Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Shelter of God's Promises-Wk 7

Welcome! If you are studying Sheila Walsh’s book The Shelter of God’s Promises, is there a chapter or topic that has especially resonated with you?

From the last chapter on grace, I especially like the part about Peter. Jesus knew Peter would deny Him three times, but He prayed for Peter—not that Peter wouldn’t do it, but for when He turned back. He prayed for when Peter would return to Him, knowing that He would return. How incredible to know that Jesus does that for us also!

And then at the tomb, when the angel told the women to tell the disciples and Peter. In other words, make sure Peter knows Jesus still loves him and includes him as His disciple. Jesus extends that same grace to us. To you. And to me.

What part has spoken to you? Will you share it in the comment section?

Have a great week!
In Christ,
Laura

Week  7– Oct. 14-20, 2012
The Promise
God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.” - Hebrews 13:5-6 NIV 1984

Monday/Tuesday Read Chapter 7 “Hope…I’m Broken.”

Wednesday/Thursday – Work on the Bible study for Chapter 7 (pgs. 199-200)

Friday – Reflect back on the reading and spend time in prayer. Catch up on the reading, if needed.

During the week
·         Make notes in your book or journal your thoughts, Scripture verses, and points you want to remember. What really stood out for you from Chapter 7?
·        Visit Laura Rath ~ Journey in Faith

4 comments:

  1. Peter so reminds me of my own failings as well as God's amazing grace. Like Peter, I never thought I would ever let the Lord down... and then I discovered what was really in my heart when I did... and that was scary! Letting the Lord down when you think you are above such is a truly humbling experience. But even more humbling is the fact that God never leaves us or forsakes us (despite our unfaithfulness).

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    1. I can totally relate to what you wrote Wendy. It's dangerous ground...being sure there's something we would never do...and then realizing we've done it. But God forgives and continues to love us despite our repeated failings. What incredible grace He pours over us!

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  2. Peter is one of my favorite bible character that's why Ive learned a lot from him because of his heartbreaking stories :) God bless you laura! Having fun reading your blogs! :)

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    1. Thank you Mitch, it's been a blessing to read your comments! Hope to see you stop by again. :)
      In Christ,
      Laura

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts!