I’m enjoying a study on What Happens When Women Walk In Faith, and trusting God to take me to amazing, new places I have never dreamed about, and some that I have, but haven’t had the courage to pursue.
I’ve been blogging through chapters but so far behind right now with my blogging. In an effort to catch up, here are some nuggets I’ve learned from Chapters 5 which talks about the famine stage of our walk in faith – a dry, barren time for us. It’s a time we have to press through, a time of trust and knowing He has a perfect plan even in the midst of our discomfort.
Lysa reminded us in Chapter 5 that we “must go to the place where we pay more attention to God at work in our daily lives” and “we must get to the place where we pay more attention to God at work in our daily lives. If we are unaware of God in the small things, we’re probably living unaware of His presence in the big things as well.” Are you aware of the small things – a rose, a baby bird, a crawling baby, a parent in good health, a child doing well in school?
For me, that has been easier as I am growing older. When I retired a few years ago, my husband gave me several bird feeders. It was a perfect gift although I wondered why he was giving me those. I find myself looking out all seasons, but especially this winter at all the birds, and a special added blessing is our oldest grandson (20 months old) loves watching them as much as I.
.And then there are all the beautiful flowers this time of the year. How can we not just oooh and aahh when we walk outdoors right now and see all the flowers in bloom. Stop a moment and look at your flower beds or drive down the street and look.
What I treasure today is what I invest my life in! May I treasure Him first and all else will fall into place.
Some of my favorite quotes from Lysa TerKeurst:
“Faith is found through life.” I can only say that is a true statement, and if we are not growing in the valleys and the joys something is wrong. No matter what we are experiencing right now in the everyday happenings we should be experiencing God in the messiness and in the good times.
A couple of my favorite verses from Chapter 5:
Treasure definition from Dictionary.com
What or where is your treasure? What does the Lord see in your heart?
Here are my previous chapter blogs: