Sweet girls, thank you for being dedicated to our study! I love seeing things from you guys about where the Lord has you. If you’re behind, don’t sweat it. This is about genuine fellowship with the Lord. If you need a few days to get through one “day” of the study, do it! This is about you and Jesus. We are just here for encouragement.
I just love this study so much. There is so much richness here that I know I won’t fully grasp until I need that name of God. Until I’m in the place where I’m crying out for Him in that intimate, personal way. I love that these names can be so personal to us. I might cry out to Him as Jehovah and you might be El Roi. Wherever we are, God is there. That’s comfort.
Something that I feel I needed more than anything this week is the reminder that the Lord is Adonai. He is Master. Sometimes my prideful, I-want-my-own-way heart has a problem submitting to the Master. And then I read verses like in Matthew 7 where Jesus says, “You may call me ‘Lord’ but I do not know you. Depart from me your workers of iniquity.” WOW. To know that many will face God one day and say, ‘But, I know you” and God says He does not know you. When I hear the word of God and do not act on it, my words “Lord, Lord” are absolutely empty. When I do not act on the word, I am being disobedient to my Master. There’s so much in my life that I want to control. That I want to have my hands in. The Lord is reminding me almost daily that I have no control. I cannot manipulate Him into giving me what I want or what I think will keep my life all nice and tidy. I want to fully embrace the plan my Master has for me, even if it looks different than what I think it should. Ultimately, I am called to obedience. I am called to bless the name of the Lord and glorify Him with my words and my actions. My obedience shows who my Master is.
Is it me? Or is it God?
This is something I’m struggling through, but I’m thankful the Lord is revealing places in my heart than need a bit of a makeover. I’d love for you to comment or link-up (NEW LINK UP!!!!) with Rachel and me and share what the Lord has been doing. So thankful for you and proud of you for sticking through. Love you girls.