A couple years ago I participated in Beth Moore’s Daniel study – a game changer for me! At the beginning of the study, Beth shared something that was definitely an “ah-ha” moment….not just that God wins – as believers, we are winners in every fiery scenario!
Plain and simple…trials are a part of this thing called life – our attitude and focus makes all the difference. To sustain a positive attitude and maintain focus on God takes practice though – what Beth endearingly calls our “holy habits“
This past June, I stumbled across Stephanie Ackerman’s blog on Documented Faith – here’s my take: it’s a place where individuals unite in a sense and focus on one key word each month accompanied by a weekly verse & short devotional by Stephanie – it’s pretty darn awesome! To learn more about Stephanie & Documented Faith, click HERE – there’s even a Facebook Group appropriately named Documented Faith where group members have the opportunity to post their artistic impression of the weekly verse. I cannot begin to describe the amount of encouragement!
Now…. back to the win-win-win scenario… the “word” for August is FAITH and the first verse was Hebrews 11:6
“Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.”
What we’re challenged to keep in mind is that we are on God’s timetable – often it coincides with our desires, but there are those times when we are pressed hard to hold on to faith – believing in God’s promises – believing we WILL see our victory – our reward, is GUARANTEED! Does that mean we get everything we want? Nah. However, it does mean we will get everything we need. It does mean because we believe and because we earnestly seek Him, we will be made whole. And that’s a promise I cling to every. single. day.
Earlier this year I shared my diagnosis of breast cancer that spread extensively throughout my bones. This is where the rubber meets the road folks… and here’s the million dollar question:
How would my holy habits hold up?
Well, let me tell you…God doesn’t just toss you into a storm & say “good luck – hope it works out” – quite the contrary! To those who seek Him diligently, He teaches and trains you up for the roughest of storms…HE rides the waves of life with you, HE keeps you afloat, and HE provides safe harbor.
2014 was a fiery doozie of a year! It seemed like there was one challenge piled on top of another…and another…. and another! Stay tuned as I show you how God prepared me for the biggest fight of my life as some incredible WIN-WIN-WIN fiery scenarios unfolded.