I hope you are enjoying Trustworthy: Overcoming Our Greatest Struggles to Trust God.
Week one was so rich in Old Testament history as we talked about King Saul, King David, and King Solomon. Lysa Terkeurst unfolded the building process of The Temple, and then ended the first week with focus on Solomon’s wives. I gleaned so much from this viewpoint into the heart of Solomon.
With all of that rich information, I hope you can step away with one “take away truth” that prompts your heart to continue meditating upon God’s Word.
One important take away for me personally was information relating to God’s Will. She referenced God’s Sovereign Will and God’s Will of Command. Recently, Jenni and I as well as many of our colleagues, completed a devotional by Dr. Charles Stanley over the Will of God. In that devotion, he described them as God’s Determined Will–His Sovereign Will and God’s Desired Will: Permissive Will or Will of Command.
Because that devotion provided so much insight into my understanding, I wanted to share that resource with you. You can download this resource below.
When God starts to deviate from the plan I’m assuming my life should follow, I’m much more apt to want to tame God, not trust Him. I remind God of our previous conversations and the intentions of my heart leaving little room for Him to actually be God.
Maybe you can relate?
As we learn more about 1 and 2 Kings, remember, we’re not just studying history but intentionally looking for how these books apply to us personally. Is there an area in your life where trusting God seems complicated?
It’s easy to declare that we trust God, but what does it really look like to walk out a life of faith?
Moving toward discussion of the temple, David had a deep desire to build a temple but God didn’t allow him to build it. I love how she worded it on page 36, “Building the temple was David’s request (2 Sam. 7:2), a request God denied. I would encourage you to read 2 Samuel 6 and 7 for greater understanding and insight into the heart of David.
When God is quiet, how does your lack of patience add to your distrust of God and others?
How do you react/respond when God denies your requests?
Hebrews 10:24 is such a wonderful reminder of what walking out our faith “looks like”. We are called to stir one another up in love, meet together with other believers on a regular basis, and encourage one another. Our focus should be “Kingdom Focus”. It’s all about building the Kingdom.
Be intentional with encouraging those around you to trust in the Lord.
Continue reading God’s Word. Continue studying the parts that seem unclear. When you seek Him, you will find Him. Keep seeking.
Please leave me a comment how God is speaking into your life. I would love to know your take-aways.
During week 2, you will meet my dear friend, Meleea Humfleet. We will discuss Rehoboam and Jeroboam. If you have not signed up and would like to take advantage of this FREE ONLINE STUDY, click on the link below.
Seeking and trusting,
Heather McVey, a speaker and accidental writer, has a passion for connecting the dots of God’s Word. Her mission is focused on teaching women how to unfold the scriptures within their own life, encouraging and equipping them to walk worthy of their calling. Learn more about her in Meet Heather.