I have a praise report about Finding the Abundant Life after reading Chapter 2 “Finding Your Life” that I read 3 or more times.
“Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake shall find it.” Matthew 10:39
“For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, and the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.” Isaiah 54:10
I learned that we were created to have communication with the Lord at all times, and often it’s only when we lose all we know that we run into the arms of the Lord. I learned also that a lot of times before a situation occurs, the Lord begins us to send some signals to prepare us for what is to come, so that what’s happening will not shake us.
I understood that the Lord brings the difficult situations so that we will get closer to Him. But the Lord wants us to have an intimacy with our HH. Today I want to share with others how important it is to have that relationship with the Lord, not only for our benefit but because I believe that we should be pleasing to Him. I want to continue to the early hours of my day just with Him, and take the mind and heart all the other things that keep our fellowship close.
Dear brides, this chapter has taught me that often we will only find and live the life that the Lord has for us when we lose our life, the life that we think is what we want. But do not forget that the Lord has a bigger plan for our lives. So often, dear brides, our situations will get worse in our lives, but we need not to despair, for the Lord will be right there to carry us during the tests. He will take our pain and shame, and we will have the most powerful and pure relationship that could even imagine. The Lord has an abundant life He wants to give us, but to have it He expects us to give Him our life. But do not panic, what He has for you and me does not compare with what you gave away. The abundant life it is much higher.
~ Sara in Turkey
Do you want to PRAISE Him for how He’s shown you how you were able to face difficulties without being shaken? Aren’t you thankful that Sara 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!