to pursue daily abandon to God. Complete the sentence: “I’d have to learn to_________? Do you come to the same conclusion that daily abandon proves more costly than reckless obedience?

11. Read Hebrews 4:12.

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrew 4:12 (ESV)

Share a time when God brought to life a Scripture that you had read many times before and how you applied it.

Chapter 12: dominoes: no turning back

1. Read verses Matt 12:30, Luke 14:26, Matt 5:10.

Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters. Matthew 12:30 (ESV)

“If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Luke 14:26 (ESV)

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:10 (ESV)

  • What do these verses have to say about obedience?
  • Do you believe that obedience should be easy and convenient?

2. Read 2 Cor 12:9.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Cor 12:9 (ESV)

If God’s power in our lives is made perfect through our weakness then it follows that the tasks He calls us to will be bigger than we can handle on our own. We will have to feel the weight of our own weakness.

  • Share a situation in your life where God may be asking you to feel the weight of your own weakness so that His power can be visible in your life and He can get the glory.

3. Read Luke 1:46-50. [Mary’s Song of Praise: The Magnificat] What do you think enabled Mary to praise God in the midst of her circumstances? Share a time when you were able to praise God in the midst of troubling and life changing circumstances.

4. Do you think that Mary felt the eternal significance of her life? Do you think that God gave her a supernatural understanding of her circumstances and their significance? Use Scripture to support your answer.

5. Read 2 Peter 1:3-4.

Everything that goes into a life of pleasing God has been miraculously given to us by getting to know, personally and intimately, the One who invited us to God. The best invitation we ever received! We were also given absolutely terrific promises to pass on to you—your tickets to participation in the life of God after you turned your back on a world corrupted by lust. 2 Peter 1:3-4 (MSG)

  • God gives us what we need in each circumstance to be able to respond in obedience to Him.
  • Do you feel the eternal significance of your life?
  • What steps do you think God might be calling you to take in order to participate more fully in eternity?

6. Read down the list of character qualities of Mary given on the bottom of pg. 110. Which one do you need God to work on with you the most?

7. Read James 2 :14-17.

What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. James 2:14-17 (ESV)

  • Is there any area of your life where you have been “verbally passionate but highly unresponsive (pg 111)”?

Chapter 13: spreading insanity: lots of yes

1. Who do you think God might be calling you to reach out to or share Christ with in your own backyard (pg 117)?

2. Read Esther 4:14 and Psalm 139: 13-17.

For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this? Esther 4:14 (ESV)

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Psalm 139:13-17 (ESV)

  • In what unique place or situation has God put you in order to give your life away?

3. Read John 14:26, Luke 12:12, Acts 9:31, Romans 5:5.

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. John 14:26 (ESV)

[F]or the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say. Luke 12:12 (ESV)

And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. Romans 5:4 (NIV)

  • Through these verses and others that you can think of list some of the things that the Holy Spirit does. How do we daily access the power of the Holy Spirit in order to live more obedient and impactful lives?

4. How do we wait on God’s Spirit to act? What does that practically look like? Share a time when God called you to wait.

5. Read 2 Tim 1:12.

[W]hich is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to me. 2 Tim 1:12 (ESV)

  • How does living a life of surrender and service to God reveal that you believe He is trustworthy?
  • Does God have all of you?

These chapters are really causing me to push and push, and pray and pray to hear God’s voice and open my heart. How is God moving in your lives and hearts this week? I’d love to hear how the reading process is going for everyone {please, please, please leave comments on the book and your experience}.

Wishing you a God-filled week,

Hope & Karina

Anything

{Rooted} “Anything” Study – Week 4: Crashing Curtains, New Eyes, and a Big God

Anything

Anything

Hello Rooted Ladies!!

It’s time for Week 4. Can you believe we are entering the 4th week and part 2 of “Anything?” Well, we are… and this book just gets better and better.  {And it is still not too late to join – just leave me a note in my comments section!}

This week, I have a guest post by my co-leader, Karina Allen!

part 2: praying anything

The line that stuck out to me the most was on page 78 when Allen said,“I almost got away with a wasted life.” I could just cry. How often do we waste our days with our own desires and wants. Those days turn into weeks, months and even years. And it happens so esaily, often times without us even realizing it.

Chapter 8: crashing curtains: waking up 

1. Can you share a time when God moved your heart in such a way that you could not go back and carry on as normal (pg. 76)?

2. Share a time when you came to the realization that you have loved, admired, and worshipped Jesus without doing what He did? Share?

3. On pages 79 & 80 Allen compares her experience of the Christian life to drinking fruity drinks on a cruise ship while people are dying.

  • Can you relate?
  • What stops you from telling others that “the ship is going down”? What can we do to support and encourage each other to be bold in sharing our faith?

The Anything Prayer can be exciting and yet scary at the same time. But it is so worth it. God shows Himself incredibly faithful. Then, we become increasingly more willing to pray Anything. When we can get to the place where we can count all things as loss is where we fully trust Him with our Anything. This is the place where He wants us so His glory can be fully displayed.  The call of Christ to come and follow Him is one of complete abandonment of the things of this world. When we give Him our everything, He gives us His everything.

Chapter 9: new eyes: real change 

1. Read the quote by Bill Bright on page 85.  Until there is total surrender, there is no vision. 

  • Is there any area of your life where you are seeking guidance from God as one of many options to consider rather than the only option?

2. Read the definition of “surrender” found on the top of page 86.  In what area of your life do you struggle to die to yourself daily?

3. How do we practically wait on God (pg 87)?

4. How do you hear God’s Spirit tell you what to do?  How do you live empowered by the Spirit of God?

Chapter 10: big God: praying anything

Living in the light of eternity is one of the hardest things to do but is the key to living a surrendered life. This hope is supposed to motivate our lives in the way that we think, speak, love, give, serve, and even forgive. Only through drawing near to God in our hearts and spirits can we bring true change from the inside out. Living like this will serve as a tremendous testimony to those around us.

1. Read 2 Chronicles 16:9.

For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. You have done a foolish thing, and from now on you will be at war.” (NIV)

  • How do we practically live “holding every moment on earth in light of the moment when we will meet God face-to-face (pg. 91)”?

2. Read Isaiah 29:13.

The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught. (NIV)

  • How do we as Christians keep from becoming people who “draw near to God with our mouths and not our hearts”?

3. God called Elisabeth Elliot and the wives of the other missionaries to return to the men who had killed their husbands and share Christ’s unconditional love and forgiveness.  Because of this selfless act many people from this tribe were saved.

  • Share a time when God has called you to offer forgiveness and unconditional love to someone who has hurt you.

4. “Anything is not foolish if you believe in heaven.  What else can we do?  If Christ is raised from the dead, we risk it all, losing what we cannot keep to gain what we cannot lose” (pg 96).

  • What do you need to let go of in order truly offer up your life and all that is in it to the Lord?

Wishing you a week full of hearing God’s voice,

Katrina & Hope

{Reflecting on} the Election, Heaven, Grace, Being Brown and More…

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What I’m pondering this week – ->

I thought I’d occasionally post articles or sermons that deserve more than a “tweet” or two. They deserve notice, attention, and reflection. So, here’s what I’m pondering at the moment.

The Election

The Election Thoughts From a Christian Independent by Jen Hatmaker

Heaven

Proof of Heaven: A Doctor’s Experience with the Afterlife by Dr. Eben Alexander

Grace and The Law 

The Lifestyle of the Free (sermon on the Ten Commandments) by Pastors Dave Lomas and Dave Dealy of Reality SF Church

Judgment

When Christians Play God by Pastor Ryan Blackwall at First Baptist Church

Being Brown

One Question I’d Like To Stop Asking by Deidra Riggs

Financial Peace

How Do I Find Financial Peace (sermon) by Pastor Chris Brady at The Journey Church

What are you pondering? {Please share.} What are you lifting up to God?

praying hope, joy, and peace for you and yours,

-Hope

“I Give Myself Away” by William McDowell

After almost three weeks of studying Jennie Allen’s book, Anything: The Prayer That Unlocked My God and My Soul, I am beginning to see how much I truly have not surrendered to God. There are several pieces that I hold back. I think held back mostly out of fear.

The funny thing is that all of us hold onto the reins of our lives – like we are truly in control. Isn’t it just a mirage?

So, admittedly, I’m not fully there yet. I haven’t surrendered everything. I’m working on it. God is showing me, teaching me, and leading me. I do know that I want to give God my life to use me.

This song, “I Give Myself Away,” by William McDowell has moved me for the past week or so. I had to share! I’d love to hear how you all have surrendered {or surrendering}.

And if any women are interested, we started a study of Anything for (in)courage. It is not to late to join. Please leave me a message in the comments section.

Have a blessed week,

Hope

“Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, for in You do I trust; Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, for I lift my soul to You.” Psalm 143:8 (NKJV)

Sea Turtle

{Rooted} “Anything” Study – Week 3: Scrapbooks, Sea Turtles & Abandoning Entitlement, Fear & This Life

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Hello Rooted Ladies,

Can you all believe that we are already entering week 3 of our “Anything” study? {It’s still not too late to join!} I don’t know about you all but Chapters 5-7 have really started dismantling many of the things and views that I hold dear. I’m feeling a little “called out,” shall we say. My old vision board was my version of the scrapbook that Allen mentions in Chapter 6. Can anyone relate?

But I’m jumping ahead….

{Note: This week we cover a lot in three chapters. Please feel free to take these chapters and questions at your own pace.}

Chapter 5: normal drug: abandoning entitlement

This chapter had me pondering new concepts like “sold out” for God. And it made me wonder if I’m really just “sold out” to the world. My ideas of what my life should look like seem to resemble more what the status quo image of success is – – rather than living for God.

1. On page 41, Allen talks about normality. She says “I just don’t want to be normal.

  • How do you think your life so far has measured up to what you thought it would look like?
  • What have you learned about God and yourself through this?
  • Are you living a “normal life” or a “sold out” life?
  • How do we balance living sold out and security?
  • Has real life and responsibilities pressed God out?

2. Read James 1:27.

What God the Father considers to be pure and genuine religion is this: to take care of orphans and widows in their suffering and to keep oneself from being corrupted by the world.

  • What worldly things or ways of thinking do you need to let go of in order to make God your top priority?

3. On page 43, Allen says, “If God did not give us and our kids a safe and comfortable life, was He holding out on us?”

  • What gifts from God have become expectations in your heart?
  • Read Luke 16:13.

“No servant can be the slave of two masters; such a slave will hate one and love the other or will be loyal to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”

4. Read Ephesians 2:10.

“God has made us what we are, and in our union with Christ Jesus he has created us for a life of good deeds, which he has already prepared for us to do.”

  • What do you need to do differently in your life so that it reflects a belief that you are a crucial part of the eternal story God has written? What doubts do you need to press through?

5. Read Matthew 6:19-20.

“Do not store up riches for yourselves here on earth, where moths and rust destroy, and robbers break in and steal. Instead, store up riches for yourselves in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and robbers cannot break in and steal.”

  • How are you investing in the “’other normal’…that is invisible, lasts forever and does not fall down” (pg 46)?

7. Allen writes that God does not compete (pg 47).

  • Is there anything that could be keeping you from hearing God?
  • Read Jeremiah 29:13.

“You will seek me, and you will find me because you will seek me with all your heart.”

8. I don’t know about you all, but I’m having a tough time just giving up “everything” and surrendering.

  • Are you willing to trade a life of entitlement for a life of true surrender?

Spend some time with God today confessing the things you have held as expectations. If you are willing, offer Him your heart in complete surrender knowing that He accepts you fully.

Chapter 6: scrapbooks: abandoning fear

So, this chapter really resonated with me. I’ve had 5-year and 10-year plans… vision boards, which resembled the scrapbook described on pages 51-52. I’ve created all sorts of documents to plan out my life. Yes, I created. I created. Not God created. Not seeking His will. Can anyone relate? In what ways are you “scrapbooking” (pg 51) the life you want so that you can picture it?

1. Read down the list on page 53.

  • Can you share a time when God let you suffer or asked you to sacrifice in a way that messed up your scrapbook?
  • Read Romans 9:21-22.

“Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for dishonorable use? What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction…”

2. For me, this chapter helped surface a lot of things that I am afraid of and have not truly surrendered to God.

  • What are you most afraid of?
  • What may be the very worst thing that God may allow you to suffer?
  • Is there a time when you felt like God was holding out on you (pg 54).

3. On page 55, Allen says, “God allowed Satan to take everything from Job but his life because Job feared God more than anything…he suffered most because he feared most. This is consistent with the life of Paul and most perfectly in the life of Christ.”

  • Read God’s response to Job in Job 38-41.

“[W]hen the dust runs into a mass and #the clods stick fast together? Can you hunt the prey for the lion, or satisfy the appetite of the young lions, when they crouch in their dens or lie in wait in their thicket? Who provides for the raven its prey, when its young ones cry to God for help, and wander about for lack of food?”

  • What was Job’s reply in Job 42:1-6?

Then Job answered the Lord and said: “I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. “Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?” Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know. “Hear, and I will speak; I will question you, and you make it known to me.” I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you; therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes.”

  • Is this your response to God in the midst of suffering?

5. In what ways has your view of the “high calling” of God changed from when you were first saved until now? Have you seen in your own life that it is also a “costly calling” (pg 56)? What are some examples?

6. On page 57, Allen gives the definition of abandon – (1) to leave completely and finally; forsake utterly. (2) to give up the control of. (3) to yield (oneself) without restraint or moderation. (4) to surrender one’s claim to, right to, or interest in. (5) to give up entirely.

  • What are the little go’s that become exposed when you consider letting go of everything? Write them down and pray through them with God.

7. Read 2 Corinthians 4:17.

For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison

Now read 2 Corinthians 11:24-28.

Five times I received at the hands of the Jews the forty lashes less one. Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I was adrift at sea; on frequent journeys, in danger from rivers, danger from robbers, danger from my own people, danger from Gentiles, danger in the city, danger in the wilderness, danger at sea, danger from false brothers; in toil and hardship, through many a sleepless night, in hunger and thirst, often without food, in cold and exposure. And, apart from other things, there is the daily pressure on me of my anxiety for all the churches.

  • How do you think Paul is able to call these things “light affliction”? Give scripture to support your answer.

10. Read Hebrews 12:1-3.

As for us, we have this large crowd of witnesses around us. So then, let us rid ourselves of everything that gets in the way, and of the sin which holds on to us so tightly, and let us run with determination the race that lies before us. Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, on whom our faith depends from beginning to end. He did not give up because of the cross! On the contrary, because of the joy that was waiting for him, he thought nothing of the disgrace of dying on the cross, and he is now seated at the right side of God’s throne. Think of what he went through; how he put up with so much hatred from sinners! So do not let yourselves become discouraged and give up.

  • From the verse’s list, discuss one way scripture encourages us to persevere through trials in your life?

11. One of my favorite lines from this book has been on page 59, where Allen describes the line she won’t forget: “You have to thank God for the seemingly good and the seemingly bad because really, you don’t know the difference.”

  • Do you think this is true? How does this make you feel about your struggles?
  • Share a time when God has been an anchor to you (pg 58).
  • Share a struggle in your life that has “defined the most beautiful things about you” (pg 59).
  • In what ways has this struggle given you more of God?
  • In what ways have you defined God on your own terms (pg 60)?
  • Share a time when you were able to take hold of more of God through a broken dream?

Chapter 7: eighty years: abandoning this life

{and Sea Turtles}

Sea Turtle

Sea Turtle Hatching (click for source)

This chapter really had me thinking about heaven. Is it real? How much do I really believe heaven is real? Are any of you pondering heaven this week?

1. On page 64, Allen quotes Tim Keller. Keller says: if you love anything more than God, even though you believe in God, if there is anything more important to your own identity or significance than God, then it is a false god and it is a power in your life.

  • Is there anything more important to your own identity or significance than God? If so, what?

Jennie gives a great clue to figuring out what those things are on page 64, “You have an extreme reaction when those things are threatened.”

2. Read Eccl 7:2-4.

It is better to go to a home where there is mourning than to one where there is a party, because the living should always remind themselves that death is waiting for us all. Sorrow is better than laughter; it may sadden your face, but it sharpens your understanding. Someone who is always thinking about happiness is a fool. A wise person thinks about death.

  • Does heaven feel far away to you?
  • Is there a time when it came close enough for you to taste it (pg. 65).

3. On page 67-68, Allen gives Tommy Nelson’s speech about the devil.

  • What stands out as the way or ways that the devil is most trying to attack you now?
  • Is there anything that might be numbing you to the pertinent nature of the gospel (pg 68) and if so, what?
  • Are there any places where you are just stuck?

4. I love the story about the sea turtles on page 67. The imagery of the turtles breaking out of the eggs buried in the sand is amazing.

  • How many of us are not even as wise as the sea turtles?
  • Are we following (or listening to) the voice inside of us, leading us to the joy that God had in store for us?

5. Read Luke 14:25-35. Has there been a time when the cost of following Christ became real to you?

6. Read Genesis 12:1-4.

“The LORD said to Abram, “Leave your country, your relatives, and your father’s home, and go to a land that I am going to show you. I will give you many descendants, and they will become a great nation. I will bless you and make your name famous, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, But I will curse those who curse you. And through you I will bless all the nations.” When Abram was seventy-five years old, he started out from Haran, as the LORD had told him to do; and Lot went with him.”

  • Have you considered that God’s call on your life may include a physical move from all that you know and all that is familiar? Share a time when God called you to step out and go.
  • Read Psalm 139:9-10. If I flew away beyond the east or lived in the farthest place in the west, you would be there to lead me, you would be there to help me.

7. Read Genesis 17 & 18. Share a time when God came through for you in a way that seemed impossible by the world’s standards.

8. Read Genesis 22:1-19 & Exodus 20:3, “Worship no god but me.”

  • Is there anything God is asking you to “kill” in your life so that he can have your primary affection?

As we close this chapter, I am left with the following questions. I’d love for your help with them.

Allen writes on page 70-71 about renouncing everything. Luke 14:33: Christ said, “So, therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple.” This literally covers everything.

  • Are we ready to renounce everything?
  • Can we give up our “normal” and completely “sell out” for God?
  • Can we give up our false gods like money, career, houses with picket fences, and the other pretty pictures of our lives (i.e., our scrapbooks)?
  • Are we okay to suffer if (or when) God’s plan for our lives calls for it?
  • Are we ready to really listen to the quiet voices inside of us, like the sea turtles?
  • Are we ready to give God everything?

Bible Verses to Ponder

In closing out this section, read Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:14-16, 2 Timothy 1:7-8, and Isaiah 51:12-13. God loves us so much that He was pleased to send His perfect Son to die for us. He didn’t do it begrudgingly. He does not want us to go around as the passage in Isaiah says, “fearing all day long”. His plan for us does include suffering. He desires for us to run to Him in the midst of it.

Let’s all spend some time in prayer this week. Let’s confess our fears to God. Ask Him for enough faith to walk us through whatever the story of our life may hold. Ask for eyes to see above our short time here and the fears that invade us so that we may press on toward the lives He has for us. Reread Hebrews 12:1-3 and Ephesians 6:10-18.

Wishing you a wonderful week of pondering, questioning, discerning, and moving towards surrendering,

Hope & Karina

God dwell in hearts

Praying That Christ Will Make His Home In Your Hearts

God dwell in hearts

“[A]nd I pray that Christ will make his home in your hearts through faith. I pray that you may have your roots and foundation in love, so that you, together with all God’s people, may have the power to understand how broad and long, how high and deep, is Christ’s love. Yes, may you come to know his love—although it can never be fully known—and so be completely filled with the very nature of God. – Ephesians 3:17-19 (GNT)

And this is my prayer,

-Hope

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True Freedom Is When We Trust In Him

Freedom

Freedom

“When we trust in Him, we’re free to say whatever needs to be said, bold to go wherever we need to go.” Ephesians 3:13 (The Message)

I keep reading bibles verses that apply to my life and to my glorious group that is reading “Anything” by Jennie Allen. {It’s still not too late to join, check out my posts here and here.}

I pray that each of us is hearing God’s voice deep within our hearts and souls as we work on surrendering our lives to Him. For in Him, we have great freedom!

blessings,

Hope

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