Can you believe it’s been seven weeks since we began this journey of discovering how and why our lives still to count to God? It’s amazing how quickly this has come to a close, and that this is our last Faith Filled Friday!
I pray God has spoken to your heart in powerful ways – not only about your value to Him, but also about the value of your life and the fact that He loves you so much that He has prepared you for a great purpose. Purpose for your every day life, and for your future. A purpose that can glorify Him in ways that nobody else can do – except you!
I’ve heard from so many of you over the past few weeks, in emails, messages, blog comments, and on Facebook, and to say I’m excited and overwhelmed with joy about what God is doing in so many women’s lives would be an understatement! I am literally left humbled and in awe of what Jesus has done through this study and through the sisterhood that has formed in our sweet online community. Myself and the YLSC Bible Study team stand amazed at how far so many women have come since we began and we are rejoicing with you!
At the beginning of this study,the majority of the comments were focused on how women saw themselves … as ‘less-than’, inferior, damaged, or broken and how they were really struggling to believe God loved them much less had a purpose for their lives. But now, although we all still have daily struggles and learning to truly love ourselves for who we in Christ will continue to be a journey, I see comments from dozens and dozens of women who have experienced a breakthrough and are beside themselves with joy and excitement about their new found faith and passion for Christ! Transformation is truly a beautiful thing. Smiles. :’)
But friends, the journey doesn’t stop here – it has only just begun. Now, God is calling us to give our very best. To do more than we believe we are capable of – in the small things He puts in front of us as we carry out our normal daily routines, and in the big dreams He has put in our hearts of which we can strive for and work towards.
I want to close out our study with a clip of the death crawl from the Facing the Giants movie that I talked about in the last chapter of Your Life Still Counts. As you watch the video, imagine yourself facing a task you think is impossible, or pursuing a purpose you formerly thought was beyond your capabilities, and then picture God as your Coach. A Coach who is constantly reminding you to give your very very best and not to quit until you’ve got nothing left or at least until you’ve accomplished more than you ever thought possible. In Him, and through Him.
God’s gifted you with the ability to do something only you can do. Make a choice today to not waste those gifts! Even when you feel like you’re almost out of strength, the journey hurts, the pain burns, or it’s just way too hard – ask God to give you the strength, courage and perseverance to keep going until you reach the end zone.
Sweet sister, God is calling you to great things, abundant life, peace, joy and divine purpose – not despite your past, but because of it. You have been called to live as proof of the power of Jesus Christ to this lost and broken world and I want to leave you with one last reflection question: Can God count on you?
Email subscribers, click HERE to watch the inspirational video from the Facing the Giants movie.
The winner of the faith earrings from Wednesday’s giveaway was “Rachelle”.
Thank you all for participating in this study. My prayers are with you as you push forward in faith and I pray God makes His Presence, peace and purpose come alive in your heart in the days and months ahead.
Hugs and blessings,