Our small group is studying on how we can take God at His Word. Amazing as we share our stories from the view of Believing, Feeling and Doing. I have to admit, cannot believe that Job lived his life and did not blame God like this quote from one of Israel’s earlier kings.
While he was still speaking with them, the king[d] came down to him and said, “This trouble is from the Lord! Why should I hope in the Lord any longer?” – 2 Kings 6:33 NRSV
I love my small group as they are a living testimony to me of how I should live out my walk with God – they make the Word of God come alive to me because they have lived it.
I hope to come to you soon, but I am writing these instructions to you so that, if I am delayed, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and bulwark of the truth. – 1 Timothy 3: 14-15 NRSV
God is doing something in my life. He is calling me to have a stronger trust relationship with my wife, He has called me to repent as to the intensity of my love for Him – love God with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength, and He has asked me to allow Him to be part of my work. He wants to give me discernment and words of wisdom and understanding as I interact with broken people.
In the third year of King Cyrus of Persia a word was revealed to Daniel, who was named Belteshazzar. The word was true, and it concerned a great conflict. He understood the word, having received understanding in the vision. – Daniel 10:1 NRSV
The basis of our scripture in my small group study is Psalm 119. There are 51 descriptive words used by David to describe his feelings for God. This verse below fascinated me above the others – praising God when I learn how He wants me to live. Summarizes the verses I mentioned today.
I will praise you with an upright heart,
when I learn your righteous ordinances. – Psalm 119:7 NRSV
Lord, there is nothing that makes me feel more alive than having You involved in my life and calling me deeper and deeper into a relationship with You. You are amazing – when I think I have my life all together You gentle show me how I am leading as opposed to being led. You are so gracious and kind as You lovingly show me the errors of my way. I love You so much – thank You!