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You Are Loved ~ Wk1 Day 5

We’re finishing up week 1 with the “You Are Loved” study with Good Morning Girls! Please make sure that you stop by GoodMorningGirls.org to read today’s post We Are Loved by Jen Thorn.

Friday’s Reading/SOAP
Psalm 86:15

15 But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and merciful God.
    You are patient, always faithful and ready to forgive.

GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

15 But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God,
    slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.

New International Version (NIV)

O: Our Lord is compassionate and merciful! He is patient, always faithful and forgiving.

A: God is so giving, full of love, compassion and patience… much more then we can even imagine. He is the only One that can be this way, accept it as He so greatly wants us to! Christ is our example of this!

P: Father God, thank You for giving us Your Word, allowing us to try to understand how compassionate and loving You are. Thank You for being patient, slow to anger… Thank you for helping us to understand how You desire for us to act…

I feel like there should be more to share… but words are not coming to me 😦
Here’s another perspective I’m so glad I follow… agreeing with her in prayer, amen!

Walking in Love,
HL

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You Are Loved – Wk1 Day 4

Continuing through the “You Are Loved” study with Good Morning Girls!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Reading: Isaiah 43:1-7; SOAP v1, 4

S: The LORD created Jacob and formed Israel. Now, this is what the LORD says:
Do not be afraid, because I have reclaimed you.
I have called you by name; you are mine.

4 Since you are precious to me, you are honored and I love you.
I will exchange others for you.
Nations will be the price I pay for your life. (GW)
4 Since you were precious in My sight,
You have been honored,
And I have loved you;
Therefore I will give men for you,
And people for your life. (NKJV)

O: The LORD created us and tells us to not be afraid because He has reclaimed us! He calls us by name and are His. He calls us precious, honored and loves us. He will go above and beyond for us – exchanging others for us… stating “I will give men for you, and people for your life.” There is nothing for us to fear!

A: Do not fear for God is with His precious creation that He greatly loves.

P: Father God, thank You for being with us at all times, reclaiming us from this world – from the evil one! Thank You for letting us know there is nothing to fear…

You Are Loved ~ Wk 1 Day 3

Continuing through the “You Are Loved” study with Good Morning Girls!

Stop by GMG’s blog to check out today’s post: You Are Not Alone…

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Reading/SOAP: Zephaniah 3:17

S: The LORD your God is with you. He is a hero who saves you. He happily rejoices over you, renews you with His love, and celebrates over you with shouts of joy. (GW)

The Lord you God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. (NIV)

O: God is with you and is mighty, God saves us! He takes celebrates taking great delight in you, He will quiet (calm) you with His love, and will rejoice with shouts of joy singing over you!

Mighty: showing superior power or strength. Very; extremely: (I’m mighty pleased)
Hero: of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. A being of godlike prowess and beneficence who often came to be honored as a divinity.
Save: to rescue from danger or possible harm, injury, or loss; to keep safe, intact, or unhurt; safeguard; preserve; to keep from being lost
Delight: a high degree of pleasure or enjoyment; joy; to give great pleasure, satisfaction, or enjoyment to; please highly
Celebrate: to praise widely or to present to widespread and favorable public notice
Renew: to restore or replenish; to revive; reestablish
Quiet: free from disturbance or tumult; tranquil; peaceful
Rejoice: to be glad; take delight; to make joyful; gladden

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A: Accept God’s unfailing love and desire to be with me at all times, He is mightily equipped to save me from anything. His desire to be with me, taking great joy in all that I do, and even when times of distress come: He’ll quiet me, free me of any disturbance – I just need to lean on Him, go to Him to find the peace that surpasses all understanding! He does all of this because He loves me and with that love He rejoices with shouts of joy and singing! Sing and worship Him in return, live for Him.

P: Father God, thank You so much, I’m unworthy of all these things and yet You still love me and desire to be a part of my life… there are no words to express my gratitude for You, Your Son, Your Holy Spirit, Your Word.

Thankful I’m Loved Greatly,
HL

“You Are Loved” Week 1, Day 1 & 2

I normally complete the studies I do with Good Morning Girls in a group on Facebook, but unfortunately some of us are having technical issues and being blocked out of our groups unable to post with the members and fellowship 😦 Therefore I’m turning here, and hope to keep up with posting my journey over the next eight weeks. Bear with me as this first post will be longer then normal because I can’t bring myself to not start at the beginning 😉

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Chapter 1 – He Calls Us Beloved

There are several things in this chapter that jumped off the page to me, helping me to understand even more just how much God does love each and everyone of us!

God is mindful of our own limitations, and yet He still loves us.

He completely gets us… knowing all about all things before they even come! Wrapping my mind around this is exciting & I’m so gracious but this can also be frightening or even upsetting at times. But we’re not capable to fully understand all of God or His ways, just think if we did – then why would we need Him — just as we so greatly do!

When I think of raising my own boys and how much I love them… it reminds me just how much God loves me & to think, try to comprehend, He loves so much more then I’m capable of! He created me just as I am and knew me and what I’d do before I do it… this is not an excuse to mess up – as we’re to live for Him as He desires, not as this world lives, we’re to be set apart, different. I pray I stand up to what He desires for me too and I’m thankful I’m able to go to him when I stumble for His Grace, Mercy and Forgiveness!

The GMG You Are Loved reading plan is available on the You Version Bible App. The app is available for Android and Apple devices! I love the snippet devotions shared with the Scriptures each day!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Reading: Psalm 139; SOAP v7-10

S: There are so many verses within this Scripture that spoke to me that I didn’t just SOAP the requested ones…

1 O LORD, you have examined me, and you know me.

4 Even before there is a single word on my tongue,
you know all about it, LORD.

7 Where can I go to get away from your Spirit?
Where can I run to get away from you?
8 If I go up to heaven, you are there.
If I make my bed in hell, you are there.
9 If I climb upward on the rays of the morning sun
or land on the most distant shore of the sea where the sun sets,
10 even there your hand would guide me
and your right hand would hold on to me.
11 If I say, “Let the darkness hide me
and let the light around me turn into night,”
12 even the darkness is not too dark for you.
Night is as bright as day.
Darkness and light are the same to you.
16 Your eyes saw me when I was only a fetus.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book
before one of them had taken place.

24 See whether I am on an evil path.
Then lead me on the everlasting path.

O: God is omnipresent! All knowing
v.1 He’s examined me and knows everything about me.
v4 even before I speak He knows my thoughts
v7-10 There is no where I can go that He is not, as He is everywhere. And He guides me and holds me!!
v11-12 I cannot even hide in the darkness because its like light to Him
v16 He knows everyday of my life
v24 He’ll guide me to the everlasting path

A: I understand that God is amazingly everywhere, able to know all things. v4 has always jumped out to me when I read this Psalm, as I pray to overcome depression and negativity. But He knew these things (v16) even before they come. My focus needs to be on His presence to get me through each day, each moment, because we cannot go anywhere or hide from Him (v7-10). Allow Him to guide me, not falling for the lures of this earth, but staying close to Him to walk the everlasting path into eternity with Him. Lean on the Holy Spirit.

P: Father God, thank You for knowing me, for Your patience, and for loving me. I pray to please you in all that I do…
Help me to understand, grasp fully that You can overcome the negativity within me and remind me of facts that You created me to be just who I am, You can make me positive and whole, healed and peaceful. Thank You, Thank You In Jesus’ sweet name we come!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Reading: Romans 8:35-39; SOAP v37-39

37 The one who loves us gives us an overwhelming victory in all these difficulties. 38 I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love which Christ Jesus our Lord shows us.[a] We can’t be separated by death or life, by angels or rulers, by anything in the present or anything in the future, by forces 39 or powers in the world above or in the world below, or by anything else in creation.

O: The One who loves us – God Loves Us!! He gives us victory over all these difficulties – What difficulties? Look back at v35, 36: trouble, distress, persecution, hunger, nakedness, danger, or violent death… He gives us victory over all these things, we’re sought after to be slaughtered like sheep and He’ll save us! And look forward to v38, 39: we can’t be separated by death or life, angels or rulers, anything in the present or future, forces or powers in this world or by anything else in creation. We are His!
Be convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love which Christ showed us!

A: Just as a parent tries to protect their children from all things, God does just that. We may go through troubles, difficulties and awful things, but He is with us and will help us through them all. Lean on Him.

Be Blessed,
HL

Book/Bible Study – You Are Loved

I’m so excited to share a new study I’ve begun with Good Morning Girls!! A book by Angela Perritt and Sally Clarkson called “You Are Loved: Embracing the Everlasting Love God has for You“!

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Please make sure you stop by Good Morning Girls blog (link above) to view the introduction/chapter 1 video and learn more about the study. There are weekly challenges, weekly memory verses, and daily (Monday-Friday) Scripture readings!! While having the book is extremely helpful it is not absolutely necessary to join in on the study.

As a sufferer of depression I highly recommend this book to remind you just how much, more then we can even imagine, that God truly loves us!! Enjoy…

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ONE WORD

Every year… I try my best to go with God’s desire for me in finding ONE word for me…

To FOCUS this year, drawing closer to God, His desire for what to accomplish...

To FOCUS this year, drawing closer to God, His desire for what to accomplish…

Explanations And Understanding

Been here… sorry I have no explanations or understanding either; because without words to explain, what have we? We have each other, because I’ve come to the understanding that only we that deal with such mental illnesses can understand each other! Hugs, HL

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