Fueled by God’s Power {{Week 3 Recap}}

Welcome, friends!

Today, we are going to sit with our journals and ponder the truths we discovered this week.

What has stuck out most to you, this week? Is there one truth that hit home harder than the rest? How are you implimenting the truth, and allowing it to be a catalyst for your life?

Last week, I asked you for your top three. I asked, as I shared my top three. Today, I want you to think about your top three for this week, and be sure to comment below to share them with me.

As I scroll through my printed journal, I have a few of my own to share.


{Day 15} God is my good good Father. He gives me an inheritance, but it is done so purposefully. God is rich in His giving. He is determined to provide all I need. And, this is one truth I need to hold onto. I need to trust God to provide, even when I don’t have the slightest idea how things will turn out. God will provide. God has given me an inheritance. He will take care of me on earth, too.


{Day 16} The God I serve, changes lives. When I spend time with God, I am allowing Him to work in my life – and – change my life! God is changing me. God is working. God is not calling me to “figure things out” for myself, but He wants to help me work through every single detail of things I face. He wants to help in every decision I make. And, it is counted as an absolute pleasure to God!


{Day 18} God wants to fuel my life, by His Awesome power! If I will seek Him, my life could be fueled 100% by God. I wouldn’t have to try and do things in my own strength. I could discern and know His will, plans, and purposes. But, it comes with seeking after God with all my heart. I have to be willing to trust Him!

Learning to Trust

Trusting God definitely feels like a theme for this week!
… which is true. I do need to learn how to place my trust in Jesus versus the things I can see and touch.

God is continuing to remind me of His power. Even this week’s focus Scripture points us to God’s power.

God’s power is unlimited, and that’s what we have access to – as followers of Jesus!

Ephesians 3:20 teaches us that nothing is impossible for God. While we may wonder how God can pull off some things in our lives, we need to trust God and seek to know more about His power.

God is not powerless, far from it. God’s power far exceeds anything we could ever imagine. So, does His passionate love for us!

As we conclude week 3, what is God teaching you? How are you putting it into action the belief that God is all powerful?

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[[Jonah Study]] A Bit of Honesty

Jonah Study

Hi friends!

I wanted to pop in, and invite you to join me.

Starting today, we are walking through the book of Jonah. So, check out my Instagram page for the daily posts and interacting. Or, better yet, feel free to use the comment section below to share what God is teaching you through the book of Jonah.

I will be popping in, when able to (laptop is still in the shop, waiting on a part).

While I may not pop in, as often as I would like, I do know this one thing…

I know, I need this Jonah study. I know many of you probably need it, just as badly. I know, I am better at studying the Word where I am surrounded by others who are study too. You are probably the same way. God has wired us to need community in our lives. So, I want to be a part of a community of believers who want to study Jonah along with me!


I have a few reasons… Ready to hear them? You probably have your own reasons too (I would love to hear them, comment below on why you need this study).


… Because I have a knack for running away.


… Because I have done the running and it’s become a coping mechanism.


… Because I have anxiety and have put soo much pressure on myself to perform.


… Because I need to learn what it means to actually sit and share with our God in heaven. The One who lovingly dwells with us, when we ask Him too.


I have put together a study guide to help us, as we walk through the book of Jonah. As we begin this study, pray He will reveal Himself to you… to us. Pray He will show us the areas where we have ran away (knowingly or not).

God is with us!

The book of Jonah is a bit intimidating for me, but I am trusting God to hold my heart as I begin this study.

((For the study guide,click the link above where it says ‘Jonah Study’. The placement for the link is incredibly dorky, but that’s where my phone wants to put it.

Email readers, visit the actual blog for the PDF link to the study guide.))

Until next time,


Disciples of Nations

I am coming to a place of realizing that it’s about more than ‘fishin’ for people’. It’s more than witnessing. It’s more than words. It’s more than actions. It’s more than bringing people to Jesus Christ. It is more. It is so much more than all that. It all comes together! Jesus reminds us that it is so much more. It commands that it be so much more:

“Go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20)

As an introvert, I may do that differently. My life is a testimony. I may not walk right up to random stranger, and say something an extrovert would say. The bigger picture I learned yesterday is that desire to see people come to Jesus has to be greater than the fear/anxieties I wrestle with. Today, that reminder is discipling, building community, and edifying the body of Christ has be so much bigger than those same fears and anxieties.

I found a Bible verse today that I am barely understanding. I would say I have never seen the verse before, but I probably have. I probably skipped over it. Not realizing its significance, because I am human and that stuff happens. It is only through these last few days of going to share my faith in action not so much words, that I am being given understanding and can appreciate it. In 2 Corinthians 2, we are called to spread Christ’s fragrance everywhere. From right where we are to wherever He takes us. Begin today. Trusting Him to take control, give us the right words, work in others’ hearts. He is all powerful! He can do all this, and so. much. more.

As I said, today’s reminder is this applies to discipleship, building up my community of fellow believers, and taking new risks to put myself in a place where I can build up the body of Christ (even joining new small groups, etc). As an introvert, those risks are serious. They are dangerous. As a Christian, we are called to “count the cost” of following Jesus. As I count the cost (feeling uncomfortable, anxiety, and fears), I know He is greater. Scripture says, we are to be courageous and strong. The only way we can do that is by reaching the end of ourselves, and reaching out to God- placing our trust in Him!

A really good teaching that is helping me is one called “Dangerous” by Chris Walton (from July 27th, 2014). Check it out. It may help you also. We all have new ways we need to be challenged in our walk with Christ. Challenged to share our faith with others, to learn about Jesus Christ ourselves to understand His sacrifice and He paid our price, and His undying love for us, to be more consumed with Him than our fears, and seeking to build up the body of Christ.

Last but certainly not least: “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing.”