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This ties in with the study of Job. Mandy Kelly is one of the writers for Good Morning Girls. This post also has her February Challenge which I have been doing by myself.
It’s called a Scripture Writing Challenge.
I have been using our Weekly Bible Verse From Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl by Lysa Terkeurst for my challenge. That one has engulfed me. I have been digging deep. More on That Study LATER.
Before 2016 even began, I decided I wanted to start offering a Scripture Writing Challenge. I just wanted to encourage women to read and write out one verse a day. My plan was to send deovionals with it – and as those of you who signed up know very well – my email server hasn’t liked that! No fear, I am changing it up a bit in February! Nonetheless, the topic God placed on my heart for this challenge for January was – the Wisdom of God. I coupled this with a memory verse challenge for Kids in the Word – and bam – the Wisdom of God was my focus for January.
Then, Good Morning Girls (where I am on leadership and and also where I get my scripture for my daily devotions) started for the next session. In the book of Job. I saw men who claimed to be the friends of Job, and seemed to claim to know a lot about God- but they spoke foolishly. They didn’t really know God. They knew what they wanted – but not truly all about His character. Again and again, I was reminded of the Wisdom of God.
Fast-forward and that brings about the Fervent book Club. I thought I was just going to be focusing on getting my prayer life on track. Wrong. Prayer goes hand in hand with the Word of God- the place the Wisdom of God is found. We were challenged to dig into the Word and find verses to pray with our prayers. Wisdom again played a part.
(From Sarah, I wasn’t able to buy the book for the Book Club. )
Continued From Mandy
So this month, I have been working on Memorizing Proverbs 2:1-9. It hasn’t been easy – and I don’t have it yet. I issued it as a part of the Writing Challenge. I am not sure if any of you have taken me up on it – but I think I will be working on this passage for some time to come.
From Ifeoma Samuel
I sat in awe as the worship went on. My heart was overjoyed not because I had won the lottery, but because the ministration brought to mind God’s immense grace the previous year.
My thoughts aligned well with the worship and my heart bore witness of the Lord’s Grace that had brought us thus far. There were no words to describe my experience. My lips felt numbed as I bowed my heart in worship.
When there are no words to say, worship the Lord.
I heard it impressed upon my heart:
Worship is the unusual arsenal for War-ship in 2016.
There are strange battles that can only be won in the place of our worship.
Like in the days of Joshua, some huge barriers we experience requires we pick up our harp, dancing shoes, lift our voices, bow our hearts and raise our hands and simply worship.
Great men who had victories understood the power of worship. (Joshua 5:14)
Friday, 22 January 2016
Using Your Worship as Your War-ship
FROM SARAH: I have been doing this in OUR HOME.
MAKING OUR HOME A HAVEN…
Women Living Well
Wisdom is the right use of knowledge.
To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as the knowing fool.
But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.
As we come to chapter 28 in the book of Job, we find Job asking this question twice,
“Where is wisdom found?” (12,20)
Job speaks of how men dig deep into the earth to find treasures of sapphires and gold and iron and copper. Man puts great effort into gaining wealth but few put that sort of effort into finding wisdom. Wisdom is not necessarily found in college lecture halls or in libraries. It takes more than mere natural intelligence or street smarts.
Where is wisdom?
Job says in verses 15-19 of chapter 28, it cannot be purchased with gold or silver, the price is above pearls. It cannot be bought! It cannot be obtained cheaply or easily. If you have found a wise man or woman – you have found one who has put great effort into pursuing wisdom.
Read The Rest of The Post Here:
“For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” (Philippians 1:21 NIV) Happiness comes from service and giving your life away. Until you understand this, you’re not going to be happy for much of your life. Happiness does not come from self-gratification. It comes from self-sacrifice. Paul knew that to be happy, he had to stay focused on his purpose and not his problems. [ 360 more words. ]