It's funny, that this is the Scripture only because I am in the middle of facilitating a Guided Individual Study of James with nearly 40 women in a few different states :) I usually work ahead & of course this is no exception to that - BUT, I am not at Chapter 5 yet. I was listening to a teaching today about Intercessory Prayer, which is a topic that God has been growing me in for quite some time. He recently took it to a whole new level & I learned a lot during this time and I hope in the future to be able to teach on my experience. This is one thing I am absolutely POSITIVE of and that is PRAYER is the battle we are ALL, as Christ followers called to engage in. I have experienced the power of God's answers personally & I believe that there is greater depth of which we need to learn & go. The need is not only here but the intensity of more is coming. So, here it is: James 5:16 Amplified Bible (AMP)16b "...The heartfelt and persistent prayer of a righteous man (believer) can accomplish much [when put into action and made effective by God—it is dynamic and can have tremendous power]."
love & hugs,
So, you may or may not know that I am in Kansas right now helping the parents with some projects. Finding time or maybe I should say making the time to log on and post can sometimes be challenging. I've had my Scripture for several days and it has been buzzing in my mind every since. There is so much God is speaking into my life right now, so much He is challenging me with, pushing me & that's a good thing - learning to think deeper. I recently put out the challenge to others to do a study on the book of James that was developed several years back - it was the first Book God had challenged me to stop going from "outside & in" & go from the "Bible & out". It was "tweaked" a bit since that first time, & I actually like this one better. As one friend said, "it took me a bit to get into the groove the first week but the simplicity of it is amazing and at the same time the depth" - I had asked God for 20 committed women - He gave me 40! He thinks so much bigger!!! What does that have to do with this? Well, for me it is ALL about God's Word - trying desperately to speak Truth into the lives that God has placed within my life to influence. Knowing how much I want His Word permeating every aspect of me [body soul spirit heart mind will]. Knowing that His wisdom is true. His justice is right. That WITH HIM, my steps will not slip. We so desperately need an army totally sold out to God and ready and able to go all in.
Psalm 37:30 AMP "The mouth of the righteous proclaims wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice and truth. The Law of his God is in his heart, not one of his steps will slip."
To God Be The Glory - Forever & Ever
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