Bible Study 6/01/2020
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
The Holy Spirit is the anchor for my soul It is His purpose, not our purpose, that He will complete through our weakness, in any season, as long as we guard our pride. He is the one who defines me.
Acts 17:28a for in Him we live and move and have our being…for we are also His offspring
As time goes on we change by the renewing of our mind, not by viewing how the world affect us but by how we relate to the kingdom. We move because He is our motivation.
Deuteronomy 29:29 The secret things belong to the Lord our God. but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law
God takes us where we are and makes us stronger, more mature.
Those things that are revealed are for us and our children. We need to discern and memorize the word of God. No matter the darkness of night, there is the brightness of His light. Our faith and understanding of the ways and works of God are being enlarged. Take those situations help us to reexamine our lives. Is it to learn of His favor, expand our understanding or is it trying to tear me down. What you don’t understand, lay at the feet of Jesus. These lessons are not caused by God, but are used by God.
Esther 4:14 For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?
Just because we are a Christian, it doesn’t remove us from consequences in the world. No matter what we see happening, it wasn’t to destroy you. It was to save you and the people looking up to you and depending on you. If we can’t determine if this is a time made for us, then we have to know how to contend for ourselves with the character and truth of the word of God for the essence of what we believe. We need to embrace and love We are called to combat according to Spirit. Talk to the Lord and fellowship. We need to live through it, not just endure it. We are not to be ignorant of how we respond according to His understanding. Soul and Spirit are victorious!
There are challenges and difficulties in our live…we can’t do this alone, we need each other. God so loved the world, He gave… How can I demonstrate by my attitude and behavior my love and live showing the love of Jesus.
Seasons that don’t belong are removed. We are planted, our personal lives are being cultivated. We need to trust our heart and spirit even when we failed God or someone else in the past Esther could be obedient and used by God or she could have chosen not to be. Why not give up on me Lord? Because I have failed you…because my struggles are made perfect in you when I have personal surrender and yielding. Everyone wants to define us according to our problem, but God defines us according to who we are in Him and with Him. We can’t retreat in time, He forgave me, leave that up to Him. Is it factual guilt or fabricated guilt? Bring it before God and He will remove the accusation and guilt and frees us to greater freedom. Our life isn’t done. Let God be the builder … We have artificial bricks that look good on the outside but are put together with sand. God uses the mud and mortar of our lives and builds something solid that can’t be shaken. Remove the arsenal of guilt and shame and let God do the building.
Assignment: Read Esther 3 and 4