Recently going through the FAL chapter, it has taught me, He has taught me that He never changes, He stays the same. He is always there when I seek Him no matter what I do or don’t do. He has taught me that He will never forsake me or leave me. That as I surrender I can trust Him in every area of my life because He knows all my needs. All He wants is me, my heart to put Him 1st in everything always.
One part spoke of finding my place in this world. About a person who had once moved mountains, but now was a missing person. I wanted to feel like that again, too, to be the person who felt so alive, able to believe God for the impossible, and live on a limb where only my faith was holding me up. This particular excerpt from Chapter 2 – spoke to me and helped me with what I’m facing now in my life – something I struggle with over and over – something I’m striving towards….
I once moved mountains when I experienced the most difficult thing – my family falling apart. My marriage falling apart was one of the most difficult things I have had to face in my life, now when I look back it hurt so much…. because…. my parents had a difficult marriage which eventually ended up in divorce.
When I say difficult it’s heartbreaking growing up with two parents who don’t love each other, who fight and argue, and laugh at each other and don’t respect each other. Now looking back I did not want this for my own life. My parents did eventually get divorced the year I completed school but my family was always broken and still is. I remember when I was about five or six I got a hold of my parents’ wedding pictures in a cupboard and I tore them up. Looking back now I know I tore up my parents’ wedding pictures because I could not relate to those happy people getting married, relate to my parents as they were at that time, always arguing, my dad drinking on a Friday night and causing discord in the home. My mother was also disheartened because my father was not a very good provider, always in and out of work and she took it out on him.
Because I experienced this growing up I knew I did not sign up for this when I got married. I chose tonput my faith in HIM and HE moved mountains in my dead marriage, causing it to come to life with a restored marriage. Now I long to move those type of mountains in my life in other ways and to help others, although this still scares me because I feel so inadequate and because I don’t have the time.
Knowing the mountains, unmoveable it seemed at the time… Moved… Will help me now to overcome the obstacles and barriers I have in my life, right now. And to start, in the Encouragers, it now has the verses at the bottom after the Praise Reports – “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving and His courts with Praise.”
I want to enter each day of my life with a thankful heart full of praise and I want to encourage others – whoever I come into contact with to praise Him and thank Him because we have soooo much to be thankful for because He loves us and cares for us & died for us.
I know that as I seek Him and experience Him each day it will spill over into my speech because as I fill myself with Him I know it will spill over into my life reaching out to others.
I wish I had more time to spend on ministering. I wish I had more time to be quiet and alone with You Lord. I struggle with the distractions of having a family. I don’t want to struggle with this anymore. I want to be focused on You so that I can find that Abundant Life.Dear Brides….. Looking for something more? Tired of being stuck in the same old rut? Need something more…Well as they say in the ads “You have come to the right place”. But this is not some product that will miraculously change your Life. This chapter will change your life. It will allow you to dig deeper into a more intimate relationship with our HH that will change your life. It is a given, no doubts about it.
Dear Brides….. Are you looking for something more? Tired of being stuck in the same old rut? Need something more…Well as they say in the ads “You have come to the right place”. But this is not some product that will miraculously change your Life. This book, these chapters will change your life. It will allow you to dig deeper into a more intimate relationship with our HH that will change your life. It is a given, no doubts about it.
This chapter will help you to find what is most important in life and if you don’t already know it, here’s the start.
Dear Brides, this chapter has allowed me to look at my past in order to ascertain my future. It has made me look at my life growing up, my failed then restored marriage and made me see what I want in life now.
To be more than a conqueror. To be a woman of faith. To move mountains. To be so close and secure in My Beloved that nothing concerns me. That when the winds blow and the troubles come I am secure in my faith, unswerving. Knowing that He is with me. Having an intimacy with Him that runs so deep and sure that my heart is set, secure. At peace. If you want to experience more of our Heavenly Father or better yet experience your HH in a deeper and even more meaningful way then this is the book for you.
If you are tired of a mediocre relationship with the Lord and are struggling to go deeper then look no further.
We all struggle with our relationship with God, struggle with our fleshly desires. But this book will encourage you to desire more of Him making Him all you need as once you have Him you have everything you would ever need.
Finding your Abundant Life chapter 2 “Finding Your Life” is what I’ve read through at least 2 times so far and these verses have been helpful.
Matthew 10:39 He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it.
We try to control our lives in our own strength, but I have learnt the hard way that I have to submit control to my HH. This life will be full of worries and concerns without him.
Isaiah54:10.“‘For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, but My lovingkindness will not be removed from you, and My covenant of peace will not be shaken,’ says the Lord who has compassion on you.
This is an awesome promise to trust and believe in, it puts a smile on my face, because no matter what happens in my life, he is always there, I can always run back to Him!
Isaiah 44:8.“Do not tremble and do not be afraid; have I not long since announced it to you and declared it?And you are My witnesses! Is there any God besides Me, Or is there any other Rock? I know of none.’”
This promise is so meaningful to me because God has done this for me in the past – told me of things to come in the hardest time of my life when I was going through my divorce & separation.
Hebrews 11:6King James Version (KJV)6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.This verse is meaningful as I went through a period of not seeking him diligently… I have felt like a ship with no direction… totally off course… but he showed me that He would reward me as I seek Him! 🙂
Do you want to PRAISE Him for how He’s shown you how you can also encourage other women who need to move mountains in their lives? Aren’t you thankful that Atarah shared this with you an Encouraging Woman?
Remember, Matthew 7:13-14 tells us to “Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it. For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it.”
And Psalm 100:4 tells us HOW to Enter— “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name.”
Be sure to submit a Praise Report today and enter through that narrow gate few ever find!