I have to do my due diligence to seek/ search for/ desire to find/ go to ask for the Lord. Because He promised,
“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
Jeremiah 29:13 NIV
my seeking Him earnestly will really result in my finding Him.
Not only will He answer/ acknowledge/ validate/ give or present solution to my question/ test/ problem/ dilemma/ trial to me in my littlest trivial concerns but He will answer me on my most impossible ones, treating me with value, not remain in seen zone or worse, unread.
“And” is a reminder that He is not limited or stingy.
“Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,”
Psalms 103:2-3 NIV
I have seen His hand to save/ rescue/ free/ release/ discharge/ redeem/ ransom me from snare/ dread/ fright/ alarm/ panic/ terror/ danger/ anxiety/ loss of morale, confidence, courage, hope.
He is the God of the Past, Present, and Future.
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 1:8 NIV
As He was faithful before, so will He be in the future.
Even during the times when I am yet fearful, distressed, in pain, I can declare by faith with my mouth that He already delivered me from all my fears.
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life]. [Matt. 12:37.]” Proverbs 18:21 AMPC
This faith is one of my weapons of warfare that have divine power to demolish strongholds of the enemy.
In Jesus’s most powerful name above all names, I arrest/ cut: cancel/ rebuke/ cast out/ render powerless the spirit of fear, hopelessness, infirmity, anxiety, panic, and any spirit that is not from Him in Jesus’s name. (Thank you, Brenda Clayton for sharing the prayer)
What is My job? Seeking Him (and abiding in Him.
What is God’s job? Everything else. The battle is His.
OT: If we seek Him with all our hearts He will answer us and show His face to us. The verses that we discussed especially on confidence and remaining in Him, obedience to Him speaks to me about humility, that when we seek Him with all our hearts, we remove the pride in our hearts that we know it all; instead we acknowledge God is sovereign and knows what’s best for us. God knows the intention of our hearts. I was affirmed by this verse: “I sought the Lord, He heard me and delivered me from all my fears.” I kept on doing things my way when my marriage situation started. I put all the blame on my husband thinking I had all the right to get mad. I even asked God which is better, my husband with me while having an affair or abandon me. But God is truly good. During the most painful time when I felt so betrayed and hurt because of the infidelity, God humbled me and showed me what I needed to change. True enough my husband slowly saw the change in me. I am still a work in progress. And now I realize God allowed my husband to be with me despite the situation because He is using me as His instrument to show love to my husband, because for a time I did not do my role as a wife when I learned about the affair. All my fears slowly change to hope… Hope in the Lord that He will make all things new in His time
TC– Praise God for allowing us to have bible study today. I won’t forget what I’ve learned today that His thoughts and ways are higher than ours; that the Lord hears us. And whatever we ask for in prayer, if we believe and obey Him, He will answer us, if it’s His will. (1John 5:14-15)
If our prayer is aligned to the Lord’s will, His promises, His word, and if we are obedient to Him, we will taste the good fruit of the land, He will answer us.
God’s Requirement for Answered Prayers:
(1) If it is His will (John 9:31b)
(2) If is aligned to His Word and Promises (John 15:7)
(3) If we have faith (Matthew 17:20)
(4) If we Obey Him and Love Him (Isaiah 1:19)
AT: Take away: Seeking God means actually submitting to His will. Becoming broken so that He can mold us. Aligning our hearts to His purpose… this past days i am slowly panicking and starting to battle depression again (diagnosed po ako since 2017 but i stopped taking meds 2 mos ago claiming that Jesus is my healer and also after i underwent deliverance) i already thought of buying meds again… so i was reminded to faith this out. To be firm that God doesnt want my family to get sick because He will restore it and reconcile me with my husband. I was also convicted to use my married name. Hehe i feel better now. I am now more confident that whatever I ask in His name according to His will will be granted. God indeed erased all my fears.
JZ: Takeaway from today’s bs:
I was reminded today that my God, is my way maker, promise keeper, miracle worker and my light in darkness.
Relating to my concurrent situation, no one can ever take my joy in waiting as this produces perseverance, hope. Truly that hope comes from the Lord.
but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
-Isaiah 40 : 31
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us because God poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.
In everything we must keep our faith burning “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
-Hebrews 11 : 6
continue to believe that God is a sovereign God and let that doubt have no place in our heart because God has already give us His promise. Let us grasp that promise because God’s word must not be sent back to Him unclaimed. “Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from him anything we ask, because we keep his commands and do what pleases him.”
-1 John 3 : 21-22
Lord, when I knelt down and cry for mercy You are always there and you deliver me from harm and free me from pain . “LORD my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.”
-Psalms 30 : 2
I sought the LORD, and he answered me and he delivered me from all my fears.
-Psalms 34 : 4
I will take delight in the Lord because it is Him who put this desire in my heart. “Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
-Psalms 37 : 4
LS: My take away today:
I- not anybody else but I
SOUGHT- finished work of pursuing
THE LORD- claiming who He is in my life. Reminded of the names of God from Genesis to Revelations in the video made by Eric Ludy “ HE IS “, YouTube.
HE ANSWERED- not just a SEEN ZONE, but seen, heard and answered
ME- personal response to my specific prayers
AND- second result of first
HE DELIVERED- saved, rescued, redeemed, ransomed
FROM- indicating separation or removal
ALL- whole quantity or extent
MY FEARS- dread, alarm, panic, terror, danger, anxiety, loss of courage
C2: My Takeaway today
In the toughest trial of my life, I went to seek/ run to our Lord. Before I became a believer, I know that there is God but my relationship with him was very shallow. While I was seeking, slowly he directed my life to meet Godly people ( my couple’s dgroup and of course my PWF Sissies 😊) everyday as I pray and read the bible he revealed to me how much he loves me. It was a long process before I fully understood about fixing my eyes on Jesus and completely surrendering my life to him. He answered me and delivered me from all my fears ( loneliness, rejection, insecurity). God assured me that I am his daughter and he will never leave nor forsake me. He channels all his messages for me through my new found Godly friends. I am still waiting for the right time God will restore my marriage, my family. But for the meantime while Im waiting I will continue to Fix my eyes on him so when the time comes, I will not be shaken and together with my husband and my children we will Praise, Worship and give him Glory. 😊❤️