Trust

I have been reading Joyce Meyer’s “UnShakeable Trust”. It is so enlightening and on point. I wanted to share a few nuggets that I received from this book that God has opened my eyes to.

  1. Noah Webster said that trust is a resting of the mind. Apostle Paul confirmed it when he said that those who believe (trust) in God will enter into his rest (Hebrews 4:3)
  2. God offers us Peace of mind when we place our trust in Him.
  3. As we learn to want what God wants for us even more than we want for ourselves, we can have peace of mind in every situation.
  4. Our peace of mind rests on whether or not we are willing to trust that God’s will is better than ours even if we don’t understand it.
  5. So I decided to trust with my eyes wide open, and that means I don’t expect anyone (expect God) to never disappoint me.
  6. My own expectations are the source of my disappointment, not God, because scripture teaches that if we put our trust in him, He never disappoints us (Romans 5:5)
  7. I plan for unplanned things and that allows me to keep my peace. Always remember that it is wise to plan on some unplanned things.
  8. God is willing to meet you where you are and help you get to where you need to be.
  9. No one is stuck forever in their past unless they choose to be.
  10. If you hear yourself saying ‘I can’t go on like this much longer,’ it probably means that you are trying to do more than what you are created for.
  11. God leads those who truly wants His guidance.
  12. God is nothing more than a spiritual idea unless we trust Him enough to do what He asks us to do, and perhaps to do nothing if that is what He requires.
  13. Love is not a feeling we have but a choice we make about how we will treat people.
  14. One of the wisest things we can do is know our weaknesses and lean on God to grant us the strength not to give in to it.
  15. Peace  is never found in relying on your own understanding.
  16. God sometimes waits to answer because we are asking the wrong question.
  17. Jesus never asks us to go where He has not been. It comforts me to know that He has always gone before me and prepared the way that I might walk in.
  18. If we care too much about what people think of us, we will never fully follow Christ.
  19. Once I learned to value people where they are instead of where I want them to be, much of my suffering and misery ceased.

Prayer Life

I am sitting wondering what to post. All I can think of is to talk about the goodness of God and how prayer has changed my life. As a Christian, prayer is a powerful weapon. Whenever and wherever we can, we should pray. I have learned to not just pray in times of trouble, but to pray as often as I can. By praying daily, I am able to combat a lot of things in my life that could happen, but didn’t because of prayer. God protects us from things we don’t even see and probably will not ever know about. As a parent, I am teaching my child to do the same.

Prayer is my time to connect with God and just soak in his word. It’s a time to listen for his voice and allow him to guide my steps daily. Luke 22:42, teaches us “Not my Will but thy Will be done.” When I say those words on a daily basis, I am allowing God to take over my life. I believe he has and always will. His ways are always better than ours.

I have seen Prayer work in my life for my family, health, and finances. No matter the circumstance, God has always come through for me. I know in my heart he always will. I encourage you today to have a Prayer Life and hold steadfast to his promises.

Teaching

Today I was privileged enough to be able to teach a Bible Study. This was not my first time, but my first with people I don’t know very well. I have taught before family and friends. It was quite an experience to teach in front of people you do know as much.  I had an enlightening encounter. I was very nervous of course, but as Joyce Meyer would say, ‘Do it Afraid’ and I did. I prayed the previous day that God would allow me to get out everything that needs to be said. I feel like I did just that. I had a few more things I wanted to mention, but because of nerves, I stopped. I felt as if God had allowed me to get out what was necessary. My small group were very supportive and enjoyed my teaching. I feel so blessed and so happy to have been able to touch someone with the word of God. I had not had that feeling before, but God has blessed us with so much, we should share and give people hope. If he can do it for us, he can do it for them as well. I now look forward to teaching, which I will be doing in my own home with my husband starting next month. I pray that we touch everyone that comes through our door and God blesses them in abundance.