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Living My Life in the Light of God’s Promises

How many promises has God given us in His Word, exactly?

That’s a question I found myself asking recently. And one answer I found was this: 5,467…

Whoa! That’s a whole lotta promise to stand on!

In light of the reality that I have thousands of rock-solid promises to base the entirety of my life upon, I have been embarking upon a journey to better know, better live, better appropriate and better trust (as in stand firmly upon) those promises.

Anyone care to join me on this life-changing adventure?

I have been doing some live videos on Facebook (see my personal page and my Titus 2 Disicpleship page for more deets if you’re so inclined) solely about God’s promises to us.

I just let the Lord lead me to whatever promises He chooses & then I just share what He has shown me about that particular promise.

Simple? Yup! Easy? Nope!

It’s a little bit scary to be totally real and out there for anyone & everyone to see ~~~ because not only am I learning more about how I can stand on God’s promises as I choose to keep believing them even as the battle with my health (specifically heart issues & a diagnosis of heart failure) rages on and some days ramps up and intensifies ~~~ but I am doing this publicly.

Why would I do this? Make the decision to talk boldly about the absolute & unwavering truth of every one of God’s promises even as I am facing the greatest faith battle of my life?

Because nobody wants to be “encouraged” by the lady with the perfect life, the one who has it all together – the Pinterest & Instagram worthy life presented by the happily-ever-after lady might SEEM appealing…but it’s not at all INSPIRING…

I think that the more real I keep it ~~~ even while I fully believe and base all my hope on the certainty of God’s promises ~~~ that is what women want to see. That’s the lady they will take a few minutes & listen to.

Because that’s where they be livin’ their life…down in the trenches, trudging through the long, dark valley…just trying to keep chasing after the Lord, hanging tight to Jesus’ hand.

So, if that’s you, will you join me on this journey?

Let’s walk it together, side-by-side ~~~ you, me & Jesus, doing life together.

Nothing sounds better to me at this point in my life than getting more and more of the promises of God into more and more of the women of God.

Let’s do this thing!

And if you’d like to see one of my recent Facebook live videos on the promise Psalm 94:14 holds for you, it’s in this post.

Watch it – share it – and do something bold & crazy like this on your own social media platform.

We need hope – so let’s throw it around like confetti!!

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The Enduring Faithfulness of God

You have probably heard the saying, “You cannot out give God.”

And it is absolutely true – there is no way possible for you to ever be a bigger “giver” than the Lord is.

Giving your time? He can take what you give, multiply it, stretch it, make the sun stand still in the sky, even…can’t out give God with your time.

Giving your talent? He can take your talents & gifts & abilities (which were all granted to you to steward for His glory & His purposes, after all) and maximize them in ways you will never understand. Can’t out give God with your talents.

Giving your money or possessions? Well, since He created it all (and all really does mean ALL) and owns it all…yeah, you can’t out give God with your money.

Giving your life in service to others? He will take what you offer and use it in ways that will have far-reaching, long-lasting, eternal impact. So that’s not an area where you can out give the Lord.

He is so utterly & absolutely generous, it is beyond our understanding. Combine that with His faithfulness, which literally endures forever (as in it is NEVER-ENDING)…well, this is an awesome God we serve.

In light of these truths, what ought you give to God today?

Whatever it is that your are grabbing hold of, gripping too tightly, clawing to obtain, reaching for with incessant determination ~ give that to Him. Hand it over. Leave it with Him where it’s safe & sound. Let it go. Lay it down.

Because so long as you are holding on to it, it is holding on to you. Probably with a death grip.

Whatever you are most afraid of ~ Whatever you fear God is not trustworthy enough to have ~ Give it to Him now.

And just see how God gives back to you something beyond your wildest imaginations. (The least of which is freedom from the thing you’ve been hanging on to.)

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Talking About the Bible w/ Facebook Lives…

Facebook Live videos are kind of a thing right now. So are podcasts. And live videos on Instagram and YouTube.

It seems as if people like having the option of listening (which can be done via any of the aforementioned) or watching rather than reading.

Maybe this is a sign of the times in which we live; people are so busy and so slammed with non-stop social media stuff that we need to be able to just listen to something rather than read and read and read.

I love reading and am a book-a-holic, so I won’t pick a video or podcast over a book pretty much ever. But I do have a few podcasts that I listen to on the regular and I watch Facebook lives at least 3 times a week.

And I was challenged to do a Facebook Live a couple of weeks ago – to find out if I enjoyed it, to see what kind of response it generated, and to expand my reach as I work to share more about the Word of God and the love of Jesus to as many people as possible.

And guess what? It wasn’t so bad…I mean, it was bad because I had no idea what i was doing and it was not at all professional. But the reaction was surprisingly positive. And the reach went far beyond what I had guessed it might be.

So I am going to be adding videos to more things….like my Titus 2 Discipleship membership site. And I may even start a podcast. Actually, I am going to start a podcast in the very near future.

Because if I could encourage one more person, why wouldn’t I? I am so crazy encouraged & blessed by the videos and lives and podcasts I’m partaking of each week and I am so thankful each of those women decided to give it a try one day and has kept at it.

I am even going to be so brave as to share one of my Facebook live videos in this post…GULP.

Do you have any podcasts you absolutely love and find super encouraging in your Christian walk?

What about people you follow on social media whose live videos make an impact on your life?

Will you share those in the comments so we can all be blessed? Thanks so very much!