Promises GrippedWednesday, October 15, 2014
But, no more! I am learning to not only listen for God’s voice, but to trust it as well, while hanging onto His promises! As I have stepped out in faith more and more often recently, God has encouraged me.
With each step, my faith is growing stronger as I listen and follow His leading. God is amazing that way, you know. During the times when we feel we are so insignificant, He’ll surprise us by reminding us that He chose us and has a plan for our lives.
As I mentioned in my recent post, Courage to Trust, I was rather isolated last year. Now that God has brought me out of that isolation, I felt led to do something to help other women connect with each other. Loneliness is something that we don’t like to talk about, but can often feel. Now, as part of the Body of Christ, I want to do something to reach out. I attend Bible study, which is a great place to learn about the Lord while getting to know other women. But, I thought something less structured and more personal would be something other women might like. An idea kept on coming to mind, so I decided to pray and then take that step of faith. And guess what? I did it. I didn’t wait until I felt qualified. I didn’t think about if I were too old or too young, educated or not, talented or average. Instead, I put myself aside and am keeping a firm grip on God’s promises! God is able to do more than I can imagine and I am trusting Him.
What am I doing, you ask? Well, I’ve opened my home for an informal book club type group that will focus on friendship and Christ. Our first gathering is next week and I’m so excited to see what God has planned for this! Please pray that this group will fulfill God’s purpose for community and connection for His people and that together we can lift up the Body of Christ.