Preparing with Hope March 12, 2023
disciple: someone who follows Jesus and leads others to do the same.
We are starting a new 3-week series this weekend titled, "I AM". We will be studying who God is and who God says you are. We have to begin with knowing who God says He is so that we can trust what He says about us. I think this is a critical series right now. We confuse who we are by what people say about us on social media or by our careers. Hopefully over the next three weeks you'll search through the Bible and listen to the voice of God and hear what He says about you and believe it to be true. I hope that you not only enjoy this series but that you're changed because of it. And while I know that you can watch or listen to these messages online, I hope you choose to join us in person. There is something powerful about doing life together and I don't want anyone to miss this!
for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.
14 God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’”
15 God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’
“This is my name forever,
the name you shall call me
from generation to generation.
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
Get Ready for Sunday.
Psalm 9:10 He is Trustworthy. He doesn't Forsake us. I am the object of His attention. My thoughts are that because God is there for me, it is worth it to spend time with Him. It makes me feel good to know that I am the object of His attention.
Exodus 3:13-15 The God of his Fathers, I am, God is involved with the generations; God sends us, He is our God. To know God sends us makes me wonder what He wants me to do. Genesis 5:2 God creates, God blesses, God names things; I am blessed, I am man, I was created. Psalms 139:13,14 God creates and works, God's works are wonderful; He created me inside and out, I am fearfully and wonderfully made. How He created me makes me feel worthy.
Basically, everything I'm reading here is helping me to feel better about myself. This is good for me because the childhood abuse made me feel worthless.
I was driving Lexies boyfriend home before the awful news from Wesco, and God was talking to me while I was driving. I have been telling God more about how I feel about things in life in general since He told me to just talk to Him about everything and anything. While I was driving, He was answering some of my concerns about things I had recently talked to Him about. I had told Him how I didn't like the way my life was going and He was explaining to me about how what I didn't like wasn't really about me but about the circumstances around me. He also told me how much He likes me and how He can't wait to spend time with me in the Word not just cuz hey you gotta do this but cuz He likes to spend time with me, like He was excited and just couldn't wait! I was thinking about this because of reading the blog. I kind of forgot about Him talking to me after the police came to my house about Wesco. A few minutes ago I was thinking about Psalm139:13a "You created my inmost being." To me that verse means God had something to do with creating my personality as well as environmental things molding it. And I thought yea of course God likes me, He made me, even parts of my personality like how I love Him and He loves those things about me! He encourages me when He speaks to me like that. He makes me feel better about myself.
Ps 9:10 To KNOW God is to TRUST GOD! Exodus 3:14a Wow what a thing for God to say "I am who I am!" It's like you'll have to seek me to get to know me and while you're doing so, I AM ME!!
Ps 139:13 Thank you God for being with me since I was in my mother's womb!