Bible Study – Trusting God: A Life Without Worry – Foreword & Introduction Review

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Trusting God: A Life Without Worry – Foreword Review 

In the foreword Sheila Walsh writes, “When we understand that our God is on the throne and nothing can happen to us today or tomorrow that hasn’t passed through His merciful, loving hands, then we begin the awesome adventure of trusting him with abandon.” What a captivating, wheel-turning, light-shining sentence! What a great go-to sentence in times of worry! What a powerful sentence to kick-off this Bible study!

As I carefully pondered Sheila’s statement an important truth began to surface. Her statement is the very reason we shouldn’t go around blaming the devil everytime something goes wrong in our lives. Yes, the devil comes to steal, kill, and destroy but more importantly what he means for harm, God lovingly turns around for our good. God is always in control – Glory to God!

Foreword focus point – God is always in control!

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Trusting God: A Life Without Worry – Introduction Review 

Margaret Feinberg begins the introduction to the Bible study with ‘God’s Invitation To You’. An invitation to trust that God is always in control, an invitation to freedom through faith, an invitation of choice.

This revelation led me to similar stories in the Bible where we can see God’s invitation at work: command, choice/action, and consequence.

In the Garden of Eden – Genesis 2:16-17 & 3 – God gave Adam and Eve a command, “Eat from every tree in the Garden except from ‘this’ tree, for if you eat from it you will surely die.” Adam and Eve chose to disobey God. The consequence of that choice was death (Romans 6:23) and with it sin entered into the world. Adam and Eve chose to sin and ultimately God let them. It sets us stage for Jesus – the Redeemer – God is always in control.

In Deuteronomy 30:11-20 God offers us life or death,  in verse 19 He gives us a choice and then specifies which one he prefers for us, “I set before you life and death, chose life.”

Joshua 25:15 & 22“…chose for yourselves this day whom you will serve…”

John 3:16 – For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Although God gives us choices, He is always in control and when we put our faith and trust in Him, we recognize that God is in the details.

Introduction focus point – God is always in control!

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I enjoyed these first two reviews, I pray you do too 🙂 I’m seeing a reoccurring theme – God is always in control! Next time, we’ll review Chapter One: Noah’s Big Boat Adventure.

God bless you.

Jennifer – I Give God All The Glory

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I am a daughter of God, a servant of the Lord, a wife to a patient husband, and a mama of two forgiving boys. God has placed these three men in my life needfully so. I thank Him for them everyday. And like so many of the Lord’s children, I am a work-of-glory-in-progress. I am on a journey to reclaim and renew my life in Christ. It took me 34 years to learn that when nothing else works, God does!

Posted in #bgbg2, Bible Gateway, Bible Studies, Christian Life, Trusting God: A Life Without Worry by Margaret Feinberg
21 comments on “Bible Study – Trusting God: A Life Without Worry – Foreword & Introduction Review
  1. vwoods1212 says:

    Awesome scriptures. Thanks for sharing. vw

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  2. teenfaith777 says:

    That was great!!! Thanks soooooooooo much for sharing it!!!!!!! 🙂 I pray that you get more and more revalation for GOD and you read HIS Word and spend time with our Heavenly Father!!! 🙂
    GOD BLESS,
    TeenFaith777

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  3. rolerrol says:

    Hi Jennifer.
    I hope you had a great Easter! I enjoyed this post. God is in control is what I felt was the resounding theme. But what really stood out for me was the part about choices. God gives us choices but even in the midst of that He is still in control! I have been trying to get my head around that truth! He really is in control. When I make a wrong decision He is still in control. He will turn it out for good!!! Is that what you were trying to say or show us?? Because if it is then, that blows me away!!

    Rolain

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  4. rolerrol says:

    That is an amazing truth. I will need to meditate on it some more. But thanks for sharing it…
    God bless

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  5. "light and salt" says:

    A very super post, Jennifer…it’s on point and very Godly! I want to RB it on my site…
    Thanks so much in advance, and have a super day, my dear friend…
    Steve Pejay

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  6. "light and salt" says:

    Reblogged this on "light and salt" and commented:
    I admit it…I’m a fan of this young lady and her talents in the word! She has a very good knowledge of scripture and teaches us well. And she’s a super example of “Christ in us!”

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  7. Marco says:

    A very nice reflection, thanks for sharing. I look forward to reading your more recent posts soon 🙂
    God bless you

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  8. Karen says:

    As I was reading what you wrote here, I was reminded of this verse where Joseph said: “…you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.” Genesis 50:20
    I like where you wrote: “This revelation led me to similar stories in the Bible where we can see God’s invitation at work: command, choice/action, and consequence.” This has been one of my reoccurring thoughts/contemplations: God and choices and consequences. Sowing and reaping. Fruit.

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    • Karen,

      Yes, Genesis 50:20 is a great complimentary verse! It’s funny but I hadn’t thought of it in terms of sowing and reaping, duh! Thanks for your insight – as always you’re so full of great thoughts on God!

      God bless you.

      Jennifer – I Give God All The Glory

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      • Karen says:

        Glory to the Holy Spirit – our great Teacher and Helper and Comforter! Praise the Lord for His incredible gift of the Spirit!:) \o/

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