Update: Congrats to Karen for winning this giveaway!
I’m Believing God. I wish I could tell you how many times I’ve said and prayed that phrase over the last few years. Before starting the Believing God study, I read the book and was blown away. How many times have I limited God because I was too afraid to believe him? Do I just believe in God or do I truly believe him? I’ve actually done the study twice—once on my own and once with a small group. It’s rooted in Isaiah 43:10 and focuses on the faith of those written about in Hebrews 11.
Throughout the study, you’re encouraged to memorize the five statement pledge of faith:
- God is who He says He is.
- God can do what He says He can do.
- I am who God says I am.
- I can do all things through Christ.
- God’s Word is alive and active in me.
I’m believing God! Those five statements pack a powerful punch, and they’re all true! He will come through. He is good. He is faithful. He has not forgotten you! I often find myself (especially when I’m in the car) saying out loud, “I’m believing God.” Sometimes I literally have to say it out loud over and over to remind myself of this powerful truth.
As a part of the study, Beth challenges you to tie a blue ribbon around your right wrist as a reminder of what you’re studying. After going through Believing God with one of my best friends, she wrapped her blue ribbon around her wedding bouquet as a reminder of the fact that she believed God for her marriage. It was a symbol of God’s promise to her, and a beautiful picture of the truth of his Word.
“Beloved, God has made us promises. Real ones. Numerous ones. Promises of things like all-surpassing power, productivity, peace and joy while still occupying these jars of clay. Few of us will argue the theory, but why aren’t more of us living the reality?”
There’s so much of this study that I remember so vividly. It truly has been transformational to go from just believing in God to believing God. This study truly was pivotal in deepening my faith in God and challenging me to believe that he’s so much more than my limited mind can see or imagine. The depth to which the Lord revealed himself to me during this study and in the years since has left me slack-jawed. He’s just that good, and he can be trusted. Do you merely believe in God, or do you truly believe God? The answer (if you let it), will change your life.
What is an area of your life for which you’re choosing to believe that God will be faithful?
Leave a comment answering the question, and you’ll be entered to win a Believing God small group kit, which includes the leader pack and five member books (a $250 value!).
By entering today’s giveaway, you acknowledge LifeWay Christian Resource’s official promotion rules. Today’s giveaway starts at the posting time of this blog and ends next Tuesday (10/29/13) at 11:59 p.m. CST. You must be 18 to enter, and you may only enter once. The winner will be selected at random. For questions about the rules and regulations of this giveaway, please contact Bud Harlan at One LifeWay Plaza, Nashville, TN 37234-140.