So I started this online bible study on Sunday 8/4 and so far its great. It ‘s called “What Happens When Woman Say YES to GOD” by Lysa TerKeurst. I am not always the best when it comes to stickin with things but I think this will be a great start to try.
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So today we had a video to watch from Lysa herself and one thing she said got me. She said “Only when we step pass self-confidence and start relying on God-confidence trusting God despite the fear of the un-known we can grow.”
WOW what a word to chew on today. I thought to myself “wow that’s great that’s just what I need to do. Im going to start right now and start doing that.”
But then I thought “But wait, what if I don’t even have that self-confidence to step pass, what if I don’t know how to believe in myself, what if I mess up, what If ….what if….what if.”
I don’t know about you be sometimes I can’t even say the word confidence because its not always a part of me. Its not in my mind that I have this confidence, its no where in me. So while its a great thought and a great thing to be able to do, to step past this and do that but HOW?
Well, while I was questioning myself and everything I have learned in the past 4 years of being a “JesusGirl” God whispered to me
“I created you in my image, I created you to be like Me, I created you out of love and I live in you.”
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew[a] you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations” Jeremiah 1:5
He must have loved us so much to create us and know us before we were born. I mean he could have just said “ok well let me put this here and that there and then I’ll be done, I mean who cares anyway right?” God our Heavenly Father could have said that but He did not He created us with LOVE and then not only was there love but He set us apart.
Cold chills, He set us apart now what does that mean? Well the way I see it He wanted a Jennifer no one else like me but someONE like me. He set me apart.
“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20
WOW Christ died for you and me but not only did He die as the ultimate sacrifice for us, He now lives in us. So that means if we have asked Jesus in our hearts as our Lord and savior then He lives in us. This means we have His power, we have His abilities in us. If He lives in us then we have them.
So now I think “well I may not have this self-confidence but no matter if I have it or not I should have God-confidence because He lives in me.
So from now one I will no longer say “I can’t witness to people, I’m not good enough to make a difference.” Because I will now say “Lord you live in me, I am not good enough with out you but You are more then enough in me. Please help me to do what you have asked me to do. Please help me say YES to you oh Lord. I surrender all and I say YES! Amen.”
This is my prayer for all of us to day. I will keep praying today and I will say YES…will you.