Saturday, May 3, 2014

40 Day Challenge - Draw Closer to God and Your Hubby (Day 6: Memorize Proverbs 3:5-6)

Day 1's challenge was to recognize the power of Jesus Christ and what He accomplished on the cross. There is absolutely nothing more powerful than this to get us through our darkest hours.

Day 2's challenge was to simply shut up and listen. Like Job we need to "...stop and consider the wondrous works of God." (Job 37:14) Instead of complaining and letting bitterness seep into our soul, praise God for His greatness, letting Him seep into our very heart, soul, and mind. You were also told to read Job 38-41 and list all the attributes that told of God's greatness. 

Day 3's challenge was recognizing God's sovereignty in your life. By doing so you are truly able to trust Him and let Him work in your life. Now you can accept your trials and tribulations as joy because you will benefit from them, although His plan maybe unknown to you, it will be for His Name and His glory. Because He loves you... because He is unchanging... because He keeps His Word... because He is sovereign... because we constantly standing in the saving grace of Jesus Christ... we can truly rest in Him. You were told to read Job 38-41 again and highlight all the verses that spoke of God's sovereignty. 

Day 4's challenge was to simply use music to concrete the concept of God's sovereignty and His greatness in your mind.

Day 5's was challenging us to be joyful no matter what because we understand what we gain as a result of tribulations: a new understanding that this is not our home, stronger faith, unyielding trust, making us more conformed to the image of Christ. By submitting to God's sovereign plan, our character, our prayer life, our worship improves ten fold. This process of sanctifying us will never end in this lifetime. There is no limit to what we can learn! Embrace it.

Day 6
Memorize Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Write it out on sticky notes, index cards, or pretty scrapbook paper, and put them throughout your house so that no matter where you go, you see it and say it over and over and over again. Write this verse on your heart, so when you find yourself worrying, the Holy Spirit will bring it to mind. When you find yourself not trusting in His plan, the Holy Spirit will recall, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding..." When you find yourself wanting to give up, the Holy Spirit will remind you to, "... acknowledge me and I will make straight your paths." 

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