Sunday, September 16, 2012

mercy triumphs study {week one snippets}


happy sunday friends!

this past week brought a sweet time in the word through study.
also this week, i had some of the most rotten moments of ugly attitude ever. 
it's a war for me. to pray specifically and study intentionally like this.
my flesh hates being molded and grown into god's plan and purpose.
i share this with you to say that, i'm a sinner face most of the time.
and also to encourage you, to keep up with study and time with the lord.
it's crucial to true fellowship with him, and building community with other believers.
so, press on! i'm with you!

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spending time in galatians, ephesians, acts and more, getting some background on james was great.
the history of the foundations of my faith fascinates and inspires me. digging into this, alongside others 
from all over the beautifully rooted community, adds encouragement and excitement as i take it all in.

i've studied james, and even taught from james previously. every single time through? freshness.
god's word is a living word. so i encourage you to dive into this, even if you've 'been there, done that'.

i'll be sharing a few snippets from each study week here, beginning today:

*on day three we were encouraged to create a timeline of some key times of my faith journey. 
the purpose was to remind me of how faithful and intentional god has been toward me. 
keeping track of these things is already something that i am sure to do. 
recording my walk with christ...hardships, prayer requests and answers, joys, questions...
all of it is important. recalling our history with god gives life to our faith today.

is too easily seen as fan into fame the gift of god...
the calamity and ridiculous waste of time that is! 
i was encouraged to crucify my pride and comparison to others. 
i am me. god gave particular gifts to me. and for his glory! 

since this is the kind of life we have chosen, 
the life of the spirit
let us make sure that we do not just hold it 
as an idea in our heads or a sentiment in our hearts, 
but work out its implications in every detail of our lives
that means we will not compare ourselves with each other 
as if one of us were better and another worse. 
we have far more interesting things to do with our lives. 
each of us is an original.

*once you were not a people, but now you are god's people
once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. {1 peter 2:10}

*christ is the means of my peace, and i have access to the spirit through him
powerful reminder from ephesians.

i'd love to hear what you gleaned from our first week.
join me in linking up with beautifully rooted's week one, let's share together!

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5 comments:

  1. that fan into flame/fame bit is so good. this one sounds so good. i'm loving the new deuteronomy study. thankful for studies like these. enjoy!

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  2. Why does this make me love you even more? "...i'm a sinner face most of the time." You are amazing.

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  3. sorry i've been a bad blog-reader lately so i'm outta the loop! but i did this study last january and LOVED it!!!!!! SO excited you're going to experience this too!!

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  4. happy to being doing a study with you blogging friend! have a blessed week. thank for sharing and keeping it real!

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  5. I loved that verse from Galations too! I have been repeating it to myself a lot since I read it, pondering and praying that I really would walk out the implications of life by the spirit in every area of my life!

    Enjoy your time in the word this week, I know it's going to be good!

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