Join Me! Advent Bible Study…

Happy Saturday to you all!

We just had a great finish to the book of Judges over at Good Morning Girls. We are Blogging through the Bible one book at a time.

We will be taking a break until January. This is a great time to catch up on any books that you may have missed. You are also more than welcome to join me for the Good Morning Girls 4 week Advent Study. I will be starting this study on November 28. If you would like to join me you can download the workbook for free here.

Until then I will continue reading and studying 100 Days of Favor and Unmerited Favor by Joseph Prince.

I hope that you will join me a for a few discussions.

Blessings,

Amy

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Fear, Worry, and Anxiety Dissipate in the Presence of God…

Our society, this world, is so full of fear, worry, and anxiety. This is how we live every day. But it does not have to be this way. These negative emotions have no place in God’s presence.

The world may offer you many ways to get rid of these emotions, but they either do not work or come with horrible side-effects.

God is not like that. Even when you do not feel God, He is there. Did you know that there are at least 10 verses in the Bible that speak of God not leaving His people. 10! I think He was trying to tell us something, don’t you? Peter tells us to cast our cares on God for He cares for us (1 Peter 5:7). God loves us so much, He does not want us to live in fear, but in thankfulness and joy.

How to Fight Anxiety and Worry

When we are filled with fear and worry we need to stop, and get in the presence of God. Give your problems to Him. Picture Him there with you, hand it all to Him. When you feel the fear again, just say, “I already gave that to God and He is in control of it.”

Fear and anxiety are not from God, but from the enemy. The book of Psalms says, “I am restless…because of the voice of the enemy” (Psalm 55:2-3). This is how he gets a foothold! We do not fight against feelings and flesh, but we fight a spiritual battle (Ephesians 6:12). And satan wants to keep us far from Jesus. If we are living in fear and worry we can not live out our purpose, we can not point others to God, and we can not be in God’s presence. We have to lay this down. “Cast you burden on the Lord for He cares for you…” (Psalm 55:22).

Shout out, “I will not live in fear! God is my shield, my glory, and my strength. He will not leave me nor forsake me! He will preserve my soul from evil! Arise, O Lord; Save me, O my God!” (Psalm 3:2-3, Hebrews 13:5, Psalm 121:7, Psalm 3:7).

When we are filled with fear and worry we need to stop, and get in the presence of God. Give your problems to Him. Picture Him there with you, hand it all to Him. When you feel the fear again, just say, “I already gave that to God and He is in control of it.”

Find peace and joy in Jesus!

Blessings,

Amy

Dreams and Caffeine Book Club: Coincidence of Coconut Cake

I am so excited! Through trying to find some link-ups for my blog I stumbled on to Lisa’s site: Dreams and Caffeine  . Oh! Don’t you just love that name!
So Lisa is hosting the Dreams and Caffeine Book Club. I just had to sign up. We will be reading The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert.
If you would like to join her as well, run over to her site and check it out. She will be discussing the book on November 30.
Dreams and Caffeine Book Club

 

Blessings,

 

Amy

Oh How They Have Fallen…

 

 

“In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” Judges 17:6

This book really shows how far the mighty have fallen. A woman putting curses on stolen money. Micah stole money from his own mother. His mother speaking curses and blessing at the same time. She dedicated money to God to make a graven image? They did not look to God for right and wrong, but chose among themselves. They had forgotten God’s words to Moses.

It is so sad that they had gotten to this point. We must be vigilant and keep our eyes on Jesus. The sin of this world comes as a thief in the night. Satan is slick, and we can easily become desensitized to sin. We can easily follow the wrong path. We must keep our eyes on Jesus and stay in God’s word. God will give us the discernment we need to walk in His ways.

 Blogging through the Bible with Good Morning Girls – Judges

 

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The Presence of Jesus

“But the Lord is with me as a mighty, awesome One. Therefore my persecutors will stumble, and will not prevail…” ~Jer. 20:11

There are many days when I do not “feel” God’s presence. It is such an amazing thing to be able to feel the presence of the Lord! But we much remember that He is always with us, whether we feel Him or not. He is behind the scenes fighting our battles and protecting us.

Psalm 121 tells us how well He protects us. “He will not slumber nor sleep…The Lord shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore.”

Whether you feel Him or not, He is always with you. Keep your eyes focused on Him. He will direct your paths, protect you from evil, and give you peace in your situation.

*This is a great chapter to hide in your heart. It was given to me in a very hard and dark time in my life. My body was sick and I was not sleeping, which lead to all sorts of problems. I would repeat this chapter until I fell asleep.

What verses give you peace? Share them below.