It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Starting A New Book - A Woman and Her God



I have a new book to read called A Woman and Her God by Beth Moore, Jill Briscoe, Sandra D. Wilson, Katheleen Hart, David Hager, Thema Wells and Beverly LaHaye.

I thought I'd share some thoughts with you all as I go through the book.

On the back cover it says:

Learn the secret to what makes Life work

Discover how God really views you

Live out God’s prupose at every stage of life

Remove your prejudices and enjoy unity with others

Get outside your ‘God-box’ and Trust HIM no matter what.


Well those are pretty profound words and now you can see why I got the book!


Intro

Mary stood outside the tomb crying…She turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus…

Jesus said to her ‘Mary’

She turned toward him and cried out in Aramic, ‘Rabbone!’ (which means Teacher)

Jesus said ‘Do not hold on to me for I have not yet returned to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.”

John 20:11,14,16-17


With just one word Jesus changed everything for Mary. He said her name.

Mary was filled with Joy because Jesus was alive!

Mary knew that Jesus cared deeply for her

God knows each of us by name. Just as Jesus knew Mary by name. God loves you right now, no matter what you feel or look like. He loves you just as you are.

You are an extraordinary woman right now!

WHAT DOES THE LORD REQUIRE OF YOU?

To act justly and to love mercy
And to walk humbly with your God

Micah 6:8


Discovery of what makes life work

Deuteronomy 7:7-8

The Lord did not set His affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples. But it was because the Lord loved you.


Our God is the same yesterday , today and tomorrow. God created us and set his affections on us. In return, He asks us to set our affections upon Him.

When we seek to glorify God above all else, He will carry us through any hardship.

He wants us to come to the point that we can say

You are my life
—we were meant to be utterly devoted to Him

Tomorrow we’ll take a look at SEEKING SATISFACTION

‘On Ya’ -ma

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