‘I AM’ Bible Study Lesson 13

Posted On August 23, 2007

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1. Do you struggle with a sense of self-worth? How do you perceive this has affected the way you are able to ‘keep your head upright’? If not, do you know someone who suffers in this area?

Yes I have always struggled with a sense of self worth. I think this stems from childhood. However I have gotten better since finding the Lord. It doesnt really matter what people think of me as long as I am pleasing my Lord. Also when I muck up He forgives me – how blessed I am because of Him

2. What are you most afraid of? Does this fear affect the way you move through life? (Ex. Are you overprotective with children? Afraid to take risks?)

I am a bit of a worrier. Being safe is important to me. However, I have lived through some unsafe times and He has seen me through I am confident that if rough unsafe times should come He will see me through again. I do prefer not to take risks.

3. What is one of the most marvelous ways God has provided a need? I can’t wait to hear your stories on this one!

We were going through a rough time at the end of last year God reminded me to lean on Him. He taught me that whatever comes He will be there. He is a need that thankfully I have because of Him.

4. Steve Brown, a Moody Broadcasting Bible Teacher, is one of the first people I ever heard teach the concept that God was not mad at me. I grew up in a denomination that led me to believe He was in a continuous state of disappointment over my failures. How about you? Though in your heart you know God says He loves you, does Satan in your mind ever try to convince you otherwise?

Sometimes Satan does try but I tell Him where to go now. I know God is always there for me and that He loves me unconditionally.

5. How close are you to your own Promised Land? Not at all, 1/2 way, almost there? By this I mean the place of abundant living and effectiveness here on earth, not the ultimate fulfillment in Glory! Though I hope you are going to heaven, I don’t want it to be today! šŸ™‚

I think I am 1/2 way there. I believe God has put me where I am today and He will lead me on even further as the years go by.


14 Responses to “‘I AM’ Bible Study Lesson 13”

  1. The Preacher's Wife

    doesnt really matter what people think of me as long as I am pleasing my Lord

    AMEN Jen!!

    Thank you so much for hanging in on this study! :))


  2. Mary

    Great questions and answers!

  3. Denise

    I love your beautiful answers, bless you my friend.

  4. Jan

    We must remember that our God is a Holy God and that He hates sin, that makes His forgiveness more precious. We aren’t able to improve ourselves but as in Psalm 18, With my God assisting me I over leap the wall, That is in the metric form but a great comfort to me that I must rely on Him for all and in my weakness His strength is made perfect.

  5. Gretchen Hanna

    “It doesnt really matter what people think of me as long as I am pleasing my Lord. Also when I muck up He forgives me – how blessed I am because of Him.”

    Amen, Jen. Thanks for the eloquently put reminder. Nothing matters except what He thinks. I tend to lose focus of that. I’m a worrier, too. Let’s not be. Let’s be warriors, instead. šŸ™‚

  6. Val

    We are a lot alike, Jen.

  7. Liza's Eyeview

    Very encouraging words. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Erica

    Hi Jen. I just wanted to let you know that Psalms Sunday begins again this Sunday with Psalm 42. I would love to have you take part in it again.

  9. jenz

    Ive really enjoyed it
    it took me a long time to not worry about other people – my mother was a anxious person got it from her
    my Lord

    Thanks Mary, Denise and Liza

    He is far better than we deserve Jan Bless Him forever and ever

    Yes!!! lets be Warriors for God Gretchen šŸ™‚

    pleased to be your sister in our Lord Val

    Im really excited about that Erica

  10. jenny

    good to know u are half way there…I think, I wouldn’t know how to answer that last question…those are all something I could ask myself too!

  11. Connie Barris

    Keeping our eyes on our Lord is the easiest.. the most soothing.. the most pleasing… isn’t it Jen?

    what a blessing you are

  12. Etta

    Thank you for sharing! And for telling Satan where to go! šŸ™‚

  13. Miriam Pauline

    Bless you Jen for sharing your answers.

  14. Susanne

    Thanks for sharing your answers Jen! I am a “bit of a worrier” too, so I can totally relate to some of your thoughts. Hope you have a wonderful day!!

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