Monday, January 30, 2012

LESSON FOUR: “1 Peter: Finding Encouragement in Troubling Times – A Sue Edwards Inductive Bible Study”

Lesson 4 of “1 Peter: Finding Encouragement in Troubling Times – A Sue Edwards Inductive Bible Study” talks primarily about servanthood. One of the blog study questions from the publisher was “What does it mean to entrust yourself to the one who judges justly? Is there a situation in your life that you need to give to God?” To entrust yourself to the one who judges justly is to completely and totally trust God. It is to trust that whatever our Heavenly Father allows to touch our lives, regardless of whether we think it is a good or a bad thing, is what’s best for His plan and His glory and also for us. He is not a cruel Father who would hurt His kids.

Personally, I need to entrust every day to Him. I need to trust Him with my ministry, my health, my job, my relationships. I need to consciously stop doing things in my own power and allow Him to work through me. I think the situation I need to give to God is my health. I am a breast cancer survivor and I grew very close to Jesus during treatment. Now, treatment is over and tests have been clean for six months. Praise Jesus! But I want to cling to Him with the same intensity now that I’m well as I did when I was “sick”.

1 comment:

Tami @ ThisMomsDelight.com said...

I need to entrust everything to God to. It's finally dawning on me that I haven't lost any weight or grown much spiritually, simply because I am not trusting Him to lead me in those endeavors.