Two Chapters for the Price of One-

I decided to share two chapters of A Journey of Faith Through "Believing God" just because I had a lot to say.  Here they are:

Preparing Our Battle Strategy

In chapter 3-Beth Moore says:

“Just like the children of Israel, we will always have an enemy that wants to keep us out of our Promised Land…If we’re going to win our battles, however, we’re going to have to wise up to some of Satan’s schemes and prepare in advance for victory (page 25).”

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.”

-Ephesians 6:12-13

Remember this from the foreword:

Piece of Armor Use Application Belt Truth The devil fights with lies, and sometimes his lies sound like truth; but only believers have…

A Journey of Faith

I have had this blog post information ready for a couple weeks now, but was unsure of how much I wanted to share.  I was led by God recently to turn my Believing God by Beth Moore posts into a novel titled A Journey of Faith Through "Believing God".  It will continue in the same format with direct quotes from Believing God depicted in bold with the consisting page number.

As I go further into the book, I notice the quotes are becoming less and less, and the Scripture verses I share are appearing more and more as I try to back up everything I am saying with quotes from God's Word.

Here are my reflections on Chapter 2 of Believing God, which comprises chapter three in A Journey of Faith Through "Believing God" by Amanda Waley:

In Chapter 2, Beth Moore says,

“The Israelites of the Exodus were promised land, blessing, productivity, and victory; but the masses never saw their theology become a reality.The question raised in the wilderness wanderings was not whether the…

"Believing God" by Beth Moore-Your Promised Land (Part Two)

Continuing in Chapter 1-The Promised Land, Beth Moore says:

“The church, comprised of all believers in Jesus Christ, is generally pretending she’s cloaked in kingdom power and effectiveness while in reality she has exposed herself in powerlessness to the ridicule of the world….For the most part we’ve dumbed-down New Testament Christianity and accepted our reality as theology rather than biblical theology as our reality.We’ve reversed the standard, walking by sight and not by faith.We want to be the best of what we see, but frankly what we see is far removed from God’s best (page 3).”

I have been so self-centered lately that I didn’t notice all the blessings and provisions God has given me since I started struggling with my faith.The enemy had succeeded in separating me so far from God by making me question my faith that I didn’t notice how God was working for my good in the background.Once I became more God-centered, I was able to notice for the first time how God had been protecting me…

"Believing God" by Beth Moore-Your Promised Land (Part One)

I know salvation doesn't come from books, but comes from God.
"This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples."-John 15:8 (New International Version)
Any quotes I take directly from the book Believing God by Beth Moore will be found in bold.  If the words look normal, they are my thoughts on what I read.  For example, "Is it working? Your belief system, that is.  Is it really working?(page 1) When I saw this opening in chapter one, I asked myself the same question.  If I am honest with myself, I know my belief isn't what it should be.  I am a work-in-progress, and I know I am not alone.
Before I even wrote one word, I was thinking about what my motive for sharing my journey with others would be.  Is it to be boastful, or to make me feel self-righteous?  No!  My motive for prying open this door into my private life is because God reminded me that we are all broken.  We need to help each other mend the broken…

What I have learned today!!!

This morning I spent some time in Job, and I got convicted because I have had a hard time trusting God.  He used my time in the Word today to help me realize what I have been doing wrong.  I have been trying to fit God into a tiny box, but He is bigger and mightier than that.  I've been trusting God for the little things, so that now God wants to do some big things through me I am having a crisis of faith.  I now believe He can do the big things, too.

One of the problems I realized I was having today was for years I've been judged based on my appearance, and told I could only do so much.  It became so frequent that I started believing it myself.  That's why I've been struggling to trust God because He knows I can do more than that with His help and He wants to take me there.  God wants to take me beyond my limitations!  God sees potential in me that I struggle to see in myself.  I can trust Him because...

“God’s way is perfect.  All the Lord’s promises prove true.  He i…

"Believing God" by Beth Moore-Introduction

Over the past several months, I’ve been undergoing a spiritual internal battle.I constantly find myself praying Mark 9: 24b (New International Version) this week, which says,

‘I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!’”

Several years ago, I found a book by one of my favorite Bible Study authors, Beth Moore, titled Believing God.I would like to take my readers along this journey with me as I take God’s hand in my time of struggle as I rediscover my love for God, and seek to strengthen my faith and trust in my Heavenly Father.Before I begin, I shall take a moment to put on the full
Armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-20 NIV)

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.Put on the full armor of God so that you can take a stand against the devil’s schemes.For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.Therefore, put on the full armor …